Health Begins in the Kitchen

Recipes

Chocolate Banana Walnut Loaf

Chocolate Banana Walnut Loaf

This absolutely delicious and healthy loaf was inspired by “Chocolate Banana Bread” from The Healthy Coconut Flour Cookbook by Erica Kerwien.  Thank you so much to Erica because this has been a huge hit at my house with my daughter and husband.  It’s a special […]

Vegetable and Pea Curry

Vegetable and Pea Curry

The more colors you can put in a meal, the more gold stars will be passed out by the Nutrition Genies.  Why?  Each color that shows up in a vegetable or fruit means there’s a corresponding anthocyanin or carotenoid (2) waiting to do its unique […]

Chocolate Walnut Fig Bites

Chocolate Walnut Fig Bites

After school is a unpredictable.  A time when calm can quickly morph into chaos depending on a number of factors.  Moods could run from extreme joyousness to downright nastiness (bless her heart).  The bonus is I get to see my daughter after being away from […]

Quinoa, Flax and Chia Porridge

Quinoa, Flax and Chia Porridge

I bet you’re feeling lucky today to have run across a recipe that contains three powerhouse fiber seeds that will bring regularity to your day?  You may have heard from various online sources or even your medical doctor that you need to increase your fiber […]

Gluten and Dairy-Free Banana Cake

Gluten and Dairy-Free Banana Cake

I’ve been thinking about cakes a lot lately.  Is that because May is my birthday month?  Probably.  It’s Mother’s Day this month too so there’s a lot to celebrate.  Oh, and I may not have mentioned that it’s our 20 year anniversary.  Oh yes, it’s […]

Creamy Kale and Chicken Soup (Vegan Option)

Creamy Kale and Chicken Soup (Vegan Option)

Soup is awesome…if it’s creamy then it’s stellar!  So why not take one of the healthiest veggies out there–KALE–and cream it up?  Add a little chicken or any other protein waiting to be paired with something exceptional and you’ve got a complete meal.  What’s so […]

Banana Zucchini Muffins

Banana Zucchini Muffins

Dear Coco, Okay my little Coco bean.  I’ve got a very cool muffin recipe for you.  Did I ever tell you what a sucker I am for muffins?  It started my first year of university.  And in case I don’t tell you a million times […]

Black Cod, Spinach and Mushroom Loaf

Black Cod, Spinach and Mushroom Loaf

I’ve been reading Dave Asprey’s book called Headstrong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster–in Just Two Weeks (1) for the last few weeks and I’m really amazed at all the citations he has that back up his research.  […]

Miso Mung Bean Cauliflower Soup

Miso Mung Bean Cauliflower Soup

One chilly day in early spring I challenged myself to create a warming, delicious and healthy soup recipe containing a few strange ingredients.  Miso Mung Bean Cauliflower Soup was the result.  Although most of the ingredients are not unique to soup-making, the miso and mung […]

Chicken, Broccoli and Sweet Potato Casserole

Chicken, Broccoli and Sweet Potato Casserole

Three of my favorite ingredients in one harmonic culinary chorus!  Plus there’s something very satisfying to me about having all my nutrition essentials in one dish.  Let me explain:  usually I compose a dinner meal with a good protein source (mainly fish, meat or poultry), […]