Blueberry Quinoa Protein Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

To see all recipes, scroll to the top and click on Recipes or just click here! Quinoa is very popular around here! We use this pseudograin in stir-fries, salads, soups, and much more… including baking! It’s not actually a grain but what’s considered a pseudograin, since it’s not actually a grass but its seeds can be ground into flour, like wheat. When we cook quinoa for dinner, I … Continue reading Blueberry Quinoa Protein Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

Zucchini Date Bread (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

To see all recipes, scroll to the top and click on Recipes or just click here! It’s no secret that I love fueling for long runs with large, chewy medjool dates. They provide excellent fruit sugars that help keep me running for miles without filling my body with artificial sweeteners, HFCS, chemicals, or other junk. But sometimes I want a little more from my dates. I’m not talking about … Continue reading Zucchini Date Bread (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Almond Butter Cut-Out Cookies (Vegan)

To see all recipes, scroll to the top and click on Recipes or just click here! Since my first attempt at baking with coconut sugar was such a success, I could hardly wait to try making other cookies ~ you know, just to verify that it carmelizes well and tastes good in all cookie recipes! Quality assurance testing 😉 Luckily, Valentine’s Day rolled around, which brought into my hands … Continue reading Almond Butter Cut-Out Cookies (Vegan)

Carrot Breakfast Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

To see all recipes, scroll to the top and click on Recipes or just click here! I’d been reading some articles about coconut sugar ~ also known as palm sugar ~ and got curious! From what I’ve read, coconut sugar: Is a low-glycemic food (35), which provides sweetness without the crash and burn of refined white or brown sugar. Carmelizes when baking, unlike stevia or agave, making it … Continue reading Carrot Breakfast Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Sugarless, Flourless Sea Salt Chocolate Cake

To see all recipes, scroll to the top and click on Recipes or just click here! Who wants chocolate? Do I even need to ask? It’s the Sunday before Valentine’s Day! Let yourself ~ and your loved ones ~ have a little treat. Made with stevia in place of sugar, this cake is extremely low in sugars (it is not, however, low in calories or fat! … Continue reading Sugarless, Flourless Sea Salt Chocolate Cake

(Mostly) Sugar-Free Whole Wheat Blueberry Scones

Well, the rains have finally hit the Bay Area and that means cozy weekend mornings on the couch with my sweetie and the kitties instead of crazy weekend mornings running errands and… running, period. Oh, believe me, I’ve got big runs to do ~ I have a half-marathon coming up in 2 weeks! But when I’m not training this weekend, I’ll be happy to spend some time … Continue reading (Mostly) Sugar-Free Whole Wheat Blueberry Scones

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

We had a bunch of leftover black-eyed-peas from New Year’s Day after we accidentally made way too many. After tossing around a few ideas, including soup, I decided on this for a simple and hearty lunch salad. Enjoy! Black-Eyed Pea Salad Ingredients 2 cups soaked black-eyed peas 2 stalks celery, including the leafy parts 1/4 medium red onion olive oil white balsamic vinegar salt & pepper … Continue reading Black-Eyed Pea Salad