Gluten Free Crunchy Oat Bars (do not need to be gluten free if you prefer)

I've been know a time or two to cook when stressed (just a time or two ;) )  Truth be told it is an amazing stress reliever and something that I love to do.  So poking around in the kitchen certainly isn't a hardship for me. This is my first go at these and they turned out amazingly tasty1  If I was to change one thing that would be to not roll them out quite as thin as I did...close but not quite.  It just resulted in them cooking a little quicker than anticipated and I really prefer things ...
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Liver Souffle for our faithful furry friends

This time around I decided to toss in a recipe for those of you looking for a healthy homemade dog treat.  I say "Faithful furry friends" but dont have cats so you'll have to let me know if you try it for yours! One of my gals has cancer previously....notice I say "HAD" as she is thankfully still in remission!  Sorry I digress :)  Because of her cancer I have been very diligent in eliminating grains and sugar from her diet as it's a known factor that cancer cells and tumors feed on sugar an...
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Chocolate Energy Bites

I forget where I recently saw this recipe but I decided to give it a go.  The concept of it as a little "pick me up" is similar to s recipe I previously posted but most of the ingredients are actually different. Super easy, super quick and a great one for getting your little ones to help with.  As well as they are a perfect little treat through out the day that has those healthy elements to them. Here's what the original recipe called for and I'll underline what I chose to use. Ingredient...
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No Bake Oatmeal Bites (Easy modified to Gluten Free if you like)

This is  a super quick and easy little treat to make and again child friendly; they'd love to get their hands in there! You can modify these in so many ways to be more healthy or more of a treat; whatever strikes your mood that day.  Any of the ingredients can be left out or replaced; just be sure to keep in mind the end result of the texture.  IE if you leave out the hemp seeds then drop the Peanut Butter or Honey measurement just a tad. This is the non gluten free recipe but for those th...
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Fudgy Walnut Brownies (gluten free) – after the Kale chip disaster!

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!! It's Christmas eve day and I've got a few things on the go in prep for the big day....So I started off with the best of intentions in doing something healthy and different for a snack....Kale chips.  I stumbled on them on line and gave them a go today and what a mistake they were.  Firstly when it came time to flip them they looked like something you'd smoke, not eat.  Tobacco folks tobacco!  Reminded me of the days on the farm and the dried up tobacco leaves and ...
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Energy Bars/Crackers

Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.- Hippocrates   Energy Crackers I have these pretty much daily and not only are they satisfying bu they are incredibly healthy! They are a little tricky to transport but I just put them in a container as opposed to Ziploc and I'm good to go. I often have these just before or after a work out and with hummus when possible to get the good balance of carbs and proteins,  They are super easy to make which is great when we all val...
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Roasted Cinnamon and Honey Chickpeas

This is a great healthy snack that both you and your little ones are sure to love.  They are tasty and crunchy,similar to nuts, and super easy to make.  Needless to say they are low in sugars and fats, and high in protein.   And they really are soooo good!! They are also easy to change up if you like you can do them spicy as well if you prefer. I should say too that I accidentally bought and opened the "chickpeas with fava beans" and was surprised they turned out just a well.  Just need to...
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie…Not just your average cookie!

The internet has been down a lot lately and yesterday was no exception.  As much as I rely on it for business and such I don’t mind that when it’s down as it forces me (or gives me an excuse ;)) to do other things.  One thing I’ve been trying to do more of is cooking and playing with recipes that I’ve not done in awhile or ones that I’ve stumbled across on the web. I’ve been attempting to be more aware of my health and what I eat so that has lead me to get into some really interesting food th...
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