Gluten and Grain Free Herb Flatbread

Making your own gluten free breads is so easy! Trust me – I am not a baker! Actually I never baked until I went gluten free a couple of years ago. Plus most gluten free products in the stores – bread or anything – have so many other ingredients...

Quinoa and Nut Butter Healthy Dog Treats

Not only do I like to eat healthy but I make sure my dogs do also. And I’m very picky about the types of treats they get. This is a super easy recipe anyone can make! It’s also gluten and grain free. You can use peanut, cashew or almond...

Bread and Butter Pickles

I always thought making pickles would be hard. But this recipe is quick and easy. And it makes a great Hostess Gift! It was given to me years ago (unfortunately I do not remember who gave it to me!) and it has become a staple in my fridge ever...

Raw Sprouted Hummus

Making your own Hummus is easy, nutritious, less expensive and you can add your own flavors. And when you use “Sprouted” Chickpeas (Garbanzos) it becomes even more nutritious. If you want to learn more about the benefits of sprouting, here’s a link to a blog I wrote: http://livebalancednaturally.com/you-need-to-grow-these-anti-aging-sprouts/ Use Hummus...

Salsa the Essential Oil Way

Not only is this salsa healthy but it’s healing. When you use essential oils in recipes you get the delicious flavor from the oils plus the healing benefits. It’s a win-win. Since 1 drop of an essential oil is very potent, dip a toothpick in the oil and stir...

Thousand Island Dressing Made Healthy

I usually make a vinaigrette or olive oil and lemon dressing for my salads, but this is quickly becoming a favorite alternative. And bottled dressings are so unhealthy. That’s why this is a quick, easy and healthy Thousand Island Dressing. And it’s so versatile! Not only is it a...

Steamed Greens

We know that eating greens is vital to a healthy diet. Especially dark green, leafy vegetables such as kale, bok choy, spinach, swiss chard, collards and mustard greens provide vitamins A and C, B-complex vitamins and potassium – an essential mineral that helps you maintain healthy blood pressure. Putting...

Artichoke Squares

I have been making this super easy, delicious recipe since the 70’s! Appetizer or side dish, it’s always a hit. Over the years, I have changed some ingredients: Instead of marinated Artichokes, I use ones packed in water. And now with so many choices for plant or nut based...

Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Before you throw away the seeds from your pumpkin, you may want to consider how many health benefits there are in those little seeds and start adding them to your diet. Magnesium, manganese, copper, protein, zinc are some of the nutrients. Plus they are an antioxidant, contain fiber, may help with...

Caponata Alla Siciliana (Diced Eggplant Sicilian)

Caponata is a sweet and sour relish which can be eaten as an antipasto, on crackers or thick Italian bread, used as a spread on a sandwich or, my favorite, right from the jar!! This recipe is from a cookbook my grandmother gave me: “The Art of Italian Cooking”...