Recipes

Almond Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies

August 2 is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. This delicious almond ice cream sandwich is made from homemade cookies and regular ice cream for a fast and easy summertime dessert. When I was a kid, one of my favorite treats was an ice cream sandwich.  This neat recipe gives me that feel but also uses home…

No Bake Nut Butter Cookies – Dairy Free – Gluten Free

Nut butter Cookies

I love no bake cookies. They are easy to make, keep well and taste delicious.  These no bake nut butter cookies have an amazing chocolate and peanut butter taste but are nut free and gluten free, as well. Following a wheat free diet means that you may need to use some gluten free replacements or substitutes in your…

Seasoned Cauliflower Rice – Mexican Style

Mexican cauliflower rice

This Seasoned Cauliflower Rice is very easy to make and has a Mexican spice combination that gives the side dish a delicious flavor.  I served it recently with my Mexican Chori Pollo Recipe to make a lovely and tasty gluten free meal. Making Seasoned Cauliflower Rice is quick and easy! I love carbs as much…

16 Gluten Free Replacements and Substitutes

15 Gluten Free Replacement and Substitutes

One of the latest trends in the diet industry is a gluten free diet.  And for many of those people a gluten free diet is not necessary at all. The Diet was designed primarily for those who suffer from Celiac Disease. If you are someone who follows this diet, either to lose weight or for…

Curried Crock Pot Broccoli Soup

Broccoli soup

One of my favorite soup recipes is a creamy broccoli soup.  This curried crock pot broccoli soup is thick and creamy with a hint of coconut milk is not too spicy and has a lovely mix of spices that give the soup a savory taste. It is a great addition to your collection of slow…

Cold Summer Desserts to Beat the Heat

Frozen desserts

When the summer heats up, I go looking through my recipes of cold summer desserts.  There is nothing like a frozen bowl or stick of something to cool me down when the temps are in the 90s. Beat the Heat with these Cold Summer Desserts Root beer floats, summer cocktails, frozen fruit and ice cream…

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake – Paleo – Dairy Free

Gluten free coffee cake

Are you looking for a tasty breakfast option for those days when you want a little sweeter start to your day? This Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake has loads of flavor and is perfect for brunch on a lazy weekend. It also makes a super dessert! Following a wheat free diet can mean that you have…

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Pops

Strawberry frozen yogurt popsicle

These strawberry frozen yogurt pops are a fun and easy way to beat the heat when the temps are rising and you want a cold dessert to cool down.  They have a rich red color and are not overly sweet. The taste is summer time fresh! Fresh strawberries make such a great addition to desserts.…

Gluten Free Mexican Chori Pollo

Chorizo pollo recipe

It’s time for one of my favorite international dishes – Mexican Chori Pollo.  This recipe is full of bold flavors, topped with cheese and baked in the oven for one amazing meal. If you eat at Mexican restaurants often, you will likely have seen Chori Pollo offered as a choice.  The dish is similar to…

Paleo Grilled Pork Chops

Paleo grilled pork chops

These Paleo Grilled Pork Chops have an amazing flavor that comes from a marinade before cooking and a sauce that gets added once the chops are grilled. The recipe is summer time cooking at it’s finest. It is one of my favorite gluten free 30 minute meals! One of my favorite things about summer is…

Chocolate Nut Granola Bars – Paleo – Gluten Free

Chocolate granola bars

Looking for a grab and go breakfast recipe or a snack to enjoy after a workout? Try these chocolate nut granola bars.  These bars are soft and chewy and have just a touch of sweetness that pairs well with the crunch from the nuts. Making these Chocolate Nut Granola Bars is so easy! I used a…

Broccoli Salad with Orange Almond Dressing

Broccoli side dish

This clean eating broccoli salad features cabbage, broccoli, raisins, almonds and green onions and a creamy vegan dressing made with Mirin, orange juice and almond butter. It is great served either as a side dish, or main course salad. I love to make my own salad dressing. First of all, it allows me to put…

Spice Rub Mix – Great for Steaks, Roasts and more

BBQ spice Rub

This is hands down my favorite spice rub mix.  I use it almost every time we grill steaks.  It is a wonderful blend of some of my favorite spices.  It keeps well and goes quickly. It is the perfect rub to use on all sorts meats for the grill.  It’s barbecue time! Make your own…

