Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy 2012!!


Happy New Year's! May 2012 be filled with blessings! This is Monkey, one of our kitties as a baby! Love this photo! Hugs!

Friday, December 30, 2011

F.Y.I.!



I just wanted to let everyone know that I won't be posting on my other blog of http://rawfoodinspirations.blogspot.com/ . I didn't delete it, but imported all the posts and comments from it to here. So this is my official blog....woo hoo! Love those changes for 2012! Happy New Year's!!! Hugs!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sharing!

Just wanted to share some beautiful photo's with you all......


Love the vintage look of the one above!


Sweet!


Warms my heart! What warms your's?.......

These photo's came from here! Thank you Wicked Faerie Queen!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Gratitude!!

As I sit here doing book work for our business, listening to Loreena McKennitt: the book of secrets (love her), I glance out the window and see big beautiful flakes of white stuff falling down...yes....SNOW! I find in my heart I want for nothing, only gratitude fills my heart with love, joy and the knowing of this.


I AM grateful for letting go...flowing! (Thank you, Jaime!) here
I AM grateful for never giving up....when something is important
to you! (Thank you, Teresa!) here
I AM grateful for learning new ideas and following through! here
I AM grateful for all the things in my life, I must admit I do take
for granted. Being in the *Now* to appreciate all things, no matter
how small they are..in the moment! here (he he!)
I AM grateful for setting goals and accomplishing them! (Thank you, Leigh!) here
I AM grateful for inspiration to dream big and to take the time to do it! (Thank you, Texan!) here
I AM grateful for having fun and enjoying life! (Thank you, Melodie!) here

So, what are you grateful for?

Hugs!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Our friend Ann Lihl made this cute ornament for us! She makes a lot
of other nice items. If anyone is interested in purchasing something


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Three Raw Treats

Hello Everyone, Wishing you all safe blessings if you are in the path of Irene! A couple days ago, I was in the mood to throw together some goodies for us to munch on. First up, was Chilled Raw Chocolate Fudge, the recipe came from here. Up next is the Crumbly Crust Balls, at least that's what I call them and this recipe is adapted from Heathy's Peach Cobbler Crust recipe here. What I did was take 2 cups pecans, 1/2 cup coconut, 1/2 cup dates, pinch of salt, added some raisins and dark choccie chips. Process all in food processor and roll into balls...really good. And lastly, Snowballs....Combine 1/2 cup each of whatever you like, I used pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, almond butter, honey, sunflower seeds, raisins, dates. Once combined, make into balls and roll in coconut.....really easy! In the tall glass are the Snowballs and the little glass is the Crumbly Crust Balls!


Chilled Raw Chocolate Fudge....


Snowballs and Crumbly Crust Balls....


Be safe all! Hugs!

Three Raw Treats

Hello Everyone, Wishing you all safe blessings if you are in the path of Irene! A couple days ago, I was in the mood to throw together some goodies for us to munch on. First up, was Chilled Raw Chocolate Fudge, the recipe came from here. Up next is the Crumbly Crust Balls, at least that's what I call them and this recipe is adapted from Heathy's Peach Cobbler Crust recipe here. What I did was take 2 cups pecans, 1/2 cup coconut, 1/2 cup dates, pinch of salt, added some raisins and dark choccie chips. Process all in food processor and roll into balls...really good. And lastly, Snowballs....Combine 1/2 cup each of whatever you like, I used pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, almond butter, honey, sunflower seeds, raisins, dates. Once combined, make into balls and roll in coconut.....really easy! In the tall glass are the Snowballs and the little glass is the Crumbly Crust Balls!


Chilled Raw Chocolate Fudge....


Snowballs and Crumbly Crust Balls....


Be safe all! Hugs!

Flourless Chocolate Banana Honey Walnut Cake

Howdy Partners, I hope all of you are safe that are in the path of Irene! Sending you all hugs! This recipe comes from Shirley @ http://glutenfreeeasily.com/, she is very sweet and an informative lady on gluten free! She has a very yummy blog, please go and give it a look even though you may not be gluten free, I'm sure there will be something there for you! Here is the link to the cake recipe! It was very delish! I put peaches on it for the hubby and I!

Fresh out of the oven....


Be safe peeps!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Friend's Giveaway....

