Pizza Dough Prep

Pizza Pizza! I love pizza, but rolling out the dough can be a sticky situation, especially when using gluten free dough. After making the dough according to directions, I divided the dough and placed each half on parchment paper and covered with Saran Wrap. Then, using a rolling pin, shape your pizza. If you don’t…

Instant Non-Dairy Milk

Need non dairy milk for a recipe but don’t have any in the fridge? Here is a quick tip that I have seen a few times, but never tried until recently. Combine 1 T nut butter with 1 c cold water in a blender or ninja and blend for 1-2 minutes. That’s it! So simple!!

Frozen Cucumber Chunks

Cucumbers…I love them!  But, I tend to buy too many at times.  When this happens, I cut them into small chunks and freeze.  Their the perfect addition to smoothies!

Roasted Vegetables with Pasta

Too chilly to grill. Plan B.  Roasted veggies with a drizzle of olive oil, sea salt and pepper.  Roma tomatoes, zucchini, asparagus and fennel with buckwheat noodles. Simply amazing!

Gluten Free Pancakes

Who doesn’t love pancakes, especially on a Saturday morning! This is a simple gluten free recipe with rice, oat and almond flour. The berry of choice this time was lingonberries.  If you haven’t heard of lingonberries, check out Northwest Wild Foods.  They have an amazing assortment of products. 1 c brown rice flour 1/2 c white…

Easy Pad Thai

I’ve been craving Pad Thai.  Here’s a quick recipe that is sure to please!!   1 package rice noodles 1-2 T coconut oil 1 red onion – diced 4-6cloves garlic – minced 1 t ginger root – minced 1 zucchini – diced 1 carrot – julienned Cilantro leaves for garnish Sesame seeds for garnish Sauce…

Baked Sweet Potatoes

I love baked sweet potatoes, but often forget to turn the oven on in time. Fully microwaved potatoes just don’t taste the same, and tend to be dried out. When you’re in a pinch, microwave your potato for 3-5 minutes before baking. This will reduce your baking time tremendously. (I can’t take full credit for…

Snacks for Traveling

No crappy airport food for me! I always pack an assortment of goodies when traveling with tight connections. Apple slices with nut butter, carrots with hummus, assorted nuts, crackers, dried fruit….I’m all set!

Chia Berry Jam

I used up all of our store bought jam the other day. Normally this wouldn’t be a big deal, but I just made a fresh loaf of bread. This is my first attempt at chia jam. Pretty darn tasty, and oh so easy!! I used about 1 1/2 c frozen berry mix. 2-3 T tart…

Growing your own Micro greens

Micro greens!!! The tiny leaves of these little guys contain 4-6 times more nutrients than the mature plants.  I cringed paying so much at the grocery store, so I bought my own little garden. The Sprout People have an amazing selection of seeds and a stainless steel growing vessel. I liked this one because I’m…

Utilizing Pineapple Cores

Don’t throw that pineapple core away! Just like avocado seeds, that is where the bulk of the nutritional value is hiding. Pineapples are loaded with Bromelain, a super antioxidant. I cube the core and keep in the fridge or freezer for my smoothies.

Sunday Morning Breakfast

This is typically my ‘go to’ Sunday breakfast, but it is also a quick and easy dinner idea. Combine potatoes, onions, garlic, jalapeños and mushrooms in a casserole dish with a touch of olive oil, sea salt and pepper. Roast @425 for about 45 minutes. Stir vegetable every 15 minutes or so. Add tomatoes and…