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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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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Thrive Green Juice
Mar08

Thrive Green Juice

Green Thrive  I love the fresh undertones of lemon and ginger in this green blended drink. I feel like it gives my body a radiant glow inside and out when I juice.  Especially with eating clean and using fresh organic veggies and fruits.                               I have noticed when my friends have seen me carrying my green juices they tend to have a...

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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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Scottsdale Citrus Juice Blend
Feb15

Scottsdale Citrus Juice Blend

A morning juice blend with coconut water and mixed citrus to keep you hydrated and Vitamin C’d up!  This should put a metaphorical twinkle in your eye.  A great way to start your day or as a little pick me up between your busy schedule, working out, dealing with the family, or whatever keeps you engaged.                                    ...

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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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Pumpkin Spice Baked Cake Donuts; gluten free, dairy free and soy free
Oct26

Pumpkin Spice Baked Cake Donuts; gluten free, dairy free and soy free

Pumpkin Spice Cake Donuts Gluten free, dairy free and soy free Pumpkin Oven Baked Cake Donuts                                           Light, soft, with the flavor of fall infusion.  Pumpkin, warm cinnamon and nutmeg spices emanating from your oven.  The aroma of cake donuts baking, has been dearly missed especially when you are...

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Pumpkin Mocha
Oct14

Pumpkin Mocha

Pumpkin Mocha  It is that time of year when the clouds start to cover the greying sky, the smell of wood fires waft in with the autumn breezes, and the leaves turn various shades of gold to orange to red and rustle about.  You feel the brisk air and see the smoky haze lift from the grass in the mornings and think how wonderful it would be to stay at home, snuggled in a blanket watching a crackling fire.   We do not have the luxury of...

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Simple Granola
Jul22

Simple Granola

       I think I am more in love with granola now than I have ever been.   I ran out of granola again and looked into my pantry and saw there were a few things that were about to expire in the next month or so; shredded sweetened coconut, pecans, and almonds were all part of the pack.  I checked my maple syrup in the fridge after our Sunday Gluten free Pancakes and that was on its way out as well.  How fortuitous, I thought to...

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Salted Watermelon Cooler
Jul08

Salted Watermelon Cooler

Salted Watermelon Mint Cooler   Refreshing and cool with a different twist.  The sweetness from the melon combined with the contrast of the lemon and salt really brings out the flavor of the mint and watermelon.                                         It takes me back to being a kid in the summertime.  For some reason I have had a low sodium...

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Best Fresh Homemade Blender Lemonade
Jul01

Best Fresh Homemade Blender Lemonade

    Sweet and refreshing Lemonade from scratch, made in your blender.  With a hint of mint, this is a classic way to enjoy your summer.  This is also an excellent popsicle recipe as you will see at the bottom of this post.  Whether you are sitting on your front porch, rocking away and breathing in the scent of freshly mown grass while listening to kids playing in a nearby pool or having friends over for a backyard barbecue, lemonade...

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Honey Almond Butter
Jun12

Honey Almond Butter

Honey Almond Butter   Freshly homemade Almond Butter, is truly amazing.  It is warm, creamy, thick, sweetened with local Raw Honey and just so satisfying.  This simple recipe is made in your food processor and can take about 5 minutes.                                         If you have ever tried Almond Butter in a jar and hated...

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Better Than Pancakes, Pancakes
Mar13

Better Than Pancakes, Pancakes

       Light, moist, fluffy Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free Pancakes.   I have worked very long developing the Perfect Gluten free, Soy free, and Dairy Free Pancake Recipe.  I have made many mistakes, but most importantly I have succeeded.  I have found what I believe is Better than Pancakes, Pancakes…hence the title.  These have less starch than most gluten free pancakes, and more of the healthy stuff, like almonds and oats....

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Gimmie a Cool Beet
Jul06

Gimmie a Cool Beet

This is a great Beet Green or Beet Leaf Smoothie Recipe.  It is super quick and easy since you just mix it in the blender.   In the summer I crave fresh beets.  I don’t know why but I love them and always have.  They have an earthy flavor (probably from the dirt) being a root vegetable and all and they are crunchy, a little sweet and quite filling.  Beets can come in a few different colors, not just a deep red.  I have loved...

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Mean Green Juice
May13

Mean Green Juice

Mean Green Juice A strong, healthy green juice recipe, may just be what you need.  A base of Organic Kale and Cabbage  with fresh lemon, ginger root, garlic and a few extras, this is set to wake you up in the morning.  Mean Green is definitely a stronger juice, not for the faint of heart.  Whether you are trying a cleanse or just looking for a healthy green juice to add to your day, this may be just the juice for you.    I created it...

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Sunshine Tropical Smoothie
Apr08

Sunshine Tropical Smoothie

    This Tropical Smoothie, is Dairy Free, Soy Free, and Gluten Free.  It is a sweet blend of fresh pineapple, ripe orange, banana and a few more ingredients to make this smoothie not only delicious but also healthy.   You can put all the ingredients in the blender for a super simple and healthy breakfast at home or on the go.  You could even make this as a little treat.   I was craving something tropical, I had a couple...

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Kitchen Sink Juice
Mar26

Kitchen Sink Juice

Kitchen Sink Juice (aka Cherry Berry Smoothie ) Soy Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free Smoothie   The original title was Cherry Berry Smoothie.  This is actually one of my favorite concoctions.  I really like putting kale in my smoothies, but sometimes the green taste can overwhelm, especially for beginners and kids.   When you add a variety of berries and a fresh ripe orange, it blends so beautifully that it completely hides the fact...

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Spicy Southwest Frittatas
Feb26

Spicy Southwest Frittatas

  My Spicy Southwest Frittatas are made super easy using a special non-stick muffin pan.  This not only gives you an individual serving size, but also a pleasant and fun presentation.  Easy to mix and bake in the oven, these little egg delights are sure to please.  Feel free to experiment with different herbs and vegetables, for a whole new flavor experience.   I remember when I was a little girl, and my mother was a terrible cook,...

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Carobana Shake
Feb21

Carobana Shake

Carobana Shake   Dairy Free, Soy Free, Gluten Free Breakfast Shake that you just mix in your blender.  With chocolate flavor and bananas, how can you go wrong?  I came up with the Carobana shake after going to our local Celiac Expo.  There was a girl who was talking about a recipe with Carob Powder in it and she highly recommended us trying this foreign pod.  I have been wanting to try Carob for quite some time but I think the...

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Banana Apple Walnut Bread
Feb08

Banana Apple Walnut Bread

Moist, flavorful, and healthy Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Bread.  My Gluten Free Banana Apple Walnut Bread has a whole apple in it for added moisture, extra flavor, decreased calories, and may even cut the cost when compared to the price of coconut oil.  It is a win win.  Banana Bread is one of my favorite breakfast treats.  It is versatile since it is easy to pack and take for Breakfast or a Snack on the go.  You can top it with...

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