Blog

  1. How-to Make Gluten-Free Arepas

    How-to Make Gluten-Free Arepas

    How-to Make Gluten-Free Arepas

    Have you ever heard of an arepa? No? Well either had I until a few years ago and let me say this is an easy recipe and one you can make in no time and serve a bunch of people. Arepas are basically a type of corn flour mixed with water and salt, and you can add in different seasonings if you’d like. I like to add in garlic powder and depending on what protein I’m using I may add in a little Italian seasoning, some smoke paprika, or even some truffle salt if I’m feeling fancy.

    Arepas can take the place of bread any day in my book. They are very versatile and can be used for breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, burgers, chicken salad, BBQ sandwiches, used as a dipper instead of bread. You can even get your arepa extra crispy and add some ghee and coconut sugar and cinnamon for a sweet treat and top with bananas, blueberries, or strawberries. 

    If it’s important to you, you can seek out non-GMO maize flour product.

    Read the rest of this entry »

  2. Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

    What exactly is Chimichurri? Chimichurri sauce is an Argentinean condiment, similar to pesto, a sauce that is popular throughout South America. The flavor variations are endless and all the possible uses are as well. Learn how to make this basic version of Chimichurri Sauce plus all the ways you can use it.

    Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

    Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

    Sauces are my love language. How can you not love a fresh, savory, fragrant homemade sauce? Chimichurri is one of those sauces that I constantly have in rotation during the warmer months. Chimichurri can take a steak, grilled chicken, grilled shrimp, an arepa sandwich to the next level! I kid you not, this sauce is almost drinkable in my opinion. The fresh herbs also have your kitchen smelling like an outdoor restaurant. This is truly a recipe that once you make, you will always come back to. 

    So I know in a lot of our recipes we say if you don’t have fresh herbs you can substitute dried herbs….well in this recipe you need to use fresh herbs. It’s what makes chimichurri, chimichurri. Plus it’s also a fun word to say.

    Chimichurri is made a variety of ways, cilantro isn’t always included but we find it’s a really nice addition. If you are one of the folks who doesn’t love cilantro, no worries, leave it out and add additional parsley.

    Read the rest of this entry »

  3. Buffalo Style Avocado Toast {gluten-free}

    I have said it before and I will say it again, you can take the girl out of Buffalo, but you can’t take the Buffalo out of the girl. The feelings of being homesick and missing my family back home in Buffalo, NY have hit new levels after over a year of being separated. Southern California is quite a far distance. This Buffalo Style Avocado Toast is quite possibly my favorite new way to blend together the flavors of my two homes and celebrate the heritages of these two great places.

    Buffalo Style Avocado Toast {gluten-free}

    Buffalo Style Avocado Toast {gluten-free}

    We just had our 8 year anniversary of living in Southern California and there is so much to love about our home. The weather, the ocean, the people, the fresh, local produce year ‘round, just to name a few. But being so far away from family is definitely the trade-off. So of course, I am always looking for ways to bring the flavors of back home in Buffalo out here to California.

    I learned pretty early on that Californians take their love of the avocado quite seriously and even more, a classic avocado toast seems to be a menu staple at restaurants everywhere out here. To ensure you’re enjoying locally grown avocados, be sure to check for California on the label from spring through summer! So let’s give it an update, shall we?

    This recipe blends my two homes together in a delicious open-face sandwich that makes my heart so happy. There is a comfort with all of these flavors independently so together it just works for me. I know you will agree.

    Read the rest of this entry »

  4. Shamrock Shake Copycat {keto, paleo, Whole30, dairy-free}

    No need to randomly hit the McDonald’s drive-thru for that seasonal Shamrock Shake craving, now you can easily make it at home with this Shamrock Shake Copycat recipe that is keto, paleo and Whole30 friendly. This gluten-free, dairy-free shake doesn’t require any ice cream and it’s so basic and simple, you get healthy fats and even some veggies, you could even add a little protein powder and call it breakfast.

