Ooey Gooey Organic Chocolate Chip Cookies {Egg-Free, Dairy-Free}


Oh man, these are so good!!! I’ve been apprehensive about attempting to make allergy-friendly  chocolate chip cookies (sans real butter and eggs).  I mean, the very essence of great chocolate chip cookies is the butter! And how would they hold together without egg? It just didn’t seem right.  Well, I’m here to tell you that […]

Ethiopian-Style Spicy Lentils

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I tapped into my Ethiopian heritage yesterday and made these Ethiopian-Style Spicy Lentils. They are very close to the spicy lentils I remember eating in Ethiopia, but not quite as spicy. They are also missing the exceptionally delectable Ethiopian spiced butter. One of these days I will make the butter. But until then, this tasty […]

Sassy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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My kids’ absolute favorite cooked vegetable is Roasted Sweet Potatoes.  They are so easy to make, super nutritious (especially when they’re organic), and make a great side dish for really ANY main dish! These Sassy Roasted Sweet Potatoes add some variety to the roasted potatoes trend we seem to have in the winter. :)  Grownups […]

Sunbutter Energy Bites {Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Coconut Free}

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My kids absolutely love these energy bites!  And to be honest, so does their mama! :)  They are SU-per healthy and  equally DE-LICIOUS! Recipe inspiration came from here. I just made a few changes based on what I had in my pantry and also on the fact that I’m of the opinion that almost everything […]

How Much I Spent On Organic Food In January


The Inside Scoop Hmm, definitely didn’t spend $800.00 this month. By my calculations, it appears that the more organic food we eat, the more money we spend. Shocking, isn’t it? I’ve recently started ‘organicizing’ my spices, so that is adding to the expenses. Plus oh I don’t know. Organic groceries are expensive! Azure Standard- $266.37 […]

Rich Vegan Buttercream Frosting (Coconut-Free)


Remember those Amazing Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes? Well, here’s the recipe for the frosting I used for those bad boys. This recipe is based on Joy of Cooking‘s Buttercream Frosting recipe. Instead of butter,  I used Earth Balance Dairy-Free, Soy-Free Buttery Spread, and I increased the vanilla. I promise, this vegan buttercream frosting will not disappoint! […]