Lime Jalapeno Chicken Soup

Lime Jalapeno Chicken Soup
There's a lot going on here on the home front this weekend.  I thought I'd shoot this recipe for a light spring soup your way real quick. It's perfect for the weather we're having right now.  It's still a bit chilly so I find myself wanting a warming soup but not a heavy one like one I'd crave in the ... Read More

Hazelnut Espresso Truffles

Hazelnut Espresso Truffles
This is my new favorite "healthy" treat that delivers satisfaction in a bite.  I was going for a hint of decadence while consuming a nourishing snack.  Make them and tell me what you think.  They definitely have layers of flavor with dark chocolate under tones. Use roasted and finely chopped almonds if you don't have hazelnuts in your pantry.  I ... Read More

Wild Tuna, Orange and Parsley Salad

Wild Tuna, Orange and Parsley Salad
Do you know about Wild Planet Tuna?   They hand-cut and pack delicious premium tuna steaks in a micro-cannery process using BPA free cans.  All of the Omega 3 oils are retained and no liquid is added (BTW, they recommend not draining this tuna).  Because they select smaller albacore, the fish accumulates less mercury.  Wild Planet is a company committed to ... Read More

Slow Cooker Roasted Roots and Sausage

Slow Cooker Roasted Roots and Sausage
Here's a new week night meal for you that's made with all fresh ingredients.  This easy to assemble main course was inspired from my Whole30 experience.  I was wanting to create a crock pot recipe that's unfussy, Whole30 compliant, pulled it's flavors from fresh produce, herbs and meat, but didn't fall apart and turn to mush.  Often times slow cooker ... Read More

Baked Stuffed Apples

Stuffed Baked Apples
Just because I'm whole30'ing it for the month of January, doesn't mean I'm going to pass up dessert on our 40th wedding anniversary.  Forty years of marriage is worth celebrating so I dipped into my "tool box" of grain free, sweetener free, clean eating repertoire and came up with these luscious Baked Stuffed Apples.  After almost a month of no ... Read More

Chicken Curry Sweet Potato “Noodle” Bowl

Chicken Curry Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl
We are half way through this Whole30 month.  It took me awhile to find my groove in meal planning and cooking.  Finally, I have a comfortable rhythm down for alternating proteins apart from red meat and pork.  After feeling very bloated after some meals and my husband confirming by saying, "this is too much meat!",  I modified Whole30 to better fit ... 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

Kale Pomegranate Salad with Walnuts and Apples

Kale Pomegranate Salad
Don't wait until Christmas dinner to serve this nourishing salad.  It has all of the ingredients to bring it to holiday status, but it's also excellent for everyday.  You can dress it and it will stay delicious and crisp refrigerated for days later. Holiday season is here in all its glory and unfortunately with it comes cold and flu season. ... Read More

Grain Free Carrot Almond Muffins

Grain Free Carrot Almond Muffins
This was another favorite at the last cooking class.  I served them with Cozy Day Lentil Soup before we dined on assorted holiday pies made with healthy ingredients.  Seemed to me everyone waddled out of here after consuming a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Frequently on cold fall and winter nights a hearty soup and some sort ... Read More

Chocolate Chip Almond Drop Cookies : Grain and Refined Sugar Free

Chocoate Chip Almond Drop Cookies
Rarely does healthy and quick come together in one recipe, but I can assure you they do in this Chocolate Chip Almond Drop Cookie recipe. We took a road trip with the grands and their mommy a few weeks back. I packed a bunch of great travel food including these flour and refined sugar-free chocolate chip cookies. They are extremely ... Read More