Rhubarb Coffee Cake Recipe

Rhubarb Chopped

Pair rhubarb from the farmer’s market or fresh from your garden with buttermilk in this early summer recipe. The perfect blend of sweetness and tang. Here’s a rhubarb coffee cake recipe perfect for this time of year. Pick it up rhubarb at the farmer’s market or fresh from your garden.

Avocado Salsa Dip with Black Beans and Corn

Avocado Salsa

Avocados, black beans, corn, and cilantro…yum! This avocado salsa dip is a go-to recipe in our house. Lindiwe and I eat it by the spoonful. You don’t have to grill the corn, but it makes it extra yummy. I shared this for Thrifty Thursday.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Zucchini Bread Recipe


It’s that time of year again. Here’s a recipe that I shared last September and I wanted to remind you that it’s here. I whipped up a batch of Pumpkin Zucchini Bread last night. I made a few changes from the last time around (subbed coconut oil for canola oil, used all whole wheat flour, […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Freezer Jam Recipe


This is the most amazing freezer jam.  I adapted it from the strawberry jam recipe in the package of Sure Jell Low-Sugar Fruit Pectin. Strawberry Rhubarb Freezer Jam Recipe First wash and cut up the rhubarb stalks and place in a large sauce pan. Add enough water to make sure that it doesn’t burn on the […]

Simply in Season: Our Favorite Way to Prepare Summer Vegetables


Here’s our favorite way to cook all the fabulous summer vegetables available this time of year. Chop up the zucchini, yellow squash and red onion. Snap the ends off the beans. Put olive oil (about 1 tablespoon) into a large stir fry pan and heat at medium-high. Add the prepared vegetables and 1/4 cup water. Sprinkle […]

Strawberry Banana Smoothie with a Little Green Recipe

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

It’s hot! Really hot! Here’s a healthy treat to help you cool off. I have a protein smoothie almost every day and this is my favorite for strawberry season. This is what I throw in my Ninja Blender for Jack and I – he also loves smoothies! It’s about a serving and a half. You don’t […]

Summer Cooking – How to Make Hobo Dinners

hobo add corn

This is one of my favorite meals. It’s not very glamorous, but it’s good comfort food and fun to make. In the winter, we cook it in our fireplace. The rest of the year we either cook it on the wood/charcoal side of our grill or on a camp fire. Here’s what we do. Gather […]

Whole Wheat Crumble Topping Blueberry Muffins


This is our favorite blueberry muffin recipe. This recipe is adapted from this recipe on All Recipes. I’ve decreased the amount of sugar, used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose, substituted applesauce for oil and I use soy or coconut milk instead of cow’s milk.  

Our Favorite Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies

Cream butter and sugar

This is our go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe. It makes about 7 dozen and freezes perfectly. If you don’t want so many cookies, this is an easy recipe to divide in half.   Cream together both types of sugar with butter. I use organic evaporated cane juice sugar or raw sugar in place of the […]