healthy foods

Green up Quinoa Quiche Muffins

by Judy Griffin on February 2, 2014

Ingredients: ½ cup quinoa, rinsed & drained 1 tbsp sunflower or olive oil. 2 tbsp olive oil. 1 Swiss chard, chopped into bite sized pieces (or spinach) I bunch of Kale, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 large onion, finely chopped ½ red pepper, diced 1 tomato, diced ½ cup Manchego cheese, grated (or […]

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Gluten-free Blueberry Muffins

by Judy Griffin on January 26, 2014

Serves 6-12  Adapted from The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook 1 tsp extra virgin coconut oil 1 cup almond meal 2 tsp Baking Powder (aluminum free) 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp sea salt 4 large eggs 1 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce 1 1/2 Tbsp Raw Honey 1 Tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract 1 cup frozen blueberries Directions: Preheat […]

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Slow Cooked Hearty Chili

by Judy Griffin on January 19, 2014

Slow Cooked Hearty Chili  Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 pound of ground turkey or beef ( sustainably raised is best) *my sons prefer 2 pound of beef. 2 onions, finely chopped 2 carrots, sliced 2 stalks celery diced 2 parsnips, sliced 1 red pepper, 1 yellow pepper 4 cloves garlic, chopped ½ tsp cinnamon […]

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Overnight Chicken Stock in a Crock

by Judy Griffin on January 6, 2014

Get more bang for your buck and make this stock after you roast a chicken. Find my recipe for Tasty & Simple Roast Chicken here Ingredients: Your leftover chicken carcass 1 onion, peeled and loosely chopped Celeriac Root or 2 ribs of celery, chopped 1 carrot, chopped (no need to peel) 1 potato, chopped (great […]

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Tasty & Simple Roast Chicken

by Judy Griffin on January 6, 2014

1 Roast Chicken (4-6 pds) (I prefer a sustainably raised chicken) Old Bay Seasoning Poultry Seasoning Celery Salt Garlic Powder Fresh Rosemary Fresh Thyme Directions: Remove giblets from cavity (use for broth) Rinse off chicken Add Old Bay Seasoning, Poultry Seasoning ,Celery Salt seasonings to inside of cavity. Place Fresh Herbs inside cavity Sprinkle Garlic […]

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Thriving Thanksgiving Tips

by Judy Griffin on November 25, 2013

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and […]

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Portobella & Yellow Pepper Collard Wraps

by Judy Griffin on November 4, 2013

              Portobella & Yellow Pepper Collard Wraps Serves 4 Prep & Cook Time: About 30 minutes Ingredients: 2 medium Portobello mushrooms, (about 4 ounces each) 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 medium yellow peppers, thinly sliced 1 jumbo sweet onion (Vidalia), thinly sliced ½ tsp sea salt ¼ tsp coarsely […]

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Roasted Butternut Rainbow Salad

by Judy Griffin on November 1, 2013

  Ingredients: Serves 4 1 small butternut squash-about 2 pounds 4 cups baby spinach (about 8 oz) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin coconut oil 1 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp minced fresh ginger 1 tsp cinnamon 1 teaspoon Celtic salt ¼ red onion, finely chopped ¼ cup dried cranberries ¼ cup crushed pecans  seeds of 1 pomegranate […]

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Kicking Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

by Judy Griffin on October 30, 2013

  Kicking Pumpkin Black Bean Soup Ingredients: 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp coconut oil 1 yellow onion, diced 1 red pepper, diced ~ about 1 cup 1 yellow pepper, diced ~ about 1 cup ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 tsp turmeric ½ small jalapeno pepper seeded & finely minced (if […]

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Vegan Caramel Apples

by Judy Griffin on October 26, 2013

Don’t you just love it when you learn how to upgrade a traditional treat into an even tastier delight? Dr. LJ’s Natural Wellness helped me do just that.  Vegan Caramel Apples                   Vegan Caramel Apples Ingredients: 1 cup medjool dates 1/3 to ½ cup vanilla almond milk […]

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