Roasted Tomato Tortilla Soup

I’m a fan of soups, and my favorite is tortilla. This roasted tomato tortilla soup is a different version of the usual broth based version with black beans and corn, and is easy and delicious. It’s also a great way to use up tomatoes that aren’t quite the best — you know, anything from a [...]

Coconut and Carrot Cake Energy Bites

I work best in the early morning, and by the afternoon, I’m usually ready for a nap. When a nap is not in order, a healthy and energizing snack will usually do the trick. Like these easy to make carrot cake energy bites. I have lots of different snack foods available for this purpose, some [...]

Winter Kale Salad with Apples and Cheddar

I love a good winter kale salad, but a good one is hard to come by sometimes. Kale has been trendy for a while now, so you see it everywhere these days, but a lot of restaurants put it on their menu because it’s trendy, and don’t always understand what makes it good. It’s not [...]

Blood Orange Lavender Herbal Tea

Blood Orange Lavender Herbal Tea

  I am a coffee lover through and through.  I start my day with a good cup of my favorite extra-strong coffee with lots of cream. I drink it throughout the day, but more than one and I have trouble sleeping.     I like to have a mug of something hot with me when [...]

Gluten-Free Hazelnut Chocolat Chip Cookies

Gluten-Free Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don’t seek out gluten-free cookies, but I do seek out easy and healthy cookie recipes, which is what this recipe is. Not only is it among the easiest recipes, it’s also seriously good. If you’re looking for the perfect Paleo cookie recipe, this is it. To be honest, I wasn’t sure I would like [...]

Salted Caramel Chai Smoothie @ http://www.tinyredkitchen.com

Salted Caramel Chai Smoothie

Smoothies are an almost daily thing for me, but I tend to get bored with the same things. Don’t get me wrong — bananas, berries, and spinach is perfectly acceptable, but sometimes it’s just not enough.   I try to add different ingredients and flavorings to keep it interesting, as well as ramp up the [...]

Grand Marnier Sour Cherry Sauce @ http://www.tinyredkitchen.com

Grand Marnier Sour Cherry Sauce

I love sour cherries, but they are hard to find. A couple weeks ago I went to Northern Michigan with my family, and was lucky enough to pick up a few quarts at a farmer’s market. I froze them, and immediately started dreaming up ways to use them all.   My first thought was jam. [...]

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