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My Favorite Things 2014

My Favorite (Healthy) Things 2014

Hey if Oprah can do it then so can I right?  I thought it would be fun to share with you my favorite (healthy) things from 2014.  Everything from beauty products to workouts, it’s not all about the food. 2014 was a good year for me and I have no reason to complain.  Do I […]

Raw Peppermint Mocha Pinwheel Cookies 7

Raw Peppermint Mocha Pinwheel Cookies

  This year I participated in the Food Blogger Cookie Swap which benefits Cookies for Cancer.  I must say that cookies are a definite challenge for me because I like to keep them as whole as possible and free from refined sugars and flours.  When it comes to making a good cookie it really is […]

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3 Ingredient Turtle Nut Clusters

I am a huge fan of recipes like this…very minimal ingredients, easy to make, no baking required, real food, only natural ingredients, vegan, paleo, gluten free, and oh so delicious.  I get so excited!  I know that everyone is in the baking mode right now and with lots of sugary treats being made I wanted […]

My Top 10 Kitchen Utensils for a Real Food Kitchen (That Make the Perfect Gifts)

10 Real Food Kitchen Utensils (That Make Perfect Gifts)

Today I am going to share with you my top 10 real food kitchen utensils (that make the perfect gifts).  Great for anyone that is cooking real food or that wants to start.  Now I am not expecting everyone to run out and purchase everything on this list.  Some of these items you may already have […]

The Best Healthy Gingerbread Cake 2

The Best Healthy Gingerbread Cake

Tis the season and I wanted to try to make a healthy version of gingerbread.  I tried one recipe that was a total failure and then I realized that I probably had a good recipe all along.  I simply modified my Spiced Apple Muffin recipe.  Minus the apples and insert gingerbread spices and viola it […]

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Green Goddess Tahini Dressing (Vegan, Nut Free, Paleo)

I remember loving Green Goddess dressing when I was younger.  The only version I ever had was was the bottled stuff that we would buy at the grocery store.  I went many years without giving it one thought but then I started to see it pop up again more and more as a salad dressing […]

Cranberry Perssimon Smoothie

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Cranberry Persimmon Smoothie

One of the best things about Thanksgiving is the leftovers.  Coming up with new and fun ways to use them in a bit more challenging sometimes.  I hope to bring you more recipes for leftovers soon but this one is super quick and easy and would be perfect for breakfast the next day.  After all […]

Peppermint Mocha Matcha Latte 2

The Peppermint Mocha Matcha Latte is Here

I am currently having a tea obsession moment.  I was never a big tea drinker up until about a year ago.  I have been reading about all of the health benefits of drinking certain kinds of tea, so I started drinking it to get that added nutritional boost.  I was pretty boring when it came […]

Winter Squash Soup with Curry Cream 2

One Pot Winter Squash Soup with Curry Cream

The weather has definitely turned to winter mode.  I think that everyone is feeling the effects, even here in Arizona.  I no it is nowhere near the cold weather many of you are having right now but for us desert dwellers with thin blood it is cold.  And believe me I spent most of my […]

Crock Pot Apple Pie Amaranth Porridge 6

Crock Pot Apple Pie Amaranth Porridge

Before you pass over this recipe because amaranth sounds foreign to you then I ask you to hang in here with me for a minute.  You can easily change out the amaranth for rolled oats, quinoa, farro, or any grain or seed you like.  My version is vegan and, because of the amaranth, gluten free. […]

thanksgiving guide

The Organic Dietitian’s Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe Guide

  I have been having so much fun creating healthy versions of Thanksgivings best dishes.  I wanted to share with you all of my best recipes thus far in one convenient post.  My dishes are always made with real food, no refined sugar, no refined flours, all can be made vegan, many are paleo friendly and […]

Green Bean Casserole 3

Healthy Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is one of those holiday staples.  Love it or hate it yourself, it probably makes an appearance at most tables because at least one guest requested it.  Unfortunately in the traditional version, the green beans are the only ingredient remotely healthy.  My version is not only nutritious and made with real ingredients, […]

Mango Ginger Cran Sauce 3

Real Mango Ginger Cranberry Sauce

I love love love making healthier, homemade versions of everything.  No food is off limits and the canned cranberry jelly,I used to look forward to every Thanksgiving, is no  different.  Real food holidays are highly recommended.  I know that some people think that the holidays are the perfect time to splurge.  That can be true […]


Mini Sweet Potato Pies with Maple Cashew Cream (No Bake, Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free, and Healthy!)

I am so excited about sharing this recipe with you today (ok well I am excited about every recipe I share with you).  I have to give credit where credit is due for my inspiration for this one.  If you follow me on Instagram then you probably already see my yummy weekly posts about my […]

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Butternut Squash with Balsamic Glaze (bacon optional)

The holiday season is now upon us and this means spending a lot of time with family and friends.  If you follow any kind of special diet or lifestyle whether it be plant based, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free,paleo or even just real food then you may find this time of the year more challenging.  When […]

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