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. Organic walnuts and almonds are on sale at Mother Earth’s this month! Ingredients ½ cup dates (the moister, the better)—rough chopped ¼ cup dried plums (prunes)—rough chopped ¼ cup…

Lentil Stew

Lentil Stew is a great one-pot meal. Legumes, grains and veggies are all cooked together in one pot, yielding in a very satisfying stew. You can add your favorite vegetables or use the ideas suggested below; season according to taste. Some curry powders are stronger than others and some bouillon cubes are saltier than others….

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…