I used the Simple Mills Banana Muffin and Bread mix which I found at Whole Foods.  I have a mini cake pan (see photo at bottom of webpage) which I used to pour the mix into. Instead of using oil as recommended, I substituted ghee.  I find all the SimpleRead More →

Who doesn’t love a good breakfast biscuit? Or a biscuit covered in honey and jam? Well finally I came up with something that actually satisfies my biscuit craving. Give this a try and tag @wellandzen on Instagram in photos! 3/4 cup Almond Flour 1 3/4 c Arrowroot or Tapioca FlourRead More →

This cake is perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday!  Add a plastic baby in there and make it even more traditional king cake. I used Simple Mills Vanilla Cupcake and Cake boxed mix which I found at Whole Foods.  I substituted ghee for the oil in the instructionsRead More →

Truer words never spoken… Make your health a priority today and every day.  Make time to eat healthy, to work out, for self care. If you don’t do it now, then when will it get done? If you put your healthy off until you retire then it will be tooRead More →

These grilled chicken drumsticks and sauteed veggies were good enough even for my kids to eat!  Amazing right!  Details below on how to create this dish. For the chicken: Dry brine them first by pulling back the skin on the chicken drumsticks, sprinkle with kosher salt and let them restRead More →

This quote by Rumi is beautiful. Looking within to change what is inside will have a positive impact on the world around you because you are in fact connected to everything. You are all things and so as you heal yourself you heal the world. When things in my worldRead More →

Roasted herb red potatoes with rosemary, parsley and chives. This side dish is easy to make and so delicious! Red potatoes, cut into fourths Avocado oil 1 Tbsp parsley 1 Tbsp pink salt 1/2 Tbsp black pepper 1/2 Tbsp rosemary 1 Tbsp dried chives Take a bag of red potatoesRead More →

These pop tarts/hand pies were made with the Cappellos brand of lasagna sheets which are paleo and Whole30 approved. Allow your lasagna sheets to defrost.  Place on parchment paper and cut into desired size.  Each lasagna sheet made 3 pieces for me, so choose whatever shape and size works forRead More →

I took a frozen piece of halibut, de-thawed it, covered it in avocado oil, salt and pepper. Baked in the oven at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. I used to meat thermometer to ensure the temperature got above 145 degrees. For grilled squash and red pepper: This recipe goes forRead More →

Something that was brought to my attention today during my acupuncture appointment. We all have past programming that hooks into us, connections to a way of thinking similar to how a computer has software. It can be very outdated software/thoughts for instance my personal hook is “I’m not good enough.”Read More →

2 sweet potatoes 1 large Hass Avocado Avocado oil 3 cups of spinach I covered these potatoes in avocado oil and baked them at 400 for about 30 minutes. Oven sweet potatoes just don’t compare to using the microwave, the extra effort is SO worth it! While you wait forRead More →

1/4 c ghee 1/2 c palm oil 1/2 c maple syrup 1/2 c maple sugar 1 tbsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 2 c @quaker oats 1/3 c blanched almond flour 2/3 c coconut flour 2/3 c chopped walnuts 2/3 c chopped dates Combine ingredients exceptRead More →

A dutch baby is also known as a German pancake. 2 eggs 2/3 cup almond flour 3 tbsp arrowroot or tapioca flour 1/4 cup ghee 2 tbsp maple sugar 1/4 vanilla bean Combine in food processor until vanilla bean has been fully chopped. Spray your non-stick pan and put downRead More →

—BOTTOM— 2 cups @Quaker oats 1/2 cup maple syrup 5 pitted dates Mix in food processor. Should not be dry, if it is add in more maple syrup. Line muffin pan with baking cups. Press bottom crust layer into cups firmly. —MIDDLE— 1/2 cup nut butter I used @justins mapleRead More →

I know you have heard the phrase ‘no pain no gain.’ I am not that big of a fan of that phrase because I feel like there is plenty to be gained without pain. However, it should be noted that pain whether physical or emotional, can be a catalyst forRead More →

cookies, paleo, whole30, desserts, healty

These paleo ginger/sugar cookie hybrids are delicious and fun to make. Make sure you have a rolling pin to get the proper depth to the cookies. I used wax paper to roll it out and then used christmas tree and star cookie cutters for my holiday theme. These are greatRead More →

