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, […]

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!” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Prosciutto Olive & Sundried Tomato Turkey Burgers – GF/DF/EF/SF/NF

I’m currently wrapping up my next book, Make Ahead Paleo, which contains over 100 gluten, grain, dairy and soy free recipes!  I wanted this book to be a helpful tool in the typical family kitchen where time and money can be short, but the desire to feed the family great tasting, healthy food, is not. In Make-Ahead Paleo, you’ll find: • Recipes […]

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 […]

Last Night’s Dinner: Steak, Kale Chips, Zucchini Spears

Sometimes, it’s so very easy to get stuck in a kitchen rut.  Even for those who cook all the time and seem to have an endless supply of gourmet meals up their sleeves.  Everyone gets a little bored with the same ‘ol same ‘ol.  My husband, The Maniac, is happy eating the same few items […]

Chocolate Chili Skirt Steak

  Sometimes my best ideas for meals come from simply spinning in a circle in the kitchen as I grab different ingredients, and this recipe was a product of exactly that. I really wanted something hearty, deep in flavors and easy for dinner and decided to get a little adventurous with the spices. The result […]

Peach Maple Pork Chops

I was torn today.  Outside, Fall was tapping at the door with leaves starting to change color and the clouds covering the sky.  Inside, I had a bowl of ripe, organic peaches, reminding me I was just wearing flip flops last week.  Sometimes during these seasonal transitions my body doesn’t know what to eat!  So I […]