Simple Tomato Sauce

We have many sauce recipes but this is our simplest and easiest. We use it over pasta or ravioli, and when making other Italian dishes like eggplant or chicken parmesan or lasagna. Super easy to make, it tastes great and the house smells amazing while it simmers. Sauce freezes well too, so we enjoy it the first day and freeze...

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Rosemary Tomato Sauce with Polenta and Sauteed Veggies

My mother in law visited this weekend and made one of our favorite meals… her famous Rosemary Sauce served over polenta. My husband grew up eating this sauce with chicken that’s sautéed then infused with the rosemary/ garlic/ wine and simmered with the sauce and is extraordinarily tender.  He and my son still love it that way. As I don’t...

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Tomato Salad

One of the best parts of summer is tomato season! We spend time at a beach house with our family each year. With ten people sharing the house, we’re always looking for the simplest, easiest side dishes to round out any meal… and fresh summer veggies make it so much easier! These Jersey tomatoes are SO fresh, juicy and yummy!...

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Lentil Tomato Soup

Soup season is here! Actually, my son and husband love soup all year round but I tend to eat soup only when the weather turns colder.  And as of the last week, Fall air has officially arrived in the Northeast and soup is now a regular in the rotation. This lentil soup is a long time favorite of my husband...

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Sun-dried Tomato Sweet Potato Bowl

If you follow me on Instagram Stories, you know I love Sweet Potato Bowls for lunch… they are super quick and easy, and so nourishing.. not just from a nutrient standpoint (but there are plenty of those!) but also because they are warm and cozy, and totally satisfying. As in, I’m not hungry an hour later and it powers me through the...

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Tomato, Corn and Avocado Salad

This Tomato, Corn & Avocado Salad showcases fresh, summer produce and will have your taste buds singing! It’s just 3 main ingredients plus the simplest of seasoning: Tomato, avocado, cooked corn (preferably off the cob) plus extra virgin olive oil, fresh lime juice and cilantro. We’ll make it with whatever the freshest tomatoes are — heirloom, beefsteak or cherry tomatoes. ...

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Simple San Marzano Marinara

If you follow my Instagram stories, you know my son loves pasta with a variety of tomato sauces and he loves to make his own pasta and sauces.  And his pasta and his sauces are always amazing! And what’s really fun is that he cooks based on what he’s in the mood for and what flavor he wants.  And he...

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Grilled Apricot and Tomato Toast

This recipe was from my first Toasting Tuesday. I came a bit late to the toast bandwagon, but learned to embrace it. Now I spend time thinking up toppings my son will enjoy. The toppings totally make toast fun, delicious and these make a perfect, easy breakfast, lunch or healthy snack! The recipe sounds fancy but was super easy and...

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Spinach, Goat Cheese & Sun-Dried Tomato Crustless Quiche

New! I added a cooking video to this recipe page so you can see how easy it is to make this Spinach, Goat Cheese & Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche! And if you’re new to our website, there is a printable recipe on the bottom page with exact measurements and instructions. Hope you love it! Original post… Whether you’re thinking of weekend...

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Simple Salad and Blueberry Vinaigrette

A great conclusion to a perfect late summer day, grilling and enjoying a simple salad, topped off with the yummiest homemade blueberry vinaigrette, which has become my new favorite summertime dressing… so simple and so fresh! If you like blueberries, you must try this! It’s super easy and SO good! I didn’t use adobe sauce because I didn’t have any...

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Our Family Bolognese Sauce

Nothing better than a big bowl of pasta! We always have a stash of my Mother in Law’s Bolognese Sauce in the refrigerator  fridge and freezer ready to heat up when the boys come home from school or practices ravenous. It’s a quick, satisfying hot meal with minimal effort. Recipe from my Italian mother-in-law, it’s just 1 onion, fresh 85%...

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Nonna’s Bolognese Sauce

Update Spetember 13, 2020, National Celiac Awareness Day… We are the Healthy Gluten-Free Family in support of my youngest son, who was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2010, just before his 5th birthday. (You can read our full story here.) The gluten-free world has changed a lot in the past 10 years, but some things haven’t: My son loves to...

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Simple Greek Style Salad

Twas’ the night before Thanksgiving and we’ve been cooking all day… so it’s pizza and salad for dinner.  Truthfully, some of us ate more pizza and others more salad 🙂 This salad is simply romaine, chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, olives and crumbled feta tossed in my go to dressing…Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette.  Quick, easy and delicious! Scroll down to see...

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Simple Green Salad with Lemon Honey Dressing

This Simple Green Salad with Lemon Honey Dressing is one you are going to love having in your repertoire! It’s super EASY to assemble, so DELICIOUS you’re going to want to keep going back for more and so VERSATILE! It’s the type of salad that works as a side salad with just about everything — serve it with dinner, brunch...

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All the Greens with Garlic Sauce

New! I’ve added a cooking video to this page so that you can see how simple it is to make. If you’re new to this website, at the bottom of each recipe page, there is a printable recipe with exact quantities and specific directions. Enjoy! Original post… A stir fry is one of our quick and easy, go to dinners,...

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Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Rhubarb is a tart vegetable (even though we treat it like a fruit) and is often considered one of the first harbingers of spring…. Growing up my Great-Grandfather grew tons of rhubarb and gave it all to my mother who turned it into the most amazing Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Rhubarb Coffee Cake, and Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce among other yummy treats. Strawberry Rhubarb...

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Our “Famous” Cranberry Sauce

New! I’ve added a cooking video so you can see how easy it is to make our favorite Cranberry Sauce! Original post… No Thanksgiving feast is complete without CRANBERRY SAUCE! And this homemade, naturally gluten-free, version with lots of orange zest will be a hit at your Thanksgiving table, even among people who think they don’t like cranberry sauce. I’ve...

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Mozzarella Sticks with Spicy Marinara Sauce

A few weeks ago when I shared my zucchini fries, several of you asked for a recipe for mozzarella sticks.  I had never made them and my son had only tried them once so I thought it would be fun to track down a recipe. I found a great one! Recipe from Bon Appetit, these Mozzarella Sticks with Spicy Marinara Dipping...

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Roasted Veggies with Miso Tahini Sauce

A few weeks ago Bon Appetit posted Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Miso Tahini Sauce on Instagram and I became obsessed with making a bowl around the sauce. Before I even tried it, I knew I would love it!  Mission accomplished…. Sweet potatoes, eggplant, black rice, arugula, miso chickpeas, and a savory and highly addictive, 3 ingredient sauce (miso, tahini, vinegar),...

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Roasted Veggies with Balsamic Sauce & Grilled Polenta

About once a week, dinner here involves roasted veggies, grilled or breaded chicken and some kind of sauce or dressing.  I was craving a simple but tasty Balsamic Sauce and updated this recipe so that the Balsamic Sauce could be made separate and served on the side to accommodate all to the various tastebuds at the table. This sauce is...

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All the Greens with Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

Stir fried veggies and chicken is one of our go to, easy weekday dinners, and this Thai Sweet Chili Sauce was delicious way to switch it up! I opted for the family’s favorite green vegetables for stir frying — broccoli, bok choy and snow peas, plus chicken.  I quickly sautéed them with green onion, lots of garlic and sesame oil...

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Spring Stir Fry with Savory Brown Sauce

Our family loves a good stir fry. We probably make one once a week because they are quick and easy, always offer something for everyone and easy to change up and keep fresh with new sauces or veggies. Tonight’s dinner does just that!  A simple stir fry with multi-colored cauliflower (something fresh and new), snow peas & bok chop (2...

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Eggplant, Broccoli & Bok Choy in Garlic Sauce

New! I’ve added a cooking video to this page so you can see how simple it is to make the garlic sauce and stir fry veggies. Note: this video shows me stir frying snow peas instead of eggplant but the concept is the same and you would stir fry the eggplant longer. A printable recipe with exact measurements and directions...

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Pineapple Buddha Bowl with Sweet & Sour Sauce

What started as a stir fry ended up as a Buddha Bowl for me and I’m not complaining… roasted sweet & sour tofu, roasted Brussel sprouts, sautéed snow peas, black rice, and pineapple with a homemade sweet and sour sauce. A fresh, hearty and perfectly balanced bowl… a little sweet, a little tangy, a little savory and a little nutty....

