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

Lentil, Roasted Squash and Walnut Salad

Lentil, Roasted Squash and Walnut Salad
This Lentil, Roasted Squash and Walnut Salad is the salad I dreamt about in the middle of the night when I first realized legumes were a good Whole30 option for vegan/vegetarian people.  Surprisingly, this is the only legume I have eaten on Whole30 since they are most often paired with grain to make a complete protein.  It combines 3 of ... Read More

Chicken Curry Sweet Potato “Noodle” Bowl

Chicken Curry Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl
We are half way through this Whole30 month.  It took me awhile to find my groove in meal planning and cooking.  Finally, I have a comfortable rhythm down for alternating proteins apart from red meat and pork.  After feeling very bloated after some meals and my husband confirming by saying, "this is too much meat!",  I modified Whole30 to better fit ... Read More

Pumpkin Apple Breakfast “Cake”

Pumpkin Apple Breakfast Cake
Okay, okay.  So this isn't your typical cake.  It's kind of a cross between a pudding and a cake.  It's yummy, high in protein, and Whole30 compliant. Two days in to Whole30, and I was craving something bready.  Gluten was disappearing from our table, but we hadn't completely eliminated grain.   I created this Pumpkin Apple Breakfast "Cake" recipe to satisfy ... Read More

Rich and Creamy Hot Cocoa and Weight Loss Wins

Rich & Creamy Hot Cocoa
It's a winter wonderland out my window.  The snow is coming down and it's the perfect day to get caught up at my desk with a cup of this Rich and Creamy Hot Cocoa, dairy and sugar-free.   This is a recipe repost from last winter when I first created it for my grandchildren.  It's basicly made with this DIY ... Read More

Homemade Turkey Stock

Homemade Turkey Stock
We skipped town to celebrate Thanksgiving Nashville style and to hang out with this sweet grand-daughter. Knowing I was hosting a homemade soup and bread Christmas party for our church staff and board on our return home, I roasted a turkey just so I could make homemade stock for this Spinach Tortellini and Turkey Soup.  After enjoying roasted turkey for ... Read More

Sunday Dinner Roasted Chicken

Roasted Chicken

There is enormous pleasure in cooking good food simply, and sharing it. This easy-peasy roasted lemon chicken fits the bill in that it is classic, good, and it’s a main dish that everyone loves! It’s a Sunday afternoon, everyone’s home and hanging out kind of meal. Shortly after you place these lovely birds in the oven, delicious aromas will waft … Read More