Sunflower Butter Cocoa Cups

  This treat is packed with good fats, protein and natural sweetness. Ingredients: 1/2 cup sunflower butter 1/4 cup date paste (see below to make date paste) 1/4 raw cup honey or maple syrup (or to desired sweetness) 1/2 cup organic grass fed butter or ghee butter/clarified butter if you are allergic to casein 1/2 … Continue reading Sunflower Butter Cocoa Cups

Valentine Paleo Chocolate Cluster

  Restriction is no way to love yourself.  In my mind-body eating program, I'm all about substitutions, not restrictions. Eat mindfully and soulfully! Ingredients: 1 cup almond, peanut or sunflower seed butter 1/3 cup coconut oil 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup raw honey or organic maple syrup 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds … Continue reading Valentine Paleo Chocolate Cluster

Paleo Holiday Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes

Ingredients: 6 eggs at room temperature 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted on low heat 1/4 cup coconut milk 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 3/4 cup almond flour (blanched) 1/3 cup coconut flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/4 cup dairy free … Continue reading Paleo Holiday Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes

Coconut Candy Cherry Ripple Pie

This recipe is an adaptation of Sarah Wilson’s 'Raspberry Ripple' in her I Quit Sugar Cookbook. It is a raw, dairy and gluten-free treat. It is similar to my Coconut Blueberry Bark. It is great for satisfying a craving for dessert while giving you the good fats that are essential for so many functions like … Continue reading Coconut Candy Cherry Ripple Pie

Skillpower to Wrap Your Mind Around Holiday Eating

1) Ditch Poverty Mentality - In my last post, I talked about using skillpower instead of willpower to eat well. We may be tempted to want to eat a lot during the holiday season because we fear missing out on such great food that isn’t around every day of the week, but is that really … Continue reading Skillpower to Wrap Your Mind Around Holiday Eating

Eating Well During the Holidays – Skillpower Not Willpower

My last post, Eating Well During the Holidays - Getting to the Root of the Matter, described how to address the underlying triggers of overeating during the holidays. Now that you are aware of emotional and stress eating and their triggers, you no longer have to be hijacked by your emotions and cravings--you can choose. … Continue reading Eating Well During the Holidays – Skillpower Not Willpower

Coconut Blueberry Bark

This recipe was inspired by Sarah Wilson's Raspberry Ripple. It is great for satisfying a craving for dessert while giving you the good fats that are essential to hormone balance and mental health. Ingredients: 1/2 cup blueberries 1/2 cup shredded or flaked unsweetened coconut 1/2 cup coconut oil 5 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons cacao or … Continue reading Coconut Blueberry Bark

Reducing Your Sugar Intake – Where Sugar is Hiding

Now that I am past the worst part of my sugar detox I thought I would share what I came across in Dr. Mark Hyman's book 'The Blood Sugar Solution'.  Dr. Hyman explains that sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine. I saw evidence of that the other day when my daughter, who has … Continue reading Reducing Your Sugar Intake – Where Sugar is Hiding

The Not-So-Sweet-Side of Sugar

Did you know that sugar literally feeds cancer cells and that one tablespoon of sugar weakens the immune system for a minimum of six hours? This is why researchers state that many of us are walking around with immune systems that are only operating at 50% of their capacity because many of us knowingly or … Continue reading The Not-So-Sweet-Side of Sugar

Salt Water at Sea – Sugar: The Anti-Nutrient

Naturopaths, eastern medicine doctors and nutritionists have been saying for decades that sugar is much more than calories. Sugar is considered an anti-nutrient as opposed to a food (which should nourish) because in the refining process all vitamins, minerals and proteins are removed from the plant’s original state as sugar cane or sugar beets. Just … Continue reading Salt Water at Sea – Sugar: The Anti-Nutrient