Butternut Squash Thai Curry Stew

Butternut Squash Thai Curry Stew
Hey all of you wonderful people, Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were full of significant connections with the people who matter most in your lives. We are deep into cold temperatures here in the Pacific Northwest.  The thermometer is dipping low.  This hearty vegetable rich, whole30 Butternut Squash Thai Curry Stew has been appearing and reappearing at our ... Read More

Product Review : Vital Proteins Bone Broth Collagen

Product Review : Vital Proteins Bone Broth Collagen

It’s time I shared with you a product I’ve been using for a while now in a product review : Vital Proteins Bone Broth Collagen.  Embrace it’s multiple benefits as your ticket to effortless immune building throughout a hectic holiday season, just when we need it most.  Crystal like powder dissolves easily and quickly in hot water making it convenient … Read More

Cooking Class : Hearty Soups and Salads

Cooking Class : Hearty Soups and Salads

Please join me in a real foods cooking class of Hearty Soups and Salads, with lunch/dinner included.  Whether you’re making some healthy dietary changes or need inspiration for preparing more nutritious meals, or maybe you’re looking for a fun way to spend time with a friend or loved one-this class is for you. During the hot summer months I can’t … Read More

Pickling Naturally : Fermented Beets with Cumin and Basil

Pickling Naturally : Fermented Beets with Cumin and Basil
I know some of you have been eagerly waiting for this recipe!  The process of Pickling Naturally : Fermented Beets with Cumin and Basil tempers beets natural sweetness, adds a pungent flavor enhanced by spices, herbs and natural earthiness.  We've been diving into these jars enjoying the mix of complex flavors that blend so beautifully together. Who would've guessed we'd ... Read More

Pickling Naturally : Quart Sized Spiced Fermented Green Beans

Pickling Naturally : Quart Sized Spiced Fermented Green Beans

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

Bison Taco Salad with Avocado Cream Dressing

Bison Taco Salad with Avocado Cream Dressing
How about a main dish salad that's perfect for hot summer nights that the whole family will love?  Bison Taco Salad with Avocado Cream Dressing is so satisfying, low carb and full of favorite ingredients.  And with avocado cream dressing, I mean...who couldn't eat this every day without tiring of it?  Here's what you'll need for the salad. Included is lacinato ... 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

Skillet Shrimp Lo Mein with Zucchini Noodles

Skillet Shrimp Lo Mein with Zucchini Noodles
You're welcome for the quick and easy Skillet Shrimp Lo Mein with Zucchini Noodles recipe I'm about to share. I made this to change things up from our usual salad with a grilled protein on top during this heat spell we're having. It's all made in the same pan and took me only 30 minutes to prepare from start to ... Read More

Grilled Sesame Baby Bok Choy

Grilled Sesame Baby Bok Choy
Grilled sesame baby bok choy - I've taken my favorite veggie to the grill and it's smokin' good and easy. I have been a little MIA lately because we've had family happenings.   You know, the ups and downs and every-days of family life that happens?  In the day to day of doing life together there's stability and being there ... Read More

Curried Cod Chowder with Kale

Curried Cod Chowder with Kale
Something that makes me so happy is when Costco has fresh wild caught cod in their seafood cooler.  Each package has approximately 3 pounds in it.  We can eat fish everyday and never get tired of it, so we stock up.  Once home we rewrap the fish in 1 pound vacuum packed bags and in the freezer they go.  Being ... Read More