Our Choices Matter

If you like tomatoes and have ever tried an organic cherry tomato against one grown by conventional means there is a definite difference; even two young 11-year old girls who made a documentary which can be found on Netflix ‘What’s On Your Plate’ can tell you that. In 2018, 609,640 people were expected to die…

PB Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies

2 ripe bananas, mashed until smooth & creamy 1/3 cup peanut butter ~ creamy or chunky 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 scoop vanilla protein powder ** (optional. The cookie will just be lower in protein) 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp butter flavor extract ** (optional) 1 1/2 cups quick oatmeal  ~ uncooked  (or use old-fashioned oats for more oatmeal…

Whole Almost (or totally) Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 3/4 cups walnuts toasted, finely ground in a food processor 2 cups oats divided 3/4 cup coconut or almond flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 2 Tbsp almond milk 3.5 Tbsp coconut oil make sure it’s room temperature and not a solid 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips (or vegan chocolate chips to make this totally vegan style) INSTRUCTIONS  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees…

Healthier Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

I know, I know, It’s the time of year now that you see and hear about pumpkins so much you feel like screaming. Everything is pumpkin scented, and pumpkin tasting. Pumpkin, however, does have some grand health benefits that we can all take advantage of. They are packed with vitamins, beta-carotene, fiber, potassium, and help…