Cute Katie @ http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/ is having an awesome giveaway....you may want to enter here ......thank you Katie!


Good luck, but I hope I win.....he he! Hugs!

A Friend's Giveaway....

Cute Katie @ http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/ is having an awesome giveaway....you may want to enter here ......thank you Katie!


Good luck, but I hope I win.....he he! Hugs!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Best.....Almond Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

Almond Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites



Adapted from Elana's Pantry

2 ½ cups Trader Joe's almond meal
3/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal, ground fine in blender or food processor
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup grapeseed oil (I used olive oil)
½ cup pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips (such as Ghiardelli 60% Cacao)
  1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, ground oatmeal, salt and baking soda
  2. In a medium bowl combine grapeseed oil, maple syrup and vanilla
  3. Stir wet ingredients into the almond/oatmeal flour mixture until thoroughly combined
  4. Fold in chocolate chips
  5. Spoon 2 tablespoons of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet, press down to flatten
  6. Bake at 350º for 7 to 10 minutes, until lightly golden
  7. Cool cookies on the baking sheets for 20 minutes, then serve.

The Best.....Almond Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

Almond Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites



Adapted from Elana's Pantry

2 ½ cups Trader Joe's almond meal
3/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal, ground fine in blender or food processor
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup grapeseed oil (I used olive oil)
½ cup pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips (such as Ghiardelli 60% Cacao)
  1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, ground oatmeal, salt and baking soda
  2. In a medium bowl combine grapeseed oil, maple syrup and vanilla
  3. Stir wet ingredients into the almond/oatmeal flour mixture until thoroughly combined
  4. Fold in chocolate chips
  5. Spoon 2 tablespoons of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet, press down to flatten
  6. Bake at 350º for 7 to 10 minutes, until lightly golden
  7. Cool cookies on the baking sheets for 20 minutes, then serve.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Just For Fun Part 2

This darn critter wouldn't let me run it all together.....So Part 2....

18. One of Your Wish List Items: Harmony
19. Time: 5:17 p.m.
20. The Last Thing You Did: Nap
21. What You Are Wearing: T-shirt
22. Your Favorite Weather: Autumn
23. Your Favorite Book: Many
24. Last Thing You Ate: Pretzel
25. Your Life: Unsettled
26. Your Mood: Unsettled
27. Your Best Friends: Fun
28. What Are You Thinking About Right Now: Life
29. Your Car: Ford
30. What Are You Doing At The Moment: Typing
31. Your Summer: Busy
32. Relationship Status: Happy
33. What Is On Your TV: Junk
34. What Is The Weather Like: Sunny
35. When Is The Last Time You Laughed: Today

Enjoy!

Just For Fun! Part I

Saw this on http://bleedingespresso.com. Thank you Michelle!

The rule is that you can type just one word–no explanations. I won’t tag anyone, but feel free to play along if you like.

1. Yourself: Extreme

2. Your partner: Cliff

3. Your hair: Brunette
4. Your Mother: Joyce
5. Your Father: Frank
6. Your Favorite Item: Coffee
7. Your Dream Last Night: Weird
8. Your Favorite Drink: Coffee
9. Your Dream Car: Lexus
10. Your Dream Home: Simple
11. The Room You Are In: Office
12. Your Ex: Over
13. Your Fear: Life will pass me by.
14. Where You Want To Be In Ten Years? Peaceful
15. Who You Hung Out With Last Night: Cliff
16. What You’re Not: Blond
17. Muffins: Zucchini

Part 2 coming! Have fun!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

No-Bake Blonde Coconut Macaroons

No-Bake Blonde Coconut Macaroons

Mix all ingredients together well. Form into balls and refrigerate until firm.....I actually freeze them! When we make these they are gone in a few minutes because they are soooo good!

Recipe submitted by Stephanie, Goodyear, AZ

@ Tropical Traditions (http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/recipe_No-Bake_Blonde_Coconut_Macaroons.htm)

Stay cool!

No-Bake Blonde Coconut Macaroons

No-Bake Blonde Coconut Macaroons

Mix all ingredients together well. Form into balls and refrigerate until firm.....I actually freeze them! When we make these they are gone in a few minutes because they are soooo good!

