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 managed to chop it into soups and I can handle that, but a big pile of […]

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

  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 […]

Toasted Spiced Pumpkin Seeds – Paleo/GF/DF/EF/SF/NF

  This simple snack and garnish appeared in my very first cookbook, The Healthy Gluten Free Life. But I share it with you today so you can go forth and make seeds! Great by themselves, sprinkled on salads or tossed on Butternut Squash Soup, these spiced pumpkin seeds deliver great taste and nutrition.  Pumpkin seeds possess anti-inflammatory […]

Creamy Beef & Green Bean Casserole with Pearl Onions & Crispy Shallots – Paleo/GF/DF/EF/SF/NF

  This recipe is from my latest book, Make Ahead Paleo, but I’m giving you a sneak peek, just in time for the Holidays!!  While I normally make this as a main-dish, for Thanksgiving we are making it without the beef as a simple side to the star of the meal – the turkey! Here’s the original recipe […]

Cranberry Sauce – Paleo/GF/DF/EF/SF/NF

  I love cranberry sauce for its tangy goodness, high antioxidants, and its versatility.  We use this tangy sauce for the Thanksgiving and Christmas, plus use any leftovers to make Cranberry Chicken Fingers (from pg.136 in The Healthy Gluten Free life) and I even use it to make zesty Cranberry Vinaigrette (from pg.257 in The Healthy Gluten Free […]

Sausage Veggie Stuffing – Paleo/GF/DF/EF*

  This was a reader favorite recipe from my first book, The Healthy Gluten Free Life, so I wanted to share it with everyone for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Originally made with gluten free bread cubes (delicious!), I adapted it to our paleo lifestyle and no-one complained a bit! Oh, and I call it stuffing, […]

Pumpkin Martinis

  I had to share yet another fantastic holiday recipe from my first book, The Healthy Gluten Free Life! The first time we made these surprisingly delicious drinks at Thanksgiving everyone responded the same way, “Pumpkin, in a martini?”  It didn’t sound great but we gave it a go anyway, and we are so glad […]