Oatmeal – Add after oatmeal is cooked
You can eat this salad anytime of the year but for me it’s a summer thing. I bring this salad with us on our adventures. It’s perfect for a picnic and it sustains us for our activities. I hope this summer we will have lots of amazing memories. The best activity for me is camping with my kids. We usually have no cell reception so that means no distractions. I can focus on what really matters and that is to have fun with my kids.
Follow your cravings with quinoa salad because it can be made so many ways. I make it with the ingredients below most of the time because the kids eat it with no complaints. I make the quinoa earlier and it’s there for me when I need it. Those crazy days when I can’t keep up; I just add some ingredients that I have on hand and boom I have a meal. I leave out the beans if I’m serving it as a side dish. One batch makes a lot so just half the recipe if you are not serving a lot of people.
Avocado on the BBQ is a treat. I have to admit I’m afraid I will blow my self up when using the BBQ but it’s worth a try. I was following my cravings and got to thinking about a deconstructed guacamole, all the ingredients of guacamole but stuffed in half of an avocado and cooked on the BBQ. Ingredients straight from the garden, maybe. The filling is also good on burgers or as a dip because not everyone likes avocado. I do like having a vegetarian option and this is a good one. The cheese melts and holds everything together. The options are endless. I hope you follow your cravings and have a great BBQ.
Pesto is very simple and there is no need to measure. Pesto can be made so many ways, pretty much any nuts or seeds will work. I buy organic pine nuts from Costco and I leave them in my freezer, up to 6 months. I use half basil leaves and I grow my own. For the other half, I use any greens I have in the fridge, such as spinach or kale. This time I used something out of my front yard. Why not? Dandelions are usually easy to find except this year. On the weekend I found lots at camp. The babier the better! The baby leaves are less bitter and spring is the perfect time for harvest. I kept mine in a plastic container, or wrap the leaves in paper towel and refrigerate.
Just want to clear any confusion. Handful of pine nuts is 1/2 cup and 3 handfuls of basil and greens is 1 cup. Enjoy! My kids don’t love pesto but they eat it. I love it so I’m happy! Have fun foraging!
These are my family’s healthy chocolate chip cookies. You can make them in a pan and call it a blondie or make cookies. Chickpeas are high in starch so I don’t eat a lot of them but they are healthy too. Chickpeas have a shell on them that are hard to digest so I always take 10 minutes to take them off, that is totally your choice. These cool chocolate chip cookies will satisfy your sweet Cravings.
1 can chickpeas
1/2 cup peanut, almond or sunflower seedbutter
1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp baking powder
salt, depending on the salt in the nut butter or chickpeas
1/2 cup chocolate chips
In a food processor or blender process chickpeas until it clumps up or is in small pieces. Add nut butter, honey and sugar; blend until smooth, scrape down sides of blender. Add milk and vanilla blend until smooth . Add coconut flour and baking powder and blend until creamy. Put in the fridge for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 375.
Grease a 9X11 pan or a square 8X8 inch pan for the blondie. The blondies take 22-28 minutes to cook.
If you are making cookies, prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place dough 1 inch apart and add a few chocolate chips to the top. Cook for 12-15 minutes.
Enjoy! Peace and Love to all!
1/2 cup cashews raw (soaked for two hours or more)
2-3 Tbsp Water
2 Tbsp fajita sauce, above recipe
(I haven’t tried replacing the cashew cream with sour cream or greek yogurt but I’m sure it work with the fajitas sauce)
This pouch is very handy; you can clip to your pants so its like having a pocket that fits an oversized cell phone, a pack of gum, lip gloss, and money. Clip your keys on to the carabiners (hiking clips) so if you’re like me you won’t lose your stuff out of your pockets anymore. I started taking quilting classes when I was pregnant for my son over 11 years ago. It got me out of the house and gave me something to keep me busy. I loved it! I haven’t done much sewing in the past couple years except this awesome pouch and hemming curtains. I have lots of ideas, fabric and tools so I hope to find time because it feels great to make your own bags, pillows, presents for others or whatever you want.
It takes only two hours to make this pouch and in the long run that’s less time looking for your lost items.
Standard sewing stuff
1″ 2 1/2” rectangle of the outer fabric
My favorite is jean fabric for the outside because it blends well with most of my clothes.
Vanilla Maple Cake is perfect for any occasion. I prefer to make my own cake so I can reduce the sugar and I know that it is made with quality ingredients. I make a healthier Icing to top it off,Healthier Icing then add maple pecans. My recipe Maple seeds and nuts. For a great Easter cake top with peeps or easter eggs. This cake is so moist and delicious and awesome to share with others. I hope you try it!