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Refrigerator pickles

These are the best pickles, hands down. They are great in sandwiches and even all by themselves. And the best part is that they are super easy to make. So here’s the recipe: Get a quart jar. Fill it with as many sliced cucumbers as you can fit in there. Most people say to use […]

Water kefir

Kefir is a great source of probiotics. Probiotics are essential to improving the microbiome of your gut which aids in digestion and more importantly, your immune system. 80% of your immune system is in your gut. Sugar and processed foods feed the bad bacteria and yeast in your system. Adding probiotics keeps those in check. […]

Roasted Vegetables

This is a great way to use all kinds of vegetables. It caramelizes the sugars in the vegetables to make them just melt-in-your-mouth delicious. My kids can’t get enough of them! Use a variation of the following vegetables based on what you have Fennel bulb, sliced Carrots, cut into 2″ pieces White mushrooms, quartered Small […]

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

I was first introduced to gnocchi on a trip to Italy. I quickly fell in love with the soft potato dumpling that just melted in my mouth.This is a sweeter version that is perfectly complemented with a butter thyme sauce. Sweet Potato Gnocchi 1 lb or 2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes or yams 1 […]

Vegetable Gumbo

This pretty closely resembles the traditional gumbo served in Louisiana. We opted here for a vegetable version for a healthier alternative. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 medium green bell pepper, finely chopped 8 ounces fresh okra, sliced 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced 14-16 ounces tomatoes, diced with juice 2 1/2 cups […]