Recipe Index

the proof is in the pudding

This little bowl of goodness pretty much sums up my philosophy on food + healthy eating!  First of all, I feel anything and everything we put into our bodies should have properties that bring us greater health. If not, what’s the point? Probably short-term satisfaction, which means it is usually at the expense of long-termRead more

simple black beans

1  lb dry black beans 1  onion, chopped fine 3   cloves garlic 4  cups filtered water 1   bay leaf 3  T New Mexico City Chile Powder 2  T cumin S+P Warm olive oil, ghee or refined coconut oil and add onion + jalapeño until softened.  Add garlic and stir for a minute orRead more

breakfast cookie bliss

Breakfast cookie bliss?!  It sounds a little crazy to hear the words breakfast and cookie in the same sentence, right?  But, in fact, it is not!  It is so smart!  I’ll admit, most of us may love the idea of cookies for breakfast, but then we hear our voice of reason whisper; “you can’t haveRead more

roasted cauliflower tacos

 Roasted Cauliflower 1     head cauliflower, cut into florets 1/2 t cumin  1/2 t Williams-Sonoma Mexico City chile powder 4    T olive oil Chipotle Yogurt Sauce 1    small container 5% Greek yogurt 1/2 chipotle pepper from a can, chopped fine + mashed 1    garlic clove, minced 1    t lime juiceRead more

spicy roasted cauliflower, bucatini, + pecorino

1    head of cauliflower, cut into small florets 1/8 C  coconut oil, melted 1/2  t  sweet smoked paprika 1/8   t  cayenne 1/2   pkg  bucatini 2      T  extra-virgin olive oil 2       cloves garlic, minced 1/2   t  red chile flakes 1/4   C  grated pecorino cheese 2  Read more

potent + powerful green drink

1        handful spinach 1          leaf kale + swiss chard 2        cups purified water 1/2    cucumber 1/2    avocado 1        orange, peeled 1/2    inch piece of ginger 1/2    teaspoon tumeric 1/4    teaspoon spirulina 2       teaspoons matchaRead more

basil + arugula pesto

This is probably my most favorite thing to make and have on hand at all times because it elevates any meal to gourmet status almost instantly with minimal effort. With an abundance of home grown tomatoes from our CSA delivery, I almost cannot resist preparing them without this pesto.  It’s like wow, all of theseRead more

Nourishing chocolate smoothie

This yummy smoothie is a slam-dunk for those kiddos afraid of green drinks….adults too! 2    C   fresh almond milk (or your fav) 2    T   chia seeds 3    T   cacao powder 2.5 T  almond butter 1 tsp  vanilla extract-optional 1        handful of spinach 1/4     avocadoRead more

lunch box trail mix

In an effort to help my twin sister who has to assemble four lunches for her children every school day, I came up with three of the most nutritious options for trail mixes I could think of, taking into consideration each of their preferences. Two of the girls love fruit, so I mixed nuts, fruitRead more

instant energy

This is how I start my day……and how I energize myself in the middle of the afternoon.  It’s where I go when I need a little boost or self-care.  Five minutes in the kitchen with my Vitamix and carefully selected ingredients gives me the power to set everything right.  It replenishes, recharges and renews.  ItRead more

pickled shallots

Pickled shallots are unbelievable on everything!!!!   I add these on the roasted carrot and brussels sprouts pizza! 5-6     shallots, peeled and sliced thin 1 C     rice wine vinegar 1/2 C  muscavado sugar….as natural as possible  (I am working on a better substitute) 2 t      sea salt Bring vinegar,Read more

roasted carrot + golden beet pizza

Here is a yummy take on Pizza Domenica’s roasted carrot pizza.   For the roasted carrot: puree 5  carrots, roasted  1/4 C  mascapone cheese 1.5 t    grated nutmeg pinch  sea salt Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and process until the ingredients form a smooth consistency.   For the toppings: 2-3Read more

