Recipe: Healthy, Paleo (and Mayo-less) Chicken Salad

This is a great chicken salad and completely cuts out all mayo (which I’m secretly not a fan of anyways), making it friendly to a lot of strict diets, including paleo, Atkins and other low carb diets. It swaps out mayo for mashed avocados, which are a great source of nutrition. Just don’t eat your chicken salad on a big ol’ slab of white bread like this photo. Although, this bread is the best bread in the world (from Raquette Lake Supply Co....more

Ricotta Pancakes with Fresh Blueberry Sauce

Pancakes for dinner. These are words that make Little Miss Mixture very happy. Not a week goes by that she does not request this if posed the question “what do you want for dinner?” I have come to realize as much as breakfast is my least favorite meal. It is not that I do not like it, I have just never been a big breakfast person. This may in fact be her favorite meal of the day. Luckily for me, she will eat it any time of day....more

Lemon Glazed Strawberry Donuts

Lemon glazed donuts filled with strawberry chunks. These donuts are baked, not fried and are super simple to make!...more

Vanilla Confetti Cake with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla Cake filled with lots and lots of confetti and frosted with whipped vanilla buttercream....more

Torta Caprese

As the name suggests, the Torta Caprese (Caprese cake) originally comes from Capri, a beautiful little island, near Naples.Dark brown, a little bit crunchy on the outside but soft and moist in the centre, this delicious and decadent chocolate cake is widely appreciated all over Italy. It is also an amazing gluten-free cake, because it doesn’t contain any flour; although, in some recipes a little bit of flour might be used to dust the baking tin......more

Gluten Free Crumb Topped Banana Bread

Normally I don't bake unless I have a reason to. Sounds odd, but whenever I have something sweet in the house I usually end up finishing it off way too fast. So to save myself the calories, I just don't bake very much, problem solved. However, this bread came to be because I had some over-ripe bananas that I didn't want to go to waste. ...more

Chile Margarita Popcorn

It was my brother-in-law's bachelor party and there was a big cookout at our house. Needless to say, the kids and I spent the night elsewhere! ...more

Easy and Healthy Desk Lunch: Chicken Avocado Spring Rolls

Vietnamese rice paper rolls are healthy and oh so delicious. They will forever remind me of visiting my sister when she worked in the seminary building at Multnomah University. I used to go visit her all the time and we would go get these rice paper wraps for lunch dates and we absolutely loved them. The great thing with Vietnamese food is it also fills you up. Long gone are the days of visiting my sister at work but new are the days for lunch dates with homemade chicken avocado spring rolls. :) ...more
That's really funny! Aren't they so good though?!more

Red, White, & Greens Pasta

Yes I know it is the week for Red, White, & Blue, but lets be honest there are just no good blue vegetables that would work in a pasta dish....more

Spinach Cantaloupe Smoothie

In continuing with my Smoothie week, I made one a couple weeks back that though not exactly picture worthy, the flavor and nutritional value were high....more