Spinach artichoke dip

Seriously delicious and creamy (vegans just substitute your favorite substitutes for the cheese) eat on crackers, sliced cucumbers or baguette

This has already been chopped, sautéed with garlic and olive oil and mixed with artichokes and cheeses using a hand mixer

Now spooned into baking dish

Topped with aged gouda and Manchego cheese

After baking at 375 for 30 minutes on upper middle rack


  • 1 pound spinach cleaned & chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • Drizzle lemon juice
  • 1 14 Oz can artichoke hearts
  • 1 Cup shredded Manchego cheese
  • 1/2 Cup shredded aged gouda
  • 1 Lb goat cheese
  • Drizzle of your favorite mustard


  1. Heat olive oil in non stick skillet on medium low heat
  2. Add minced garlic until aromatics hit your nose
  3. Add chopped spinach and continually stir gently until all spinach is softened and bitter smell has gone
  4. Drizzle lemon juice on spinach and transfer to strainer to allow excess liquid to drain off
  5. Drain and quarter artichoke hearts
  6. Place artichoke and spinach in large mixing bowl
  7. Add goat cheese and half of the shredded cheeses to bowl with teaspoon of your favorite mustard
  8. Mix with a hand mixer on high until well blended
  9. Place into baking dish and spread evenly
  10. Use remaining shredded cheese to top evenly
  11. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes

Enjoy warm with favorite fresh raw veggies, crackers or warm buttered bread

Bon Apetit



Tropical berry crunch bowl

Soak Chia seeds in cranberry juice overnight. I filled an airtight container with about a half inch of Chia seeds and covered them with about an inch of Knudsen brand pure cranberry juice. This morning I spooned that Chia mixture into my bowl, topped it chopped fresh banana, chopped tropical fruit medley, local honey, raw almonds and pine nuts. Detox and feel full for hours with this satisfying, vegan breakfast bowl. Enjoy with your favorite morning beverage. Please buy organic whenever possible; it’s better for our planet and your body. 

Bon Apetit

PS I added a spoon or two of goat yogurt for the boys (not that I think this is necessary)

Hash Mountains

Now you may already know I’m a cannabis connoisseur but don’t let the title fool you, these are not (though they could be) THC infused recipes. Simply replace a portion of the ghee with your own special butter (wink wink) and enjoy for hours after the delicious taste has faded away. 


  • 4 Tbs ghee 
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tsp magic mushroom paleo powder
  • Two sweet potatoes (I used one white, one orange) grated 
  • 1 lb raw spinach
  • 4 eggs


  • Heat 2 Tbs ghee in cast iron skillet on medium low heat
  • Add crushed garlic allow to sweat but not brown
  • Add grated potatoes and toss in 1 additional Tbs ghee, and the magic mushroom powder, allow to brown on one side (patience grasshopper) maybe turn the heat down if you feel like it’s burning. Before you flip them over they should be mostly cooked and nicely golden browned on the bottom. 
  • Flip once
  • Allow to brown again, remove from heat but remain in the pan while cooking spinach and eggs
  • I fried all four eggs in one non stick egg pan with 1 Tbs ghee
  • I tossed the spinach in that same pan and barely cooked mine before removing it and building my plate. I left the boys spinach in just 2 minutes longer than mine and then chopped it nice and small before building their plates 

    You see the pictures for yourself. It was a huge success, cleaned plates all around and sooooo filling 

    Until next time


    Vegan Breakfast Bowl

    Bottom to top: macerated raisins, tropical fruit mix, avocado & coconut milk puree, roasted butternut squash w shredded coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg and maple syrup, topped with toasted crushed walnuts and pine nuts

    This breakfast was super simple to make and so nourishing, it’ll keep us going for hours and hours. 

    Bon Apetit

    450° Roasted Chicken

    Preheat oven to 450f

    Carve and clean the bird, soak in mixture of water, lemon juice, crushed garlic and salt for 10 minutes. 

    Remove from soak, shake off excess water and place pieces in large oven proof pan. Slice half a large onion and place in pan. Add 3Tbs extra Virgin olive oil, 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, mix all well with your hands until seasoning is fully incorporated. Make sure onions are evenly distributed and atop the chicken pieces. Place pan in oven on top rack. Set timer for 45 minutes.

    Serve hot with sides of your choice or cover and allow to cool to room temp before storing in the fridge. 

    Bon apetit


    Farm fresh vegetables 

    Tomato salad with berries, avacado, and goat cheese

    Steamed collard greens with sausage, tomato and garlic, steamed carrots, steamed zucchini, homemade baked beans, caramelized onions and mushrooms

    Bon apetit