Mama Z’s Coconut Milk Vanilla Ice Cream

Mama Z’s Coconut Milk Vanilla Ice Cream

When I went “healthy,” my heart dropped when I learned that I had to give up my precious ice cream. Me and dairy have a lifelong love-hate relationship. My tastebuds LOVED my dairy sweet goodies, but the rest of my body HATED them! After discovering...
The Tastes of Summer Blender Beverages

The Tastes of Summer Blender Beverages

Summer is berry season. There are blackberries, elderberries, raspberries, blueberries and more to enjoy. With an abundance of frozen blueberries in our freezer from last summer and a fresh crop of berries ripening on our yard bushes, our blender is our daily go-to...
Super Green Chocolate Gluten-Free Pancakes

Super Green Chocolate Gluten-Free Pancakes

Have you ever heard of “selective eating syndrome?” Basically, they have put a label on kids and adults who are picky eaters! You know, the kind that won't eat their veggies or drink Super Green Shakes. Well, in our house, we nip that in the bud early,...
Blueberry Vanilla (or Chocolate) Power Smoothie

Blueberry Vanilla (or Chocolate) Power Smoothie

In the hot summer months when there is plenty of fruit on hand the blender is our go-to appliance. There's no cooking required, it's ready in a minute, and it doesn't put off heat in the kitchen. Why not whip up some tasty, nutritious, antioxidant-rich blender...
Mama Z’s Spicy Fruit Salsa

Mama Z’s Spicy Fruit Salsa

Spicy fruit salsa is filled with hot peppers that hold a plethora of health benefits. Not only are spicy peppers known for their supply of fiber, they are filled vitamins (A, C, K) and minerals (molybdenum and manganese). They also contain a significant amount of...
The Fine Art of Homemade Vinaigrettes

The Fine Art of Homemade Vinaigrettes

When ever we entertain and have guests over for dinner, I am always surprised at how impressed our friends are with our homemade salad dressings. I guess everyone's tastes buds have been fried by all the preservatives and flavorings in store-bought vinaigrettes...
Crustless Gluten-Free Cranberry Pie

Crustless Gluten-Free Cranberry Pie

I love cranberry dishes during the holidays. It brings back fond memories of helping my mom in the kitchen during Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner prep, and cranberries are super healthy too! This gluten-free cranberry pie recipe is actually more like a gooey cake...
Coconut Milk Whipped Cream

Coconut Milk Whipped Cream

Vegan whipped cream is not too easy to come by. There are a ton of “healthy” varieties out there, but I haven't found one with good ingredients. This coconut milk whipped cream recipe, on the other hand, is super simple to make, absolutely delicious and a...
Crunchy Fudge Cups

Crunchy Fudge Cups

We're all about comfort foods at our house, especially if they're healthy! And chocolate is one of the best! Case in point… Just this past month, the Journal of the American Heart Association published a study highlighting that eating dark chocolate can help...
Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade Almond Milk

One question I get a lot is: “What can I use to substitute for milk?” When most people find out that the are either allergic to dairy or are lactose intolerant, it's usually a big let down for them to hear that they're going to have to let go of their...