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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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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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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Almost Instant Vegetable Noodle Soup- soy free, gluten free, dairy free, vegan
Feb20

Almost Instant Vegetable Noodle Soup- soy free, gluten free, dairy free, vegan

On the Go Veggie Noodle Soup- soy free, gluten free, dairy free, MSG free and vegan Do you remember pre-packaged instant noodle soups?  So easy, quick and convenient.  Open the package, add water, wait and eat.  But what if you could do that now?  What if you could do an almost instant soup?  Put a few ingredients in a jar, some spices and take it to work or an outing the next day.   I often think about where I would be health wise,...

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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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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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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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Festive Cranberry Sauce
Nov25

Festive Cranberry Sauce

                        Festive Cranberry Sauce embraces cherished fall spices, citrus, and crisp apple.  Oh November, how I have missed you so.  This is the time when people remember to give thanks for all that is good in our lives; whether it is a partner, kids, pets, family, friends, our jobs, a roof over our head, health, and the list goes on, we stop to give thanks.  We...

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Double Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Nov15

Double Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Double Chocolate Chip Ice Cream- soy free, dairy free, gluten free   Blend, pour, devour, it’s that simple.  When all you do is blend the ingredients and put it in your ice cream machine, about 30 minutes (depending on your machine) later you have amazing, creamy, dairy free & soy free ice cream.  It can’t get easier than that.  My hubby, who lives for chocolate, loves this recipe.  In fact one of the reasons I...

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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 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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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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