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Gorgeous Fruit Salad

When my husband and I lived / worked in New Zealand, we thought it funny when the Kiwi’s described their foods, especially desserts, as “gorgeous”.  We’d only used that term to describe appearance, not taste. Well world, have I got a gorgeous (looking and testing) simple, summer salad for you!  Bring it to any and all social gatherings!  It will be the most beautiful dish … Continue reading Gorgeous Fruit Salad

RECIPE: Chard Wraps

Needs something you can grab in a hurry? Detoxing but tired of veggies and salmon? Trying to figure out how to eat right/well/cheap/satisfying?  The wraps are a great low-carb, gluten-free, alkaline, wheel food, paleo-friendly, whole 30, detoxing option. Make a batch and then pull ’em from the fridge all week.   INGREDIENTS: Chard Leaves, 5-6 Organic Rotisserie Chicken, 1/2 Avocado, 2 Humus (optional), 10 Tbsp Lemon … Continue reading RECIPE: Chard Wraps

RECIPE: Simple Spring Salad

Some people taste soap when they eat cilantro.  Stinks to be them!  This salad is easy to make and is a crowd pleaser! (Unless you’re the soapy cilantro type) In a large bowl combine: 2 cups spinach 2 cups arugula 1 avocado, diced 1/2 can corn  OR even better, the kernels from 2 roasted ears of corn 3 celery stocks, chopped 1/8-1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 1 bunch cilantro to … Continue reading RECIPE: Simple Spring Salad

RECIPE: Hemp Seed Pesto

Love Pesto? Is it weird to want to rub fresh basil leaves all over me? That fragrance, so crisp and clean.  I can’t help but pause and sniff it in once I’ve plucked off a fresh leaf.  But, I digress… Pesto…it’s not just for pasta!  Make some to smear on sandwiches instead of mustard or mayo, scramble it in eggs, add a dollop to a cracker with a … Continue reading RECIPE: Hemp Seed Pesto

RECIPE: Healthy Breakfast Muffin Bars

Tired of spending heaps on “bars” that are packed with sugar? Need a quick treat that keeps you sated all morning long? Have a taste of these breakfast cups! Depending on the kind of oats you use, they can be gluten Free and oh so nutritious. Pump up the protein by adding nuts or seeds. You can also make them more dessert-ish by adding dark … Continue reading RECIPE: Healthy Breakfast Muffin Bars

RECIPE: Simple Mushroom Risotto

Looking for a simple, savory, filling winter dish? This number makes a great side item to pair with steak, pork or chicken, but it’s hardy enough to be served as the main course! Easy to make and serves ~ 6 people. Keeps in the fridge all week long.  INGREDIENTS: 1 cup cooked farro (can also use bulgur, brown rice, quinoa or orzo) 1 cup chopped mushrooms 1 … Continue reading RECIPE: Simple Mushroom Risotto

RECIPE: Nut-Rageous Smoothie

Want to curb your sugar cravings? Try this Nut-rageous smoothie, inspired by Mark Hyman. It’s packed with protein to keep you full all morning long, and makes enough to have a second smoothie later in the day or the following morning. I make several jars of the nuts/seed ingredients that I can quickly dump in to my blender. Combine: 2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut 2 Tbsp Flax … Continue reading RECIPE: Nut-Rageous Smoothie