Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

I like to cook this tasty side with breakfast. It wins over the crowd, along with the pickiest eater, every time! Below are some tips for gauranteed breakfast potato success. Cooking sweet potatoes can be tricky. Something to remember about sweet potatoes is they sweat more than white potatoes and they take a heck of a lot longer…

Leadership without Ego

Saturday mornings are my favorite. The world seems quieter, more still, and the birds are the only voices to be heard. And of course, my chickens cluck-cluck-clucking 🙂 If you live in the city, like me, then you know the familiar sound of car alarms in the wee morning are the only chirping that can…

Grain-free, Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Hello deliciousness! Maina here, and today I’m sharing an awesome dessert that I found on Happy Healthy Mama. As a life-long-lover of peanut butter and chocolate I am always on the lookout for recipes that contain my two favie-fave ingredients. In the past 3 years chocolate has been mostly non-existent in my diet, on account of…

‘Leftover’ Seed and Nut Butter

Protein packed nuts and seeds are an excellent snack for any day and anytime. If I were in the ‘giving advice’ dept. I’d say forgo the salty roasted variety that you find in the grocery store aisle. Save the sodium, and go for raw all the way. Understandably, raw nuts and seeds are not the cheapest…

Vegetable Stock on a Budget

Happy New Year!! The weather outside is ideal for soup and hearty stew, and after spending a week in -0° temperature I’m ready to start a back stock of stock.

Quick Asian Stir Fry for a Vegetarian Dinner

“All I need on a cold wintery night is a good fire and a body temperature to match.” ~Maina Two of my favorite types of foods are Asian-style and spicy, so tonight, when the temp is dropping back into the teens we’re whipping up both. Mimi has allowed me to take the reigns in her…

Fueled by Chocolate Protein Bites

The weather here in Glen Haven had warmed up to 26°F, so we decided to take advantage of the balmy morning and put the power of the Super Seed Chocolate Protein Bites to the test. There’s only one way to survive an extreme workout without losing steam, and that’s to refuel with protein and vitamin…

We are a new site in the making…:)

Cooking, baking, and smoothie making goodness is coming your way, very soon. Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Sugar-free or Lacto-ovo? Well you’ve coming to the right place. All recipes are from scratch with ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Don’t have a health food store near-by? No worries, neither does my co-author, but that doesn’t…