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Roasted Veggie Zoodles Bowl with Tahini Sauce

Meal prep means many things to many people… For us, it means trying to make sure the kitchen stays stocked with food we can quickly turn into breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks.  Each week it looks different depending on what needs to be restocked (Our favorite Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Engery Bites?  Some kind of muffin? A sweet treat?) , how...

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Vegetarian Pad Thai with a Sweet-Savory Peanut Sauce

New! I added a cooking video to this page so you could see just how easy it is to make this gluten-free Vegetarian Pad Thai! If you’re new to this website, at the bottom of every recipe page is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions. Enjoy! Original post…  This gluten-free Vegetarian Pad Thai is a real win! Packed...

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Stir Fry Veggies & Roasted Tofu in Garlic Sauce

By now you know we love a good stir fry! It is one of our go to meals because it is quick and easy, can be fully or partially made ahead and there is always something for everyone… And when you’re feeding a family, that is a win! We have a few simple sauces we love like this Garlic Sauce...

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Spring Greens Pasta in a Lemony White Wine Sauce

With Spring just around the corner, I wanted to lighten up the flavor of this week’s Sunday sauce and this dish has all the Spring feels. And this fresh tasting gluten-free and vegetarian pasta comes together quickly for an easy and delicious meal! It’s simply Gluten-free spaghetti, asparagus, petite peas, marinated artichokes, fresh baby spinach and fresh Parmesan in a...

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Roasted Veggie Lentil Bowl with Cashew Cream Curry Sauce

Update Fall 2020: I love this bowl so much because it celebrates late Summer eggplant and peppers, right  alongside Fall’s favorite sweet potatoes… and, the curry cream sauce is the best dipping sauce! Hope you love it too! Update April 2020: Now that we have been “staying at home” for over 6 weeks, we have a bit of a routine...

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Rotini with Broccoli, Artichokes & Sun-Dried Tomatoes in a White Wine Sauce

This super simple pasta dish is packed with flavor and comes together quickly! It’s simply broccoli, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes cooked in an oh-so-good garlic white wine sauce and tossed with a gluten-free pasta of choice (we opted for Banza chickpea rotini), fresh parmesan (omit if dairy-free) and fresh parsley. Savory, a tough tangy and so yummy! A perfect weekday meal!...

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Steamed Veggie Rainbow Bowl with Garlic-Ginger-Honey Sauce

Steamed quinoa and vegetables with either roasted tofu (for me) or stir-fried chicken (for the boys) and a Sweet & Tangy Garlic Ginger Honey Sauce. The best part is the veggies steam in a colander over the quinoa, while the tofu roasts or chicken is stir fried, so that the entire dinner comes together in 30 minutes and there is...

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Sweet Potato Pad Thai Bowl with Roasted Tofu and Peanut Sauce

This Sweet Potato Pad Thai Bowl is real win! Packed with goodness and fresh tasting, but it has multi levels of flavor and is so satisfying.  Plus, it’s super easy to whip up! It’s simply sautéed sweet potato noodles, shredded cabbage mixed with shredded red cabbage, some red pepper and a savory dressing, crispy roasted tofu and the yummiest peanut...

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Spinach Artichoke Enchiladas with Homemade Red Sauce

Truth: I’ve never eaten or made enchiladas before and apparently I’ve been missing out all these years!  When I came across this healthier take on the classic from fellow blogger Cookie and Kate, I had to try them… I mean Spinach and Artichoke! (the taste actually reminded me on my favorite appetizer). I’m actually obsessed with the homemade enchilada sauce...

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Salad Pizza with Arugula & Lemon Vinaigrette

Cali’Flour Foods Cauliflower Pizza Crust with topped tomato sauce, arugula & tomatoes tossed in a lemon vinaigrette and dollops of ricotta. That’s it!  Beyond easy, fresh and DELISH! And it literally takes 10 minutes to make. While the pizza crust heats up in the oven, heat up some tomato sauce (either homemade or prepared), whisk together the vinaigrette and toss...

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Classic Pizza with Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Tonight we are all staying in watching the Final Four NCAA Championships and eating pizza! This pizza is made with Caulipower ready-made Cauliflower pizza crust, Whole Foods low-fat mozzarella and our Simple Tomato Sauce.  Couldn’t be any easier or yummier! This is our first time trying the Caulipower pizza crust and we love it! It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and takes all the work...

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Pasta with Roasted Veggies and Fresh Basil

There’s nothing more cozy that a simple bowl of Pasta with Roasted Veggies. And this dish is packed with some of our favorites: Roasted eggplant, roasted chickpeas, sautéed tomatoes and spinach all mixed with a fresh tomato sauce and Banza chickpea rotini, then topped with fresh basil. It seems like a lot but it actually comes together quite quickly.  I roasted...

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Quick & Easy Eggplant Parmesan

My mother makes the best eggplant parmesan ever! It is layers and layers of meticulously prepared (and not breaded) eggplant and it is melt in your mouth yummy.  But I have never made it because is always seems like too much time and work. Yet my husband and I absolutely love eggplant parm any style, so inspired by my friend...

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Baked Ziti

I can’t believe I haven’t shared our recipe for gluten-free Baked Ziti! It’s a classic Italian recipe from my grandmother– made gluten-free of course!–  and we make it all the time! It’s easy, cozy, crowd-pleasing and fills up hungry teens! Plus it’s one of those meals that looks impressive but is crazy easy to whip together! We still call it...

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Dairy-free Penne alla Vodka

This Dairy-Free Penna alla Vodka is a long time favorite! Quick and easy to whip together, it is comfort food at its best! You favorite gluten-free pasta tossed with a creamy and indulgent tasting sauce.  No one has to know it’s made without cream or butter… So what gives it it’s creamy, silky texture? Would you believe silken tofu? Yep,...

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Pasta alla Norma

This is one of husband’s and my favorite pasta dishes! We both love eggplant and order this dish out at restaurants often. We also make it at home often and love that our kids now love it too! The crazy thing is that we make this so often and I can’t believe I’ve never shared it here before! It’s such...

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Spiced Chickpea Tacos with Kale Slaw

By now you know, we are big fans of tacos…. First of all, who doesn’t love tacos? They taste great! Second, I always know what to cook on Tuesdays– Taco Tuesday anyone? And thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, they are easy and customizable — both of which are necessary feeding a family on a weekday. You can basically take any...

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Taco Tuesday Hawaiian Style

We lunched today at the Four Seasons (on Hawaii’s Big Island) because they always have extensive gluten-free menus, are careful with regards to cross-contamination — and of course we appreciate gorgeous ocean views! Visit my Instagram Stories to see more…  

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Spaghetti Puttanesca

New! I’ve added a cooking video to this page so you can see how easy it is to make this Gluten-Free One Pan Spaghetti Puttanesca! If you’re new to this website, at the bottom of every recipe page is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions. Enjoy! Update September 2020: This is one of our go to dishes all...

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Sweet Potato + Black Bean Enchiladas

New! I’ve added a cooking video to this page so you can see how easy it is to make these gluten-free Sweet Potato + Black Bean Enchiladas. As with all my recipes, there is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions. Hope you love them! Update Fall 2020: We have fallen in love with these enchiladas all over again!...

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Our Favorite Salad Dressings

For the coconut bacon, click here. For Salad Dressings, read on! Update May 2020: We first shared this last May and we’ve personally been referring to it all year! Especially since sheltering at home the last 9 weeks, we’ve been counting on different salad dressings to keep basics fresh and interesting. Have you ever made a salad dressing? It’s so...

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Easy Pumpkin Bisque

So excited to share this Easy Pumpkin Bisque with you! I have been wanting to make a pumpkin or squash soup for this website for some time now, and I’ve tried lots of different recipes but nothing was ever exactly what I wanted… I wanted something creamy, savory, not sweet, maybe a hint of spice and importantly, easy! This gluten-free...

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General Tso’s Chickpeas & Veggies

New! I added a cooking video to this page so you could see just how simple it is to make this gluten-free General Tso’s Chickpeas and Veggies. If you’re new to this website, at the bottom of every recipe page is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions. Enjoy! Original post… General Tso’s Chickpeas and Veggies is one of...

