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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Jesse’s Grilled Coho Salmon
Oct08

Jesse’s Grilled Coho Salmon

First and foremost, this is my hubby’s recipe.  He came up with it after a trek to Alaska, for a long weekend Ocean fishing trip with his brother and father, several years ago.  After he returned, he scrubbed the fish smell off, shaved (thank goodness, I am not a facial hair kind of gal) and recouped, he showed me an amazing spice blend.   Now Jesse purchased this spice blend in a little general store, somewhere in the middle of...

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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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Roasted Jalapeno Dip
Sep04

Roasted Jalapeno Dip

Roasted Jalapeno Dip   Currently, this is my favorite Almond Cheeze dip flavor.  It has heat from the oven roasted chili’s and some coolness from the cilantro, topping it with a little taco seasoning blend only amped the flavor.  This alternative to a dairy and soy filled dip is just so good, you won’t miss the things you shouldn’t have.   This would work well not only as a chip and veggie dip, but also...

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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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Lemon Butter Bundt Cake
Jul29

Lemon Butter Bundt Cake

Lemon Butter Bundt Cake (gluten free, dairy free, soy free) I cannot believe how soft, moist and rich with butter flavor and real lemon, this cake turned out.  It is even more unbelievable that it’s Gluten free, Dairy free and Soy free yet so decadent and easy to make.  I have made a few of these this week and I will have to wait to make desserts for a while. No joke.  My hubby and I can eat a whole cake in under a day.  I try...

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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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Gluten Free Breading Mix
Jul17

Gluten Free Breading Mix

Gluten Free Breading Mix   This breading recipe is very versatile as you will see as I post future recipes.  I use it in my burgers, meatloaf, meatballs, and with many more entrees.  A base of almonds and gluten free oats with herbs and spices all processed in one container.  Super easy and convenient when you are trying to cook a healthy meal in a hurry.  Try in place of bread crumbs in some of your recipes and let me know what...

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Grilled Burgers
Jul17

Grilled Burgers

Grilled Burgers       Helpful grilling tips with an easy and delicious Gluten-free Burger recipe.  I know what you are thinking, girls can’t grill.  Honestly, I hope you are not thinking this, but sadly many women feel this way.  Well I am the griller in my house, although my hubby does grill salmon exquisitely.  Remind me to post his recipe for salmon, I know I got distracted.  Anywhoo…so I use my Gluten Free...

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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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Bacon And Basil Potato Salad
Jul03

Bacon And Basil Potato Salad

Bacon And Basil Potato Salad   A backyard bbq, potluck, or picnic just isn’t complete without the classic Potato Salad.  Potato Salad has been classic a little too long, at least in the common onion and celery way but this one is quite different, with just a few ingredients.  This particular Soyfree Potato Salad, I created from my love of Basil Aioli and salty, crispy bacon.  It can be made with or without onion, either way...

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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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Chocolate Coconut Mousse
Mar09

Chocolate Coconut Mousse

  Rich and chocolatey, moist and wonderful.  A fantastic way to help those chocolate cravings.  With the assistance of Bob’s Red Mill Chocolate Cake Mix and a chocolatey coconut whip we can create something magical.  Magical on the lips that is.  This chocolate trifle is easy as pie, well actually cake and without dairy or gluten, you just cannot beat it.   For more info on the pictured trifle see the Bob’s Red Mill...

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