My friend, Julie, incorporates a lot of raw foods into her diet. When I asked her what she eats for fun, she shared the idea of these little energy bites. I was, quite honestly, astounded at how fast they are to make and how good the results are. It’s like candy! I like to keep a stash in my fridge for a late afternoon pick-me-up or an after-dinner treat. –Mellyn
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup natural peanut butter
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup flax seed (I like it best when it’s blended up)
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut (optional)
1/3 cup chopped pecans or almonds
Drop by teaspoonfuls on a small cookie sheet.
Put in the refrigerator until balls are firm enough to be moved to a bag.
Cheryl introduced us to this refreshing salad when we were all living in Miami. Cool and sweet, it’s great as a side dish or a dessert! Her original recipe is below. My shelf-stable changes are in parenthesis. I love that I can make something so fresh tasting out of shelf-stable items. –Mellyn Continue reading →
Oatmeal is so nutritious and good for you at breakfast time, but some days I just crave cold cereal –that’s when it’s granola to the rescue! Over the last few years, we’ve dramatically cut back on cold cereal, replacing it in large part with…drum roll, please…granola. We have 2 favorite flavors. This first one is similar to what my mom used to make when I was a kid and has a nutty, coconut-y flavor.–Mellyn
Topped with dried blueberries, this granola is tasty and nutritious!
Oatmeal cake was my dad’s favorite — and after sampling it a few times in preparation for this post, my whole family understands why. You just can’t get a much richer dessert than this one! Try the frosting as an ice cream topping or just eat it by the spoonful. It’s pretty hard to resist. Talk about decadent! –Mellyn
This decadent pie is an adaptation of a recipe I received from Aunt Melanie. She said Grandmommie’s dear friend served it to her over 55 years ago. We’ve been tempted to try a few chocolate chips in it, too! –Mellyn