Category Archives: Breakfast

Chocolate-Chip Biscotti


April-May 2014 042This recipe, surprisingly, is gluten-free . . . Continue reading


Best-Ever Bran Muffins

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I came across this recipe many years ago and recently had the opportunity to make it for a brunch I catered. This is by no means paleo or gluten-free, but it is a delicious muffin with a nice texture, full of healthy ingredients. Continue reading

2014: Time to Reset

Happy New Year!

It’s a new year and time for another Whole30 challenge. The “challenge” is a 30-day diet modification that cuts out the most common allergen foods that are regularly consumed in the United States—things like gluten, soy, and peanuts. It also helps alleviate the highs and lows produced by foods. What I mean by this is that your energy is consistent. People tend not to need a pick-me up in the afternoon while on the challenge. There are no sugar rushes from simple carbohydrate-heavy meals. I participated last year and found it to be a great way to remove processed foods from my diet as well as eat regular meals loaded with vegetables. Continue reading

A Healthy Spring Breakfast

Chard_breakfastAfter my 30-day Whole9 challenge ended in February, I took what I learned from the challenge and adapted my regular diet to include some elements of a paleo-type diet. I reintroduced dairy because I felt like I needed the calcium, for example, and added back chocolate, well, because I love hot chocolate. Continue reading

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

paleo_pumpkin_muffin_2cropLast year, I posted a recipe for Pumpkin Muffins, and more recently I posted on for Paleo Muffins, but here’s another version that I really like. This is closer to the paleo recipe than the original pumpkin one, but it substitutes pumpkin for bananas in a paleo-friendly mix. Continue reading

Paleo Muffins

muffinA friend who takes my crossfit class and who is also trying the Whole9 challenge told me about a paleo muffin she had at a bakery in Sun Valley that she was hoping to replicate. She told me what was in it, and I googled “banana paleo muffiin” and found a recipe that came close. Continue reading

It’s Father’s Day, Baby

Want to do something special for Dad this weekend? Here’s a recipe that I made for my dad while he was staying with us for his 70th birthday. (Because he lives in Montana, I won’t get to spend Father’s Day with my dad, but I’ll be thinking about him.) Continue reading