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Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

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Vegan Scalloped potatoes!  These are Ah-Mazing and Delicious! Potatoes are high in L-lysine, a nutrient which is anti-viral, so we eat them weekly if not daily.  Usually we just steam up some Yukon Gold’s and sweet potatoes (steaming makes them moist and less need for all the added fat!)   It isn…(Read More)

Raw Gingerbread Cookies

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Medjool dates are creamy and LEGAL in my diet!  I know the world is pretty anti-carbohydrate, but after having Lyme, I revamped my diet.  Gone are the high fat, high protein days and I now live in the world of massive amounts of fruits, veggies, and leafy greens.  We rarely eat grains but when…(Read More)

Winter Veggie Soup

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 Ingredients: 3 Tbsp coconut oil 3 leeks (whites only), chopped 1 sweet onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 4 carrots, peeled, sliced 1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch cubes 8 cups vegetable stock 2, 14 oz glass jars of diced tomatoes (Jovial is one brand) 2 sprigs fresh thyme 1 Tbsp…(Read More)

I’ve gone on a lot of food jags, and followed a lot of food trends, over the years.  So what I’m about to say goes against popular opinion these days. I’m drinking a predominantly fruit-based smoothie each and every morning. Why?  I’ve come to believe that fruit is “the fruit…(Read More)

Wild Rice Stuffing

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Looking for a healthier alternative to the classic Thanksgiving stuffing? Look no further! This recipe does take some time but is so worth it! It’s both lighter and more nutritious than the classic, you will not be disappointed. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (+ a little more for greasing the pan and drizzling…(Read More)

Harvest Vegetable Soup

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I made this soup for dinner last night and it was a huge hit! This is a perfect recipe for this time of year. It is prime time for all of these vegetables, I’m sure you could find them at your local farmers’ market if not in your own garden! The original recipe calls…(Read More)

Here’s something to satisfy your sweet tooth! If you’re not familiar with coconut sugar it is a great alternative to the white processed sugar. You can substitute it 1:1 for regular sugar in any recipe. Also, don’t forget about the Dirty Dozen when buying your produce! The Dirty Dozen is a…(Read More)

Love Your Liver Juice

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 Happy Valentines Day!  This year, I hope to encourage you to love yourself a little differently than years past.  Instead of adding fuel to an already brewing inflammatory fire with dairy, chocolate, and wine…. why not love yourself a healthier way?!   I wrote an article “7 Reasons You Should Take Care…(Read More)

cilantro lime cashew dressing

This is a delightful fresh-tasting sauce.  If you leave it on the thicker side, it’s great as a dip.  If you dilute it a bit, you could also use as a healthy whole-foods salad dressing. The fresh lime juice is a deal breaker – it really adds to the recipe! And, cilantro is…(Read More)

As you probably know by now, I changed my diet when I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease in 2015.  If you are new to chronic Lyme, being diagnosed with it is about like being told you have cancer.  Or at least that is my experience.  There aren’t many answers for…(Read More)

Vegan Mushroom Gravy

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Whether you are paleo or plant-based, potatoes or mock-cauli-potatoes, are a staple at most Thanksgiving tables.  Both are healthy for you.  If you are paleo, it is important to eat a lot of veggies if you are healing a chronic condition.  If you are vegan or vegetarian, you need healthy plant-based…(Read More)

apple cranberry stuffing

Can you believe it’s that time of year already?? This apple-cranberry combo is perfect for the holiday season, not to mention its grain-free! You’ve probably heard all about the anti-oxidant benefits of cranberries and maybe even the fact that they help prevent urinary tract infections. Doctors have actually been recommending…(Read More)

Sweet potato is a healing and nutritious vegetable.   They help to lower blood pressure and reduce stress. They are one of the best anti-cancer foods, and can particularly help to prevent breast, colon, lung, skin, and oral cancers.  Food IS medicine! Using a potato as a base is an easy way to…(Read More)

It’s finally feeling like fall this week, the town is covered with orange and yellow leaves and we even have snow in the mountains! I love fall and all the new foods it brings! Brussels sprouts are incredibly nutritious – rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins C, A, and E, and alkalizing minerals…(Read More)

pumpkin bisque soup

Pumpkin Bisque

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Fall is here.  The garden is pumpkin’ing out pumpkins & squash!  Ha! We’re starting to have some chilly days here in Montana. It’s feeling like fall and has me craving soup! I love love love soup for lunch!  I still eat a lot of my fav soup ever – Spinach Soup – but now…(Read More)

