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Black Rice Salad with Pineapple and Cilantro.

I was meandering through the organic, gluten free section of my grocery store yesterday and stumbled up on this little treasure.  Black rice.  Hmmm… looks interesting enough.  Gluten free.  Good nutritional profile. I was sold!  Plus I thought my family would be intrigued as well and they were.  Especially when they all tried identifying what … Continue Reading »

Vegetarian Chili.

  Today was a rainy, dreary day.  Now, it has turned into a lovely, sunshine-filled afternoon.  Once again, this fall weather has me perplexed.  It is however the beginning of my rest days as I prepare for my half marathon this Sunday.  I admit, I’m not a fan of “rest” days as I get very … Continue Reading »

Oatmeal Nut Granola Bars.

  I’m coming up on my one year anniversary or epiphany that changed the way I was eating.  It was last November.  I had put on a ten extra pounds and basically was disgusted with how I felt.  I worked out 6 days a week – running, weights, spinning, cardio – you name it!  Then … Continue Reading »

Roasted Apples and Fall Vegetables.

  This was the last of my apple week posts that trickled into this week.  I love roasting veggies and last week I added a few apples into the mix to add a level of sweetness to the mixture.  My kids loved it, and so did the adults.  Roasting vegetables brings out their flavor, sweetness … Continue Reading »

Quinoa Wheat Berry Very Veggie Salad with a Dijon Vinaigrette.

  I haven’t eaten meat in about 6.5-7 months.  I enjoy salads for dinner because they are relatively light but packed with vitamins/protein.  I whipped up a big batch of this salad that works for me for lunch or dinner and as a side for my carnivore family.  This recipe, like most of mine, is … Continue Reading »

Cinnamon and Spice Apple Chips.

After a wonderful fall weekend, we finally got to the apple orchard and managed to pick 40 lbs of various apples.  Sunday was then spent cooking, baking and drying apples.  This week I’m going to be posting all apple recipes, hope you love apples as much as I do!  Today I’m starting with a super … Continue Reading »

Roasted Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Mash.

  This would be perfect for Thanksgiving dinner!  Yes, I have that on my mind already.  I roasted some sweet potatoes and a lovely homegrown butternut squash my friend gave to me earlier in the day and was thinking of how I wanted to transform them.  Mashed potatoes came to mind and from there I … Continue Reading »

Perfectly roasted spaghetti squash.

  I’ll be honest, I’ve always stayed away from the spaghetti squash for some reason, not sure why but it scared me.  My self psycho-analysis is I had this fear because anything that replaces pasta could never compete with the real deal.  But since my new found love of everything healthy, avoiding as many processed … Continue Reading »

Pineapple Spinach Yogurt Protein Smoothie.

  Sneaking vegetables into your kids has never been so easy!  I say this over and over again but your kids will not detect the spinach as the other flavors over-power it and make it virtually undetectable.  Plus, if you are trying to add more leafy greens to your diet, this is yet another fun … Continue Reading »

Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk.

  I’ve never really been a fan of cow’s milk, even when I was a child.  Now cheese – I love and often proclaim that I can eat my body weight in it!  When almond milk hit the scene a few years ago, we switched over to that and my family enjoyed and actually preferred … Continue Reading »