Chicken Breasts with Brown Butter-Garlic Tomato Sauce

July 13, 2017

In my kitchen there can never be enough garlic. So when I come upon a recipe that actually CALLS for six cloves I’m a happy cook. Added bonus that this chicken dish is crazy easy to make, a perfect use for summer tomatoes and is naturally gluten, grain and dairy-free. To serve this I tossed […]

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Grilled Sausage, Veggie & Potato Packets

July 12, 2017

Back at it again with another foil-wrapped recipe for the grill! You could get creative with the vegetables and type of sausage used here, and certainly skip the melted cheese ( and use Earth Balance “butter”) on top if you’re dairy-free. I kept things mild by using a chicken and apple sausage, so my husband […]

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Grilled Chicken & Corn with Honey Butter

July 7, 2017

Our newest obsession this summer is creating foil packets for the grill; they’re an easy way to create a full meal without a lot of effort or mess. While my husband and I usually just wing it, I was inspired by the latest issue of Food Network magazine, which had a whole spread on grilling […]

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Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

July 5, 2017

This is my take on the classic peanut butter cookie, with some mini chocolate chips thrown in for good measure. Sure, you could make them with peanut butter, but I actually find they’re even more delicious with the almond. Either way you prep them, you can’t beat the fact that they’re both grain and gluten-free. […]

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Grill-Steamed Corn with Cilantro & Chile

July 2, 2017

It’s a bit early in the season for local corn, but Whole Foods had a special on cobs from Georgia and we just couldn’t resist. This recipe from Cooking Light is the perfect combination of flavors: salty, sweet, tangy and spicy. We ate this with grilled swordfish and vegetables and it was pretty much a […]

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Canteloupe-White Balsamic Sorbet

June 30, 2017

I couldn’t resist trying this Cooking Light recipe out when I saw its short ingredient list included white balsamic vinegar. Vinegar in sorbet?! Would it make the resulting treat too tangy or tart? I didn’t let anyone else know about the vinegar, and no one batted an eyelash when they scarfed this down. There’s definitely […]

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Gluten-Free Baked Spaghetti

June 29, 2017

My kids love pasta in any way, shape or form. For some reason, however, they have an extra soft spot for spaghetti. I like that this ┬áversion is an easy baked dish without the traditional heaviness of a casserole. You could make it with ground turkey, beef or chicken. I love the addition of the […]

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Pizza Quinoa Burgers

June 24, 2017

I love veggie burgers, but unless I can verify the ingredients I’m wary to order them when I’m out. A lot contain soy and/or gluten, and it’s a huge disappointment when a restaurant serves up patties that came straight from a box. I much prefer to make them myself, and love that this version was […]

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BBQ Baked Beans

June 21, 2017

My son and I are huge Food Network Star fans; while we’re enjoying the current season, I’m not sure we have a favorite contender yet. We both loved Eddie Jackson when he competed a couple of seasons ago, so when I came up his take on this classic dish I just had to try it. […]

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Kebabs

June 19, 2017

I happened upon this clever kebab recipe on the Food Network recipe and simply had to try it. Grilled cheese WITHOUT BREAD? Genius. Coupled with the fact that prosciutto and tomatoes were involved in the equation, I figured this one would be a guaranteed hit with the family. Unsurprisingly, I guessed correctly. I opted for […]

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