Recipe submitted by Stephanie, Goodyear, AZ

@ Tropical Traditions (http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/recipe_No-Bake_Blonde_Coconut_Macaroons.htm)

Stay cool!

HOT! HOT! HOT!....Grilled Cheese Anyone?

Hi, I know..I know...are you crazy, WHO eats grilled cheese in the summertime...I do...lol! I went out and picked our first tomato from the garden and I love them on my sammie. I also made this gluten free bread yesterday....so good! Come on......just try it...you might like it...ha!



Another photo for you to drool over! Hubby and I don't do so well eating regular cheese, so we use the veggie kind and it works out very well.


We were so excited, also out of our garden came these two lil guys...yummy cucumbers!



Well you all stay cool out there in blog land.....till next time!......

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Averie's Banana Oat Cake with Peanut Butter

Happy July to ya all and I hope you had a great 4th! Here is a quick, simple, and easy snack. The recipe comes from Averie....thank you girl! Her blog is here. The recipe goes like this...

Microwave Banana Oat Cakes

(Vegan & GF)
1/2 Banana, mashed
3 Tbsp Dry Whole Rolled Oats
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar (omit or reduce, use white sugar, or use stevia, if desired) (I use one packet of stevia)
1 Tsp Cinnamon (or use pumpkin pie spice)

Optional: 1/2 Tbsp Chia Seeds (or use ground flax, or omit)
Optional: 1 Tbsp Dried Coconut Flakes
Optional: 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder for Chocolate Banana Oat Cakes

Yields 1 oat cake but you can double the above recipe and microwave half the mixture in one bowl, half the mixture in another bowl, for 2 oat cakes

Mash Banana, Combine & Stir All Ingredients

Spray down a clean bowl or dish with cooking spray or nonstick spray.

Transfer the mixture into the sprayed bowl and microwave for 90 seconds.

Remove from the microwave and just wait a minute or two for it to cool and firm up a bit.
And then, it will pop right out.

I smeared peanut butter on mine like Averie did....yum yum!!!

Happy Tuesday! Hugs!

Hungry Girl's Crazy-Good Corn Chips

Howdy! Are ya ready for a salsa-type day? These chips were really easy to make and yummy! Please give them a try and let me know if ya did!

The recipe comes from Hungry Girl....you can find her here.


Two 6-inch corn tortillas
1/8 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cut each tortilla in half. Cut each half into 3 triangles, for a total of 12 triangles.

Spray a baking sheet lightly with nonstick spray. Place tortilla triangles close together on the sheet.

Cover triangles with a 1-second spray of nonstick spray (optional). Evenly sprinkle with salt.

Bake in the oven until crispy, about 8 minutes, carefully flipping about halfway through bake time.

MAKES 1 SERVING

Please serve with salsa.....yep! Could make it fresh if ya like!

Enjoy! Hugs!

Hungry Girl's Crazy-Good Corn Chips

Howdy! Are ya ready for a salsa-type day? These chips were really easy to make and yummy! Please give them a try and let me know if ya did!

The recipe comes from Hungry Girl....you can find her here.


Two 6-inch corn tortillas
1/8 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cut each tortilla in half. Cut each half into 3 triangles, for a total of 12 triangles.

Spray a baking sheet lightly with nonstick spray. Place tortilla triangles close together on the sheet.

Cover triangles with a 1-second spray of nonstick spray (optional). Evenly sprinkle with salt.

Bake in the oven until crispy, about 8 minutes, carefully flipping about halfway through bake time.

MAKES 1 SERVING

Please serve with salsa.....yep! Could make it fresh if ya like!

Enjoy! Hugs!

Monday, June 27, 2011

The 15" PB Cookie!

Hi Peeps! Happy Monday! Over the weekend, hubby and I wanted some cookies, so he suggested one BIG cookie...lol! This was the biggest cookie I had made before and it was so good! I had to double the normal recipe to get enough dough to fit into the pan.

2 cups Peanut Butter (I used 1 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup sun butter, and 1/2 choc peanut butter....didn't have enough of just peanut butter)
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups organic sugar

Throw it all together and press into the sprayed pan. Bake 350 degrees for about 21 mins.