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General Tso’s Chickpeas & Greens

If you are looking for the blog post “Our Top 5 Tips for Easy Meal Planning”, click here.   If you are looking for the General Tso’s Chickpea recipe, read on! We served up our favorite GENERAL TSO’S CHICKPEAS with extra GREENS! Most people think of General Tso’s as a deep fried dish but if you add the General Tso’s sauce...

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Mediterranean Veggie Pasta

If you’re looking for “Our Favorite Gluten-Free Pastas”, click here. If you’re looking for Mediterranean Veggie Pasta, read on! New! I added a cooking video to this page so you could see just how quick and easy it is to make this gluten-free Mediterranean Veggie Pasta. If you’re new to this website, at the bottom of every recipe page is...

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Sweet Potato + Black Bean Burrito Bowl

New! I added a cooking video to this page so you could see how simple it is to prepare this gluten-free Sweet Potato + Black Bean Burrito Bowl. It’s perfect for these colder days! Enjoy! Original post... This dish has been on repeat in our house! We are all loving the Rice and Beans and the rest is completely adaptable...

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Skillet Rice and Beans topped with Creamy Avocado

New! I added a cooking video to this page so you could see just how simple it is to make this gluten-free Skillet Rice & Beans. If you’re new to this website, at the bottom of every recipe page is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions. Enjoy! Update Fall 2020: If you’ve followed me a while, you know...

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Warm Rainbow Zoodle Bowl

Dinner tonight was a combination meal prep and actually feeding everyone dinner… so kicking off the week with a stocked fridge and this Warm Rainbow Zoodle Bowl. I roasted mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, Brussel sprouts, butternut squash and potatoes.  Plus we grilled some chicken using a gluten-free teriyaki marinade.  Sounds like a lot but I purchased a lot of the vegetables...

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Stir Fry Sesame Veggies & Roasted Almond Butter Tofu

Anyone else soooo ready for the weekend?  As if I weren’t already ready, this super yummy stir fry is giving me all the chill and cozy weekend feels. If you’ve been following me for a while you know that a stir fry is one of our go to meals— it can be entirely prepped ahead so that all that’s left is...

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Stir Fried Sesame Veggies & Almond Butter Tofu

Stir-fried sesame eggplant & peppers, roasted almond butter tofu and spicy Quick Pickled Asian Cucumbers over rice. If you’ve been following me for a while you know that a stir fry is one of our go to meals— it can be entirely prepped ahead so that all that’s left is the 10-15 minutes of actual stir frying and they can be...

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Pasta with Spinach, Red Onion and Sundried Tomatoes

No matter how much you meal plan and prep, there are days you just don’t have time to cook, are too tired to cook or need a meal quickly. That’s when we turn to what I call our “back pocket dishes”… those dishes you can pull together in no time with just a few ingredients from your pantry or fridge...

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Mediterranean Veggie Pasta

If you’re looking for “Our Favorite Gluten-Free Pastas”, click here. If you’re looking for Mediterranean Veggie Pasta, read on! It’s no secret that my family loves a good pasta dish! And “Sunday sauce” really is a thing… Sometimes, it’s a slow simmer sauce and other times it’s just quick and easy! In fact, pasta is a go-to, easy dinner any...

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The Best Homemade Gluten-Free Pizza

If you’ve followed my Instagram or Facebook stories, you’ve probably seen my son making pizza from scratch! He first made it in early June (2018) and it was so good that we’ve asked him to make it for guests and for us many, many times! Friends and family, most of whom do not need to eat gluten-free, all agree it...

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Mexican Rice + Beans Bowl

While we try lots of new recipes, there are some that are always on the menu… this duo is one of them. Super easy, flavorful and crowd-pleasing, they are extremely versatile and can served with vegetables and any additional protein of choice. My plate:  Rice, black beans, roasted Brussel Sprouts, fresh baby spinach and avocado. Mexican Rice recipe adapted from Test...

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Rainbow Zoodles Bowl

After a fun weekend that included a lot of dining out, it was good to be home this evening and restocking the fridge with some basics. I roasted mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, Brussel sprouts, butternut squash and potatoes.  Plus we grilled some chicken using a gluten-free teriyaki marinade.  Sounds like a lot but I purchased a lot of the vegetables pre-cut...

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Pasta with Zucchini and Tomatoes

Update September 2020: This pasta is never better than now! Zucchini and tomatoes are fresh and abundant in September (especially here in the Northeast), making this a perfect easy meal back to school/ back to work meal! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Original post… This is one of our favorite quick and easy Summer pastas. When...

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Rotini with Blistered Tomatoes, Chickpeas + Fresh Herbs

Update Winter 2021: This was originally made using Summer tomatoes because if you’ve followed me a while, you know much we love them! But there’s really nothing better than blistered tomatoes anytime! In fact, some would argue that when tomatoes aren’t fresh off the vine and juicy, then blistered tomatoes are the best kind of tomatoes! And this pasta is...

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Crispy Baked Avocado Tacos

These simple gluten-free and vegetarian tacos are one of my favorites…  A fabulous flavor combo, warm and decadent tasting but still fresh and light. Plus super easy to make! The avocado is oven-fried, resulting in crunchy breading and creamy, decadent avocado. Served in a crisp lettuce boat with pico de gallo and spicy Sriracha aioli. It has a freshness and...

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Homemade Gluten Free Pasta

If you’re looking for my son’s Simple Marinara Sauce, click here.  If you’re looking for Homemade Gluten-Free Pasta, you’re in the right place! If you follow my Instagram stories, you’ve seen my son make fresh, homemade gluten free pasta many times. He first made it one Sunday evening in May 2018.  We didn’t own a pasta maker and my husband...

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Veggie Lo Mein Noodles

New! I added a cooking video to this page so you could see just how quick and easy it is to make this gluten-free  Veggie Lo Mein. If you’re new to this website, at the bottom of every recipe page is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions. Enjoy! Update Fall 2020: This dish is a long time favorite...

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Ultimate Two-Bean Veggie Skillet Nachos

Update March 2020: Nachos are a great snack, main or side dish while we are all “staying at home.” It is entirely adaptable to tastes and availability, and uses a planted-based, pantry protein– beans! So grab your favorite corn chips, top them with some beans, cheese and veggies to make a yummy and satisfying dish! Looking for more recipes using...

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Veggie Tofu Stir-Fry

Last night’s stir fry dinner was a real win- fresh, flavorful and easy. Snow peas, bok choy, carrots, scallions and tofu in a savory sauce over rice. I was lucky enough to have a bit leftover for lunch today. I’ll definitely be using the sauce recipe again with other veggie stir fries. I also added in some chicken for the boys....

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Avocado Toast with Spicy Pickled Cucumbers

We are having a late dinner so I am snacking on my newest obsession: Avocado Toast with Spicy Pickled Cucumbers.  The avocado was so perfect and creamy and a great match to the pickled cucumbers that had just the right amount of kick.  Seriously SO good! You must try! I made the Spicy Pickled Cucumbers a few days ago and...

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Sunday Night Dinner meets Asian Feast

With everyone’s busy schedule, Sunday night is one of the few nights we are all generally home and eating dinner together, so I like to make a big meal that is crowd pleasing and leaves us extras for the next day or two.  The end of year Spring schedule tends to be even crazier than usual so leftovers are particularly welcome! Today’s...

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Italian Meatballs

Growing up in a big Italian family, pasta and meatballs in tomato sauce are always fan favorite. These meatballs, based on my Grandmother’s recipes are savory and flavorful! It’s fresh ground beef mixed up with parmigiana cheese, gluten-free bread and lots of Italian seasoning. You literally mix it all together with your hands. Then fry them in olive oil. Recently...

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Teriyaki Tofu Bowl

New! I added a cooking video to this page so you could see just how simple it is to make this gluten-free Teriyaki Tofu Bowl! (omnivore friends: try it with grilled Teriyaki Chicken the way my boys like it!) If you’re new to this website, at the bottom of every recipe page is a printable recipe with exact measurements and...

