When Going Away Means Coming Back to Good Habits + 5 Ways to Make the Changes at Home

sundance changing leaves

I was very fortunate this month to be invited to attend a women’s leadership retreat in Sundance, Utah.  Not only was the name special – Chocolate Villa – the experience was unforgettable. There was some business (I am also a consultant and trainer when I’m not playing in the kitchen) but also some pleasure…especially early […]

The Original Paleo Chipotle Chicken Cauliflower Bake / Casserole


Cauliflower: a companion for paleo chipotle chicken casserole Many moons ago, when gluten and dairy were not an issue for me, I used to love making a chili cheddar pasta dish I’d found in Cooking Light.  It was awesome – filled with noodles, milk, butter, and cheese.  But, alas, no more. As I transitioned to […]

Crock Pot Pork Carnitas with Cabbage Lime Garnish

Pork carnitas and lime

Cubes of pork shoulder marinated over-night in milk and quartered oranges. A 5-gallon pot with pounds of lard and the pork chunks heated to the brink of boiling, and stirred every so often by a 3-foot, home-made wooden paddle. Pork that is extremely tender, has a slight crisp to the outside, and can easily broken […]