Category Archives: It’s Delish!

Afternoon slump, meet your match

I hadn’t planned my food especially well for work today, so 3 pm was approaching, I was getting a bit hungry, and didn’t have much on hand for a snack.

But I did have some leftover pumpkin puree from my quinoa lunch (much the same as yesterday’s just with the addition of pumpkin), and the last little bit of my Justin’s Chocolate Peanut Butter. I have those two ingredients in oatmeal all the time, so why not plain?

I heated up about 1 1/2 – 2 tbsp pumpkin puree in the microwave f0r 30 seconds, and then mixed it in the almost empty peanut butter jar.

YUM! Quick, easy, some protein to keep my energy up for the afternoon, and some vitamins and fiber from the pumpkin.

To quote the Guinness commercials: BRILLIANT!


Cherry bomb

It’s nearing bedtime. Husband is in bed, I should be going soon, but I’m just a bit hungry. What to make that will satisfy my sweet tooth but not be too heavy? And oh yea, fast and easy.

Thus was born Cherry Bomb

In a microwaveable mug, I added two circles of unsweetened bakers chocolate, maybe a tbsp of shredded coconut, maybe 1/2 cup of frozen cherries, and a tbsp of Justin’s maple almond butter. Put in the microwave for two minutes, stirred after one minute, and put it back in.

Perfect nearly bedtime dessert – just sweet enough, light, fast, and great chocolate cherry coconut combo! Mmmmmm. Going to bed with a happy belly!

What’s a good fall breakfast?

Cool morning air.

Enjoying my morning coffee after my walk with Myra Wonderpup.

Not feeling like making a pudding this morning. What’s a gluten-free, dairy-free, mostly vegan girl to do?

Oatmeal with a flourish to the rescue! (Dad, sorry for the potential trauma to follow!)

For a perfectly decadent, but oh-so-healthy, breakfast, I made some oatmeal (vanilla hemp milk, oatmeal, cinnamon and nutmeg). Add in two heaping tbsp of canned pumpkin. Put a circle of baker’s chocolate on the bottom of your bowl (no sugar, just dark chocolate. Years ago, this would NEVER have happened. Having food issues made me explore possibilities I never would have considered before).

Add in your oatmeal, top with another baker’s chocolate circle, and drizzle on some macadamia nut butter….and swoon with happiness.