Pumpkin Smoothie
Oct01

Pumpkin Smoothie

Pumpkin…y, creamy goodness in a tall cup.  Dairy free, soy free and gluten free pumpkin smoothie.  I created this smoothie to appease seasonal cravings for pumpkin.  As soon as it starts to cool outside, the gray clouds poke their ever morphing selves out from the once perfect blue skies, and the whisper of crisp cool mornings begin.  I crave pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg in many forms.  With the holidays approaching, heavier...

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Quinoa Tabouli Salad
Jun24

Quinoa Tabouli Salad

Quinoa Tabouli Salad gluten free, vegan, dairy free, soy free Salad                     If you are not familiar with Tabouli, it is a wonderful healthy Mediterranean salad or vegan side dish traditionally made with couscous, tomatoes and lots of lemon juice & parsley.  It also has some lovely variations depending on the country it is made.  I am substituting the couscous with...

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Mixed Fruit Smoothie Bowl
Mar26

Mixed Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Mixed Fruit Smoothie Bowl-Dairy free, Soy free, Gluten free, Vegan Packed with fruit, nut milk or other vegan milk, flax, and fun toppings makes this a feast for your eyes and your tummy.  I added the flax to add in more fiber into our diets.  We really lack fiber in our foods and it is very important for elimination, so I sneak it in whenever I get the chance.  Getting rid of toxins through elimination, is helpful for everyone,...

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Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mar19

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free and oat free Chocolate Chip Cookies. I had a few requests for some recipes without nuts or oats.  Hello Patty ;-).  This particular cookie fits the bill, in a delicious way.  Just to let you know I sacrificed my waist and my hubby’s and my bestie’s for this recipe.  Lots of batches, lots of goodness in cookie form.   My hubby and I thought these tasted similar to the soft batch...

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Athlete’s Pasta Salad- gluten free, soy free, dairy free
Mar02

Athlete’s Pasta Salad- gluten free, soy free, dairy free

Athletes Pasta Salad; Gluten free, Soy free, Dairy free Absolutely love this gluten free pasta salad made with a super light, zesty roasted yellow pepper dressing and veggies.  This flavorful dressing is unique with a base of roasted yellow pepper versus a typical mayo.  I came up with this gluten free pasta salad recipe last summer when my hubby was training for the Tempe Triathlon, hence the title.  It incorporates healthy fat from...

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Pineapple Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Cups- dairy free, soy free
Feb27

Pineapple Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Cups- dairy free, soy free

Pineapple Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Cups Dairy free, Soy free and gluten free quick frozen yogurt Spring is on the horizon, and that is when we start thinking about eating healthier and losing that winter fat or surplus.   Surplus just sounds better than fat, right?  At any rate, I start looking for snacks and dessert that is light on calories but that satisfies my cravings while being cheaper than buying something ready made.  Fresh...

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Quick Chicken Noodle Soup
Feb19

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

Soy free, gluten free, dairy free, MSG free, Quick Chicken Noodle Soup   So I wasn’t feeling that well recently, and I reminisced about my childhood favorite Chicken Noodle Soup, from the red box.  No I was not the Chicken and Stars type growing up, at all.   I loved that boxed noodle soup with dehydrated onion and dehydrated questionable chicken flavor.  Oh those were the days, or were they?  I mean… I fantasize...

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Green Flush Juice
Feb10

Green Flush Juice

Green Flush Juice I created this juice for myself to get me over the holiday blahs and onto recovery!  It is simple and can easily be blended at once in your blender.  Refreshing from the lemon and ginger, with some sweetness from the apple.  If you haven’t juiced before, you really should just give it a go.  You can try doing 2 apples the first few times to get you used to greens if you don’t ever eat anything green....

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Ebelskiver Mini Corn Dogs
Feb03

Ebelskiver Mini Corn Dogs

 Corndog Ebelskivers Gluten free, Soy free and Dairy free If you are looking for a healthier baked alternative to corndogs or just a quick and easy way of satisfying your corndog craving without the soy, gluten, and dairy…look no further.  With the help of Bob’s Red Mill Cornbread Mix(made in a facility with tree nuts and soy) and a few added ingredients we have a delicious and simple alternative. I love corndogs, I am not...

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Cheezy Herb Popcorn
Jan27

Cheezy Herb Popcorn

Cheezy Herb Popcorn Gluten free, Soy free, and Dairy free Stove top Popcorn Buttery, herby, cheezy hot fresh popcorn available in about 5 minutes that you make in a pot on the stove.  How does that sound?   Oh and in case you didn’t notice the buttery and cheezy is soy free and dairy free.  This is a flexible recipe, where you choose the herb, add in the cheezy substitute, and a little soy free butter and you have an amazing...

