Healthy Recipes

Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms with Thyme – Savory Roast Carrot Side Dish

Roasted carrots and mushrooms

It’s time to start thinking ahead to side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner. This roasted carrots and mushrooms dish is flavored with fresh thyme and roasted in the oven to bring out the naturally sweet flavor of the carrots. It’s scrumptious! Using fresh herbs for cooking recipes adds so much flavor. For today’s recipe, the fresh thyme is…

Whole30 Shepherd’s Pie – Gluten Free English Shepherd Pie

Shepherd's Pie with potatoes on top

Fall is the time for savory comfort food style casseroles with full bodied flavor. This hearty Whole30 Shepherd’s Pie is a gluten free and Paleo version of the traditional English casserole.  My husband is English and loves it when I make Shepherd’s Pie.  But the normal dish uses mashed potatoes with butter and cream, as well…

Spiced Toasted Pumpkin Seeds – Fun Halloween Snack

Spiced toasted pumpkin seeds

Halloween is a super fun time for kids.  Carving pumpkins and trick or treating will have them delighted for weeks. But don’t throw those pumpkin seeds away when you carve the pumpkin! Turn them into Spiced Toasted Pumpkin Seeds by using Pumpkin Pie Spice. This is the time of the year when toasted nuts and…

How To Use Caramelized Onions

Using caramelized onions in burgers makes them taste amazing

Here are a few of my favorite ways for using caramelized onions to give color, flavor and depth to all sorts of recipes. One of my favorite ways to cook onions is to caramelize them to release a lovely sweet flavor and brown color.  It takes time but is so worth the effort.  Now that…

Tips for Making Popsicles at Home

Making popsicles

It doesn’t matter what you call them – Ice Pops, Yogurt Pops, Frozen pops, Paletas, or Popsicles.  These frozen sweet treats are a tasty refreshing way to beat the heat on a hot summer day. Making Popsicles is one of the easier frozen dessert ideas but there are still a few cooking tip basics that…

Sunflower Nut Butter Energy Bites

Dark chocolate energy bites

Looking for a healthy and super tasty treat? These tasty sunflower nut butter energy bites are the perfect after work out pick me up. They are sweetened only with medjool dates and are sinfully delicious. These little balls of chocolatey bliss are crazy delicious and are paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. They have a peanut…

How To Caramelize Onions – Tips for Success Every Time

How to Caramelized onions

Learning how to caramelize onions is a kitchen task that any cook should be able to do.  Caramelized onions taste great on so many foods, but can be a little tricky to master. These cooking tips will help you make perfect caramelized onions every time. There is nothing quite like the taste of caramelized onions.  Most…

Creamy Broccoli Salad – Great BBQ Side Dish

Creamy broccoli salad

This creamy broccoli salad is the perfect side dish to serve along with BBQ recipes.  It is very easy to make and full of healthy goodness and flavor. Broccoli and bacon are a match made in heaven when it comes to salads. There are so many ways to make them fit into your eating plan…

Cherry Crumble – Paleo – Dairy Free – Gluten Free

Cherry cobbler

If you love chocolate and cherries like I do, check out these chocolate cherry macaroons for a lighter Christmas sweet treat.It’s cherry time! I love the summer months when all sorts of fruit is available.  For today’s dessert recipe, we’ll be making this delicious cherry crumble that fits right into a Paleo or gluten free…

Orange Dark Chocolate Cookies with Macadamia Nuts

Orange dark chocolate cookies

One of my favorite flavor combinations for cookies is orange and dark chocolate. It is bright and fresh with a decadent touch. These Orange Dark Chocolate Cookies have the addition of macadamia nuts for extra crunch and are just delicious! And best of all, the cookies are totally gluten free! Treating yourself to baked goods…

Paleo Worcestershire Sauce – Soy Free and Gluten Free

Paleo Worcestershire Sauce

Worcestershire Sauce is an ingredient that is called for in many recipes, but it contains soy, as well as some other not so good for you ingredients.  This Paleo Worcestershire Sauce is a healthy twist on the traditional pantry staple and is really simple to make. It makes a nice addition to my cooking tips…

How to Make Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

sweet potato fries in a cone with sauce

I love French fries as much as the next person, but when you are trying to eat a more clean diet, normal French fries are a bit of a no no.  Instead, try making these baked crispy sweet potato fries.  This recipe is more healthy than normal fries, more tasty and very easy to do if…

Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry – Easy and Tasty 30 Minute Meal

Bowl of beef stir fry

When busy weeknights roll around, some of my favorite 30 minute meals are stir fries.  This teriyaki beef stir fry is loaded with flavor and the goodness of healthy vegetables and is on the table in less than 30 minutes. This delicious recipe for teriyaki beef stir fry has tender slices of beef, sauteed with…

Paleo Baking Tips and Tricks

Tips for baking on a Paleo diet

If you are following the Paleo diet, you will know that it takes some creativity and a few special foods to get tasty baked goods. But even though a Paleo diet is restrictive is what you CAN eat, it doesn’t mean that baked goods are off the menu for good.  It’s really all about understanding…

Lemon Coconut Energy Bites – Paleo – Whole30 – Gluten Free

Energy balls are a great snack.

Are you looking for a quick pick me up after a workout? Try these lemon coconut energy bites. These little balls of goodness are Paleo, Whole30 and gluten free and taste really great. Most energy bites and granola bar style recipes are loaded with some form of sugar.  These little balls are lightly sweetened with…

Grain Free Muesli – Kick the Carbs! Whole30 – Paleo

Muesli homemade recipe

This grain free muesli is great for those busy mornings when you don’t have time to spend preparing a cooked breakfast.  It has lots of proteins from the nuts and seeds, and is packed with healthy fats. What a great addition to your gluten free breakfast recipes! I have been trying to eat grain free…

Sauteed Mushrooms with Spinach and Garlic

Sauteed mushrooms recipe

I have to admit it – I am a mushroom girl. I’ll eat with eggs for breakfast, in a salad for lunch and incorporated into main courses for dinner and I am proud of it!  These sauteed mushrooms are combined with garlic and baby spinach.  They are ready in 15 minutes and go well with just…