Roasted Garlic Parsnip Puree

  Serves 2 I was never a big fan of parsnips, until I made this puree! It’s so simple to throw together and the roasted garlic and duck fat give it a decadent flavor everyone loves.   2 lb parsnips 1/4 cup duck fat or tallow, melted (or coconut oil) 2 tsp coarse sea salt […]

Orange Rosemary Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

  Serves 4-6 I’m all about saving time in the kitchen. These sweet potatoes couldn’t be easier, and the orange juice, rosemary and bacon really take them from ordinary to something special, making them perfect for any gathering.   2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4” thick discs (about 5 cups) 2 TBSP […]

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 […]

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, […]

5-Spice Pumpkin Dinner Rolls – Paleo/GF/DF

  Chestnut Flour Week – Day 2! Check out my Day 1 Recipe for Maple Pumpkin Blondies here. And be sure to check out my chestnut flour partner for the week, Brittany with Real Sustenance, and her Day 1 Recipe for Mini Gingerbread Breakfast Cakes here.   Looking for the perfect accompaniment to that roasted […]

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 […]