Family, Recipes

Fudging around for a fourteen year old (homemade healthy fudgcicles!)

If you know me to even a short extent, you know I believe living healthy is part of living fully. Don’t you know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God?  You are not your own, for you were bought at a price. Therefore… Continue reading Fudging around for a fourteen year old (homemade healthy fudgcicles!)


B-eing Paleofabulous: Cocoa Amore {I’m in love}

Please allow me to introduce you to a sweet (as in Cocoa Amore, sweet!) friend, Brittany. She published a blog this week, B-eing Paleofabulous, and I’m thrilled! Brittany will inspire you to eat healthy. And if you know anything about me, you are aware I believe Refusing to Tiptoe and living life with purpose go together with living… Continue reading B-eing Paleofabulous: Cocoa Amore {I’m in love}


Grain Free Chocolate Chip Scones (or puffy cookies)

By combining a couple of recipes, along with personal preferences, our family now has a favorite, healthy dessert breakfast.   I make them large so they resemble scones.  However, to make enough to share with friends, I drop them by a spoonful and make smaller scones (which then come out looking like puffy cookies). 2 cups almond… Continue reading Grain Free Chocolate Chip Scones (or puffy cookies)

Health, Recipes

Refreshing (and affordable!) homemade facial toner

My favorite (and affordable) homemade facial toner: Ingredients: Aloe Vera juice [your preference - can find in Wal-Mart or health food store.  I usually order mine from iHerb for quality and price (link at bottom of page) but have used the aloe juice from Wal-Mart/Walgreens] Witch Hazel (from Wal-Mart) Orange Essential Oil Tea Tree Essential Oil Lavender Essential Oil Frankincense Essential… Continue reading Refreshing (and affordable!) homemade facial toner


Maw Maw DuBee’s Corn Casserole

This is so unhealthy I can't even believe I'm admitting to cooking this.  However, it is so yummy I can't keep it from you, either!  I am asked for this recipe time and time again.  With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, here's a very easy recipe that's sure to please anyone (just don't share the ingredients… Continue reading Maw Maw DuBee’s Corn Casserole


Feel Good About FUDGE!

We love this treat and it's completely guilt free! 1 cup Extra Virgin Coconut Oil 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder (you could try a Carob or Cacao substitute) 1/4 cup Almond Butter 1/4 cup honey 1 tablespoon vanilla Mix all ingredients together.  Pour onto a cookie sheet or something similar (line with wax paper for easy removal).  We pour… Continue reading Feel Good About FUDGE!


Quick, Easy (Delicious) Kale

This has become my favorite quick meal (snack) and it's so nutritious! 2-3 handfuls of Kale (washed and chopped) 4-5 cloves of Garlic (chopped or minced; I chop into large pieces) 2 tablespoons of Pine Nuts 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Dash lemon juice Heat oil in small frying pan.  Add chopped garlic… Continue reading Quick, Easy (Delicious) Kale


Fruity Nutritious Smoothie

This is our tried and true Fruity Nutritious Smootie recipe we've used for years.  It's perfect for quickly satisfying hunger. 1 cup milk (we use Flax Milk, Almond Milk or Coconut Milk) or fruit juice 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Dash (or small sprinkle) Stevia Powder 1/2 - 1 whole banana (I freeze peeled bananas… Continue reading Fruity Nutritious Smoothie


Grandpa’s Cookies (and they’re healthy!)

My father used to regularly ask me to bake these cookies for him.  The recipe was adapted from one shared with me, years ago, by a dear friend who patiently taught me new ways to eat healthy (and who has an amazing daughter with the most thought-provoking blog of any young lady her my opinion). Back to the… Continue reading Grandpa’s Cookies (and they’re healthy!)

Health, Recipes

Guiltless Muffins!

This muffin recipe has become a favorite in our family.  It is grain-free, sugar-free and GUILT FREE!  For you Paleo people, this would qualify as snack-worthy.  🙂 2 cups Almond Flour 1/4 cup Flax Meal 1 teaspoon Baking Soda 1 teaspoon Aluminum-Free Baking Powder 2/3 cup Chopped Nuts 1 teaspoon (or a little less) Stevia… Continue reading Guiltless Muffins!