Shredded Crockpot Chicken

One of my goals when I started eating healthy in 2010 was to attempt to recreate most of my favorite dishes in a healthier manner. I used to make homemade barbecue sauce with beer or brown sugar and it was so freakin’ good. But I never thought to try it with stevia. Every now and again…

Stuffed Acorn Squash

In a few days, we will have our first day of summer but I have been thinking of hearty, comfort dishes that I usually make in the fall, for some reason. I was strolling through the farmer’s market last week and saw the butternut and acorn squash and thought the acorn squash would be a…

Cold Bean Salad

I love simple dishes. And I love to eat. But I do not have a lot of time to fuss in the kitchen these days. Additionally, I try to use what I have in the house already, as opposed to racing to the store to buy something specific to create a dish. I had some…

Sauteed Asparagus + Mushrooms

Asparagus is one of my favorite superfoods. A superfood is simply a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. I remember my first time trying asparagus. I was eating dinner at my father’s house, who is a pretty good cook. And he made asparagus with mushrooms and vermouth. It was so tasty…

Cheddar and Jalapeño Skillet Cornbread

I LOVE cornbread. I eat it with chili, with Southern foods, by itself, for a snack…something about those crispy edges and buttery centers. Made this Cheddar and Jalapeño Skillet Cornbread to snack on while lounging around today. Since I am on a gluten free, dairy free diet, I make my cheddar and jalapeño cornbread with almond…

Kale Salad

I have made this kale salad for so many of my friends who gave me the side eye like, “That is looking like rabbit food. We’re good.” But when they finished, they were trying to get me to give them the ingredients so they could head to the grocery store to recreate the dish. Today…

Grapefruit & Thyme Ice Cream

I love ice cream! I was distressed when I had to cut dairy out of my diet because that was one of the things I would sorely miss. But thank God for coconut milk and coconut cream…two things I am NEVER without in my kitchen. I had congestion, allergy and sinus issues year-round and later…

Roasted Butternut Squash

I had a promo photo shoot this weekend with one of my favorite artists to capture some pictures for my cookbook which launched this past week. I wanted to do some shots with a basket of produce and purchased some items from the farmer’s market for my props. Now you know how quickly produce goes…

Baked Salmon

Salmon is one of my favorite dishes and I eat it at least once a week, sometimes more often. Salmon is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which are great for heart health. Salmon is another quick dish that is so versatile. I eat it over a bed of lentils, over quinoa, on a salad,…

Veggie Stir Fry

I have been on the run for the last several weeks! So, while I have been cooking, I have not had a lot of time to blog. When I am constantly on the go, one of the things I enjoy most are quick and easy meals. When I did my first major detox, I could…

Roasted Chicken n Apples

It is a beautiful Easter Sunday afternoon and I decided to get my dinner out of the way early so that the stove would be off by the time it got really warm outside. I am not ready to cut my air on…call me cheap, call me crazy. But I am enjoying actually having a…

Lemon + Ginger + Turmeric Juice

Feeling so much better now that I have gotten back to my juicing! This drink will put hair on your chest! You can almost feel it working going down. It is a bright drink that is like a burst of sunshine. Dealing with Lyme Disease, I have lot of issues maintaining a healthy gut. Drinking your…