Spa Cuisine Recipes

shepherd’s pie {crock pot recipe}


Today I went to my grandgirl’s school for Grandparent’s day. Maddie May’s Kindergarten class sang a couple adorable songs to all of us grandparents in the elementary school gymnasium (one of them brought tears to my eyes!), and then we all went to the classroom to read books, play games and color. What a fun…

strawberry banana ginger smoothie


Here’s a delicious, healthy smoothie recipe with zing! I love the addition of fresh ginger. It’s spicy and has the added benefit of protecting you from colds and flu during the chilly winter months. Bonus! for 2 smoothies: 2 large bananas, sliced 8 ripe strawberries, hulled 2 Tablespoons fresh, grated ginger 2 cups sweetened vanilla…

bermuda beach salad dressing


Did you know that the beaches in Bermuda are pink? This is due to their proximity to certain types of coral reefs. Just a little bit of trivia for your Friday, and the inspiration for one of my new salad dressings. Actually, this is just original Thousand Island dressing with raspberry vinegar and chopped beets…

healthy chocolate pudding {paleo}


Chocolate pudding is one of my favorite sweet treats but I haven’t been eating it very often these days because, let’s face it, it’s usually loaded with sugar and starch. I discovered a whole new way to make pudding that’s not only delicious, it’s completely healthy and Paleo friendly. I made up a batch of…

chewy chocolate chip cookies {paleo recipe}


My daughter, Grace, has been getting creative in the kitchen and cooking up all sorts of healthy, Paleo treats. These are some of the best, chewiest, soft chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had and the almond flour gives these cookies a wonderful texture and flavor. They’re too good not to share, so here’s the recipe!…

paleo gingersnaps


These are very tasty little gingersnap cookies that are completely Paleo, but they do have molasses, pure maple syrup and butter in them so don’t eat the whole batch at once They’re particularly good when dunked into a cold glass of almond milk! I made a batch specifically to use as an ingredient in my…

bbq beef sweet potato skins {regular & paleo options}


We’ve been happily and successfully eating Paleo for a couple weeks now, and I have to say I just love it! Once in awhile I stray and have a cucumber sandwich on soft white bread, or I take a bite of a skillet cookie that has just come out of the oven (because come ON,…

zucchini spaghetti


Jeff surprised me with a Veggetti! What’s a Veggetti, you may ask? It’s this nifty tool for turning summer squash and zucchini (and other veggies) into noodles! You can make thick or thin noodles and they truly turn out awesome. There are other vegetable noodle makers out there, but what I really like about the…

easy chicken chow mein


Last night while we were sleeping all snug in our beds, it snowed! Not a lot of snow, but a light dusting. All of the rooftops were sprinkled with the white stuff and our neighborhood, situated at the foot of a bluff, looked like a fairy tale. Smoke is puffing out of several chimneys and…

5 minute paleo mug bread


Here’s a piece of good news for my Paleo friends! Bread you can make in 5 minutes! Yes, 5 minutes! You read that correctly! Are you excited? This is so easy and delicious. Gracie spreads homemade almond butter on slices of this for her school lunches. It’s also wonderful warmed a little and served with…