Paleo Streusel Pear Pie

Paleo Pear Streusel Pie
Paleo Streusel Pear Pie with it's sweetly spiced crumb topping is my favorite pie of all time - even better than chocolate cream pie, and that's saying a lot.  Because Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Cream Pie trump fruit pies for family gatherings, I don't make Paleo Streusel Pear Pie that often.  That's totally okay with me because it actually saves ... Read More

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

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

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

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

Make Ahead Freezer Sweet Potato “Buns”

Make Ahead Freezer Sweet Potato "Buns"
You know it's fall when the evenings grow longer, it gets darker earlier, and a lit candle brings that beautiful cozy glow you didn't realize you were missing.  When the thought of wearing sweaters, boots and scarves feels like a welcome change from shorts and sandals.  A new routine sets in.  You find a need to plan and organize schedules. ... Read More

Freezer Garden Vegetable Soup

Freezer Garden Vegetable Soup
When we first got married, 40 years ago, putting food up was a point of contention between us.  Hubs grew up on a small farm, building barns and driving a tractor.  His families "normal" was to go out to the chicken coop and garden to get dinner and fill the pantry up with home-grown canned goods.  I grew up on ... 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