Browsed by
Category: Recipes

Cold Brew Made At Home

Cold Brew Made At Home

It’s finally above freezing 50% of the time, at least here in WNC.  As far as I am concerned, that means it’s cold brew season. Who doesn’t love the robust flavor and silky texture of a fresh cold brew coffee, maybe with a splash of cream?? Not only does cold brew taste delicious, it has more caffeine than hot brewed coffee and so I get an extra energy boost! What I do not love, however, is the price. True cold…

Read More Read More

Delicious and Nutritious Smoothies

Delicious and Nutritious Smoothies

Fruits and veggies! Who doesn’t want to eat more fruits and veggies?? It’s the perpetual New Years Eve resolution- to get healthier, eat better…sound familiar? But how do you make a lifestyle change that really sticks? For my family, the solution was smoothies. But like everything I add to my routine, it needs to be fast, convenient and economical. For starters, I’m not paying $10 for a smoothie at a juice bar or $500 for a VitaMix. I do have a…

Read More Read More

Homemade “Instant” Oatmeal

Homemade “Instant” Oatmeal

Morning madness Breakfast is my least consistent meal. I have difficulty finding the time to prepare and eat something healthy.  The thought of eating a stale, dry breakfast bar out of a wrapper makes me gag (and the healthier and less sugar added the more sawdust-esque the texture). Sometimes, I’ll just grab a banana (better than nothing), or if I’m commuting to work, I’ll be bad and go through the Starbucks drive-through for coffee and an oatmeal. Now, I am…

Read More Read More

Coconut Macaroon Bites

Coconut Macaroon Bites

I’ll be honest- I’m not much of a baker. Simple breads, biscuits and rolls I can handle, but complex cakes and desserts are challenging for me, so I tend to avoid these recipes. Also, I have no willpower and can’t stop myself from stuffing my face full of carbs if they are just sitting on the counter. Dessert in my house is usually just plain old fruit, and if I’m feeling fancy I’ll make some fresh whipped cream. Actually, I…

Read More Read More

No-Knead Bread

No-Knead Bread

Never buy store bought bread again! Seriously, this is the ingredient list for no-knead bread: I mean, you can’t really pass this up.  The opportunity to make warm, soft, delicious bread with only 3 ingredients! And from a health perspective it’s also a winner (especially if you use whole wheat flour) as store bought bread is full of random preservatives and added sugars. Plus, bread out of a bag never really tastes good. It takes a little time… The only…

Read More Read More

Homemade Yogurt

Homemade Yogurt

It’s easier than you think!! I wanted to make my own yogurt for years, yes YEARS, but thought that it must be too time consuming or difficult to try. I denied myself and my family the creamy, rich taste of homemade yogurt for eons before I finally just took the plunge.   The Milk The milk matters- big time. I have tried a few types of cows milk including non-homogenized commercial milk, a local dairy with a thick cream top,…

Read More Read More