Have you ever had maca powder? Or heard of it? Maca is a root that dates back thousands of years and can be found in several forms – powder, pill, extract, etc. It is also classified as an “adaptogen.” This trendy term means that the […]
Ingredient: maple syrup
Have you ever used flax meal (aka: ground or milled flax seed)? Flax seeds pack a punch of nutrients! They contain omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and phytoestrogens. Did you know that omega-3 fatty acids are linked to reduced risk of heart disease? And that phytoestrogens […]
On my last annual trip to visit family in Petersburg, Alaska, I got to experience the delightful little pop-up farmer’s market with produce from the local (“off the grid”) Farragut Farm. I purchased a small bag of snap peas and a jar of pecan butter to take home with me. The snap peas were a beautiful vibrant green, perfectly crunchy, sweet, and juicy. But the real star of the show was the homemade maple pecan butter – creamy, with a hint of sweet and a pinch of salt. The jar was empty within days and I couldn’t stop thinking about it!
My version of this pecan butter is quick to make and easy to eat. Spread on toast or bananas, drizzle on your oatmeal or Greek yogurt, or simply eat by the spoonful. Nut butters are packed with heart healthy fats and a little protein and fiber, so they make a great addition to a well-rounded diet! Bonus – pecans can help lower cholesterol!
Looking for a quick and delish Valentine’s Day dessert? Whip up this decadent vegan pudding in less than 5 minutes! Not only is this pudding delicious, but you also get a punch of antioxidants from the cocoa powder, goji berries, and cacao nibs – triple threat! […]
This quick and easy granola makes for a decadent Greek yogurt topping (make it plain because this granola provides plenty of sweetness!) or a savored gift when packed in a mason jar and tied with ribbon. You can also use it as a crunchy chia […]