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Tangy White Bean Salad

This bean salad is exactly what a summer barbecue or cookout needs. It’s good warm or cold, packs creaminess from the white beans, crunch and sharpness from the onion and bell pepper, and flavors galore. The “secret” ingredient is horseradish, though this salad wouldn’t be the same without the...

Watermelon salad

This watermelon salad is so easy I can’t believe I don’t make it more. It’s by far my favorite way to use watermelon when it’s in season. It’s crisp, sweet and savory, and has both crunch and creaminess. Since watermelon is super healthy, it’s the perfect side dish for...

The perfect morning muffins

What could be better than coffee and a muffin? There are not that many combos that are better. These muffins are gluten-free and made with buckwheat, oats and raisins. Recipe below: Makes 12 standard size muffins:1/2 c gluten free flour (I use @pillsburybaking)1 cup old fashioned oats1/2 c. Buckwheat...

Corn Dog Bites (Gluten-Free)

Corn dog bites are an easy, fun way to bring certain events home if you can’t get out or if you just want to feel like you’re having fair-food. If you live in Fort Worth you know that the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo started this weekend. It...

Muffins with buckwheat, Oats and Raisins

What could be better than coffee and muffins? I made a latte with some Javy coffee concentrate microdose and it was a perfect match. These muffins are gluten-free and made with buckwheat, oats and raisins. Why muffins with buckwheat? I chose buckwheat as a base for these muffins because...

Buckwheat, Oat and Raisin Gluten-Free Muffins

What could be better than coffee and a muffin? I made a latte with some Javy coffee concentrate microdose and it was a perfect match. These muffins are gluten-free and made with buckwheat, oats and raisins. Recipe below: Makes 12 standard size muffins:1/2 c gluten free flour (I use...

Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Hippie Mom

It’s almost Mother’s Day! I’ve put together a quick gift guide for the mom who has a little bit of a hippie vibe going on! There are a few items for the gardening mom, a few for the mom who likes to cook, and some just-for-fun and luxurious things...

Mango protein smoothie with spirulina and probiotics

This smoothie is part of a trick I have for getting back on track after a day of over-indulging. In this week’s case, Saturday was filled with birthday cake and pizza for our daughter, and Sunday morning was definitely a groggy one. We were craving something extra healthy, and...

Perfect Scallops with Butter and Herbs

Scallops are one of our favorite sea foods, but when we mess them up they are almost inedible. These take a very light hand on the spices and a precise cooking time, and then a big ol’ dump of butter at the end. We ate these with a baked...

Asian-inspired chicken for an easy, healthy dinner

We love getting takeout from a local Chinese restaurant, but occasionally we want the flavors without the unhealthy stuff sometimes added by restaurants. This dish is an easy take on the flavors we love and is just as nice served in a lettuce cup as it is alongside rice....

Easy and healthy Asian-inspired chicken

We love getting takeout from a local Chinese restaurant, but occasionally we want the flavors without the unhealthy stuff sometimes added by restaurants. This dish is an easy take on the flavors we love and is just as nice served in a lettuce cup as it is alongside rice....

Blood orange vinaigrette

Sometimes lunch needs to be simple but leftovers are scarce and sandwiches are boring! This dressing (which is really kind of a salsa-dressing combo) really amps up an easy salad. Ingredients (to dress and top two salads) One blood orange, peeled and diced Two tablespoons avocado oil Two tablespoons...

Easy no-breadcrumb meatballs

My family loves meatballs! But my stomach hates the hidden breadcrumbs. This recipe is a super simple, versatile version of the Italian favorite—and its gluten-free. Ingredients (makes 15 two-inch meatballs): One pound grassfed ground beef 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup finely chopped herbs (I use parsley, but basil...

The easiest and best paleo chili

Years ago my husband and I owned a CrossFit gym. We decided to host a “paleo challenge” for our clients, which means, everyone basically cuts out processed foods and follows the paleo diet for 30 days and at the end we hosted a big potluck and handed out prizes....

Christmas Sangria

This drink combines the dry flavor of the red wine with a little sweetness and some holiday flavor. The bourbon gives it a punch and the rosemary gives it a woodsy vibe. ...