Homemade Granola

And pumpkin seeds... aren't they beautiful?

I love granola but prefer homemade to the store bought stuff, so I haven't had it for a while!  Today I decided to make a double batch.  I bet it's been at least a couple of years since I've made granola. It's really not difficult, and the recipe can be adapted to include whatever you like or have on hand. Here's what I came up with … [Read more...]

My Hubby’s Lunch

Here's everything: His smoothie, sandwich, peanuts & raisins, a banana, and some baby carrots.  I also make him a travel mug of organic fair trade coffee from Trader Joe's.

We've been doing pretty well with the green smoothie challenge. Last weekend got us off track and I need to do better. During the week I have more success since I have a routine in place. We're going to keep at it! Thought I'd share a quick post to show what I packed for my hubby's lunch today.   Well, that's it!  Just sharing.  Have a blessed day. :) … [Read more...]

Green Smoothie Challenge


Started a green smoothie challenge yesterday. I plan to drink one a day for 21 days. By then it will hopefully become a habit. I have noticed a substantial decline in my health over the past two years, it is going to take some major lifestyle changes to reverse it. I know this isn't Bible truth, but it rings so true to me in my life right now... If you have health, you have hope. And if you have hope, you have everything. It doesn't mean that health = everything, but I suppose I love that … [Read more...]

Cheesy Kale Chips


Okay, I know what you're thinking.  Kale Chips?  Yuck.  Well, I guess these are just something you'd have to experience to know how yummy they really are.  I made them once before, and they were very good, but this last recipe I tried is a winner.  They have no real cheese at all, but have a cheesy flavor from the combination of ingredients.  Carl says they are addictive, and he ate almost a whole dehydrator tray of them!  Let me tell you how I made them... First, take a bunch of curly leaf … [Read more...]

Time In The Kitchen


My friend Robin was one of the first people to inspire me to eat whole foods.  I remember visiting her one day and she showed me how she made her own whole grain flour with a grain mill.  I was amazed.  I had never seen grains of whole wheat before!  I was inspired.  Another way she inspired me (she probably doesn't even know this!) is she told me one day, "I need to spend some time in the kitchen."  I didn't really know exactly what she meant.  Did she mean she needed to clean up the dishes? … [Read more...]