Crock Pot Salsa Verde Pulled Pork

Crock Pot Salsa Verde Pulled Pork
This recipe is a must share because holiday season is upon us and it can get the best of me when it comes to eating clean.  I cook up proteins like this that will last in the fridge for a week, can be reheated, and served in so many ways.  It can also be frozen and thawed for later meals. ... Read More

Kale and Red Quinoa Salad

Kale and Red Quinoa Salad
New England is gorgeous this time of year. We were there to celebrate my widowed little sisters (a small - but mighty woman she is) marriage who reunited with her college sweetheart. She had big bro walk her down the aisle. Pretty bride, huh? The wedding took place in Stowe, VT. An intimate group of their family and fans gathered ... Read More

Make Ahead Pumpkin Pie Crock Pot Oatmeal

Make Ahead Pumpkin Pie Crock Pot Oatmeal
It's time to celebrate the arrival of fall with a pumpkin recipe.  This is a must re-post from an earlier date, and do you want to know why?  First of all, it's gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. It's also a crock pot recipe which means its easy, and also, make ahead!  I love it when convenience comes together with ... Read More

Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins
There is an unmistakable nip in the air.  Our winter squash and pumpkin plants are all retired for the season.  We planted sugar pumpkins for the first time and what a harvest we raked in!  I'll be making pumpkin puree in quantity for our freezer, but we had to try those cute round gems out for flavor so I made ... Read More

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie
Let me interrupt this preserving and gardening season with a delicious dessert recipe, a Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie : gluten, dairy, soy and refined sugar-free. I know it's hard to believe, but you can make an outragous Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie without dairy whipped cream, cool whip, cream cheese and Oreos.   When daughter #3 told me she made a "conventional" ... Read More

The Best No-Cook Peanut Sauce

Having a garden means staying close to home for much of the summer, but we've been taking a few excursions here and there.  A couple of weekends ago we paid a visit to the nearby quaint towns of Winthrop and Twisp.  The Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop was our destination where we lounged in its upscale rustic setting, drank in ... Read More

Second Wind Smoothie

Second Wind Smoothie
You can make a Second Wind Smoothie in less time than it takes to make a piece of toast and butter it.  And it's gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free, getting it's sweetness from frozen bananas and dates.  Topping the smoothies off with cacao nibs adds crunch and flavor.   My favorite time of day is when the sun is just ... Read More

Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

Maple Mustard Vinaigrette
This creamy Maple Mustard Vinaigrette takes literally 5 minutes to make.  It's a delicious all-purpose salad dressing, but we especially love it over greens with sliced Sweet Apple Cider Pickled Beets, goat cheese and roasted walnuts.  If you don't have pickled beets, try these Maple Roasted Beets over greens instead.  Sometimes I throw in sliced red onions too. Why didn't I start making ... Read More

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie : Dairy Free

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
Who doesn't like chocolate and peanut butter together?  To make this dairy free Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie combine them with a few other ingredients in your Vita-Mix or blender with frozen bananas.  I buy ripe organic bananas, peel them, lay them out on a cookie sheet and freeze them.  Once frozen, I bag them up and toss them in the freezer ... Read More

Strawberry Shortcake: Grain, Gluten and Refined Sugar-Free

strawberry short cake

This Trader Joe’s Cashew Meal sitting in my pantry was begging for some attention.  Ever since the dark, long, cold days of winter, I’ve been dreaming of making some gluten-free shortcakes, served heaped with a generous mound of fresh strawberries.  I believe that time has finally come!  Our spring favorites of asparagus in Asian Asparagus Salad  (this salad can be … Read More