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RecipesLemon Poppy Seed Bites

Makes: 16 bites  •  Prep: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups almond flour (168g) 3 tablespoons coconut flour (22g) 1/4 teaspoon turmeric (optional, creates yellow color)  1/8 teaspoon salt  1 tablespoon poppy seeds  1/4 cup maple syrup  Zest of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of lemon juice  1 teaspoon almond extract  Read more…

RecipesShrimp Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry

In keeping with my low-carb meal plan, I’d like to share my version of Shrimp Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry. This meal is easy to make, full of flavor and great texture. In place of animal protein, you can also make this recipe with shitake mushrooms, tofu or just by cutting the Read more…

RecipesHealthy Chocolate Brownies

These brownies from Brenda Bennett of Sugarfreemom.com are Lauren’s favorites. (Mom makes them for her all the time!) These gooey, tasty chocolatey delights are simple to make and especially good with So Delicious vanilla bean coconut milk non-dairy frozen dessert. They are so healthy, you can even have them for Read more…

RecipesSimple Spiced Scottish Porridge

Many of us are welcoming the New Year with new lifestyle and eating habits. Personally, I believe it’s time to clear my digestive tract and flush out those accumulated pandemic and holiday toxins. Over the holidays, I indulged in hearty breakfasts, lunches and dinners, so it is time to simplify Read more…

RecipesFrench Onion Soup

Onion Soup

It’s a new year and time to press the reset button! I believe that we’re all more than ready to begin 2021 with a clean slate and hope for a better tomorrow. The past year has been challenging for all of us (good riddance 2020!), and nourishing ourselves through the Read more…

RecipesLemony Kale and White Bean Soup

Lemony Kale and White Bean Soup

Servings: 4  Ingredients:  30 ounces of cooked cannellini beans (2 cans) 1 ½ cups of chopped kale (remove stems) you can also use spinach, Swiss chard or collard greens 4 cups low sodium vegetable stock (or chicken broth) 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil 1 large yellow onion, finely Read more…

RecipesHealthy Inspiration from My Italian Kitchen

salmon

Wellness is our most precious gift, and one of the best ways to ensure good health is to keep our immune systems strong, especially in this age of COVID-19.  Eating mindfully is essential for strengthening the immune system and fighting disease. Protect your body by eating fresh produce. Build strong Read more…

RecipesRussian Cabbage Rolls with Cauliflower Caraway Rice

beef and cabbage dish

Keeping with my low carb meal plan, I would like to share my version of Russian Cabbage Rolls with Cauliflower Caraway Rice. This meal is easy to make, full of flavor and great texture. I call it dee-licious! You can make this recipe with mushrooms in place of any animal Read more…

RecipesRosemary and Garlic Flaxseed Loaf

Bread with Butter

With our current crisis, I have personally chosen to take better care of my overall health. However, it’s difficult to be a foodie and make healthier choices, especially when you’re emotionally governed by the chaos in today’s world. And it seems that during these uncertain times, my need for simple Read more…

RecipesLet Food Be Thy Medicine

“Let food be thy medicine.” — Hippocrates, the father of medicine Facing today’s COVID-19 pandemic, our focus should be shifted to supporting the wonderfully complex immune system that protects us from foreign invaders. The best weapon against any disease is always prevention. To build that weapon, we need to feed Read more…

RecipesHealthy Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Almond Peanut butter Cups

Who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter? Back in the day, a king-sized Reese’s didn’t stand a chance around me. Now, with a healthier diet, I have found you don’t have to give up this addictive combo; simply change the ingredients for a guilt-free (and nutritious!) pleasure. These Chocolate Almond Read more…

RecipesPaleo Skillet Tortillas

Gluten Free with Tiffany

The most challenging part of following a clean diet long term is fighting the idea that we have to give up our favorite foods. Missing the comfort foods that once satisfied our savory, doughy cravings does not have to be the case on a grain-free diet. Today, we have access Read more…

RecipesHealthy Chocolate Pudding

pudding

Have you tried avocado pudding yet? It is truly one of the greatest creations I have ever discovered. A friend first served it at a dinner party and I shamelessly devoured the leftovers without sharing. It is THAT GOOD! If you have yet to discover this simple and healthy delicacy, Read more…

RecipesEggnest Noodles

Gluten Free with Tiffany

If you are looking for a new inspiration this year to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, consider investing under $40 in a kitchen tool called a “spiralizer.” A spiralizer can make long ribbon shapes from a variety of vegetables that can be cooked or eaten raw. These noodle-like vegetable Read more…

RecipesChocolate Chestnut Bars

‘Chestnuts roasting on an open fire’ comes to mind when you hear the word chestnuts, but did you know this seasonal treat also has many health benefits? Chestnuts can help improve digestion, are high in fiber, rich in antioxidants, and high in manganese and several B vitamins supporting heart, bone Read more…

RecipesOkra Stir Fry

Healthy Fried Okra

Okra is one of my favorite vegetables. It’s an edible ornamental flowering hibiscus which smells of cloves and looks a little like a cotton plant. This aromatic plant has many uses and is an important crop within the U.S. because its fresh leaves, buds, flowers, pod, stem and seeds all Read more…

RecipesCream of Cashew Asparagus Soup

I am delighted to share my seasonal favorite soup for cleansing, for healing and for warm yummy goodness for spring. What I love about this recipe is that you can substitute any other vegetable you wish. Enjoy ~ Ingredients: 1 onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp butter Read more…

RecipesPaleo Vegan “Beefy” Tacos

Summer is a time for more simple things in life, especially when it comes to food.  On hot desert days we tend to opt for lighter dishes that have minimal preparation, but that doesn’t mean we have to give up flavor. This rich taco skillet recipe is sans meat but Read more…

RecipesGotta Love Garbanzo Beans!

Protein-packed garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, are a very versatile legume whether cooked, canned, or used as flour. In many countries, they are used not only for food, but also in daily beauty regimes because of their many healing properties. Originating in the Middle East, garbanzos are the oldest Read more…

RecipesFig & Date Coconut Brownies

Superstar figs are full of vitamins and minerals and packed with antioxidants and fiber, supporting the whole body for anti-aging, helping to fight cancer, and treating common illnesses. Fresh figs last seven to ten days after they’re picked, but you can dry them to extend their shelf life and boost Read more…