I was moved by a video on Instagram by Deepak Chopra recently. The key to your peace is to really understand that you do not LACK anything in your life. We often think that once we have something specific in our life we will finally be happy. For instance, onceRead More →

1 1/3 cup blanched almond flour 1/3 cup coconut flour 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/3 cup sustainable palm oil shortening 1/4 cup maple sugar 1/4 cup almond butter 1 tsp baking powder (omit for paleo compliant) 2 eggs 1 tsp cinnamon Coconut sugar and cinnamon mixture Snickerdoodle cookies are soRead More →

paleo, whole30, healthy

3 egg yolks 1 can of full fat coconut milk 1/2 cup of ghee 1/3 cup tapioca flour 1 cup of maple sugar 2 bananas, mashed Chopped walnuts and/or coconut cream for topping if desired This paleo banana pudding will satisfy your craving for pudding, and no need to waitRead More →

I’ve been working through a meditation experience by Deepak Chopra and Oprah lately. Today Deepak mentioned something profound that I always have known and have never been able to verbally express. Answers to our problems cannot be found at the level of the problem. Don’t bother looking for it atRead More →

It’s all about your perception. Regardless of what you see on social media, everyone has difficult times and everyone goes through suffering. That’s just how life works.  Whatever you are dealing with you can take one of two ways. First is that life isn’t fair and you will choose toRead More →

  This amazing paleo parfair is made with what I refer to as  “Paleo Butter Cake” for obvious reasons you can tell it tastes smooth and buttery from all the ghee! Desserts are my favorite, and this parfait is healthy.  I layered my paleo cake with unsweetened coconut yogurt andRead More →

Quick reminder for everyone today. ➡️➡️ Before we speak to our friends and loved ones, scroll and post on social media, get mad at the car in front of us, etc, let’s take a breath and set our intention. Are we sending out positive energy and loving vibes to otherRead More →

We have only the present moment.  Anything else is our mind playing back a memory of a past event or our imagination thinking of a future possibility.  Why do we allow these thoughts to control us? Our ego/pain body thrives on negativity. Start to sit behind your ego in yourRead More →

I am quoting the words originally posted on instagram by @deepakchopra Is your happiness being grounded in the blessings you have been given in your life? Possibly you have a family, kids that make your life complete, luxury cars, a great job, a spouse who loves you, etc. These thingsRead More →

We cause stress when we start thinking that we SHOULD be somewhere we are not. I should have more money, I should not have to put up with this boss, I should be more attractive, she shouldn’t talk to me like that, my body should be perfect, on and onRead More →

Find out the way that Divine is going, and go that way.  Seems simple but it’s actually quite difficult. When things don’t go our way, we usually get frustrated or angry.  We want a certain outcome in a situation and we feel powerless when things don’t happen that way forRead More →

Blueberry paleo mini-muffins that my kids ACTUALLY liked!!!   Using Bob’s Red Mill Paleo baking flour (@sprouts) following the directions for muffins on the back (see below). For icing I added some coconut cream mixed with maple syrup and vanilla extract. Icing: 1 cup of full fat coconut cream (justRead More →

Whether breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, I’m always down to eat eggs and (turkey) bacon. This brunch includes a sweet potato/squash/red pepper hash, plus sunny side up eggs and some turkey bacon and avocado to keep me fuller, longer. Visit Sprouts or Whole Foods for some no sugar turkey baconRead More →

Being happy does not mean that your life is perfect. It simply means that you are happy with your life, no matter what the universe has brought you. Becoming enlightened is no longer suffering because your desires are not being met. If you believe you should have more money, yourRead More →

Focusing on attracting the goodness outside of you ultimately will increase your own happiness. There is no separation between you and the universe.  When you manifest abundance for others you are in turn manifesting for yourself. Let that sink in for a moment…. When you wish for love, kindness, abundance,Read More →

I love this recipe because it’s just so simple.  I can throw it in the oven fast, and sit with the kids to do homework or start picking up the house.  And I don’t have to worry about it because—-the oven has got it handled! Find some veggies, a meatRead More →

Are you ready to begin the journey into teaching yoga? Finding the right school requires a bit of research before jumping in.  The easiest way to find a class near you is to go through the Yoga Alliance.  The Yoga Alliance is the qualifying board by which most Yoga schoolsRead More →