Posts Tagged "shellfish-free"

Avocado Peanut Butter Balls 00

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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Cottage Cheese Toast

Cottage Cheese Toast

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After making these delicious Rye Poppy Seed Dinner Rolls from The Nordic Diet back in January, I decided to revisit the cookbook for more recipe  inspiration this week! After practicing my Dutch unsuccessfully in trying to pronounce Smørrebrød (the Danish word referring to an open-faced sandwich), I decided my time was better spent in the kitchen – enter my favorite breakfast this...

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...

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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...

Endive Salad with Strawberry Lemon Vinaigrette 00

Endive Salad with Strawberry Lemon Vinaigrette

Endive Salad with Strawberry Lemon Vinaigrette

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May is National Salad Month! In honor of this wonderful occasion, I’m sharing an easy and unique salad recipe that features the delicious summer flavors of fresh strawberries and crisp endive. Endive is a member of the chicory family, which includes radicchio, escarole, and frisee. Learn more about all the different kinds of lettuce varieties. Endive can be served raw or...

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...

Coconut Nutella Mocha 00

Coconut Nutella Mocha

Coconut Nutella Mocha

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What could be better than homemade Nutella mixed into a frothy coconut milk mocha? I’m pretty sure nothing. This rich and decadent warm beverage could easily be an after dinner dessert! Or just an afternoon treat to help keep warm during this frigid snowy Chicago winter. Along with the delicious flavor, this warm winter beverage also offers a little nutritional boost!...

Butternut Squash Flatbread with Caramelized Leeks 00

Butternut Squash Flatbread with Caramelized Leeks

Butternut Squash Flatbread with Caramelized Leeks

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Forget delivery and create a healthy pizza of your own! White or red sauce, meat lovers of vegetarian, there’s no right or wrong way to make a homemade pizza! Simply add your favorite toppings (or whatever leftovers you have in the fridge) to a homemade or store bought pizza dough and bake it in the oven for an easy and delicious dinner! Looking for something a little more...

Wild Blueberry Barbecue Ribs 00

Wild Blueberry Barbecue Ribs

Wild Blueberry Barbecue Ribs

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By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. Most conventional BBQ sauces are full of added sugar and salt. But, by using sweet wild blueberries as one of the key ingredients, I was able to pack this tasty sauce with a...