Fully Loaded, Plant-Based Nachos

Delicious, plant-based, fully loaded nachos with a “cheese” sauce that my husband, who is definitely not vegetarian, prefers over real cheese!  These are just a nice, light, fiber and antioxidant-packed alternative to traditional nachos. The sauce is really what makes these so special.  It is a cashew-based sauce with smoked paprika and chili powder to…

Dealing with Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can take many forms, from arthritis to headaches, to back pain.  In our modern society, physical pain is considered to be more “real” and more “serious” than emotional pain, and maybe this is why our emotional hurt take a path through our physical body. Chronic pain, in whatever form, often results from chronic…

Ultimate Kale Caesar

Kale can have a flavor that is…intense.  It can be a little bit bitter and definitely “green” tasting.  Here is a delicious recipe to try that makes kale sexy and decadent! I think kale is such a great vegetable. It grows easily and abundantly in my garden.  It is a leafy green, a great source…

Turmeric Latte

A beautiful, golden morning latte with plenty of anti-inflammatory benefits.  This warming drink also gently wakes up your digestive system. This drink is so easy and you probably have most of the ingredients in your house right now! Cinnamon, turmeric, cardamom and ginger combine to boost digestion.  These spices are great for bloating, gas and…

Blueberry Mango Tie Dye Smoothie

Well, I originally was trying to create a rainbow effect but this smoothie wanted to get all swirly when I tried to layer the colors.  It still came out looking pretty, tasting great, and delivering a good dose of fruit! It looks like a blueberries-and-cream drink, with the sweetness of mango and banana. Super simple…

No sugar, dairy or gluten- Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Hot summer weather is here and I’ve been making this smoothie bowl a lot.  I love chocolate in the morning and this bowl provides plenty of healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates to fuel my day.  Without sugar! I like that if I prep this the night before, it only takes a few minutes and I…

Each Of Us Has Our Own Path

There is no one way of eating, thinking or being that works for everyone.  We are all unique individuals.  We all have our own special genetic makeup, our own way to responding to things. A recent study followed sets of twins and fed them identical diets. The researchers fond that the twins’ bodies responded differently…

Protein Power Muffins

Grain-free, dairy-free and free from refined sugar, these morning muffins are high in protein and give a decent amount a healthy fat.  I make these for myself with no sweetener added at all, and often enjoy them with nut butter. Pumpkin, squash, or sweet potato puree adds fiber and makes for a soft muffin.  Also,…

Socca Pizza with Onions and Tomatoes

Crispy, savory, protein-packed pizzas with caramelized onions and roasted cherry tomatoes.  Kalamata olives and anchovies add a delicious saltiness to balance the sweetness of the onions. Onions, garlic and cherry tomatoes are caramelized over low heat until golden and soft. Meanwhile, a chickpea flour based socca crisps up in a well-oiled skillet. Top the socca…

Before You Keto

I should start with full disclosure: I am personally not a fan of the ketogenic diet.  Because it is a mode of starvation, when your body it in a state of ketosis it desperately uses fat stores to avoid eating away at protein in muscles and organs. But when the body doesn’t have enough resources…