    Shamrock Shake Copycat {keto, paleo, gluten-free, Whole30, dairy-free}

    Shamrock Shake Copycat {keto, paleo, gluten-free, Whole30, dairy-free}

    If a fast food drive thru is a no-go for you, there is no need to miss out on McDonald’s St. Paddy’s Day special with this healthified paleo and keto shamrock shake! Plus, with no ice cream required, this all-natural breakfast shake is packed with healthy fats, is extra creamy and ultra minty.

    Shamrock shakes used to be a favorite growing up, especially on St. Patrick’s Day. There is something about that creamy, sweet, lightly mint flavor that is so refreshing and brings back great memories. As time went on and I looked up the ingredients, there version was no longer appetizing to me. But no reason to go without and miss out on the nostalgia, so, I decided to create my own version with real ingredients that tastes very similar to the original and I’m full of energy after drinking.

    Read the rest of this entry »

  5. How to Make a Sweet and Salty Charcuterie Snack Board

    How to Make a Sweet and Salty Charcuterie Snack Board: Whether a date night at home, a party, get together or just a simple, fun meal a sweet and savory snack board is a great way to keep it simple, keep it fun and keep it tasty. 

    How to Make a Sweet and Salty Charcuterie Snack Board {gluten-free, paleo, keto, Whole30}

    How to Make a Sweet and Salty Charcuterie Snack Board {gluten-free, paleo, keto, Whole30}

    Who else loves a great snack board or charcuterie board filled with meats, cheese, chocolates, nuts, granola, fruit, olives, veggies… the possibilities are endless. Suffice it to say, place a charcuterie board in front of me and I’m one happy camper!

    Today we are sharing some simple ideas for you to build an easy, colorful, and delicious board filled with foods that you love and to elevate your charcuterie and snack board creations to the next level. As always, mix and match with items that fit YOUR needs and preferences. Happy building and let’s get started! 

    Our first tip is that boards are not just for a group of people. A single serve board is rarely highlighted to we want to make sure that anyone who is looking to build a board for themselves, there are plenty of options and the best part….you only add things that you like, which is kind of awesome.

    Read the rest of this entry »

  6. No Waste Broccoli Avocado Soup {gluten-free, paleo, Whole30, keto, options for vegan}

    This No Waste Broccoli Avocado Soup is not only a delicious, hearty, colorful, nutrient-dense and comforting meal in a bowl, but it’s also an incredible way to limit waste in your kitchen!! Read on to learn how to make this thoughtful soup plus lots of variations for the recipe to make it suit your personal dietary preferences, from vegan to keto, paleo and Whole30, etc

     

    This post and recipe were created in partnership with California Avocados. I am proud to work with brands that care about the health of their consumers and the planet. As always, all opinions, ideas and text are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Tasty Yummies.

    No Waste Broccoli Avocado Soup {gluten-free, paleo, Whole30, keto, options for vegan}

    No Waste Broccoli Avocado Soup {gluten-free, paleo, Whole30, keto, options for vegan}

    In my opinion, as a self-proclaimed soup-a-holic, the secret to any good, comforting soup, is lots of flavor, the perfect texture, loads of color and tons of nutrients! This delicious No Waste Broccoli Avocado soup features all of that and more. It is reminiscent of a classic, creamy broccoli cheddar soup but without the dairy and this bonus we limit kitchen waste by utilizing the entire head of broccoli – yes the stems and all. Plus I share a few other tricks for making the most out of the food in your kitchen, to limit waste and limit your footprint!

    No Waste Broccoli Avocado Soup {gluten-free, paleo, Whole30, keto, options for vegan}

    How to Make a No Waste Soup

    Did you know that the food in your kitchen that you throw into the garbage, whether uneaten, scraps, leftovers or spoiled, it goes directly to landfill and it doesn’t just compost down to nothingness with ease as you might assume it would as organic matter. 

    A really sad stat that I learned after watching the documentary Wasted! The Story of Food Waste probably over 2 years ago now: One third of all food that’s produced is never eaten. In the United States, that statistic jumps to 40% of all food—of which 90% will end up in landfills. That shouldn’t be so bad, it’s compostable, right? Think again. As the film points out, a head of lettuce, alone, which most people assume would decompose relatively quickly, will take 25 years to decompose in a landfill. Read that again, it takes 25 years for a head of lettuce to decompose when it’s trapped in a landfill.

