Post Allergen: nut-free

Decadent Gluten Free Banana Bread
Breakfast, Recipes

Decadent Gluten Free Banana Bread

Oh my goodness you guys! This banana bread is just what I needed. We’ve had a bit of a cold snap here in Denver, with temps down below zero overnight. I swear, the smell of this banana bread will warm you up from the inside! I’m particularly pleased with this recipe because it’s not grainy […]

Peach Pineapple Smoothie
Recipes, Shakes & Smoothies

Peach Pineapple Smoothie

There are lots of clean eating goddesses out there in the blogosphere from whom I draw inspiration. One example is the wonderful team at Simple Green Smoothies. They have a 7-day green smoothie challenge going on right now. They send recipes for tasty green blender drinks to your inbox for free for you to blend up. […]

Guacamole Tostadas
Dinner, Recipes

Guacamole Tostadas

Guacamole Tostadas are an easy, fresh family favorite. I like serving them “build your own” style, so the kids can select how much of which ingredients they want to eat. When you’re trying to stay away from dairy, Mexican dishes can be a challenge, but with a hefty dollop of guacamole and some fresh salsa, […]

Guacamole ingredients
Recipes, Snacks

Guacamole, Fresh Mama Style

Growing up in Texas, fresh guacamole was a mainstay of my childhood. When I’ve got a hankering for something naughty, guacamole satisfies that craving — and is guilt-free to boot! Avocados are loaded with heart healthy fats and brain boosting nutrients. And you don’t have to eat guacamole with salty corn chips. Although I will admit, it […]

Homemade popcicles in their molds
Recipes, Snacks, Tips and Tricks

DIY Popcicles

Ever wonder what to do with leftover smoothies or freshly made juices? Never fear! Turn those tasty smoothies into delicious homemade popcicles the whole family can enjoy later. Here’s what’s great about homemade popcicles They can save you from pouring precious smoothie down the drain when you just can’t finish it all. They are an effortless, affordable answer to the question “What’s for […]

Black Bean Soup
Dinner, Recipes

Slow Cooker Mud Soup (Black Bean Soup)

The children’s book Mud Soup by Judith Head inspired my recipe for black bean soup. It’s the story of a little boy named Josh who befriends a little girl named Rosa. When she offers him some of her grandmother’s Mud Soup, his imagination runs wild with crazy thoughts of what might be in there. When he finally tries […]