Gluten Free

seared ahi tuna bowls

Seared Tuna Bowls

When my daughters visit from college, I ask them what meals they want me to prepare while they are home. Their first request is always seared tuna bowls. This dish is light and fresh with a delicious combination of flavors.

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Peanut Butter and Açai Smoothie

Açai (pronounced ah-SAH’-ee) is a superfood that originated in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil. These dark purple berries have one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants known to man. Adding them to a smoothie is a great way to incorporate them into your diet.

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Parmesan Chicken Strips

There are many people today who cannot tolerate gluten or certain grains. It can be difficult to find substitutes for favorite foods, especially for children. Having worked in school food service and having two children of my own, I know how popular chicken strips are with kids.

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Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

This simple salad is as delicious as it is gorgeous. The bright grapefruit and creamy avocado complement each other impeccably well. To preserve the individual flavors of each fruit, I keep the dressing simple using only olive oil and Maldon sea salt.

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Almond Joy Granola Bars

I was that rare kid on Halloween who was excited when I got Mounds or Almond Joy candy bars while trick-or-treating. Everyone else hoped for a Snickers or Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. Don’t get me wrong, I liked those too, but I have always loved the combination of coconut and chocolate.

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Dairy Free White Chicken Chili

White chicken chili makes a delicious meal on a cold day. However, most recipes include a lot of dairy, which can make it heavy and too rich. In this version, I omit the cream and cheese, instead pureeing the ingredients with white beans to give the chili the same creamy consistency as one made with dairy. 

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Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chia seed pudding is easy to make and is great for a quick breakfast or snack. Chia seeds are full of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and high quality protein. Eating them in a pudding is a fun way to add them to your diet.

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Salmon Kebabs

These healthy salmon kebabs are easy to make and loaded with flavor. I love the peppery punch from the horseradish and the brightness of the lemon and chives in the marinade. The combination is delicious.

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Peach Flip

Growing up we took summer vacations at a lake in the Midwest with my mother’s extended family. One of the relatives would make different batches of special cocktails in the evenings for the adults in the group.

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Mexican Street Corn Salad

I love Mexican street corn and I also love a good green salad. I was craving both one day so I decided to combine the two in one dish. The recipe that resulted has become the most requested menu item in my house this summer.

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