Entries by Melanie Mendelson

Healthy Coconut Date Truffles – Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Raw, Vegan Energy Balls!

Healthy truffles?  No kidding!  Cocoa + coconut, naturally sweetened with dates – it’s like a miracle! They taste AMAZING! “Healthy truffles” is not an oxymoron!  If you think of the truffles as purely fatty and sugary concoctions, think again!  With a little creativity, you can make extremely healthy truffles that still taste great!  These coconut date […]

FREE Weekly Easy Meal Plan – Week 40 Recipes & Dinner Inspiration

Welcome to the 40th installment of Melanie’s FREE Weekly Meal Plans – your endless source of dinner inspiration!  Here’s what’s cooking in our kitchen this week: Crockpot Chili Dump Dinner Tuna Avocado Wrap Cranberry Apple Grilled Cheese Chinese Sweet & Sour Chicken Crispy Breaded Turkey Patties And for dessert we are having AMAZING cranberry-orange bread! […]

Christmas Tree Shaped Vegetable Platter Appetizer Tray

Celebrate Christmas in style with this cute Christmas tree shaped vegetable platter!  Broccoli makes the green branches, red cherry tomatoes make the ornaments, cauliflower makes the white snow and the yellow bell pepper makes the bright star! What could be a more perfect appetizer for your Holiday party than a Christmas tree made entirely out […]

Christmas Wreath Shaped Veggie Platter Appetizer Recipe

This beautiful edible Christmas wreath appetizer platter will be the talk of your Holiday party!  Christmas wreath veggie tray made out of broccoli, cherry tomatoes and fresh rosemary, with the dipping sauce in the middle – yes, please! This festive Christmas wreath vegetable plate looks stunning – it’s almost too beautiful to eat 🙂  With […]

Christmas Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe – Red, Green and White!

These festive chocolate-covered strawberries are red, white and green – just in time for Christmas!  Dipped in white chocolate and green sugar, they are a must for your Holiday party! Who doesn’t love chocolate covered strawberries?  I don’t see a single hand raised 🙂 Everyone will devour these amazing Christmas strawberries dipped in white chocolate and green sugar! […]