    Without access to oxygen, since it’s all piled on top and buried under other garbage, many of the most common foods like a head of lettuce or other random veggies can take upwards of 25 years or longer to decompose!

    With so many people struggling with food scarcity and food accessibility, it’s down right angering to think about how much food is wasted in our country, let alone considering the people who dedicate their lives and all of their energy to growing that food, transporting that food and the energy and resources required to maintain the land to grow all that food and more.

    How can you help? You can implement a composting system in your home or look into neighborhood or city composting in your community or even more importantly you can limit your food waste in your kitchen by utilizing as much of the food you but or grow that you can, from proper storage, to only buying what you need, to cooking from root to leaf and throwing out as little as possible!
    Read the rest of this entry »

  7. Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan {grain-free with options for paleo, keto + Whole30}

    This Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan  comes together quite easy with some quick shortcuts and super smart hacks. Plus, there are options for making paleo, Whole30 or keto compatible, if you’d like. This is the perfect romantic meal for two or a great family-friendly, option too.

    Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan {grain-free with options for paleo, keto + Whole30}

    Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan {grain-free with options for paleo, keto + Whole30}

    Chicken parmesan is a classic comfort dish that we took and put our own spin on. It’s says ‘hey, look, I made something amazing for dinner for a fun special occasion like a Valentine’s day dinner at home, anniversary or just a weekend where you want to reminisce about going out to fancy dinners’ – remember going out?  This Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan can be a romantic dinner for two, a special dinner for a family, or dinner for one with amazing leftovers for the week. This is recipe is so simple but full of flavor it is a family favorite. Another bonus to this recipe is that its about 30 minutes from start to finish… can you believe that? We have a couple of tips to streamline the cooking process so that you can get everything prepped, cooked, and plated within 30-40 minutes showing off your amazing chef skills.  

    We kept the ingredients to a minimum and you can easily make this Whole30 compatible, dairy free, paleo, or keto, too. There is a way to make everyone happy with this recipe. Here’s how to do it…

    Read the rest of this entry »

  8. Gluten-free Chocolate Mousse Pies {Dairy-free with grain-free options}

    These mini creamy, rich, decadent gluten-free chocolate mousse pies are the perfect sweet treat to share with your sweet. This dairy-free cream pie is served on a crumbly cookie crust that brings the perfect texture and flavor. With lots of options for serving, don’t miss out on the Tasty Yummies Organic Raw Dark Chocolate to compliment and finish these pies off, just right.

    Gluten-free Chocolate Mousse Pies {Dairy-free with grain-free options}

    Gluten-free Chocolate Mousse Pies {Dairy-free with grain-free options}

    Chocolate mouse is one of my favorite desserts…well basically anything including dark chocolate will get you an A+ in my book. This is one of those desserts that is so simple but tastes so decadent you and anyone who tries it will think that it was made by a professional baker.  No need to tell anybody that this is dairy free and gluten-free, that’s how amazing it tastes! This recipe is can easily be made grain-free and refined sugar free, depending on the cookies you use or how you make the crust. We love a good dessert, but we also like to ensure that we use the highest quality ingredients within our budget and still making sure that the recipe is amazing.

    Gluten-free Chocolate Mousse Pies {Dairy-free with grain-free options}

    Gluten-free Chocolate Mousse Pies {Dairy-free with grain-free options}

    First, you want to make sure that you have a good can of coconut milk. We want the cream on the top because that will help the pie stay more solidified. If you can shake your can of coconut milk and hear everything move around, you’re going to want to put it in the fridge for a few hours and if you think about it ahead of time, put that can of coconut milk in the fridge the night before. When you open your can of coconut milk you’re going to want to scoop off the solid part on top, that’s the good stuff! You want to measure out one cup of coconut cream. You can also purchase just canned coconut cream, too, if you’d like.

    Next you want about 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups of dark chocolate chips, bittersweet chocolate chips or roughly chipped dark chocolate. We used dark chocolate chips that were sweetened with coconut sugar. We recommend using a double boiler to melt the chocolate down, it is the easiest way to melt down the chocolate without burning it. If you do not have a double boiler you can also use the microwave heating for 1 minute to start then 30 seconds at a time stirring every time you need to add more time.

