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My name is Courtney Howard, and I live in Frisco, Texas with my husband Rob and our two kids. After experiencing first hand the power of food to heal, specifically a gluten free diet, I became passionate about sharing my story and knowledge with others. I started my gluten free food blog, Naked... Full Bio
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roasted poblano soup by Courtney Howard Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   This soup is AMAZING! And so is the weather this week! Could spring finally be upon us? It’s time to thaw, so I’ve moved my computer outside several days this ... Read on »
spaghetti squash with sausage, brussels sprouts, and apples by Courtney Howard Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating    “Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.” – Hippocrates “Abs are made in the kitchen.” “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you w ... Read on »
double chocolate chai smoothie by Courtney Howard Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   My brother and sister-in-law gave me a NutriBullet for Christmas to replace my tired old Magic Bullet.  Since 2014 began, I’ve been on a smoothie kick, blendi ... Read on »
grandma’s toasted coconut granola by Courtney Howard Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   Happy New Year! My family celebrated Christmas with my parents in Santa Fe, where my mom greeted us with all kinds of yummy gluten and grain free treats and m ... Read on »
slow cooker gingerbread pudding cake by Courtney Howard Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   Last year, three people gave my husband a tin of gingerbread cookies from World Market.  My family loves gingerbread, and they love cookies, so these seemingl ... Read on »
creamy sun-dried tomato basil soup by Courtney Howard Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   Baby it’s cold outside.  And I just can’t seem to get warm. I’ve been stuck in my house for four days due to the recent ice storm that rolled through Dallas l ... Read on »
dark chocolate avocado truffles by Courtney Howard Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   I have a serious chocolate addiction. The darker the better. You can imagine my delight to read David Wolfe’s book Superfoods and find that he includes raw ca ... Read on »
grain free and dairy free sandwich bread by Courtney Howard Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   Dressing or stuffing is the one dish on Thanksgiving that is always a bit of a disappointment since I cut out gluten and adopted more of a Paleo way of eating ... Read on »
bacon and butternut squash “risotto” by Courtney Howard Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   The holidays are upon us.  Thanksgiving is next week!  Even though I love this magical time of year, I can’t help but feel my anxiety level rise as my to-do l ... Read on »
barbecue zucchini chips by Courtney Howard Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   Why do you snack?  The purpose of a snack is to provide a bridge between the larger meals of breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  A healthy snack keeps your metabol ... Read on »
carrot ginger soup by Courtney Howard Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   Boy, October came and went before I had time to blink twice.  I always think I am prepared for the frenzy that is fall, but looking back, I never am.  The cul ... Read on »
pumpkin chia pudding by Courtney Howard Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   Easy peasy.  That is what this breakfast is.  After a fun girls trip to Miami, I made a big batch of pumpkin chia pudding so the morning of my re-entry would ... Read on »
curry salmon salad by Courtney Howard Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   Ugh. It’s allergy season, and it seems like everywhere I go people are sick.  Sneezing, coughing, miserable.  As a life long sufferer of seasonal allergies, I ... Read on »
apple bumpkin breakfast bake by Courtney Howard Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   I found this apple bumpkin breakfast bake  from The Foodie and The Family while searching for some new paleo breakfast ideas for the kids. Before each school ... Read on »
paleo chicken caesar salad by Courtney Howard Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   “Mom, this is the best salad you have ever made…” says my 11 year old.  This summer, while spending his days on the golf course followed by swimming at the po ... Read on »
jerk chicken and mango skewers by Courtney Howard Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   When we first moved to Frisco, Texas from Snoqualmie, Washington, our kids were 1 ½ and 3 ½.  We had a teeny tiny little backyard in our first house with not ... Read on »
roasted brussels sprouts with cherries, pecans, and thyme by Courtney Howard Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   Summer means stone fruit season – peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums, and cherries.  Is there anything more satisfying than biting into a juicy nectarine du ... Read on »
watermelon gazpacho by Courtney Howard Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   Have you noticed how heavy a watermelon is?  Watermelons are filled with water making them the heaviest melon out there.  92% of a watermelon is water, so it’ ... Read on »
strawberry chia seed jam by Courtney Howard Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   “…Tea, a drink with jam and bread…”  One of the most common questions people ask me is “Don’t you miss bread?” or “How do you live without it?”.  When I first ... Read on »
paleo lemon squash bread by Courtney Howard Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   Remember when I said I haven’t met a squash I didn’t like.  Well, this became a joke between two very good friends and me.  We came up with all kinds of creat ... Read on »