Chickpeas after roasting and drying out - Dry Roasted Chickpeas on Scratch Mommy

Dry Roasted Chickpeas (a snack or side dish!)

My daughter started full day kindergarten in September and while I knew she’d be tired after school, I had no idea she would also be ravenous. She bounds off the school bus and heads straight for the kitchen. After a few weeks of the same after school snacks (apples with peanut butter! cheese and crackers! whole grain muffins!) we were …

What's a pregnant momma to do when she is craving coffee? Why, create homemade hot cocoa and homemade marshmallows, of course! This clean eating recipe is perfect for the entire family, and super fun to make!

Hot Cocoa and Homemade Marshmallows

A couple of weeks ago I shared that I am expecting a baby on my personal blog. Come April, I am going to be a real Scratch Mommy…not just a proud chicken mom! While I am completely overjoyed and loving this time (particularly since I am now well into my second trimester…), there are a few things that I do …

Paleo Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll in a Mug Recipe

Grain-Free Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll in a Mug Recipe (Paleo, Gluten-free)

It’s fall, y’all! The bewitching time of year when we pumpkin spice all the things and grocery stores and shopping malls turn into autumn wonderlands, smelling of cinnamon sticks and cider with glittering pumpkins and country apple candles bamboozling their shelves. It’s glorious, isn’t it? Being from Charleston, SC, I never really experienced the changing of seasons and, more times …

Allergy-Friendly Fruit Pizza Recipe {Dairy-Free, Grain-Free, Nut Free, No Refined Sugar}

Allergy Friendly Fruit Pizza Recipe {NO: grains, dairy, refined sugar, nuts!}

At this very moment, while I type this blog post, there are crumbs on my keyboard and blueberry juices on my face. Why? Because I can’t stop myself from eating every last bite of my latest yummy #fromscratch concoction- a delicious grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free AND nut-free Fruit Pizza. You’ve all had the classic fruit pizza, right? The one that’s …

Cooking with Cocoa Butter: Why it isn't just for skincare!

Cooking with Cocoa Butter + Sprouted Hazelnut Cocoa Butter Recipe

I could not be more excited about writing this post! Why? Cocoa butter is suuuper healthy and yet under-utilized in the cooking world. Perhaps many of you have used cocoa butter in DIY skin care products. Yes, it’s a nourishing butter for our bodies. But not just for our external bodies. Internally, too, cocoa butter has a delicious nutritional profile! When …