• Food

    Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies (gluten free, dairy free)

    Well, I finally did it! I cracked open my blog to start writing recipes. They’re good and I’m invigorated. This one involves chocolate, so who couldn’t like it? Like many of my recipes, these Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies are gluten free and dairy free. They’re still made with plenty of healthy fat, so the flavor is absolutely there. One of the reasons I like to use sweet potatoes, other than I just love sweet potatoes, is because they’re naturally sweet. Not kill-your-tastebuds-sweet, rather a pleasant won’t-make-your-blood-sugar-go-crazy-sweet. It’s the kind of sweet we should all know and love. The funny thing about sugar is the more you eat, or the more…

  • Fat Burning Foods,  Food

    Detoxifying Ginger Infused Turkey Chili with Quinoa

    It just makes sense. Adding healthy, detoxifying herbs and spices to already healthy foods creates a powerful combination. So is the case with my Ginger Infused Turkey Chili with Quinoa. Somewhere along the line, ginger became a staple in my kitchen. Whether I use it to make a tea by steeping a few fresh slices in hot water, or add it to my favorite vegetable dish or entree, it always turns out great. Ginger: anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory Even though ginger can be very strong, depending how much you use, it’s hugely beneficial. Most people know that ginger has pretty terrific anti-nausea properties, but it’s also anti-inflammatory, too, thanks to a compound…

  • Food

    Quinoa Oat Chocolate Chip Muffins (Gluten Free)

    When it comes to baking, muffins are always a good idea…especially these Quinoa Oat Chocolate Chip Muffins. Even with healthy food, too much of a good thing can be bad. But you’re a lot less likely to run the risk of over-serving yourself when you have a perfect portion that comes in the form of a muffin. Of course, I’m talking about muffins made with the typical homemade muffin pan, not the gigantic big-as-your-head-of-course-they’re-bad-for-you muffins that sit neatly inside coffee shop display cases, begging for you to buy one, disguised as healthy with words like grains or berries or fiber. I prefer muffins that are a little more transparent, made with fewer ingredients,…