Posts Tagged "healthy gluten free recipes"

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Curried Cauliflower Salad with Celery, Mint and Apricots

Curried Cauliflower Salad with Celery, Mint and Apricots

Appetizers & Sides,Lunch & Dinner,Salad & Soup

I love everything about this salad.  It is refreshing, healthy, flavorful, colorful, sweet, spicy, and totally satisfying.   It's perfect for lunch or as a side at dinner with some chicken or salmon.  It's great to take camping or bring to a potluck.   It's just a great dish. The weather has been so warm in Crested Butte that camping is on my mind.  Eric is already talking about taking our camper van to Fruita this weekend.  It's not a bad idea-  it's supposed to be 70 degrees there.   When I camp I like to prepare food at home and then bring it camping.  Mainly because I don't like doing dishes when I am camping.   This is one of those salads…

Sauteed Cabbage with Fennel, Apples and Ground Lamb

Sauteed Cabbage with Fennel, Apples and Ground Lamb

Lunch & Dinner

I made this recipe for a presentation at Natural Chef School on digestive wellness and healing the gut.   I practiced several times before the presentation as I had to make it in a certain time frame and well to be honest, talking in front of a group is my least favorite thing to do.    It really is my very least favorite thing to do.  I wanted to be prepared.  Not that I am alone- it's most peoples.  Any more than 3 people at a cocktail party listening to me tell a story and I start to break a little sweat.   I heard a talk once about giving speeches and the speaker said for most people talking in front of…

Lemon Basil Loaf  (grain free)

Lemon Basil Loaf (grain free)

Baked Goods,Kid Friendly,Snacks & Sweets

Panic set it.  What have I done? Why did I push for this?  Oh my goodness. What was I thinking? There I was standing in my driveway in the middle of the night in the freezing cold... so our puppy could go potty. sigh. I haven't had a pet since I was in high school.   This is a big transition for me. And then I looked up and saw the sky sparkling and twinkling- a sight I am not often awake and outside to witness.  And at 9,000 ft it's pretty spectacular.   Suddenly I wasn't so panicked. I took a deep breath and thought, it's going to be okay. It's going to be great. Our new puppy, Nutmeg, has…

Grain Free Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash Noodles

Grain Free Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash Noodles

Kid Friendly,Lunch & Dinner

This is  comfort food at it's best.  A family style meal that is so tasty.  So filling.   So good for the body and soul.  Yum! I tell Max that in high school I won't be able to make enough meatballs- he and his friends will eat them all.  But for now, he's not biting.  So until then,  I freeze the leftovers.   Eric takes them for lunch.  I defrost some here and there for an easy dinner.  They don't usually last too long.  I'll have to double the recipe when my kids get a bigger appetite and are more adventurous. To mix these meatballs, the best tools are your hands.  Get them messy and mix all these ingredients with your…

Oat and Buckwheat Molasses Muffins

Oat and Buckwheat Molasses Muffins

Baked Goods,Breakfast,Kid Friendly

These are some tasty muffins.  I love the combination of nutty oats and earthy buckwheat flour.  Add some maple syrup, molasses and cinnamon and you have yourselves a winner. These healthy and hearty gluten free muffins are sure to start your day off on a good note.  Despite it's name, buckwheat is not actually wheat.   Buckwheat groats are gluten free and when cooked are often called Kasha. Buckwheat is high in magnesium which is so important as magnesium is needed in order for our bodies to absorb (more…)

Blueberry-Rosemary Soda

Blueberry-Rosemary Soda

Appetizers & Sides,Uncategorized

It's hot out there.   Even at 9,000 feet.   I can't image what it's like elsewhere around the country. This refreshing drink will surely cool you off. It's the peak of blueberry season and this is a great way to enjoy those plump sweet berries.   Combined with rosemary, lemon and honey syrup,  this is a wonderful drink to enjoy in the heat of the day. Rosemary is one of my go to herbs.  I recently  learned  that is a great herb to stimulate memory.  It has been a symbol of remembrance since ancient times.   And apparently Shakespeare knew this as a line in the play Hamlet is "There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance: pray you, love, remember.”  New studies…

Mango and Beet Salad

Mango and Beet Salad

Salad & Soup

                        Drawers emptied, furniture stored away, cars packed full on their way west... bags unpacked, drawers filled, google maps sucking the battery life from my iphone as we try to find the park where soccer practice starts in 3 minutes,  the kids brave through their first couple days of school and I am standing in front of the produce section of one of the biggest Wholefoods I have ever been in, mouth agape, as my eyes go from left to right, right to left and back again and again as I look in awe at the variety of produce before me. I think I'm gonna like it here.   Did…

Herbed Shrimp with Mango Salsa

Herbed Shrimp with Mango Salsa

Appetizers & Sides,Lunch & Dinner

I am very excited to share my new and improved recipe blog with you!  With a cleaner look and an easier way to search through recipes, I hope you enjoy the site and are inspired to cook a healthy meal for you and yours! Herbed grilled shrimp is a great start.   It has been our go-to dish for parties and picnics this summer.   The fresh herbs in this dish are perfect for summer and the mango salsa adds a juicy sweetness with a little kick from the jalapeno.   If you don't have time to make the mango salsa, the herbed shrimp are great on their own too. If you do feel up to making the salsa, the easiest…

Crispy Artichokes

Crispy Artichokes

Appetizers & Sides

  I watched David Rocco make a raw artichoke salad on his show months ago and my mouth dropped. "That is so easy," I thought.   He removed most of the outer leaves of the artichoke and then thinly sliced the remaining part, added some olive oil and parmesan and ate it raw.    I immediately tried it but his artichoke must have been a lot fresher than mine.   Probably picked that day from an artichoke plant in his yard.     I threw my raw artichoke salad into a skillet with some olive oil and garlic cooked it for about 5-10 minutes.  Viola, a wonderful salad. It reminded me  of a late night meal I had in New…

Tuna and Kalamata Olive Salad

Tuna and Kalamata Olive Salad

Lunch & Dinner,Salad & Soup

It’s been a while. It is really nice to be back on the blog. I hope you are all enjoying Spring wherever you are. I just returned from 2 amazing weeks at the beach and feel so refreshed and ready to go. Early morning walks on the beach are one of my favorite ways to start the day. I am going to miss that fine white sand on my toes. Spring at 9,000 feet is always interesting. It was nice to see almost of all the snow melted from our driveway when we got home and a warmish sunny day to greet us. The kids were a little disappointed that their sledding hill disappeared while we were away but they…

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