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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)

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)

A sin-free dessert was never so simple. I love dessert. I get it. Even though you won’t find refined sugar in my house, and only low glycemic sugars, they are still sugar. As much as I want to gobble down dessert like a vampire chomping on a fairy (any True Blood fans besides…(Read More)

A tasty breakfast, snack, or side, this berry applesauce isn’t just for kids! For August, Recipe Redux asked us to raise the bar on food in a jar. I think this elevated berry applesauce answers the call. I learned lots about food in a jar from my grandmother. Every summer we jarred tomatoes. Cooked…(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)

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)