Mixed Berry Parfait (Vegan Gluten Free)

This Mixed Berry Parfait is out of this world.  I have been wanting to do a parfait for a while now.  Who doesn’t like a parfait?

Creamy and delicious with juicy berries in every bite.  Since we are in the midst of spring, I felt a mixed berry parfait was in order.

Omg you guys!  This berry parfait was out of this world good.  If you like desserts with berries, you may also like my strawberry creme truffles or my strawberry tart.

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Food photography can be tough sometimes.  Here I thought I was putting everything in so carefully, but it still didn’t come out with the beautiful layers. Live and learn I guess.

I promise you that this mixed berry parfait is delicious!  I made the nuts ahead of time.  If you don’t like pecans, you can probably use another nut in it’s place.

The vanilla bean cream is to die for!  I felt that it really didn’t need any sweetener.  The vanilla beans give it a hint of sweetness.  Also, if you are not a fan of coconut milk, you can probably use heavy whipping cream in place of it.

Here is a quick video on how to make the coconut whip cream. For more videos, you can subscribe to my You Tube Channel.



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Easy Fruit Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Easy Fruit Salad.  Now that the warm weather is here, it’s time to start thinking about recipes to take to outdoor parties.  This easy fruit salad recipe is perfect for that.

Normally, I do all the sweet recipes on the blog, but this easy fruit salad was created by my husband.  He also created my dairy free potato salad and my cucumber salad.  My kids loved this easy fruit salad.  I hope yours will too!


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This fruit salad only takes a few minutes to make, so what are you waiting for?  Perfect for Memorial Day cookouts.

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Strawberry Mousse (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Hooray for Strawberry Mousse!  Especially when it’s made healthier.  I am so glad that spring is here.  That means the price of berries becomes more affordable.  So I have been making all kinds of treats with strawberries.

My most recent strawberry recipe, my strawberry truffles, quickly became one of my most pinned recipes.  I am hoping you will enjoy this healthy mousse recipe as well.

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The coconut and strawberry flavors go so well together.  I also have a yummy strawberry ice cream and a grain free strawberry tart.

It only takes 3 ingredients to make this delicious strawberry mousse that is perfect for spring!  This mouse is not only easy to make, it’s also vegan, gluten free and paleo.  Enjoy!

Here is a short video on how I make the coconut cream. Super easy! For more videos, you can subscribe to my You Tube Channel.

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Peaches and Cream Popsicles

I think the warm weather is here to stay here in Dallas.  It’s been in the 80s all week.  So it was about time to break out the popsicle molds. Eating clean does not mean you need to miss out on frozen treats.  Making your own popsicles allows you to control the ingredients.  These peaches and cream popsicles have only a few simple ingredients.  My kids both love peaches so I created these peaches and cream popsicles for them.  If you wish, you can also pour this mixture into an ice cream machine to make ice cream instead!  If you enjoy this popsicle recipe, you may also enjoy my blueberries and cream popsicles or my dairy free fudgsicles.

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These peach popsicles are dairy free and contain very little added sugar.  In fact, you can omit the sugar all together if you get some super ripe peaches.  My peaches were slightly on the tart side, so I added a little maple syrup.

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Raspberry Coconut Smoothie

It’s giveaway time again.  I know many of my recipes require a blender, so I wanted to be able to give you an opportunity to win one.  I contacted Blendtec and they gave me a Blendtec blender to review and another to give away.  This blender is awesome.  I especially love how wide the pitcher is.  Makes for very easy cleaning.  I whipped up this smoothie in no time at all.  In fact, there are set modes on the blender so you can just press a button and walk away.  Great for all us moms out there who are trying to keep up with the kids as we cook.


The Blendtec blender available for giveaway is their Black Designer Series + a Twister Jar.  A $570 value to one lucky reader!  Contest is open to US and Canada residents only.

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Not only have I made this smoothie with it, but I have also used it to grind oats into flour, and make soup.  It handled every job beautifully.  The twister jar is great because it can tackle the smaller jobs like hummus and almond butter.

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Raspberry Coconut Smoothie

Raspberry Coconut Smoothie

Prep Time 5 min


  • 2 cups raspberries (I used frozen, but fresh will work too)
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 4 T coconut butter (shredded coconut work work too)
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 T chia seeds


  1. Throw all ingredients in the blender and blend for about 60-90 seconds. 
  2. With the Blendtec, you just hit the smoothie button and it does the rest.


Recipe Notes

If you plan on drinking 1 serving and saving the rest, pour the remaining smoothie into ice cube trays and freeze for quick blending on another day. Enjoy!

Peach Fruit Leathers

We got a bunch of peaches in our co-op basket this week.  I though about doing some ice cream or cobbler, but at the last minute I decided to make peach fruit leathers.

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Fruit leathers are really easy to make.  Much cheaper too!  I used my dehydrator to make these peach fruit leathers, but you can make them in your oven as well.  I just love the dehydrator because it quietly runs and I can even leave the house with it on.  It also doesn’t heat up the kitchen.  This is so easy, it’s almost silly to call it a recipe.

Peach Fruit Leathers

Peach Fruit Leathers

Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 7 hr Serves 10 fruit rolls     adjust servings


  • 5 peaches
  • 1 T honey or maple syrup (optional)


  1. If using an oven, preheat it to 150. 
  2. Cut and pit all the peaches. I left the skins on, but you can also remove them if you want.
  3. In a food processor or blender , mix the peaches into a smooth puree.  Take a taste. 
  4. If the mixture is on the tart side, add a small amount of sweetener. 
  5. If you are using the oven, spread the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  Make sure it’s as even as it can get. 
  6. Bake for about 7 hours or until the mixture is a bit tacky.  I kept checking on mine to see how easily it could pull away from the parchment. 
  7. I also line my dehydrator trays with parchment. 
  8. Set the dehydrator on 150 and run for about 7 hours.


Recipe Notes

I got about 10 fruit rolls out of my batch. I really wish I had made more. Feel free to double the batch! Enjoy!