Harvest Quinoa Salad: Gluten-Free, High Protein, Vegetarian

Harvest Quinoa Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette

  Years ago I attended a HUGE Thanksgiving Pot-Luck that featured dozens of dishes–I know, lucky girl. The one that stuck out to me though was a wild rice salad that had a pumpkin dressing and slightly sweet and savory at the same time. I fell in love with it. Pumpkin vinaigrette–genius!! Over the years, I… 

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A Healthier Spin on My Family's Favorite Sweet Potato Casserole

Healthified Sweet Potato Casserole (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

A Healthier Spin on My Family’s Favorite Sweet Potato Casserole   We are very traditional at Thanksgving at my house. Thanksgiving is all about celebrating family and traditions, right?! So it is the same dishes every year, and frankly they are SO good, I don’t think I will ever get sick of them! One of… 

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Naturally Sweetened Citrus Spiked Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Citrus Spiked Cranberry Sauce (Naturally Sweetened)

Naturally Sweetened Citrus Spiked Cranberry Sauce Call me crazy, but one of my favorite sides at Thanksgiving is the cranberry sauce. Not the jiggly stuff from a jar, but sauce made with fresh cranberries. To me the tartness of this dish is the perfect balance to all the rich dishes served at Thanksgiving. And it… 

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My tools for brining a turkey

Brining a Turkey: The BEST Method for the BEST Bird

Let’s officially kick off the start of my favorite Thanksgiving Recipes. And we can not talk about Thanksgiving without talking about Alton Brown. That man is a genius. I mean seriously, is there any recipe he has not mastered?! When I am looking for a hands down winner, I turn to Alton. I mean he gives… 

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Gluten-Free for the Holidays

Gluten Free Holidays

  To some people, being gluten-free is the most challenging over the Holidays. The parties. The cookies, The Family Dinners. The cookies…..you get the idea. I have been there and done it, for many years. And while my condition is not affected by gluten the way we had suspected, I understand the difficulties that a… 

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Arancini: Baked Risotto Balls

Arancini: Baked Risotto Balls (Low-Fat, High-Protein, Perfect Appetizer)

  So now that you have mastered how to make risotto in the easiest fashio), you can, NO YOU NEED to make Arancini–risotto balls. Arancini, is traditionally leftover risotto mixed with binding agents and then coated in bread crumbs and deep fried. Sounds heavenly AND heavy!  Arancini is one of my favorite dishes to share with a… 

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Giveaway to the Paula Deen Holiday Show in Atlanta

Want to go to the Paula Deen Live Holiday show in Atlanta??? Read on to find out how to win 2 tickets!! One of my most favorite times of the year is Christmas. And while I am waiting to share with you my Christmas recipes until AFTER thanksgiving, I have 2 tickets to jump start… 

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Lemon Pepper Risotto

Lemon Pepper Risotto with KRAVE Jerky (High-Protein + Gluten-Free)

  This looks complicated, doesn’t it?! Good news for you, is that it is TOTALLY NOT! I myself have always shied away from making Risotto. Not because I don’t love to cook and love to try new things, but I have watched enough cooking challenges to see that Risotto is a dish that sends A… 

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Homemade Garlic Bread

Homemade Garlic Bread

Get out those mittens and gloves–Baby, it’s cold outside!! At least here in the ATL it is–I thought I moved south to avoid frigid temperatures?! Oh, I guess the 50 degree high is NOT frigid, I am just a true southerner now! So with colder weather, comes soup. Lots and lots of soup. But I… 

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Naturally Sweetened Caramel Apple Dip

Caramel Apple Dip & Tip to Keep Apples from Browning

I am looking at my calendar and I am truly stunned. Where is the time going?!  I truly love this time of year, as the cooler air sets in and we begin to celebrate the holidays. But with the holidays, comes parties. LOTS OF PARTIES!! And with parties, comes food. LOTS OF FOOD!! I am constantly whipping up… 

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Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili with Quinoa

Black Bean Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili (Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Black Bean Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili What a mouthful to say. And trust me it is one mouthful you want to eat!! This chili may sound complex, and while the flavors lend themselves to a little party in your mouth, it comes together in 30 minutes! Yep, you read that right a chili that comes… 

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