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There’s a gluten-free baked penne recipe that takes less than an hour? Yep! You’ll need a decent sauce. If you make you’re own, that’s ideal. But if you don’t, no worries. There are some decent brands that aren’t packed with sugar and preservatives. I suggest starting with one…(Read More)

This month Recipe Redux challenged us to recreate the “pattie,” into a healthy, but satisfying experience in honor of St. Patty’s Day. Worthy of a facelift, let’s give patties a fighting chance. So, turkey is out, right? Is anyone besides me sick of eating 98 difference recipes for healthier turkey burgers? Maybe I…(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)

Game day gluten-free pizza is sure to be a winner! The secret? Flavor. Layered on flavor. Layered on flavor. Layered on flavor. No bad fats or processed ingredients. Just fresh herbs, vegetables, and bright flavors that dance together in your mouth. Vegan? Gluten-free? Who knew? Who will care? Probably no one. With all…(Read More)

Lemon Basil Quinoa Salad is loved to the last drop! I whipped up this dish for multiple parties this holiday season. Much to my delight, it was a hit everywhere I took it! My dish not only hung with cool foods, like potato salad, pasta salad, and roast beef, it was the first thing gone…(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)

Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

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Need a healthy, easy dinner everyone will love? These super flavorful, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free crock pot Chicken Tacos are ready when you are! Welcome to crock pot cooking. The magic pot, I call it. Slow and low cooking is a great way to infuse flavor into healthy food. Flavor makes healthy food…(Read More)

What to do with all that delicious basil? Since Italian food is the best food in the world, it only makes sense to bring its flavors to healthy food. For the most part, Italian food is healthy. I find the cheese and bread the toughest elements to replace, but I do it every day. My…(Read More)

Fireworks. Check. Margaritas. Check. Smokey Pepita Burger. Check! Is 4th of July Complete Without a Burger? Probably not. But it doesn’t have to be loaded with bad fats, empty carbs, and wreck your holiday. Have that celebratory drink. Enjoy that burger. Healthy alternatives can taste just as awesome – even better in my book. Why…(Read More)

Boo Hoo Hoo Italian Quinoa and Turkey Meatballs Send Pasta Home Crying I’m Italian. I love pasta, especially homemade. Reality check, it’s not the healthiest of foods. Whole grains kick its butt. Sorry pasta. You lose. No sense crying about it. “Move on,” as anyone in my family would tell you. Gram liked…(Read More)