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Family Dinner with something for everyone

Family dinner is more rare these days than I’d like to admit.  Between Spring sports, activities and work schedules, having all 4 of us home and eating together hasn’t been happening that often.  So with all of us home for dinner tonight, I went for a crowd pleaser and one that would give us leftovers for tomorrow when I know...

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Stir Fry with ALL the Greens

This was last Friday’s dinner– All the GREENs for St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂 I made the family’s all time favorite stir fry sauce with bok choy, snow peas, broccoli and cauliflower.  I also made a pan of chicken for the boys with the same stir fry sauce. Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, it’s vegetable broth, dry sherry, gluten-free tamari, sesame oil...

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Mexican Rice Bowl

Happy May! Celebrating Celiac Awareness Month with a Gluten-Free Go-To… our favorite MEXICAN RICE. Super easy to make, the rice is briefly cooked on the stove with some tomatoes, onions, jalapeño, garlic and vegetable broth, then baked in the oven. Besides tasting AMAAAAZING, I love that everyone can build a meal around it… It was grilled chicken for the boys,...

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Takeout-Style Sesame Noodles

If you love take-out sesame noodles, this is for you! A super simple recipe, these noodles come together quickly (just 20 minutes!) and taste just like the restaurants! And good thing, because when was the last time you saw gluten-free sesame noodles on a menu? Here we have gluten-free noodles tossed in a creamy and perfectly balanced Sesame Peanut Sauce...

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Veggie Burrito Bowl with Mexican Rice

A big pot of our favorite Mexican Rice and a make-your-own-burrito-bar is always a win in our house! It’s a simple, make-ahead meal that’s adaptable to tastes and a total crowd-pleaser! My husband often choose to make a real burrito in a wrap, the boys usually opt for rice with grilled chicken, and this is my plate of choice. Mexican...

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Veggie Burrito Bowl with Mexican Rice

New! I added a cooking video to this page so you could see just how simple it is to make the gluten-free Mexican Rice. If you’re new to this website, at the bottom of every recipe page is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions. Enjoy! Update Fall 2020: This Mexican Rice and a make your own burrito bowl...

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Taco Inspired Buddha Bowl

New! I added a cooking video to this page so you could see just how simple it is to make the gluten-free Mexican Rice. If you’re new to this website, at the bottom of every recipe page is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions. Enjoy! Original post… On busy days, I love meals that can be prepped ahead...

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Summer Veggie Skillet Nachos

Switching it up this Taco Tuesday with some One Pan, Summer Veggie Skillet Nachos. Fresh, easy and delicious, these will nachos will be a hit whether you eat them alone for a light dinner or serve them as a side along with some tacos (the way my boys ate them). Two types of beans, zucchini, squash, onion, peppers, tomatoes, scallions, cilantro,...

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Thai Rainbow Salad with Peanut Dressing

I first made this salad a few years back because we were growing kale in our patio garden and it was is growing like crazy! I was making kale everything and this was one of my favorites that we continue to make. It’s simple, packed with flavor and works equally well as a side salad or as a meal if...

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Mashed Potato Fritters

Have any mashed potatoes left? These savory “Mashed Potato Fritters” took less than 20 minutes to make and are always a total hit! The recipe and inspiration are from A Dash of Megnut. Super yummy, crispy on the outside with creamy mashed potato on the inside. Packed with flavor and now we’re just about done with leftovers! Scroll down to see...

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Sweet & Sour Stir Fry

A stir fry is one of our go to dinners because they are so adaptable and always have something for everyone.  This one was perfect for today’s sunny day… Roasted sweet & sour tofu (stir fry chicken for the boys) and sautéed snow peas and bok chop. Served with black rice, fresh pineapple and an extra drizzle of homemade sweet and...

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Fiesta Bowl with Mexican Rice + Pineapple Brussels

This Fiesta Bowl is perfect for Sunday Funday, Meatless Monday or any day or the week! It’s really just a big bowl with all our favorite basics — Mexican Rice,  Quick Simmered  Black Beans (recipe from @minimalistbaker), Tangy Orange Jicama Slaw, Easy Tomato Salsa, avocado, a dollop of dairy-free sour cream & jalapeños… plus we brought back an old favorite...

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Sweet & Sour Stir Fry with fresh Pineapple

Did you know Pineapples are a sign of hospitality & good cheer? What better way to welcome Spring and warm weather than with a Sweet & Sour Stir Fry made with fresh pineapple? For this one we used a juicy Whole Foods Market’s Whole Trade® pineapple. Recipe adapted from Eating Well, it’s fresh and yummy, not cloying or super sweet...

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Gingerbread Cookies

For all our holiday cookies, click here. For Thumbprint Cookies, click here. For Cinnamon Snowballs, click here. For Rugelach, click here. For Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies with Lemon Glaze, click here. For Lemon Cheesecake Bars, click here. For Flourless Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies, click here. For Chocolate Kiss Cookies, click here. For Chocolate Dipped Walnut Acorn Cookies, click here. For...

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Lentil Power Bowl with Pickled and Fresh Veggies

I snacked my way through the day and was craving a big bowl of veggies by the time meal prepped some basics and made a late lunch.  But I didn’t want my usual bowl of roasted winter veggies… I was craving something fresh, light and tangy…but still hearty.  So I meal prepped some quick pickled veggies and lentils today and...

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Black Bean Tostadas

Celebrating Taco Tuesday with Tostadas! Or should I say a make your own Tostada bar because the beauty of this dinner is that it can be completed prepped ahead or last minute and everyone gets assemble their own tostada they way they like it! All you need is gluten-free corn tortillas, quick simmered black beans, the BEST tasting Tomato Salsa,...

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Meal prep meets Mexican fiesta

Something about the cold weather today motivated my husband and me to stay in a cook! Our favorite Mexican rice, simmered black beans, Mexican-spiced grilled chicken, tangy orange jicama slaw, tomato salsa, guacamole, and pineapple-glazed Brussel sprouts. Each dish was simple to make but since we made so much, it required both of us in the kitchen for a couple...

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Spanakopita Quesadilla

New! I added a cooking video to this page so you could see just how quick and easy it is to make this gluten-free Spanakopita Quesadilla. If you’re new to this website, at the bottom of every recipe page is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions. Enjoy! Original post… If you follow my Instagram stories, you have probably...

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Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Crispy, baked SWEET POTATO FRIES served here with Ketchup and Miso Tahini dipping sauce … because FriYAY! But who am I kidding? Fries of all kinds are kind of a mainstay here no matter what the day. They are one of the easiest and most filling side dishes (plus they are naturally gluten-free!), so when you’re feeding teens and their...

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Crispy Zucchini Fries

New! I added a cooking video to this page so you could see just how quick and easy it is to make these gluten-free Crispy Zucchini Fries. If you’re new to this website, at the bottom of every recipe page is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions. Enjoy! Update Summer 2020: Zucchini season is in full swing and...

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Veggie Stir Fry at it’s finest!

This Vegetable Stir Fry was AMAAAAAZING!. In fact the family concurred it was the best stir fry sauce I ever made. Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, it’s vegetable broth, dry sherry, gluten-free tamari, sesame oil and corn starch to thicken it. I doubled up the sauce and made one pan of veggies- baby bok choy, snow peas, cauliflower and carrots, and...

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Burger, Salad & Homemade Fries

Couldn’t wait for weekend so opted for a classic, feel good dinner…  Hilary’s World’s Best Veggie Burger, homemade crispy sweet potato fries and a simple salad with the creamiest avocado + balsamic vinaigrette.  Quick and easy but still nourishing real food that is delicious and so satisfying! We love Hilary’s Veggie Burgers for quick and easy meals. Certified Gluten-free, Organic, Vegan,...

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Leftovers transformed into a Meatless Monday Bowl

Knowing that today was going to be a busy one, I made enough food yesterday to double as dinner tonight.  This yummy bowl will be on repeat (just maybe not as pretty): Vegetable lo mein, sautéed bok choy, roasted wasabi tofu and Ozuke kimchi. A shout out to Abby @langernutrition whose post inspired this bowl and who first shared how bok choy ends made the...

