Sweet Cranberry Pecan Granola, Clusters, or Bars

IMG_2105.JPG Last week I tried some granola that was simply amazing. The brand is Love Grown Foods, flavor was called Sweet Cranberry Pecan. It also happened to be gluten free, which is a plus for all those gluten free people out there. My mission? Recreate that goodness! I used my Maple Pecan Granola recipe for proportion’s sake and just substituted the ingredients for those found in Love Grown Foods Sweet Cranberry Pecan granola clusters. I did add some hemp hearts because I had them on hand and wanted to use them. I also used pumpkin seeds instead of sunflower seeds… just because :) The final result? My husband thought it was more of that amazing store bought granola! I will definitely be making this Sweet Cranberry Pecan granola clusters recipe often. It’s the best homemade granola recipe I’ve tried, IMHO.

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Spicy Vegetarian Thai Green Curry Recipe

curry We make green curry fairly regularly for dinner because it’s healthy & simple. Just chop up a bunch of veggies and saute ’em with the curry mix, serve it over some rice and voila! Recently I made a some green curry that was so spicy my husband was sweating profusely from the heat it had. It was also an experiment that turned out amazingly delicious — I used mostly almond milk instead of coconut milk just because that’s what I had on hand — and my husband couldn’t even tell. If you like spicy food, you should try this spicy thai green curry recipe – vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free friendly! Read more of this post

Nuts about Dates Bars! No sugar added | All Natural

nutsaboutdatesbarsThese chewy bars are naturally sweet from the medjool dates and green figs but yield a delicious flavor with the addition of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. If you’re looking for a healthy, guilt-free snacking option or something quick to grab on your way out the door then try these Nuts about Dates Bars! Simple ingredients baked to delicious, healthy goodness. Feel free to switch up the ingredients based on what you have on hand, and just just keep the proportions the same. My version is actually adapted from this recipe. Read more of this post

Fourth of July Flag Cake

flagcakeI may have mentioned before, but I bake once a week for my office. It had been a while since I baked something on the extravagant side, and when I saw this flag cake on pinterest I was up for the challenge because Independence Day was that upcoming weekend! It’s actually not that difficult to make; it just takes a lot of time and care reading the directions so your cake turns out properly. It’s a great cake to bring to a party because of the element of surprise when cutting the first slice! My coworker randomly decided to videotape me cutting the cake which obviously worked out nicely because people’s reactions are now documented. Video at bottom of post!

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Grilled Amazing Veggie Tofu Sandwich

veggieburgersammyMake this sandwich and you won’t be disappointed. If you don’t like tofu, then just use meat. I’m vegetarian, so my version is sans meat ;) This could easily be a vegan or gluten free sandwich as well! In this photo it’s actually not tofu pictured, it’s a veggie patty. But the next night I made the same thing with tofu and my husband and I both like the tofu version better.

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S’more Cookies

smorecoookieNo campfire? No problem. Enjoy s’mores year round with this SMORE COOKIES recipe! Baked on top of graham crackers, these marshmallow-filled cookies are then topped with pieces of hershey’s chocolate bars. I love the crunch of the graham cracker combined with the soft gooey pillowy marshmallow cookie. I also spread peanut butter on half of the graham crackers before adding the cookie dough which was a good move in my humble opinion. If I had nutella on hand I would have experimented with that as well. Now for the Smores graham cracker cookie recipe!

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