Monthly Archives: April 2014

Candied Bacon Goat Cheese Blueberry Grilled Cheese

Brown sugar candied bacon, fresh blueberries and creamy goat cheese are combined in this decadent, gluten free Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe!

Candied Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

With my love of cheese, there was no way I was going to allow National Grilled Cheese Month to end without me posting one grilled cheese recipe the entire month.

I’m going to help you finish National Grilled Cheese Month with a gluten free bang by sharing this delicious, decadent new grilled cheese recipe!

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Strawberry Almond Protein Smoothie

This strawberry smoothie is boosted with protein from both almond milk and almond butter and naturally sweet from raw honey and strawberries.

Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

OMG I can’t believe the beginning of May will be here this week! It’s about this time each year when I realize that it’s almost pool/lake/beach season and I have been lagging on my running for the last few months.

Time to step up the work outs and finish them off with a delicious, healthy, protein packed smoothie!

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Spinach Pesto

Homemade spinach pesto is a quick, easy, gluten free & healthy sauce made in just 5 minutes! Perfect for tossing on top of pizza, pasta, eggs or salad!

Spinach Pesto Recipe

There are five things you’ll always find in my refrigerator: pesto, hummus, buffalo sauce, eggs and champagne. You know, all the necessities!

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Blueberry BBQ Grilled Salmon

Fresh Grilled Salmon is smothered in Homemade Blueberry BBQ Sauce made with only 4 ingredients for a simple, healthy, gluten free recipe!

Blueberry BBQ Salmon Recipe

Today’s post is sponsored by Spicely.

Just call this the superfood of all superfood dinners! Blueberries and salmon are filled with  antioxidants and Omega 3s which increases brain stimulation and fight against depression, stress, cancer and arthritis.

Can I get an amen for being smart, happy, relaxed and healthy?! Oh yeah, I like all of those things!

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Gluten Free Chickpea Tater Tots

Baked Chickpea Tater Tots are a healthy, gluten free side dish that both kids and adults will love. They’re easy to make with just a few simple ingredients!

Chickpea Tater Tots

I’m really not sure where the idea for this recipe came from. Maybe it stemmed from my growing obsession with chickpeas. (See Greek Quinoa Salad, Roasted Beet Hummus, Zucchini Quinoa Burgers, I’ve basically been adding these babies to everything lately!)

Maybe it came from my general love of tots, either way this is one healthy side dish that everyone will love!

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Mexican Manicotti

Vegetarian Mexican Manicotti is filled with black beans, cheese and spices, then topped with a tomato sauce for a delicious & easy recipe!

Mexican Manicotti Recipe

All I am thinking about right now is the fact that I wish I hadn’t eaten this entire dish by myself in a matter of 24 hours.

Needless to say, it was delicious and I want more!

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Sriracha Hummus

This Sriracha Hummus might just be the best hummus recipe ever! It’s slightly spicy, gluten free and vegetarian, perfect served with crackers or veggies for dipping.

Sriracha Hummus

Sriracha – good, hummus – good, Sriracha hummus – so good!

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Gluten Free Spring Vegetable Stuffing

Traditional stuffing is given a gluten free, spring twist in this vegetable stuffing recipe filled with fresh spring herbs and vegetables!

Gluten Free Spring Vegetable Stuffing

I don’t know about you, but my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is the stuffing. Unfortunately it seems like Thanksgiving is the only day of the year I actually get to eat stuffing!

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5 Minute Homemade Salsa

Fresh vegetables, herbs and spices are combined in this homemade salsa recipe that is vegetarian, gluten free and only takes 5 minutes to make!

5 Minute Homemade Salsa

I’m kind of obsessed with making everything from scratch, taco seasoning, marinara sauce, salad dressings, and the list goes on.

I’m not crazy though, I totally understand that most people don’t have the time to make every element of a meal from scratch!

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Chicken Curry Meatballs with Coconut Vindaloo Sauce

Chicken Curry Meatballs are cooked in a flavorful Indian Coconut Vindaloo Sauce in this delicious and simple gluten free recipe!

Chicken Curry Meatballs with Coconut Vindaloo Sauce

Today I’m introducing my first recipe on the blog with vindaloo curry.

If you haven’t had Vindaloo before, it’s a spicy Indian curry dish, that is typically served with chicken, lamb or pork.

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Gluten Free Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

These gluten free coffee cake muffins are filled with fresh blueberries and topped with a brown sugar crumb topping for one delicious brunch recipe!

Gluten Free Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Out of nowhere the other day I started thinking about these little coffee crumb cakes I used to take to school for breakfast basically every day as a kid. There were three little bite sized crumb cakes in one little package and they were my absolute favorite!

I haven’t had them in years so I thought I’d create my own at home, adding blueberries and making them gluten free.

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Quinoa Crusted Mexican Chicken

Chicken parmesan gets a Mexican makeover in this gluten free recipe for quinoa crusted Mexican chicken covered in pepper jack cheese & fresh salsa!

Quinoa Crusted Mexican Chicken

My second most favorite thing about being a food blogger is recipe development. First is eating… obviously! 😉 Read the full post here!

Honey Walnut Shrimp

The Chinese restaurant favorite, Honey Walnut Shrimp, is made healthier in this delicious, gluten free recipe, made in less than 30 minutes!

Healthy Honey Walnut Shrimp

My go-to order at Chinese restaurants is Orange Chicken and Honey Walnut Shrimp. I love the delicious, slightly sweet sauces that accompany each dish!

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Blueberry Mint Prosecco Sparkler

Fresh blueberries and mint add a burst of light, fresh flavor to this sparkling Prosecco cocktail, perfect for spring and summer!

Blueberry Mint Prosecco Sparkler

It’s Friday, which makes it the perfect time to share a new cocktail recipe to get your weekend started!

I’m a huge fan of prosseco! I  love it on it’s own or in cocktails, like this Lemon Berry Prosecco Sangria!

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Zucchini Quinoa Burgers

Zucchini, corn and chickpeas are combined in this recipe for vegan, gluten free quinoa burgers. A great vegetarian alternative to traditional burgers!

Vegan Zucchini Quinoa Burgers

Every time I think of Quinoa Burgers now I think of that Bud Light commercial. “What the heck is a Quinoa?” That commercial totally cracked me up the first time I saw it.

I’m pretty sure anyone who has ever bought a frozen Quinoa Burger patty might agree with most of the things said in the commercial. I’m also pretty sure that anyone who has ever made a homemade Quinoa Burger filled with fresh veggies and spices will tell you that they are absolutely delicious!

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Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork Tenderloin

Sweet and sour pork tenderloin is slow cooked with fresh peppers & pineapple for a deliciously easy, gluten free dinner recipe!

Slow Cooked Sweet and Sour Pork Tenderloin

Last week I was in Oklahoma visiting my family and decided to make my Slow Cooked Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tenderloin Tacos.

I knew this was an easy recipe that I could put in the crock pot in the morning and the family could eat for dinner that evening.

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