Getting Green Juice

Drink Your Veggies by Getting Green When I want to feel my best, I reevaluate my diet. And I usually find that I eat more grain-based carbs than I should be (yes, us gluten-free girls can get trapped eating a ton of carbs too!). So, I go for the greens. I reach for fresh produce….

Mediterranean Grapefruit Juice

    Fresh grapefruit juice meets a Mediterranean twist Photo by: Jolie Greenstone Starting the day with a great big glass of gorgeous grapefruit juice sure has health benefits. Rumored to fight and prevent big time body concerns like weight loss, arthritis, cancer, and cholesterol, drinking freshly squeezed grapefruit juice can be a key player…

Chicken Tortilla Soup

  An easy, inexpensive, gluten-free take on a tasty southwestern favorite, Chicken Tortilla Soup. The main contenders: 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts 3 carrots, rinsed, peeled, and diced 3 stalks of celery, rinsed and diced 1 can of black beans, rinsed 6 corn tortillas cut into strips 1 large can of low sodium tomato…

Snowy Day Beef Goulash

Welcome to the kick-off recipe of my latest column! A year-long project highlighting a homemade, healthy, gluten-free CrockPot recipe for every week of 2014. A salute that I am calling “52 Weeks of CrockPot Cooking”. Or, as my friend suggested, “The Year I Ate Stew”. While the first of my 52 recipes certainly is a…

Crunchy Chili Flake Kale Chips

Eating greens might not be what comes to mind when you think about snacking. But, these crunchy kale chips, seasoned with just a kick of spice, might make you think twice. A super easy, quick prep side, kale chips go with just about any main course dish. These might even be a fun addition to…

Spinach, Artichoke, Chicken Quinoa

This super simple Spinach, Artichoke, Chicken Quinoa in the CrockPot is sure to please on a chilly day.  Think of this dish as a good-for-your-gut version of your fatty favorite, cheesy spinach artichoke dip. After all, who doesn’t love that? Any combination of spinach and artichoke can turn a bad day bright with just one bite.  This…

Apple, Carrot, Cabbage Juice

At the start of the weekend, I rely on my juicer to load up on fruits and vegetables. It’s my nutrition ammunition, just in case my alter ego takes over- the one that likes to indulge in french fries and dessert. My best girlfriend has a motto to justify any bowl of ice cream or…

GF Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

The first cold morning crept up this week. The one when your pillow feels cool across your cheek, and your cozy bed keeps you captive. I’d be satisfied lounging the day away, napping and checking Facebook on my phone, all from the comforts of my king-sized bed. But, reality hit, and so did my mom…

GF & DF Banana, Pecan, Chocolate Pancakes

Most Monday mornings, I’m making pancakes with my pint-sized sidekick. A good-sized batch kicks off at least 3 mornings worth of fuel-inducing comfort breakfasts for the Kelsven girls. Heart healthy pecans and potassium packed bananas provide plenty of nutrition to power through until lunch. These gluten free, dairy free pancakes have just a hint of chocolate. The…