Integrating simple whole foods into our daily lives can have a powerful impact on our overall health and wellness. Therefore, my recipes primarily use whole foods, are family-friendly, and use ingredients you can get at your local grocery store.
My approach is to never label foods as “good” or “bad”. There is no one perfect diet. To respect the diversity of diets, you will find swaps and options within many of the recipes. In my recipe index, you will find choices to meet the needs of many lifestyles such as gluten-free, plant-based, raw, vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, and natural sugar-free options for inclusive recipes to respect the diversity of each person’s food story.
You will find simple & delicious recipes organized by category below or you can search recipes by ingredients or diet preferences (i.e. gluten-free) using the search bar for ease.
From my kitchen to yours, Xo Jo
Granola. There is something so satisfying and versatile about a good granola mixture. Granola can be a healthy breakfast option in a bowl with milk and fruit, sprinkled on top of greek yogurt, or even as a baked topping on your breakfast muffins. Granola can also be a high protein, high energy snack that you can take on a hike with you or as a 3 pm snack. Granola can even elevate your dessert by adding a crunchy topping to your roasted stone-fruit and whipped cream. Clearly, I am a fan of yogurt.
If you are looking for a plant-based nacho cheese dip to align with your vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or dairy-free lifestyle than look no further because I got you covered! Now, I have many my fair share of plant-based cheeses that make claims that have not really lived up. Watering cheese-like bowls that when you dip your chip into it has no substance, but by using Cauliflower you get the rich and creamy consistency of a nacho dip with a healthier spin on ait.
Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best kinda recipes. I had forgotten about Tuna Salad for years as my association with it was this thick salad that had a higher ratio of Mayonaise to Tuna as a kid that I did not like to eat. However, working with some food insecurity groups I rediscovered canned Tuna as an affordable non-perishable protein option and began playing around ways to “healthify it”.
Are you wondering what on earth a Rocket-Fuel latte is? Basically, I discovered them after I had a pretty adverse reaction to the classic “Bulletproof Coffee”. The Rocket Fuel Latte is a great took for those that are looking for a healthy, balanced Keto approach to shift your body into burning fat as fuel instead of carbohydrates as its primary source of fuel. However, the Rocket Fuel Latte is not a new idea but was used by the Amazonian Indians as a stimulant and a Rocket Fuel Latte today is often defined as a strong full-flavored intense coffee to promote energy and satiation.
My birthday always falls on or around Easter weekend, and in my family, I am responsible for the holiday meals. Throughout my posts, I have talked about the importance of simplifying and finding balance. That it is easy to get carried away on menus you designed from your Pinterest board that leave you spending hours upon hours in the kitchen, I have been there many times.
One of my favorite things about winter is seasonal winter citrus fruits like Meyer Lemons, Ruby Grapefruits, and of course, Blood Oranges! This Blood Orange Meringue Pie is a fun winter twist on a classic Lemon Meringue. It is a little sweeter, less tart and well its a beautiful color for the season.
Hey, I’m Jo! As a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant, Practitioner and Raw Food Chef, I am passionate about creating simple, whole-food recipes that easily fit into your everyday life. I am committed to empowering you to find fulfillment in fueling your body to regain balance, reclaim health and rejoice in the most vibrant body possible.
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