Butternut Squash Soup – Paleo/GF/DF/EF/SF/NF

  Because this is one of my all-time favorite soups, I’m giving you the recipe, straight from my first book, The Healthy Gluten Free Life! As soon as the evenings turn cool, this soup is being made on the stovetop. It’s simple, yet filling. Creamy yet dairy-free. And if you’re strict paleo, you can omit […]

No Bake Pumpkin Tarts – Paleo/GF/DF/EF

  Since Thanksgiving is fast approaching, I thought for this week, I’d post a few of my favorite recipes for the big day. Today, I’ll start with an easy alternative to your traditional pumpkin pie – No Bake Pumpkin Tarts from my second book, Paleo Indulgences!! Nothing beats individual desserts at holiday get-togethers. I mean, they’re cute, […]

Caramel Apple Pecan Bars – Paleo/GF/DF/SF

  **Update: Congratulations goes to Matt M. for winning the chestnut flour!!!  Thanks again to all who entered!**   Day 5 of Chestnut Flour Week!! Well, the week has come to an end, but I’ve saved the best for last! Are you ready for Caramel Apple Pecan Bars?! I hope so! Because these things are so […]

Make Ahead Breakfast Sausage Patties

  One breakfast staple in our house is the almighty Sausage Patty! Why? Well, because I can use just about any ground meat I’d like, season it the way we want, leave out the sugar and God knows what else commercial sausages have in them, and do it for a lot less money. But the best reason […]

Avocado with Micro-greens & Balsamic Vinaigrette

Lately, with the weather warming up, I’ve been craving quick and simple sides for dinner that are packed with flavor and nutrients.  I threw this avocado salad together one evening and my whole family went nuts for it! Sometimes, it’s the simple flavors that really stand out. The creamy avocado coupled with the tangy, sweet balsamic and slight crunch […]

Double Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies (gf, grain free, df, ef, nf, sf, refined sugar free)

I frequently get asked questions regarding my use of eggs in paleo baking.  As many of you know from my first book, The Healthy Gluten Free Life, my hubby can’t have eggs.  So why do I use eggs in my second book, Paleo Indulgences?  Well, mostly because my husband doesn’t eat sweets all that often so most of the treats I make, he doesn’t […]

Paleo “Sugar” Cookies with Cinnamon Maple Frosting (plus options!)

  With Christmas fast approaching, I wanted to give my wonderful readers an early present…a sneak preview of not one, but TWO recipes from my latest book, Paleo Indulgences!!  That first Christmas after switching to a Paleo lifestyle, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to make sugar cookies with my daughters, which had been […]

Cranberry Vinaigrette – (Cranberry Sauce – Take 2)

Apparently, it’s really difficult to make a small amount of cranberry sauce.  Have you ever noticed that?  Long after the leftover turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie have vanished, there’s still that bowl of cranberry sauce sitting in the fridge.  My family loves cranberry sauce, but no matter how much we use on the big T-Day, we […]

Spiced Maple Pecans

  It’s almost Thanksgiving, and I just realized I have NO munchies for guests before dinner!  Uh-oh.  Hungry guests are a no-no in my family, so I’m whipping up some Spiced Maple Pecans, from my first book, The Healthy Gluten Free Life, to keep everyone busy while dinner is cooking.  Along with a variety of olives, munchies […]

Sweet N Sour Meatballs – Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Soy Free, Egg Free Option*

I originally created this recipe for the wonderful US Wellness Meats when they were nice enough to have me as their featured chef in September 2012.  This dish quickly became a family favorite, especially for my kids, which is a success all on it’s own.  These delectable little meatballs explode with sweet, tangy, gingery flavor […]