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Caprese Pizza with Basil Pesto

Pizza night is an easy family favorite! The boys usually opt for a classic cheese pizza, and some days my husband and I do too! But my husband and I also love this fresher take…. gluten-free pizza crust topped with basil pesto, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh basil and balsamic glaze. This Caprese Pizza is beyond yummy… Either way, this was...

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30-Minute Asian Bowls

Better than takeout! 30-minute Asian Bowls are the perfect start to the weekend! Stir-fried sesame eggplant & peppers, roasted almond butter tofu and spicy Asian pickles over rice. So flavorful & so cozy! Scroll down to see the recipe.

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Mediterranean Falafel Bowl

If you’ve been following me a while, or even follow my Instagram stories for a short while, you know my husband and I love Mediterranean flavors!  I think we could live on Greek-ish salads of all kinds. This Mediterranean Falafel Bowl takes it to the next level by adding Crispy Baked Falafels. The Falafel recipe is from The Fit Fork Feed...

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Pasta Fagioli Soup

New! I’ve added a cooking video to this page so you can see how easy it is to make Pasta Fagioli Soup! In case you’re new to my website, at the bottom of each recipe page is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions! Hope you love it! Original post… The temperatures plummeted and it is suddenly freeeezing outside!...

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Buffalo Cauliflower Platter

Whether you’re in it for the game or just the food, every Super Bowl party needs a great spread! And this Buffalo Cauliflower Platter is healthy noshing at its best! Crispy, spicy and tangy Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower + Chickpeas, crunchy carrots & celery and a creamy Vegan Ranch Dressing for dipping. Based on our fave Buffalo Cauliflower + Chickpea Tacos,...

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Chocolate Chip Apple Muffins

These Chocolate Chip Apple Muffins are a new Fall favorite! Super easy recipe takes only 15 minutes to prep and yields muffins that are moist, soft and fluffy and sooooo yummy! They are packed with chocolate chips, bursting with apples and have a hint of cinnamon… are you drooling yet? As a bonus, you home will smell amazing when you...

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Sweet Potato Nachos

Update July 2020: We first made these several years ago and they’ve been a fan favorite ever since! Nachos are a great snack, main or side dish while we are all spending so much time at home, and using homemade sweet potato chips as the base makes them extra tasty! Plus the are entirely adaptable to tastes — use more...

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Buffalo Cauliflower + Chickpea Tacos with Vegan Ranch Dressing

New!  I just added a cooking video here on this page, so you can see how easy these are to make and how they come together. Update Fall 2020: These Buffalo Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos are amazing all year round but for whatever reason, they remind me of Fall and football…. So it seemed appropriate to kick off the first...

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7 Layer Greek Hummus Dip

A Mediterranean twist on the classic 7 layer dip…. this Greek Hummus Dip is fresh tasting, delicious and packed with goodness! Perfect with your favorite gluten-free cracker or add a big scoop to your plate as a side dish… any way you enjoy it, it’s creamy and fresh tasting, packed with flavor and delish! Oh, and did I mention, it’s...

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Buffalo Cauliflower Burrito Bowl

I am obsessed with the flavor combos in this bowl! Buffalo Cauliflower & Chickpeas BAKED to crispy perfection and nice n’ spicy … then perfectly balanced by lots of fresh baby spinach, cool crunchy veggies, a Siete Foods almond flour tortilla & the yummiest, creamy ranch dressing for dipping. Based on our fave Buffalo Cauliflower + Chickpea Tacos, this combo...

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Baked Fish with Lemony Herbed Breadcrumbs

New! I’ve added a cooking video to this page so you can see how quick and easy it is to make this gluten-free Baked Fish with Lemony Herbed Breadcrumbs! If you’re new to the website, I have a printable recipe on the bottom of every recipe page with exact measurements and directions. Enjoy! Summer 2020: We make this dish all...

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Gluten-Free Garlic Knots

New! I added a cooking video to this page so you could see just how quick and easy it is to make these gluten-free Garlic Knots. If you’re new to this website, at the bottom of every recipe page is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions. Enjoy! Original post… These Gluten-Free Garlic Knots are the real deal! My...

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Black Bean Veggie Salad and Falafel Bites

Double Duty Dinner! Tonight’s dinner has lots of favorites and large quantities so that we will have extras in the fridge. Mexican vegan Falafel Bites (recipe from cottercrunch) served with homemade hummus (recipe from Minimalist Baker), our black bean veggie salad, quinoa and grilled chicken. So much yum and something for everyone! Scroll down to see the recipe.

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Southwestern Tofu Scramble & Veggies

If you follow my Instagram stories each day, you know that my son LOVES a big breakfast but I rarely show my breakfast because a. I don’t love a big breakfast (I know, crazy for Instagram world!), b. I eat the same smaller, on the go breakfast alllll the time, and c. with our morning routine, it’s all about getting...

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Easy Asian Noodles

This may be one of the easiest and yummiest dinners everrrr. One pan, 15 minutes, and dinner is served. Gluten-Free noodles, frozen edamame, shredded carrots, watercress & sesame seeds all tossed in a 3-ingredient Asian dressing… simple, cozy and delish! And all you need is your favorite gluten-free spaghetti or noodle (we used Barilla gluten-free spaghetti. Click here to see...

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Asian Cabbage Salad

Hot days call for crisp, refreshing salads! And this is one our our go to’s all Summer long! With just 5 simple ingredients plus a Sweet & Tangy Vinaigrette, this Asian Cabbage Salad is crisp, crunchy, refreshing, juicy and addictively delicious! Everyone will be coming back for more. This recipe has been a fan favorite for years — we first...

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Roasted Veggie Pizza drizzled with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Somehow pizza on Thursday nights makes the week feel shorter.  This Roasted Veggie Pizza is the best of both worlds: yummy pizza and lots of tasty vegetables! Roasted asparagus, cremini mushrooms, red onions give it a savory rich flavor, classic fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce satisfy that pizza craving and topped with EVOO, balsamic vinegar, crushed red pepper and fresh basil,...

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Chicken Piccata and Mexican Rice

Dinner is served! Chicken Piccata, the best vegan Mexican Rice, and corn. All requests of my husband and son tonight, and they loved it! It was our first time making Mexican rice and it is definitely a new favorite, savory side dish. Recipe from America’s Test Kitchen, it’s made with tomatoes, onions, jalepanos, garlic and veggie broth, it was the...

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Mediterranean Mix

We’re capping off the weekend with a big Mediterranean spread with something for everyone:  Quinoa Tabbouleh  (I also left some quinoa plain because my son prefers it that way), Easy Homemade Hummus, Grilled Eggplant with Tahini Sauce (sauce from Cooking Light), Grilled Romaine, Roasted Grapes (inspired by and adapted from Gfree Foodie), marinated Olives and some Breaded Chicken. All so...

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Winter Squash Buddha Bowl

Today was one of those gorgeous Fall days that felt like summer.  Since it was just me for dinner, I roasted a batch of my favorite Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash and made a Buddha Bowl that felt Fall like but was still fresh and light in keeping with the warm day. Spiced Butternut Squash, 20 minute Pickled Cabbage, 10 minute...

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Winter Squash Rainbow Bowl

After a long weekend of eats, I was craving a big bowl of veggies tonight and I wanted something warming, fresh and cozy. Spiced  & Roasted Butternut Squash, 20 minute Pickled Cabbage, 10 minute Pickled Cucumber, Black Beans, Corn, Tomatoes and Avocado.  Packed with flavor and so delicious! Super easy and best part, it can be all prepped ahead and...

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Vegetable Bean Soup

Who else loves a good soup? They are warm and cozy on a cold day. but also nourishing on a warm day. My youngest and my husband are huge soup fans all year around, while I tend to devour it all Fall and Winter. Regardless of when you eat it, we all agree that this gluten-free Vegetable Bean Soup is...

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Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Bars

New! I’ve added a cooking video to this page so you can see how easy it is to make these Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Bars! Enjoy! Original post.. By now you know we love having a stash of healthy treats in our freezer or refrigerator. And we love making our own — we use simple, gluten-free and real ingredients,...

