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Homemade Vanilla Extract :: Impeccable Taste

Homemade Vanilla Extract :: Impeccable Taste

Vanilla is one of the most complex spices in existence making it the second most expensive spice after saffron.  Besides being called for in almost every baking recipe, vanilla is also used for medicine, aromatherapy, and getting rid of odors. Making your own homemade vanilla could not be any easier, plus you save money and end … Continue reading

Homemade Almond yogurt :: Probiotic Treat

Homemade Almond yogurt :: Probiotic Treat

Making your own yogurt is intimidating at first, but it is actually very simple.  You mix the ingredients together, and then let it sit and ferment.  When I started reading what was in yogurt, even organic yogurt, I wanted to make my own homemade yogurt that was free of antibiotics, added hormones, natural flavors (which … Continue reading

All in One Place :: Recipes Organized

All in One Place :: Recipes Organized

How to Organize your Favorite Recipes I have always aspired to be an organized person. In High School, algebra and calculus would base a portion of your final grade on how well the student kept their binder organized. Needless to say, I took pride in receiving 100% on those “binder check” grades. I love tabs, … Continue reading

Healthiest Zucchini Carrot Bread :: Eat Your Veggies

Healthiest Zucchini Carrot Bread :: Eat Your Veggies

Lower in Fat and sugar than most zucchini carrot breads, this fabulous recipe is one to be sure and save!  It incorporates applesauce and greek yogurt to cut down on oil, flaxseed for fiber and healthy fats, protein powder to satisfy hunger, and last but not least…veggies!   Healthiest Zucchini Carrot Bread
 Makes 1 loaf … Continue reading

Cinnamon Protein Pancakes :: Low Carb Delight

Cinnamon Protein Pancakes :: Low Carb Delight

I love most breakfast foods, but especially pancakes.  Regular pancakes are high in fat and carbohydrates so I created what I call the Cinnamon Protein Pancake.   This tasty delight is only 134 calories (3.6 carbs / 0.8 fat / 26.8 protein) for 4 silver dollar pancakes.  Have I gotten your attention now? This meal is perfect … Continue reading

DIY Almond Milk :: In under 5 minutes

DIY Almond Milk :: In under 5 minutes

Since I talk about how great Almond milk is…I am going to show you how to make your own.  You can buy it at the store, but it is extremely easy to make at home. View this short one minute video on how to make your own almond milk: Regular Almond Milk 1 Cup sprouted … Continue reading

Salsa Chicken Tacos :: Crock-Pot Crazy

Salsa Chicken Tacos :: Crock-Pot Crazy

This chicken taco recipe is so simple and delicious. One would think you would have spent hours preparing.  This is perfect for that busy week night when you don’t have time to cook! (Plus, see the special trick to warming the perfect tortillas at the bottom of this page.) Yields: 4-6 servings Prep Time: 5 … Continue reading

Green Lemonade :: Bottoms Up!

Green Lemonade :: Bottoms Up!

This is a drink I can say I would have NEVER tried 2 years ago.  I used to be one of the pickiest eaters my friends know, and I believe now most would say I have come a long way the last 2-3 years with the variety of foods in my diet now. I was … Continue reading

Flat Belly Water :: Refreshing

Flat Belly Water :: Refreshing

Flavored water is very refreshing, and pairing up these ingredients that aid in digestion has lead to what I call flat belly water. Benefits: Lemon – Is a superfood that aids in digestion, plus, Dr. Oz says could “be a wrinkle fighter”.  Lemons  are also a good alkaline source with helps balance your ph levels, … Continue reading