Mini Fruit Pizzas | Lunch Box Ideas #HorizonB2S @Horizon_Organic

Mini Fruit Pizzas and Lunch Box Ideas for Horizon Organic | Simple to make, and your kids will love them!

Simple to make fruit pizzas using pizza dough, cream cheese and fresh fruit. Perfect for popping in the kids' lunch boxes this fall! I have to say I was thrilled when I was asked to work on this project. Lunch Box Ideas, how cool is that. Then a bit of terror seeped in. My kids are older, 20 and 25 to be exact, so it's been quite some time since I've packed a lunch box for young kids. I love the new movement of fun lunch boxes for kids, putting a healthy spin on them to encourage kids … [Read more...]

Blackberry Mojito Overnight Refrigerator Oats (No Yogurt) | OATrageous Oatmeals | OXO Giveaway

Blackberry Mojito Overnight Oats | Super tasty and easy to make!

"Sweet juicy blackberries soaked in bright lime and mint flavors with the faintest aroma of rum will perk you up even on the toughest mornings. You can add a teaspoon or two of chia seeds to make this extra thick." description courtesy of Kathy Hester, author of OATrageous Oatmeals I made a breakfast food. I know right. This is HUGE. I rarely post breakfast food. So this is a real treat. For you and my family. Who happen to love breakfast. Truth be told I rarely eat breakfast. Which is … [Read more...]

Mini Coconut Milkshakes #SilkAlmondBlends @LoveMySilk

Mini Coconut Milkshakes | Silk Almondmilk combined with coconut sorbet makes the perfect treat to beat the heat!

Silk Almondmilk combined with coconut sorbet makes the perfect treat to beat the heat. Add a little garnish to the top the glass for some added fun. I love coconut. It is something I can't get enough of. Whether its fresh coconut, flaked coconut, or coconut milk, I'm in my happy place if coconut is involved. If I can find a way to sip on a coconut drink all the better. If that coconut drink is a bit healthy then that's a huge bonus. This is perfect for an after dinner treat. Silk … [Read more...]

Peach Salad with Peach-Hazelnut Dressing #FarmFreshFridays

Peach Salad with Peach and Hazelnut Dressing | This simple salad is perfect for summer!

This salad is made with fresh peaches and greens, then topped with a homemade peach-hazelnut dressing. Toss some hazelnuts over top and it's perfection! It's okay. You're on the right blog. I made a salad. I know, shocking right. I had the most amazing peach salad while I was in Miami and it has me on a serious peach kick. I'd love to recreate that recipe, but for today I went with quick and easy. However I did make my own dressing. I'm not a huge "smother a salad with dressing" kind … [Read more...]

Farro with Dried Cherries and Pistachios

Farro with Pistachios and Dried Cherries | This recipe is simple to make, and is perfect for a side dish.

This recipe is simple to make, and is perfect for a side dish. You can also add greens for an amazing salad recipe. Enjoy! Today I am teaming up with some fellow bloggers and Kitchen IQ to bring you great recipes and a fabulous giveaway. This recipe is super simple to make. It's healthy and nutritious, plus it's filling. I like to throw in fun bites when making farro. It has such a cool texture on it's own but adding some crunch and some chew to it just takes me to my happy place. I love … [Read more...]

Arugula Salad with Shaved Asparagus, Shaved Carrots and Slivered Almonds

Arugula Salad with Shaved Carrots, Shaved Asparagus and Almonds | Simple, elegant and delicious!

This salad is made with arugula, shaved asparagus, shaved carrots and slivered almonds. It's simple, elegant and delicious! It's okay, you are on the right blog. Occasionally I eat salad. Not often. But occasionally. And when I do it's simple, elegant and delicious. That's how this gal rolls. Of course I ate this with steak, potatoes and dessert. That's also how I roll. We call this a side dish in our household. I consider salad a starter, side dish or light snack. Rarely would I … [Read more...]

Vegan Sloppy Black-Eyed Peas | Vegan Slow Cooking #Review and #Giveaway

Sloppy Black Eyed Peas | Cravings of a Lunatic | This is a wonderful slow cooker recipe for Vegan Sloppy Joes. It's a real crowd please

Wonderful New Orleans inspired Sloppy Joe Recipe from the cookbook, Vegan Slow Cooking by Kathy Hester. This recipe is Vegan, Soy-Free, Oil-Free, and can be made GF as well. Plus it's just plain delicious and will make you taste buds super happy! My friend Kathy Hester is an amazing cook. She's also a very talented cookbook author. Yesterday I featured Kathy's recipe for Lentil Quinoa Bolognese Sauce from her cookbook, The Great Vegan Bean Book. It was a hit, and there's a giveaway over … [Read more...]

Lentil Quinoa Bolognese Sauce | The Great Vegan Bean Book #Review

Lentil Quinoa Bolognese Sauce | Cravings of a Lunatic | Vegan version of bolognese sauce that is both hearty and delicious.

Vegan version of Bolognese Sauce that is both hearty and delicious. This recipe is going to blow your skirt up! I'm so excited to share this recipe with you today. My incredibly talented friend, Kathy Hester, has a cookbook out called The Great Vegan Bean Book. She offered to send me a copy of her cookbook to review and she's also given me the nod to give away a copy of this amazing book. So make sure you scroll to the bottom for giveaway details. I met Kathy a couple of years ago at a food … [Read more...]

