My husband always said that I should write a cookbook.
Well, I haven’t gone the cookbook route yet, (I hope to soon !), here is a modest and growing collection of my favorite recipes.
But first, a little about my recipes:
I try to make the recipes easy and adaptable to a variety of dietary needs. Please experiment and be flexible and try substitutions. I think this is one of the most important ways to save stress and time in the kitchen. For example, if I don’t have almond butter, I will substitute another nut or seed butter (I tend to make my own butters). Sometimes the recipe works out great; sometimes not. Either way, we usually manage to eat it .
I am not an absolutist. I try to minimize grains, but sometimes we go overboard. We are trying to eat more healthy grass-fed, pastured animal protein, but sometimes I resort to my primarily vegetarian ways (we ate a lot of beans and rice to get through my husband’s multiple degrees with no debt ). We buy organic when we can, but not always. Reducing stress is of utmost importance. Take it easy on yourself and don’t try to do it all at once.
I aim to make my recipes adaptable to gluten-free, sugar-free, allergen-free (free of the 8 most common allergens) diets and my emphasis is on whole foods. Those of us with special diets need to take care of our bodies and eating foods as close as possible to the way that they were created will help to keep your body performing at its best. Special diets don’t mean that you can’t enjoy the gift of food. It just means that you have the opportunity to be a bit more creative .
And even if you are not on a special diet, these are some great recipes that I hope will bring you joy and simplicity in the kitchen as well.
Breads and Muffins
Herbes de Provence Popcorn (Warning: It’s Addictive!)
Cookies and Bars
Puddings, Mousses, Custards, etc.
Cakes and Pies
Holiday and Special Occasion Recipes
Condiments, Sauces, Dressings, Seasonings & Spreads
Do It Yourself