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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)

How to Make Healthy Homemade Pasta When Recipe Redux made this month an oscar challenge I immediately knew what I wanted to make. They asked us to take a dish from a film we saw and create a healthier, but equally tasty version. I fell in love with Silver Linings Playbook Not just because of…(Read More)

How can you make lemon cod simple, fast, and healthy? A fatty fish doesn’t need much work. Plus, it’s hard to dry out. Lucky for us, cod has the healthy fats, so as long as we give it a little love of seasoning, we’re in good shape. A healthy protein can be…(Read More)

For this month’s Recipe Redux Challenge we were asked to recreate a favorite meal we had on vacation into a healthier version. If you read my blog post The Best Food I Ate in Boston, you may recall the brick oven pizza in the North End I raved about. Gluten-free, pesto, and topped…(Read More)