Summertime Green Gazpacho

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Happy Labor Day weekend! Before heading out for a fun long weekend, I wanted to share a recipe from the blog I’m Bored Let’s Go…  As you know, we garden and it’s pumping out the veggies.  This cold soup is tasty and refreshing, especially in the “dog days of summer…(Read More)

I love zucchini but if you’re getting as much of it in your garden as I am, you may be looking for ways to use it up! Look no further- this is a one pot meal you can make in under 30 minutes. Perfect for a healthy lunch, dinner, or summer side, this meal…(Read More)

Zucchini w avocado sauce

Zucchini noodles are so popular for a lot of reasons right now.  Paleo folks love them because they are grain-free and low-carb. I love them because I have a personal goal to eat as many servings of fruits, veggies, and leafy greens as I can each day.  These definitely count! Our garden is…(Read More)

I love this lightened up version of potato salad. I use organic Yukon Gold potatoes as they are creamy and moist, and don’t require a lot of dressing and/or liquid like potato salad usually does.   Since I gave up eggs (mayonnaise), this is my go-to recipe! It is light, lemony, and delicious…(Read More)

Here’s an amazing frozen dessert recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth this summer! Here in Montana, we are known for our cherries and this is a great way to incorporate them into a meal or use up any extras. I love adding fruit to dessert to add natural sweetness without all the added sugar…(Read More)

As you maybe know, I eat a VERY plant-based diet.  And my main focus is to eat fruits, veggies (starchy or non-starchy) and leafy greens. And although we raise our own beef and can buy an organic hog each year, I also have been minimizing my animal fats and using more avocado and…(Read More)

I know.  It sounds AWFUL.  I saw a post for raw spinach soup and how nutritious it was but it took me MONTHS to actually try it.  It was okay.  I’d eat it again.  But, I like my new & improved version a lot better. I PROMISE if you try this, you will like…(Read More)

  I have a lot of goals in life, but in regards to my food & diet, one of my goals is to eat a WIDE variety of plant foods.  I believe they are all medicinal although we don’t always have the research to prove it.  Yet.  Anyway,  fennel is…(Read More)

Here’s another twist on a classic Chinese take-out favorite. Instead of rice it uses cauliflower “rice” to give it the same texture as rice but more health benefits. Cauliflower is loaded with vitamin C, potassium, sulfur, fiber and folic acid- it’s a healthy option as a side with any dinner or even…(Read More)

Looking for a last minute Thanksgiving side? Look no further! Sweet potatoes and butternut squash are naturally sweet and with the lightly sweetened pecans on top, this slightly sweet dish is the perfect compliment to your savory Thanksgiving plate. Pecans provide potassium, protein, iron, magnesium, and calcium; while both sweet potatoes and butternut squash are…(Read More)

Butternut squash is another fall favorite of mine. It’s great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and fiber. This versatile vegetable is great in soups, as a side, mashed, roasted, or stuffed. Ingredients: 1 large butternut squash ~3 Tbsp pure maple syrup, just enough to coat 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon Salt &amp…(Read More)

Cranberry sauce

Cranberry Sauce

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 Here’s another Thanksgiving classic! See my post on Apple-Cranberry Stuffing too! This recipe is great because there’s no added sugar like most cranberry sauce recipes. There is honey in it but you need it to balance the tartness of the cranberries, feel free to start with less and add it in slowly…(Read More)

broccoli with tahini sauce vegan

Creamy Tahini Broccoli

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I love recipes with less than 5 ingredients! It makes cooking good food fun and easy! This recipe is so good and only uses THREE ingredients! Tahini is just ground sesame seeds.  Kind of like peanut butter is just ground peanuts.  Tahini is easy to digest, a plant source of protein, and loaded…(Read More)

I planted mint in my garden, not realizing that it would take over, so I’ve been searching around for great recipes using mint! This one makes a great side for any dinner. Mint is a functional food and provides many natural benefits. Because of the specific antioxidants in mint, it has been proven to…(Read More)