Sweet potato is a nutrient-rich substitute for regular white potatoes, and in my opinion, are far more tasty! Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin A, vitamin B5, B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin and, because of their orange color, are high in carotenoids. They also have fewer calories than white potatoes — although they do have more […]

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Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Mash Recipe

Cranberry sauce is a staple in the traditional Thanksgiving dinner but is often loaded with processed sugars you can easily avoid.  Here’s a new, healthy twist on a cranberry sauce recipe using maple syrup and citrus flavors. Enjoy!  

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Maple Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Pasta and all things cheese were my go-to foods — before I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. For the longest time after I had to eliminate those foods (and much more) from my diet, I absolutely craved them both. I tried everything from taking dairy pills before having some cheese (no luck, FYI) to trying out various veggie-based […]


Dairy-Free Spiralized Chicken Alfredo Recipe

If you think that putting anything other than eggs or pancakes together for breakfast takes too much time, i’m about to change your mind! I’m the type of person (perhaps you are too) that needs breakfast pretty soon after I get up…or I get “hangry”…literally. But I fell in love with this breakfast frittata because it […]


Veggie Breakfast Frittata

Chicken Parmesan was hands down my favorite dinner recipe up until I learned I had Colitis and had to ban dairy and grains from my diet. Once I switched to the Paleo diet to ease my symptoms, I made several new chicken dishes but they just weren’t cutting it. A few summers ago, I was shopping at a local farmers market back […]


Dairy-Free Chicken Parm With Spaghetti Squash

Cheese and bread, oh how I miss you! Sometimes not being able to have foods you once loved can be a tough realization, which is why every week I find a new way to work an old recipe into a grain and dairy free variation.    This recipe replaces a traditional crust with meat and you […]


Grain and Dairy-Free Pizza Recipe (It’s Delicious)

Chia seeds are an incredible superfood. Not only do I add them to many of my smoothies, but I use them to create an overnight pudding, too. I’ve tried making several variations of this recipe and finally found one that hits the mark. I couldn’t believe how easy and simple it was to make. See below and […]


Blueberry Chia Pudding Recipe

I used to crave sweets — a lot. But ever since I transitioned my diet to a no-processed, low-sugar, grain-free way of eating, my sweet cravings naturally decreased. But every now and then, I do want a little something sweet, so I ensure it’s grain-free and using only the highest quality and unprocessed ingredients.  Save this recipe […]


Almond Butter Bars Dessert

For many of us, rice just doesn’t agree with our digestive symptoms. Did you know that cauliflower can be grated into a rice-like texture and is even more nutritious than rice? I turned this into a fun side dish with a few veggies added in for delicious flavor. 


Cauliflower Rice Pilaf Recipe

Handed down recipes are the best — especially when it’s one from your great-grandma who used to live in Scotland. She was quite the cook and thankfully she passed down her knowledge to my grandma who then passed it down to my mom who ultimately gave it to me. Nothing beats the smell of meatloaf cooking in […]


Grandma’s Meatloaf (Paleo Version)