Smoky Ranch Dressing

Smoky Ranch Dressing
It's November, the beginning of the Holiday season.  One of the cornerstones to eating clean and healthy consistently, is being well stocked with excellent ingredients and having good food ready to eat.  So this month I'm going to focus on quick and simple choices to have on hand throughout the busy holiday season.  Staying nourished empowers us to say no ... Read More

Hot Fudge : Dairy and Sweetener Free

Hot Fudge
This post has been brewing and sitting in edit mode waiting to get completed.  Teaching cooking classes has kept me busy, (All Things Fall cooking class plus I had the joy of doing a private class for a group of young mom's) but the main reason I've been MIA is that I've been having technical issues with my blog.  I am beyond ... 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

Raspberry Basil Cooler

Raspberry Basil Cooler
Is it incredibly hot where you live? Because it's unbearably hot here.  A heat wave is sweeping the PNW in triple digits. This Raspberry Basil Cooler is a refreshing way to beat the heat using local berries and the basil you may have growing in your herb garden.  It has few ingredients and deliciously thirst quenching.  It would be a ... Read More

Blueberry Chocolate Smoothie

Blueberry Chocolate Smoothie
A few years back our son spent some time in Columbia doing missions work.  He partnered with a church to build an orphanage for at risk young girls.  My husband and I went down to visit and to help.   While out sight seeing we went to a very fancy chocolatier shop.  It was like one of our finest jewelry ... Read More

Mint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie

Mint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie
Inspiration often strikes when my pantry is near empty and I find myself rooting around to find something to eat.  Arriving home late from being out of town (like 2 am) and needing to be at work at 9 am, left me wondering what there was in the pantry and fridge for breakfast and lunch??? You know the old saying ... Read More

“Zoodles” Red Curry Bowl with Cod

Zoodles Red Curry Bowl with Cod
If you lived with us for a week, you would be served up meals in a bowl not just for dinner, but for breakfast and lunch too.  I'm kind of crazy about the concept of a meal in a bowl.  It's a fun way to present food and layer flavors.  A protein and a green veggie makes it complete. Like ... 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

No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls

No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls
Having spent a good amount of time lately in airports, temptation gave way and I indulged in a couple of good foodie magazines.  This quick and easy recipe for No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls caught my eye in Clean Eating.  It has just a few ingredients, most of which I had in my pantry.  So before dinner tonight, I whipped them ... Read More