Chef Annie

What's for dinner?

I am downright giddy.

Remember my friend, Chef Annie Volk? She’s back and she’s ready to celebrate with me. I told her that I’m pretty darn psyched about all that's percolating in my practice and I asked her to come up with a special recipe. Something that will nourish your soul and make your toes tingle even though the holidays are “over”.

It happens doesn’t it? We put so much energy into the holidays being perfect and then, the ball sort-of drops when it’s all over. So this little number is a bit of inspiration and fresh air for you, your family and your friends. It's a simple recipe to anchor your meal. It's got a little bit of sweet and a lot of savory (...just how I like it).

In the comment section, let's tell Annie what you're really hungry for. Are you craving a special dessert or do you need a simple fish recipe? She's right here to help, just let her know what you need.

CranPorkMeatballs
CranPorkMeatballs

Now, Here's Chef Annie:

This is a fun recipe. The flavor combination of celery, onions, sage, thyme and sweet cranberries kind of remind me of traditional thanksgiving stuffing. I often make this recipe in my holiday cooking classes for those of us who don't/can't/won't eat bread.

I like to pair this dish (like most of my meals) with a lemon, salt and oil massaged kale salad or with a citrus mashed sweet potato.

~ Kristin

Meet Annie Volk - My HeartBeet Chef

There always comes a time in life when you’re ready to expand, take flight and do some things a little different. This is one of those times for me.

Over the years, I’ve run into my fair share of amazing practitioners and gifted folks. And I’m at the point in my work where I just can’t wait to share more and more with you. Yes, I’ve loved working for myself. I get to call the shots and essentially the buck stops right here. But now, I’m ready to open up and shine the spotlight brighter.

Each month, I’ll be featuring resources from different practitioners, culinary wizards, and other experts in their field. Everyone will have their own tips and pearls to share regarding hormones and the wonders of health. We’re going to be getting our hands in down and dirty, and who knows, this really could expand into something bigger (yes, I’ve got a pretty cool idea up my sleeve- we’ll just see if she wants to be birthed).

Without further adieu, I am so excited to introduce you to my first guest. Her name is Annie Volk and she’s the culinary whiz behind the HeartBeet Chef. Check her out here.

Take a look at these Paleo Cinnamon Rolls- and check out the ingredients, my friends. She made ‘em just how I like ‘em. No refined sugars here, just maple syrup and a whole lot of love.

This gal has stolen my heart and I’m one of her biggest fans. She’ll come to your house and deliver a week worth of super nourishing, gourmet meals. And, if you haven’t already guessed, she’s a paleo whiz.

~ Kristin