getting back to my roots: my journey in true health and natural living

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Ultimate Carrot Cake (Revisited)

Ultimate Carrot Cake (Revisited)

Rich, moist carrot cake. Extra creamy cream cheese icing. A decadent dessert chock full of pineapple, walnuts, raisins, and carrots. I mean whoa – a dessert full of veggies and fruit and healthy things! Even the sweetener is mostly healthy! No refined sugar here at all my friends. You might remember I posted this recipe […]

French Toast Muffins

French Toast Muffins

Am I taking my muffin obsession a bit too far? Is it sacrilegious to alter such a traditional breakfast food of deliciousness as French toast? Hopefully you don’t think so, because these muffins are way too easy to make and way too tasty to turn down. Trust me. I found this recipe on my friend […]

Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are some chocolate-y cookies. (Chocolate lovers everywhere commence a chorus of cheers!) And get this–these cookies are healthy. Ok, at least semi-healthy. Let’s just say that these cookies are an indulgence you don’t have to feel guilty about. No refined sugar for cancer cells in your body to feed off of–they’re sweetened with enzyme-rich honey. […]

Seed Muffins

Seed Muffins

As far as big companies go, I actually appreciate a lot of things about Whole Foods. Nope, they’re definitely not perfect, but that doesn’t mean I boycott them and stand outside with picket signs (does that really do anything beneficial, anyway? I’m pretty sure the way to hit big companies where it hurts is in […]

Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

It’s muffin time again! With a tree full of lemons and a jar full of chia seeds I couldn’t resist concocting a muffin with a twist on the traditional Lemon Poppy Seed flavors. Poppy seeds are fantastic, but chia seeds are like the ultimate addition to a healthy diet. Check out this nutritional profile: High […]

Lemon Rosemary Cookies

Lemon Rosemary Cookies

After I finished weeding in the garden and building a bed border from old bricks, I pulled a bright yellow lemon from the tree by the patio. Then I walked over to the herbs and snipped off a small piece of fresh rosemary. Honey from the South Island of New Zealand was brought out of […]

Salmon Polenta Muffins

Salmon Polenta Muffins

I have a new addiction. It’s known as Pinterest. I’m usually not one to jump on the bandwagon right away when it comes to new trends. Case in point, it was only a few months ago that I broke down and finally learned what in the world StumbleUpon even was (it’s pretty nifty too, by […]

No-Knead Gluten-Low Bread

No-Knead Gluten-Low Bread

Um. Wow. I have to say I’m pretty darn impressed with this bread. You might remember me hating on bread a few months ago, but this is not your superstore white sliced bread. This is homemade, moist, flavorful, nutrient-rich gourmet bread. If I had sprouted my grains and ground my own flour, would it be […]

Savory Onion & Apple Muffins

Savory Onion & Apple Muffins

I have been itching to try some savory muffins for a while now. It’s actually kind of amazing, what with my muffin fetish and all, that I haven’t delved into these already! But I have been collecting recipes, and when our host at Lake Tekapo Luxury Lodge suggested I make some muffins (or something, but […]

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Whoa baby. I’m back baking muffins! Our current host heard I loved to bake and set me loose in the kitchen with blueberries straight from a friend’s garden. You may know that fresh blueberries are one of my absolute favorite foods, and while I do love standard Blueberry Muffins, I couldn’t bring myself to bake […]