    Read the rest of this entry »

  9. Paleo Beef Stroganoff {gluten-free, dairy-free, Whole30, keto}

    This hearty, creamy, comforting, Paleo Beef Stroganoff comes together in no time, with minimal ingredients and it’s another great way to use the Protein Prep Chipped Beef we’ve shared with you. By changing what you serve this over it can easily be made Whole30 compliant or keto. We like a gluten or grain-free or gluten-free pasta, but you can also go with zucchini noodles, hearts of palm pasta, cauliflower rice or potatoes.

    Paleo Beef Stroganoff {gluten-free, Whole30, Keto}

    Paleo Beef Stroganoff {gluten-free, Whole30, Keto}

    If you are looking to feed a crowd or just meal prep for the week, we’ve got a fantastic Beef Stroganoff recipe to add to your meal list for the week. This recipe is a continuation of our protein prep of chipped beef giving you a fourth way to make a meal using chipped beef.  Whether you’ve already prepped the bed and you are making this sauce and adding the beef or bought the beef in bulk and cooking as you need, this recipe has you covered.

    This is a delicious creamy, savory dish that will shock people if you tell them it is dairy free. You will be amazed at the flavor of this recipe with such minimal ingredients. The mushrooms and onions add great depth of flavor along with the beef bone broth. I know we usually say use whatever broth you have on hand but we realllllly recommend you use beef broth for this recipe. It adds such rich flavor to the dish that we don’t want you to miss out on. 

    Read the rest of this entry »

  10. Beef and Broccoli Egg Bake {gluten-free, grain-free, keto, options for paleo, Whole30, dairy-free}

    Beef and Broccoli Egg Bake {gluten-free, grain-free, keto, options for paleo, Whole30, dairy-free}

    Beef and Broccoli Egg Bake {gluten-free, grain-free, keto, options for paleo, Whole30, dairy-free}

    Egg bakes make a really fantastic meal-prep option. You can simply cook once and are set for breakfast for the next 5 days. Just a reminder, there is no rule that eggs can only be eaten at breakfast. You can also enjoy egg for lunch, a snack, and yes, even dinner!

    Pasture raised eggs are a food we stand behind. You can read more about the various types of eggs that exist and what all the titles mean. Pasture-raised eggs have omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, vitamin B12, folate, vitamin A. A few other benefits to mention about pastured eggs is that they have the availability to eat, insects, worms, seeds, things that are out in nature. If you buy your eggs locally it is a totally acceptable question to ask the farmers what type of supplemental feed, they give their hens. They are usually more than happy to share and give you a tour and some fun facts about their flock also making for a great photoshoot or outing with the family.

    Read the rest of this entry »

  11. Gluten-free Cheesesteak Bowls {keto, grain-free, options for paleo + whole30}

    These Gluten-free Cheesesteak Bowls are a fun and different way to get dinner on the table in no time, especially when you planned ahead and pre-prepped the protein using our Protein Prep Chipped Beef recipe. These Gluten-free Cheesesteak bowls are also Keto-friendly, grain-free and if you swap out the cheese, you can easily make it paleo or Whole30, see below for suggestions.

    Gluten-free Cheesesteak Bowls {keto, grain-free, options for dairy-free, whole30} Gluten-free Cheesesteak Bowls {keto, grain-free, options for dairy-free, whole30}

    I really feel like cheesesteaks are an underrated meal prepped option. They are so simple but offer so much flavor using add ins and toppings that you love. We chose to forgo the roll and turn these delicious, chipped beef cheesesteaks into hearty bowls with lots of mushrooms, onions, and peppers. As we like to note, this recipe is meant to inspire you and you are totally allowed and encourage to swap out ingredients depending on your taste and preference.

    The Cheesesteak mixture would also be delicious over rice, cauliflower rice or other veggies, a top a huge salad or throw it on top of your favorite bread.

