Make Your Own Ghee

Have you ever tried ghee?  If you have seen it in your grocery store, the good quality stuff is PRICEY.  Making your own is easy and a lot more affordable. Ghee made with beautiful unsalted grass fed butter is a clean burning, healthy fat that our bodies love.  You may have heard of clarified butter, … Continue reading Make Your Own Ghee

Fat Bombs are the Bomb

I've been talking to a lot of people lately about the benefits of adding healthy, clean burning fats to their life.  These fats have amazing benefits in the body, including being amazing for the brain, helping with balancing out hormones, cutting down on inflammation, and regulating weight.  Coconut Oil, Coconut Butter (or manna), Cocoa or … Continue reading Fat Bombs are the Bomb

Sweet Potato Bacon Hash

  This is too good.  We have been in a bit of a breakfast rut lately in my house.  We've been eliminating eggs for my oldest daughter and it has put me in a breakfast funk.  This morning as I sat down for my 30 minute (glorious) alone time in the morning after lunches are … Continue reading Sweet Potato Bacon Hash

“Cheesy” Broccoli Soup – GF, Paleo, Whole 30, Vegan

It is COLD out there and my mind always goes to soup when the mercury drops.  I grocery shopped yesterday and this gorgeous broccoli was on sale.  I knew right then and there that the broccoli was destined for a nice pot of soup.  My youngest daughter has been a huge fan of broccoli soup … Continue reading “Cheesy” Broccoli Soup – GF, Paleo, Whole 30, Vegan

Paleo Stuffing… This Stuff is SO good!!

I am always on the lookout for ideas to keep grains out of my life.  In September I reduced and eventually completely cut grains - since doing so I can really see that my body holds on to inflammation that I link with grain and/or legume intake.  When I have cheated (we made gingerbread cookies … Continue reading Paleo Stuffing… This Stuff is SO good!!

Ah-mazing Baked Pears

Again, I am thinking of Fall.  This was a last minute dessert idea.  My 7 year old daughter loves to be in the kitchen and I find that during the rush of dinner time, I will frequently either decline her offer of help, or give her a non food prep job, like setting the table. … Continue reading Ah-mazing Baked Pears

Paleo Acorn Squash with Ground Beef

Fall is just about here, and I am in Fall mode.  I loved this summer.  Perfect weather for someone who doesn't love it so hot.  The Fall though, has always been my favorite.  Partly because my birthday falls in October, but mostly because I love putting back on my boots, wearing cozy sweaters, and getting … Continue reading Paleo Acorn Squash with Ground Beef

Our Very Own Salad Bar

  Who would have thought that a trip to an all inclusive resort in Punta Cana would have left me revived for healthy eating?  Not this girl. Inspired by our recent family vacation, where we enjoyed lazy days on the beach and in the pool, as well as some kick-ass healthy salads, I decided to … Continue reading Our Very Own Salad Bar

Seriously Great Granola

I recently had the pleasure of connecting with two of my oldest and dearest friends.  There is something so special about hanging out with girlfriends who know you so well.  We caught up over an AMAZING salmon nicoise salad (I will beg her for that recipe next), drank a little too much wine and ended … Continue reading Seriously Great Granola

Beet, Orange and Radicchio Salad

This salad is from the amazing Plenty by one of my culinary heroes, Yotam Ottolenghi.  I received this book as a birthday gift a couple of years ago, and I have made many of the recipes.  They are no fail vegetable dishes, as much a feast for the eyes as the tummy.  This man really has a … Continue reading Beet, Orange and Radicchio Salad