Maple Pecan Chia Granola

This is a variation of my Cinnamon-Pecan Granola recipe. Ingredients 2 cups whole rolled oats ½ cup raw pecans, chopped ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons raw chia seeds 1 teaspoon cinnamon ⅛ teaspoon salt 2–3 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted ½ teaspoon vanilla extract ½…

Cinnamon Pecan Granola

I finally decided that it was time to make my own granola. This is a nice, simple recipe, that is not overly sweet. You can vary the nuts and seeds according to your preference. Ingredients 4 cups whole rolled oats 1 cup raw pecans, chopped ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds 1-2…

Cinnamon-Spiced Granola Bars

I definitely have a sweet tooth and I do enjoy sweet treats, so I have created some dessert/snack recipes made with all healthy ingredients; no empty calories. This is one of those recipes that can be varied. If you have only one type of nut or seed, that is fine. At work I have access to…

Curried Red Lentil Soup

Red lentil soup is a staple in my home. We love it! I have always prepared it “Indian-style” with curry and other common Indian spices. It is a wonderful way to enjoy lentils. Lentils are high in fiber, and worth adding to your healthy diet. Every time I make this at work, or variations of this…

Nutty Delights

Sweet treats can be made with healthy ingredients and without added processed sugars. Dried fruit is a great natural sweetener and works well in many dessert recipes. Medjool dates (very soft and moist), organic dates, walnuts, and rolled oats are all on sale at Mother Earth’s this month! Ingredients ½ cup dates (the moister, the…