All posts tagged: paleo

Savory Roasted Acorn Squash

 I crave colorful veggies. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but those bright colors tell the inside scoop: bright vegetables are rich in nutrients that are essential to inner health and outward beauty. All the fabulous makeup and expensive lotions can’t benefit us the way nature can. I recently tried a recipe for acorn squash, and it was really delicious and satisfying. I enjoyed the flavor panel of sweet and spicy, which pairs nicely with squash. Plus, it was easy to make. Ingredients: Whole Acorn squash Pure maple syrup, honey or liquid stevia Celtic salt to taste Cajun spice Garlic powder Directions: Cook whole squash or microwave till just soft enough to slice into rings. Cut squash into rings, then lay on tray. Mix a glaze of honey or syrup, sprinkle in spices, then brush over both sides of squash. Preheat oven to 425 degrees; Oil tray with coconut oil and place rings on tray. Cook for 7-10 minutes then flip rings and cook for an additional 7-10 minutes or until lightly browned …

Gluten Free Choc-Oat-Chip Cookies

I have a major sweet tooth, and even though I try to avoid sugar altogether, sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. I recently experimented with some chocolate chip oatmeal cookies to try to a health-ish version, and I was able to whip together a recipe that turned out really quite nicely. While this recipe cuts out the gluten (you won’t even miss it! Seriously!) and a huge amount of calories and lowers the overall glycemic index, it doesn’t sacrifice the flavor or texture. I brought these cookies with me to Girl’s Night In with my besties last night, because my one friend has celiac disease and constantly misses out on what everyone else is eating. No one even could tell they were GF, which is a big win in my book. So basically, these cookies are like ninjas and totally incognito. True story. Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Artisan Flour Blend 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) 3/4 cups packed brown sugar 1/2 cup Dried Coconut …

One Pot Scrumptious Rice Noodle Soup

I am a soup fanatic. It’s basically an entire life source for me. I just love, love, love soups of all kinds, colors, and varieties. As winter settles in DC, the weather is turning more gray and dreary. It’s the perfect kind of weather for curling up on the sofa under a blanket while sipping on warm soup.

The challenge with vegan and vegetarian soups in finding a mix that’s hearty but soothing. I can only do so many bean variations, if you know what I mean! My mom makes a should-be-famous chicken noodle soup that unquestionably is good for the soul….