Comfort Food

Comfort Food

There's something very satisfying about having a warm bowl of comfort food, especially in the winter.  This warm, tasty meal loaded with veggies has become one of our new favorite meals. As the gnocchi breaks down, it gives it a creamy texture, making it even better...

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Recipe Roulette

Recipe Roulette

What’s for dinner?  I know many of us get tired of this daily question.  Coming up with new ideas and meal options can feel exhausting when coupled with the busy schedule of work, or even just balancing family member schedules.  I try to plan out at least a couple...

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Repurposing Leftovers

Repurposing Leftovers

Towards the end of the week I start looking in the refrigerator for leftovers to repurpose into a new meal. Often I will cook extra meat that can be used for a future meal.  Think cook once to eat multiple times.  It's pretty easy to cook a couple of chicken breasts...

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What’s for Dinner?

What’s for Dinner?

Whenever possible, I like to stay home on snow days. Yesterday was one of those days. So when it came time to think about dinner, I needed to use ingredients I had in the house.  I also wanted it to be compliant for my Sugar Detox Group. The results - a one pot meal...

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Paleo Chili

Paleo Chili

I've always said my son's happy place is skiing.  This is the second year that he's been doing ski team, which means every Sunday from December through March we are skiing.  We all enjoy skiing so it works for our family.  There's a good soup restaurant we like in...

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Mashed Parsnips

Mashed Parsnips

If you are following an AIP diet and starting to plan your Thanksgiving day menu, I recommend adding parsnips.  Mashed parsnips are a great substitute for potatoes providing a great source of:  fiber, vitamin C, and B vitamins.   Ingredients 1 pound of parsnips ¼...

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Chocolate Bark

Chocolate Bark

Chocolate is a potent source of antioxidants.  The antioxidants found in chocolate can increase blood flow, reduce inflammation and feed the healthy bacteria in our gut.  Chocolate also contains a variety of minerals- magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, potassium and...

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Kale Chips

Kale Chips

Kale is a 'super food' due to its anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and cancer prevention benefits.  Kale or other cruciferous veggies (e.g., broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, daikon radish, turnips, and mustard greens) also helps with...

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Heart Health

Heart Health

With Valentine's Day and Heart Health Month falling in February, it seems like an ideal time to share healthy heart tidbits of information.  Let's first start with a brief overview of cholesterol.  Cholesterol is a fat found in our blood that is used for:  making...

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Holiday Treats

Holiday Treats

I recognize there is no shortage of sweet treats during this time of year.  I enjoy baking with my son and sharing our goodies with neighbors and friends.  There are many great recipes that use natural sugars (e.g., raw honey, pure maple syrup, or Stevia).  While...

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