Traditional Homemade Applesauce

Apple season hits us in the fall with a desire to pick em and eat em as fast as we can!  Since the kiddos can’t always chomp right into a whole apple make them applesauce and call it ‘dessert’…which also applies to anyone else, of course. Print Traditional Homemade Applesauce Course: Snack Ingredients 6 cups … 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 colander and drain and rinse … 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 cup dried cranberries 1 cup … 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 cup miniature dark or semi-sweet … 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 feast! Print Angelic Devilled Eggs … 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 temperature for more of a … Read more

Cosmic Power Breakfast Cookies

Eating cookies for breakfast isn’t exactly a high-energizing way to start your day…even though you’d like to think so, because sugar gives us energy…right?  Yes and no.  The key to a morning morsal that will pair with a yummy cup coffee, or just a quick breaky as you battle commuter traffic, is the right combination … Read more