Pickling Naturally : Garlic Dill Fermented Carrots

Pickling Naturally : Garlic Dill Fermented Carrots

A few tips about pickling… * Use unblemished, cleaned organically grown vegetables. Trim off soft and discolored spots. * Use unrefined sea salt or Kosher salt.  Refined table salt has additives and is too fine and can turn out a saltier pickle. * The chlorine in water can inhibit good bacteria from forming, that’s why filtered water is recommended. * … Read More

No Bake Chocolate Freezer Pie

No Bake Chocolate Freezer Pie
After a long cold winter and spring let's get a summer food vibe going.  How does a rich and creamy frozen treat sound?  This yummy No Bake Chocolate Freezer Pie takes no time to whip up and it only has 4 main ingredients. Use a blender to whip up the rich and creamy filling in just a few minutes.  You ... Read More

Flourless Frosted Brownies

Flourless Frosted Brownies
This Flourless Frosted Brownies recipe is entirely made in the food processor and it's the perfect treat for your weekend festivities. For the brownies, this is what you'll need. And these are the ingredients for the frosting. This yummy recipe is inspired by Ali Segersten's great brownie recipe from her cookbook Nourishing Meals. Both the brownies and the frosting are whipped ... Read More

Grain Free Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Grain Free Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
Happy New Year to you my friends! What a blessed busy, fun, not to mention hungry houseful of family we've had since December 22 through to today.  I haven't had a moment to get to my computer.  But our kitchen table has had a constant stream of the cutest be-love-eds eating around it. And there has been lots of giggles, ... Read More

Dijon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Dijon Roasted Brussels Sprouts
All veggies taste best when they're in season but this is especially true for Brussels sprouts, and now is their time to shine.  I get so excited to see them at markets in the fall.  Choose sprouts that have an even green coloring, are firm, and measure about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.  This is an old recipe from way ... Read More

Chocolate Peppermint Protein Bites

Chocolate Peppermint Protein Bites
Oh. My. Goodness. These are dreamy and delicious, tasting decadent but they're healthy.  Quick to make in a food processor with an "S" blade and they don't require cooking, Chocolate Peppermint Protein Bites are holiday inspired, and they make a great snack to have around the house or to bring to a holiday party. I came home after an intense ... 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

Zucchini Almond Muffins : Gluten & Dairy Free

Zucchini Almond Muffins

In the midst of preserving the harvest, putting up Garlic Chili Pickled Green Beans and making homemade sauerkraut with these humongous garden fresh cabbages…. our Portland kiddo’s with their fun little guy Gideon along with his little sister, (whose name I cannot disclose because she’s still a bun in the oven) paid us a visit. We had so much fun … Read More

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (gluten, dairy and refined sugar free)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I am experimenting with gluten-free baking. Why? There is an increasing number of friends and family choosing (for health reasons) to go gluten-free. And while I love my crusty homemade artisan bread, I can’t deny how lethargic I feel when I eat more than a modest amount. There is something to this gluten-free business but if one isn’t careful, it’s … Read More