In-Season Vegetable Garden Bowl

One of my favorite things about summer is that I can steer away from rigid meal planning and play with what's in season in the garden. Below is the recipe for a last minute meal I put together the other day with the harvest from Hoople Creek's CSA basket. This lovely basket of organic, in-season … Continue reading In-Season Vegetable Garden Bowl

Abundant Breakfast Bowl

It requires a minor shift in mindset to imagine eating squash for breakfast, but it is a standard breakfast at our house. I usually bake a squash on Sundays so that it is ready to be re-heated for a quick and easy breakfast during the week. Sweet and grain-based breakfasts became popular in the 1930's … Continue reading Abundant Breakfast Bowl

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

Causes of Carb Addiction

There are many reasons why carbs can be addictive which extends further than the dopamine release that occurs in the brain as I explained in my previous post Are You Crazy for Carbs? Certain people are more prone to carb addiction due to various mental and physical health factors. If you know or suspect that … Continue reading Causes of Carb Addiction

Clearing the Carb Confusion

There is a lot of confusion about carbs these days. Carbs are a widely debated topic. Some say they are evil, others say it's a fad. I believe it was the Atkins diet that sparked the initial carbohydrate confusion. Many people are still wondering if carbs hurt or help us. Are they making us fat … Continue reading Clearing the Carb Confusion

Dad’s Steak Salad

In light of the upcoming Father's Day weekend, I thought I would share this hearty, mouth-watering salad that, I am willing to bet, even the 'meat-and-potato' dads will want to eat. Ingredients: 1 head of romaine lettuce 2 medium size, sirloin steaks 1 cup goat cheese, crumbled 2 red peppers 2 carrots, shredded 1 English … Continue reading Dad’s Steak Salad

Paleo Caramel Sauce

Ingredients: 1 can full-fat coconut milk ½ cup honey ½ tsp sea salt 1 tbsp ½ tbsp vanilla extract Instructions: Heat the coconut milk, honey/maple syrup and salt in a pot over medium-high heat. When mixture has boiled, lower the temperature and allow sauce to simmer. Simmer for 30-40 minutes, stir frequently and scraping the … Continue reading Paleo Caramel Sauce

Grain Free Pumpkin Muffins

Serves: 12 Ingredients: 1 cup canned pumpkin or pumpkin puree 1/2 cup coconut oil 6 eggs 1/2 cup coconut flour 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup 1/4 cup chocolate nibs or carob chips 1/2 tsp aluminum free baking powder Baking Instructions: Preheat the oven … Continue reading Grain Free Pumpkin Muffins