My love of the culinary arts dates back as far as I can remember – and that is quite some time ago. This section highlights delish dishes made with my culinary partners in crime and recipes from others who share my passion for cooking.
I do not follow many recipes. Whatever happens to be around, usually makes it into my smoothie. In this morning’s recipe, I throw together turmeric, peaches, pineapple, ginger, almond milk, and a few other staples, count up the carbs, hold my nose, and watch the blood sugar results.
Welcome to the weekend. A few years back I heard about coconut oil’s unique ability to enhance the effectiveness and duration of caffeine on the Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast. Initially, I started by using it before cycling races with my coffee or tea. I felt a difference. I didn’t have to eat as much during races. Then I ran across the Bulletproof Coffee concept from Dave Asprey. He claimed an elevated focus and insane increase in brain function. It works. In my experience, I feel a more balanced, focused, and sustainable energy with this recipe.
This is my slightly different take from the original Bulletproof Coffee. I added protein and ditched the butter. Enjoy. (more…)
In my previous post, Blasted Ketones Make An Appearance, I mentioned my reluctance to visit the doctor so when I felt a head cold coming on, I contacted my dear friend Tonya, a RN CMP who works as an Integrative RN. She gave me a list of vitamins, probiotics and spicy food ideas. My goal was to sweat out the toxins and feed my body with homeopathic remedies. This head cold sparked my newest culinary creation, Holy Hell – Spicy Mushroom Soup.
Last week I was introduced to a fellow health conscience site ALOHA, and challenged to share a healthy and tasty dish I would bring to my next party. Game on! They have an amazing recipe page with loads of healthy ideas, so my recent discovery of The Oh How She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon was serendipitous. I cracked it open and was stoked to prepare my first meal, Portobello Fajitas. As many of you know, I’m not much of a rule follower so I tweaked the recipe a bit, BUT as a planner (it’s the T1D in me), I’m always looking for meals I can eat over the course of a few days. This recipe was a no brainer – I could have breakfast, lunch and dinner options using the portobello fajita “meat”. I hope you enjoy my newest culinary discovery and feel confident fine tuning it to meet your upcoming party needs.
I know what you’re thinking – Cashew Cheese???? I’m not a vegan, but am staying with friends who are vegetarians and I’m always eager to learn a new recipe. One sunny afternoon, Craig whipped together a batch of cashew cheese. Cashew cheese was a foreign concept to me so I was pleasantly surprised by how amazingly similar it tasted to cheese. This recipe is simple, good for you and a great replacement for dairy. Enjoy.
This bowl delivers just what everyone wants after a month full of stuffing, fudge, turkey, and pie–an explosion of taste not involving sugar or butter. It’s quick, incredibly nutrient-rich, and full of the slow-digesting, fiber-rich carbs. Perfect for a New Years Eve party or family get-together, try out this recipe from The Engine 2 Diet. (more…)
Happy Glorious Game Day Saturday. I just had a wonderful time watching OU dominate Iowa State and struck up an interesting conversation – healthy pumpkin doughnuts. My dear friend Pam had a gaggle of children spend the night and they sprung out of bed this morning to make pumpkin doughnuts. How festive! Pam being the rational adult considered the previous evenings consumption of all things sugar and Halloween so she picked a healthy, yet delicious recipe to start the day – which also serves as an easy way to sneak in a vegetable.
As most of you know via a previous post, Kale Chips, I have a slight addiction to this leafy green. I came across a fellow blog, COOKIE and Kate, who seem to share my love for all things kale. This blog has a number of kale recipes I plan to try out, but Feta Fiesta Kale Salad is top on the list. Take a moment to check out the recipes on their blog and shoot me some feedback.
It’s 38 minutes until kickoff for the biggest game of the year in college football, the Red River Rivalry. Most of us began celebrating this glorious game day weekend last night and are now regretting that last glass of wine, but the adrenaline kicks in so I scrape myself together with thoughts of OU dominating Texas. First item up – BLOODY MARY.
As a T1D, a moment doesn’t go by where I don’t think about what I’m putting into my body and how it’s going to effect me. Bloody Marys are pretty standard, vodka and bloody mary mix, salted rim and something pickled. Well, I’ve put a healthy spin on this delicious beverage.
A few years ago my dear friend and owner of Native Roots Market created a crockpot challenge to benefit Dreamer Concepts: A Community Art Space. The event was a total blast and everyone was fighting for the top prize – CREAM OF THE CROCK! There were four categories: Meat Entree, Vegetarian/Vegan Entree, Dessert and Vegan Dessert. The rules are fierce and were not to be taken lightly.
1. The entire dish must be cooked in the Crock Pot, only in the Crock Pot, and stay in the Crock Pot. 2. Fill the Crock at least 3/4 full. The more people who get to taste your dish, the more votes you can get. 3. You don’t have to disclose your secret recipe, but please list your ingredients so we don’t have any allergy mishaps. 4. Contestants should arrive with their fully-cooked Crock Pot by 6:30 PM for set-up & pre-judging.
As the Executive Director of Dreamer Concepts, I couldn’t go down without a fight. After weeks of crockpot research, I found what I believed could take home the gold, Chicken with Macaroni and Smoked Gouda Cheese. HEAVEN!