Low Carb

Spaghetti Squash Noodles with Thai Peanut Sauce

January 30, 2012
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Spaghetti squash is a true life saver for those of us on lower carb meal plans. (I hesitate to use the word “diet” ~ that implies deprivation & I never, ever believe in that.) I love the subtle and unique flavor & texture of this squash. I also enjoy that you can top it with […]

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Banana Creamy Pie – Gluten Free

December 5, 2011
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Perhaps you saw this photo on Instagram a few weeks ago. A lot of you “liked” it so I decided that even though I did not have high resolution photos all was OK. A few things you need to know about this pie: My son wanted a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. With all of my […]

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Gluten Free Fall Harvest Fruit Crumble

October 12, 2011
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This is what dreams are made of I tell ya. Fall fruits cooked until they are bursting with flavor. Baked with a blend of almond meal, oat flour, sunflower seeds, tart dried cranberries. What is it about a crumble topping that is so amazing and completely addictive? I don’t think I have ever met anyone […]

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Apple Pie Grilled Cheese

April 24, 2011
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What do you get when you take sweet apples, crunchy walnuts and tangy, creamy cheddar cheese? Over here we call this Apple Pie Grilled Cheese. This sweet-savory sandwich is a healthy nod to honor National Grilled Cheese Month. I am grateful that Kerrygold sent me a timely package of fine cheese and butter to explore. It […]

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Sweet Strawberry Snack Cakes – Gluten Free

April 6, 2011
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Sweet strawberries thrill me. Whether eaten out of hand, sliced up into creamy yogurt parfaits, stuffed into hot & melty french toast or in baked goods. Their flavor amplifies and the natural sweetness is enhanced with the addition of heat. Pure pleasure if you ask me. These snack cakes are part of the gluten free […]

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Cheesy Bacon Spaghetti Squash Casserole

February 28, 2011
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Bacon, spaghetti squash and gruyére cheese. Need I say more? Not a fan of squash? I will change that for you with this recipe. Sure you can use your favorite pasta, but then it just wouldn’t be the same. Spaghetti squash is a silly, stringy thing and oh so good when covered in cheese and […]

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Crispy Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

March 26, 2010
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These crispy chickpeas will give you lots to feel great about.  They are a great grab-n-go crunch that is good for you too. You can toss a baggie of these in your kids lunchbox, your lunchbox, purse or gym bag. Instead of reaching for a high-carb, overly salted chip, you can make your own. From […]

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The Simple Salad

January 3, 2010
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The New Year is here. We are a few days into it. It is always the perfect time to eat clean, healthy, yummy meals, but this time of year we feel an extra tug to put ourselves on the right track.  We are laying the ground work for a mindful year ahead.  We strive to find […]

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The Rice Bowl

August 5, 2009
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How could something so simple be satisfying for all???  I don’t know but it was a great hit on Sunday night with my kids and my husband.  The kids had diced pieces of organic chicken hot dogson theirs and my husband and I had slabs of seasoned, pan seared Sockeye Salmon.  Smiles and happy tummies […]

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Grilled Turkey Meatloaf

July 29, 2009

The Family Dinner: often goes something like this Yes, it is hard to get little kids to try new things. It only took a few tantrums and time outs before we finally got my daughter on board to try this delicious Grilled Meatloaf. We make the effort to do a family dinner a few nights […]

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