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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Joyful Coconut Whip
May29

Joyful Coconut Whip

 I am sure many of you have seen a recipe for Coconut Whip before but I think you will be pleasantly surprised and delighted at what just a little change can do for big flavor.  I tried the version where you just whip it out of a can, and ones with adding agave, but it didn’t really taste like whip cream, not even close.  So I played with this simple idea and added just a touch or three to give it more of the actual flavor of...

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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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Apple Salsa
Mar06

Apple Salsa

Spicy and sweet, with a little bite to it.  This salsa is sure to please.  A mix of cilantro, jalapeno, onion, garlic, tomato and yes, apple!  If you ever make regular salsa a little too hot, you can just add some diced apple slices to cool it down.  Good tip of the day, store that in your thinker cap.         So in my little town, every year we have a Salsa Festival.  At first it was just thrown together, and sparse, laid out in...

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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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Citrus Glaze
May06

Citrus Glaze

    A simple powdered sugar glaze is plain and sweet but with the addition of  lemon and orange gives it a little tartness with the fragrance and flavor of fresh citrus.  It is a great addition to a cake or cookie, just in time for Summer.  If your glaze looks a little runny you can add more powdered sugar, whisking it in small amounts until you get the consistency you want.  If you go overboard on the sugar and it is too thick, add a...

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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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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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Creamy Tomato Herb with Roasted Garlic Soup
Jan12

Creamy Tomato Herb with Roasted Garlic Soup

    Rich, Creamy, Tomato Soup with hints of Roasted Garlic and Herbs.  MMM mmmMM soup is just one of those things that brings complacency and peace when it’s on the table.  Being Soyfree, which is my worst sensitivity, is really the hardest to overcome.  It means almost no packaged or pre-made soups and that rule goes to just about everything.  There seems to be Soy and MSG in almost all of it.  It is getting a little better...

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