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Make your own Burrito Bowl

Sunday dinner is one of the few meals I can count on everyone eating at the same time. So I try to make something for everyone, and we always make extras to get us through the next few days. My husband grills a big batch of chicken or makes breaded chicken, and I usually make some kind of grain and...

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Pineapple Glazed Crispy Brussels Sprouts

These Pineapple-glazed Brussels Sprouts are the BEST! They are a sweet n’ savory side with a little spicy kick (if you want!) and are addictively delicious! They were inspired by a favorite dish at a local restaurant and we can’t get enough of them! Crispy roasted (or flash fried) Brussels Sprouts tossed with a super simple pineapple glaze. And they...

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Quick Spicy Black Beans & Salsa

New! I added a cooking video to this page so you could see just how quick and easy it is to make these Quick Spicy Black Beans & Salsa over quinoa. If you’re new to this website, at the bottom of every recipe page is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions. Enjoy! Original post… On the weekdays especially,...

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Holiday Roasted Veggie Platter

If you’ve followed me a while, you know I love roasted veggies! In fact, if you follow my Instagram Stories, you’ve seen me prepare them almost weekly in the Fall and Winter and then turn them into big lunch salads for the week. So a few years back, I decided that they needed to also join our Thanksgiving table! We...

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Roasted Veggie + Black Bean Tostadas

Celebrating Toast Tuesday and Taco Tuesday with these easy, make ahead tostadas! Mexican seasoned, roasted zucchini, yellow squash, onion, red pepper, tomatoes and corn all mixed with black beans and topped with queso fresco, on a toasted corn tortilla.  Flavorful, savory goodness with a little crunch! I love recipes like this because they can be entirely prepped ahead and heated...

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Mexican Chopped Salad with Kale, Black Beans & Mango

Fiesta in a bowl! This 15 minute Mexican Chopped Salad is a great salad to have in your repertoire! It’s super quick and easy to make, is packed with a great mix of flavors and textures, and is delish! It is great on its own for lunch or a light dinner, or alongside any protein.  We tend to serve it...

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Black Bean Veggie Salsa

We live on this Black Bean Veggie Salsa all year round… It’s great for backyard barbecues, football snacking, impromptu get togethers, feeding a hungry crew before dinner or a simple meal prep! It’s savory, salty, a little tangy and so delicious! Plus it’s fresh, light and a total crowd-pleaser. Best part, it takes mere minutes to assemble and it’s made...

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Homemade Mac and Cheese

Is there anything more cozy than a big homemade Mac and Cheese? It is classic comfort food that works just about anywhere, anytime! A few years back, my son was asking for a homemade mac and cheese that is truly creamy and cheesy and really, really yummy. We’ve tried many recipes and this one is the favorite! This recipe is...

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Homemade Veggie Sushi + Miso Ginger Dressing

If you’re looking for the blog post “Is your Sushi Gluten-Free?”, click here. If you’re looking for how to make sushi and Miso Ginger Dressing, read on! Update August 2020: While not many of us are packing lunches these days, homemade veggie sushi is a great option for a stay at home lunch (can be made ahead!) or a light...

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Tropical Mango Salad

One of my favorite things about summer is simple salads that need very little seasoning because the produce is so fresh and yummy! This is just one of those salads! It’s just 5 real, whole food ingredients plus seasoning…mango, tomatoes, avocado, jalapeno and basil. These ingredients are tossed together and seasoned with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, salt and pepper andit...

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Black Bean Veggie Quinoa Salad

New! I’ve added a video to this page so you can see how quick and easy it is to assemble this yummy Black Bean Veggie Quinoa Salad! If you’re new to this website, at the bottom of every recipe page is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions. Hope you love it! Update May 2020: Happy Cinco de Mayo!...

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Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that we’ve been on a smoothie kick lately! To be fair, my husband and youngest son always love smoothies but I have been slow to join the smoothie party… until now! I love how simple they are and that they can be packed with so many goods! My latest smoothie creation is...

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Red Pepper Hummus + Salsa Quesadilla

This Red Pepper Hummus + Salsa Quesadilla is the epitome of keeping it simple! Two ordinary pantry staples — red pepper hummus & jarred salsa— are the filling for the most extraordinary tasting crispy quesadilla! This has long been a go-to of mine whenever I don’t have anything prepped and need something quick! I make it all the time as...

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Lemon Zucchini Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Hello Sunshine! These Gluten-Free Glazed Lemon Zucchini Muffins are dreamy. Perfect texture, soft & fluffy, a burst of lemon and soooo YUMMY! And they are fresh and bright, reminding me of Summer! The recipe is based on the Lemon Thyme Zucchini Loaf we’ve shared and made often, recipe adapted from my friend Diane Morrisey. But some in my family prefer...

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Blueberry Banana Smoothie

If you follow me on Instagram Stories, you know that we almost always start the day with smoothies  (especially on school days!). My son has always opted for a simple Berry n’ Yogurt Smoothie, my husband prefers a simple smoothie of berries and seltzer, and I usually opt for green juices… until this Blueberry Banana Smoothie! I am obsessed with...

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Arugula Salad with Lemon Walnut Vinaigrette

This was our go to salad for years!  It is the perfect side salad because it takes mere minutes to assemble and goes with everything. It’s fresh, savory, lemony and little nutty…  so much flavor for so few ingredients. It’s simply peppery arugula mixed with toasted walnuts for crunch and tossed in a 3 ingredient Lemon Walnut Vinaigrette. We haven’t...

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Tropical Green Smoothie

If you follow me on Instagram Stories, you know I’ve joined my son on the smoothie train! I used to only drink green juices but now I can’t get enough trying new smoothie combos! My son’s go to smooothie is this Berry n’ Yogurt Smoothie. We both love the new Blueberry Banana Smoothie,  and I can’t get enough of the...

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Veggie Chili

We love a good vegetarian chili and this is one of our long time favorites! Recipe adapted from the Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook, it’s packed with goodness, perfectly seasoned and a total crowd-pleaser, making it equally perfect for entertaining (hopefully in 2021 again!) or staying cozy at home. Plus, it’s naturally gluten-free! It’s loaded with veggies, two types of...

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Radicchio & Arugula Salad with Dried Figs, Walnuts & Pecorino

If you’re looking for the Green Salad with Perfectly Poached Pears, Candied Pecans and Pomegranates, click here. If you want the Radicchio & Arugula Salad, read on! This RADICCHIO & ARUGULA Salad with DRIED FIGS, WALNUTS & PECORINO in a Honey Lemon Dressing has become our go to holiday salad! Super simple and festive, we serve it at Thanksgiving and...

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Creamy Cashew Herb Dressing

This Creamy Cashew Herb Dressing is one my favorites to make as soon as it starts to feel like Spring and then I continue to make and inhale them all summer long when fresh herbs are in abundance! The Creamy Cashew Herb Dressing is adapted from The Crunchy Radish and is one of my favorites because you can switch up...

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Mediterranean Mezze Bowl

We are headed into the first full week of the year and wanted to start it with a fully stocked fridge! So I spent a couple hours today stocking all the basics.  For us that means Hummus, Quinoa, Fruits, Veggies and some grilled or breaded chicken. So tonight’s Mediterranean Mezze Bowl uses all the goods!  Easy Homemade Hummus, Quinoa Tabbouleh...

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Millet Cakes with Spinach & Carrots + Roasted Veggies

After a busy weekend, I was happy to have a Sunday afternoon to catch up, get ready for the week and spend a couple hours cooking and stocking the fridge.  We roasted vegetables including the last of the season’s local yellow squash, brussels sprouts, and baby potatoes. My husband made a big batch of breaded chicken which doubled as dinner...

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Meatless Monday done right!

Starting the week strong with two NEW recipes which are sure to become regulars in the rotation… CRISPY BAKED FALAFELS + MEDITERRANEAN KALE SALAD. Falafel recipe from The Fit Fork Feed, this may be my favorite falafel recipe yet! Gluten-free, Vegan and packed with herbs (parsley, cilantro, garlic, scallions) & superfoods (hempseed, chia seeds, flaxseeds), they have the BEST flavor!...

