Good Oils, Bad Oils

Good Oils, Bad Oils

Cooking oil is one of the most common culinary ingredients you’ll find in American homes.  It’s used in countless dishes, but what exactly does it do? The main purpose of using cooking oil is to quickly transfer heat to the food that’s being cooked. ...
Butternut Squash Bake

Butternut Squash Bake

Excellent as a side dish to your favorite protein.  Get ready to fight for the left overs! Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds butternut squash, seeded, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 3 cups) 2 tablespoons olive oil 8 ounces dried penne noodles 4 tablespoons coconut...
9 Tips for living with less plastics

9 Tips for living with less plastics

The banning of plastic straws has been a topic discussed frequently in environmental circles. As of July 1st, this became not just a topic for discussion, but a reality for Seattle, Washington, which is now the largest city in the United States that has banned the use...
Pumpkin Muffins – gluten free and nutritous

Pumpkin Muffins – gluten free and nutritous

These muffins are a favorite in my house hold.  They freeze well to make ahead for grab-n-go breakfast, lunch, or snack. Ingredients: 1 cup pumpkin or butternut squash puree (below recipe or canned 1/2 cup honey or agave 2 eggs 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp...
Tips to Healthy Grocery Shopping

Tips to Healthy Grocery Shopping

The most common mistakes to avoid Do not get lured into the next latest and greatest marketing campaign.  If it says “healthy” or “natural” that means nothing.  Read the ingredients. They are listed in order of highest quantity to least amount...
Black Bean Baked Potatoe OR Delicata Squash

Black Bean Baked Potatoe OR Delicata Squash

This is a super easy and it’s super delicious using Delicata squash versus potatoes. Certainly your choice! Ingredients: 4 (6-ounce) baking potatoes OR 3 medium Delicata squash 1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 can...
Best Oatmeal

Best Oatmeal

Perfect start for fall and winter mornings when our bodies crave a heartier meal. Ingredients: 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats 1 cup water dash of salt 1/4 cup milk of your choice toppings and add-ins Add-in Ideas: seeds and/or chopped nuts Fresh or dried fruit honey or...
Oven Roasted Veggies

Oven Roasted Veggies

Roasting lots of vegetables at one time is an easy and efficient way to prep meals for the week.  If you prefer a different vegetable then what’s listed below simply swap out what you do not like and add in extra of what you do like to eat.  Key is to eat a...
Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

These are surprisingly delicious, and nobody will be able to guess that they are made from beans! Ingredients: 1/2 cup cacao powder 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 4 eggs 2/3 cup agave nectar or honey 1/2 teaspoon baking...
Ginger Honey Switchel

Ginger Honey Switchel

What is Switchel?  A fermented drink that combines the benefits of apple cider vinegar, raw honey (or molasses), and ginger for a refreshing and electrolyte drink.  So very easy and inexpensive to make. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons unfiltered apple cider vinegar 3...

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