Pumpkin Scones

A warm, healthy breakfast treat that celebrates fall.  Gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free and sugar free. Warm cinnamon and nutmeg spices pair with delicious cooked sweet potato. Although these scones are vegan, they would be delicious slathered with ghee or grass-fed butter.  Also, almond butter, apple butter or even peanut butter. Pumpkin Scones 1 lb cooked sweet…

Spicy Thai Salad

Crunchy, sweet cabbage wrapped in a spicy peanut sauce, collides with colorful carrots, bell peppers and cilantro.  This salad is a cinch to make if you have a head of cabbage and some cold cooked rice in your fridge. You can add whatever veggies you have on hand but I like the sweetness of shredded…

Gluten-free, Dairy-free Mac and Cheese

For anyone missing creamy, cheesy comfort food while avoiding gluten and dairy.  Served over rice pasta, this sauce is packed with veggies and allergy-friendly.  And it’s got an authentic orange color and tastes better than the kind that comes in a blue box.   No, you won’t be fooled into thinking you’re eating cheese, but…

Black Bean and Lime Tostadas

This is my go-to quick and tasty lunch lately.  It’s super quick to make and deliciously satisfying. Sweet corn kernels hidden in the masa flour compliment the spicy black bean topping. Red cabbage adds delightful crunch and cilantro, a potent detoxifier, pulls the flavors together.   A squeeze of lime and a dollop of sour…

Grain-free Harvest Spice Muffins

Can a muffin be grain-free and still be a muffin?  What if it is also sugar-free, dairy-free and egg-free? Does it even matter if it tastes as good as these? Well, “What the heck is in it?” you might be asking.  Plant-based protein, healthy fat and lots of goodies like apple chunks, raisins and pecans. …

Really Good Late Summer Salad

Potatoes and fat green beans from the garden.  A silky chive vinaigrette.  The saltiness of two kinds of olives.  This salad is just perfect. Fold in a little leftover cooked salmon or a few hard-boiled eggs for protein.  All layered over a bed of green leaf lettuce.  You can add a handful of tomatoes and…

Super Seed Cycling Smoothie

  Seed cycling is a natural, healthy way to help the female body to balance hormones and promote fertility.  This smoothie is a delicious and easy way to make seed cycling a part of your daily routine. Hormones need healthy fats to develop and function well in our bodies.  Fat-free diets or diets low in…

A Close Look at Gluten

Why Should I Avoid Gluten? Gluten is a tricky food protein.  You may have symptoms that seem totally unrelated to food – such as hot flashes, joint pain or anxiety, and the symptoms may occur hours to days after eating it.  Until you remove gluten from your diet, you can’t really know for sure the…

What Diet Should You Follow: Paleo, Keto, Vegan?…

Here is my short answer – any of them and none of them.  There are two main things that all popular (and effective) diets have in common: 1.) They eliminate highly processed food. 2.) They are all are great for some people, but not one of them will work across the board for every person….