Blueberry Almond Scones

A comforting weekend breakfast treat, these blueberry scones are nutrient-dense and gentle on your blood sugar levels, thanks to stabilizing almond flour.  They are also gluten-free and dairy-free, and can easily be made vegan.  While traditional scones are made with sugar and white flour, these little beauties provide healthy fats and protein. They are also…

Curried Rice Salad

Here is a healthy, packable lunch that is easily made omnivorous by adding leftover cooked chicken.  Here, I have made a vegan version with savory tempeh.  The recipe also uses leftover cooked rice, so it’s doesn’t require much prep other than chopping some veggies. The dressing is a spicy blend of yogurt, sriracha, curry powder…

Wild Rice and Edamame Salad

I love the nuttiness of wild rice in a salad.  This version adds sweet shredded carrots, luscious green kale and edamame for a boost of protein. Wild rice contains more protein that other varieties of rice, and it’s not really a rice at all.  Its the seed of an aquatic grass.  Wild rice boasts impressive…

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…

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…

Breakfast Peach Crisp

A sweet peach crisp healthy enough for breakfast, made with fresh, local ingredients!  These peaches were gathered fresh from the branches of a nearby orchard. I must have eaten more than a dozen right off the branch while I was picking.  There is nothing like a sweet, soft, sun-warmed peach!  You cannot bite into it…

Forbidden Rice and Coconut Mango Parfait

This idea is a spin off of a Jamie Oliver breakfast recipe that I came across.  Forbidden rice, or black rice, is a rich source of antioxidants.  This recipe is sweetened only with fruit, which provides ample vitamins and minerals as well as a delicious taste. Topped with shredded coconut and macadamia nuts, this parfait…