Tomatoless Italian sauce has a big dose of veggies

Tomatoless Italian Meat Sauce

Tomatoless Italian meat sauce with spaghetti squash

My 30-day commitment to a paleo autoimmune diet is complete. And although I haven’t seen dramatic health benefits, Read More »

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A romantic Valentine’s Day dinner: duck breast with balsamic grape sauce

Slow-Roasted Duck Breast With Balsamic Grape Sauce

Slow-roasted duck breast with balsamic-grape sauce and roasted Brussels sprouts, February 2014

For a romantic Valentine’s Day, why not treat your sweetheart to an out-of-the ordinary home-cooked dinner? Read More »

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A fancy, fruity special-occasion dessert

Mango-Banana Pudding

Mango-banana pudding with vanilla-coconut crackle topping

Dessert for a special dinner or an occasion like Valentine’s Day can be a big challenge when there are food intolerances or dietary restrictions. Read More »

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Banana-coconut cookies for on-the-go energy

Banana- Coconut Cookies

Banana-coconut cookies, January 2014

Several days into my January paleo autoimmune/anti-inflammatory diet, there are some aspects that are working and others I’m still working through. Read More »

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Flavorful pesto spaghetti sauce is adaptable to many diets

Pesto-Olive Spaghetti Sauce

Pesto-olive spaghetti sauce, January 2014

As I write this I’ve been eating according to an autoimmune protocol (AIP) for a couple of weeks. 

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Simple spinach pesto recipe

Spinach Pesto

Spinach pesto, January 2014

This winter pesto recipe uses spinach and has no nuts or Parmesan cheese. Read More »

Spaghetti squash ‘noodles’ recipe

When you bake spaghetti squash and drag a fork over the pulp, it magically forms tiny strands. These “noodles” are a perfect and nutritious stand-in for pasta on a paleo diet. Read More »

A new year, a new challenge

Cream of Chicken Soup

Paleo cream of chicken soup, January 2014

January is the perfect month to try something new. It’s usually quiet after the holiday hubbub, and it’s easier to stick with change Read More »

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A tale of two soups, and a slow-cooker ‘two-fer’

Chicken Broth

Chicken broth, January 2014

My husband leaves the evening meal cooking to me, but he usually fends for himself for breakfast and lunch. Read More »

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Aromatherapy bath salts for gift giving or your enjoyment

Bath Salts

Bath salts, December 2013

Here’s an idea for a Christmas gift you can give to family and friends, or for your own probably-much-needed energizing or relaxation Read More »

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Homemade honey ‘Tootsie Rolls,’ with (or without) a kick

Honey-Chipotle Tootsie Rolls

Honey-chipotle tootsie rolls, December 2013

When we visit family in western Colorado, a favorite outing is a trip to Ouray, a quaint town in the mountains. Read More »

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Use leftover turkey in a rustic and nutritious soup

Turkey-Butternut Squash Soup With Celery Root

Turkey-butternut squash soup with celery root, December 2013

How have you been using your Thanksgiving leftovers? A couple of my less successful tries in previous years Read More »

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