    Read the rest of this entry »

  12. Grain-free Steak Quesadilla {gluten-free, paleo + dairy-free options}

    Tortillas are one of the best vessels for food and I dare anyone to challenge that! Keeping with the theme of our chipped beef as part of our Protein Prep Method, let us introduce our chipped beef quesadillas. If you’ve made the chipped beef for easy meal prep, you are going to need to add this to your list of recipes to use that beef with. Check out our Chipped Beef Recipe for meal prep here.

    Grain-free Steak Quesadilla {gluten-free}

    Grain-free Steak Quesadilla {gluten-free}

    These quesadillas are super simple and take hardly any time at all to make. The key is to prep all of your add ins so they are ready to go in the quesadilla because this recipe takes minutes.

    Some people aren’t into the leftover game, but I suggest you make extras! These reheat great in the oven at 350ºF for 10-12 minutes. If you’re in the office a microwave or toaster oven also work well. This recipe goes with that saying, “cook once and eat for the week.”

    Read the rest of this entry »

  13. Protein Prep: How-to Make Chipped Beef

    We are so excited to bring you a new series of posts and recipes to make meal planning even easier for you. Protein prep is one of the most basic ways to meal prep and plan for yourself without elaborate recipes, tons of work or time.

    Protein Prep: How-to Make Chipped Beef

    Protein Prep: How-to Make Chipped Beef

    The goal with the Protein Prep Method is to start the week with maybe 2 to 3 super versatile basic proteins at the start of the week, that you can easily prepare and cook in bulk and then can be used throughout the week a variety of ways to make quick, easy, simple meals that require little to no effort. This month we are sharing a simple but unique way to prepare beef that will give you loads of options for meals throughout your busy week, along with a handful of recipes to utilize this prepped protein.

    Chipped beef is something that you never knew you were missing in your meal prep until now. If you haven’t heard of chipped beef it is typically a very thinly sliced beef that is salted and preserved. To simplify things, with our recipe we had the butcher shred some beef into thin slices for us to make our own version that doesn’t require a ton of work or time to preserve that you can feel good eating.

    Read the rest of this entry »

  14. Wine Braised Short Ribs with Rustic Mashed Potatoes {gluten-free, grain-free, paleo + Whole30}

    Wine Braised Short Ribs with Rustic Mashed Potatoes

    Braised short ribs are one of those dishes that I tend to lean towards ordering from restaurants. I never knew how they’d get that meat so tender and where the heck I could buy that meat to make at home. Well years ago, I finally did some investigating and realized that wow, pretty much every grocery store carries beef short ribs.

    I’ve made variations of this recipe for years but decided I needed to clean up the quality of my ingredients. This recipe does say WINE BRAISED but don’t we have an adaptable version for those who do not want to use alcohol in this recipe, if you are following Whole30, etc.

    We start off with 3-4 pounds of bone in beef short ribs. This dish is set to serve 4, but I would suggest that if you’d like to have leftovers, I’d double the recipe. This recipe takes a little bit of prep but it is totally worth your time!

    Read the rest of this entry »

  15. Gluten-free Butter Cookies (Dairy-free option)

    These Gluten-free Butter cookies are a classic simple recipe that can be made during any time of the year but are special to us during the winter holiday season. We adapted one of our family’s recipes to make our butter cookies gluten and dairy free. The cookies still have the same buttery rich flavor from the ghee (clarified butter) without the lactose or casein.


    Gluten-free Butter Cookies (dairy-free)

    Gluten-free Butter Cookies (dairy-free)

    Butter cookies can be known to be a bit dense so for our recipe we really recommend you mix the butter and sugars together until they are light and fluffy. It may take 3-5 minutes to get to that fluffy consistency that we are looking for so we recommend using a stand mixer if you have one and a hand mixer will also work for this recipe. Room temperature ingredients are important with this recipe. Having the butter and egg yolks at room temperature helps the dough come together with the coconut sugar.

    If you can’t find ghee at your local grocery store, we have a recipe to make your own ghee at home and it is so easy and worth your time to make a batch to have on hand. Using a high quality organic butter (pasture-raised if you can find it) is optimal when making ghee. If you do not have dairy sensitivity you can for sure use regular high quality butter in this recipe it swaps very easily.

