Guest Post: 8 Tips for a Successful Gluten-Free Diet

8 Tips for a Successful Gluten-Free Diet By Stella Reynolds Giving up gluten is no easy task. Even though there are so many companies out there who are making gluten-free options of our favorite foods or even catering to gluten-free living, it’s still a challenge. When you make the decision to eliminate gluten from your…

Boneless Leg of Lamb

Autumn is here and savory foods are a welcome addition to your dinner menu. This recipe is very simple and fairly effortless that will absolutely amaze your friends. Shown here is a 5.4 lb boneless leg of New Zealand lamb and will satisfy 8 – 10 guests depending who you invite. 🙂 Make sure that…

Kitchari

Kitchari, also called Khichdi or Khichri, has been around for centuries and originates from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal. It is traditionally prepared of yellow mung dal and basmati rice, packed with powerful, healing spices and ghee. There are many variations of this amazing staple, and is incredibly easy to make. It is often a baby’s…

Guest Post: The Three Healthiest Oils When You Can’t Avoid Frying

Fried foods are a favorite snack for many people as we head into football season. While fried food certainly a delicious treat, it can be very heavy and leave you feeling weighed down. While I don’t advocate that you make a habit of eating fried, there will be times when you do want that special…

Mango Salsa

The end of summer is here and we are finally done with 110 degree heat here in our Sonoran Desert. Mangos are once again in season and are so perfect that we had to make a new recipe for salsa that is so delicious and it will keep your breath feeling fresh as it is…

Guest Post: Coffee – The Healthy Choice We Can Make Every Day

A balanced lifestyle can benefit mind, body, and spirit.  Making the right choices each day in what we put into our bodies not only determines how we feel, but how much energy we have. The same goes when we discuss what we are contributing to our health, rather than taking from it.  Local, organic vegetables,…

Coconut Curry Brushed Baby Eggplant

This dish was well received as a side dish to our friend’s dinner, but could have stood alone as an Hors D’Oeuvre also.  Eggplant is one of those lovely vegetables that will absorb flavors and spices beautifully due to its’ silky spongy nature, and it is incredibly good for you. Eggplant is a very good source…

Chilled Quinoa Salad

Let’s face it, eating leafy greens as your salad is wonderful, but it can get a bit monotonous. Eating a variety of fresh ingredients is absolutely key to a healthy lifestyle.  We’d like to introduce you to another way to enjoy a tasty lunch or perhaps a lighter fare for dinner or a creative side…

Jumbo Prawns in Silky Tomato Sauce

We’ve been experimenting with some amazing things, stay tuned for more great things coming up really soon – you’ll love them for the summer.   Ingredients 4 vine ripe tomatoes, chopped Tablespoon coconut oil 2 large cloves garlic, minced 1 6oz can tomato paste 2 large yellow onions, sliced thin to medium Sea Salt to…

Pumpkin Curry Soup

This soup can be served chilled or hot. The ingredients are so complimentary to each other and the curry and ginger lift the flavor profile to something almost floral. You can finish it with some crispy bacon, or labne or your favorite herb. Ingredients for a big pot of soup that serves 6 – 8…

Gluten Free Pizza

As you know, we always mix our own ingredients to make a dish, but we thought that this time, we would show you a gluten-free pizza recipe that you can make quickly and easily have access to pretty much throughout the U.S. It is not always easy to find all the right flours required to…

Savory Calamari & Cod: Thai Inspired

Although we’ve been cooking as usual, we haven’t really shared recipes consistently and we are sorry for that. We are back and you can expect consistent posts. Thank you for  your continued visits and recreation of our dishes. Ingredients 2 cups calamari tentacles 1/2 lb cod, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (you could also use…