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Birthday Wishes & Fun Facts About Me

It’s my birthday week, guys. Man has this year been rough. From hidden homelessness again to losing my belongings for a third time due to toxic mold to caring for sick family members and going backward in my healing journey… it’s been another challenging year for sure. I always dread birthdays because they are a reminder of the years I’ve lost due to toxic mold … Continue reading Birthday Wishes & Fun Facts About Me

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You Have to Make This Pink Spiced Hot Oatmeal Drink – Dairy Free-Gluten Free & So Yummy

If you enjoy spiced oatmeal, you are going to love this recipe. Making a supercharged hot oatmeal beverage has carried me on days where a sit-down breakfast simply isn’t possible. If it’s late and I’m feeling a little hungry, I love making a spiced hot oatmeal beverage. It’s something my sweet Italian and Latin American grandmother would make for me when I lived abroad. She … Continue reading You Have to Make This Pink Spiced Hot Oatmeal Drink – Dairy Free-Gluten Free & So Yummy

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Grain Free – Lactose Free – Cheer Me Up Chocolate Chip Cookies – Plus How To Save on Ingredients

Me want cookiieee! Yes. Every now and then I do want a cookie. A healthy cookie. A cookie I can enjoy and not feel guilty about later. Enter in cassava flour, a perfect grain-free and naturally gluten-free flour that goes head to head with traditional wheat flour and can be used in many recipes where wheat or all-purpose flour is required. As I kid and … Continue reading Grain Free – Lactose Free – Cheer Me Up Chocolate Chip Cookies – Plus How To Save on Ingredients

Vanilla Caramel Pecan Ice Cream – Vegan & Paleo – Refined Sugar Free

For years I have been making ice cream by hand or using my Vitamix blender. A while back I snagged an amazing ice cream maker at a 70% discount. I had my eye on it for a year so when online coupon codes became available and the price dropped I ran and I’m so happy I did. Now if you don’t have an ice cream maker … Continue reading Vanilla Caramel Pecan Ice Cream – Vegan & Paleo – Refined Sugar Free

Organic Vegan & Paleo Sweet Potato Fritters

Who doesn’t love sweet potatoes? I mean it is hard not to enjoy them. Their texture is perfect for many culinary creations making them quite versatile. Since I was a child we ate many different types, prepared in soups, juices, desserts, and main dishes. My grandmother would make fritters using a variety of sweet potato called “camote blanco” translated “white sweet potato”. She would fry … Continue reading Organic Vegan & Paleo Sweet Potato Fritters

Super Yummy Organic Sprouted Kale Pancakes Made Easy in The Blender

Those who have followed me for a while or in real life know that I love #GettingCrazyWithKale I love all my leafy greens but kale is so packed with nutrition that I always try to incorporate more of it in our diet. From smoothies to stews, soups, and frittatas, kale is delicious in just about anything. As a mom, it is very important that my kids get … Continue reading Super Yummy Organic Sprouted Kale Pancakes Made Easy in The Blender

Real Food Green Smoothie – Happiness In A Cup

These past 7 plus years (during the week) we have opted for a nutritious, protein-packed herbal, green and fruit smoothies instead of breakfast. At times we also add a green smoothie alongside a healthy breakfast. Eating greens, fruits and nutritious unprocessed food for breakfast is not the norm though. It is unfortunate that for decades people have thought that eating a large breakfast full of … Continue reading Real Food Green Smoothie – Happiness In A Cup

No Junk Nutrient Dense Sprouted Nut & Seed Trail Mix – Paleo – GAPS – Grain Free – Vegan

Don’t be fooled by marketing. Most trail mixes and nut blends on the market are anything but healthy. Reading through labels shows that these healthy food impostors are loaded with sugar, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, glutamate, and stabilizers. All of these ingredients contribute to diseases and destroy intestinal gut flora. #NoThankYou Here’s a quick and easy recipe for a healthy nutrient-dense snack you … Continue reading No Junk Nutrient Dense Sprouted Nut & Seed Trail Mix – Paleo – GAPS – Grain Free – Vegan

Paleo & Vegan Nutrient Dense Coconut Probiotic Ice Cream & Popsicles

Who doesn’t love popsicles? These Nutrient Dense Coconut Probiotic popsicles you are about to discover are a marriage between two of my favorite treats; cocadas (a Venezuelan drink) and coconut macaroons (favorite shredded coconut meat treat I enjoyed growing up). Both are loaded with sugar and terribly unhealthy. I created this popsicle recipe about 6 years ago as I was developing healthy gluten and sugar-free … Continue reading Paleo & Vegan Nutrient Dense Coconut Probiotic Ice Cream & Popsicles

How I Store Herbs For Food Prep.

