Holiday Eating Tips to Stay On Track Part 2 You don’t have to be deprived to cook and eat clean during the holidays *smile*

Holiday recipes What do I serve on the healthy crackers I made? Part 1


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I want to share my cashew nut cheeses that I make myself. First you need to remember to soak the cashew nuts over night.Once you get the basic cheese down, you can make it in many flavors. I often will do 3 varieties to share with guests at once. Yum! And good for your body.


Herbed Cashew Cheese (Paleo, Keto)

I also do the basic cheese recipe with chives and garlic

You could also add sun dried tomatoes.  I love the ones I get from Trader Joes.


Go-to Cashew Cheese Recipe

Spiced Nuts  3 flavors 

Snack Mix (Paleo, Keto, Whole30)

Paleo Spiced Nuts

Kite Hill Almond Cream cheese with just a ¼ tsp of green pepper jelly from Sierra Madre E Waldo Ward  To make Christmas colors they also do a hotter red pepper jelly

I also love Kite Hill Almond Cream cheese with chives and a dab of olive tapenade on top. Just make sure that the ingredients are clean and olive oil based.

Kite Hill Cream cheeses are usually available at Whole Foods(there has been a bit of a shortage of almonds lately, so it is not always available.  Grab all the flavors if they have them)

I have also discovered new vegan cheeses from Miyoko’  sundried tomato cheese wheel, sharp farmhouse cheese wheel, Cheers to Cheddah.  The Sundried Tomato and Cheers to Cheddah I buy from Sprouts,  and I also buy directly from them.

Sharp Farmhouse  Cheers to Cheddah  Sharp Farmhouse

Spiced Popcorn

I use Quinn organic popcorn ¾ cup (Amazon)and pop it in ¼ cup coconut oil or avocado oil.  Toss it with
1 Tbsp. salt
½ tsp. ground cardamom
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
½ tsp. ground cloves
½ tsp. ground allspice
½ cup unsweetened, dried
½ cup sliced almonds
Add ¼ cup dried cherries or cranberries
Put it on a baking sheet and drizzle 2 tbsp. maple syrup over it.
Bake it at 325 for 5 minutes, flip it over and bake it for another 5 minutes.


I make it the easy way.  2 avocados, salsa from Whole Foods from the produce section, juice of 1 lemon, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt.  Perfect to go with the Seite grainless tortilla chips in my earlier post.

Creamy Cauliflower Dip from The Hearty Soul


  • 1 head cauliflower, steamed
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • dash of sea salt and black pepper
  • pinch of cumin, paprika, garlic powder, turmeric, and onion powder


  1. Throw all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Taste and add more seasoning as you see fit.

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