Green Curry Fish and Veggie Chowder

  Simple, fresh and flavorful.  This is a dairy-free and paleo chowder that borrows flavors from green curry.  You can use just about any fish in this, or shrimp. You can also include whatever vegetables you have on hand.  It’s a really flexible recipe and super easy and quick to pull together. Here, I used…

Breakfast Fresh From The Garden

“Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe   I first heard this quote applied to horse training.  But it’s a beautiful statement that can be applied to all areas of life.  Especially when we want to start down a healing path.  It can feel overwhelming, but simply…

Mint Chip Smoothie – Dairy Free, Paleo, Vegan, Sugar-free

Cool peppermint, crunchy cacao nibs in a tall glass of green goodness!  This is a great summer smoothie that packs delightful ice-cream like flavor and a host of health benefits. I pick peppermint grown fresh from my garden, and this recipe is worth seeking out the actual herb rather than using peppermint extract.  Mint is…

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…

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…

Chai Latte Smoothie

Free of refined sugar and dairy but packed with plant-based protein and spicy chai flavors.  In a frozen treat! Cashews, hemp seeds and flaxseeds add creaminess and a punch of protein, with the added benefit of healthy fats. A simple addition of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and nutmeg add that distinctive chai flavor and aid in…

Morning Energy Smoothie – Sugar Free, Paleo, Vegan and Keto

It’s got coffee, cacao, protein and a whole lot of healthy fat.  What it doesn’t have is sugar.  But that doesn’t stop it from satisfying and powering up your morning routine.  The combination of fat and caffeine gets your engine going without the jittery feeling that sugar can give you when you add it to…

Carrot Cake Squares

Indulge in a healthy treat!  Free of refined sugars, grains, dairy.  Vegan, raw, paleo.  Made with 100% whole, real ingredients, these luscious carrot cake squares deliver the spice and flavor of a moist carrot cake without industrial oils, white sugar and gluten. Start with heart-healthy almonds and walnuts.  You could also use pecans.  Any combination…

Making Sense of Eating

I like to read about how eating affects our wellness.  I’m genuinely interested in it and I like to read about the arguments for paleo diets and vegan diets.  I like to learn how ketogenic diets work and what the benefits may be, especially for those with serious illness. I came across the meat-only carnivore…

Soothing Lavender Smoothie

  This is my favorite smoothie to drink pre-yoga practice.  The delicious purple hue just fills me with serenity.  And it’s light enough that I can start stretching and doing my asanas soon after. You might imagine that lavender would taste a little ridiculous in a smoothie.  But the flavor of this drink is subtle…