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Salmon tartar on cucumber appetizer

Salmon tartar on cucumber appetizer

These are gluten free appetizer marvels – they taste fresh like Spring and delight the taste buds.  With the healthy Omegas of salmon the crispy texture of cucumber and subtle Asian flavors, they are a hit and quickly devoured. Salmon Tartare ½ pound fresh salmon fillet, finely diced (sushi-grade) 2 teaspoons scallions, finely minced 1 […]

Best Chimichurri Ever


What is this garlicky herb sauce good on? Just about anything you can get your hands on…seared meat, crusty loaf of bread (gluten free if you’re like me), roasted potatoes…you name it, and it probably tastes fantastic. I have seen adaptations where they add in 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro which I think would be divine as […]

Chicken Marsala Meatballs (Gluten Free!)

Chicken marsala meatballs

These meatballs are made extra special with the earthy addition of mushrooms and marsala wine. The meatballs are are made with oatmeal, making them easily gluten-free as long as you use gluten-free oats.  These meatballs are also broiled, so they are a lot healthier than pan-fried meatballs. If you don’t wish to use marsala, simply […]

Soba Noodles with Napa Cabbage

soba noodle with napa

This is a fresh and contemporary variation on cold sesame noodles. Soba (Japanese for buckwheat) noodles are made from ground buckwheat, making them gluten free and giving them a rich, hearty flavor. To keep this recipe gluten free, use Braggs Liquid Aminos instead of soy sauce or tamari; it contains no wheat, and is a good […]

Baked Sweet Potato Chips (kumara chips)

sweet potato chips

Did you know sweet potatoes are referred to as kumara in New Zealand?  Kumara chips sound so fancy, I like it!  So if you want plain ol’ potato chips, go ahead, but these sweet potato chips (kumara chips if you’re feeling fancy :), will have you doing a happy dance. 3 medium sweet potatoes 2 […]

Veggie Fried Rice

veggie fried rice

This healthier take on fried rice is delicious and filling, not to mention a fantastic way to get your veggies in your belly. If you don’t have mushrooms on hand, you can skip them, but they provide a meaty texture that works nicely with the rice. Serves 4. 1 pint shiitake or crimini mushrooms, stems […]

Quinoa Brittle: Too Good Not To Make ( I Promise!)

quinoa brittle

Healthy Brittle?! Be still me beating heart…This stuff is GOOD – all capital letters GOOD! This recipe is simple, requiring just 7 ingredients and easy just to put together …the hard part is stopping yourself from eating the whole batch! It’s naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup, and has the healthy fats of coconut oil and […]

Tweak Your Chic: Make your 40s as fabulous as you are!


Hi Friends! I wrote this article for She Knows and wanted to post it here for you to read, too. Keeping healthy and active through regular exercise and eating sensibly is important at any age. But let’s be real — health in your 40s is even more important than your 30s. If you didn’t lay a […]

Reinventing the Fabulous Avocado Toast

avo toast

If you’re like me, avocado toast (gluten free toast), has become a breakfast staple.  And whatever I have on hand becomes my new “fav” way to prepare avocado toast. Although having avocado on toast with simple salt and pepper is always a hit too! Wholegrain bread Avocado in mashed form Black pepper Sea salt Why […]

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots: Game Day Goodies!

bacon wrapped tots

Are you tired of the same ol’ chips and dip on game day? This Superbowl why not wrap a piece of bacon around a yummy crisp tater tot and enjoy all the accolades you reap.  Yeah, this isn’t my normal “healthy appetizer” but I like to follow the 80/20 rule (80% healthy, 20% glutton). Feeling like […]

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