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Zoodle Avocado Pesto

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The Perfect Marriage of Green things! I’m a big fan of Pesto and a big fan of Pasta! But there are days that I just want to go about my favorite dishes a little lighter! Because I’m gluten free, if I do pasta I tend to lean towards brown rice pasta, BUT lately I’ve been feeling a little extra bloated which means my body is trying to work something out so I’m steering towards more anti-inflammatory foods, enter in my Zoodles, Zucchini Noodles!! And kicking dairy out is another way to ditch that bloat and inflammation so I made a tasty dinner using Zoodles and my dairy free Avocado Pesto! You can pair with any protein, I went for chicken! You of course don’t have to use my Avocado Pesto to sauce up your fancy little zoodles, all sauces will do!

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I Love You, Pumpkin. Grain Free Pumpkin Pancakes

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Oh, Pumpkin. You bring the fall spirit to life. Your scents, your taste, the warm and fuzzy feelings that brings this season to life. 

Ohhhh… Hey! Just a little love going on between me and my beloved Pumpkin. And really, pumpkin, the orange ooey gooey stuff, not a dreamy tall and handsome fella. 😉 (He’s on my Christmas wish list!)

I could go on about Pumpkin, especially because this magical orange guy is just as wonderful as the Pumpkin in the story of Cinderella! Pumpkin is so nutritiously beneficial, full of antioxidants and vitamins, but enough about that!

Onto the Pancakes!

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Crispy Christmas Treats Done Right!

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A classic made just that much more “sweeter”, by being a little more on the healthy side. You’re thinking, rice crispy treats healthy?! Well, I don’t mean go eat a ton because they will benefit your health (I wish), but I switched up the ingredients just a bit to help you feel a little less guilty while indulging on this classic treat this season!

This is a fun treat to make with your kids and great to take with you to holiday parties or add to your cookie platters! You can obviously enjoy rice crispy treats all year round, but look at how pretty these are dressed up in there red and green on a Christmas plate. You can also dress these up in blue and white for my Hanukkah celebrating friends!

So here’s the deal… Rice Crispy Treats really aren’t that bad. Using only 3 ingredients and usually being naturally gluten free, the kicker here is they are full …

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Healthy-ish Chocolate Nog Shake

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There’s something about Egg Nog and the holiday season, it’s just a must! I guess that’s if you’re an Egg Nog fan. 😉 Well, I don’t actually drink the “original” Nog, I’m more of a fan of the Almond Milk Nog or Coconut Milk Nog. Going non-dairy here is the way to go for me, and depending on the brand you’re buying you’ll find a lot less of the refined sugars used in the “original” nog. Nog is still a sugary treat, so I’m not saying it becomes healthy all of a sudden, please continue to be mindful of this treat and enjoy in moderation. 😉 So there’s my stance on “The Nog”, but now let’s talk about this Chocolate business.

There’s a reason females crave chocolate especially that one time each month. Our bodies are working extra hard and we’re needing those extra antioxidants, mood boosters, and the iron and magnesium that chocolate (the real stuff) provides. So ladies, …

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Gluten Free “Healthy” Pasta?

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YES PEOPLE!!

It is possible. “Healthy” pasta. AND pasta that is gluten free!! I LOVE my brown rice pasta, in moderation of course. 😉 Brown rice pasta (I’m a fan of Lunderberg’s brand) is a great complex carbohydrate. The only ingredient is brown rice. I love this simple dish for quick dinners for just me, myself, and I or even for feeding a group or the whole family. It’s simple and you get all that you need in one bowl. There are so many ways to get creative with this basic “Lazy” Pasta dish, so please share your creative additions in the comments! I can’t wait to try some of your suggestion.

Remember, even though Brown Rice Pasta is a “healthy” way to do pasta, still eat in moderation. But like I always tell my clients, “when in doubt, just add more greens”. So when you’re filling up your bowl use a proper serving size of the pasta, but add …

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‘Zingy’ Turkey Burgers

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‘Zingy’ Turkey Burgers

Do you ever crave a good healthy burger with some good flavor that you can have at home? Umm, been there, done that, so I created this Zingy Turkey Burger that is incredibly tasty. I wanted to work with what I had in the refrigerator so with some green onions, serrano peppers, cilantro, and ground turkey, this creation was born. It’s simple, it’s healthy, and full of Zing!!

I also made a side sauté that I put on top of my turkey burger and placed the turkey burger over a bed of mixed greens and sprinkled goat cheese on top. Soooo crazy good!

Here’s how you make it happen…

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Now onto that Sauté I mentioned…

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Hot Deals for Valentine’s Day!

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Hot Deals for Valentine’s Day!

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I can’t believe that Cupid’s beloved day is just around the corner… Already!! I’m scratching my head as I look at the calendar, because I’m still just getting  into the swing of things for this new year! I guess it’s time to face the facts, February is only a few days away, and Valentine’s Day will be here in no time. It’s time to start thinking about gifts for your Valentine(s)!

With the help of some of my friends I was able to score all of YOU some hot deals on some of my favorite gifts to give! I’ve been a recipient of all of these gifts at one point, and they are things I truly love and have appreciated the thoughts behind them. Wether these gifts are for yourself or someone else, they are sure to be a hit! Make sure you pass along your wish list too! 😉

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Jars

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Jars

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Happy Holidays My Friends!

I’ve been doing some baking, which is one of my favorite things to do for friends and family, especially at this time of year! I had been playing around with chocolate chip cookie recipes, and my goal was to create a cookie that was not just gluten free, but grain free as well. My next goal was to not have any refined sugar and to make the cookies low-glycemic… I NAILED IT! I have created a “healthier” (There are still chocolate chips!), grain free, gluten free, paleo friendly, a “lower in sugar” chocolate chip cookie that everyone I served one to said that they needed more, and more, and more! I thought, if these are this good I should share them with everyone! So I decided to put my specialty high quality ingredients in a jar for all of you to be able to make in your own home …

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Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes

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Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Happy Thanksgiving Friends! I am so Thankful for all of you, and I’m thankful that I can share some great Gluten Free recipes with all of you so hopefully everyone will be able to enjoy what’s on their plate this year. All of these recipes taste “normal”, actually better than normal. 😉 There’s no reason you’ll need to make 2 different meals to accommodate the gluten allergies in your family, no one will ever taste the difference and your gluten free friends and family will feel like it is such a treat to get to enjoy a full Thanksgiving spread with the whole family.

Gluten Free Tip:

When cooking or baking for your Gluten Free friends or family, use clean surfaces, appliances, and dishes. There is nothing like having the anxiety of cross contamination and fearing that the hardwork that the host put in to prepare an amazing meal for YOU could make you

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