Category Archives: Unrefined

Pumpkin Bread with Walnuts and Figs

So after stating, here, how I didn’t like figs, it looks like now I’m on a figgy roll. Even going as far as buying a giant bag of organic dried figs!… I’m still coming up with ways to use them and incorporate them into my recipes, so you may be seeing more figgy recipes in the future… I’m sure Dave already rues the day he asked for fig bars. *giggle*
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Healthy cherry muffins made with just 8 ingredients and no refined sugar. {vegan}

Whole Grain Cherry Muffins

Happy New Year! I hope you had fun spending it in whatever way you did… We (Dave and I)  spend our’s cleaning out and deicing the freezer chest. I know, we’re just a couple of crazy party kids!… But anyway, that’s how I discovered that I’ve managed to collect an embarrassing amount of frozen cherries. Seriously, we’re talking orchard quantities here. Continue reading

Lentil Casserole - lentils and veggies are topped with mashed potato, making this hearty vegan casserole.

Lentil Casserole

Even if you love being in the kitchen, don’t you sometimes just want a break?… Not from baking cookies!… Never from baking cookies… But from the dinner grind?… Sure there’s the option of eating out, but for those of us on a budget (isn’t that everybody?), that can get expensive. For me, the more practical (and honestly, preferred) answer is leftovers. I love leftovers, and in my opinion there’s no better leftovers than a casserole.

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Hermit Cookie Energy Bars - A healthy snack that tastes like a cookie! Grain-free, sugar-free, and vegan.

Hermit Cookie Energy Bars (or balls)

So Dave asked me if I would make him some sort of snack for pre-workouts and to refuel him through his day at work (sometimes his job alone is a workout). He was sure to specify, that he’d like for it to be healthy, have no added sugar, and (of course) taste like a cookie… Uh-Ya… No problem :-/
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