Mint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie

Mint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie
Inspiration often strikes when my pantry is near empty and I find myself rooting around to find something to eat.  Arriving home late from being out of town (like 2 am) and needing to be at work at 9 am, left me wondering what there was in the pantry and fridge for breakfast and lunch??? You know the old saying ... Read More

Pumpkin Apple Breakfast “Cake”

Pumpkin Apple Breakfast Cake
Okay, okay.  So this isn't your typical cake.  It's kind of a cross between a pudding and a cake.  It's yummy, high in protein, and Whole30 compliant. Two days in to Whole30, and I was craving something bready.  Gluten was disappearing from our table, but we hadn't completely eliminated grain.   I created this Pumpkin Apple Breakfast "Cake" recipe to satisfy ... Read More

Blueberry Cobbler Smoothie

Blueberry Cobbler Smoothie
Caught up in a Christmas frenzy, I haven't been cooking much.  Truth be told, we've been living on fast food.  You know, the kind that you whiz in your Vita-Mix for 2 minutes and it's done?  Best fast food there is. You know those people who have Christmas wrapped up in July?  Well, that's not me.  I never got the ... Read More

Pumpkin Cinnamon Pancakes

Pumpkin Cinnamon Pancakes
These cute little characters are staying with us for only a bit longer before they head back to their newly remodeled home, so I'm making memories while I can with them. And breakfast together on my days off are such a treat! These gluten and dairy free pumpkin cinnamon pancakes are made with our homemade puree but canned pumpkin works ... Read More

Make Ahead Pumpkin Pie Crock Pot Oatmeal

Make Ahead Pumpkin Pie Crock Pot Oatmeal
It's time to celebrate the arrival of fall with a pumpkin recipe.  This is a must re-post from an earlier date, and do you want to know why?  First of all, it's gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. It's also a crock pot recipe which means its easy, and also, make ahead!  I love it when convenience comes together with ... Read More

Key Lime Pie Smoothie : Dairy, Gluten and Sugar Free

Key Lime Pie Smoothie
Everyday life has been cranked up a notch with our business launching into the summer travel season with great intensity.  I come home wrung out, without much drive to prepare anything creative. What's ready in the garden gets put on the table in the most basic way.  As it turns out, simple and fresh can be delicious and quick! I'm ... Read More

Almond Flax Granola : Gluten and Refined Sugar Free

Almond Flax Granola Gluten and Refined Sugar Free
Homemade Almond Milk is so much better than the store-bought variety - but what to do with the leftover almond pulp? Daydreams of making granola with the pulp were swirling in my mind and I finally had the perfect opportunity on a blustery spring Saturday, sometime back in early April.  This Almond Flax Granola is nutritionally dense, including chia and flax seeds and it's gluten ... Read More

Better Breakfasts : Nested Eggs with Salmon and Greens

Eggs and salmon breakfast

Thank God It’s Friday!  Friday evening dinners are celebrated with a grilled salmon filet with an assortment of veggies.  It’s the exhale after a routine work week and a mini TGIF celebration.  Invariably, there are little bits of this and little bits of that leftover, including about 1/2 cup salmon.  A breakfast Frittata makes a great home for leftover veggies … Read More

Pumpkin Pie Crock Pot Oatmeal : Gluten, Refined Sugar and Dairy Free

Pumpkin Pie Crock Pot Oatmeal

The northwest’s 90 degree sunny days quickly turned cold and blustery.  It’s that time again to send the family out the door with a warm breakfast.   Here’s one that cooks all night, ready to serve up creamy fragrant bowls of spicy pumpkin oatmeal first thing in the morning! Hearty and high in protein, it nourishes all the way to … Read More