Asian Zuccini Noodle Salad with Spicy Dressing

Asian salad made with spiralized vegetables

This delicious Asian Zucchini Noodle Salad is a wonderful mixture of zucchini, cabbage, carrots, sweet bell peppers, and shallots, tossed with a spicy almond butter dressing. It’s light, fresh, and super easy to make! If you are looking for a healthy meal for lunch time, you can’t go wrong with this one! For another gluten free salad,…

Crustless Quiche Lorraine

No crust quiche

This crustless quiche Lorraine is a great alternative to the normal recipe.  It has all the flavors of a Julia Child’s traditional quiche Lorraine but has far less fat and calories and no crust. Trust me, you won’t miss those extras at all. It tastes amazing and makes a great addition to your collection of…

Crock Pot Curried Chicken – Paleo and Whole30 Compliant

Chicken Curry cooked in a crockpot

This crock pot curried chicken recipe will have your whole house smelling amazing while it cooks. Coming home to a dinner that is just about ready for the table is a treat on a busy week night! It makes a nice addition to my collection of crock pot recipes. My husband is fond of any…

Hearty Chicken Sunflower Kale Salad

Enjoy this chicken-sunflower-kale-salad with a glass of seltzer water

When summer arrives, my goal is to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen. Lunch for me means that it is time for salad recipes.  But forget boring “lettuce food” style salads. When I say salad I mean a bowl full of heart healthy goodness and an amazing dressing. This Hearty Chicken Sunflower…

Turkey Stuffed Peppers – Paleo – Whole30 – Gluten Free

These stuffed peppers with ground turkey are healthy and clean.

Stuffed peppers normally have lots of rice and cheese in the recipe. Since I am trying to have really clean recipes lately, these turkey stuffed peppers are a healthier way to enjoy this traditional dish. My husband loves to “find bargains” for me when we grocery shop.  The other day he came upon a basket of…

Italian Sweet Potatoes – Easy One Pot Side Dish

Italian sweet potatoes

These Italian sweet potatoes combine with fresh herbs and diced tomatoes for the most amazing full flavored side dish.  They are wonderful served with any protein and even taste great as leftovers the next day as part of a cooked breakfast. Sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile in recipes.  You can substitute them in any recipe…

Breakfast Hash Browns with Bacon and Eggs

Thees breakfast hash brown potatoes make a filling start to your day.

These Breakfast Hash Browns with bacon and eggs are very filling and just loaded with flavor from the veggies and fresh herbs. It’s the weekend, and for me that means that it is time for one of my hearty breakfast recipes. I have more time in the kitchen when I am not thinking about getting…

Grilled Caribbean Shrimp Kebabs

This is the time of the year when the grill is fired up almost daily and I am always experimenting with new shrimp recipes to hand over to my husband, who is the grill person in our house. Today’s recipe is grilled Caribbean Shrimp Kebabs. Shrimp kebabs are so versatile. They are as easily at…

Spinach Frittata with Mushrooms and Leeks

Plate of spinach frittata and fruit

This Spinach Frittata with mushrooms and leeks is just bursting with flavor and comes together in about 20 minutes.  The recipe is dairy free, low carb and Paleo and Whole30 compliant. Are you a breakfast person?  We love to really splurge on it in my house.  My whole family loves a cooked breakfast.  They really…

Roast Vegetable Salad with Creamy Cashew Dressing

Tasty roast vegetable salad

Roasting vegetables in the oven brings out their natural sweetness and this makes them a perfect addition to salads. This Roast Vegetable Salad has a lovely mix of roasted Brussels sprouts and butternut squash and it goes perfectly with the homemade creamy cashew dressing. Best of all, this is a 30 minute meal! This is…

Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Stacks

Sweet potato breakfast stacks

A big focus of mine, lately, is trying to cut out carbs.  (or at least cut them way, way down!)  That can make breakfast a bit of a challenge.  But not so with these Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Stacks.  The sweet potato acts like a piece of bread and it gets stacked with the most…