Honey Glazed Salmon


1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

4 tbsp honey or agave nectar 

1/2 teaspoon finely minced garlic

4 pieces (about 6 oz. each) salmon fillet

2 tablespoons sesame seeds



1. Preheat oven to 450

2. Mix soy sauce, honey, and garlic. Set aside 2 tbsp of the glaze.

3. Pour sauce into a shallow 2- to 3-quart baking dish. Set salmon pieces in dish; let stand 15 minutes. Turn salmon pieces over.

4. Bake in a 450° oven for 15 minutes, remove from oven

5. Increase oven heat to broil. Brush salmon evenly the rest of the glaze and sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds. Broil until sesame seeds are toasted- about 2 to 3 minutes

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes


1 small or medium head of cauliflower, washed, trimmed, and chopped roughly
1/4-1/2 tsp salt
1 small clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp almond or rice milk (soy creamer if you want this super decadent)
2 tbsp Earth Balance
Dash black pepper
1/4 tsp dried thyme


1. Steam Cauliflower until tender

2. Place into blender or food processor, add all ingredients

3. Pulse blend until desired textured us obtained


Sweet Potato Chips


2 Large Yams

3 TBSP coconut oil

1 TBSP ground rosemary


Preheat oven to 375- cook for 15 min

OR cook over heated skillet

Healthy Almond Butter Cookies


Dry Stuff

  • 3/4 c whole wheat flour OR spelt ( I used a little less, adjust depending on the moisture of the batter)
  • 3/4 c oats
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • optional: 1 tsp cinnamon

Moist Stuff

  • 1 c smooth natural almond butter ( I used 1 ¼ cups)
  • 1/2 c honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • optional: 1/3-1/2 c chocolate or carob chips


  1. Combine dry ingredients
  2. Combine moist ingredients
  3. Mix dry and moist ingredients together.
  4. Cool in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  5. Drop teaspoons of batter on a parchment-lined cookie sheet or baking sheet for cookies.
  6. Flatten with a fork if you like.
  7. Bake at 375 for 8-12 minutes - edges will be slightly browned - be careful not to burn as honey browns fast

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers


4 Red Bell Peppers

1 cup of tomato sauce

1 cup of chopped cooked chicken

Wing Sauce (Frank’s is my brand), as much as you can stomach

1 cup of mozzarella cheese (really any cheese you have)

2 Cups of Brown Rice


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Cut the tops off of the peppers and take out the stem and seeds
3. If needed, cut the bottoms of the peppers slightly so they sit upright in a baking dish
4. Mix together the tomato sauce, chicken, rice, and wing sauce
5. Stuff each pepper with the mixture, leaving space at the top for the cheese
6. Place in a baking dish and bake for 20 minutes
7. Remove from oven and top with mozzarella, continue to bake about 20 minutes- until peppers are soft

Tasty Black Bean Brownies


15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed

3 large eggs

3 TBAP coconut oil

¾ cup xylitol

½ cup cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp baking powder

Pinch of salt

½ cup chocolate chips


1. Preheat Oven to 350, Spray 8x8 inch cooking pan

2. Place Black Beans in food Processor; process until smooth and creamy

3. Add all ingredients except chocolate chips, pulse until creamy

4. Add Chips, pulse a few times until chips are broken up a bit

5. Pour batter into pan, sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips

6. Bake for 30 to 35 min, cool in pan before serving

Banana Bread


1 ¼ cup spelt Flour

¼ ground flax seed

½ cup rolled oats

¾ cup xylitol

1tsp baking powder

1tsp cinnamon

1-2 eggs

½ apple sauce

½ vanilla yogurt

2 medium bananas

1/3 chocolate chips (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350

2. Mash bananas and mix with egg, yogurt, xylitol, applesauce, and vanilla extract

3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, flax seed, baking powder, aots, cinnamon and nutmeg together.

4. Combine dry and wet until just mixed. Fold in chocolate chips. Spoon Mixture into loaf pan.

5. Bake for one hour, cool for ten minutes

Just the Beginning

Life has taken some tremendous turns, and it is only just the beginning. On August 25th, 2012, I will marry my best friend; joining together as husband and wife to experience every part of the perfect plan God has placed in front of us. So many possibilities, so many unknowns, so many opportunities to live life as it was meant to be!