Moroccan Chicken and Lentils with Quinoa

Even here in Southern California it’s been somewhat chilly this Winter.  I was in the mood for something warm and immediately I thought about Moroccan spices and how those would do the trick.  Here’s a super simple recipe I threw together with spices and ingredients I already had in the fridge and cupboard. Moroccan Chicken and Lentils with Quinoa Ingredients 1/2 yellow onion 2 large cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 cup red lentils 2 chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2 inch[Read more]

Praline Butternut Squash Casserole Recipe

I wanted to go as low-carb this Holiday as possible, but I absolutely love, LOVE, sweet potato casserole with all its dessert-y goodness.  Nothing beats dessert for dinner, am I right?  I decided that I would try using butternut squash instead of sweet potato because of it’s similar color, thinking maybe I could trick the Family.  After some searching around, I landed on a wonderful recipe from Michelle over at glutenfreefix.com.   Now, I’ll admit that the texture was not the same[Read more]

GREEN GINGERBREAD SMOOTHIE

I am experimenting with different foods that work well for a winter detox.  There’s nothing better than coming in from the bitter cold to a plate or cup full of warm-natured food, right?  There’s a difference between food that is warm in temperature, and food that is warm-natured.  Warm-natured foods, such as cinnamon, help to promote optimal metabolic function in the wintertime and they don’t necessarily have to be heated to do their magic. I thoroughly enjoyed my latest recipe making[Read more]

CHAI TEA RECIPE with Essential Oils

I recently gave up coffee and I’ve been doing pretty well with the exception of my morning sweet tooth. I can do without the caffeine, but I do miss the creamy sweetness of a good cup of Joe. Over the last week, I’ve been drinking tea instead of coffee and at a local coffee shop here in Eureka, CA I ordered an earl grey tea latte today. It was delicious and a lightbulb went off. It took me back to[Read more]

A Healthy Halloween Treat

This is my absolute favorite time of year!  There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are turning beautiful shades of red, yellow, and orange, and Halloween is just around the corner.  People are putting together fun costumes and gearing up for Trick-or-Treating and Halloween parties. The problem is, with so many sugary treats at our fingertips, it can sometimes be difficult not to go overboard.  Why not offer folks a Halloween treat that’s good for  them?  This low-glycemic, low-calorie,[Read more]