Roasted Cherry and Pistachio Salad with Roasted Cherry Vinaigrette #WeekdaySupper

Roasted Cherry and Pistachio Salad with Roasted Cherry Vinaigrette

Roasted Cherry and Pistachio Salad with Roasted Cherry Vinaigrette! Super easy to make and packed with fresh cherry goodness. You're going to want to try this! Like immediately! There are just some combinations you fall in love with. For it's cherries and pistachios. They just happen to be two of my favourite foods so I'm so thrilled they combine so well together. Any chance I get to make a recipe that uses this flavour combination is a great day in my book. This recipe is incredibly easy to … [Read more...]

Lightened Up Enchiladas #WeekdaySupper

Lightened Up Enchiladas by Cravings of a Lunatic

I can just see you all doing a double take right now. How can these possibly be enchiladas without sauce or cheese? Well they are Asian inspired enchiladas and they are so dang good you really won't care that there is not sauce or cheese on these bad boys. You'll be too busy shoving as many as possible into your pie hole before everyone around you discovers how good they are. You're not going to want to share these things. In fact I can almost guarantee you shove someone out of the way for the … [Read more...]

Chicken and Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Dressing & Walnuts

Chicken and Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Dressing and Walnuts

This summer salad just takes me to my happy place. I've made it twice in the past week. I cannot stop eating this yummy salad. I make up extra batches of it so I have leftovers for my lunch the next day. It sure does take the pressure off to eat healthy when the dish is ready to rock in your fridge. We try to eat healthy during the week, then we kick up our heals a bit on the weekend. This is perfect for a weekday dinner, or a nice lunch. The chicken is cooked in an Asian sauce. I wanted to … [Read more...]

Angel Hair Pasta with Shallots, Garlic, Broccoli & Lemon aka Farmers Market Pasta #WeekdaySupper

Angel Hair Pasta with Shallots, Garlic, Broccoli & Lemon by Cravings of a Lunatic

This recipe is something I've whipped up in various forms over the years. I've made versions with almost every kind of vegetable on earth. This is just one of those simple recipes that's perfect for any week day. It's easy to make and can be on the table in under 30 minutes. Perfect for all you busy people out there. It's chock full of yumminess. I have a serious weakness for shallots and garlic. I try to use them as often as possible. They're good for you and they just amp up the flavour of … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Pizza with a Rice Base #SundaySupper

Gluten Free Pizza by Cravings of a Lunatic

I'm so happy to be back with my Sunday Supper crew this week. I've been absent for about 3 or 4 weeks now. So I was thrilled to be able to participate and join my peeps this week. Our theme this week is "free for all" which had us pick dishes that were free from something specific to our diets. I thought this was a cool idea. While I'm not eating completely gluten-free, I do dabble with recipes. I'm gluten sensitive but don't have celiac. I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome which flares up on … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Early Morning Parfaits #BrunchWeek

Cherry Parfait by Cravings of a Lunatic

Welcome to Brunch Week. Today I have something for all you folks in a hurry in the morning. Which is likely 99.99% of you. I mean who are we kidding, most of us are rushing around in the morning. Some of us find we're too busy to eat. I'd like to change that. I mean who doesn't have 3 minutes in the morning for yummy overload. I know I make time for yummy overload. It's the perfect start to any day. … [Read more...]

Mongolian Beef with Broccoli #loveCDNbeef

Mongolian Beef with Broccoli by Cravings of a Lunatic 6

  I hope I got your attention Or I hope this gorgeous Mongolian Beef with Broccoli got your attention. Beef always gets my attention... especially Canadian Beef. My regular readers know I am a proud Canuck through and through.... well... except for those moments when I'm complaining about the weather. One thing I never complain about... Canadian Beef. I happen to live in a place where the quality of beef is sublime. Beef is my favourite when it comes to meat. We … [Read more...]

Kung Pao Chicken with @SteamyKitchen for #SundaySupper

Kung Pao Chicken by Cravings of a Lunatic

There are a few things I really love in life... my family... my pets... good food... turtles candy... pistachios... pepsi... and Jaden of Steamy Kitchen. … [Read more...]

Spicy Oven Fries in Memory of Momzie #recipesfromtheheart

Spicy Oven Fries by Cravings of a Lunatic

  Welcome to a very special event we are holding today. Jen of Juanita's Cocina and myself teamed up to invite a wonderful group of bloggers to share personal stories and recipes with you today. The focus in on raising awareness for heart disease. I realize some of you are shaking your heads right now looking at these fries, and thinking I'm crazy. It's okay, I am a little crazy, but there's a story behind these fries that I'd love to share with you.  … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Pizza with Peppers #SundaySupper

Cauliflower Pizza Crust topped with Peppers

Notice anything different? Yes Kim made something healthy which is wicked different. But that's not it. Anyone... Anyone... Anyone... … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Cookies & Swerve Giveaway #worlddiabetes

Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Cookies

Hi folks. Okay so some of you may be scratching your heads right now. For multiple reasons. First you are looking at this cookie and thinking there's no way its healthy. Well I am here to tell you as far as cookies go this is a healthy alternative in a big bad way. Plus it's delicious. In a big bad way. Secondly those who know me are now wondering if they have come to the right blog. I am usually Miss Sugar Pants. But today calls for Lunie to put away her sugar jar and help support World … [Read more...]

Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad for #SundaySupper

Chicken Salad with mandarin oranges

Hi folks. First of all I need to do something before I continue with Sunday Supper. Okay here goes... HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO MY FELLOW CANUCKS!!! … [Read more...]