Archive for: December, 2011

Halle Cottis

Wow, what a year this has been for me in 2011.  My girls are all in school now which has allowed me to focus on my career once again.  I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to stay home with my girls for the last 7 years.  They grow up so fast don’t they?  I was so excited to dive back into my passions and that is how Whole Lifestyle Nutrition came about.  We launched our website in…

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Peppermint Patties

    I am always looking for ways to get coconut oil into my diet!  Coconut oil is so beneficial for your health.  Check out our post on coconut oil and its benefits and how it can help you lose or maintain a healthy weight.  These little peppermint patties are so delicious and so easy to make.  So why not give them a try, I think you really will be surprised how wonderful they are!   Print Healthy Organic Peppermint Patties…

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Crab Cakes

I have been looking forward to making some delicious crab cakes for some time now!  I wanted my crab cakes to be full of crab meat and not a bunch of fillers (like bread).  I can’t stand it when I order crab cakes at a restaurant and there is more bread and vegetables in the crab cakes then crab itself.  That being said…these crab cakes are loaded with wonderful lump crab meat!  They are so simple to make.  I wanted…

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coconut oil

The Benefits of Coconut Oil One might wonder why I cook so much with coconut oil?  Not only does it taste great but it is healthy for you too!  Can it really help you lose weight or maintain your already healthy weight?  I believe it can.  According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, Virgin Coconut oil can Help you lose weight or maintain your already healthy weight Reduce your risk of heart disease Lower your cholesterol Improve conditions in those with diabetes…

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Banana Nut Pancakes

  There is one thing that my family and I love to indulge in on the weekends….pancakes!  So I set out to create a healthy pancake that even the kids would love.  These pancakes are absolutely wonderful.  They are gluten free and grain free.  The bananas add a nice sweetness and also helps make a super moist and fluffy pancake.  We serve ours up with a little grass fed butter on top of the pancakes, some pure maple syrup and…

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Raw Honey

                                                Raw Honey with Honeycomb, Bee Pollen and Bee Propolis   I have been asked a lot lately “How do I substitute healthier ingredients in a recipe?”  So today I thought I would expand a little bit on how I might add honey to make a dish healthier.   It is best to buy honey raw. Raw honey has…

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Holiday Egg Nog

      Every year around the holidays, I start to look forward to a nice cup of creamy, rich egg nog!  This year I set out to make a healthier version and I have to say, it is absolutely wonderful!  There are so many ways to make egg nog, but the key elements are of course eggs and nutmeg.  I also like to add a cinnamon stick in mine giving it that little special flavor that has you going…

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The Best Gluten Free & Grain Free Sandwich Bread

    For quite some time I have been working on creating a delicious gluten and grain free sandwich bread.  Well I think I finally have come up with the most perfect recipe to compliment any sandwich.  This bread is not as dense as an all coconut flour loaf and has a nice sweetness to it.  You can toast and put some jam or honey on it or my favorite way to enjoy it is to take  2 slices of…

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quiche | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

    I have always loved a great quiche.  It is perfect for a brunch and reheats up really well for a quick breakfast when you need to get out the door fast.   You can change a quiche up by changing the toppings.  This quiche I used bacon and mushrooms.  My last quiche I made was sausage and onions.  There are so many possibilities when making a quiche! I should also mention that this is a grain free and…

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Standing Rib Roast | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

 A Holiday Tradition   Every year on Christmas Eve and sometimes New Years Eve, our family enjoys the most amazing standing rib roast aka prime rib! As most of you already know, I lived in Savannah, GA for 13 years.  There were so many great restaurants and southern chef’s but one stood out from all the rest. Paula Deen has become known worldwide and is a chef who has her own cooking empire and also lives and has many restaurants…

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