Some of the best gifts I’ve ever given or received have been treats that have come from the kitchen and nothing spreads the spirit of the holidays like giving a home made gift. When most of us think holiday treats, we likely think of the traditional sugar and flour laden cookies and breads, decadent chocolates … Continue reading Homemade for the Holidays
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
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
There is no doubt that pumpkins are officially in season! Everywhere you look – pumpkin coffee, pumpkin breads and muffins, pumpkin pies, even pumpkin beer. And because these deliciously flavored goodies are only available in the fall, it makes indulging in the seasonal flavor that much more tempting. Below is a yummy recipe for pumpkin … Continue reading Pumpkin Mini Muffins
It’s fall in New England and that can only mean one thing, APPLES!!! And, if your counter looks anything like mine, it is covered with apples. Now, I think you’ll agree that there is nothing quite like a fresh, crisp, juicy apple. But, when its cold and dreary, like it has been these past few … Continue reading Apples, Apples Everywhere!
Sometimes you just want some good old fashioned pancakes, you know? Those of us who live a grain free lifestyle know what I am talking about. There are tons of recipes for all different types of gluten free, or grain free, or paleo pancakes, but somehow they never really make the grade. They are often … Continue reading Pancakes: Too Good to Be True?
What do you do with a jar full of granola and 3 lbs of perfectly ripe peaches from the CSA? Um, make peach cobbler, of course! We had kind of a tough time finishing our peaches from the CSA last week. Many of them over ripened quickly, so I put them in the fridge to … Continue reading Peach Cobbler
This weekend my CrossFit Route 1 team and I competed in the NorthEast CrossFit Regionals at Reebok Headquarters in Canton, MA. To ensure we were well nourished throughout the weekend’s competition my good friend Kendra Hewitt made each of the team members a care package. Inside this care package was one of the most delicious, … Continue reading Prosciutto and Spinach Egg Cups
I had the urge to bake something last night. Something luscious,something buttery, something undeniably cake-like. What can I say...old habits die hard 🙂 So, instead of reaching for my trusted Bette Crocker cookbook and churning out something that would be absolutely delicious, but leave me feeling less than spectacular afterward, I reached for this cookbook … Continue reading Berry Good Scones