    Read the rest of this entry »

  16. Bone Broth Risotto with Pan Seared Scallops {gluten-free + dairy-free}

    Risotto with Pan Seared Scallops (gluten-free + dairy-free)

    Risotto with Pan Seared Scallops (gluten-free + dairy-free)

    Risotto is one of those comfort foods that’s easier and more versatile than most people think. This recipe does take some attention because you need to add one cup of broth at a time, but it is well worth it! One of the best parts about this Bone Broth Risotto with Pan Seared Scallops is that it is packed with flavor, ingredients that you know have added nutritional value, but the best part is you save more than half of the amount of money on this dish making it at home than buying at a restaurant. There are no extra oils and ingredients that you can’t pronounce the name of. This recipe is great for a novice cook looking to dip their toe in an elegant new dish to show off to their family and friends.

    Risotto with Pan Seared Scallops (gluten-free + dairy-free)

    In this recipe we use arborio rice. Arborio rice is known to be very starchy which in turn creates this creaminess without using any milk or cream. Arborio rice is also naturally gluten free for those that are sensitive or intolerant to gluten this is a great option.

    We chose turkey bone broth in this recipe because Thanksgiving has just come and gone, and we had a batch on hand. Don’t worry though, any bone broth or stock that is homemade or store-bought will work with this recipe. Bone broth has lots of nutritional value! It’s rich in minerals, amino acids, protein. Here is a post we did on making your own bone broth with more information on the nutritional aspects.

    Read the rest of this entry »

  17. Dark Chocolate Crispy Peanut Butter Balls – No Bake {Gluten-Free + Cane Sugar-Free}

    These gluten-free Dark Chocolate Crispy Peanut Butter Balls are literally ALL of my favorite things in one. Dark chocolate, peanut butter, they’re a little creamy, a little crunchy and they have the perfect bit of salt on top. WHAT? Did I dream these?

    Dark Chocolate Crispy Peanut Butter Balls - No Bake {Gluten-Free + Cane Sugar-Free}

    Dark Chocolate Crispy Peanut Butter Balls - No Bake {Gluten-Free + Cane Sugar-Free}

    We had a small outdoor, safe, Thanksgiving celebration here at out house with our little “Pandemic Pod of Pals” and I made a full spread of classic, Thanksgiving food w could enjoy outside on our deck. Our friend Audrey offered to bring her famous Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls to share and when dinner ended and I pulled them from the fridge, made sure they were gluten-free and then promptly popped one into my mouth. After I yelled a few overly excited expletives I realized for me, it was love at first bite!! I believe while I was dancing with one of these in my mouth, my exact quote was (and I will leave out my excited use of the F-word) – “OMG, what is this magic? This is all of my most favorite things in one bite!!!”

    After getting Audrey’s original recipe, I made a few small tweaks to the recipe, swapping powdered sugar for coconut sugar and maple syrup, leaving out vegan butter and cutting it in half and opting for salted grass-fed butter instead (you can also use ghee or coconut oil here, too) and the box of sprouted brown rice cacao crisps I already had in the pantry made for the perfect crispy crunchy interior.

    There’s just something about the classic flavors of dark chocolate and peanut butter that I will never tired of and while there are so many nut butter alternatives and yeh, sure, they are good, they just don’t quite do it for me the way that peanut butter does (see below for options and alternatives for other options, if you must).

    Dark Chocolate Crispy Peanut Butter Balls - No Bake {Gluten-Free + Cane Sugar-Free}

    Making these Dark Chocolate Crispy Peanut Butter Balls was a therapeutic baking session (sans actually baking) thanks to the sadness of my cancelled plans. There’s something about being in the kitchen, Christmas music blaring and making something sweet that is instantly soothing to the soul.

    The best part about these, since they make well over 4 dozen balls, they are perfect to portion out and share with people you love, especially for the holidays. Leave a small box for your neighbors, give some to your trainer in an effort to bribe him to go easy on you in your workout (I might have done that) or just keep them ALL for yourself.

