Whole30 Sweet Potato Casserole

Simple yet satisfying side dish for Thanksgiving. You can make the sweet potato mixture the day before and the day of Thanksgiving make the topping and bake. Enjoy! xoxo, Kristin Stir together all sweet potato casserole ingredients. In a small bowl, combine all pecan-date topping ingredients until well combined and coated. Spray 9×9″ pan with […]

Cranberry Margarita

Ring in the new year with this delicious cocktail. Enjoy!   xoxo, Kristin   To make cranberry sprig garnish, carefully thread 3 fresh cranberries onto a rosemary stem. Fill cocktail shaker with ice and add tequila, Cointreau, and both juices. Shake well and strain into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and lime wedges, if […]

Paleo Samoa Truffles

We all want a sweet treat once in a while, why not make it something you can feel good about. If you are a coconut lover, you will definitely enjoy this recipe. Enjoy!   xoxo, Kristin   Preheat oven to 350°F degrees. Position the rack to the middle and place the unsweetened coconut on a […]

Winter Harvest Salad

A warm winter salad to help you warm up! Enjoy! Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice the squash in half and scrape out the seeds. Cut the squash into ½-inch slices and toss with the 2 tablespoons of oil, salt, and cinnamon. Place the squash on the […]

Smoked Shrimp

Have you ever tried smoking fish, poultry or meat? If not, give this recipe a try. It’s super simple. Smoking food gives it great depth of flavor and it’s delicious. If you don’t have a smoker, grilling is also an option. If it’s too cold out you can roast the shrimp too in the oven […]

Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries

The warm spice of cinnamon will instantly make you think of the holidays. Add the tartness of the cranberries with the sweetness from the sweet potatoes and you have one amazing dish! Enjoy. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl combine sweet potatoes, cranberries, coconut oil and maple syrup. Stir mixture until potatoes […]

Breakfast Pumpkin Custard

Pumpkin, pumpkin, everywhere! The day of Thanksgiving, it’s important to have a hearty, satisfying breakfast so that you aren’t ravenous when dinner comes. This recipe fits the bill. Enjoy!   xoxo, Kristin   1) Preheat over to 350 degrees. In a 13×9 baking dish – place all ingredients except the nuts. Using an immersion blender […]

Apple-Mustard Vinaigrette

Are you making a salad for a Thanksgiving side? Make this dressing and a little zing to the salad. Perfect dressing for this time of year. Enjoy.   xoxo, Kristin   In a small bowl, combine, the vinegar, cider, mustard, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. While whisking, drizzle in the olive oil until blended. Use […]

Fennel Soup with Spinach and Spicy Sausage

Colder weather makes me feel like having soup all the time! The idea of sitting in front of a fire with a nice warm bowl of soup sounds wonderful. Fennel has a light licorice or anise flavor and it’s not overpowering. Enjoy!   xoxo, Kristin   In a large, heavy pot, brown the sausage over […]

Cauliflower with Tahini

This is your recipe to spicy up your veggies. When you need a new recipe for veggies use this and it comes together super fast. Enjoy! xoxo, Kristin   Directions Heat the oven to 500ºF with a rack in lowest position. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and set on the rack to heat. […]

Chickpea Tikka Masala

Meatless Monday Meal! Enjoy this Indian inspired meal without the meat. Serve over cauliflower rice, zoodles, greens or any sauteed veggie. Enjoy!   xoxo, Kristin Chickpea Tikka Preheat oven to 400 F. In a medium mixing bowl add and mix all the ingredients listed under Chickpea Tikka above. Spread it evenly on a nonstick baking […]

Crunchy Zucchini Fritters

If you want more veggies try adding a ½ cup of finely chopped kale or spinach! Sneak in those veggies anywhere you can! Enjoy!   xoxo, Kristin   Using the large holes of a box grater, grate zucchini. Place zucchini in a colander set in the sink and toss with 1/2 teaspoons salt. Let stand […]