• Banana 'Mores, a healthy alternative to Smores

    Sitting around the campfire on a recent trip to Granite Hot Springs with the children running around in the light of the setting sun, we started to discuss dessert. We had all the fixings for s'mores in the camper but our friend Billie offered an alternative, foil wrapped bananas cooked on the fire with chocolate peanut butter. I was totally intrigued and after tasting it I was convinced we could take it further. I was missing the crunch of the graham cracker. Smooshing the banana concoction between two halves of cinnamon graham crackers tasted like a cross between a s'more and banana bread, delicious!


    Tin Foil


    Chocolate Chips

    Almond Butter

    Cinnamon Graham Crackers 



    Take an unpeeled banana and cut lengthwise down the banana. Fill it with chocolate chips and almond butter. Wrap in tin foil and place it on the embers of your campfire. Leave to cook for 5-10 minutes depending on the heat of your fire. Remove with tongs. Peel back the tin foil and the peel. Gently slice into chunks and smooth it between 2 graham crackers.

  • Ginger Carrot Patty Cakes

    I love the versatility of this recipe. You can substitute beets, parsnips, or any other root vegetable for the carrots. If you have a food processor the prep time is minimal and the recipe makes about 9 hockey puck sized patties.



    6 Medium Carrots, shredded

    2" Piece of Ginger, minced

    2 Garlic Scapes or 2 Cloves of Garlic, minced

    3 Eggs

    1/4 Cup of Veganaisse

    2 Tbsp of Ghee

    2 Tbsp of Garam Masala

    2 Cups of Bread Crumbs

    2 Pieces of Soft Bread, torn into small pieces

    Salt & Pepper to Taste



    Preheat oven to 375. Mix the shredded carrots, ginger, scapes, eggs, ghee, garam masala and vegannaise together. Next add bread crumbs and soft bread pieces and mix with your hands to create a soft, homogenous mixture that you can form into a patty. Salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 25-30 minutes.


  • Chili Curry

    As a working mother I always strive to feed my family a warm nourishing meal, that isn't too much work to make, uses the least amount of dishes as possible and that provides a great lunch option the next day. This is it!  


    2 Tbsp of Ghee

    2 Shallots, diced

    5 Cloves of Garlic, peeled & chopped

    4 Tbsp of Korma

    1 Tbsp of Cinnamon

    1 lb of Ground Venison, Elk or Bison

    1/4 Cup of Molasses

    2 Cups of Tomato Sauce

    2 Tbsp of Garlic Chili Paste

    2 Cans of Black Beans

    2 Red, Orange or Yellow Sweet Peppers, chopped

    Salt & Pepper to taste




    Melt ghee in a pot. Add shallots & garlic and cook until soft, 3 minutes. Add the korma and cinnamon, cook an additional minute. Add the ground meat, cook for 2-3 minutes. Add molasses, tomato sauce & garlic chili sauce and stir until the molasses is incorporated. Add beans and sweet peppers. Cook for 30 minutes. Add salt and pepper. Serve topped with basil & guacamole.



  • Granola, a Bowl of Gold


    Most granola you buy in the store is like a treasure hunt for the good pieces. When you make your own you can add a plethora of what you really want to eat. It's so easy to make why not make a more delicious, nutritious version while saving money? Try topping your smoothie with granola for a change. It takes me back to the acai bowls you get in Hawaii.


    3 Cups of Rolled Oats

    3/4 of a Cup of Coconut, shaved

    1/4 Cup of Flax Meal

    2 Cups of assorted Nuts: Cashew pieces, Almond Slices, Macadamia Halves

    1/2 Cup of Sesame Seeds or Pumpkin Seeds

    1 Cup of Raisins, Dried Cranberries or Dried Mango pieces

    1/2 Cup of Ghee or Coconut Oil

    1/3 Cup of Maple Syrup

    2 1/2 Tbsp of Oatmeal Cookie

    Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients. In a sauce pan melt the ghee and add the maple syrup. Toss the dry mix with the oil mixture in the large bowl. Divide onto two baking sheets and bake for 75 minutes, occasionally stirring the mixture for even cooking

  • Ojas Nuggets


    An amazingly delicious and quick energy boost. It's a fun thing to make with kids and a very healthy snack or dessert. The word "ojas" in Sanskrit translates to vigor, vitality & immunity. It is the product of a good healthy digestive system that helps ward off the effects of stress and disease.



    10 Dates, pitted

     1 Cup of Almonds

    1-2 Tbsp of Ghee or Coconut Oil

    1/2 Cup of Coconut, shredded

    1 Tbsp. of Oatmeal Cookie Spice

    1 Tbsp of Maple Syrup

    Pinch of Salt


    Throw all ingredients into a food processor and mix until you have a course texture. Roll into balls and put in the refrigerator for an hour to firm up.

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