Creamy Whole30 Clam Chowder

Creamy Whole30 Clam Chowder
Creamy Whole30 Clam Chowder is everything you'd want in a rich bowl of chowder only it's made with better quality ingredients than it's more popular version. If you're whole30-ing your way through January and think there's no way one can create a rich and creamy clam chowder that's whole 30 approved, think again.  In fact this will be in our ... Read More

Cooking Class : Hearty Soups and Salads

Cooking Class : Hearty Soups and Salads

Please join me in a real foods cooking class of Hearty Soups and Salads, with lunch/dinner included.  Whether you’re making some healthy dietary changes or need inspiration for preparing more nutritious meals, or maybe you’re looking for a fun way to spend time with a friend or loved one-this class is for you. During the hot summer months I can’t … Read More

Chicken Vegetable Soup and Dumplings

Chicken Vegetable Soup and Dumplings
Unless you live in the southern hemisphere,  things are probably a little nippy in your neck of the woods.  Assorted soups throughout these cold winter months show up at our dinner table almost daily. Sometimes they're thick and creamy, and other times they are vegetables and protein that mingle in a flavorful broth.  They are the perfect food for dipping ... Read More

Creamy Potato Kale Soup

Creamy Potato Kale Soup
I'm writing to you from my home office where a glance out the window brings me this view. We have been dumped on generously!  The snow stopped for a few days but has resumed today.  It's so beautiful!  This view changes with the lighting throughout the day providing us with stunning views of the prairie. In the late afternoon the ... Read More

Freeze and Bake Apple Pies

Freeze and Bake Apple Pies
We live in apple country.  When you live in apple country, you buy your apples from a local organic farmer and you make apple pie.  Lots of apple pies.  In one afternoon we put up 10 oven ready pies.  Yum. Many of my recipes are gluten free, but when it comes to apple pie, as per the request of my ... Read More

Make Ahead Freezer Shepherd’s Pie

Make Ahead Freezer Shepherds Pie
Here's comfort food at it's best, healthy. warming and flavorful.  And to top it off, it's make ahead and freezable.  Always on the lookout for expanding our repertoire of healthy freezer meals but coming up with one that's dairy, gluten and processed food free, I find is a challenge.  This is truly a cozy cold weather comfort food.  This is ... Read More

Chicken Vegetable Soup with Ginger Meatballs

Soup with Ginger Meatballs

I’ve been in a cooking funk. Nothing sounds good.  I figured I’ve cooked over 14,200 meals in my lifetime and I still have times when I don’t want to cook a thing for dinner and I can’t think of anything that sounds good.   When a cooking funk hits me it’s off to the library to check out some mouth-watering … Read More

Roasted Vegetable Mac N’ Cheese

Roasted Vegetable Mac N' Cheese

Too often in the midst of a busy schedule, I loose perspective that each day is a precious gift . That’s why when our daughter asked if we’d watch our 2 grandchildren so they could celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary, we didn’t hesitate. With a cooking class to teach and make ahead meals on my to do list for the same … Read More

Sunday Dinner Roasted Chicken

Roasted Chicken

There is enormous pleasure in cooking good food simply, and sharing it. This easy-peasy roasted lemon chicken fits the bill in that it is classic, good, and it’s a main dish that everyone loves! It’s a Sunday afternoon, everyone’s home and hanging out kind of meal. Shortly after you place these lovely birds in the oven, delicious aromas will waft … Read More