Finger-licking, easy, low sugar BBQ Sauce (vegan, GF, allergy friendly)

I’ve adapted this recipe from America’s Test Kitchen’s Paleo-friendly recipe found in their book “Paleo Perfected.”I made the recipe bigger, easier, one pot, and lower in sugar. Their’s was a little complicated, mine is stupid easy. Their’s might make the heavens sing, but with this one you get serenaded by at least one angel…So, I am…

On Becoming a Runner: The first twenty minutes are the hardest

After my medically-induced running hiatus this winter into spring, I am starting to run again, and it is SO painful. My body is woefully out of shape. It reminds me of starting running, and I wanted to share some pearls of wisdom: (1) You DO have a runner’s body Some body types are naturally faster…

On setbacks and finding snapping turtles in duck ponds

I write this while coughing, asthmatically. Setbacks. All. These. Setbacks. When you get them clustered together it feels like a great voice in the sky saying, Just give up, Maryann! And, Sit on the couch and eat chocolate, Deborah, until the pain goes away! And, well, these options are rather alluring until you realize the long-term effects. Last night,…

Vegan High Protein Chocolate Cream Pie (vegan, gluten free)

I like a chocolate cream pie with a nice graham cracker crust, and I’ve been experimenting with how to make this recipe sing–how to make it something that in moderate doses is actually healthy–for a long time. Tonight we celebrate, because I finally got it. The recipe is made with firm tofu, 85% cocoa chocolate, and…

Beet Noodle Salad (GF, vegan)

I was introduced to this yummy dish on Friday by my friend Jocelyn, who does awesome things through her organization SPUR (check SPUR out here). It is simple–just spiralized beets lightly roasted with a quick vinaigrette and some herbs. But, oh, this is so yummy. Also, my obsession with beets should be rather… obvious. Beet Noodle Salad…

Protein-Rich Hidden Veggie Waffles (vegan, low sugar, egg free, whole grain)

I recently started working with Julia Hincman-Francavilla at Newleaf Nutrition. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I have a few conditions (the famous triad of POCS, endometriosis, and hypothyroidism) that make gaining weight easy and losing weight hard. This has worsened post-partum, and my usual methods of eating healthily have not been working to lower my body…