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

Stellar Smoothies

Stellar Smoothies

Two quick smoothies you’re going to love!  Enjoy them with a Blueberry Teff Muffin or Carrot Oatmeal Muffin for a quick, filling breakfast that gives energy. A shout out to Costco where I picked up smoothie ingredients. Their Power Greens, So Delicious coconut milk and the organic frozen berries make whipping up delicious morning smoothies so convenient! Both of these smoothie recipes have … Read More

Grow A Garden In Your Kitchen

Micro Greens

Don’t let the smallness of these greens fool you into thinking they have little to offer.  These nutrient dense micro greens easily thrive on your kitchen windowsill in the middle of winter.  They deliver cancer fighting nutrients, fresh crunch and flavor that’s often lacking in grocery store produce. They are inexpensive, take no time to plant and nurture, and are ready … Read More

Whole Bowl Knockoff : The Winter Lunchbox

Whole Bowl Knockoff

Eating healthier seems to be on everyone’s New Year’s resolution list.  That could be a challenge especially if you’re in the habit of brown bagging and you have a gluten and dairy intolerance.  There are great lunch options beyond meat and cheese sandwiches.  Homemade soups, salads, hummus and gluten free crackers and these meal in a bowl concoctions provide plant … Read More

Meal In A Bowl : Salmon Noodle Bowl

Salmon Noodle Bowl

This is healthy comfort food in a bowl.  And it only takes 30 minutes to prepare! In the midst of this busy season, I’m looking for healthy and quick.  If it’s all in one pot, even better. I created this for first time a year ago as a quick change up from my original dinner plan.  Son and daughter in-law … Read More

Cumin Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Yams and Carrots

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Yams, and Carrots

A new grand-daughter is expected any day now.  Very soon we will get a call alerting us that the birthing process has begun.  I am silly with excitement about another grand-daughter joining the clan!  Then in late October she will get another she cousin. So exciting! Until I get that phone call, I’m busy trying to fill our pantry and … Read More

Better Breakfasts : Purple Potato Crusted Frittata with Swiss Chard

Purple Potato Crusted Frittata

Late August brings a new variety of veggies ready to eat from our garden.   While we are saying good-bye to lettuce, we have bountiful supplies of green beans, Swiss chard, kale, zucchini, crookneck, onions, carrots, cucumbers, beets, corn, and potatoes (russets, golden Yukon’s and purple potatoes).  Oh my!! And yes, I am trying to put food up like crazy. … Read More

Crock Pot Meals : Navy Bean Soup with Ham and Rosemary

Navy Bean Soup with Ham and Rosemary

Spring wet and cold weather returned with a vengeance this week, after a good tease of 85 degree temps. A hearty soup with chunks of tender meat was sounding really good. Rummaging through my pantry I found 1 cup of dry organic navy beans leftover from the 5 pound bag I bought last fall. With those as my starting point, … Read More

Main Dish Salads : Peanut Noodle Vegetable Salad (Gluten and Dairy Free)

Peanut Noodle Vegetable Salad

This is an ideal season for this delicious salad. Make it for graduation parties, BBQ’s, and picnics. The yummy flavor and vibrant colors make it an excellent choice for a special occasion, but it’s also great to stock the fridge when you’re expecting company for the weekend. Serve it as a meal in a bowl or a side dish, and … Read More

Fast, Fresh Honey Balsamic Dressing

Honey Balsamic Dressing

I celebrated a landmark birthday recently and was loved on thoroughly by those who know me best.  One of my gifts was a new salad bowl hand painted by this sweet young man.  He’s quite the artist…don’t you think? I love it and plan on putting it to good use frequently! Moving on …. I’ve been thinking about the seasons … Read More