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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.…

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…

100+ Recipe Substitutions – Replacements

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Are there times when you are missing just one ingredient and can’t make a recipe?  Perhaps you are following a meal plan or trying to lose weight and you can’t have certain foods. If so, you will find these recipe substitutes and replacements a big help in getting your meals on the table in no time at…

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,…

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…

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…

Blueberry Granola Bars – A Dairy Free Breakfast Treat

Blueberry Granola Bars

There are some mornings when I have all the time in the world, and other mornings when I just can’t get out the door quick enough.  On busy mornings like that, I love to have a delicious treat that I can use as a breakfast on-the-go. These Blueberry Granola Bars fit that bill nicely and…

Pan Seared Halibut with a Butter Dill Sauce

Pan seared halibut with a butter dill sauce

This recipe for Pan Seared Halibut with a Butter Dill sauce is a perfect way to serve this delicious fish, whether you are a gourmet cook or still finding your way around the kitchen.  The sauce is mild but very flavorful and is made before the fish is cooked to make sure that the whole…

Ground Turkey Stuffed peppers

The cold temperatures that we have been experiencing lately have made me looking for some new “comfort food” creations.  There is nothing quite like tucking into a hearty meal when you are chilled to the bones.  These Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers fill the comfort food need but keep health in mind at the same time!…

S’mores Trail Mix – Fun & Tasty Snack

S'mores trail mix

August 31 is National Trail mix day.  Time to make everyone’s favorite party snack.  This S’mores trail mix reminds me of the ever popular camping treat, and the kids will just love it, so it makes a wonderful after school snack. Our family is very fond of trail mixes.  They are a good way to satisfy you…

10 best Bars Recipes to tempt your sweet tooth.

10 of my favorite bars recipes

My favorite type of desserts to make are bars and squares.  The main reason is the simplicity of making them.  Many bars recipes are no bake, and even the ones that require time in the oven are still easy to put together. They are also “forgiving” in that you can substitute one ingredient for another…

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No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites

no bake peanut butter energy bites

Are you looking for a really easy to make and healthy snack that is both nutritious and super tasty?  Try these no bake peanut butter energy bites. They are simple to make, ready in minutes and pack a nutritious boost with a taste that can’t be beat. These peanut butter energy bites make a great…

Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers – a Spicy Dinner Time Recipe

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My husband and I often eat out at our favorite Mexican restaurant.  When we do, you can guarantee that at least one of us will have chile rellenos. This Mexican staple features chili peppers stuffed with meat and cheese.  Since my husband is the lover of heat in recipes and I like things a bit…

Paleo Hazelnut Butter – AKA Nutella – 12 Ways to Use it.

13 Ways to use Nut Butter - AKA Paleo Nutella - thegardeningcook.com

Paleo Hazelnut Butter is a wonderful substitute for Nutella. Did you know that February 5 is considered Nutella day?  If you love chocolate and hazelnuts, you have likely tried Nutella.  But what happens in you wish to follow a Paleo diet?  Is Nutella a thing of the past for you? Thankfully, that is not the case.…

Paleo Nutella Banana Ice Cream

Paleo Nutella Banana Ice Cream

Just because you are trying to follow a Paleo diet does not mean that you have to give up your favorite cold desserts.  This Paleo Nutella banana ice cream is so rich and creamy and, with just a few substitutes, can be enjoyed by anyone who is trying to follow a clean eating lifestyle. This…

Paleo Espresso Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites.

Paleo espresso chocolate hazelnut energy bites.

Are you looking for an afternoon snack or after workout treat that is Paleo and super delicious? Try one of the Paleo espresso chocolate hazelnut energy bites. They are loaded with goodness, and so, so tasty. These Paleo Espresso Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites pack a nutritious punch in one delicious mouthful. I’m fond of any…

Sweet Endings – Collection of my Favorite Desserts

delicious desserts

Dessert!  My favorite part of the meal.  (and my hips show it unfortunately.)  My favorite desserts make sweet endings to a meal and are sure to tempt even the most ardent sweet eater. Sweet Endings for your Sweet Tooth. As much as I love desserts, I find that I don’t bake them often. Now that…

How To Set up a Well Stocked Home Bar

Follow these Tips to Make Sure that you Have a Well Stocked Home Bar. Remember the days when Happy Hour was the highlight of the week?  Celebrating with friends over to share cocktail recipes is a fun thing to do. But with the busy lives that we all lead now, going out for Happy hour…

20 Creative Uses for Extra Large Silicone Ice Cube Trays

20 creative uses for extra large silicone ice cube trays

Extra Large Silicone Ice Cube Trays.  Not Just for Ice! If you eat and drink out much, you may have noticed a new trend that has taken over the food and drink industry.   The ice cubes are getting larger and larger.  Large ice cubes are perfect for any drinks because the ice melts more slowly,…