Simple Savory Sesame-Free Hummus

I am always on the hunt for quick, easy, frugal, healthy (and tasty) meals and snack ideas. Well, this recipe for Savory Sesame-free Hummus really fits the bill.This recipe is our version based on one that we found in a Cooking Light magazine years ago.  And I mean years.My path to health started (though now I know that it was not in a good direction) back in my teenage days when my ...Read The Full Post

Teff Waffles or Pancakes with Caramelized Bananas

Have you heard about Teff before?I've got a really great treat for all today--teff waffles, a recipe for gluten-free waffles that are just delectable.Typically we have simpler foods like this Berry Mousse or Healthy Chocolate Pudding for breakfast, but these gluten-free waffles are a real treat that we love for special occasions.A long time before we went completely gluten-free, I ...Read The Full Post

Embracing Suffering at Christmastime and Always

"May it be to me as you have said." A quote from Mary in the Gospel of Luke, chapter 1, verse 38.It's easy for me to read Scripture without letting it sink in sometimes.  Then I am on to the next thing.  Sometimes I don't even read it.This morning I was wondering what to post about.  Another recipe?  Certainly easier than thinking deeply about the Scripture.  However, I am feeling that ...Read The Full Post

Reducing Pressure in the Kitchen with a Pressure Cooker

I'll bet that you have often wondered how to use a pressure cooker.I used to too.Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it?  Reducing pressure using a pressure cooker?  Well, it's true. ...Read The Full Post

Jojoba and Rose Water Natural Facial Cleanser

Would you like to make your own natural facial cleanser?  Have you heard of using oil to cleanse your face?  Today I'm going to share something that really surprised me -- a Jojoba Oil Cleanser.If you are:Wondering what to use for skin care that does not put harmful chemicals into your skin? Dealing with inflamed skin from rosacea or other conditions? Looking for a low cost ...Read The Full Post

Oat Bran Muffins (low carb, gluten free with sugar free option)

Welcome to these fun Oat Bran Muffins - a really unique baked good.While I like to have my kids eat veggies for snacks as much as possible, I try to have other healthy snacks on hand as well.While we really love these "Almond Joy" Bars, Pumpkin Snickerdoodles, Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownies, Bean Fudge, and Chocolate Truffles, we love these oat bran muffins for many reasons.And I hope ...Read The Full Post

Yummy Fat-Free Easy Bean Dip – Our Family Favorite

We love bean dips of all kinds.  But have you seen the price of them in the grocery store?  Unbelievable and untenable in today's economy.And really - even the dips made from beans are crazy expensive?  I thought they were supposed to be the budget-friendly food :-)!Well, here is money and time-saving recipe for you.  A seriously delicious and Easy Bean Dip Recipe.As in lick your lips ...Read The Full Post

Focaccia Flax Bread ~ paleo, yeast free with vegan option

If you're on a gluten-free diet or grain-free, low carb, or paleo diet and you miss bread, this Flax Bread Recipe is just what you have been waiting for.It's grain free and even vegan (if need be) to boot and is one of our family's favorites.  It's a very forgiving recipe that you won't even need my gluten-free baking tips for :).And if you haven't heard about how healthy flax is, then ...Read The Full Post