Shakes and Snacky Stuff

Smoothies, Shakes, Frozen Dessert

Whatever you want to call them, they are healthy and delicious. Sipped through a straw, they are approved by adults AND kids. NOTE:  best if you have a high-powered blender that will pulverize everything to smooth.  Also, smoothies must be served very cold…a warm smoothie is just gross. All smoothies serve … Read more

Spicy Oven-Roasted Chickpeas

  Print Spicy Oven-Roasted Chickpeas Makes about 1 ½ cups Ingredients 1 19oz/546mL can chickpeas 4 tsp oil 1 tsp fine sea salt divided 2 tsp mixed spice i.e. garam masala, Italian seasoning, Za’atar, etc divided. 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper Instructions Heat the oven 425°F. Pour the chickpeas into a … Read more

Any Occasion Snack Mix

Print Any Occasion Snack Mix Just a handful should do it! Ingredients 1 cup unsweetened dried coconut strips/flakes 1 cup raw almonds or cashews 1/2 pepitas green pumpkin seeds 1 cup favorite low-sugar cereal i.e. wheat squares, multigrain flakes 1 cup dried banana chips 1/2 cup mini dark-chocolate chips 1 … Read more

Cookie Dough Energy Balls

  Print Cookie Dough Energy Balls Ingredients Chocolate Chip Energy Balls 1 1/2 cups canned chickpeas drained and rinsed 1/2 cup cashew butter or other nut butter 6-8 pitted dates or 2 tbsp honey 3 tbsp coconut flour 1/2 tsp baking soda Pinch fine sea salt 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 … Read more

Easy Mexi Guacamole

Sigh.  If you’re an avocado lover then there’s nothing quite like a fresh guac with crispy corn chips (and maybe an ice cold beer or lime margarita!).  Be sure to use ripe avocados.  How do you know if it’s ripe?  Hold the avocado in the palm of your hand. Gently … Read more

Angelic Deviled Eggs

Typical Ukrainian tradition includes the ever indulgent deviled eggs at Easter dinner.   Since they seem to be everyone’s favorite (at least in my husband’s family!) it’s important to make lots.  This lightened up recipe won’t leave anyone feeling guilty and with enough room to enjoy the rest of the … Read more

Roasted Rosemary Cashews

These delicious cashews marry the perfect balance of sweet, savoury and spicey.  I give these as gifts and take them to parties when I want to make new friends 🙂  It works.  You can serve them warm with a cocktail, but I prefer to wait until they cool to room … Read more