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Manly Meatloaf
Nov12

Manly Meatloaf

  Manly Meatloaf is a gluten free, dairy free, and soy free lip-smacking meatloaf. Meatloaf can have a bad wrap.  I would say I don’t know why, but I have tasted some pretty flavorless, dry or flavor wronged (yeah it will catch on, it means wronged with flavor or incorrect flavorings) meatloaves before.  This is a different experience entirely.  It is so moist with a hint of spice from the hot pork and just the right...

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Turkey and Bean Chili
Nov04

Turkey and Bean Chili

Turkey and Bean Chili – gluten free, soy free, dairy free  Full of flavor, my Turkey and Bean Chili  is a wide mix of spices and herbs with a hint of brown sugar, for a little sweetness.  A very flexible dish that you can easily sub items with a variety of options, found in your pantry.  I rarely make entrees with ground turkey, but this is one of our favorites and reminds us how much we enjoy it.  Especially when the clouds...

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Pumpkin Spice Mousse
Oct13

Pumpkin Spice Mousse

Pumpkin Spice Mousse, Coconut Whip An ode to fall.  I started working on my Pumpkin Spice Whip recipe last fall, and now I finally get to post it.  Hooray!  It can be used either as an addition your pancakes or waffles, a dip for other sweets, or to top your coffee and/or hot chocolate on those cool, cloudy days.  If you are making a Cake, this would be a wonderful filling or frosting.  I think I have done it all with this coconut...

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Savory Acorn Squash
Oct05

Savory Acorn Squash

Most people like baked squash when it is coated in sugar and cinnamon.  I am also one of those people, but I wanted to try something new and not so sweet.  I did grow up with my mom making baked, apples and squash with brown sugar, cinnamon and a heavy hand of  “real butter”,  as she used to emphasize.  The aroma of  browned butter and sweet fall filled our little house.   I know I tease about how she can’t cook, and...

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Seasonal Baked Squash Seeds
Oct01

Seasonal Baked Squash Seeds

  Seasonal Winter Squash Oven Baked Seeds   Recently I made a couple items from Butternut and Acorn Squashes, but what to do with the seeds?  Eat them of course, but first let’s give them some seasoning and a tiny dabble of oil and wa laa a healthy fun seasonal snack.  I don’t like to waste if I don’t have to, and why throw these away.  No there may not be many seeds in other squashes, versus a traditional...

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Grilled Rosemary Chicken
Sep24

Grilled Rosemary Chicken

Grilled Rosemary Chicken This has got to be one of the simplest Grilled Chicken Recipes with only 4 ingredients added to skinless, boneless, chicken thighs or breasts.  Of course you can jazz it up, but after receiving requests for an easy, inexpensive, and healthy chicken recipe this is what I came up with.   In full disclosure, I came up with a close version of this recipe for our Dog, Nali when she had cancer.  Before she passed, I...

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Seasoned Oven Potato Wedges and Fry Sauce
Sep17

Seasoned Oven Potato Wedges and Fry Sauce

  Seasoned Oven Potato Wedges and Fry Sauce I love fries but it is very difficult to get fries from a fast food place that isn’t contaminated with various allergens.  I also prefer not to consume all that oil, especially ones exposed to high temps, so this is the perfect solution. Make oven fries at home.  I know most of you think fries at home will take forever or you need a bunch of gadgets, but you don’t.  You just...

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Citrus Grilled Shrimp
Aug23

Citrus Grilled Shrimp

    Shrimp is beautiful, simple, and can be an elegant entree or appetizer.  It is in season in the summer and that tends to be when we crave it most.  Shrimp is a light versatile nosh and pairs well with various fruits, veggies, rice, quinoa or atop a lovely green salad.  Citrus Grilled Shrimp is very flavorful and has a surprising zing from the orange juice and allspice and a tiny bit of warmth from the red pepper flakes.  It can be...

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Italian Almond Cheeze
Aug17

Italian Almond Cheeze

Italian Almond Cheeze (Dairy free, Soy free, Gluten free Veggie Dip and Vegan Ricotta cheese alternative) Almond Cheeze is a great substitute for the real thing, especially if you are dairy, soy, and gluten free.  You can make it fresh at home in your blender or food processor, depending on the consistency you desire.  See Note at the bottom of this post.  With the addition of an Italian seasoning blend and lemon juice, it really...

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Grilled Italian Beets
Aug12

Grilled Italian Beets

            Grilled Italian Seasoned Beets A simple recipe with just a few ingredients, but by adding an Italian Seasoning Blend these beets gain a little more depth.  Most importantly, a good Italian blend compliments the earthy, ruby ringed root quite well.  No need to marinate for hours or any extra preparation.  Beets are one of those root vegetables that people seem to think is either a love or hate...

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