Chai & Roasted Squash Muffins

chai & roasted squash muffins

At the end of a gardening season, most gardeners sit down and look back on what they grew and how successful their crops were. This summer my squash crop was not nearly as successful as my tomato crop, but I did manage to get a few Butternut squash to grow in the garden.  After harvest,… 

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Harcha with Avocado Egg Salad

GF Bread with Avocado Egg Salad

One of the hardest things for many people who have to or choose to eat gluten free is giving up bread. The good news is there are lots of options to still enjoy bread products! Harcha is a Moroccan skillet bread. It’s most often made for breakfast and drizzled with honey and butter. But this… 

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Whole Wheat Lemon and Greek Yogurt Loaf


This lemon and Greek yogurt bread is so lemony delicious. You should go and make it right now. Really. I’m not going to waste anymore of your time telling you how amazing and moist and healthy it is! Go, go now. You can come back and thank me later. PrintWhole Grain Lemon Loaf Rating: 51… 

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True-ly Good Pumpkin Muffins


I have been exploring the “True Food” movement lately which has opened up my eyes to a whole new way of baking.  In these recipes they try to use foods and ingredients that are “true” to their origins, meaning they are either minimally or not processed at all.  I have found that using true foods… 

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Lemon Blueberry Muffins

lemon blueberry muffins

Muffins go like hot cakes in our house; they’re so easy to make — and easy to make healthy, at that. These muffins are coffee house quality, but won’t make you pack on the pounds. They’re rich, making it hard to believe how low in fat they are. They keep well for a few days,… 

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Katie’s Perfect Pancakes


  If you ask my husband what my major “food groups” are, I’m confident he’ll include pancakes. I LOVE pancakes. My family and friends joke that I have an extra stomach for them, and I actually won a t-shirt at an NFL playoff brunch, when I polished off a stack of pancakes that “no one”… 

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Simple Blueberry Coffee Cake

blueberry coffee cake

An easy breakfast or after-dinner blueberry coffee cake loaded with juicy berries, in a lightly sweetened, but impressive cake. And no, it won’t kill your diet! The blueberries are truly the showcase of this cake, so it doesn’t require a lot of extra sugar in the topping. I kept the topping light, but it’s completely… 

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Turkish Turkey Pide

Prepped Pide

One of my favorite cuisines is Turkish. While this food is largely unknown in the United States, it has all the flavors and textures that make Mediterranean food so attractive. Like many other foods of this region, Turkish cuisine is heavy on fresh fruits and vegetables, grilled meat, and the freshest seafood. It’s a very… 

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One Bowl Apple Almond Muffins

apple almond muffins

  Paleo/primal diets are all the rage right now. I am NOT a diet person; I just don’t believe in them. I firmly believe that being healthy is a lifestyle, and if you diet only to lose a certain amount of weight, you’ll be yo-yo dieting your entire life (which, let’s face it, is no… 

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