Do you grow your own herbs or get bunches at the farmers market and are just not sure how to use them before they spoil? Here are a few tips from my crazy kitchen to yours on how I store and use herbs for the many nutritious meals we prepare each week. Wash your herbs well. Using a Vitamix or food processor, blend herbs with a … Continue reading How I Store Herbs For Food Prep.

Eat Your Brussel Sprouts – Two Easy Paleo Recipes You Will Drool Over

As a child I absolutely disliked brussel sprouts, I didn’t want to see them, smell them or eat them. My mom would serve them up slightly boiled with salt and onions and it was definitely no favorite of mine. As I have gotten older, learning to cook these green bundles of goodness has made all the difference. If you’ve never tried brussel sprouts or just plain hate them … Continue reading Eat Your Brussel Sprouts – Two Easy Paleo Recipes You Will Drool Over

Grain Free Protein Packed Biscotti – Don’t Miss Out On Trying This – Super Easy & Delicious

There are few baked recipes that can be made with such quickness and only a few ingredients. This recipe is one of them. “Grandma get on up cause this is a treat your grand-kids are sure gonna love”. Busy moms, dads and workout buffs you’re gonna love it too! So check it out – you really only need 4 ingredients. Yes, only four tings man – plus two optional ingredients if … Continue reading Grain Free Protein Packed Biscotti – Don’t Miss Out On Trying This – Super Easy & Delicious

Gut Healing – Protein Rich – Detoxifying Smoothies – 2 Awesome Recipes

Simple smoothies have been a must for me these past 10 years, especially since becoming sick from environmental toxins. During stressful times I have sipped them while running out of the house to work and as a late-night snack. Although there is no substitution for eating a healthy green salad, green smoothies are a convenient way to get in all of the nutrition we need … Continue reading Gut Healing – Protein Rich – Detoxifying Smoothies – 2 Awesome Recipes

Slightly Sweet & Salty Grain Free Plantain Pita Bread Rounds (bread substitute)

As far as I can remember I have eaten plantains in soup, cake, muffins, flatbreads, pancakes and baked dishes. When I was growing up we lived in South America for a few years and my dear grandma used to make the most delicious treats using green, yellow and spotted plantains. These are a staple in many South American countries and have been used for centuries … Continue reading Slightly Sweet & Salty Grain Free Plantain Pita Bread Rounds (bread substitute)

How to Make Low Carb Pizza (Meatza) Grain Free, Nut Free, Coconut Free, Egg free, Tomato Free

Gluten-free peeps out there don’t despair. GAPS dieters this one is for you. Paleo friends this recipe will not disappoint. My kids and family actually believe that this way of making pizza is 10 times better than regular pizza. And I have to agree with them. After all who doesn’t love meat and lots of it on their pizza? Unfortunately, so many people avoid pizza … Continue reading How to Make Low Carb Pizza (Meatza) Grain Free, Nut Free, Coconut Free, Egg free, Tomato Free

Organic Banana Almond Crunch Bites – GAPS, Paleo, Vegan, Sugar Free, Gluten & Grain Free

Who doesn’t love fried bananas? One of the most difficult things for people who are following specific diets is finding a treat that is healthy and does not break any rules. Lately, I have received a few questions asking me to share some of the signature recipes I have made and taught over the years. So here is one of my favorite all-time yummy treats you … Continue reading Organic Banana Almond Crunch Bites – GAPS, Paleo, Vegan, Sugar Free, Gluten & Grain Free

Do You Have Holes in Your Gut Leaking Out Toxins Into Your Bloodstream?

By Dr. Mercola – Source – Mercola.com Leaky gut is a condition that occurs due to the development of gaps between the cells (enterocytes) that make up the membrane lining your intestinal wall. These tiny gaps allow substances such as undigested food, bacteria and metabolic wastes, that should be confined to your digestive tract, to escape into your bloodstream — hence the term leaky gut … Continue reading Do You Have Holes in Your Gut Leaking Out Toxins Into Your Bloodstream?

Organic, Vegan, Raw Banana Nut Ice Cream – Lick Your Lips Delicious – Dairy & Gluten Free

Cooking for me is like dancing or singing. The mixture of rhythmic movement back and forth, the beauty of the untold recipe, the gift of discovering, blending, making a sweet mess, licking your fingers, jamming in your PJ’s and discovering that cooking healthy does not have to be a drag. I don’t know about you but for me, making new delicious healthy meals is invigorating … Continue reading Organic, Vegan, Raw Banana Nut Ice Cream – Lick Your Lips Delicious – Dairy & Gluten Free

Gluten & Grain Free Organic Creamy Veggie Coconut Cakes

I love making all sorts of pancakes, both sweet and salty.  But now that my son has Celiac Disease I started messing around in the kitchen and came up with a pretty nice recipe for some yummy gluten and grain free cakes that the entire family can enjoy.  Plus you can serve them sweet or salty which in our case means they will either be … Continue reading Gluten & Grain Free Organic Creamy Veggie Coconut Cakes