Creamy, Dreamy Hot Cacao

Click here. Okay, now that we got that taken care of... Have you ever wondered about the differences between cocoa and cacao? I mean other than the obvious...you know, the number of a's and o's, and the order in which they appear. No? Well, really? I mean it really is somewhat intriguing. It's actually quite simple. Cacao is made…

Sea Salt “Caramels” and Health Challenge #5

Every couple of weeks, I give my kids at school a "Health Challenge". Last Tuesday, I presented Health Challenge #5: Limit your "sweet treats" to one per day. After presenting the "Did you know..." facts about added sugars in our food, we got on the topic of what is actually in the foods we eat. As an…

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Cookie dough. Why is it just so incredibly difficult to resist sneaking a few bites of cookie dough when whipping up a batch of cookies? Have you ever even put a pan of cookies in the oven without "testing" them first? (You know...just to make sure they're edible and stuff.) I know I haven't. My love affair with cookie…

All Hail to the Powerful Kale!

I've loved green, leafy vegetables for as long as I can remember. Heck, I ate them before they became trendy. I didn't even know they were good for me! In the summertime, my mom would make spinach salad with fresh picked spinach from our garden, hard cooked eggs, bacon, and a hot bacon/vinegar dressing. This…

“Feelin’ Green” Vegan Overnight Oats

In order to simplify my life a little in the mornings, I have transitioned to making overnight oats! And this, by the way, is a total vanity thing. I had layers put in my hair and have been curling it. This takes much more time than straightening it. So...this is my feeble attempt to gain some…