Berry Mint Blast Smoothie

This is a nice ending to a meal or between meal snack.  If you added your favorite protein powder then it would suffice as a meal.  It is creamy because of the avocado, and full of calcium because of the almond milk brand, and chia seeds, like 64% of your day’s supply.  Something about mint…

Sugar

  Sugar is part of our survival, it gives us energy and an edge, and helps us store fat.  Never in history have we had so much access to it and even though our production mechanisms have adapted to make it so readily available in pure form and given top billing in so many processed…

Are You A Picky Eater?

If you’re like me, sometimes and maybe many times I am.  I want to make sure I’m getting the best that’s available.  I’ve been criticized that I eat too many veggies or that I won’t eat people’s special occasion desserts. Pickiness comes from habit, emotions and tastes learned as well as from health needed.  I…

A Better You

Are you in a stuck holding pattern of not sleeping well, carrying around extra weight, still taking meds for high blood pressure or diabetes, having trouble with your digestion or just not feeling your best?  I am holding a class for you so that you can address these issues in a way that you can…

Dandelion and Parsnip Soup

Since I’ve been on this lower carb way of eating, along with restoring some digestive disorders at the same time, I’m learning to make peace with one of the five tastes: bitter.  It turns out that bitter foods is one of the key elements helping me to balance not only my blood sugar, but my…

Wilted Curly Endive Salad

Have you ever been stumped and had to ask for help?  That would be me.  I didn’t know what to do about my climbing blood sugars and in spite of my best efforts to bring them down, they aren’t cooperating. So, I saw a functional nutritionist the other day and after an extensive blood work…

Cheesy Amaranth Biscuits

Some family members and I can’t do wheat products very well, and so I’m the alternative flour queen. I know that amaranth works well for our family, even though it is not really a grain, but a seed, with a high calcium content, a fighter of diabetes, a natural hormone balancer and can replace flours and…

High Protein Banana Oat Bran Muffins

I went to put on some bacon and realized that I would have to  make a run to the store (since there wasn’t enough for everyone to have 2 or three slices, and you KNOW how sizzling bacon gets people out of bed from a dead sleep), but I thought, now, let’s make some muffins…

Black Beans

Gotta love the beans and these beans are easiest to digest because of the overnight soaking and then slow cooking with kombu seaweed.  It helps remove the gas-producing properties, according to Dr. Weil, and I also know that adding kombu helps our overstressed thyroid and adrenal glands with the added iodine from the source that so many…

Breakfast Salad

Here was my concept this morning. In my quiet time I was writing out and processing all my feelings and then wrote up a salad idea, of which I eat for breakfast ever so often.      I sketched it out on my iPhone’s little notepad. Then made a little check box for myself and said,…

Cinnamon Pear Buckwheat Muffins

Simple ingredients equals rockin’ muffin nutrition.  They have just a hint of sweetness, plenty of protein, good carbs and chia fiber (thumbs up source of calcium) so that your blood sugar is stable, and you’re calm, which makes them a grab and go for the high functioning non-morning humanoid. Done the night before, keeps out the door a bit more stress free…

Pete’s Chicken Paprika

Since bone broths are all the rage now, I want to share a recipe that’s been in my husband’s family for years, with his twist and some of my allowed modifications according to him. This is a stewed chicken dish that has a reduced broth of intensified, melded chicken and pepper flavor with the kick…

Amaranth Chia Cherry Bowl

Amaranth is one of those grains that A Blood Types do well on…as well as those who don’t handle wheat and gluten all that famously. It is nutty in flavor.  For this recipe, I soak the amaranth and chia over night with the water (and leave it out on the stove, covered). Doesn’t take long,…

Sweet Potato Chorizo Hash

Sweet potato is considered paleo, did you not know? Ahhhh maybe because the word “sweet” is in it, you thought that might not be a good idea.  Sweet potatoes have so many benefits because they are a whole food.  Don’t get me started or you’ll starve before you ever get to the recipe. Serves 4-6….