Recipes: Chicken Piccata

I am in the mecca of Italian restaurants now that I have moved to New Jersey.  Who doesn't like Italian? If you don't, we need to have a serious discussion....more

LOW CARB CINNAMON PECANS

Oven roasted pecans coated in cinnamon are by far my new favorite snack.  It takes very little preparation, minimal dish washing, low carb, gluten-free and Paleo. ...more

Baobab Wellness Presents: Family Fit Brunch Series

  We’ve been planning, crying, talking, hustling and we’re only a few days away from the first of our monthly series Family Fit Brunch. ...more
This sounds like a great event.  Wish I was there to come out and support.more

GLUTEN-FREE BROWNIE TRIFLE

Today I'm sharing a super basic recipe.  This is something I love to make when I have leftover brownies, broken brownies or even cake bits.  A trifle is a great way to repurpose a dessert and is fun for the kids to make. You don't HAVE to make this difficult.  If you want to use boxed brownie and pudding mix and a jar of strawberry preserves go right on ahead. I've done it. No judgment here. ...more

Vegetable Ribbon 'Pasta': Paleo, Gluten-Free and Vegan

I started making vegetable ribbon pasta as a teenager. I was a lanky, moody, pale vegetarian , who loved to spend hours in the kitchen (huh….not much has changed!), and my parents had a bumper crop of zucchini from their enormous garden that was mine to do with as I pleased. I made savory pancakes and zucchini bread and latke-like fritters. But the one recipe I made on repeat was grated zucchini ribbons, simply sautéed with salt and pepper--I couldn’t get enough. ...more

GLUTEN-FREE CINNAMON MUFFINS

This time of year marks the WEEK OF JESS in our house. My husband and I have our wedding anniversary, Mothers Day and then my birthday.  A week of celebrations use to mean a week of treats; it would start with German Chocolate Cake, followed by cookies and ended with a Black Forest Cake.  Now it's  low sugar muffins for breakfast OR cookies and a single slice of cake, I'm slowly growing up. ...more

Sweet Almond Milk

I love nuts (that's what she said) especially ALMONDS!  With 1 cup of raw almonds I can make over 2 cups of almond milk and enough almond meal to bread 2lbs of chicken breast. A little goes a long way. ...more

Dairy-Free Vanilla Pudding

Now that I'm all grown-up and whatnot, I feel that it's important to make things from scratch whenever possible. I know what goes into my food, I savor rather than inhale, and my daughter is growing up in the kitchen...in a good way. This responsible parent thing can be incredibly frustrating, but overall worthwhile.  ...more
BlogHerFood looks & sounds amazing! Great #dairyfree option!more

Rack of Lamb with Fresh Herbs

Spice up your protein routine...literally! Rack of lamb is often thought of as a meal for a special or romantic occasion. This could be due to the high price tag but should not be mistaken as a difficult meal to whip up. The ingredients are simple, fresh and so delicious. All you need are a handful of fresh herbs, olive oil and of course, the rack of lamb. Prepare this dish as a standalone recipe or pair it with a grain and vegetable, such as the polenta and wilted spinach pictured here....more

GLUTEN-FREE SPAGHETTI SQUASH CARBONARA

I feel like I've been dieting my entire life. Even when I say I'm just eating "clean and healthy" the reality is that I'm on a yet another diet. Ugh!  ...more