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Chicken Noodle Soup

Ahhhhh…..there is nothing quite like the smell of soup simmering on the stove on a cold winter day – especially if you are feeling a little under the weather! My hubby doesn't get sick very often but when he does he always wants some of my homemade chicken soup!  Studies have shown that it does […]

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Homemade Larabars

   I just found this recipe for homemade "Larabars" from ChocolateCoveredKatie.com (my favorite healthy dessert blog)!  These bars are gluten free, quick, no bake and healthy too!  I gave them a try the other day and highly recommend them if you are a fan of Larabars. Here is the basic recipe with some of my own slight variations: […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispies

If you want something quick and easy to fill that chocolate urge then you need to try this no bake homemade chocolate krispy bar. Ingredients: 1/4 cup rice crispies (brown or white, or gluten free) 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil Liquid Sweetener to taste – Agave or pure maple syrup, (or […]

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Banana Zucchini Carrot Bread

       I made this for my son and his family the other night.  I originally made the recipe as noted below, but they liked it so much they asked me to make another one the next day -and double the recipe!!!  So that is what I did! It can be gluten free depending on what flour […]

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Spinach Salad with Sweet Hot Dressing

For me, the secret to eating salads on a regular basis is to make sure I don't fall into a rut with the same old veggies and salad dressing.  It really is fun to be creative!  Mix up things that you enjoy eating and rotate. Try making your own salad dressings. It will not only […]

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Gluten Free Brownies

Super easy, yummy and gluten free!              INGREDIENTS: 1 Cup Natural Sugar (Turbinado or Stevia – for Stevia follow directions on bag for amount to use)  1/2 Cup Almond Meal/flour 1/3 Cup Cocoa  1/4 tsp Salt  1/4 tsp Baking Powder.  Whisk above ingredients together and then add: 2 Eggs (or if […]

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Zucchini Bites

Need ideas for using up all your summer squash?  This is a good recipe to try!   (For even more zucchini ideas, check out this list of 35 zucchini recipes from around the web from Two Peas and Their Pod).   Ingredients: ·         1 cup zucchini, grated ·         1 large egg ·         1/4 medium onion, […]

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Three Bean Salad

Want a refreshing protein rich salad that is as simple as 1, 2, 3?  Try this quick and easy Three Bean Salad.  Gather up the ingredients.  This is what I used:                Drain and risne beans.  Wash and cut up veggies.   Feel free to add anything else you like! […]

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Gluten Free Pancakes

I saw this recipe yesterday on Facebook from (http://www.beyonddiet.com) - they called them 2 Ingredient pancakes. I decided to give them a try this morning! I put the "Two Ingredients" in my vitamix and also added 1 tlbs. of chia seed gel; a few shakes of cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. of vanilla. It made 6 small pancakes (if […]

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MORE LESSONS FROM THE “GARDEN”

If you remember from my post "The Ultimate Price" I included a picture of some sickly petunias I purchased on clearance and nursed to health. Well, here’s the latest…..                                                         […]

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