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If you’re over-run with fresh tomatoes, you have to try my family’s Italian Fresh Tomato Basil Dressing. Every year when my dad’s garden overflows with ripe juicy tomatoes, I look forward to eating this one up. It’s super easy to make, packs a ton of flavor, and you can literally…(Read More)

Paleo Caramel Sauce

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Who doesn’t love caramel sauce? But it’s typically made with so much refined white or brown sugar, not to mention heavy cream and/or butter. Nothing allergy-free or free food about that! What Makes a Guilt-Free Paleo Caramel Sauce? Low Glycemic Sugar We make this sauce with coconut palm sugar, which…(Read More)

What makes a great barbecue sauce? People debate this across the country. A Carolina sauce differs from a Tennessee sauce, which differs from how Kansas City does it. And Texas has a style all its own. But I find hidden wheat, gluten, soy, sugar, even dairy in barbecue sauces, depending on the style. With great…(Read More)

What recipe has all the flavors of Thanksgiving without any of the foods that cause the bloating, weight gain, and general discomfort we usually associate with the post-Thanksgiving food coma that inevitably follows the day most Americans spend over-eating? Ding, ding, ding, you guessed it! My Cranberry Walnut Quinoa Salad, gluten-free, dairy…(Read More)

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

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When I read the November Recipe Redux Challenge to share a healthy, ready-to-go mix, I said to my husband, “But I don’t use any mixes. I create everything from scratch.” Should I create a mix? I don’t know, it wasn’t feeling like me. You can’t force the food. I…(Read More)

Any protein can be the belle of the ball in the right dressing. The leaner proteins, like chicken, turkey, or bison, need a little more love and attention. They don’t have fat to give them instant flavor. They need seasoning, and they have to be cooked to perfection. Under-seasoning your food would be…(Read More)

The Avocado Yogurt Lime Sauce that Launched 1,000 Fish Tacos… It’s true. Nothing overstated here. When it comes “flava,” sit back and enjoy the ride. Whether you spoon this on your tacos, give your veggies a swim, or coat that plain old leftover chicken you didn’t know how to make interesting, this…(Read More)

The Sriracha Lime Marinade You’ve been Asking for… Mom, can we have it? Can we? Can we? Mom? Mom? Mom? Mom? Sweet baby Jesus, the number of times I am asked for this marinade, I’ve been dying to share it with you. No more on the spot texts, emails, or displays of my…(Read More)

Spinach Almond Pesto Recipe

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Pesto: one of my total fave sauces. You can make it with anything really. Any green, any veggie, combined with any nut, olive oil, and acid. Don’t forget the salt and heat component. Cheese is optional in my book, just make sure you have something that represents the flavor. I put this pesto on…(Read More)

Kale Apple Pesto

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Kale Pesto is the Bomb! How do you get those super healthy greens into your diet? This Kale Pesto Recipe is the bomb baby! It makes it easy to eat your kale and combines it with other super power foods, like nuts and apples. Full of fiber, Omega 3s, Vitamins A and B, Calcium and…(Read More)