Blueberry Lime Fruit Gummies

Blueberry Lime Fruit Gummies

Tangy, sweet, and chewy, a touch of lime transports these healthy treats into the ultimate snack realm.  Elderberry and blueberries give added boosts of antioxidants and immune support.  But once these gems are ready to pick up, everyone will be too busy biting into the flavours to notice the hidden benefits. This recipe is linked to Allergy Free Wednesdays and here. Continue reading Blueberry Lime Fruit Gummies

Cherry Coconut Banana Ice Cream {Dairy-Free, No Added Sweetener}

Creamy coconut milk, naturally sweet bananas, and fresh B.C. cherries swirl together in this cool treat that offers guilt-free indulgence.  Kissing sugar goodbye is a lot easier with ice cream like this! I’ve seen so many tempting ice cream recipes this summer, and I would love to try them all.  Last week, however, I decided I needed to eat healthier so that I can keep … Continue reading Cherry Coconut Banana Ice Cream {Dairy-Free, No Added Sweetener}

Sesame Orange Napa Cabbage Salad

Sesame Orange Napa Cabbage Salad

Crisp and refreshing, a simple cabbage salad gets lifted to greater heights with an exquisite sesame orange dressing.  Never mind a main dish.  All summer long I would be content with salads and desserts. I initially skipped adding any almonds, thinking that they might be cliché.  But I tried tossing some in when I was finishing off the delicious leftovers, and was amazed.  Just a sprinkling of almonds added spectacular … Continue reading Sesame Orange Napa Cabbage Salad

Mango Semifreddo with Blackberries

Mango Lemon Semifreddo with Blackberries

Few tastes compare to fresh blackberries picked on a warm summer day.  When I played in the backyard as a girl, I would sometimes spy a ripe berry along the chain link fence and pop it into my mouth.  Where I live now, blackberries don’t grow wild, but I haven’t forgotten their allure.  I guessed that a cool dessert like mango lemon semifreddo would be enhanced … Continue reading Mango Lemon Semifreddo with Blackberries

Cilantro Olive Tapenade

Appetizers = one of the best inventions ever.  In my ideal world, meals would consist of an endless array of appetizers and be eaten outdoors whenever possible.  Though I have never had the good fortune of experiencing a tapas party, I suspect I would never wish to leave if I did.  Furthermore, if you browse my recipe index, you’ll notice that there are far more … Continue reading Cilantro Olive Tapenade

Mango Lemon Bars

Mango Lemon Bars with Coconut Crust

Whether you’re ready for a party or in need of a boost, you cannot go wrong with citrus.  The bright aromas are a natural mood enhancer!   We’ve been drooping this week, with fluctuating weather, my husband not feeling well, and the kitchen in chaos.  So as I suggested before, when life gets you down, make lemon bars.  Amen? Last time I created Citrus Swirl Lemon … Continue reading Mango Lemon Bars with Coconut Crust