Recipe Testing is The Best!

Some days it feels fantastic to bake. This surprises me, I’m not a baker by nature.

There was a time I couldn’t cook a cake from a box, really. (There’s a very silly story about this, I’ll share another time)

I know now that it’s a true trial and error to get comfortable in a kitchen.

These days, I find it difficult to follow a recipe to the “T”, it’s much more fun to twist the ingredients or use my hands rather than wash all those spoons and cups.

I encourage you to experiment in your kitchen to see what happens!

At first, it might just be messy, but then….MAGIC!

Apple bars

Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Bars


3 cups Bob’s Red Mill all-purpose gluten-free flour
1 tsp xantham gum
1/4 tsp aluminum free baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground sea salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
1 tsp flaxseed meal
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 large fuji apple, peeled, cored and sliced very thin (you can use a mandolin to do this, or just chop into tiny bits.
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon Melt
2 extra-large free range eggs, at room temperature, beaten
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp molasses
2 tbsp cinnamon for sprinkling on top

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Mix all ingredients together.

Lightly oil (I used coconut oil) a deep baking dish – 9 x 13.

Place dough into dish and push and pat down into dish until it is one even layer.

Sprinkle with more cinnamon if you wish.

Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Freeze leftovers for best freshness.

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Dinner On The Go – Tuna Wrap

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Trying to figure out a meal when you are on the go all the time can be challenging.

I know! 

Today, with a renewed sense of vigor, I take action in my kitchen with a simple multi-grain wrap, a gently mixed tuna, and mixed greens and “Voila!” we have a dinner to go!

Tuna Wrap To Go

For this recipe all you need is:

1 can Tuna in Water

1 tbsp veganaise

1 small handful rinsed mixed greens for each roll up

2 large multi grain tortillas – for wraps

Mix tuna with veganaise. Spread a light layer on 1/2 of each wrap. Top with greens.

Roll and GO! 

Hope you enjoy it!

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As a Family, the Positive Mom way to Move

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning here, on the Colorado Plains. The sun is shining and the birds are happily ringing in Spring.

I am enjoying the quiet sitting next to my hubby talking about all of the up and coming events.


Life sure has gotten busy. It’s busy enough that it’s a bit challenging finding time to work out.

Every weekend, we do a great job of moving. During the week, hardly ever. Why?

Well, just like you, we are busy.

I find the juggle difficult.

To solve this problem, I’ve decided to stream line our efforts.

I am joining my son in his Tae Kwon Do practice. Yes, in fact, this is the one thing we’ve added to our schedule that has caused a major shift in time availability. In this circumstance – this is great for my son, and why not make it great for me?

So, this past Saturday (yesterday) was my first day. There I stood, kicking a bag along side my son, and husband, and even my eldest daughter.

Now that’s quality family time! 

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A Journey In Wellness

A Journey In Wellness

MomPositive Rush (Similar to Two Step Tango?)

Every day is a juggle, for most Moms, isn’t it?

It quickly becomes a day where the mornings are a rush of getting washed, brushed, dressed and fed, then toted to school. Errands are run, and work is begun before many Moms realize they’ve not yet eaten anything or drank any water.

Frustration and overwhelm set in, simply because now she realizes she doesn’t have time to stop.

Sound like your life?

A step to overcoming this is recognizing that you MUST take care of you in order to care for everyone else. 

The next step then, is to find tools to fit into your three – five minutes of down time.

Just so happens, you’re in the right place, because this is my specialty!

Here is one of my latest recipes that takes all of three minutes to put together.

 Tuna Lettuce Wrap

1 Can Tuna in Water – drained
¼ Cucumber, peeled & diced
1 tsp. prepared mustard
1 tsp. veganaise
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 full romaine leaf for each person

Simply mix all ingredients (except romaine lettuce) together. Gently wash lettuce and lightly pat dry with a paper towel. Spoon tuna into fold of lettuce and serve.

I realized that when I was enjoying it in the car I had forgotten to take a photo.

If you make it, it would be great if you would take a photo and share it with us in the comments section below!