Posts Tagged "dairy-free"

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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...

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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...

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Balsamic BBQ Black-Eyed Peas

Balsamic BBQ Black-Eyed Peas

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Black-eyed peas don’t get enough love the rest of the year, so we are featuring them again today with spicy balsamic BBQ black-eyed peas! But how do you recreate that smoky bold bacony flavor without the bacon? The answer – chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. I seriously love these things. I always have a can open in my fridge to add to any dish needing a spicy or smoky...

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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...

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Chocolate Cherry Granola

Chocolate Cherry Granola

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A few years ago, a family friend gave me a cute little cookbook called Salty Sweets at our engagement party. While the pages are filled with beautiful delectable desserts and tempting treats, they are also packed with sugar, butter, heavy cream and syrups. While many of us are gorging on all of the above this time of year, I decided to flip one of these sweet and salty recipes into something...

Red Lentil Sweet Potato Soup with Moroccan Chermoula 00

Red Lentil Sweet Potato Soup with Moroccan Chermoula

Red Lentil Sweet Potato Soup with Moroccan Chermoula

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The Polar Vortex is on its way to Chicago….great. But let’s look on the bright side. Cold weather means soup season has arrived! Nothing beats a warm bowl of soup on a frigid day, especially in Chicago. The beautiful thing about soup is that you can cook once and eat for the week – who wouldn’t love this? Would you like chermoula with that? Yes that’s a real thing....

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Avocado Grasshopper Bars

Avocado Grasshopper Bars

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Ok friends, you love avocados and we do to. As promised in my Avocado Peanut Butter Ball post, my love for avocados continues today with these one-of-a-kind raw avocado grasshopper bars! Because I can’t make it through a single day without a small sweet treat (problem or blessing? I choose the later.), I try to create desserts that pack a nutritional punch so that I won’t...

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Avocado Peanut Butter Balls

Avocado Peanut Butter Balls

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Halloween is right around the corner and I know what you’re thinking. I’m thinking it to. Candy. But what you’re probably not thinking, is how you can make candy using superfoods. Like say, avocados for instance (insert jaw drop). Not only do avocados give these candies a nutritional boost, but the natural goodness and creaminess of the avocado create a perfect smooth, melt-in-your-mouth...

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Raw Veggie Bloody Mary

Raw Veggie Bloody Mary

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Nothing brings an end to the summer quite like a nutrient-packed, vegetable-based Bloody Mary! And the best Bloody Mary begins with a good vegetable cocktail blend. While most tomato juices are made by cooking down tomatoes along with garlic, onions and other flavors, this vegetable cocktail base includes fresh raw veggie juice straight from my favorite juicer –  the Kuvings Whole Slow...

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How to Make Preserved Lemons

How to Make Preserved Lemons

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Whether you are sun drying tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, or freezing fresh herbs, there are plenty ways to preserve the summer harvest this season. How about preserved lemons? Preserved lemons are a staple in Indian and North African cuisine. They are simple to make and can add zesty flavor to just about any dish! The goal of preserving lemons is to be able to use the rind to add extra lemon...

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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...

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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...