Easter Brunch


I love the Easter Season for several reasons

ONE I am reminded how much each and every one of is loved because Jesus gave his life for each one of us!

TWO Spring is here and the days are getting warmer and the sun is out longer.

THREE I love brunch and you cannot beat a good Easter brunch!!

So here are some ideas for your Easter brunch or any spring brunch you have coming up!!


Maple Sugar Crusted Ham 

(This recipe is for half a ham double for a whole ham)


·      Spiral Cut Ham (I buy one with no nitrates)

·      1 Cup Water

·      ½ Cup Avocado Oil

·      ½ Cup Coconut Super

·      1 tsp Vanilla Extract

·      1 tsp Maple Extract


1.     Place Ham in roasting pan with water and cover with foil. Place in 350-degree oven for 15 minutes.

2.     While Ham is in oven mix the oil, sugar, vanilla and maple extract in a bowl

3.     After 15 min take foil off Ham and cover with sugar mixture then place back in oven for 10 minutes uncovered.

4.     Take out of oven and let set for 5 minutes before cutting.


Spring Vegetable Egg Casserole


·      1 Cup Chopped Asparagus

·      1 Cup Chopped Mushroom

·      1 TBSP Avocado Oil

·      ½ Cup Onion

·      6 Eggs

·      1 Cup Non-Dairy Milk

·      1 TBSP Garlic Powder

·      1 TBSP Thyme

·      1 TBSP Everyday Seasoning (I use Trader Joes)

·      Salt and Pepper to taste


1.     In a heated skillet add oil, asparagus, mushroom and onions. Cook until cooked through

2.     Spray 8X8 baking pan and then add cooked veggies

3.     While veggies are cooling mix eggs, milk, garlic, thyme, everyday seasoning as well as salt and pepper together then pour over the veggies then mix them all together in pan.

4.     Place veggie and egg mixture in a 350-degree oven for 30 minutes or until it is cooked through.


Rosemary Thyme Roasted Potatoes


·      10 mini potatoes

·      5 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme

·      1 TBSP Avocado Oil

·      1 TBSP Rosemary

·      Salt and Pepper to taste


1.     Wash and chop potato’s

2.     Place potatoes, oil, thyme, rosemary and salt and pepper in and bowl and toss together

3.     Place potatoes on a cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick spray and place in a 400-degree oven for 20 min or until bottoms are golden brown.



Berry Baked French Toast


·       10-12 slices gluten free bread toasted (I use Canyon 7 Grain)

·       1 cups Blueberries

·       1 cup Chopped Strawberries

·       10 large eggs

·       2 cups nondairy milk

·       1 cup maple syrup

·       1 tsp nutmeg

·       2 tsp cinnamon


1.     Preheat oven to 350-degrees

2.     Spray 9"x13" pan with nonstick spray or coconut oil

3.     Line bottom of pan with the bread overlapping each piece.

4.     Press bread down to sort of mold together.

5.     Spread berries over the toast in the pan.

6.     Whisk eggs, milk, syrup and spices together well.

7.     Pour over the berries and bread.

8.     Bake uncovered for 50-65 min until done.

Tip: Serve with fresh Coconut whipped cream


Honey Glazed Carrots


·      12 Petite Carrots

·      1 TBSP Avocado Oil

·      1 TBSP Honey

·      ½ tsp Garlic

·      Salta and Pepper to taste


1.     Wash and pill carrots in not bought that way

2.     Place carrots in bowl with oil, honey, garlic, salt and pepper toss together

3.     Place carrots on cookie sheet and place in a 400-degree oven for 15 minutes


Citrus Salad


·      1 Bag Spring Mix Salad

·      ½ Bag Arugula

·      ½ Cup Pistachios

·      ½ Cup Sunflower Seeds

·      1 Orange peeled and segments cut up

·      1/3 Cup of Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar

·      ¼ Cup Olive Oil

·      Edible Flowers (optional)


1.     Toss together salad, arugula, pistachios, sunflower seeds and Orange Segments in bowl

2.     In a separate bowl wisk together vinegar and oil then toss into salad mixture

3.     Top with edible flowers


Mini Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze


·      1 box Simple Mills Vanilla Cake Mix

·      2 Cup Finely shredded carrots (removes excess moisture with paper towel)

·      1 Cup Crushed Pineapple (make sure to buy in own juice)

·      ¼ Cup Chopped Walnuts

·      2 tsp Cinnamon

·      1/8 tsp Cloves

·      ½ Cup Daiya Spreadable Cream Cheese

·      ½ Container Simple Mills Vanilla Icing


1.     Mix Vanilla cake mix as box states

2.     Mix in cinnamon and cloves

3.     Fold in carrots, pineapple and walnuts into cake mix

4.     Poor cake mixture into well-greased mini cake molds (you can also make regular sized cake)

5.     Cook in 350-degree oven for 20 mins or until cooked through

6.     Once cooked let cakes cool

7.     While they are cooling add Cream Cheese and Vanilla Icing into sauce pan and stir until melted together.

8.     Removes cakes from molds and spoon glaze over the cakes.

Tip: You can top with more crushed walnuts



HAPPY EASTER and Enjoy Your Brunch!!






Who is Ready for Some FOOTBALL!!!

I love watching the Super Bowl even though my team didn’t make it this year :( I still love watching the commercials and eating all the foods!

