Asian Greens Breakfast Bowl

Asian Greens Breakfast Bowl
It's summertime...full of gorgeous sunrises, bike rides and ice cream with grands, outdoor home projects (before photo), and after photo... so I haven't been creating much in the kitchen lately.  But when you have a garden that gives you beautiful fresh greens like this, sometimes inspiration strikes when it's least expected. What greens are these? Well, the seed packet read ... Read More

Arugula, Spiralized Beet and Jicama Salad

Arugula, Spiralized Beet and Jicama Salad
I want to share this stunningly beautiful side with you of Arugula, Spiralized Beet and Jicama Salad.  In spite of the strong individual flavors of each ingredient, they all play well together. But first this... The hubs and I have entered a new era.  As of early May, we sold our business and are now officially retired!  We took a ... Read More

Mini Berry Tarts

I always drool over the 4th of July desserts plastered over magazine covers this time of year.  Typically the recipes are full of sugar, gluten and empty calories.  But dang, they are beautiful!  Mini Berry Tarts, perfect for the 4th of July celebration, are dairy, gluten and refined sugar-free and satisfies the sweet tooth because that's important too. I found ... Read More

Chili Lime Sweet Potato Fried Rice

Chili Lime Sweet Potato Fried Rice
I'm excited to share this recipe for Chili Lime Sweet Potato Fried Rice with you.  But first a little about my health journey and why. My journey to clean eating began 45 years ago at the age of 18 after learning of my mom's breast cancer diagnosis.  Her diagnosis came after my grandmother and aunt's cancer diagnosis and since then ... Read More

Potato Crusted Egg Cups

Potato Crusted Egg Cups
You're going to love these Potato Crusted Egg Cups.   Serve them for a leisurely brunch, with a salad and fruit or make ahead to have on hand for breakfast, lunch or a snack.  Please note I made these in my easy to care for and safe for baking Demarle Silicone muffin pan. Each cup has a 1/2 cup capacity. ... Read More

Pad Thai Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl

Pad Thai Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl
Here is a low carb twist on an old favorite that I used to make with gluten-free noodles. Pad Thai Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl is something that can be made ahead and used as a side or for lunch throughout the week.   We just returned from a get away to Red Mountain, which is our very favorite place to ... Read More

Cauliflower Rice Asian Bowl

Cauliflower Rice Asian Bowl
If you've never made cauliflower rice, you're in for a treat.  Trust me, it's not as difficult as it sounds. If you are going low carb or paleo, you will be happy to know you can reinvent you favorite rice bowl meals with this simple process.  And you know what else?  It only takes 10 minutes to get oven ready ... 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

The Paleo Diet Lowered My Cholesterol

The Paleo Diet Lowered My Cholesterol
This former brown rice eating and bread baking fanatic has changed her ways.  Yep.  It's true.  I've been experimenting with the Paleo diet and at the invitation of our daughters, completed my first Whole30 in January 2015.  Initially it was too much meat for my husband and I, so we had to made some minor adjustments.  (For background purposes, read ... Read More