When I was a kid my staple weekend winter morning breakfast was a big bowl of cream of wheat. Since taking grains out of my diet, nothing I’ve made has been a true substitute for the rich warm heartiness of a bowl of hot cereal. So, I decided to compromise. I wouldn’t go back to … Continue reading Quinoa Porridge
When we choose to change our eating habits food oriented family gatherings - like Thanksgiving and Christmas - can present some of our biggest food and lifestyle challenges. The following article, written by Amy Kubal for Robb Wolf’s (the author of The Paleo Solution) blog, provides some helpful tips and tricks for navigating the family … Continue reading Are You Gonna Eat That?
Welcome to my most favorite week of the year. For reasons I can not quite articulate, this week of the year, filled with so many traditions, so much warmth, and so much love, is in my mind, simply the best. And, speaking of traditions... I am a sucker for pumpkin pie. It has always been … Continue reading Pumpkin Custard
It seems everyone I talk to recently wants to lose a little (or a lot) of weight. The problem is, no one I talk to is really sure the best way to go about it. For years we’ve been told if you want to weigh less, you need to eat less - as if our … Continue reading More is Less
This is a tomato-less chili. Yup - absolutely tomato free. To be honest, I didn’t think it could be done. I mean, chili without tomatoes? Blasphemy! But, the ingredient list in this original recipe intrigued me so I just had to give it a try. Confession: When it comes to trying a new soup/stew/chili recipe … Continue reading Pork and White Bean Chili
Ingredients 2 - 2 1/2 lbs butternut squash, cubed (frozen works very well for this recipe) 2 lbs baby carrots 1 32oz can of pure pureed pumpkin 1 can coconut milk 1/2 onion 2 T butter 3 32oz boxes of chicken broth 1 tsp thyme Salt Pepper Instructions Melt butter in the bottom of a … Continue reading Winter Squash & Carrot Soup
I was in the mood for a little taste of childhood last night. One of the special treats my mother used to make was a fruit salad called Ambrosia. This is a recipe that has many different incarnations and nearly everyone has their own special version. My mother’s went something like this: Ingredients: 1 can … Continue reading Ambrosia