Ingredient-Challenge Monday: Pumpkin Spice Steamer (Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)

With cold mornings and a plentiful squash harvest, my mouth has been watering at the thought of pumpkin bread, pumpkin pies and more; but sometimes I just want something warm and sweet that will satisfy my pumpkin craving without taking a lot of time. This Pumpkin Spice Steamer is a delicious solution to those sugar-laden […]

ICM July Winning Recipe: Berry Almond Crunch by Heather, the Gluten-Free Cat and Challenge-Ingredient Announcement!

I can’t believe we haven’t had an Ingredient Challenge Monday since July, but with the Healthy Lunchbox Series overlapping the 2nd Monday in both August and September, missing those months just couldn’t be helped! That being said, with Bountiful Baskets offering blueberries in bulk this summer, I enjoyed the extra time to review and re-review […]

Coconut Flour Apple Crumble (nut-free)

When Phoebe invited me to her Virtual Viewing Party and All-American Potluck, the first thing that popped into my mind was apple pie. I mean, besides hot dogs, what is more American than apple pie? Only, I am not a huge fan of apple pie. Don’t ask me why, I am not 100% certain; I […]

Healthy Lunchbox 2012: Slowcooker Paleo Eggplant Parmesan

You’ve heard me (as well as other bloggers) talk about planned-overs and how they make for great lunches. Well, sometimes lunch needs to be a prequel. Sometimes a meal is just too good to wait until dinner… When cooked overnight in a crock and you have a thermos ready to help keep it warm… Well, let’s […]

Healthy Lunchbox 2012: Janet from The Taste Space-Steam, Bake, Boil, Shake

Janet from The Taste Space- Steam, Bake, Boil, Shake  is a regular contributor to my monthly challenge, otherwise known as Ingredient Challenge Monday and since I try every recipe entered into the challenge, I am very familiar with how delicious her recipes are. Imagine my excitement when Janet volunteered to join in on this year’s […]

Healthy Lunchbox 2012

Welcome to Healthy Lunchbox 2012! One year ago, I had an idea… Every year the struggle to fill my children’s lunchboxes with healthy foods they will enjoy seems to become a little more complicated. To keep things interesting, I asked some of my favorite bloggers for some help. Thus, the Healthy Lunchbox Series was born. […]

Roasted Red Pepper Paleo Hummus

I must admit that, when giving up legumes, hummus was not high on my list of things I would miss. Don’t get me wrong…I love a good hummus. It’s just not one of those things that was on our regular shopping list.  In fact, previously, I might purchase hummus once a year and I might […]

Roasted Garlic, Basil and Tomato Paleo Tart

This week on FoodNetwork Summer Fest, food and garden bloggers are joining up to share their favorite tomato recipes. I don’t know about the other Summer Fest bloggers, but for me this was no easy task.  You see, tomatoes are a staple in our home. Quartered tomatoes are the perfect side with our morning breakfast. […]

Growing Up Isn’t So Bad, Peter Pan Squash Spiced Oven Fries

Today on FoodNetwork Summer Fest, food and garden bloggers are joining up to highlight the vibrant staple: Summer Squash. Oddly enough, the title “Summer Squash” has less to do with the time a squash is grown or harvested and more to do with the sustainability of a squash. You see, summer squash like zucchini, yellow […]

Plum Pickin’ Pineapple Jam

This time of the year our pantry and refrigerator is overloaded with all kinds of delicious produce. Most recently, with the help of Bountiful Baskets we have received an overabundance of fruits like cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums and pineapples. So much so that even my large family cannot keep up. What’s a girl to do?  […]