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Country Fried Steak Fingers with Cashew Cream Gravy 00

Country Fried Steak Fingers with Cashew Cream Gravy

Country Fried Steak Fingers with Cashew Cream Gravy

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Memorial Day weekend is for grilling. These country fried steak fingers and gravy are for all of the other summer nights. This is where diner chicken fried steak meets poolside finger food. Prepare to be addicted…and embarrassingly eating the gravy dipping sauce with a spoon. Guilty. Spoiler alert – chicken fried steak isn’t actually chicken. It’s beef....

Refreshing Basil Matcha Smoothie 00

Refreshing Basil Matcha Smoothie

Refreshing Basil Matcha Smoothie

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I hope everyone had a great weekend! Here in Chicago, spring is in the air. There was everything from warm spring weather and the Macy’s Spring Flower Show to cold snowy weather and the Shamrock Shuffle to kick off the Chicago running season. Keeping with the spring green theme, today I am sharing one of my new favorite superfood concoctions, this refreshing basil matcha...

No Bake Meyer Lemon Cashew Cheesecake 00

No Bake Meyer Lemon Cashew Cheesecake

No Bake Meyer Lemon Cashew Cheesecake

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Celebrate spring break or the upcoming Easter holiday with this no-bake Meyer lemon cashew cheesecake!  Meyer lemons are a citrus fruit native to China that are a cross between a lemon and either a mandarin or an orange. Due to the growing popularity of this vitamin C-rich fruit, you can generally find them in your standard supermarket. Meyer lemons look like...

Gluten-Free Vegan Irish Soda Bread 00

Gluten-Free Vegan Irish Soda Bread

Gluten-Free Vegan Irish Soda Bread

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St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and everyone in Chicago is gearing up for next weekend’s dying of the Chicago river and annual parade! Which means I spent this weekend recipe testing to create the perfect gluten-free, vegan Irish soda bread! Irish soda bread is a quick bread made with baking soda as a leavening agent instead of yeast...

Tzatziki Smothered Sweet Potatoes 00

Tzatziki Smothered Sweet Potatoes

Tzatziki Smothered Sweet Potatoes

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This is a sponsored post supported by Chobani. Although I did receive complimentary samples for the following product, all views and opinions expressed on this blog are entirely my own and based on my own unique experiences. Football season is in full swing – what are you serving at your next tailgate? Between college game days and fantasy football celebrations, nutrition...

Pistachio Stuffed Chocolate-Covered Strawberries 00

Pistachio Stuffed Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Pistachio Stuffed Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! What will you be cooking up for the sweetie in your life? How about putting a fun twist on an old classic with these pistachio stuffed chocolate-chocolate covered strawberries! You feel guilt-free knowing that  you’ve done your due diligence to create a dessert that contains protein and fiber! This post is brought to you...

Hoppin’ John Quinoa Sliders 00

Hoppin’ John Quinoa Sliders

Hoppin’ John Quinoa Sliders

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We are two weeks into the New Year and it’s time to pay homage to our lucky black-eyed peas! Hoppin’ John is a peas and rice dish made with black-eyed peas, onion, bacon, spices and sometimes greens like collard greens, Swiss chard or kale. The dish, traditionally served in the South, is meant to bring about a prosperous and lucky year. So I wanted to give this traditional dish a unique...

Mushroom Lentil Meatballs 00

Mushroom Lentil Meatballs

Mushroom Lentil Meatballs

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  Whether you swoon over the gourmet flavors of portabella and shiitake or yearn for the traditional taste of white button and cremini, summer is the perfect time to transform your meals with mushrooms! Swap out beef burgers by throwing a marinated portabella mushroom on the grill, substitute half of your ground beef with mushrooms to make a flavorful burger patty, or top your favorite...

Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter Bars 00

Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter Bars

Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter Bars

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If these finger-linking ooey gooey peanut butter bars don’t get you excited about a healthy dessert, I don’t know what will! These wholesome bars are completely gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and free of refined sugar. Yay! You may not know, but I don’t bake – like, ever. Something about the exact science of baking soda, salt, sugar and baking powder coming together...

Matcha Tea Waffles 00

Matcha Tea Waffles

Matcha Tea Waffles

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After seeing green tea waffles on the menu of my local Waffles Cafe, I decided to attempt this tasty tea-infused recipe in my own kitchen using matcha tea. Matcha is a fine-ground green tea powder that offers nutritional benefits superior to regular green tea because you ingest the entire leaf, not just the brewed water. These Matcha Tea Waffles are dairy-free, grain-free, and loaded with...

Chilled Chocolate Hazelnut Torte 00

Chilled Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

Chilled Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

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Having been married only a year ago, most of the items in my kitchen are relatively new. After our wedding back in 2012, it was out with the old and in with the new. We purged our kitchen of all the old pots, pans, plates and appliances and replaced them with something shiny and new. It wasn’t until recently that I began adding treasured family heirlooms to my kitchen collection – including...

Healthy Easter Brunch Menu Recipes 00

Healthy Easter Brunch Menu Recipes

Healthy Easter Brunch Menu Recipes

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Spring is finally here and Easter is only a week away! What are you cooking up this Easter Sunday? Unfortunately I am not the one hosting Easter brunch this year, but if I was, here are a few things I would definitely have on the menu! These healthy Easter brunch menu recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free (just leave out the cheese!) and are sure to be crowd-pleasers!   Lemon Poppy Seed...