Whole Life Nutrition

A cookbook review of Nourishing Meals… and a giveaway!

A few weeks ago I got an email from Ali Segersten of Whole Life Nutrition asking if I’d be interested in reviewing her and her husband, Tom Malterre’s, new cookbook, “Nourishing Meals.”  Like a giddy school girl I hastily responded with a resounding “YES!” I’ve been an avid fan of Ali and Tom’s since I… 

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Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (egg, refined sugar, xanthan/guar gum free)

I know… it’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe!!  Sorry!  We’ve been busy working on the house and enjoying what’s left of summer.  Leaves are already starting to turn colors here in Alaska; fall is quickly approaching! These cookies are a perfect healthy treat for lunch boxes! Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (egg, refined… 

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The better way to cook quinoa

  photo source For the longest time I had a really hard time eating quinoa.  The smell of it would bother me and the taste of it would make me nauseous, if not sick. The suggested way to cook quinoa, is to rinse it, then cook it like you would rice: simmer quinoa in water… 

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Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Apple Chutney Stuffing

  Let me just say this: Bacon + pork tenderloin + homemade apple chutney = juicy, tender, flavorful awesomeness!   Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Apple Chutney Stuffing Here’s what you’ll need: 1 pork tenderloin, 2.5 – 3 lbs 1 package Applegate Farms Hardwood Smoked Sunday Bacon 1 Apple Chutney recipe (see below) cooking twine… 

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Dairy & Sugar Free Vanilla Iced Coffee

I LOVE coffee.  LOVE it!  Before becoming gluten and dairy free I would always drink real dairy lattes, mochas, and I would always have half and half or another form of creamer in my coffee.  These days I drink my coffee black.  It’s taken me a while to get to this point.  Every now and… 

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Stevia Sweetened Chocolate Chip Cookies… grain & gum free

I did something I don’t normally do today.  I told my girls they could eat as many chocolate chip cookies as they wanted to for a snack.    You should have seen the looks on their sweet faces!  They were so happy! I do not use store bought almond flour in this recipe (which is… 

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Thai Panang Curry Chicken Soup

I love me some Thai food!  I just wish I could eat at a Thai restaurant and know without a doubt my joints weren’t going to be completely swollen the next day… This soup is super simple to make and is full of flavor.  It’s easily one of my new favorite recipes. Thai Panang Curry… 

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Green Mango Yogurt Smoothie

I purchased Jilian’s Michael’s 30 Day Shred DVD a few weeks ago.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with the DVD, Jillian Michaels is one of the trainers from the ever popular television show the Biggest Loser.  On her 30 Day Shred DVD there are 3 workouts.  I have only done workout #1. Week… 

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Green Spinach Smoothie

This morning I signed up for an online calorie counting program, My Fitness Pal.  I’m not horribly overweight, but I could stand to lose 15 lbs.  That Coconut Cake is just a little too yummy if you know what I mean….  So on to healthier recipes: 1- 1 1/2 cups almond milk 2 generous handfuls… 

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