Bananas “foster” with nut crumble

IMG_8438Yesterday I admit, I was decided to take a few minutes and veg on the couch during the day.  This is a luxury I allow myself every once in awhile.  I was sitting there watching “Chopped” on Food Network, and all of a sudden I found myself in the kitchen inspired to make something seasonal with what I had on hand.  I was craving a paleo – that is grain free- granola I had bought once at Whole Foods, but had put back the day before because I realized I could make that and save myself the money.  So that was my inspiration.

This recipe is so easy, yet so good!  You can use this nut crumble granola thing in the morning with a banana and almond milk, or maybe in some yogurt.


Hot Chocolate

It’s getting to be that time of year where we want to stay inside and snuggle up with a warm drink in our hands.  This recipe is for a hot chocolate that you don’t have to feel guilty about.  Actually it has some surprising super foods in it – Cacao (no I did not spell it wrong), cinammon, and my favorite Maple Syrup.



Maple Syrup

Arugula Quinoa Salad

This salad is always a bit hit. I think it is from the sweetness of the grapes and the crunch of the pine nuts. You can change the fruit, greens or nuts, or add in more veggies to your liking. The idea is using a grain in your salad to bulk it up. You can also add a protein (although quinoa is a great source of protein) like grilled chicken, or shrimp.

Buffalo Broccoli/Cauliflower “Wings”

The first time I made this dish was for a Super Bowl party. I have to say everyone really liked it and didn’t even care that it was cauliflower! After having a version made with broccoli at a restaurant, I started making it with both broccoli and cauliflower – although Paige prefers just broccoli!