• 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…

  • Appetizers,  Dairy Free,  Dressings & Sauces,  Food Sensitivities,  Gluten Free,  Lifestyle Foods,  Paleo/Primal,  Snacks,  Vegetarian,  Veggie Sides,  WAPF

    Zucchini Lime Fries

    This may sound like an odd combination, but trust me they are addictive!  These fries cook up so quickly you can have a healthy snack ready for family or friends in 10 minutes!  Yes really 10 minutes.  Now I pan fried these in coconut oil, but you can also bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.  Either way I’m sure you will love this tasty treat especially paired with my cilantro lime dipping sauce!   Zucchini is an antioxidant powerhouse containing vitamin C and the phytonutrients lutein and zeaxanthin which are amazing carotenoids acting as antioxidants in the body.  It is also a good source of manganese, a mineral needed…

  • 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,…

  • Appetizers,  Breakfast,  Dairy Free,  Desserts,  Food Sensitivities,  Gluten Free,  Grain Free,  Paleo/Primal,  Snacks,  Vegetarian

    Cookies for Breakfast??!!

    Yep you heard me right, cookies for breakfast it is!  These are power packed with nutrients and are kid friendly.  Imagine telling your kids we’re having cookies for breakfast today and feeling good about it!  These cookies are grain, dairy, egg, and nut free which I love for an allergy friendly find.  Click HERE for the recipe at Against All Grain.  You can sub out any of the dried fruit or use dates only.  Enjoy!

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

    Ginger Lemon Bar Bites

    I recently made some amazingly good lemon bars for a friends event.  All I have to say is Fabulous…except, the crust is nut based!  I do not have an allergy to nuts, but as someone who has dealt with a lot of digestive issues over the years, nuts are one of those foods that can be highly irritating (I will not completely divulge the reason why I could not eat pecans for a year, suffice it to say it involved nut cereal and a toilet).  Eating nuts occasionally for most of us will not cause any issues.  The problem is that with a large number of people moving toward a…