Popcorn bars

As per usual, this recipe is weird. Set all visions of crunchy, salty, buttery popcorn out of your mind. Popcorn in this bar replaces puffed millet or puffed rice that bar-making companies gravitate towards. We have a stockpile of popcorn, yellow and blue. Have you ever noticed how much popcorn a half a cup of…

Peanut butter jello

JELL-O hasn’t come up with peanut butter jello yet, have they? No clue. Well, it doesn’t matter because this is even better than plain ol’ peanut butter jello. It’s so gelatinous, I will really call it peanut butter jigglers. I guess, if you’re not a fan of either peanut butter or jello, then read no further.…

Turmeric Orange 100% Dark Chocolate Mini-Muffin Recipe

Altitude will do the craziest things. Sleeting one second Sunny and clear the next. Then you try to take a fun pic. And then when a random stranger offers to take said picture… you fall in a hole! Beautiful. All beautiful – especially that moment laughing with a stranger about how she, “just got a…

Super Smoothie: Dark Chocolate-Raspberry with Beet Juice & Protein

You’ll never guess these three to be such the perfect trio. Dark Chocolate + Frozen Raspberries + Beets? [Insert Monkey Emoji with hands over eyes] Just trust me, little monkey, and go with it. The flavors marry well and this fairy-tale-in-the-blender turns into a lovely, deep red smoothie with lots of flavor AND protein! We aren’t even actually using dark chocolate…

Pepita buttercups

Pepita! The word alone feels like a Friday kind of word. Pepita! You know, pumpkin seeds? The only thing I love more (for a seed or nut – I would rather take a trip up the Eiffel Tower or even a good sun-dried tomato, olive and caramelize onion pizza but…) than pepitas is pepita seed butter.…

Snowday Split Pea Soup

Fat biking is not really my bag. But, I admit, it’s pretty stinking fun! The only thing better than getting all cold playing out in the snow is coming in and warming up. Here’s a warm soup that I love and adore, split pea soup with homemade bone broth. Mmmmmmm…… Now if split pea soup…

Motivational Monday: seeing is believing

Enjoying your Monday? Hope so. It’s frickin’ freezing here. You too? Well, we’re still gonna find ways to enjoy smoothies, no matter how cold it is outside. Here’s a simple and lovely recipe for a Beautiful Berry Smoothie 1 large banana, frozen 1 c. frozen mixed berries ¾ c. milk of choice 1 scoop vanilla whey protein…

Quasi-Paleo Coconut Cream Pie

Because I’m developing some Paleo tendencies, here’s a recipe for a Paleo-esque coconut cream pie. Actually it’s a torte, because I love my torte/tart pan, but no biggy if you just have a pie pan. And by “developing some Paleo tendencies” I don’t mean that I’ve been eating bacon-wrapped jerky. Kidding. I know that serious, “clean eating”…

Chocolate Covered Coffee Bean Brownies

Double Chocolate and Espresso Cookies? Nah, Giada De Laurentiis, you’ve got nothin’. {photo source} So a neighbor made Giadia’s recipe. He shared his confection and then threw down the challenge to doctor the recipe and see if I could come up with a “healthy” version. I couldn’t. At least, what I came up with didn’t look like a cookie. But I really like…

Arguably The Very Best Vegan Breakfast Porridge

Quinoa. It’s what’s for breakfast. And this is his you’re-not-feeding-me-fast-enough face… Here’s the recipe for his favorite baby breakfast (and mine too): 1/2 c Quinoa soaked overnight in water and a splash of apple cider vinegar, then rinsed and cooked in 1 c fresh water for about 20min until soft 1 Banana, mashed 1 T Chia 1…