Mini muffins are super easy and exciting for a toddler eat. At least for my toddler. What better than to get in those nutritious foods and stuff their bellies, than with delicious, fun tasting muffins?! Yes, they are very filling for an active 3 year old who has a short attention span to sit and eat. Teff is not only yummy, its one of those superfoods that not many people know much about. However its super easy to bake and cook with anything!Read More
In our house, we love avocado and dark chocolate. It is very difficult for me to find desserts that I can eat with my many food allergies, so when I find something delicious and friendly for my tummy, I have to tell the world about it. This dessert is surprisedly packed with healthy ingredients, so much so that you don’t feel guilty after indulging yourself!Read More
The first time I visited Palm Springs, California I fell in love with dates shakes. They are filling, yet refreshing. My toddler loves to eat anything but he gets bored of the same thing at each given meal. I wanted to introduce him date shakes. The only problem is the ingredients generally used has far too much sugar.
Having a toddler who energy level and sleep is affected by sugar, I had to create the shake so he would be able to consume it without issues.Read More
! do love the cinnamon and sugariness of coffee cake but I hate that the crumbly and gooey stuff are the best part. When that is gone, what is left?
I tried a gluten free Soozys coffee cake muffin the other day, which inspired me to make my own! It didnt have the crumbly and gooey stuff . Couldn’t find a recipe without the gooey stuff so Ta-da, here it is! We made 2 different sizes: mini and regular!Read More
Ever since watching a movie where they served risotto balls as an appetizer in a nightclub, I have been wanting to try to make risotto balls. I found the perfect night to make them when our friends were planning to come over for dinner, along with the daughter who is a fan of white rice, among other bland foods. These risotto balls are anything but bland, yet they are perfect for someone with a less adventurous palette.Read More
I gave myself a recent task of trying to figure out how to celebrate my son’s 3rd birthday at school with his classmates. We cannot bring anything with sugar and it has to be somewhat healthy. Who said you cannot eat chocolate for breakfast? A bit of added amaranth makes your tummy feel more full and satisfied.Read More
Perfect for a chilly evening dinner. Even our almost 3 year old enjoying his Sopa! I bought a butternut squash at the supermarket and had successfully made baked cubes of it for the holidays. I thought I could make that again, or I could try something different. I just guessed what would taste good in the soup and went for it!Read More
I am a proud member of the Junior League of Austin. We are creating a cookbook of easy, inexpensive meals for the group of people in Austin we assist with their daily lives. The recipe here is one of my contributions to be reviewed. I added a little bit of secret nutrition to make it extra special for the children!Read More
I grew up with artichokes bushes in my parent’s home so I was taught to love artichokes. Its tough to find the perfect artichoke, but here is a way to get your little one to enjoy this tasty simple vegetable. It’s an amazing toddler friendly recipe and great for party platters! The key is locating taro root in your local supermarket which can be tricking depending on your residence.Read More
I can have cookies for breakfast?? Yes, you can! They are easy to eat, filling, and nutritious. I told my mother and she replied, “Great Idea.” Adding cheese to anything makes a meal extra delicious.
I had to figure out a way to successfully get my son to eat eggs again. He used to love eggs and then suddenly wouldn't touch them! He has always loved sausage and cheese.Read More
I had a leftover can of pumpkin from Halloween and I did not know what to do with it. It as a chilly day so I thought, lets make soup. My son who had never attempted to eat soup before even tasted it and asked for more. The soup didnt turn out as thick as planned. It turned out better!Read More
Want a cocktail that is sweet but not too sweet, yet refreshing? Yes, I have lived in Spain while in school twice and have travelled there several times, so my heart is very fond of sangria. However I didn’t think to make it for the holidays until my 81 year old neighbor gave me the idea for this cocktail.Read More
All in all, I choose the prepare the simplest, healthy, “Collette’ friendly,” option on the list to prepare. The list even stated to make it Gluten Free! I looked up how in the world to make a pasta salad. Again, it never crossed my mind to make pasta salad since the dishes I have tried at parties or restaurants have tasted horrible. Additionally, the recipes I found did not sound delicious, therefore I took the idea and created this wonderful recipe. The bowl had only two more servings left at the conclusion of the party.Read More
I have been telling myself to make an attempt at making pulled pork for a while but I just was not quite sure how to go about it. With the recipe I found and with my usual alterations to make it completely “Collette- friendly,” I did it with flying colors.
I knew I hit a bingo with this recipe when I expected the cooked meat to last us about 5 days worth of dinners, but my husband and son could not get enough of it…5 pounds of meat barely lasted us two meals.Read More
I found two sweet potatoes and thought I would try to create a savory muffin instead of doing the usual sweet potato fries for dinner.
Our general contractor happened to come over to do some repairs when the muffins were sitting out to cool in the kitchen. He is a very healthy eater and grabbed one to try. He took one bite and didn’t let any crumbles escape his hands. He walked out with a very happy belly.Read More
My husband said, “Honey, this time these are really good!” So I had to write down the recipe and share it with you all.
Kale can easily be mistaken as that healthy, I should eat more of it food, but I really don’t want to. With this recipe, you will want to eat kale daily. Yes, its that delicious.Read More
I created this recipe since I could not find taro root when we moved to Austin, Texas. I have looked high and low but yet I still cannot locate a store that sells it. I replaced the taro in my Taro Avocado Toast with yucca. It doesn’t taste as buttery but the consistency is the same and its yummy flavor is still there!Read More
To help me adjust to the extremely hot 104F degree weather, I began to eat more ice cream. It was tough to find a tasty gluten free, dairy free ice cream option at the store, so I thought about making my own and here it was happened.Read More
Who doesn’t love avocado? So many food groups can mixed with it to make it sweet, sour, savory, or just fabulously delicious! If you want a change from guacamole, this recipe is for you! I was inspired while at Tacodeli today after seeing their avocado yogurt salad dressing.Read More
Surprisingly, you would never know there is bean in this mix just by tasting them. Yum!
This is the perfect dessert for those who want just a little something sweet and definitely for dark chocolate lovers!Read More