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Gluten Free Peach Crisp

Summer time means an abundance of locally grown fresh fruit! Lately, we have been getting lots of peaches from our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share. Since I’m allergic to raw peaches (who knew that was a thing?!), I’ve been making a gluten free version of peach cobbler with oats and nuts. This is one of…… Continue reading Gluten Free Peach Crisp

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Pasta Primavera a la Zoodles

Pasta Primavera a la “Zoodles.”  Summer means an abundance of fresh, seasonal vegetables. Especially that iconic, multi-purpose vegetable- zucchini! I enjoy roasting zucchini, baking with zucchini, and making zucchini noodles. Zucchini noodles make a delicious gluten free, low carb and super healthy alternative to regular pasta.  Plus, this meal comes together in about 20-30 minutes!…… Continue reading Pasta Primavera a la Zoodles

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Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake

My favorite summer time dessert- Strawberry Shortcake!                   Ever since I was a little girl, my favorite summer time dessert, other than my mom’s famous “Buster Bar” ice cream cake (more on that later), has been strawberry short cake.   Since strawberries and whipped cream are already…… Continue reading Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake

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Gluten Free Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Looking for a coffee cake recipe that tastes delicious, but contains no refined carbs and a fraction of the added sugars compared to traditional coffeecake? Look no further! This recipe is family tested and approved for flavor and texture (i.e., just as good as the “normal” stuff). As a dietitian, I have three criteria for…… Continue reading Gluten Free Cinnamon Coffee Cake

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The Most Important Half of Your Plate

Dietitians often use the “Healthy Plate,”  combined with portion control, to help people plan healthy meals in order to help control their blood sugar, lower cholesterol and to lose weight.  The healthy plate is similar to the USDA’s “My Plate,” except that half of the plate is just vegetables, instead of fruits and vegetables.  The other half…… Continue reading The Most Important Half of Your Plate

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I gave Away Most of My Books and Now I Read More than Ever

I have relocated every year for the past 4 years. And once a year, for the past 4 years, I have packed all my books into boxes, and dragged, tugged, and heaved them along with me.  Classics, modern novels, textbooks, self help books, reference books, cookbooks, biographies, political books, relationship books and more- all of them have…… Continue reading I gave Away Most of My Books and Now I Read More than Ever

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You’ll Never Guess What Vegetable is in this Delicious Cake! (gluten free)

This cake is dense and rich, but not dry, and it has half the fat and sugar of regular cake. The secret ingredient? Sweet potatoes! Sweet potatoes have been my favorite vegetable for a long time, so years ago, when I found this Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake recipe in a Reader’s Digest magazine I had…… Continue reading You’ll Never Guess What Vegetable is in this Delicious Cake! (gluten free)