Apricot Chia Homemade Energy Bars

Going to the beach and need a snack? Skip the processed food and bring these energy bars. They’re simple, sweet, and delicious. They take no time at all to make and no baking required! Enjoy! xoxo, Kristin Line a 8×8 or 9×9 square pan with wax or paper. Place dates, apricots, chia seeds and cinnamon […]

Crock Pot Meatloaf

Short and sweet simple recipe today. I gave you the basic outline for the meatloaf and now show your creative cooking skills by combing any veggies and seasonings above. Feel free to add something not listed above. Enjoy!   xoxo, Kristin   Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Make sure it’s all thoroughly combined. […]

Broccoli Cashew Stir Fry

A delicious stir fry recipe for your meatless Monday meal. Take this recipe to the next level by roasting your own cashews. Enjoy!   xoxo, Kristin   Thinly slice onion. In a large skillet over med-high heat, sauté onion for 8-10 minutes. (I use water/broth for no-oil sauté method.) Meanwhile, mince garlic, grate ginger (peeled […]

Turmeric Salmon

Fire up the grill for these salmon filets. Take the cooking outside so you don’t have to turn the oven on in the heat. Enjoy.   xoxo, Kristin   Turn the grill on at 400 degrees or the oven at 425 degrees. You can also use an air fryer if you’d like. Place the salmon […]

Balsamic Broccoli Sweet Potato Salad

New spin on the classic potato salad. This is a lighter version without all the calories and the heavy dressing. Enjoy! Kristin Preheat the oven to 400 F. Prepare the sweet potatoes: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, toss the cubed potatoes with 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil, ½ tsp sea salt, and minced garlic. Arrange […]

Avocado Ranch Dip

People are always dropping by in the summer and it’s great to have a quick easy appetizer recipe on hand. Most of the ingredients you should have on hand. Avocados are full of fiber and healthy fats and a satisfying fruit. Enjoy. xoxo, Kristin DIRECTIONS Blend in a blender or food processor until all ingredients […]

Vegan Fudge Pops

Skip the sugar laden ice cream and have these fudge pops with good quality ingredients. Enjoy dessert once in a while and feel good about it. Kristin   Blend everything together until it is really really smooth. Pour into pop molds (or little paper cups!) and insert the popsicle stick. Freeze for at least 3 […]

Firecracker Cocktail

Enjoy your 4th of July with this cocktail. It’s refreshing, delicious and hits the spot on a warm summer day. Enjoy! xoxo, Kristin   Combine vodka, watermelon and lime in a cocktail shaker. Muddle all ingredients well. Add simple syrup, fill with ice, cover and shake until ice cold. Rim the glasses with a cut […]

Green Beans with Orange and Almond Gremolata

Citrus and summer go together hand in hand. Citrus is light and refreshing which is perfect in warm weather. Grill a protein and serve along the green beans. Enjoy!   xoxo, Kristin   Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Fill a large bowl with ice water. Add 1 tablespoon salt to boiling water, […]

Homemade Coconut Cream Pie "Larabars"

5 simple ingredients make a delicious homemade snack for anytime of the day. Add some cacao nibs to give it a little chocolate flair. Enjoy!   xoxo, Kristin   Line an 8 x 8-inch pan or loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside. In a high-speed blender or food processor, add your raw cashews […]

Roasted Strawberries Topped with Coconut Cream

WHAT?!?! Roasted strawberries?!?!? They have the most intense strawberry flavor and if you haven’t tried them this is the recipe for you.  A perfect summer treat on a warm night sitting outside watching the sunset. Enjoy.   xoxo, Kristin Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a small rimmed baking sheet with parchment and set […]

Coffee BBQ Pulled Pork

The crockpot is an unconventional way to cook pork butt in the summer, but it’s still delicious. The coffee is subtle and enhances the flavor of the other spices. It’s truly delicious! Enjoy. xoxo, Kristin Whisk together Coffee BBQ rub. Trim the fat off the pork butt to help make it leaner. Generously coat the pork […]