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Fall Bowl of Veggie Goodness

The best part of a fridge stocked with roasted veggies, quinoa and proteins is being able to create a meal in minutes! Over the weekend, I made a delicious savory Autumn Quinoa Salad with caramelized onions, dried cranberries, sliced almonds and sage (see linked post for details), and roasted white and yellow cauliflower, Maple Delicate Squash, and some chickpeas. So today I...

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Crispy Baked Avocado Fries

Trust me, you have to try these avocado fries! The avocado slices are breaded and oven-fried, resulting in crunchy outside and warm, creamy avocado on the inside. Served spicy Sriracha aioli, it has a freshness and a bit of a kick. Indulgent tasting and totally satisfying. Crispy avocados adapted from an Eating Well recipe, they are super easy to make....

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Chickpea “Tuna” Salad

For the Simple Green Salad with Lemon Honey Dressing, click here. For the Chickpea Tuna Salad, read on! New! I’ve added a cooking video to this page so you can see how quick and easy it is to make this naturally gluten-free Chickpea Tuna Salad! If you’re new to the website, I have a printable recipe on the bottom of...

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Chocolate Kiss Cookies

New! I added a cooking video to this page so you can see how easy these gluten-free Chocolate Kiss Cookies are to make. If you are new to this website, at the bottom of every recipe page is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions. Hope you love them! Original post… This is one of our favorite holiday cookies!...

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Italian-Spiced Zoodles Bowl

After a weekend of eats, it was back to basics with a big bowl of veggie goodness.  This time, a big bowl of Italian roasted veggies and quick sautéed zucchini noodles. I roasted mushrooms roasted with olive oil, salt, pepper and lots of basil, and cherry tomatoes with just a touch of olive oil.  While these roasted, using just one...

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Farmers’ Market Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Update June 2020: It’s been a hot few weeks and our basil is growing like crazy! So it was time to break out our favorite Summer salad dressing– Basil Vinaigrette! The Basil Vinaigrette is adapted form The Black Dog Summer on the Vineyard Cookbook and is a longtime favorite! Perfect on so many salads! It did not disappoint! Seriously a...

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Mediterranean Kale Salad with Tahini Sherry Vinaigrette

My love for a good salad runs deep; My love for a good salad dressing runs even deeper. This Mediterranean Kale Salad is the BEST of both worlds!  It’s a simple salad with a creamy and addictively delicious dressing. This salad is based on one I love at a local restaurant and it’s the perfect salad as a side dish...

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Classic Cheese Board

The only thing better than a classic Cheese Board is one that’s Gluten-free with Vegan options too. This one is from my husband’s birthday but it is similar to ones that make repeat performances on every holiday in our house.  In fact, when my family arrives, some of them head straight to the cheese board! And it’s always a hit because...

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Sunday Best Bowl of Veggies

After a week of eating away from home a lot, it felt good to spend some time this afternoon getting back to basics and prepping a bunch of simple food that doubled as dinner & meal prep. We did a combination of grilling, roasting and sautéing which was efficient – but a bit messy! And now have a fridge full...

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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is one of our favorite go-to salads, especially during the holiday season! We love the savory and salty flavors in contrast to all our baking! Gluten-free and vegetarian, it’s made with pantry staples, comes together quickly and is delicious! It’s also perfect to keep in the fridge to grab for lunch or as a side dish,...

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Quinoa Tabbouleh

Update September 2020… This key to this simple salad is really fresh produce, so we’re making it as often as possible over the next few weeks while summer tomatoes, cucumbers and herbs are still plentiful! Hope you love it as much as we do! Update July 2020… I always say this tastes amazing in the Summer and it really does!...

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Mexican Veggie Fajita Bowl

Taco Tuesday was sizzling with this Mexican Veggie Fajita Bowl! Recipe from my friend Sapana, creator of Real +Vibrant and author of Plant Power Bowls, I can’t say enough about how easy and delicious this is! The veggies fajitas were perfectly seasoned and charred, the warm chickpeas were seasoned and delicious on their own, and cilanto-lime salsa was so good...

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Greek Chickpea Salad with Spinach + Quinoa

If you’re looking for the Asian Chickpea Salad, click here. If you’re looking for the Black Bean Veggie Quinoa Salad, click here. For the Greek Chickpea Salad with spinach and quinoa, read on! By now you know we love a good Greek Salad! All year long we make our Greek Chickpea Salad  which is simple, fresh and packed with all...

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Dutch Apple Cake

Who else loooves apple season? My entire family loves crisp Fall apples and aside from eating them, we love baking with them! And one of the first seasonal things we usually bake is my Grandmother’s Dutch Apple Cake. You might recognize this tart from the Dutch Peach Cake this Summer. It is the same great recipe from my Grandmother only...

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Hearty Veggie Bean Soup

Update Fall 2020: This is one of our favorite soups and we made it tonight for the first time of the season… every bit as good as we remembered! Hearty enough to be a meal, it pairs well with our Easy Gluten-Free Biscuits or Easy Gluten-Free Savory Biscuits. And now you can watch a cooking video right here on this...

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Garlic Lovers Broccoli and Chickpea Salad

This simple, naturally gluten-free “Garlic Lovers Broccoli and Chickpea Salad” combines some of our favorite ingredients into a one big salad, bursting with flavor! It’s made with real, whole food ingredients and only 4 main ones: Tender-crisp broccoli, salty and savory sun-dried tomatoes, tangy feta, lotssss of garlic, chickpeas which absorb all the flavors + lots of Italian herbs…. It’s...

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Vegetarian Bolognese

New! We’ve been making this a lot lately so added a cooking video so you could see how easy it is to make this Vegetarian Bolognese! Hope you love it as much as we do! Original post… We love a good pasta and have a few favorites that are always in the rotation. This Gluten-free Vegetarian Bolognese is one of...

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Dutch Peach Cake

Nothing says Summer like my Grandmother’s Dutch Peach Cake! And today I made it with juicy local peaches and blueberries, and it is out of this world! This simple “cake” is not too sweet, bursting with ripe, juicy peaches and equally loved as breakfast or dessert.   You might recognize this from the Dutch Apple Cake this past Fall. It...

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Easy Chana Masala and Broccoli

Busy weekdays call for dinners that are quick, easy and delicious. This Chana Masala is just one of those meals… Otherwise known as Savory Indian Chickpeas, this super simple dish is packed with flavor, comes together quickly and heats up well. Recipe adapted from Eating Well, this vegetarian Indian recipe is just a few main ingredients plus lots of spices...

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Veggie Stir Fry Crunch Bowl

This bowl has it all going on… a little savory, a little sweet, a little tangy… cooked veggies and raw, plus a while lot of CRUNCH! Recipe inspired by and adapted from The Veggie Chick, it’s Stir-fried broccoli, snow peas, and bok choy, quinoa, purple cabbage, radishes, crispy chickpeas, roasted cashews and pea shoots, served with the yummiest Asian Sweet &...

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How to build the Ultimate Cheese Board – Holiday Edition

For more holiday appetizers, side dishes and desserts, click here. For holiday baking ideas, including cookies (!), click here. For tips on making a cheese board, read on! Original post… Every celebration deserves a cheese board and in our house that means one that’s Gluten-free with Vegan options too. When my family arrives for a holiday or celebration of any...

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Rugelah (Rugelach)

New! I’ve added a cooking video to the website so you can see how we make our Gluten-Free Rugelah (Rugelach). Hope you love them! Original post December 2019… We finally made our family Rugelah recipe gluten-free and it is delish! By now you know, my family has a long tradition of making lot of holiday cookies each season. Being over...

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Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

New! I added a cooking video to this page so you could see how easy it is to make these Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups! A printable recipe with exact measurements and directions is at the bottom of this page. Enjoy! Original post.. Small but mighty! If you’re looking for Mini Gluten-Free Twix Bars click here. If you’re here for...

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How to build the Ultimate Easter Cheese Board

Every celebration deserves a cheese board and in our house that means one that’s Gluten-free often with Vegan options too. When my family arrives for a holiday or celebration of any kind, some of them head straight for the cheese board! It is place to gather, settle in and enjoy good conversation so I always make sure it has something...

