Sweet Potato Colcannon

My married name is Stewart, and St. Patrick’s Day at our house is no minor holiday. I saw Bon Appetit's colcannon recipe in a lineup St. Patrick’s Day fare. It looked hearty and good for a crowd, and it was. After the festivities, I set out to create a healthier, everyday easy weeknight version. This dish [...]

Paleo Peppermint Patties

Peppermint reminds me of the holidays. The taste. The smell.  Peppermint patties have been a long time favorite of mine. Since giving up sugar, I've been determined to make a healthier, sugar free version. I'm thrilled with the finished product. Much better than a York! Conventional peppermint patties contain corn syrup, sugar and artificial flavors. I've [...]

Chicken Skewers with Peaches and Red Peppers

Montana peaches are coming soon – we are about to enter the best few weeks of the year to enjoy the local bounty. To take advantage of our abundance of peaches, I simplified a recipe from License to Grill, and put peaches on skewers with chicken and red peppers. The result: a simple summer meal perfect with a green salad. You can easily substitute fish for chicken, or substitute whatever veggies you like.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Anytime I am creating a new dessert, my goal is to find a way to include as much fiber as possible. Fiber helps slow down blood sugar spikes and it produces a feeling of fullness and satisfaction. In these chocolate chip cookies, ground flax seed helps create a soft texture along with the perfect amount of [...]

Your morning SHAKE needs a MAKEOVER

I need things to be easy in the morning. Thankfully, a morning shake can be both easy and an ideal meal - a great balance of protein, healthy fat, and carbs. It can set you up for the day so your blood sugar levels stay even, you are energized, able to burn fat, and (many hours later) [...]

Healthy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Yum! These ginger molasses cookies are the best I've ever had. I created them over the holidays and let's just say that they're so good- I almost wish that I had never discovered them. But, trust me, you'll be glad I did. They're loaded with fiber, omega 3's, the healthiest form of fat (coconut oil), and [...]