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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Paleo Graham Crackers (No: gluten, grains, dairy, nuts, soy, cane sugar)

Summer for my family means swimming, fishing and a lot of camping.  When I was growing up, camping trips always, ALWAYS included s’mores.  And while I don’t carry on the Hostess donut, Tang (come on, you know you remember Tang!) and Snicker’s Bar traditions that took place in my childhood (there’s a reason why I struggled with my weight later […]

Paleo Red, White & Blue Cobbler Bars – free of gluten, grains, dairy, *nuts, soy, cane sugar

I don’t know about where you are, but where I live, it’s hot.  Dang hot.  And while I’m not a fan of triple digit temps, I am a fan of summer.  Ahh, the long, warm evenings, the lazy afternoons, swimming, camping, playing, and best of all, fresh summer fruits and veggies!! I typically don’t crave […]

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 […]

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 […]