Beet, Dandelion and Grass-Fed Beef Stuffed Acorn Squash

Right now I’m sitting in Richmond, Virginia for a wedding weekend. The weather man predicted a mix of rain and clouds, but it is gorgeous and sunny here! Everything is green and spring is in the air. It’s the perfect kind of weather to enjoy a day in the park soaking in the sun followed…

Simple 5 Ingredient Egg Salad Kale Wraps

Growing up we only had egg salad sandwiches once a year, and that was obviously after the Easter Bunny dumped a ridiculous amount of hard-boiled eggs into our home. Don’t get me wrong, they are delicious. They just aren’t something I really crave on the daily. It probably has something to do with the fact that…

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs – Make your Own Food Dyes with Food!

I feel like food dye is most commonly found in frosting, and I just don’t make that much frosting. I’m gonna go ahead and call that a good thing, but ever since I saw a food network show with blueberry dyed frosting, I’ve been dying to try it. Plus, now that I’ve detoxed my life and cut…

Apple Tart with Drop Cookie Crust

Freestyle baking requires being ok with things not turning out exactly how you intended. But that’s the trade-off for stumbling into delicious new creations you never expected. That is the beauty of freestyle baking, and that is the story behind this apple tart with drop cookie crust recipe. As always, this recipe is gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. There’s also a vegan options and as long as you can dice and stir, you should be able to master it 🙂

Healthy Creamy Chip Dip

There were stretches in college when I practically lived off chips and salsa. We would go to this one bar happy hour on Tuesdays where one margarita got you access to  all you can eat chips, salsa, cheese dip and bean dip – and that would be dinner! My how times have changed! Though I…

Masala Chai Fudge Squares

Chocolate fudge is always a delicious treat… but chocolate masala chai fudge squares? Those are even MORE amazing! The warming flavors of ginger, clove, cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg transform these amazing fudge squares into a next level treat.  It’s like warm chai tea with sweet ginger cookies and dark chocolate squares all in one. Dinner…

Sprouted Harissa Hummus

Have you heard of Harissa? No? Well then prepare to have your mind… and taste buds… BLOWN with this Sprouted Harissa Hummus Recipe. Harissa is a north african red pepper spice mix with a smokey earthy flavor. It’s base is roasted red japone peppers and usually has garlic, salt, coriander, cumin and caraway. Its delicious…

Mint Chutney

Mint Chutney Recipe: 6 ingredients and 5 minutes

Bone Broth over Winter Greens (vegan option) 

Bone broth is excellent for your health and your gut, so it is a perfect meal to get your system back on track after a little over indulgence. It’s actually really easy to make as long as you can throw leftover bones into a pot with water and turn on the stove. Plus it’s an…

11 of the best healthy pumpkin recipes

Pumpkin season usually means pumpkin pies, lattes, whipped cream and sugar hangovers. But not this year! There are tons of absolutely amazing ways to enjoy pumpkin with no sugar, dairy or grain at all! From soups and curries to no bake bites, see how these awesomely creative and healthy pumpkin recipes can improve your holiday season….

Natural Cinnamon Spiced Coffee

Tis’ the season of pumpkin spice lattes and peppermint mochas… but that usually means 1,000s of calories in the form of syrup in your cup, followed by a sugar crash and possibly a headache. So, what’s a healthy way to spice up your coffee? Maybe a kind that doesn’t require a 5 mile run to…

Elvis Cookies: Peanut Butter, Banana & Bacon 

It’s time to get crazy! I’m talking a cookie without any of the normal cookie ingredients crazy: no flour, no sugar, no butter. OK, that might not be THAT crazy, but I think its pretty exciting 🙂 And they’re called Elvis Cookies, so ya, pretty crazy and exciting. I guess that means I’m getting old. HaHaHa! This…

Apple Butter

Butter on toast is a wonderful thing, or at least I kind of remember it being wonderful. It’s not really something that a gluten-free and dairy-free person gets to experience very often. However, sometimes I do spread coconut oil on gluten-free toast and it’s pretty delicious. I’d also heard of parsnip butter: pureed parsnips boiled…

Immune Boosting Chicken Vegetable Soup

If you’re ever feeling the hints of a cold, and you want to fight it off before it hits, this is your magic weapon: Immune Boosting Chicken Vegetable Soup. I don’t get sick anymore and it’s amazing! Well, at least when I am following my own advice I don’t get sick. Ever since I started…

Toasted Salted Pumpkin Seeds

Deliciously crisp and ridiculously easy recipe for roasted salted pumpkin seeds. Wash and strain seeds, season, dry and roast. Then crunch away and enjoy! – Plus – two secret tips for easier seeding and crispier seeds!