gluten-free pizza dough

This pizza dough comes together in mere minutes, is über nourishing and crazy yum!  It comes from one of my favorite cookbooks, A Modern Way To Eat by Anna Jones.   1         medium cauliflower, cut into large pieces 1         cup almond flour 1        Read more

oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

These are my family’s absolute favorite cookie!  I have adapted the recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Family Cooks, because I wanted significantly less sugar and butter than their recipe calls for and I think that little change makes them even more delicious.  And, I switched out the white flour for sprouted speltRead more

cashew milk

1 C       raw cashews, soaked for 1.5 hours and rinsed 2          dates, pits removed 2 C       filtered water 1 t        vanilla extract 2/3 C    ice Pour the soaked and rinsed cashews into your blender, followed by 1 1/2 C filtered water,Read more

energizing elixir

1 persimmon, peeled 1/2 C pomegranate seeds 2 satsuma’s or any super juicy and sweet citrus 1 1/2 inch piece of ginger root, peeled 1/4 tsp tumeric 1-2 T acacia honey (or your favorite) 2 T soaked chia seeds just a touch of cayenne (less than 1/8 tsp) reverse osmosis water and ice Blend everythingRead more

persimmon perfection

The perfect salad for those warmer fall days.  It is very energizing and thankfully super easy to toss together for a quick and healthful lunch. ingredients A mixture of greens…..whatever you have on hand is perfect.  I used: kale, swiss chard, romaine, arugula and spinach 2 persimmons, peeled and sliced into pretty little wedges 1Read more

blackberry morning muffins

This recipe is from Amy Chaplin…….I made a couple of changes, which seems to happen with every batch, but either way these are so perfect with each and every ingredient full of beneficial nutrients. 1 1/2     C sprouted spelt flour 2           T  soaked chia seeds 1    Read more

roasted acorn squash, swiss chard + chickpea soup

Sometimes I make this soup and have it most of the week………It makes me feel so good!  Feel free to add shredded chicken or shrimp for a protein boost! 2  C     bone broth or chicken broth or stock 4          cloves garlic 1/2       onion, finely chopped 2Read more

cashew chia pudding

I most always have homemade cashew milk on hand, so this comes together quickly with only an hour or two needed to chill.  Cashew milk takes just minutes to make, but you could also use coconut milk or any favorite milk you prefer.  Just try it…..I promise you will love it! 1    quart ofRead more

sprouted spelt + chia banana muffins

These are as nourishing as they are delicious!  You can omit the chia seeds if you want, but I find their little subtle crunch irrestible.  This recipe is from one of my all-time favorite cookbooks, The Family Cooks by Laurie David. 4           bananas 1           pastureRead more

chicken bone broth

Such an incredible healing tonic that requires little effort.  Be sure and include chicken feet.  The easiest place to find them is your local farmer’s market. I finally found a recipe that included chicken feet from one of the cookbooks I love, The Nourished Kitchen.  It wasn’t that easy until I remembered what I loveRead more

seed + oat crispy bars

2    C  old-fashioned rolled oats 1.5 C  brown rice crispy cereal 1.5 C  raw sunflower seeds (toasted)_ 1/4 C  brown rice syrup 1/2 C  grade B maple syrup 3         egg whites 1    C  sprouted brown rice flour or oat flour 2/3 C  peanut butter or sunflower seed butter 1/4Read more

spicy bean soup

This soup is always a hit with everyone!   1.5    quarts homemade chicken broth 2       cans Eden Organic red beans 2       cans Eden Organic black beans 2       cans Eden Organic cannellini beans 1       jar diced fire roasted tomatoes 2      Read more

winter warmer

This is an amazing alternative to oatmeal.  And, it is gluten-free and crazy delicious!   It’s a little bit of a process, but I promise it is really easy! 1/2 C     sprouted quinoa 1/2 C     amaranth 1/2 C     buckwheat groats 1  1 1/2  inch piece of fresh ginger, gratedRead more

