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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)

Yum, it’s tomato season! I’m putting them in everything, which is what inspired this crazy delicious California Quinoa. Fast, easy, and flavorful with fresh herbs and avocado, be sure to use a zippy, high quality red wine vinegar for your marinade. Let’s talk more about that… Is All Red Wine Vinegar the…(Read More)

What to do with all those beautiful cherries? They’ve been on sale for weeks now and hopefully you have been enjoying them as much as me! If you went a little overboard, and have some extra sitting in the fridge, fear not. This Cherry Vanilla Applesauce takes about 30 minutes to make and eats…(Read More)

Eat your veggies! But how do you make them taste satisfying and yummy so you want to eat them? And can it be easy? Yes, and yes! A Classic Italian Recipe for Roasted Veggies In my experience some of the tastiest food I’ve known comes from my Italian roots. Recipes that are founded in…(Read More)

There’s a gluten-freeĀ 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)

This month Recipe Redux asked us to share a healthy recipe that incorporated tasty liqueurs. Since I do my free food thing, keeping my food free of dairy, eggs, wheat/gluten (for the most part), I know how difficult it is to find liqueurs that are gluten-free or vegan, much less both. How to…(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)

Leave the canned jelly at the store. You deserve better! I’ve been watching those cheezy Loreal commercials my whole life. They’ve evolved, how women say the “I’m worth it,” line. Like we have to convince ourselves that we’re worth that $15 knockout hair color or that $10 never-come-off lip…(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)