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Banana Date Pecan Bread

I am making banana bread today. . . Grant, my 12 year old, has been asking me to make banana bread for awhile now.  To be honest, I always have...

Salted Chocolate Black Bean Brownie Bites

Happy month of LOVE.  Who doesn’t LOVE chocolate on Valentine’s Day?  One of my fondest memory as a little girl was waking up on Valentine’s Day morning and coming downstairs to see...

Roasted Chickpeas with Citrus and Rosemary

I LOVE chickpeas, almost to the point of obsession.   I love ’em pureed into a dip, raw in a salad or roasted like I am going to do today.  A...

Garlic Sweet Potato Air Fries

Although, I am not a gadget gal, I am acquiring kitchen appliances.  I have Vitamix blender and a Cuisinart food processor and my latest acquisition for Christmas was a Smart Chef Air...

Pecan Pesto Chana

Do you want a simple dish to whip up?  Try chickpeas aka chana as it’s called in Indian cultures.  Lately, I’ve been loving chickpeas as they are super comforting and  nourishing.  Loaded...

New Year Healthy Snack Attack: Coconut Pecan Energy Balls with Masala Spice

Happy 2018!   Now that the holiday smoke has cleared, what’s your plan for making healthy lifestyle shifts this year? I have some simple ones you can make every day.  I am...