Thursday, October 12, 2017

Cinnamon Blueberry Bran Muffins


Cooler mornings in the Ritter house means muffin making.  I rarely make the same muffin recipe twice.  But every now and then I find one that worth repeating.  Especially when the kids are begging for them and they are relatively healthy for you.

Being the nut milk fan that I am, I was drawn to this recipe because it soaks it's bran in almond milk.  I subbed coconut milk.  Can't go wrong with that, right?  Love at first bite.  Thank you garlicandzest.com for your inspiration.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

No Bake Peanut Butter Squares

If you are a Reese's lover, you must try these.  Four ingredients.  Hardly any "cooking" involved.  And they are so so yummy.  Your guests won't know what hit 'em!


Friends, I have made promises like this before, but I thought this would be an appropriate time to remind you: I WILL ONLY POST FOOD THAT IS ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL on this blog.  Just because it's vegan, dairy free, gluten free and has no refined sugar does not mean you should swipe right.  In fact, you should be ridiculously excited because that's healthier ingredients in your belly and tastier dishes on your table.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Chimichurri Dressing on Grilled Vegetable Salad

So thankful for these two.

Hey y'all!  Just wanting to share this INCREDIBLE salad with you.

I've been doing a LOT of cooking lately and have been having fun with several new recipes and combos.  MJ is eating food now, which is so fun!  I forgot how time consuming and messy it is when they are learning.  I'm also temporarily dairy and egg free while we experiment with my diet and her skin issues.  Oh the sacrifices we make, but if it makes the baby more comfortable, it's worth the temporary change.  Salads for breakfast it is!  Okay, just kidding... not really.  But, I'm surprised how well I'm taking the adjustment.  But with salads like this, what's not to love!

I told Chris I wanted to cook my own mother's day feast, and since then, I've made this dressing almost weekly.  The grilled vegetables really make the salad, so don't skip that step!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Easy Morning Egg Muffins


Oh life.  Life has been busy lately!  So I feel this post is appropriate.

This is one of my "clear out the fridge" recipes.  One of those "hurry and throw it in before it goes to waste" meals.  You know, the "leftovers from my kid's plates plus eggs" kind of dish?  You get the idea...

Mornings are not easy.  And, I'm a morning person!  But with a baby and a 4 year old, sometimes I feel like Father Von Trap with my whistle, shouting commands, following a schedule and checking the clock every 15 minutes to make sure we are going to make the most of our day.  We're just not the laze around type.

And we LOVE breakfast.  But sometimes, you're on the run and you want some quick protein.  These muffins bring it.  And they freeze well!  You can add any veggie, cheese, green or grain.  I love quinoa in these because it really fills you with some great nutrients and creates a nice little base for the muffin.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Vanilla Coconut Chia Pudding


What is gluten free, diary free, ridiculously healthy and addicting?  THIS PUDDING!  This is not even considered cooking!  It's embarrassingly simple.

Let's call it STRENGTH pudding!  Chia is the Mayan word for Strength.  This seed is packed with nutrition and some might say is one of the healthiest foods on the planet!  Protein, fiber, omega-3s, TONS of vitamins and minerals... the list goes on.  If you google their benefits, you will get lost in all the goodness.  I dare you.  Then make some for dessert and give yourself a high five!