Monday, October 16, 2017

Lamb Burgers with Pesto

Are you craving Lamb tonight?  As we approach Fall our cravings begin to change and this is definitely one of those fall meals that will satisfy everyone at your dinner table.  Well that is of course if you don't have kids under the age of 10...getting them to even smell a lamb burger is an accomplishment.  Hopefully your kids aren't as picky as mine!! 

The herbs and spices in this dish bring out something amazing in the meat so don't leave those out and never leave off the special nut pesto sauce on top as that brings the dish to the next level!  Everyone who has been a guest at our house loves the dish.  Get after it and enjoy!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Mmm Mmm Good GF Granola

We spent last weekend in Portland, Oregon for my nephews wedding and had an incredible time catching up with family.  My older sister who used to not cook or know how to really eat healthy until I showed her how easy it is about 9 years ago, has now surpassed me on many things in the realm of cooking healthy and I couldn't be more proud of her.  It is so awesome to be able to share ideas and recipes with your own family and learn new tricks here and there when you all believe how important it is to eat clean and listen to what your individual bodies are telling you.  Who would have thought that my sister would be such a pro now on knowing what to eat.  This gluten free granola recipe is one of hers and it is the bomb!  

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 Soufflé 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!