Butternut Squash Soup

Posted on Oct 10, 2013 in Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Recipes

With a bumper crop of Butternut Squash this year, and hail that beat it up, I had to make something before it all went bad.  Just to give you and idea, this is a pile of just the outer peel!

Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash Soup

  • 2 butternut squash medium size
  • 1 apple peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 Tsp sage
  • 2 Tsp olive oil
  • 2 Quarts organic chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • Dash salt and pepper

Sautee in a large stock pot onion and garlic in olive oil until clear.

Add chicken/vegetable stock

Add sage and salt and pepper.

Peel and cube butternut squash & apple and add to pot.

Let it get to a boil and then turn down to a medium heat and cook until tender when poked with a fork.

Blend the cooked butternut squash with stock in a food processor or a Vitamix.

Mangia, Mangia!!






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Lemon Garlic Grilled Chicken

Posted on Aug 4, 2013 in Blog, Eat Green, Paleo, Recipes

Lemon Garlic Grilled Chicken

3 Chicken Breast – sliced into portions of 3 each

3 Tbs Olive Oil

1/2 Lemon Juice

4 cloves of Garlic – chopped

1 Tbs Garlic Flakes

1/2 Tbs Parsley Flakes

Salt and Pepper to taste

Add all ingredients to chicken and let marinate for 1 hour.

Lemon Garlic Chicken


Preheat grill for 10-15 minutes and grill chicken 7 minutes on each side.

Grilled Lemon Garlic Chicken


You’ll find me in the kitchen,


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Green Smoothie

Posted on Aug 3, 2013 in Blog, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo

The kale is beautiful and growing in full force in the garden!


My two favorite ways to have kale are Baked Kale Chips and Green Smoothies.  If you can’t just pop out to the garden and pinch off some fresh kale, you can purchase curly kale at your local grocery store.

This is my version of a green smoothie!  I crave it daily!

Green Smoothie

1 cup Coconut Milk (or Almond Milk)

6 stems of Kale

1/2 Avocado

1/2 Banana

1 cup of spinach

4 Mini Cucumbers

Green Smoothie


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Cauliflower Rice

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 in Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Recipes

It seems all I remember is having cauliflower on Thanksgiving as a child.  It was always the same recipe, steamed or boiled cauliflower topped with breadcrumbs browned in butter.  Yum!  I would eat seconds every time!

I wonder if my son will only remember having cauliflower rice.  I’ve made it 3 times in the past 2 weeks.

Cauliflower Rice

1 Head of Cauliflower

1 medium onion

2 tsp Olive Oil

Place clean, cut cauliflower in a food processor to chop to small rice size pieces.  {I use a Vitamix, but I find I can only place a few pieces in at a time.}

Chop the onion and add to pan with olive oil. Sautee until clear.

Add the cauliflower rice and let cook.  Turn every few minutes to allow even cooking.  I like it a little brown, so I will allow it to sit a bit longer to get darker.

When the cauliflower has cooked down you’ll see it change from a white to a more of a clear color.

Serve as an alternative to rice or as a complement to any meal. I’ve topped the cauliflower rice with chicken and broccoli.


Mangia! Mangia!

Cauliflower health benefits.

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Creamy Broccoli Chicken

Posted on Oct 8, 2012 in Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Recipes

Some nights {ok most nights}, I decide last minute what to make for dinner and tonight was one of them!   I searchrd for a few of the ingredients on hand and came up with this yummy recipe from Fast Paleo!

Creamy Green Goddess Chicken and Broccoli

This went over with flying colors!  I substituted asparagus for the yellow squash and it truly to 30 minutes to throw together!



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A Door Opens

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 in Allergy, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Uncategorized

A door opened for me today.

I have really been struggling with giving up coffee.  I love  my quiet coffee time on the back patio, the taste of it, the smell of it and even on a Summer morning the warmth of it!

I know on many levels I need to stop drinking it.  Even decaf. When I examine my health goals and the direction I want to go, coffee really doesn’t fit in the plan!

I have been struggling with this and I know I have 10 days to kick this habit.  In 10 days, I’ll be heading off to a Blue Sage Sanctuary  detox center to take this journey to a new level.

 {And coffee isn’t in the plan.}

A door opens!

The Paleo Mom shared an excellent post on the Pros and Cons of Coffee

For me, I have to get my head right to take the next step and this is exactly what I needed this morning.

It’s a choice, a choice of health!  I can do this!

xoxo – Lori

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