Let me know if ya give it a try! Hugs!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pumpkin Smoothie

Beautiful Morning To Ya! I just love trying new recipes and the excitement that comes with them, because you have never tried it before...(and hopefully it turns out....lol!) This recipe is from Lexie here. Her blog is so fun and she has some really yummy recipes....Thank you Lexie!

Hope you give it a whirl! Enjoy your day! Hugs!

Pumpkin Smoothie

Beautiful Morning To Ya! I just love trying new recipes and the excitement that comes with them, because you have never tried it before...(and hopefully it turns out....lol!) This recipe is from Lexie here. Her blog is so fun and she has some really yummy recipes....Thank you Lexie!

Hope you give it a whirl! Enjoy your day! Hugs!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Pirate Smoothie Plus A Favorite Product....

Today's yummy smoothie comes from Lexi and the recipe can be found here. Thank you Lexi! I just love the name of it "Pirate"...lol! Now who don't love a pirate especially when his name could be Jack Sparrow...ha! I just love Johnny Depp! Yahoo!!!

Hubby even commented how good this smoothie was! That's always happy proof of the pudding, right!

Just wanted to share a favorite product of our's...Archer Farms Coffee's! This coffee can only be found at Target stores. It is so smooth and we just love the flavors..so many to choose from!

Well hope you are having a glorious Monday! Hugs!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Banana Oat Cake

OMG, did I find an easy and yummy treat for you! It comes from Averie's here. It is a Microwave Banana Oat Cake....so tasty! Thank you Averie!

Microwave Banana Oat Cakes


1/2 Banana, mashed

3 Tbsp Dry Whole Rolled Oats

**I used (1) package stevia and sprinkled in some cinnamon. Check the link to Averie's to see what she did.

Yields 1 oat cake

Mash Banana, Combine & Stir All Ingredients

Spray down a clean bowl or dish with cooking spray or nonstick spray.

Transfer the mixture into the sprayed bowl and microwave for 90 seconds.

Remove from the microwave and just wait a minute or two for it to cool and firm up a bit. And then, it will pop right out.

Really good! Can spread whatever kind of nut butter on there if ya like!

Banana Oat Cake

OMG, did I find an easy and yummy treat for you! It comes from Averie's here. It is a Microwave Banana Oat Cake....so tasty! Thank you Averie!

Microwave Banana Oat Cakes


1/2 Banana, mashed

3 Tbsp Dry Whole Rolled Oats

**I used (1) package stevia and sprinkled in some cinnamon. Check the link to Averie's to see what she did.

Yields 1 oat cake

Mash Banana, Combine & Stir All Ingredients

Spray down a clean bowl or dish with cooking spray or nonstick spray.

Transfer the mixture into the sprayed bowl and microwave for 90 seconds.

Remove from the microwave and just wait a minute or two for it to cool and firm up a bit. And then, it will pop right out.

Really good! Can spread whatever kind of nut butter on there if ya like!

HG's Waffle 'wich

Happy Sunday to you all! The sun is partially out and it is HOT! My favorite weather is 70's, light breeze, and with the sun out, guess we can't always have the perfect weather all the time or we would get spoiled....you ask what's wrong with that...lol! (or at least I do...ha!)

For lunch today I made us another one of Hungry Girl's recipes from here. Just scroll down it was the last one. Grilled Ham and Cheese Waffle 'wich!


2 low-fat waffles, thawed from frozen (we used gluten-free)
1 oz. sliced 97 - 98% fat-free ham (about 2 slices) (we had turkey breast)
1 slice fat-free American cheese (we used Galaxy veggie cheese)
1/2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel and Brown), room temperature (this I just put on Cliff's sammie)

I just made the 'wich's up and put them on our George Foreman's grill and used it like a panini maker...so easy. I added to my 'wich...lol!: baby spinach, black olives, tomato, and spicy brown mustard....delish!


The tea towel being used as the backdrop came officially from Ireland! My mom and dad went years ago, and I decided it was high time to pull it out and get some beautiful use out of it! Love it!

Well enjoy the rest of your Sunday! Hugs!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Orange You Dreamy?....

Howdy, remember me! Just popping in to share this yummy shake with ya! Recipe can be found here on Hungry girls site!

Hubby and I used lowfat yogurt, instead of the ice cream.

Enjoy and see ya again soon!