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Ingredient Substitutions for Healthy Holiday Cooking

Ingredient Substitutions for Healthy Holiday Cooking

All around the world, holiday baking and cooking is about to get into full swing!  Whether you’ve been entrusted with preparing an entire feast or only a side dish or two, I have healthy ingredient substitutions that can help you cut back on fat, sugar, refined carbohydrates […]

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Halloween party treats worth screaming about!

Halloween party treats worth screaming about!

People’s creativity never ceases to amaze me…especially when it comes to food.  And since we’re well into the season of pumpkins, spiders and ghouls (at least where I’m writing from), I thought I’d share some incredibly clever and healthy ways to feed the goblins at a Halloween […]

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Mmmm…Chocolate

Mmmm…Chocolate

Okay, so I didn’t intend this week’s blog post to be about chocolate…but I just made my own trail mix and I have chocolate on the brain.  You see, chocolate is the only food that has its very  own food group. Actually, that’s not true – but don’t […]

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Healthy, wholesome cookies…yum

Healthy, wholesome cookies…yum

This recipe is for gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, no-sugar-added cookies. Sounds scary, I know, but the truth is these cookies are moist, delicious and healthy enough to eat without feeling guilty. In fact, sometimes I eat these cookies for breakfast if I’m in a rush and I always […]

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Grilled Vegetables & Tzatziki

Grilled Vegetables & Tzatziki

This is my go-to dinner whenever I feel uninspired. It’s absolutely delicious and it makes me feel like I’m back in the Mediterranean – which is always a good thing! The vegetables and tzatziki are very easy to prepare, but the grilling can take about 1/2 an hour, depending on how many vegetables you have and the size of your grill (I use a large George Forman). I hope you enjoy this meal as much as I do!

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Basic Vegetable Soup

Basic Vegetable Soup

This basic and very easy-to-make vegetable soup is one of my favorite meals. During the winter, I make a pot almost every week. The great thing is that it’s so easy – and fun – to get creative with these kinds of soups. I definitely encourage you to throw in whatever strikes your fancy, especially if you find an interesting ingredient on sale at the grocery store.

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Mashed Cauliflower – vegan

Mashed Cauliflower – vegan

Mashed potatoes are one of life’s great comfort foods. Unfortunately, the typical mashed potato recipe is loaded with fat and dairy. And as delicious as russet or red bliss potatoes are, they are not the healthiest starch (especially for diabetics and people who want to keep their blood sugar stable).

The good news is that mashed cauliflower makes a delicious mashed potato substitute, or as I like to call this recipe, mashed fauxtato. I’ve made this recipe vegan but please feel free to substitute non-vegan ingredients if your palate prefers.

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