Freezer Fresh Dairy Free Pesto

Freezer Fresh Dairy Free Pesto  3 cups packed fresh basil leaves (rinsed and dried) 3 tablespoons minced fresh garlic 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 6 tablespoons pine nuts 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper Directions: Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.  Freeze, covered in 1 – 2 tablespoon … Read More

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Simple Homemade Taco Seasoning

Simple Homemade Taco Seasoning

Having this Simple Homemade Taco Seasoning around has been a game changer for me this summer. Taco meat made with this homemade seasoning creates a tasty filling that's healthy, quick and best of all everyone loves it! I've got a winning taco salad to share with you later, but first....this.  In just a few minutes you can shake up a ... Read More
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Whole30 salad dressing round up

Whole30 Salad Dressing Round Up

Whole30 salad dressing round up is not only for those starting the year with whole30, but also for people with clean eating goals overall.  I promised you I'd give you some tools for a cleaner 2017 and I can't think of a better place to start than with sauces and dressings.  Condiments that are whole30 compliant kept me from food ... Read More
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Freezer Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce

Freezer Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce

I'm in denial that fall weather has arrived here in the northwest, despite the calendar. Boo.  At some point a miracle takes place deep inside me where fall has found a place in my heart once again, and I can let go of the long lazy days of summer.  At this writing, that hasn't happened yet.  Putting food up for ... Read More
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Creamy Dill Sauce

Creamy Dill Sauce

Spring is here and what a great time to bring you an easy, fresh and quick spring sauce.  I gave my Smoky Ranch Dressing a spring makeover...and I mean, this Creamy Dill Sauce is soooo good-you could almost drink it.  Fresh parsley improves the flavor, health benefits and brightens up the color, so telling of spring. You can put this ... Read More
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Smoky Ranch Dressing

Smoky Ranch Dressing

It's November, the beginning of the Holiday season.  One of the cornerstones to eating clean and healthy consistently, is being well stocked with excellent ingredients and having good food ready to eat.  So this month I'm going to focus on quick and simple choices to have on hand throughout the busy holiday season.  Staying nourished empowers us to say no ... Read More
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Hot Fudge

Hot Fudge : Dairy and Sweetener Free

This post has been brewing and sitting in edit mode waiting to get completed.  Teaching cooking classes has kept me busy, (All Things Fall cooking class plus I had the joy of doing a private class for a group of young mom's) but the main reason I've been MIA is that I've been having technical issues with my blog.  I am beyond ... Read More
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The Best No-Cook Peanut Sauce

Having a garden means staying close to home for much of the summer, but we've been taking a few excursions here and there.  A couple of weekends ago we paid a visit to the nearby quaint towns of Winthrop and Twisp.  The Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop was our destination where we lounged in its upscale rustic setting, drank in ... Read More
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Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

This creamy Maple Mustard Vinaigrette takes literally 5 minutes to make.  It's a delicious all-purpose salad dressing, but we especially love it over greens with sliced Sweet Apple Cider Pickled Beets, goat cheese and roasted walnuts.  If you don't have pickled beets, try these Maple Roasted Beets over greens instead.  Sometimes I throw in sliced red onions too. Why didn't I start making ... Read More
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Whole Bowl Knockoff

Whole Bowl Knockoff : The Winter Lunchbox

Eating healthier seems to be on everyone’s New Year’s resolution list.  That could be a challenge especially if you’re in the habit of brown bagging and you have a gluten and dairy intolerance.  There are great lunch options beyond meat and cheese sandwiches.  Homemade soups, salads, hummus and gluten free crackers and these meal in a bowl concoctions provide plant … Read More

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