Grain-Free Creamy Apple Crisp

How many of you think of apples when you think of fall? Maybe it is the ex-elementary school teacher in me but fall and apples go together like peanut butter and jelly.  I have memories from my own childhood of trips apple picking and baking apple pies with my grandmother and have made sure to…

Ruta-what?!   Rutabaga, often called a yellow turnip, is one of those often overlooked cruciferous veggies that is jam packed with nutrients like beta-carotene,  potassium and manganese (for energy), and a good source of fiber, thiamin, vitamin B6 (helps support the nervous system), calcium (for strong bones), magnesium (helps absorb calcium and combat stress), and…

Getting protein into my kids before they head off to school can pose quite a challenge at times.  They get sick of smoothies and only one of the three likes eggs.  So what better way to get some protein in than with pumpkin pie in a cup for breakfast?! (at least that is what I…

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie I LOVE my smoothies and I LOVE my pumpkin so why not combo the two into a healthy, filling pumpkin pie in a glass?! This smoothie is filled with healthy fats from coconut milk and cashews, 1/3 of your daily fiber from dates, along with a hefty dose essential minerals like magnesium, potassium,…

It’s October and my tastebuds are craving anything pumpkin spice.  Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger all scream autumn to me and much to my husband’s demise (he cannot stand these “fuzzy” spices) I go into full blown pumpkin mode between now and Christmas. This morning I played around with making some nutrient packed energy balls…

Today is a perfect day for roasting a chicken and then filling my home with the cozy aroma of simmering broth. I have gotten into a good routine with making my chicken bone broth on weeks when I roast a whole chicken for dinner.  Just like my grandmother modeled for me, nothing goes to waste!…

I absolutely love a good balsamic salad dressing.  For years I would buy store bought salad dressings and they always left me disappointed by the lack of creamy flavor, the overly salty taste not to mention the awful ingredients in even the “best” of brands. A good Italian restaurant always seemed to have the kind…

I used to be a die-hard coffee drinker.  I could barely crack  my eyes open enough to begin to brew my first cup.  I love the aroma, the warmth and the rich taste of a good cup of freshly brewed coffee.  Unfortunately my adrenals did not agree. Facing some hard truths about what was and…

Who knew that such a tiny little seed could act as one of the most nutritious foods on the planet?!  Research reveals that these tiny black seeds are jam-packed with super dense nutrition.  I do not know about you, but I am all about getting more bang for my buck when it comes to my…