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

muffins

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Date Filled Apple Muffins

Date Filled Apple Muffins

This was my first endeavor with filled muffins. Who knew it was so crazy easy? My husband and I have traveled back to Kerikeri in New Zealand to stay with a naturopath and help them with marketing for their business (Head to Toe Natural Health Clinic). It was so wonderful to walk into the kitchen […]

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins

It was a Saturday morning. A lazy Saturday morning. One of those wonderful weekend mornings that just begs for cinnamon rolls. With lots of cream cheese icing. Well, needless to say, we don’t eat packaged cinnamon rolls that are full of bleached flour, sugar, & preservatives as tasty as they (admittedly) are. I searched online […]

Carrot Raisin Muffins on a Rainy Afternoon

Carrot Raisin Muffins on a Rainy Afternoon

Usually muffins are a weekend breakfast treat. Like cake for breakfast. But the other afternoon I had a craving for a baked good. I needed something warm and moist and comforting. Earlier the day was sunny and the sky was blue (lending itself nicely to a picnic lunch). But the afternoon turned gray and rainy. […]