Zucchini Noodle Greek Pasta Makes 4 servings. 4 cups spiralized zucchini noodles ½ cup radishes, sliced 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and chopped 14-16 shrimp, peeled, frozen or raw 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided ½ teaspoon salt 2-3 teaspoons seasoning mix (recipe below) ½ teaspoon fish sauce ¼ cup parsley SEASONING MIX 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon basil ¼ teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon dill ½ teaspoon marjoram ½ teaspoon arrowroot starch ½ teaspoon black pepper 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg Preheat oven to 375. Toss radishes and asparagus with ½ tablespoon olive oil and ¼ teaspoon salt. Roast 15 minutes. Set aside. In a large pot, bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Add the shrimp and boil 3 minutes until pink. Drain water and set aside. In a large skillet, add ½ tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the zucchini noodles, sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt and sauté Read More
On Sunday I took my first hike of the season. It was a spectacular, sunny day and and the whole time I was thinking: ice cream! So when I got home I went straight to the store to buy everything needed to make dairy-free ice cream. The summer is torture for a dairy-free girl. Ice cream trucks are sending their melodic call, new gelato places open-up, kids are passing with cones dripping down their shirts and I can’t have any of it. A few coconut ice cream brands are on the market but they’re only available at larger grocery stores and typically have unnecessary additives and too much sugar. So I came up with a recipe to satisfy my ice cream dreams. This dairy-free ice cream is creamy, melty and the perfect amount of sweetness. And if you’re not a coconut fan this is still a good option for you. Read More
Coconut is a dairy-free girl’s best friend. It’s that huge sigh of relief when you realize creamy ice cream can still be a part of your life. I did a little dance the first time I tasted coconut whipped cream. I wanted to shout, “Yay! My tastebuds are no longer deprived!” Coconut makes a delicious alternative that’s rich in key nutrients. High in magnesium, 1 cup of coconut milk contains 88.8mg and this combined with it’s content of calcium keeps muscles and nerves functioning properly. It is also an excellent source of potassium, where 1 cup has over 630mg compared to 422mg in 1 banana. It is also rich in vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6. A saturated fat, coconut is a medium chain fatty acid and quickly absorbed as energy in the liver. The body views it as priority energy and is therefor less likely be stored Read More
Going dairy free can be complicated when you don’t know how to substitute for your favorite foods. I’ve spent years of trial and error to find the foods that work best. This is the first of a series of videos showing examples of easy food swaps for dairy. I had to begin with something extra delicious, whipped cream! I’d love to know your thoughts on this video. Please share with me below!
Christmas came early this year. We had a pre-Christmas celebration with my family in south Florida last week. It was 75 degrees and clear, blue skies everyday. My body soaked up the sun, the humid sea salt air and the therapeutic beach sounds. The hubby and I were grateful to be out of the winter chill and have a peaceful place to relax. I spent a few Christmases down there as a kid, yet it’s still odd to see palm trees decorated like candy canes. Going from the northeast to the tropics numbs the holiday spirit a bit. We managed to keep the Christmas music playing as a reminder that it’s still December. I was so disoriented until I heard “White Christmas” playing. The highlight was our special Christmas dinner, surf and turf style. We stood in line for over an hour to buy the perfect lobster tails. The guy Read More
I attended a grand, Southern wedding this fall with a buffet selection to make a bacon lover weak in the knees. There were four rooms of buffet tables and every single dish involved bacon. Candied bacon, peppered bacon, bacon wrapped potatoes, bacon mac & cheese, bacon shrimp and grits, and even the vegetable dishes were cooked in bacon grease. I think I even heard some guests squeal. All that food posed a predicament though. So much deliciousness and not enough stomach space. My husband and I must have eaten a pound of bacon each that night. I don’t recommend this. We felt less than optimal the next day and we didn’t have one sip of alcohol. How do you say no to bacon though?! It’s nearly impossible. I believe in real bacon. None of that sorry imitation turkey stuff. Thick, juicy pork fat. Bacon from happy hogs is preferable too, Read More