April 7, 2013

Saucy Sticky Rice

Sticky rice is traditionally served as an Asian dessert. If serving this for breakfast (which I love to do), you could add cooked quinoa, flax seed, or chia seed to increase the protein and health benefits.

Whether it’s sweet or savory, I love sauce! The first time I ever had sticky rice was in a Thai restaurant, and all I could …

August 24, 2011

Awesome Homemade Peppermint Patties


My daughter, Jessica, found this great recipe for peppermint patties at Elana’s Pantry. We tweaked it a bit and came up with a wonderful, healthy version that incorporates therapeutic grade Peppermint essential oils and organic, raw coconut oil! You can pamper yourself and your family, as well as your guests, by making these healthy candies ahead and serving them on elegant dishes. Enjoy!

½ cup Organic Extra …

February 7, 2011

Luscious Chocolate Mint Truffles

This Valentine’s Day, why not make a batch of these melt-in-your mouth chocolate truffles for someone you love? Modify the details to your hearts desire. You could add chopped pecans, almonds, or macadamia nuts. You could replace the Therapeutic Grade Peppermint oil with Therapeutic Grade Orange oil and make Orange Dreamsicle White Chocolate Truffles instead. Be creative!

Note: Never ingest low quality essential oils internally. I only …

September 1, 2009

Win a FREE bottle of Agave!

If you’ve been eager to try Agave in your kitchen, here is your chance!As you may have noticed, I’ve been sharing some of my recent efforts to get our family back on track with a whole food diet. While I love to cook and feel strongly that creating a memorable, sensory experience for my family at meal time is one …

August 15, 2009

Breakfast Menu Ideas

Share with us your favorite breakfast menu ideas. I’m looking for recipes that include ONLY whole foods. No white flour, white sugar, chemicals, MSG, fried, or processed foods. Wholesome stuff.

I’d also like to see menus that include some form of protein. My kiddos don’t do well on all carbs in the morning.

I have a master “breakfast menu,” “lunch menu,” …

November 29, 2008

Real New Orleans Pralines

Growing up, this was the time of year when my mother and grandmothers made all of our favorites treats. Since many of my family members were from Louisiana, our menu was heavily influenced by Cajun cuisine. My father’s favorite Christmas treat had to be our yearly batch of pralines. As a little girl, I remember letting these sweet little …

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