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Kale Pesto Pizza (gluten-free) with Vegan Parm

Mission impossible! Pizza night while avoiding gluten, eggs, soy, corn, dairy and coconut.

Pizza is usually out of the question for anyone who is vegan, has dietary restrictions or is trying to eat healthy. Not anymore – I have conquered the allergy-friendly pizza challenge!  You can actually enjoy an entirely vegan, gluten-free and allergy-friendly pizza without worrying […]

No-Mayo Salmon Salad

Lunchtime routine in a rut?  Bored of turkey sandwiches and tuna fish?  Try this easy salmon salad that makes for a quick, light and healthy lunch full of protein and heart-healthy omega-3s.
The apple provides a subtle tartness and sweetness to the salad.  The capers and fresh herbs add depth of flavor throughout.  And the celery and […]

Sesame Lime-Agave Shrimp Skewers

Shrimp skewers are the perfect way to liven up your BBQ and go beyond the typical burger.  These babies are bursting with flavor.

This simple recipe features a bold marinade that gets its flavor from fresh lime, garlic, sesame seeds and sesame oil. A touch of sweetness from a bit of agave helps balance out the other […]

By |May 22nd, 2015|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, seafood|0 Comments

Bunless Sloppy Joes

Ground meat can be boring and I’m always looking for easy ways to liven up the flavor and wow my family (without having to slave in the kitchen).  This recipe does the trick while staying light and healthy.

It is an easy one-pot meal with ingredients you will likely have on hand.  It is super […]

By |March 16th, 2015|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, lunch|0 Comments

Roasted Acorn Squash with Cranberry Pecan Quinoa

I am currently the lucky recipient of a winter Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and this week received a beautiful acorn squash in my batch of local goodies (along with some mushrooms and green onions).  Acorn squash has a mellow flavor and yet meaty and satisfying texture.  It is considered a good source of the antioxidant vitamin C […]

By |February 22nd, 2015|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, quinoa, vegan, vegetable, vegetarian|0 Comments

Creamy Quinoa-Veggie Stew

Out with the old, in with the stew!  This unique and healthy stew is sure to help kick off your 2015 on the right foot.

This creamy, vegan stew is perfectly satisfying during this frigid weather.  Loaded with protein-filled quinoa and health-boosting veggies – it is the perfect way to stay healthy while indulging in a comfort-food-like recipe. […]

By |January 6th, 2015|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, lunch, quinoa, soup, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Crispy Quinoa Cakes with Arugula & Sweet Potatoes

Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free

These crispy quinoa cakes are packed with arugula, sun-dried tomatoes, sweet potatoes, shallots and sunflower seeds.  Delicious!  My husband says he loves them over salmon cakes.  And they actually stay together very well.

They pair well over an arugula salad with avocado and roasted sweet potatoes and drizzled with tahini […]

By |January 5th, 2015|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, lunch, quinoa, side dish, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Thanksgiving Turkey Leftover Recipe: Southwest-Style Turkey Hash with Creamy Avocado-Cilantro Sauce (+Bonus Recipe)

My latest recipe: Southwest-Style Turkey Hash With Creamy Avocado-Cilantro Sauce featured in The Washington Post (11/25/14)

Leftovers are given a Southwestern spin in this healthful hash recipe loaded with bell peppers, celery, onions, sweet potatoes, red potatoes and tomatoes. It is perfect for the morning after Thanksgiving and all weekend long. It’s naturally gluten-free and also […]

By |November 25th, 2014|breakfast, dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, lunch|0 Comments

Pumpkin Risotto

This creamy and luxurious risotto recipe gets a nutrition boost from pumpkin.  Most risottos are full of butter and loads of cheese.  This version is lightened up so you can feel good about eating comfort food.

Pumpkin is everyone’s favorite fall-time vegetable.  But did you know it is also packed with disease-fighting nutrients?  Pumpkins have […]

By |September 30th, 2014|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, side dish|0 Comments

Healthy Quesadilla

Forget Taco Bell!  This homemade and very healthy quesadilla is perfect for a Mexican food fix.  It is super-easy to make and a real crowd pleaser.  Plus, it is filling with the addition of ground lean turkey meat.  A full meal!

Healthy Quesadilla   Print Forget Taco Bell! This […]

By |October 6th, 2013|appetizer, entree, gluten-free, lunch|0 Comments