energizing smoothie

So far, the healthiest smoothie I have ever had or made!!  Not only does it have a healthy dose of leafy green veggies, but also an abundance of health promoting polysaccharides found in the aloe, tumeric and cayenne.  Don’t be discouraged by the long list of ingredients.  This smoothie came about super fast one morning,Read more

breakfast parfait

This is so easy and fast to pull together even on super hectic mornings!  My boys prefer Brown Cow full fat vanilla yogurt.  I find adults prefer a non-fat or low-fat greek yogurt. 1     C   yogurt, divided 1/2  C   sliced, fresh strawberries 1/2  C   fresh blueberries 1/2  C   homemadeRead more

perfect green juice

2     leaves kale 1     handful spinach1/2  cucumber, peeled and sliced1     apple, cored and sliced1     orange, peeled2 T  chia seeds3 C  water2 C  ice Put your ingredients in your blender or Vitamix in the order listed.  If your drink is a little thick add more water and ifRead more

sesame ginger vinaigrette

sesame ginger vinaigrette 1     1″ piece of fresh ginger root, grated fine 2     T  shoyu 2     T   brown rice vinegar 1/4  C   sesame oil (not toasted) pinch of black or white sesame seeds put all of your ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid, giveRead more

nori rolls

The instructions look long, but this recipe takes under ten minutes from start to finish!   3 leaves of swiss chard 2 carrots, sliced into matchsticks 1 cucumber, sliced into matchsticks 1 pear, sliced very thin    black sesame seeds    white sesame seeds    2 sheets of Nori For the vinaigrette: 2    TRead more

homemade vinaigrette

This is the recipe that I created on a whim.  I arrived at an amazing result, but wasn’t exactly sure how I did it.  So, after a lot of measuring and testing, I figured it out and couldn’t wait to share it! 1/4 C  very high quality extra virgin olive oil 1/4 C  equal amountsRead more

pumpkin bread for the holidays

Adapted from Gourmet Magazine My little boys and I had so much fun making mini loaves of this incredible pumpkin bread!  Now, it’s all they want for breakfast!!   1 1/2 C  all-purpose unbleached flour 1       t    aluminum-free baking powder 1       C  canned pumpkin or cooked & pureedRead more

zucchini + carrot muffins

1    cup all-purpose whole-wheat flour 1/4 cup brown rice flour 1/4 tsp. fine sea salt 1    tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 2    tsp. ground cinnamon 1/3 cup melted, refined coconut oil (refined has a neutral coconut flavor) 1/3 cup maple syrup 1    egg or egg replacer 1/2 cup gratedRead more

greenie machine green smoothie

The name of this smoothie was inspired by my boy’s school, whose mascot is the Greenies.   I feel like they are totally ready to meet the demands of a challenging school day when they have these for breakfast. 1/2 cup cold, filtered water 1/2 cup coconut milk  (or your favorite milk) 1    cupRead more

roasted cauliflower

This is one of everyone’s absolute favorites!  I almost always have some around to toss in salads, snack on or have for a meal. 1 head organic cauliflower 3 T. extra virgin olive oil 1 T. turmeric 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. freshly ground pepper 2  shallots, sliced thin, tossed with olive oil and roastedRead more

netherlands museli

I love making this museli mix – it reminds me of brisk mornings in The Netherlands just before a hike through the forest.  The whole oats, nuts, seeds and dried and fresh berries are perfect for sustaining long lasting energy and keeping your blood sugar nice and balanced.  See it on the home page.   1/2 CRead more

buckwheat pancakes

These are so good, I cannot cook them as fast as my family can eat them!   2/3 C buckwheat pancake mix 1 egg beaten or egg replacer (I like to use Bob’s Red Mill) 2 tsp. canola oil 2 T    local honey 1        mashed banana 3/4 C plain coconut milkRead more