Sweet and Sour Cauliflower Stir Fry

OMG this Sweet and Sour Cauliflower Stir Fry is so good!  I am a big fan of sweet and sour sauce.  Sadly, most store bought brands are loaded with sugar and other additives.  So I had to make my own and boy did it come out good!  Actually, I can’t take total credit for this one.  I came up with the idea for a sweet and sour cauliflower stir fry, but my husband Marcus created the dish.  Some other creations of his are my Peanut Noodle Stir Fry and my Sweet Potato Chili.  He is so much better at the savory recipes.  I served this over brown rice, but it would be equally as good over quinoa.

Sweet and Sour Cauliflower - My Whole Food Life

This Sweet and Sour Cauliflower stir fry is vegan and gluten free.  You could probably serve it over cauliflower rice for a grain free option.  I kept the veggies and the rice in separate containers in the fridge so I could add the amount of rice I wanted.  I ate 2 servings of the veggies and only a small portion of the rice.  I can see the sauce working in a lot of other recipes too!

Read More

Super Easy Black Eyed Peas

Okay, so I know I am late with the black eyed pea dish, but better late than never.  Here are some Super Easy Black Eyed Peas for you.  I know traditionally black eyed peas are eaten on New Years Day for good luck.  In fact, we did eat this dish on New Years Day.  I just never anticipated it would be good enough to blog about.  It was awesome.

In fact, we may eat this next New Years Day as well.  You should too.  It’s yummy!  This is another one of my husband’s creations.  He also has come up with Acorn Stuffed Squash with Wild Rice and Peanut Noodle Stir Fry.

Super Easy Black Eyed Peas

Read More

Copycat Mary’s Gone Crackers!

Copycat Mary’s Gone Crackers is the recipe today.  When you decide to eat a diet of just wholesome foods, it’s hard to find a cracker that fits this criteria.

It was quite disappointing to read labels and find most crackers contained added sugar or highly processed grains.  I also keep wanted to find a healthy cracker that my picky toddlers would eat.

I finally found a good one in Mary’s Gone Crackers.  They are organic, vegan, gluten free and non GMO verified.  I love them and so do my kids, but at $4 a box, they can be quite pricey.

Since we go through them so fast, I thought I would try making a homemade Mary’s Gone Cracker version.  They came out really good!

You also should try my Homemade Fig Newtons and my Homemade Nutri-Grain Bars.


Copycat Mary's Gone Crackers

They are pretty easy to make and you can add in your own ingredients to customize your favorite flavors.  It’s also a great recipe to do with your kids.  Not really a lot of messy ingredients or measuring.

I find when I get my kids involved in the prep work, they are more likely to eat the food.

For starters, I just did a multi-seed cracker.  I really love their herb flavor, so that will be my next batch.  I also threw some chia seeds because they are so good for you.

I try to toss them in everything from baked goods to smoothies and in between.  To help keep costs down, I bought all of the ingredients out of the bulk bins at Whole Foods.  Here is my recipe.

Copycat Mary’s Gone Crackers!

Homemade Mary’s Gone Crackers!

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 30 min Serves 25-30 crackers     adjust servings



  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a food processor , combine the quinoa and rice into a mushy consistency.
  3. Add in all the seeds and salt with a bit of water and pulse until you have a mushy ball.
  4. Get out a sheet of parchment paper about the size of a baking sheet and lay it on the counter.
  5. Take half of the mixture and place it on the parchment.
  6. Using a rolling pin and some plastic wrap, roll out the mixture, putting the plastic wrap between the rolling pin and the mixture. That way, you can roll it out without it getting stuck.
  7. Roll as thin as possible and then transfer the parchment and rolled mixture onto a baking sheet.
  8. Repeat the same steps with the second half.
  9. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.
  10. Pull them out and carefully flip them and bake for another 12 minutes.
  11. When they are done, carefully break them into bite sized pieces and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the pieces are crispy.


Recipe Notes

I got about 25 – 30 crackers out of my batch. They should keep for a week or so. Enjoy!