Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

I recently saw a post about steel cut oats in a slow cooker. It makes me nervous to have it on over night. I prefer my trusty instant pot. I could go on for days about this being the best thing ever. It cooks everything. This recipe is great because I had breakfast for a…

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Ingredients 1 cup coconut sugar 1 cup pumpkin puree 1/4 cup applesauce or 1 flax egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1-1.5 teaspoon pumpkin spice 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon sea salt I made these pumpkin muffins for my birthday party.  You basically throw all…

Simple Chocolate Sauce

I use this for a glaze on cakes. I use this for snacking on fruit.  Sometimes I eat it when I need a fix. 2 heaping tablespoons cacao powder 1 tablespoon real maple syrup 1 tablespoon water teaspoon to tablespoon of nut or seed butter of your choice Mix it all together with a whisk….

Sweet Potato Taco Filling

Ingredients for Sweet Potato Filling 5 medium sized Sweet Potatoes diced into small  about 1 inch cubes 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 large white or yellow onion finely chopped Optional: 2 honeycrisp apples diced into small 1/2 inch pieces. This adds…

Banana Oat Pancakes

Sundays are for pancakes. Really when ever you want is for pancakes. Been experimenting with different types of plant based pancakes. This recipe is really simple with ingredients you most likely have in your pantry. I also use a blender to mix everything. Ingredients 1 cup Oat Flour. You can play with this pending what…

Lentil Taco “Meat”- Pinterest Success

Texture Texture Texture. I have learned a lot about texture when it comes to eating plant based. Things that I used to eat came be simulated in plant form. I made a burger out of slabs of cauliflower yesterday. What? I know. Crazy! This recipe was something I found on Pinterest. Myself and my friend…

Snow Day Snow Cones

I grew up with snow cones, Rita’s Water Ice, slushies, and icees. I have always loved a flavored syrup with some ice. I would take that over ice cream any day. Sadly I have no idea how the syrup is made for these creations. I do know that you can make your own for your…

Pinterest Success: Cookie Dough Bites

I am always on the lookout for snacks or desserts that I can incorporate easily into my life and my husband may enjoy. I am happy that these were a success. I saw this recipe for healthier cookie dough bites as a part of a nice cream or a better for your ice cream. I…

Unhappy Meals – Michael Pollan – New York Times

The story of how basic questions about what to eat got so complicated reveals a great deal about the institutional imperatives of the food industry, nutritional science and journalism. An older article that I still go back to from time to time.  Unhappy Meals – Michael Pollan – New York Times