Chocolate Cherry “Green” Smoothie
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Chocolate Cherry “Green” Smoothie

Today’s smoothie is cherry-chocolatey-oh-so-good! The rich color of the cherries combined with the deep color from the cocoa powder disguises any greens that are added. Tip: for a really quick smoothie preparation place all prepped smoothie ingredients (minus liquid and avocado) in a freezer safe container. Take out of the freezer a few minutes before … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Mocha “Green” Smoothie
Blender / Breakfast / Coffee / Dairy Free / Desserts / Drinks! / Fruit / Main Dishes / Ninja Chef / Smoothies / Snacks / Sweet Treats! / Vegetables

Peanut Butter Mocha “Green” Smoothie

Today’s simple recipe is a green smoothie that’s, well, not quite so green (which may be nice for those who are new to green smoothies or have an aversion to drinking something green). This healthy, delicious, and filling smoothie is great because it’s not only packed with protein from the peanut butter, but contributes to … Continue reading

Hummus {super simple recipe in the Ninja Chef blender}
Appetizers / Blender / Dairy Free / Egg free / Gluten Free / Goodness on the Side! / Main Dishes / Ninja Chef / Savory and Splendid! / Snacks

Hummus {super simple recipe in the Ninja Chef blender}

Hummus.  Such a simple dish to make with a myriad of possibilities available to doctor it up. Today’s hummus recipe though is pretty basic.  I’ve been making it for years, typically with my immersion blender…which usually ends up taking a bit of effort and being a bit much for the handheld wand (aka – it … Continue reading

Homemade Yogurt {using an electric pressure}cooker}
Breakfast / Cultured food / Dairy / Snacks / Using an electric pressure cooker

Homemade Yogurt {using an electric pressure}cooker}

One of my favorite Christmas presents of all time was one that I received a couple of years ago…an electric pressure cooker.  I use it all-of-the-time, no joke. It has been a constant and reliable friend, prominently holding a solid piece of counter space 24/7. The pressure cooker that I originally had on my wish … Continue reading

Baked Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches
Baking Goodness! / For the Holidays! / Main Dishes / Savory and Splendid! / Snacks

Baked Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches

The past few years when visiting my sister-in-law for either Thanksgiving or Christmas, it has become a tradition to have these awesomely-delicious, super-simple baked ham and cheese King’s Hawaiian roll “party” sandwiches on one of the days while we are visiting. This recipe is our twist on the sandwiches. The base recipe inspiration came from … Continue reading

Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies
Baking Goodness! / Cookies / Desserts / Fresh Produce / Snacks / Sweet Treats! / Using Freshly Ground Flour / Vegetables

Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies

Yesterday I tried a combination in batch of cookies that I hadn’t really thought of pairing together before – oatmeal and zucchini. Now, before you cringe, gasp, gag, and/or turn your head away in disgust about having a vegetable {and a partially green vegetable at that} in your cookies, take a deep breath and think … Continue reading