What I Learned from 1 Year of Clean Living

Today is the anniversary of my journey to wellness through clean eating and intentional living. Today Marks 1 Year of Clean Living! Looking Back There’s plenty to reflect upon on this one year anniversary: where I started, where I am now, and what I’ve learned. ¬†I started this new adventure on January 11 last year….

Seafood Chowder

Thanks to some leftover salmon from plank grilling, fresh veggies from Roost Farms, and great Seafood Landing crab and clams, I was craving some chowder. It’s not exactly what i think of when I think hot summer days, but my body has been craving salty soups! I’m still dehydrated from hot yoga and a red rocks concert…

Banana Muffins

I just spent a week in Croatia where they had the finest and freshest foods. They have tons of figs there and the best fig jam! I brought home a jar so I could pretend I was lounging in the Dubrovnik city walls or on a beautiful rocky shore for just a bit longer. ūüôā…

Hash Baked

If you’ve been following along, you probably know that breakfast is one of my favorite things. It has the power to make or break my day, and I prefer it to end up on the MAKE side :). It seems like there is no combination of eggs and sweet potatoes that I tire of. And……

Healthy Paleo Lemon Bars

This past weekend was absolutely gorgeous. We are talking walk in the park, sundress, and bar-b-q beautiful. ¬†And to top it off we had the perfect summer-friendly festivities to help us celebrate. A dear friend of ours graduated law school (Congrats!!!) and another friend celebrated his birthday. Naturally, both of them threw a¬†¬†bar-b-q to celebrate,…

Sweet Potatoe Fries with Bitchin Sauce

Sometimes you just need a snack: a hearty, carby, delicious snack. And there’s no better time for that kind of snack than before a big day: a big day on the boat, a big day at a beer fest; or, as for me today, a big day at a wedding!! So today I’m indulging, and…

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…

Cinnamon Pecan Bread

Its surprisingly cold and rainy this week in Denver. April showers are definitely taking their turn and not quite ready to turn over their rein to May flowers. To celebrate the rain I made this delicious cinnamon-pecan bread. It is a great ode to winter-time flavors and sweet spring cakes at the same time. Plus…

Carrots 2 Ways // using the whole carrot 

In honor of earth day yesterday I thought I’d share a recipe with “reduce, reuse, and recycle” at heart. Food waste is a big problem in the states, and part of that problem is not knowing what to do with all parts of the vegetable! In this recipe we use the whole carrot: the root…

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…

Better than take out Pad Thai (minus some nightshades, soy and grain)

What’s Inside: This low carb and grain free recipe is better than take out pad thai. Fresh cucumber noodles and bean sprouts blend with traditional Thai spices and chicken I miss Thai food!!! It’s my ultimate¬†favorite take out. I have it when I’m happy, sad, or getting sick. Typically, I’m a curry and Thom Kha…

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…

PB&J Pancakes

Sometimes you wake up wanting a banana, but not really wanting a banana; wanting pancakes, but not wanting to feel like you ate pancakes all day (nap time – please?). That’s when I make banana pancakes. It looks and feels like a pancake, but its secretly a banana, in disguise. What?! It’s true. I thank…