However, most of the time the foods are fried, processed and full of fat but I can help you with that! I have come up with some great CLEAN Super Bowl Foods everyone at your party will love!



One Pot Chili


·      1 lb. Grass Fed Ground Beef

·      4 oz. can Green Chiles

·      1 can Diced Tomatoes

·      1 cup Beef Bone Broth

·      1 cup Tomato Juice

·      1 can Black Beans

·      1 small Yellow Onion – diced

·      2 TBSP Cumin

·      2 TBSP Chili Powder

·      Salt and Pepper to taste


1.     Add Beef and Onion to large pot. Cook until beef is browned.

2.     Add everything else into pot and stir together

3.     Let cook on medium for 30 min.

4.     Let simmer on low for an hour

Note: You can setup a chili bar or just serve with the corn bread in the next recipe!


Mini Cornbread Muffins


·       1 cup milk of choice, room temperature or warm (this is important so that the coconut oil doesn't harden once added)

·       2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

·       1/3 cup refined coconut oil, melted

·       1/2 cup honey

·       1/2 teaspoon vanilla

·       2/3 cup medium grind gluten-free cornmeal 

·       1 1/3 cup oat flour (if you do not have oat flour you can quickly grind some oats up in a blender)

·       3/4 teaspoon salt

·       2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

·       1/2 teaspoon baking soda

·      1/2 cup Frozen Corn


1.   Preheat the oven to 350-degrees spray mini muffin pan wells with nonstick spray.

2.   Pour the milk in a large mixing bowl, add the apple cider vinegar, and give it a few stirs. Let sit for 5 minutes while preparing the dry ingredients.

3.   In a medium mixing bowl, stir together all the dry ingredients. Set aside.

4.   To the milk mixture, add the melted coconut oil, honey and vanilla and stir until well combined.

5.   Add the dry mixture and frozen corn stir just until combined.

6.   Pour into the prepared pan. Bake muffins for 10 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the middle should come out with a few moist crumbs but no wet batter.


Chicken Meatballs with Yogurt Wing Sauce Dip


Chicken Meatballs


·      2 lbs. of Ground Chicken

·      1 TBSP Trader Joes Everyday Seasoning

·     1/2 TBSP Garlic Powder

·      1 TBSP Avocado Oil

·     1/2 cup Chicken Broth


1.     Add Avocado Oil to skillet and heat

2.     While the oil is heating up mix the chicken and seasonings in a bowl

3.     Once the oil is hot start forming the chicken mixture into balls and put in the skillet. (Do not fill the skillet too much. You do not want the meatballs to touch. You may have to do two rounds.)

4.     Flip the meatballs in the pan so each side gets a good brown outer layer. (They do not have to be cooked all the way through)

5.     Once each side of the Meatball is nice a browned place the Meatballs in an oven save casserole dish. Once you have all the Meatballs in the dish add Chicken Broth to the bottom of the pan and cover with foil.

6.     Place the dish in a 350-degree preheated oven and let finishing cooking for 20 min.

7.     Take them out and serve warm!


Yogurt Wing Sauce


·      1 cup Plain Almond Milk Yogurt (you can use any yogurt you like)

·     1/4 cup Franks Hot Sauce

·     1/2 TBSP Tomato Paste

·      Salt and Pepper to Taste


1.     Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Add more hot sauce if you like it hotter!

2.    Let sit in fridge for at least an hour (You can make this the night before)

Place the Meatballs and Sauce on a Platter and Serve!

Note: You can add celery, carrot sticks or some blue cheese crumbles!



Easy Guacamole


·      2 Ripe Avocados

·      1/2 cup Fresh Pico de Gallo (I get mine from the prepared food section at the grocery store)


1.     Cut and remove the avocado from the skins into and bowl and mash

2.     Add the fresh pico mix with mashed avocado

3.     Place in a serving platter and serve with veggies and tortilla chips. (Siete Brand Tortilla chips our mine fav! The Lime flavor is awesome with the Guacamole)



Mini Twice Baked Potato Skins


·      1/2 lb. Bacon

·      1 cup Dairy Free Cheese Spread (My Favorite is Barefood'n Cashew Cheese)

·      6 Red Skin Potatoes

·      Salt and Pepper to taste


1.     Wash and cut potatoes in half long ways

2.    Place halved potatoes on a baking pan and place in a 400-degree oven for 30 min or until cooked all the way through.

3.    While potatoes are cooking cook the bacon and set aside to cool.

4.    Once potatoes are done scoop out center and place in bowl

5.    In the same bowl with the center of the potato add cheese and salt and pepper. Mix together

6.    Add the cheese mixture back into the potato and Broil in the oven for 10 minutes or until the tops brown.

7.     Once done take the potatoes out and place on a plate. Crumble the cooked bacon over the top of each potato and serve!


For the final play and something a little sweet!



Football Cookie


·      Simple Mills Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

·      Simple Mills Vanilla Icing


1.     Mix the cookie up as directed on the box

2.     Place all the dough on a sprayed cookie sheet and shape like a football

3.     Place football cookie in oven and cook as directed on the cookie mix

4.     Once cookie is done let it cool

5.     While cookie is cooling take the icing and place in a pastry bag and warm up with hands. (this icing is a little stiffer than normal icing because it is made with coconut oil)

6.     When cookie is cool take icing and add the football details.

7.     Serve and Enjoy!


I hope everyone has a great Super Bowl Sunday!