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How to build the Ultimate Cheese Board

For more Thanksgiving Dishes and Desserts, click here. For tips on making a Cheese Board, read on! Every celebration deserves a cheese board and in our house that means one that’s Gluten-free with Vegan options too. When my family arrives for a holiday or celebration of any kind, some of them head straight for the cheese board! It is place...

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Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar

Nothing says October like pumpkin, apple cider and donuts! And these Baked Pumpkin Donuts taste like they are straight from a bakery at an apple picking farm… sooooo yummy! They are “cake” donuts and are soft and fluffy, moist, have a great consistency and just the right flavor- not too sweet, not overly spiced. These baked donuts couldn’t be easier...

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Gluten-Free Black Bean Burgers

New! I’ve added a cooking video to this page so you can see how quick and easy it is to make these gluten-free Black Bean Burgers + Sweet Potato Fries! If you’re new to the website, I have a printable recipe on the bottom of every recipe page with exact measurements and directions. Enjoy! Original post… If you have black...

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Confetti Rice Salad

I first made this salad last Spring and it was a huge hit all season long! Recipe adapted from Silver Palate, it’s rice + a ton of diced vegetables and herbs, all tossed in a dijon-red wine vinaigrette and it is DELISH! It’s the type of salad that goes with everything… it works well with a grilled protein– chicken, steak,...

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Mushroom and Swiss Chard Quesadillas

New! I added a cooking video to this page so you could see how easy it is to make this gluten-free Mushroom and Swiss Chard Quesadilla! If you’re new to this website, at the bottom of every recipe page is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions. Enjoy! Update Summer 2020: If you’ve never tried Swiss chard, now is...

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Gluten-Free Pecan Bars

Fall 2020: Just made our first batch of the season and these are too good! A personal favorite! And now you can watch a cooking video on this page to see how easy they are to make. Hope you love them too! Update April 2020:  Late last night I saw that April 14th was National Pecan Day and I immediately...

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Autumn Quinoa Salad with Caramelized Onions, Dried Cranberries & Sage

There was a chill to the air today, so this simple salad was calling my name. Just 5 ingredients plus an olive oil/ lemon juice dressing, this salad is simple and easy to prep but still packed with different flavors & textures and DELISH! It’s simply warm quinoa tossed with caramelized onions, dried cranberries, sliced almonds and fresh sage… all...

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

So excited to share this gluten-free Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble! It’s a combination of my mom’s Strawberry Rhubarb Pie and my Grandmother’s Apple Crisp so it’s the best of both worlds! It’s the Spring-y and amazing combination of strawberry+rhubarb and the ease of a crumble instead of a pie! So let’s start with… have you tried rhubarb? Are you a fan?...

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Chocolate Chip Dream Bars

So excited to share our new favorite bar cookie… Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Dream Bars! Recipe adapted from my aunt, who adapted it from a King Arthur Flour cookbook, they have been on repeat in our house the last few weeks! It is a really simple recipe, using ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and it comes together quickly....

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White Bean Quinoa Burgers

Update Spring 2020: We first shared these White Bean Veggie Burgers in March 2019 and they quickly became a favorite of ours and yours! We made them all Spring and Summer, and so many of you have continued making them through the Winter. It is now March 2020, and most of us are staying home and trying to cook with...

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Quinoa Salad with Arugula & Orange Dressing

This simple, plant-based salad is savory & wholesome but has a real brightness about it because of the Orange Dressing & orange zest. The salad itself is just 5 main ingredients— hearty quinoa, caramelized onions, dried apricots for some sweetness, roasted & salted pistachios for some crunch and arugula which all work together so well.  Paired with the citrus dressing,...

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Wasabi Tofu Sushi Bowl

This deconstructed sushi bowl is one of my all time favorites! It’s wasabi roasted tofu, avocado, carrots, cucumber and brown rice, all topped with a Siracha mayo, and served with pickled ginger sesame seeds and micro greens.  And it is beyond yummy! It’s super easy to make… The tofu marinates and roasts for a total of 30 minutes, the rest is...

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Sushi Bowl with Wasabi Roasted Tofu

This deconstructed sushi bowl is one of my all time favorites! It’s wasabi roasted tofu, avocado, carrots, cucumber and brown rice, all topped with a Siracha mayo, and served with pickled ginger sesame seeds and micro greens. And it is beyond yummy! It’s super easy to make… The tofu marinates and roasts for a total of 30 minutes, the rest...

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No Bake Mini Chocolate Pumpkin Cups

Fall 2020: This recipe has been tweaked and updated since last year, and is even better! As many of you know, I make recipes many, many times before sharing them with you here. And I have lots of taste testers! I also, make our own recipes once they’ve been shared to see if there is any room for improvement…. when...

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Easy Peppermint Bark

New! I’ve added a cooking video to this page so you can see how easy it is to make Peppermint Bark! Hope you love it! Original post… Peppermint Bark is a holiday classic! Such a festive and yummy combo! What’s not to love about dark chocolate, white chocolate and peppermint? Plus it’s gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free and grain-free satisfying a number...

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Chocolate Dipped Walnut Acorn Cookies

New! I’ve added a cooking video you you can see how easy it is to make these Chocolate Dipped Walnut Acorn Cookies! Hope you love them as much as we do! Original post… These Chocolate Dipped Walnut Acorn Cookies are one of my favorite Christmas Cookies! As you may know by now, my family has a long tradition of making...

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Swiss Chard Quesadilla + Green Goddess Dressing

To read “How to plant a Patio Garden”, click here. For the Swiss Chard Quesadilla and Green Goddess Dressing, read on! Update June 2020: We first made this combo last Spring and are loving it again this Spring! Eating your greens has never been easier or tastier! This SIMPLE and unbelievably delicious meal has been on repeat for lunch and...

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Chicken Piccata

My family doesn’t eat a lot of meat or chicken but we tend to make a big batch of breaded or grilled chicken on Sundays to have for the week. My husband’s favorite chicken dish is a Chicken Piccata. Thinly sliced chicken is lightly coated in Gluten-free flour, then quickly sautéed in olive oil, then white wine and lots of...

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Perfectly Poached Pear Salad with Pomegranates

If you’re looking for the Radicchio & Arugula Salad with Dried Figs and Pecorino, click here. For the Perfectly  Poached Pear Salad, read on! Every holiday meal deserves a fabulous green salad and this one adds great flavor and flair to the table! This Perfectly Poached Pear Salad makes an appearance at our Christmas Eve celebration every year. It’s festive...

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Lemon Thyme Zucchini Loaf

Hello Sunshine! This Gluten-Free Glazed Lemon Thyme Zucchini Loaf is dreamy. Fresh, bright and a perfect breakfast, snack or treat any time of year. Recipe adapted from my friend Diane Morrisey, I first made this amazing bread over a year ago after Diane’s account was hacked and she lost allll 25K of her followers. Diane is mom of 6 who...

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Tofu Scramble & Roasted Potatoes

If you’re looking for the Spinach, Mushroom and Bacon quiche, click here. If you’re looking for the Asparagus Leek Quiche with Potato Crust, click here. If you’re looking for Fluffy Oatmeal Pancakes, click here. If you’re looking for Easy French Toast, click here. For Tofu Scramble and Roasted Potatoes, read on! If you follow my Instagram Stories, you know my...

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Pasta with Lemony Spinach Pesto and Veggies

This super quick and easy pasta dish is a new Spring and Summer favorite! It’s gluten-free, vegan, packed with fresh veggies and soooo yummy! It’s simply quickly boiled broccoli and asparagus tossed with a Lemony Spinach Pesto, your favorite gluten-free pasta and sun dried tomatoes. This simple dish comes together in less than 30 minutes and is packed with flavor...

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Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

Update… Love seeing so many of you make these Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls and loving them as much as we do! And don’t forget there’s a cooking video on this page so you can see how simple they are to make! Enjoy! Original post.. So excited to finally share our recipe for Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls and a cooking video so you...

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Italian Roasted Veggie Quesadilla

This Italian Roasted (or Grilled) Veggie Quesadilla is a new favorite this Summer, but I see it being a favorite all year round! Roasted eggplant, zucchini and red pepper with fresh BASIL PESTO and mozzarella… cooked up between two perfectly crispy gluten-free tortillas…. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it! If you’ve followed me a while, you know we loooove...

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