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mashed_cauliflower_paleo

A simple tutorial on how to make mashed cauliflower using frozen cauliflower.  This comforting side dish is completely vegan, gluten-free, nightshade-free, Paleo, and AIP-friendly! Cauliflower is one of those crazy versatile foods that I actually severely dislike on its own.  The taste of it just plain does nothing for me.  And while I enjoy it [...]

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Perfectly Crispy Collards and Kale make for the most delicious healthy side.  Serve them alongside your favorite protein and roasted veggies! This girl has come a long ways from her frozen Lean Cuisine, 100-calorie pack, fruit snack eating days. Not that there is anything wrong with those every now and then or in moderation, but [...]

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Parsnip "Rice" with Fresh Thyme & Sage is a nutty, flavorful substitute to rice.  Serve with your favorite protein and additional sides for a cozy fall dinner or a holiday meal. Move over cauliflower rice.  Parsnip "rice" is coming for ya!  It is about to give you a run for your money, too. Ever since [...]

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gluten_free_fourth_of_july

Normally I am ecstatic when Friday rolls around.  But not this Friday!  This Friday is the last full day of my Colorado vacation.  As you can imagine, I am a bit disappointed about this.  It has been an amazing week so far, and I do not want it to end... at all.  Such is life, [...]

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roasted_radish_chips

A simple and easy way to prepare fresh radishes.  These Roasted Radish Chips are vegan, gluten-free, and paleo! Radishes = comfort, happiness, and joy. Weird?  Maybe.  After all, most people do not tend to have strongly positive feelings toward this slightly bitter vegetable.  But for me, radishes bring back fond memories of home and make [...]

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mashed_sweet_potatoes_and_apples

Happy first day of June!  Crazy, right?  Time is a-flyin' these days, and it is hard to believe that we are nearly halfway through 2015.  It really is true what they say.  The older you get, the faster time goes by. You may be wondering why I am sharing a recipe that looks a bit [...]

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homemade_grain_free_tortilla_chips

These Homemade Grain-Free Tortilla Chips are vegan, gluten-free, and stand in as the perfect dipper for guacamole, salsa, and as nachos. Somehow a Grain-Free Pizza Crust just turned into Homemade Grain-Free Tortilla Chips.  That is how you know that desperation has hit. I mentioned about a month ago that I planned to eat my way through [...]

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Memorial Day is only three days away!  In celebration of the "unofficial" kick-off to summer, I am sharing three creative ways to top your crackers this entertaining season.  An added bonus is the fact that all three ideas just so happen to be vegetarian and gluten-free! The simplicity of cheese and crackers is good.  But that [...]

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A fresh, filling, and flavorful Tomato, Onion, and Artichoke Chickpea Salad that is both vegan and gluten-free. It makes for the perfect main or side dish contribution to a spring or summer gathering! I have not mentioned it here on the blog before, but I am a bit of a reality TV junkie.  Whether it [...]

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A protein and veggie-packed Mexican skillet that has summer written all over it... even if you choose to eat it at the start of spring! This dish looks like all sorts of summertime.  It tastes like it, too! About two weeks ago, Omaha enjoyed 88 degree weather in the middle of MARCH.  It was slightly [...]

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