Peach Tomato Mint Salad Stacks

This healthy salad recipe will save you time and allow you to eat a delicious, fresh and gourmet tasting salad. Simply slice fresh peaches, tomatoes and cucumbers, stacking with mint to create this great appetizer, light meal or side salad. This will definitely be a recipe to impress your friends at your next barbq or family dinner!

Arugula + Micro Green Salad w/ Tomato and Avocado

Farmer’s markets mean crisp greens and new things. Try this fresh garden salad with spicy radish micro greens, fresh arugula and perfectly dressed tomato avocado. A perfect salad to celebrate fresh greens! And it is easy, and healthy, as always. Yumm!!

Grilled Peaches

If you’ve been following along, you know that I have a very big thing for Peaches, especially late season Palisade Peaches! Peaches make an amazingly sweet and healthy dessert all on their own, but sometimes you want just a little more. Throwing the peaches on the grill gives them a slightly caramelized taste and it’s always…

Cool Cucumber Avo Soup

A quick, simple and delicious cucumber avocado soup that cools you off and nourishes and hydrates your body on hot summer days.

Hippie Hash… aka… CSA Hash

My office just became a associated with a CSA program! For those of you who aren’t familiar, that is a local group of farmers that put together boxes of fresh produce at a very good price. The deal is you pay for a box and then you get whatever the farmers have an abundance of….

Bison Jicama Meatballs

A friend of mine hooked up a killer deal for Bison from the cattle auction at the stock show. He knows a guy who goes to the auction, picks the best free-range, grass-fed bison and auctions it. Since that is a heck of a lot of meat, he arranges to split the meat ahead of time…

Creamy collard “pasta” w/ seared scallops

Sometimes you just need some hearty pasta-like dish to fill your body and soul. I love this dish because it is primarily vegetables, leaves you feeling full and satisfied yet light afterwards, and it is easy to make!    Scallops pair nicely with this dish, but you could also go meat free or substitute another light…

Shamrock Shake – au natural

Shamrock shakes are super interesting things. They are green; they are sweet; they are minty fresh. You can celebrate the Irish while also looking forward to spring which makes them perfect for March. But… I’m not quite sure what is in them… and that’s nothing to celebrate. So as I would LOVE to have a green…

Homemade Vegetable Broth

Many a recipe calls for stock or broth. The typical go-tos are chicken broth or beef broth. But you can make just as tasty a broth using only plant-based materials. Think of it like a tea, only savory. You can put any herbs and vegetables into the stock that will complement your recipe or your…

Breakfast Bowls – Quick Paleo Solutions for the a.m.

Bowls have been very popular these days, whether it is quinoa bowls, whole grain bowls or cauliflower bowls. And there’s good reason. It’s basically taking a salad to the next level – to that place where you can really enjoy it and feel like you are eating something delicious and filling! But we need to see…

Banana Egg Loaf – aka – Perfect Toast Bread

This is a super simple bread to make. It takes only a handful of ingredients and 5 minutes of active time. It relies on the healthy nutrition of eggs and bananas to fill the loaf pan.      This is packed with protein from the eggs, so it makes a good breakfast or afternoon snack that…

Mufongo

Mufongo is my number one reason to visit Puerto Rico. It is so delicious that I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. In fact, I tried doing just that on our last trip to Puerto Rico (much to the dismay of my travel companions). :-/ I liked it so much I practically had…

Pad Thai (minus the nightshades, soy and grain)

I miss Thai food!!! Thai is my ultimate favorite take out. It’s what I have when I’m happy, sad, or getting sick. I’m typically a curry and Thom Kha girl, but I made Thom Kha yesterday and Pad Thai is sounding good!   So here is my clean eating take on a take-out staple. Pad Thai: with…

Cantaloupe Carpaccio

This is a great treat for an afternoon where you want something light, especially as the weather starts to warm up and we see hints of spring. The complex flavor of fig really adds to the dish, complementing the light and wispy flavor of the cantaloupe. And the sprouts add great texture.        Ingredients: 1/2 cantaloupe…