• Breakfast,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Grain Free,  Paleo/Primal,  Vegetarian

    Comforting Baked Oatmeal

    I love comfort food as much as the next person.  There’s nothing better than a warm bowl of yumminess on a cool morning.  Although I rarely have a grain based breakfast, this is one of my favorite treats to make during the winter months.  I originally found a similar recipe years ago from Tosca Reno’s The Eat Clean Diet Cookbook.  I fell in love!  Later on I realized heavy starch breakfasts do not bode so well for stable blood sugar and energy levels through the morning so I largely forgo oatmeal in favor of eggs and veggies.  Today though, oatmeal is calling my name.  I still use the dry to…

  • Dairy Free,  Dressings & Sauces,  Gluten Free,  Grain Free,  Main Meals,  nutrition,  Paleo/Primal,  Salads,  WAPF

    Chicken Salad with a twist!

    I love chicken salad, but unfortunately most of the restaurant or store bought versions contain mayo with not so healthy ingredients including soybean oil.  I know soy has been touted as a health food, but in this form it most certainly is no such thing!  Fat is a critical part of the diet, no matter what you’ve been told over the past 50 so odd years.  Choosing the right fats is important for the function of the body as fat affects all cells, tissues, organs, energy, brain power, and our immune system.  Fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K must have fat in order to be properly metabolized and…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Grain Free,  Main Meals,  Paleo/Primal,  WAPF

    Simple Pesto Chicken w/ Noodles

    I love simple fresh dishes like this!  They are a snap to prepare and full of wonderful nutrients filling you up and more importantly nourishing your body.  This dish packs a veggie punch using zucchini, yellow squash, and tomatoes topped off with basil!  This antioxidant rich dish helps reduce damaging inflammation and it’s grain free to keep your blood sugar even keel.  Zucchini is a great source of vitamin C, manganese, potassium, and iron.  It is an easily digestible veggie and powerful antioxidant.  Yellow Squash is also an excellent source of vitamin C as well as lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-cryptoxanthin.  These are 3 powerful anti-oxidant carotenoids.  Hello healthy immune systems!  Tomatoes are a…

  • Breakfast,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Grain Free,  Paleo/Primal,  WAPF

    Warm Pumpkin Porridge

    Fall is in the air and my Warm Pumpkin Porridge is a nourishing way to wake up to cooler mornings.  Full of easily digestible fiber, healthy fats from coconut, and belly loving collagen hydrosylate this dish not only will give you pep in the mornings, but it’s easy on the gut! Grains can be extremely difficult to digest and for many people with gut imbalance and inflammation should be avoided unless properly prepared through soaking or sprouting.  All grains are essentially seeds and want to be planted and grow the next generation.  Because this is their goal they have built in protections against the predators (us!) that would make a meal…

  • Dairy Free,  Desserts,  Gluten Free,  Grain Free,  nutrition,  Paleo/Primal,  Snacks,  Vegetarian

    Summer Lovin’ Peaches!

    Peaches are now and have always been my favorite fruit.  There is nothing better than biting into a fresh in season juicy peach to take away the summer blues (or to help cool you off in this sweltering inferno we call Houston!)  Even thought this seems more like a fall dish, I love to make it in the summer when the peaches & figs are in season.  So yummy!  And yes I have to admit to having this for breakfast this morning.  How could I resist something so lovely!?  Besides, I do have my protein, fat, and carbohydrate mix as well as unrefined sugar.  Who could ask for more?  Me,…