The Ultimate Fish Taco

I miss Southern California with a depth I can’t describe. The quality of the light, the feeling of driving north on the 101, and, perhaps most of all, fish tacos. I realized a couple of weeks ago it had been nearly a year and a half since I had enjoyed one of these so this…

Cherry Peach Pie

This is a wonderful summer pie that isn’t loaded with sugar and white flour. I went through several recipes and finally took two that sounded good, mashed them together and tweaked them to make them my own. While I still have some work to do with my crust techniques, I was quite pleased with the…

How to Not Wash Your Hair

I have read about the “No Shampoo”, or “no poo” method as it often called, for a few years. Two years ago I tried it, and lasted for about four days. Reading about the “transitional phase” is a different thing than going through the “transitional phase” and I didn’t have a job where I could…

Summer Smoothies

When summer arrives I tend to want cool, fruit and green veggie filled smoothies for breakfast. Here are three I made this week and I loved them all. With all of these feel free to add whatever it is you desire or need to feel great whether that be protein powder, fiber (chia/flax/psyllium), kefir, rice/coconut/any…

Blueberry Flax Buckwheat Pancakes

You can take the girl out of America, but she’ll never stop making pancakes. This recipe is hearty, but won’t leave you feeling bloated or heavy like wheat laden pancakes again. It’s rich in fiber and healthy fats, easy to make and it’s my favorite breakfast after a cool morning swim in the sea. I…

Homemade Chèvre

June is still in her infancy, but it’s staying late until just about ten and the sea has warmed enough to allow one to dive in, rather than gingerly toe. The warmer days find my body craving cool, simpler foods. Big slices of watermelon, strawberries and homemade sun tea are weaving themselves into my day,…

Gazpacho

With four months in Spain under my belt I would hardly consider myself an expert in Spanish Cuisine, but I have discovered a few favorites thus far, one of these being gazpacho. In its simplest essence, gazpacho is a cold raw vegetable soup but with our 30+ degree days not seeing an end in sight,…

Changes!

At the Mercat Sant Antoni in Barcelona.   It’s been awhile since I’ve had a chance to update this blog. My life underwent some major changes this past year and along with those changes came a move to Spain! Throughout all of the ups and downs and adjustments that have come with this move, I’ve…

Chocolate Zucchini Bread (Paleo, Grain Free)

Cooler mornings are upon us and my oven is starting to get some use.  I had heard you could do a Paleo bread with no flour whatsoever but I didn’t believe it – until now.  Moist, delicious and perfectly cakelike, this Chocolate Zucchini Bread will convert Paleo and non- Paleo folks alike. If you’re up…

Natural Skin Care

Whatever goes on your skin should also be able to go in your mouth.  Pick up a bottle or jar of your favorite moisturizer or cleaner and let me know how many of the ingredients on that list you can pronounce – or identify.  Your skin is your body’s largest organ and absorbs around 60%…

Blueberry Muffins (Gluten Free, Paleo)

So simple and delicious.  Use the basic muffin recipe as your base and then add in anything you want.  Blueberries were a great pick but I’m looking forward to trying it with some fall foods: apples, pumpkin, hazelnut, fresh herbs and goat cheese……the possibilities are endless. Ingredients 2 1/2 cups almond flour or almond meal…

Sunday Brunch

Sunday Funday doesn’t need to leave you feeling like you just blew your healthy eating habits completely out the window.  I hosted a brunch yesterday and included these two spectacular dishes.  Neither is difficult to prepare and both include healthy fats, carbs and plenty of vegetables.  Try one or both together as the combination of…