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Fat got a bad rap, sugar is the villain!

Sugar-Addiction

Ever-increasing amounts of sugar have invaded the American diet in the past 40 years, and it’s not because we’re eating more oranges and apples. The average American consumes 130 pounds of added sugar per year—that is, sugar that’s an ingredient in food rather than sugar that’s naturally occurring in food. We eat 11 servings of […]


5 star Lentil Lemon Soup

lemon lentil soup

I really love soup and earthy lentils mixed with fresh citrus is a great combo! So quick and easy it’s really fast food done right (adapted from the Natural Gourmet). Serves 4 2 medium onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste) 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil + few drops of sesame oil […]


9 Crazy Things Pesticides Are Doing To Your Body

Did you know Obesity, Food Allergies and Diabetes can result from over exposure to pesticides? Pesticides are designed to kill. Whether it’s nerve gas–like neurological disruption, the unbalancing of key hormones, or the stunting of a plant’s ability to absorb life-sustaining trace minerals from the soil, none of the chemical interventions seems all that appetizing, […]


Salmon tartar on cucumber appetizer

Salmon tartar on cucumber appetizer

These are gluten free appetizer marvels – they taste fresh like Spring and delight the taste buds.  With the healthy Omegas of salmon the crispy texture of cucumber and subtle Asian flavors, they are a hit and quickly devoured. Salmon Tartare ½ pound fresh salmon fillet, finely diced (sushi-grade) 2 teaspoons scallions, finely minced 1 […]


Best Chimichurri Ever

chimichurri

What is this garlicky herb sauce good on? Just about anything you can get your hands on…seared meat, crusty loaf of bread (gluten free if you’re like me), roasted potatoes…you name it, and it probably tastes fantastic. I have seen adaptations where they add in 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro which I think would be divine as […]


Chicken Marsala Meatballs (Gluten Free!)

Chicken marsala meatballs

These meatballs are made extra special with the earthy addition of mushrooms and marsala wine. The meatballs are are made with oatmeal, making them easily gluten-free as long as you use gluten-free oats.  These meatballs are also broiled, so they are a lot healthier than pan-fried meatballs. If you don’t wish to use marsala, simply […]


Soba Noodles with Napa Cabbage

soba noodle with napa

This is a fresh and contemporary variation on cold sesame noodles. Soba (Japanese for buckwheat) noodles are made from ground buckwheat, making them gluten free and giving them a rich, hearty flavor. To keep this recipe gluten free, use Braggs Liquid Aminos instead of soy sauce or tamari; it contains no wheat, and is a good […]


Baked Sweet Potato Chips (kumara chips)

sweet potato chips

Did you know sweet potatoes are referred to as kumara in New Zealand?  Kumara chips sound so fancy, I like it!  So if you want plain ol’ potato chips, go ahead, but these sweet potato chips (kumara chips if you’re feeling fancy :), will have you doing a happy dance. 3 medium sweet potatoes 2 […]


Veggie Fried Rice

veggie fried rice

This healthier take on fried rice is delicious and filling, not to mention a fantastic way to get your veggies in your belly. If you don’t have mushrooms on hand, you can skip them, but they provide a meaty texture that works nicely with the rice. Serves 4. 1 pint shiitake or crimini mushrooms, stems […]


Quinoa Brittle: Too Good Not To Make ( I Promise!)

quinoa brittle

Healthy Brittle?! Be still me beating heart…This stuff is GOOD – all capital letters GOOD! This recipe is simple, requiring just 7 ingredients and easy just to put together …the hard part is stopping yourself from eating the whole batch! It’s naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup, and has the healthy fats of coconut oil and […]


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