Pineapple Coconut Plant Based Granola

I was standing in the Whole Foods cereal/granola aisle reading the ingredients of nearly every “healthy” granola on the shelves… and then I gave up. They weren’t healthy, but they were marketed as healthy with descriptions such as  “gluten-free”, “organic”, “all natural”, and so on. Here’s the thing. Whether it’s granola or any other processed…

Samoas (Caramel deLites) GF, Vegan, Paleo

Gluten-free, vegan, healthy samoas (Caramel deLites)!

Paleo Raw Cookie Dough

Are you one of those people who blissfully *ignores* the raw egg warnings and eats raw cookie dough by the spoonful? Don’t feel bad. Everyone does it… but stop. And eat this instead. It’s a healthy, paleo, and raw cookie dough recipe without any of the butter, sugar, flour, or raw eggs. Ahhh yes, enjoy! What…

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

 Pumpkin everything. Yup. Judge me. After countless Fall seasons, a plethora of sugar laden mixes in the ‘health’ food stores, and numerous failed recipes on the internet, I’ve finally come up with the one. And this one is anything but your BASIC pumpkin bread. One because it’s paleo and two it’s actually healthy. This pumpkin bread is moist (we all hate…

Peppermint Johnny’s

My family has a history of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as do most families living in the US. Heart Disease is huge in America. It affects 1 in 3 Americans and one person in America dies of a cardiovascular disease every 40 seconds. Actually, the problem goes beyond America: it affects most people in the world, no matter where they…

Dad’s Homemade Chicken Soup (Paleo)

WINTER is coming. Okfineit’salreadyhere. I just try to pretend it’s not. Regardless of whether or not you like winter (I DO NOT), one truth is that pretty much everybody gets sick. I grew up in New England and used to teach young children, so I have gotten a cold/sinus infection roughly 1,983 times or so. I now consider…

Homemade Chicken Stock

Don’t buy packaged chicken broth. It’s full of sodium, plus it’s so easy to make your own at home… one that tastes better and is less expensive. If you’re anything like me, making homemade broth especially without bouillons, seems intimidating. However, it’s actually super easy  to make and it’s far more nutritious. This recipe will be necessary for a few…

Pie Bite Trilogy

  Holiday Pie Bite Trilogy (Apple, Maple Pecan,& Pumpkin Bites) These tiny little bites of goodness are inspired by my love of LaraBars. If you have 5 minutes of time and want to save yourself some money, just take a little trip over to see my good friend Trader Joe’s house and get yourself some bags…

What about Asiago Cheese??

Confession: I love cheese. This cheese obsession led me to connect with the Asiago Cheese Consortium, a wonderful place that you’re about to read all about. Yay.   Get ready to be enlightened. Until recently, I didn’t know that authentic Asiago cheese only comes from the Asiago plateau in Italy and all other “Asiago” cheese is just an…

Pumpkin Skinny Spice Latte (Iced and Hot)

Pumpkin Coffee Time. It’s fall and that means one thing… PUMPKIN time. Which means PUMPKIN COFFEEEEEEEEE. My favorite kind of coffee. Literally. It’s a problem. I seriously have to watch myself in the fall, because pumpkin drinks are everywhere and they are usually around 300-600 calories each. Truth.   My all time favorite place is Dunkin Donuts. The pumpkin coffee there only has…