Smoky New York Steaks with Mushrooms Bacon and Green Onions


  Serves 4 I could eat a steak pretty much every night of the week. But then I mades these, and, well…now I could eat them twice a day!  Any self respecting steak wouldn’t be caught dead without this flavorful rub and delectable mushroom and bacon topping. The rub portion makes twice what you need, […]

Roasted Brussels with Capers and Almonds


  Serves 4 Tired of the same ‘ol sprouts with bacon? Well you’re in for a treat! Deliciously simple (hey, that would make a great cookbook tittle!) and bursting with flavor, these Brussels will be your new go-to side dish. The brightness of the lemon juice and the tang of the capers really push these […]

Kale and Apple Salad


  Serves 4 Can I let you in on a little secret? I’m not a big fan of cooked kale. I know, I know – it’s super healthy! A nutritional powerhouse! But I just don’t love the flavor. I’ve manage to chop it into soups and I can handle that, but a big pile off […]

Green Tea Basil Avocado Pops


    Makes 8 Sometimes a hot summer day calls for an icy treat like these green tea pops! Skipping the sugary, cream filled ice-cream and opting for healthy and invigorating green tea, lime and basil, makes these ice pops a no-brainer for my family on scorching hot days. But they make a nice snack […]

Green Chile Turkey Meatballs with Avocado Dunking Sauce


  Makes 30 meatballs Green chiles are a powerhouse of flavor in a small, inexpensive can. I keep my pantry stocked with them at all times. You should too! Repeat after me…”I will use green chiles in my cooking whenever I want to add a little zing to my dish, without the heat of peppers!” […]

Cranberry Coconut Bark


  Making a sweet holiday treat, whether it’s Christmastime or Valentine’s Day, doesn’t have to be a huge ordeal. Whip up a batch of bark for nibbling! I love making bark for many reasons, like the fact that my kids can make it easily on their own, it’s pretty darn foolproof, and you can use […]

Strawberry Cream Bon Bons


  Ok, I have a confession…Valentine’s Day has always been a sort of “meh” holiday for me. Not that I don’t love “LOVE,” but it has always seemed uncomfortable, forced, over-marketed and a bit cheesy. I never enjoyed the huge grand gestures – it was the small everyday things that floated my boat. This April […]

Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Red Onion Salsa – Paleo/GF/DF/EF/SF/NF

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  This is a variation of my Dutch Oven Pork Roast recipe that appeared in my book, The Healthy Gluten Free Life. I wanted to add a little more flavor, a little more kick to the original, so I swapped out the yellow onion for a red onion, and added two jalapenos. I also had […]

Grain Free Some-More-Ahh’s – Paleo/GF/DF*/SF

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  My second favorite Girl Scout Cookie, next to Thin Mints, are the Samoas. Something about that gooey caramel, slightly crunchy cookie and toasted coconut, with the chocolate coated bottom for good measure – that would always make me eat a box (Hey, the boxes aren’t that big!) before I knew what hit me. Now-a-days I could probably […]

Grain Free Skinny Mint Cookies – Paleo/GF/DF/SF

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  Every year, about this time, I start seeing them…those adorable little girls in the Girl Scout uniforms, selling their boxes of cookies at every retail entryway in my town. Uggh! Curse you Thin Mints!!! I finally said “Enough!” of the Thin Mint deprivation and set about to create a grain free version my family […]