    I have since learned, thanks to Google that these Rice Crispy Peanut Butter Balls are a classic recipe, though many of the original recipes include half as much cereal and peanut butter and a full cup of powdered sugar, plus milk chocolate. I can’t even imagine how overly sweet those are. I really love that these Dark Chocolate Crispy Peanut Butter Balls are the perfect amount of sweet without hitting you over the head with it.

    I hope you enjoy these Dark Chocolate Crispy Peanut Butter Balls as such as I did – and please let me know if they make you scream swear words out of pure glee, too!

    By the way, in other circumstances I would have loved to share process photos while I made these, but to be fair, I did make them at like 8pm on a Sunday night after we found out our Yosemite trip had been officially cancelled because our campgrounds had closed due to this secondary lock down in California. So it is what it is, like the rest of 2020!

    Also, hey – did you hear the news?

    Speaking of chocolate, in case you missed it, I officially unveiled the brand new Tasty Yummies web store last week and introduced the three exclusive Tasty Yummies raw organic dark chocolate bars – Basic B, Salty B and Spicy B. All of the bars are dairy-free, cane sugar-free featuring the right amount of sweetness from mineral-rich coconut sugar, and luscious raw cacao butter stone ground at low temperatures. I am so proud of these bars and I am so excited to finally share them with all of you.

    While I wouldn’t necessarily recommend melting down these Tasty Yummies Chocolate Bars like 10 of them for this particular recipe, they are the perfect bar to savor and enjoy every single day.

    Read the rest of this entry »

  18. Winter Salad with Chicken, Root Veggies & Champagne Vinaigrette

    If you thought salad was only a summer dish, I promise this Winter Salad with Chicken, Root Veggies & Champagne Vinaigrette is sure to change your mind. This salad has a ton of warming flavors with a winter vibe from the rosemary to root veggies with lots of options for you to customize to your family’s needs.

    Winter Salad with Chicken, Root Veggies & Champagne Vinaigrette

    Winter Salad with Chicken, Root Veggies & Champagne Vinaigrette

    This Winter Salad with Chicken, Root Veggies & Champagne Vinaigrette is a wonderful way to celebrate the bounty of the season with a meal-sized salad FULL of nutrients and valor.

    Winter Salad with Chicken, Root Veggies & Champagne Vinaigrette

    Winter Salad with Chicken, Root Veggies & Champagne Vinaigrette

    First up is the roasted rosemary balsamic garlic chicken that smells like a night with heavy snow and everyone hanging out by the fire all nicely warm and cozy. This chicken is quick to cook, but you can also plan ahead and prep the chicken a day or two ahead, if you are someone who batch preps your proteins at the start of the week. It makes easy weeknight meals even easier. If you want to this Winter Salad to be a side dish to another protein, simply leave the chicken out.

    Winter Salad with Chicken, Root Veggies & Champagne Vinaigrette

    Next up we have some roasted sweet potatoes that add a nice sweetness and texture and can take the place of croutons any day. You may be surprised with the roasted beets in this salad but the nutty earthy flavor they provide pairs very nicely with the rosemary chicken. A sprinkle of goat cheese and chopped pecans are the perfect final add-ins. The topper is the champagne vinaigrette. It sounds fancy, it tastes fancy, but don’t worry it is very simple to make and I’m pretty sure this will become a staple dressing.

    Read the rest of this entry »

  19. Immune Supportive Citrus Matcha Elixir

    This citrus-infused matcha drink features MegaFood C-Protect Nutrient Booster Powder, matcha, fresh orange juice and zest, it can be sweetened to your liking with honey and it offers a delicious and simple way to support your immune system.* Be sure to catch the various options at the end of the post to keep your immune support* fun and delicious.

    This post and recipe were created in partnership with MegaFood. I am proud to work with brands that care about the health of their consumers and the planet. As always, all opinions, ideas and text are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Tasty Yummies.

    Immune Supportive Citrus Matcha Elixir

    Immune Supportive Citrus Matcha Elixir

    It is the perfect time to prioritize foods, habits and supplements that will help to support our health and well-being, and to take the necessary steps to support our immune health.*

    There is a lot to consider with immune support, from the basic foundations of health and wellness to the nuances of bio-individuality. I am forever a firm believer in turning to our diet, nutrition and lifestyle first, whenever possible and accessible, to support our body’s natural processes and efforts. But we may not always obtain all of the essential nutrients for immune support from diet alone; this is when I turn to and recommend supplemental support.  

