Monthly Archive April 2011

Frozen Banana Bites

I've been mulling over a new saying lately, similar to "form over function" but this one is "health over flavor." That's because I realize most of my days I'm looking for balance between these two seemingly opposing words. Can we have a little of both? These Frozen Banana Bites are proof that we can!

Of Trash and Treasures

One person's trash is another person's treasure. Said differently, one person's weed is another person's low growing ground cover. We happen think there's a lot of benefits to weeds. We're lucky to live in an older house in the downtown area of our community so we're free of homeowner's association restrictive rules. That means we can have clothes lines, open garage doors, vegetable gardens, and good ol' weeds.

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

I feel like Forrest Gump of the chickpea. I like 'em in a veggie burger. I eat them in hummus and gravy. Heck, I even make a faux "tuna" salad with them. I could write a cookbook on a 100 things to do with chickpeas. Today's recipe is one of my favorites because it's so easy and so delicious. My daughter and her friends love these bite-size morsels. You could make a double batch and take them as an appetizer to a party, or just have them on hand as a healthy snack at home.

Fruity Pancakes

These Fruity Pancakes are loaded with both fruit and flavor. If you've ever thought being healthy means denying flavor, then this is one recipe that will show you it truly …

Tropical Muffins

Henry Ward Beecher once said that we ought to carry ourselves in the world, "as an orange tree would if it could walk up and down in the garden, swinging perfume from every little censer it holds up to the air."



Be the tree! With that in mind I decided to make muffins bursting with the flavor of oranges. These Tropical Muffins are a lightly sweetened combination of orange, banana, and strawberry with an almond meal and orange zest topping.