Butternut Squash: A Tutorial

Butternut squash is the quintessential Fall comfort food to me. I love the silky texture when its cooked, the rich buttery flavor, and of course the vibrant orange hue. Butternut squash, along with a lot of the other members in the gourd family, are low in fat and high in fiber. That bright orange color … Continue reading

Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Sage Brown Butter (refined sugar free)

I made a trial Thanksgiving dinner the other night and am so happy with the recipe I came up with for this Brown Butter Sage Butternut Squash. Try saying that 5 times fast! I love candied yams, but since starting the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, gave up potatoes along with the grains. As I’ve been planning … Continue reading

Baked Squash Fries with Marinara Sauce

These “fries” are actually not fried at all. I tried them both ways, and much preferred the baked version. Very surprising considering my love for french fries! They are super easy to make and are a great snack or appetizer. Serve them hot with a side of warm marinara sauce or dipping sauce of your … Continue reading

Chili Lime Nuts

As I mentioned in my Trail Mix post, I’ve started soaking and dehydrating my nuts prior to eating them. You don’t have to soak them if you don’t want to, but buy raw nuts either way. These nuts are a great snack and are Paleo and SCD friendly. Ingredients1/2 pound raw cashews 1/2 pound raw … Continue reading

Easy Trail Mix

I’ve been reading a lot about the benefits of soaking and dehydrating nuts prior to eating them, so I thought I would try it for the first time for my trail mix. I purchased all of my raw nuts and seeds at Whole Foods in the bulk section. It is much cheaper than buying a … Continue reading

Berrylicious Baked Oatmeal (Vegan and Gluten Free)

My husband was away on business, so the rest of us didn’t have an agenda yesterday morning and rolled out of bed at 9am (dog included!). The extra sleep felt so glorious! Luckily I made this baked oatmeal the night before so I could continue the lazy morning and not have to worry about preparing … Continue reading

Gluten-Free Vanilla Almond Granola

The first day of Autumn is quickly approaching and it’s still 95 degrees where we live! If I wasn’t so much of a wuss in the snow, I’d pick up and move to the East Coast so I could do some leaf peeping and enjoy the Fallidays properly. Have you heard of leaf peeping? We … Continue reading

Cheesy Stuffed Summer Squash

This is dish is deceiving! At first site and bite, you’ll think you’re eating something that is undoubtedly filled with calories and fat. However, using olive oil instead of butter and mushrooms to give it a meaty filling, each serving is only about 130 calories and is delicious! Ingredients (serves 6) 3 medium yellow squash … Continue reading