Healthy Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups

Healthy homemade fruit leather / fruit roll ups - sooo simple

I’m sure we all remember those bright red, flavorful, STICKY squares, wrapped in plastic, aptly named snacks, Fruit Roll-Ups. Well, did you know you can make your own flavorful, HEALTHY homemade fruit roll-ups? No trip to the store required. “How on earth can fruit roll-ups be healthy?” I’m sure you’re wondering. It’s because of the … Read more

Chocolate Protein Smoothie – Dairy-Free

Dairy-Free Chocolate Protein Smoothie - quick, easy, and healthy!

Have you ever thought that in order to have a healthy protein shake, you’d have to buy some expensive meal-replacement shake or pre-made powder mix? I know I used to think that too. Now, there’s nothing wrong with pre-made protein mixes if they contain healthy ingredients, but you can easily make your own at home … Read more

Healthy Pumpkin Seed Blender Bread Recipe (paleo, GAPS)

sliced pumpkin seed bread with butter

So, pumpkin seeds have been our thing as of late. I haven’t wanted to try giving the kids almonds. I actually did give them a bite of homemade almond bread during the early part of the GAPS Intro Diet, but wasn’t brave enough to give it twice. But pumpkin seeds, I could do. So I … Read more

Summer Salsa Fun! – A Salsa Roundup


Hello there! Now, I have a question for you: have you ever met anyone who didn’t enjoy a good salsa? When I was a little girl growing up in west Texas, my father and my grandfather really spoiled me when it came to addicting, mouth-watering HOT salsa. Now that we’re in Arizona, we’re still deep in salsa-loving culture … Read more

Making Tomato Powder

How to make tomato powder

So, you’ve just dehydrated the case of tomatoes you got from the local co-op, or your haul from the garden. What on earth do you do with dehydrated tomatoes? I’ll tell you what I do: make tomato powder. What is tomato powder? I’ll define tomato powder as pulverized, powdered dried tomatoes, kept in a cool … Read more

SweetHeart Smoothie

Try a SweetHeart Smoothie this Valentine's Day - or any day.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s a quick recipe for a sweet smoothie I came up with a few months back. I thought it tasted exactly like those little sweet/tart candies I used to love when I was little, so I thought I’d debut the recipe on Valentine’s Day. Hope you enjoy. SweetHeart Smoothie 1 cup frozen … Read more

Blueberry Mango Sorbet Recipe

Blueberry mango sorbet recipe

Wikipedia says, Sorbet is a frozen dessert made from sweetened water flavoured with fruit (typically juice or puree)… . . .Okay, so technically, this isn’t exactly a recipe for sorbet, because there is no added water. But it’s pretty close. This Blueberry Mango Sorbet recipe makes a quick, healthy, refreshing snack just waiting for your … Read more

Supercharge Your Smoothie!

supercharge your smoothie

I’ve written a little about smoothies here at It’s a Love/Love Thing, because smoothies were a recent addition to our morning routine. We love them! They are a quick, simple way to round out a family breakfast, and even our one-year-old daughter can enjoy them with us! They are fun and kids can get involved in … Read more

Friday Fast Fix: Don’t Trash Your Leftover Smoothies!

What to do with leftover smoothies

Don’t Trash Your Leftover Smoothies! This week’s Friday Fast Fix is a great way to be frugal and healthy at the same time. Many, many times when I make a smoothie, even after serving all of us, there will be about a cup left over that we didn’t use. I used to cringe pouring this … Read more