Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage – Quick & Lean

One of the biggest challenges with our new fitness regimen has been getting in enough lean protein. I think I mentioned before that it includes a diet plan which is very lean, and starts out low in carbs, higher in protein (gradually tapering off to a very sustainable and carb-rich…

Homemade Strawberry Julius … The Ultimate Workout Reward!

  Whew! 5 days into the new fitness program and it is definitelly kicking our butts. Thank you all for your inspiring comments the other day, we are keeping motivated! Thus far my husband and I have done three days of 90-minute cardio-type weight and muscle training (can we say torture?), an hour of…

Sinful Cinnamon-Apple Sauté (Breakfast or Dessert?)

Actually, this little dish isn’t sinful at all, but that title just sounds so good doesn’t it? Well, this saute does produce tender, juicy apples with a wonderfully rich, sweet, and cinnamon-y syrup, rendering it indulgent enough for a healthy dessert. However, I had it for breakfast. I ate it on its own as a part…

Virtuous Whole Grain Banana Muffins

In case you haven’t noticed from my past recipes, I am always looking for ways to use up those leftover bananas. For some odd reason, I purchase the same amount of bananas year round, regardless of our internal demand. In the summers, morning smoothies ensure that we go through at…

What Does a Vegan Donut Look Like?

 Like this … Vegan Apple Fritter: Fritter Close Up: Vegan Donut Twisted with Chocolate: Twist Close-up: I have my weaknesses too you know! Come on, who could resist? We finally made our way to Ronald’s Donuts in Las Vegas, and were greatly rewarded. Both my husband and I were in donut heaven. Trust…

Wheat-Free Apple Cinnamon Dutch Babies

I am lucky; I get my share of fun foods to trial. But, when I spotted the giveaway on Say Yes to Salad for the most adorable handmade earrings, well, let’s just say this is something new and fun that I must do my best to win! I have officially racked…

“Buttermilk” Banana Pancakes Made with Love

Oddly enough, my husband and I had our very first date on Valentine’s Day.  I know, I know, not the best day for a first date, but it worked out well I would say. Yet, because we are frugal, we never go out on the actual day of to celebrate. There are…

Gifts from the Kitchen: Gingerbread Granola

The baking bug hit me this weekend, so I decided to prepare some treats to give to friends this holiday season.  I was a bit torn on what to make since I would be shipping some of the items, when the weekly email from Meatout Mondays arrived suggesting holiday granola.  Brilliance! …