Sunday, July 17, 2016

Pre-Order your 10-Minute Recipes Book NOW!!


As you all know I am a big fan of real natural foods. I am also a fan of quick and easy meals as well but I will not sacrifice the quality of my food because I am short on time. I love when I find people that share this same philosophy. That is why I am such a big fan of Liana Werner-Gray, Her new book 10-minute recipes is a great book for those of us that are short on time. I met Liana a few years back at a raw food class and have been a fan of hers ever since. You can read about that class ---- > here.

If you don't already own her book The Earth Diet I highly recommend it and you can get it on Amazon now: The Earth Diet. Also you can pre-order her new book 10-Minute Recipes ------ > Here.

In the meantime she shared a recipe from her new book on her facebook page that is amazing and so nutritious.

Cashew Ice Cream Bites with Chocolate Sauce
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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Turkey Broccoli Bites

I'm always looking for new ways to sneak veggies into a meal for myself and definitely for my kids. These turkey broccoli bites are the perfect meal paired with a nice big salad or as a snack anytime. They are kid approved! I know because I can barely keep them on the plate as they run by and keep grabbing them. I usually double the batch when making these because they also freeze good for another meal for a busy night during the week.

1 lb organic ground turkey
1/4 cup pureed broccoli (I make a batch of pureed broccoli and freeze it in portions to use when needed)
1 egg
2-3 tablespoons gluten free bread crumb (you can use Jillians or Chickpea breadcrumbs)
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
pinch pepper
olive oil or coconut oil for cooking

In a mixing bowl beat egg and add all ingredients except for turkey. Mix well until all ingredients are combined. Add the ground turkey and roll into bite size balls or patties. Heat a large skillet on medium heat. Add olive oil or coconut oil to skillet and cook each bite for about 6-7 minutes per side.

Optional Baking Method
These can also be baked on a greased or parchment lined baking sheet in the oven at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Book Giveaway!!

As many of you know from my facebook posts I am a big fan of Vani from, she always has great information and recipes. I'm excited to share the news with all of you that her book will be released on February 10th called The Food Babe Way. Read about it here on Amazon.

I will be giving away a copy to one lucky reader. Good Luck!!

Just enter using our Rafflecoptor giveaway box. The contest will be closing on Saturday 2/10/15, so make sure you come back to enter each day. The winner will be chosen at random.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Creamy Mac and Cheese two ways

Forget using boxed mac and cheese especially the ones with the powered cheese packet. These 2 mac and cheese dishes will satisfy anyone who loves a good mac and cheese without sacrificing your health. The first one is a typical mac and cheese, the kind I had as a kid out of the box and the second is a little healthier adding broccoli to get in an extra veggie. Both are delicious, I hope you enjoy.

1 box gluten free pasta I used these elbows for the first dish and these shells for the second dish
1/4 cup grass fed butter
1/4 cup brown rice flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups unsweetened plain almond milk
2 cups shredded goat cheddar

Cook macaroni according to package directions. In medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.

Stir in the flour, salt and pepper.

Stir in the milk. Cook for 5 minutes then stir in the cheese and cook until melted. Drain macaroni, add to cheese sauce and stir until all is coated.

Broccoli Version:
Steam or boil broccoli until fork goes through easily but not mushy. Transfer to a bowl. When pasta is done add the broccoli along with the pasta to the cheese sauce and stir to combine.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Gluten Free BBQ Chicken Pizza

BBQ chicken pizza is my husband's favorite pizza and now my kids want to have it any time my husband gets it. My goal was to make one just as good as their favorite pizza place but free of all the junk that comes with take out pizza. This pizza was a success! Everyone enjoyed it, including my husband who has been eating BBQ chicken pizza from the same place for at least the last 10 years.

Ingredients per crust:
2 Chicken cutlets breaded in Gillians bread crumbs or grilled chicken cut into cubes
1/4 cup BBQ sauce (make sure it's clean and free of all artificial ingredients) I used OrganicVille
1/4 cup (or more if you want it more cheesy) Goat mozzarella shredded (You can use regular mozzarella if you eat cow's milk, just make sure it's organic)
Gluten free Crust (We've made this on Udi's GF Crust shown above and Kinnikinnick GF Crust)

Place cubed chicken in a bowl and toss with BBQ sauce. Spread chicken on crust and top with cheese. Drizzle a little more BBQ sauce on top of cheese and bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes until crust is golden and cheese is bubbly.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Jac's Gluten Free Bakery in Hicksville NY

If you are near the Long Island, New York area, you need to check out Jac's Bakeshop & Bistro in Hicksville. I went there for the first time 2 weeks ago when they opened and have been back many times since. We have sampled and enjoyed many items such as their bagels, sandwich bread, bistro rolls, crumb cake, pretzels, rainbow cookies and cupcakes. It is great that they are gluten free but what I love even more is that their products are natural, 100% whole grain, use organic unrefined sugars, all natural food coloring and are 80% organic. Many of their items are also dairy free, egg free and vegan.

I have not had a decent bagel since going gluten free. I've tried some gluten free bagels but none of them were that good so I'd rather just not have them. Jac's bagels are amazing and taste just like a traditional NY bagel. The bistro buns were great fresh, but also great after being frozen and defrosted for later use. I now keep some in my freezer so anytime we need them we have them on hand. So far, my favorite dessert is their NY style crumb cake.

You can also get sandwiches, paninis, soups, salads, eggs, pancakes, waffles, cakes, pies, vegan paleo clusters and many more desserts.

You can also go online and have the items shipped to you ---> here.

Check them out on facebook ---> here
Visit them at 600 South Oyster Bay Road, Hicksville, NY 11801, 516-931-8600.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sesame Chicken

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 skinless boneless chicken breasts cut into cubes
2 egg whites
3 tablespoons arrowroot starch
salt and pepper
sesame seeds or scallions for garnish (or both!)

For the Sauce
1/2 cup water combined with 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons coconut aminos
3 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
3 tablespoons ketchup
1/4 teaspoon dry ginger
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. In a medium size bowl, whisk together the egg whites, 3 tablespoons arrowroot, salt and pepper. Add the chicken and stir until all chicken is coated with egg mixture.
Add chicken to the skillet and cook on one side for a few minutes then flip pieces over and cook until no longer pink. 

For the sauce, combine all the sauce ingredients above and stir to combine. When the chicken is done, transfer to a plate. Add the sauce to the skillet and cook for 2 minutes until it thickens. Add the chicken back in and stir to coat. Transfer to serving dish and top with toasted sesame seeds or scallions. 

I served this over quinoa, but you can use rice or if your are grain free use cauliflower rice