Friday, June 30, 2017

Great Friends Great Quiche!

Spending time with good friends is priceless and I cherish every moment I get to spend with quality people eating quality food!  Brunch the other day brought some good friends together not only for me but also for my boys...time with the ladies while the boys had a playdate always works in our favor!   So a nice grain free quiche was in order.  I've been making this quiche for years!  This is a recipe that I morphed from one of my very very first "Gluten-Free Baking" books that my mother-in-law bought me over 15 years ago by Rebecca Reilly.  Its still a go-to book for me especially around my kids birthdays.  I realized when the ladies all asked me for the recipe that I had actually never blogged it so it is about time.  The crust is from one of my other recipes, the Paleo Raspberry Streusel Bars minus the almond extract.  I hope you try this one out this summer and enjoy!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Gingered Squash Sweet Potato Pie

I just love when I have a recipe that is so good I can tweak and morph it into something new with exciting seasonal flavors. Who can resist a good Winter Comfort Food side dish? Not me!  This is a version of my Sweet Potato SoufflĂ© recipe but using less potato and adding a butternut squash and delicate squash if you happen to just have one on your counter.  If you don't know what a delicate squash is, definitely look it up and give it a try this time of year.  Fresh Harvest is keeping me honest on eating seasonal and again I have incorporated something into our diet that I would have never tried before.  I've also added the ginger and cinnamon to this creation and asked my husband what flavors he could taste..."pumpkin" was his reply...oh man totally pumpkin pie flavor without the pumpkin.  I've made this with and without the maple syrup and both ways is delicious so I will say maple syrup is optional unless you are actually going to make this into a dessert.  Make your favorite crust and you'll have the healthiest most delicious dessert  to serve.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Ali's B&B Egg Casserole

There was a time when my sister was on a bed and breakfast kick thinking that she wanted to open one so she had a knack of eating at restaurants and recreating the food that she ate in her own kitchen.  It always amazed me at how she would pick apart a meal and find all the wonderful tastes that were combined to create such a delicious meal and then make it her own.   This recipe goes way back and came from one of her creations originally called "Victoria' Monterey Eggs".  She gave me a hand written note with no date but I want to say this was somewhere around 1998.  I've made this a few times and each time a little different depending on the ingredients I've had on hand which is why you will see so many ingredients listed as "optional".  I love the flexibility of this recipe and that each time it comes out fantastic.  My husband loves it because he can have immediate breakfast to go in the morning for work if I make this on a Sunday.  Serves 6.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Chicken Surprise

In search of trying to get my kids to eat better and healthier I came across this book, The Secrets of a Paleo Diet for Kids.  Looking for anything that my picky eaters might go for brought me to this one.  My sister and made it for the first time over the summer and we were more surprised than the kids...haha!  Both her kids were super and actually ate their little packets of yummieness and one even said she really liked it.  YEAH that's a small victory that I will take.  My kids on the other hand, one of three tried it but only ate a couple of bites with no comment...so typical....boohoo.  So it wasn't a success for my kids but probably a good one for most kids out there and definitely one for the whole family, my husband loves it.  The original recipe calls for chicken breast which I have done but we prefer the thighs, carrots which are great too if your kids aren't into sweet potatoes and if you don't have one of those dried herbs try throwing in one of your favorites.  It's pretty forgiving and adaptable. And...

It has my three key points for deciding to post a recipe: QUICK, EASY & DELICIOUS!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Bowl of Health--Turmeric Ginger Soup


Anti inflammation magic recovery soup...drink it cold, hot, for breakfast lunch or dinner...

Fresh Harvest seasonal veggies inspired soup...  I can't get enough of the Georgia local Farmers picks where I don't have to decide what to buy.  The produce arrives and I get to figure out what to do with it. So much fun and exciting.  When the tumeric root showed up I wasn't quite sure what to do with it but then it dawned on me that this would be the most perfect ingredient to kick off the perfect soup that will aid in our constant fight to balance our bodies and reduce inflammation.  If you haven't heard or looked into this and are struggling with disease, allergies or just plain jane sickies, your body has inflammation that needs to be addressed.  Your body is only inflamed because it is doing all it knows to combat a poor nutrition diet.  Get your inflammation under control and see the power your body has now to fight off infection, disease and keep your allergies at bay.  Take control now so your body can do what it is designed to do.  Eliminate the culprit...inflammation, and start living again!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Okra Anyone???

Who would have thought that this California turned Georgia girl would ever like Okra...why in the world would anyone like that weird slimy looking veg from the south??? Thats what I always thought and from talking with some friends I'm not the only one.  But I'm serious when I tell you I have found a new love and can't stop eating the "slimy stuff".  Haha!!  Although don't worry when you cook it like this there is no slime

Once again Fresh Harvest has introduced me to a new seasonal veggie in my weekly basket and given me the little nug in the right direction on the proper fixins of this interesting looking veggie.  If any of you bake your broccoli in the oven this is basically the same exact process of drizzling with olive oil, sprinkling with salt and pepper and baking until done.  Oh so good!

Here's what you'll want to get and do...