Pumpkin Pie-Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Nick loves pumpkin everything. So, pumpkin everything it is! Have you ever baked pumpkin pie pumpkins at home before? The effort is well worth it and my blog How to Make Pumpkin at Home for All Your Fall Favorites (Starting with Pumpkin Seeds) will get your pumpkin roasted and your pumpkin seeds toasted. Now for the…

BBQ Rub Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are filling and delicious, we eat them several times a week in our house. Raw and roasted are my favorite (seriously, try a bite raw sometime.) For something new, I added BBQ rub to the oil and sweet potatoes before the oven and yum. I cannot wait to make them again. Here’s the…

Rustic and Chunky Paleo Beef Stroganoff

I’ve wanted to prepare Stroganoff with Almond Milk, and I finally did it! The results? Perfect. I kept everything chunky and rustic for a very hearty dish and it turned out just delicious! Rustic and Chunky Paleo Beef Stroganoff 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 tablespoons water 1 pound stew beef, large chunks 8 ounces mushrooms,…

Baked Peaches with Walnuts and Raspberry Sauce

Believe it or not, cooking and working on my books on the road is much easier than you may think. Without “my” kitchen, and “my” typical surroundings, I have to make new things, and create from whatever is available to me. This sparks so many new ideas, and I love what I’ve come up with…

Sweet Purple Sweet Potatoes

I love sweet potatoes and I like that there are so many things you can do with them. Roasted sweet potato fries are a staple in my weekly kitchen. Also, have you ever tried a sweet potato chunk raw? Because you should. They’re delicious. Purple sweet potatoes are gorg! Have you had them? I made…

Broccoli with Sesame Dressing

I love broccoli, but I know not everyone does (my husband included.) So, broccoli gets a makeover every time I make it. Sometimes it’s oven-roasted with lemon and spices, and other times, topped with cheese and pepper. This time, it got a little Chinese spin with take out flavor and toasted sesame seeds to finish….

Sauteed, and Sliced Zucchini, Onion, and Mushroom

Are there any foods you like the smell of, but not the taste? This was me, and mushrooms. My Mom loved them, and sauteed them often, but as much as I liked the smell, I never wanted to eat them. Then came this dish. This side dish was made for me by a friend, and…

Oatmeal Berry Breakfast Cookies

I wish I had more time. There are so many things I want to make, and so many combinations I want to try. Breakfast cookies are no exception. Oats, honey, chia seeds, and either applesauce or mashed banana are the set ingredients for these yummy, healthy bites. This time I added fresh strawberries and blueberries,…

Cinnamon Raisin Chia Pudding

Another raisin recipe to love! Chia seeds have the funnest consistency, and I use them in almost anything, from plain water to protein shakes. And, to make pudding, too. And guess what? Start to finish, this recipe takes only 3 minutes to prep. That’s it! Plus, it’s vegan, and paleo, making it a great choice…

Almond Butter Ants on a Log

I know just the title brings you back. If you didn’t like this snack when you were little, you know someone who did! While I detest raw celery, and would only scoop the nut butter and raisins off, this was, and is, still a favorite of my hubby’s. He prefers almond butter, so that’s what…