    Immune Supportive Citrus Matcha Elixir

    MegaFood Daily C-Protect Nutrient Booster Powder offers daily support for the immune system by combining vitamin C with farm-fresh super fruits, including organic blueberries, organic cranberries and organic whole oranges. It also includes an Immune-Balancing Blend with organic astragalus and organic schisandra berry.*  Use my code BETH20 for 20% off your first order on megafood.com.

    Read the rest of this entry »

  20. Between Meals Podcast. Episode 56: A Guided Mindfulness Practice for Anxiety

    LISTEN NOW ON ITUNES

    (Listen on iTunes)

    No. 56 | A Guided Mindfulness Practice for Anxiety

    Enjoy this brief guided meditation and mindfulness exercise for anxiety that you can do this anytime, anywhere. When you want to feel more grounded, relaxed, and alert to your present moment experience of your body and senses.

    For information on working with Beth 1:1 for Functional Nutritional Therapy support along with targeted protocols for gut healing, blood sugar support, hormone healing, brain health and more, you can apply here – http://tasty-yummies.com/1on1

    >>> If you are struggling with your mental health right now in any way and you need support, please reach out to a licensed therapist or counselor or at the very least, a loved one who can support you. If you don’t have anyone, please reach out to me – you are not alone <<<

     

     

     

     

    LISTEN NOW ON ITUNES

    (Listen on iTunes)

     

     

    You can now subscribe to the Between Meals Podcast on Apple iTunesGoogle Play, Spotify and Stitcher

    THANK YOU FOR LISTENING:

    Since we are still pretty new on iTunes, please do us a solid and SUBSCRIBE and of course, we would be honored if you took the time to rate and review the show, this will help more people find us and help the show to grow!  If you liked this episode or others, please share on social media and tag us, share with friends and family, etc – this means the world! 

    Read the rest of this entry »

  21. Between Meals Podcast. Episode 55: Body Liberation: The Grey Area of Diet Culture and Anti-Diet Culture

    LISTEN NOW ON ITUNES

    (Listen on iTunes)

    No. 55 | Body Liberation: The Grey Area of Diet Culture and Anti-Diet Culture

    Join us as we have a chat about body liberation and navigating the vibrant grey area of diet culture and anti-diet culture as you end the toxic dieting cycle and discover autonomy.

    Lucia Hawley is a functional nutritional therapy practitioner, women’s health expert with a master’s in social work, clinical mental health. Her mission is to teach dieters how to end the dieting cycle and lose weight for life. Her liberatory approach to nutrition emphasizes techniques that incorporate knowledge on not only how our bodies work, but how and why our bodies, minds, and spirits were all created to radically coexist in harmony. This empowers her clients to deeply understand their subconscious identities and habits, and to finally break free of the dieting cycle once and for all. Lucia hosts the Devoured Podcast, coaches clients in her Lean + Liberated Method, and enjoys getting outside into nature with her family and spunky dog in Portland, Oregon.

     

     

     

     

    LISTEN NOW ON ITUNES

    (Listen on iTunes)

     

     

    You can now subscribe to the Between Meals Podcast on Apple iTunesGoogle Play, Spotify and Stitcher

    THANK YOU FOR LISTENING:

    Since we are still pretty new on iTunes, please do us a solid and SUBSCRIBE and of course, we would be honored if you took the time to rate and review the show, this will help more people find us and help the show to grow!  If you liked this episode or others, please share on social media and tag us, share with friends and family, etc – this means the world! 

    Read the rest of this entry »

DISCLAIMER: This website is written and produced for informational and educational purposes only. Statements within this site have not been approved by the FDA. Content should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise. The reader assumes full responsibility for consulting a qualified health professional before starting a new diet or health program. Please seek professional help regarding any health conditions or concerns. The writer(s) and publisher(s) of this site are not responsible for adverse reactions, effects, or consequences resulting from the use of any recipes or suggestions herein or procedures undertaken hereafter.