Every kid's favorite food... pizza!! This is one of my favorite recipes for a Friday night, mainly because pizza is perfect weekend food, and pizza is really easy to make vegetarian if you're trying to cut down your meat intake. I generally eat meat only three times a week, so this is a delicious option for one of the meat-free nights of the week! This pizza is also completely organic and refined sugar-free!
This is also my PERFECTED crust recipe! I love cooking gluten-free, but not all of my recipes are gluten free because I believe that whole, organic grain is healthy and full of necessary nutrients. So, this crust is made with whole wheat flour, and it's the perfect mix of crunchy on the outside, and soft on the inside!
Also, you can top with ANYTHING you like! I topped this one with olives and peppers. But I've also used fresh pineapple, mushrooms, cilantro, fresh tomatoes, really anything you like!
1 1/3 cup warm water (between 100-110°F)
2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast
1 Tbs. raw honey
2 Tbs. olive oil
3/4 tsp. salt
3 1/2 cups whole wheat bread flour
sprinkle of cornmeal for dusting
1 12 oz. can organic tomato sauce
1/4 cup water
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 Tbs. Italian seasoning
1 Tbs. basil
*Use Organic ingredients when feasible.
Okay, I know that it's still January and not quite Valentines season yet, BUT.... I LOVE Valentines day, and I needed something to cheer me up through these gray January days. So... Claire's Kisses were born!! These are a little different than my other chocolate recipes in that they are made with organic cacao wafers, and cacao is a super food that boosts mood, energy, and immune function!
It's a common myth that eating healthy means that you don't eat anything that tastes good, and I'm here to say that you DO NOT have to deprive yourself just because you choose to eat and live a healthful life! Confession.... I used to be OBSESSED with Hershey's chocolate kisses! I was that girl in high school that always had a bag of them in my locker, and I probably consumed a handful a day. I wouldn't recommend that for anyone whether you have a chronic illness or not! So... I'm SUPER EXCITED about these because they're organic, refined sugar-free, and full of nutrients that your body will love!
Stay tuned for different flavored chocolate recipes all through the month of February because this is for sure my new favorite recipe!!
Also, thanks to A Bite of Healthy for helping me out with this recipe! My sister is the creator of this food blog, and she is a food GENIUS! So go check out her blog here.
Claire's Chocolate Kisses!
1/2 cup cacao wafers
4 1/2 Tbs. maple syrup
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 Tbs. coconut butter
1 tsp. coconut oil
*Use organic ingredients when feasible.
I would HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to make your own coconut butter! It's a super simple process and it makes enough coconut butter to fill a small jar!
All you have to do is take two cups of shredded coconut and blend it in a small blender on high until coconut reaches a creamy texture! Store it in the fridge when you're done and enjoy it in lots of your healthy recipes!
This is me trying my hand at gluten free and dairy free delights! The banana cream pie is super easy to make and it's no bake, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, and organic! I was actually super surprised at how delicious it turned out! This is a healthy pie that you won't want to miss!
I originally found this recipe here, but I tweaked it a bit to my liking. But go check out Paleo Bailey and her delicious healthy recipes!
Healthy Banana Cream Pie!
1 1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup almond flour
7 Medjool dates, pitted
2 Tbs. coconut oil, melted
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of salt
2 14 oz. cans full-fat coconut cream (refrigerate for a couple of hours prior to use)
2-3 bananas, sliced
1/4 cup + 2 Tbs. pure maple syrup
1 Tbs. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
chopped pecan and extra sliced banana for topping
*Use organic ingredients when feasible!
Healthy macaroni and cheese?! Does that even exist?! Yes my friends, it does! And I have the perfect recipe for you! Even Lyme patients still enjoy their comfort food! ;) This mac n' cheese tastes better than the stuff that comes in a box, it lacks all of the chemicals and additives that can harm our bodies, and it's filled with nutrients that feeds our bodies, and our souls! ;) This recipe gave me a chance to travel back in time to my childhood when mac n' cheese was a staple at my house, and now it's something that my family enjoys regularly. Take your taste buds on a journey with this cheesy delight!
1 lb macaroni or pasta of choice
6 Tbs. butter (preferably grass-fed)
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/3 heavy whipping cream (organic)
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk
2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cup sharp shredded cheese
*If you desire a sauce that is less thick, you can add water a tablespoon at a time until you have your desired consistency.
*You can always add more salt to taste. I also like topping mine with basil and other herb mixes.
Welcome to My Kitchen!
Food is one of the greatest forms of science, art, medicine, and sustenance all at the same time! It's what feeds our lives and pumps through our blood. It's what connects us and what gives us energy to fulfill our purpose. It is for that reason that I have a deep passion for discovering, cooking, and eating only the most nutrient dense foods. In my kitchen, we only use organic, whole ingredients that feed the body, as well as the mind and soul. My hope is to inspire healing through healthy AND delicious food that feeds not only our stomachs, but also our hunger for connection and quality of life.