Orange Cardamom Pistachio Ice Cream Sundaes

These delicately spiced Orange Cardamom Pistachio Ice Cream Sundaes are a delicious holiday dessert, yet meant to be enjoyed all year long. As a bonus, they are made with lactose free ice cream, and are even a wee bit on the healthier side! As I write this post, in the comfort of my cozy flannel PJs, I see my orange tree, from my office window, whipping in the wind, wet ground below, and the promise of more first day of winter (Happy Winter Solstice!) rain to fall.Have I gone mad churning up these creamy, dreamy Orange Cardamom Pistachio Ice … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux || Cinnamon Orange Syrup + Oatmeal Pancakes

One spoonful of this Goldschlagger spiked Cinnamon Orange Syrup alone or on top of my new favorite Oatmeal Pancakes {vegan and gluten-free}, and you will think you have died and gone to Heaven! Yes. It's that good. … [Read more...]

Fresh Pineapple Ginger Kale Smoothie

Fresh Pineapple Ginger Kale Smoothie...Spring is almost here! Hello dear friends! Have you noticed an absence of posts lately? It's been crazy here, for sure, these past few weeks, getting my new website ready to launch {fingers crossed, the week of March 25!}, and working long hours with my friend and co-chair, Miss Kim, on SiSi and Big Tex's annual school fundraiser and art auction, so please bear with me, just an itty bit more over the next couple of weeks.  I promise you're in for a real treat when the new site launches :-) I … [Read more...]

#citruslove: Cara Cara Orange Salsa Fresca

Happy January everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous New Years, and that 2012 is off to a great start! I can think of no better way of celebrating the New Year that with a big dose of winter sunshine...citrus fruit! And I'm excited to join some other fabulous bloggers in co-hosting the first #love bloghop of the new year... #citruslove! Rich in vitamin C, folate, fiber, potassium and phytonutrients, a regular dose of citrus fruit is bound to keep you happy and healthy in 2012 and beyond! Truly, I've never met a citrus … [Read more...]

French Toast with Pecans, Coconut, and Orange Sauce and, a Tale of Two Mornings…

This is a tale of two mornings.  One relaxing, the other, so NOT relaxing, but still fun, nevertheless. Last Saturday morning was the "calm before the storm".  It was time for a slow, leisurely breakfast with my family. With my favorite coffee cup in hand, and a little Dave Brubeck playing in the background, I cooked up a batch of my favorite orange sauce, then made some french toast and topped it all off with toasted pecans and coconut.  I  sat down at the kitchen island with my husband and children to eat and enjoy... One last meal … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Cinnamon Orange Almond Scones

I woke up this morning to rain and wind and clouds... A perfect morning to hang out in bed reading and drinking coffee. Then I got hungry... Muffins or scones sounded good, so I did a little Google search on the internet.  First I searched for "gluten free lemon scones".   I found this recipe which looked good.  The only problem was that I didn't have any yogurt, and I was unmotivated to head out to my garden and pick the lemons from my tree in the rain.  Sigh... I did have a couple of oranges in my kitchen, however,  so I did … [Read more...]

Ring in the New Year with More Fruits and Veggies: Part II

Here it is, as promised.  The "whys" and "hows" of adding more fruits and veggies to your diet. Do you know that's it's REALLY pretty EASY to consume the optimal number of fruits and veggies when you put a TEENSY bit of effort in to it? Do you know how many fruits and veggies you should be consuming each day?  Would you like to try a yummy, super easy fruit laced dessert tonight?  {Hint: It's made with oranges.}  If so, then read on... How many fruits and veggies should I aim for each day? Aim for a MINIMUM of 5 or more servings each … [Read more...]