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Smoothies 101: The Basics for a Nutritious Smoothie

Smoothies can be a wonderful addition to the daily routine.  They are quick to prepare, filling, and delicious.  Yes, breakfast time is synonymous with smoothies, but they can be gulped down easily any time of day.  So, as you sip away your tall, icy glass of goodness make sure to get the most out of… Continue reading Smoothies 101: The Basics for a Nutritious Smoothie

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Pumpkin Cream Cups

Fall= pumpkin.  It just does.  As soon as the weather turns chilly, we start to see pumpkin patches, and pumpkin spice this and pumpkin spice that.  Every year this beautiful gourd gets its moment in the spotlight.   Luckily, in the past few decades we have seen pumpkin extend past the obligatory pie and into breads,… Continue reading Pumpkin Cream Cups

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Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice Pudding

All right I’m calling it.  The best pudding in the world of puddings is rice pudding.  There, I said it.  Hands down one of the classic desserts – for good reason.  I mean, what’s not to love? The creamy starchiness of the rice, the spiciness of the cinnamon, the aromatic vanilla wafting as it cooks. … Continue reading Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice Pudding

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Coconut Milk Three Ways

I use a lot of coconut products: oil, cream, butter, shredded, water.  All add great additions to any dish whether sweet, savory or spicy, but none reign quite as supreme in my book as coconut milk.  I use it a fair amount.  It is rich, creamy, and has a very similar mouthfeel to cow’s milk. … Continue reading Coconut Milk Three Ways

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad

What is one to do when the weather is warm and salads are on the brain?  Make a roasted Brussels sprouts salad of course.  It is loaded flavor.  Shallots and their mild oniony flavor pair nicely with the roasted sprouts.  A simple vinaigrette coats the veggies with a sharp tanginess.  The end result: flavor, flavor,… Continue reading Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad

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Almond Hot Chocolate

It’s hot chocolate weather. There is something comforting about a sweet, thick chocolatey mug of goodness. It's like a melted candy bar in cup. Hot chocolate feels like dessert in a glass to me, which is probably why I tend to drink it slowly after meals savoring every sip. This hot chocolate recipe takes the… Continue reading Almond Hot Chocolate

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Bacon Burger Salad

I created this out of necessity. I normally do lettuce-wrapped burgers, but they can get messy. I mean burger juice running down your arm, pile of soggy napkins littered on the table, sauce on the cheek messy. So I improvised and turned it into a salad -- fries and all. And. I. Haven’t. Looked. Back.… Continue reading Bacon Burger Salad

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Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Tahini Sauce

Cauliflower.  What can it not do?  It purees magically, it rices beautifully, it steaks nicely.  So many reasons to love this cruciferous vegetable.  Although it is popular as a substitute, it also works well in its more natural state.  You can never go wrong serving cauliflower as a side dish.  One way to show this… Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Tahini Sauce