Chicken and Grape Bake Recipe


I made this recipe from my cookbook From Your Garden To Your Family a few weeks ago for my family and I thought I would share because it’s one of our favorites and just so dang easy to prepare. I am so excited to be back home in North Florida, I’m looking forward to getting back… [read more]

Quick Cilantro Lime Shrimp Recipe

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Y’all know how much I love my slow cooker and my slow cooker freezer recipes and how much time it saves me, but I do still love being in the kitchen and being creative.  Now that I have my slow cooker freezer recipes as the foundation of my week, I don’t feel pressure to cook.… [read more]

Grain Free Thanksgiving Menu

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  Thanksgiving dinner used to scare the bejeezus out of me. Lots has changed since then and now I really enjoy cooking on Thanksgiving. I always keep the meal simple and resist the urge to make five bajillion vegetable sides just so the table looks like a feast. Last Thanksgiving I did a totally grain… [read more]

Your Favorite Ways to Cook Fish


In the last year or so, I have gotten much better about cooking fish once a week. Mostly on Fridays – trying to be a good Catholic and all!   Delicious, healthy and easy – there really is every reason to cook fish. Fish was so intimidating for so long, but it’s really easy.  My… [read more]

Chicken and Healthy, Grain Free Waffles

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I’m a Southern Girl through-and-through, so obviously chicken and waffles is one of my favorite things to eat.  But at restaurants, even nice ones, they are made with white flour – both the breading on the chicken and the waffle. The day before I made my Grain Free Chicken Nuggets, I had come across a… [read more]

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Grain-Free Copy-Cat Chick Fila Chicken Nuggets

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I have a love-hate relationship with Chick-Fil-A- and I want to stay away as much as I can muster. But I came across this recipe on Pinterest and wanted to try it out. I had no idea the secret ingredient to Chick-Fil-A chicken nuggets was being marinated in dill juice!  I have an amazing, grain free chicken nuggets… [read more]

Make Simple, Perfect Roast Chicken

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I was TER. RI. FIED. of roasting a chicken for a long, long, loooonng time.  Touching meat was mildly uncomfortable for me. Touching a whole chicken and having to stick my hand up its butt to pull out innards was just, well, hard. I had branded myself as the ultimate eff-up home cook and roasting… [read more]

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St. Patrick’s Day Slow Cooker Freezer Recipe


Who’s in the mood for a traditional Irish stew for St. Patty’s day?  Well, I have just the slow cooker freezer recipe for you. PrintSt. Patricks Slow Cooker Freezer Recipe Ingredients2-3 pounds of beet stew meat, cut into 1 to 2 inch cubes 2 tablespoons of arrowroot flour 2 cups of gluten free beer 1… [read more]

Nourish & Love Episode 4

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Episode 4 is here, yo! In it, I talk about how to make my Bay Scallops with Bacon Vinaigrette one dish meal, it’s no longer scallop season here, but this meal is so flippin easy and nutritious. And I also demonstrate my 2 Minute Yoga Mama routine.  I know how it goes, once you become… [read more]

Leftover Turkey Soup


For the last couple of years, I have bought an heirloom turkey from a local farm.  They have been the best tasting turkeys I have ever eaten.   I guess it’s similar to how a homegrown tomato tastes a million times better than a grocery store tomato.   So, because the turkey tastes so good… [read more]

3 Ways to Flavor Egg Salad

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On my second day of featuring fatty recipes, I figured egg salad would be perfect. It’s relatively cheap and very versatile. The key to delicious and healthy egg salad is first using good quality, pastured eggs. Secondly, you need to use homemade mayo, which not only guarantees you will be getting a high quality fat,… [read more]

Winter Squash Recipes


At our house, fall means the beginning of winter squash season: butternut, acorn, pumpkin… I love it all! And winter squash is incredibly versatile since it can be prepared to be sweet or savory. There is so much more out there than just the traditional pumpkin pie. So, if you’re wondering what to do with… [read more]

What the F is a Mirepoix?


I had a local farm-to-table restaurant chef review my eCookbook since I am not a culinary schooled trained chef or even a very experienced home cook, although I am a good home cook! I was curious to know what he thought of my recipes, if any spices or ingredients needed to be added to make… [read more]

Nourish & Love Show Episode 2: Eggplant Parm & Squatty Potty


Episode 2 of Nourish & Love, my new YouTube webshow!  In it, I explain how I make my grain-free eggplant parmesan and I talk about the genius product Squatty Potty.  You don’t want to miss it! Thanks for watching!

Take Them A Meal

350x250 is one of those genius inventions that you wish you had known about sooner because it is a such a huge time-saver. If you haven’t heard yet, is a way you can systemically organize meal drop offs for a person in need. Whether it is because of a birth or death in the family or any… [read more]

Tomatillo Soup with White Beans and Chicken

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Tomatillos are leaping out of my garden right now. Also known as husk cherries or Mexican tomatoes,  tomatillos have a subtle sweetness.  They are amicable little globes searching for the perfect partner. I always can up huge batches of tomatillo salsa, but this year my mouth was craving a different tomatillo adventure. So I got out a pot,… [read more]