Paleo S’mores

Paleo S'moresIf you’ve been reading my blog this past week, then this post probably comes as no surprise.

 

After reading over and over about “Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge Delight,” my 6-year-old became very excited about the idea of marshmallows and my description of S’mores. As a result, we decided to make S’mores as a special treat for our End of Summer Celebration.… Continue reading

Homemade Honey-Sweetened Marshmallows

Homemade Honey-Sweetened Marshmallows RecipeThe other day, we were reading a book that repeatedly mentioned “Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge Delight.” My 6-year-old speculated about what it might taste like, and how we might make it ourselves. I told him that I imagined it tasted like s’mores, but with all of the ingredients mixed together. Since he’s never had a s’more, this spawned a whole other conversation.… Continue reading

Fruit-Sweetened Chocolate Brazil Nut Milkshake

Chocolate Brazil Nut Milkshake Recipe (Vegan, Raw, Paleo, GAPS)
Is there anything cuter than a little kid with a Chocolate Milkshake mustache?

Today as I was writing I suddenly had a huge craving for chocolate. I didn’t have anything chocolate made or ready-to-eat, so I pulled ingredients out of my pantry, refrigerator, and freezer and tossed them all into the blender. What came out not only fulfilled my chocolate craving, it tasted really fantastic and was very easy to make.… Continue reading

Fruit-Sweetened Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Pops

Fruit-Sweetened Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice PopsApparently we haven’t been making enough smoothies lately, because when my 2-year-old asked for an ice pop today, we were completely out. So I pulled out my blender and made a special smoothie batch specifically to use for ice pop making.

 

I’d love to say I filled all of our ice pop molds with this chocolaty, peanut buttery goodness, but all four of us drank some of it in smoothie form too (and it was fantastic!).… Continue reading

Health Snack: Fresh Watermelon

Watermelon is the quintessential summer fruit. It’s tasty, wonderfully refreshing, and watermelons peak during the hot months of summer. Today we took slices of our local, organic watermelon outside to eat as we enjoyed a hot, plans-free summer afternoon. It felt and tasted like a slice of paradise.

 

Healthy Snack: Fresh Watermelon

 

In addition to tasting delicious, watermelon is also wonderfully healthy. Here are some of the health benefits of watermelon:

 

Watermelons, in spite of being 92% water, are nutrient dense, containing a wide array of vitamins and minerals, including large amounts of Vitamins A and C, more lycopene than any other vegetable or fruit, as well as a wide assortment of other nutrients (Szalay, 2014).… Continue reading

Treats for Gathering: Easy Treats for when you’re Getting Together with Friends

Treats for Gathering: Easy Treats for when you’re Getting Together with Friends
Our double batch of Grain-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, all packed up and ready to go (once we add the lid, of course).

Gathering with friends is a wonderful blessing. It gives us the opportunity to share, to listen, and to simply spend time together. Getting together is a wonderful way to build community, honor special occasions, and simply to celebrate the everyday pleasures of life.… Continue reading

Fruit-Sweetened Chai Banana Milkshake

Fruit-Sweetened Chai Banana MilkshakeToday it was milkshake time again. My boys and I spent hours out and about on a hot day running errands, and then we came home and spent some time working in our garden. Later that afternoon when my 6-year-old suggested making a milkshake, it sounded like the perfect way to cool us down after our busy, hot day.

 

I love chai spices, so I decided to try making a Fruit-Sweetened, Chai-Spiced Milkshake.… Continue reading

Fruit-Sweetened Fresh Peach Ice Cream

Fruit-Sweetened Fresh Peach Ice Cream RecipeWith local peaches in season here in Colorado, we’ve been enjoying an abundance of them. While we’ve been eating most of them in their wonderful, pure fresh peach form, today I decided to give Fresh Peach Ice Cream a try.

 

I wanted the peaches to shine, so I only added two other ingredients to the mix. I was about to grab some ground cinnamon, when on a whim I decided to use the apple pie spice we had received as a gift instead.… Continue reading

Green Lemonade Slushie

Green Lemonade SlushieThe other day, I took my boys to the County Fair. While we were there, especially as the day got warmer, we saw lots of people drinking slushies. My boys were fascinated by these bright-colored beverages.  I didn’t want to buy a fair slushie drink. The day-glow colors told me that they were full of artificial colors, and they were likely loaded with corn syrup too (which would make my little guys break out in a serious rash).… Continue reading