Drunkin’ Cranberry Sauce

Looking for a quick recipe to use that pound of cranberries you picked up on impulse with your Thanksgiving groceries?  Try this! Ingredients: 1 pound fresh cranberries 1/2 cup gin 1 tsp salt 1 Tbl honey 5 fresh basil leaves torn or chopped Procedure: Throw all ingredients in a pot on high heat, cover. Turn…

Simple Detox Plate

Detox meal planning can be tedious, there are just so many vegetables and fruits to plan for. It’s become just too easy for us to turn to a quick rice or pasta dish to fill the plate and thinking about making large servings of fresh whole foods for every single meal can easily turn one…

Butternut Squash “Pasta” with Kale and Artichoke

Another detox dish! I forgot how wonderfully creative my cooking can get when I have to navigate a thin line of options.  This dish takes all of 10 minutes to whip up. Serves 2 for a detox or 4 if you pair it with a salad and a crusty loaf of bread. Ingredients: Butternut squash cut in…

Rosemary Pickles

In any good detox, you need some “snacks”. Now, you can just buy any old jar of pickles and I probably would have done that for this detox myself if I hadn’t randomly found “pickling cucumbers” at a roadside stand in Murphy, NC when I was exploring with my dog. Plus, typical pickling brine includes…

Cheddar Chive Crackers

I am in love with home made crackers! After last week’s test run of Cheddar Chia, I’m trying out Cheddar Chive…and you guessed it, topped with sour cream. I couldn’t stop eating my last batch of crackers and I already knew what flavor combo I wanted to try next. Sour cream and chives are a perfect match…

Black Bean Pasta with Summer Squash

Looking for something a little different for pasta night? There are so many brands of bean or lentil based pastas out there, a protein boost without the meat or faux-meat substitute! This recipe is vegan and the black bean pasta used was gluten-free. Ingredients: Black bean pasta 4 cloves garlic minced 1/2 lb of summer…

Fluffy (gluten-free, low sugar) Brownies

My niece is spending the week with me and while we are having a lot of fun “girl-time” and I’m getting to play tourist in my own town, there is one thing we have to keep track of at all times: Carbs. She has Type 1 Diabetes and everything she eats needs to be accounted…