Baked Goods · Gluten Free · healthy living · Recipes

Almond Poppyseed Muffins (gluten free)

Growing up, one of my favorite treats was my mom’s Almond Poppyseed Muffins. She would let me and my twin sister help her mix up the batter- butter, sugar, flour, sour cream, almond extract and poppyseed.  They would smell heavenly when they came out of the oven, and would be devoured as soon as they…… Continue reading Almond Poppyseed Muffins (gluten free)

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Breakfast Succotash

Hot Breakfast Succotash with corn, peppers, onions, bacon and spinach! Last Saturday, I really wanted a hot breakfast, but we were out of eggs! I remembered a wonderful dish my mom used to make with leftover corn sometimes during the summer, and decided to try making it with a few upgrades (i.e. more veggies!).  I…… Continue reading Breakfast Succotash

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Easy 5 Minute Crepes (gluten free)

I love this recipe because it’s simple, easy and doesn’t require any expensive baking mixes or hard to find flours. It takes 5 minutes to prepare and is nutritious and delicious! Serve topped with powdered sugar, cinnamon and fresh berries! Easy Gluten Free Crepes Recipe (Makes 3-4 large crepes) Crepe Ingredients: 2 oz Light Cream Cheese…… Continue reading Easy 5 Minute Crepes (gluten free)

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3 Tips to Make Any Recipe Healthier

As a dietitian, it pains me just a little bit to ever follow a recipe completely, without trying to make it healthier with a few tweaks. Here are a couple tips and tricks I do on a regular basis to make recipes a little bit healthier. Tip: Use a blend of half whole wheat and half…… Continue reading 3 Tips to Make Any Recipe Healthier

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The Great Smoky Mountains

Note: I wrote this before the deadly fires in Tennessee, which have burned over 17,000 acres of land destroyed entire neighborhoods and hundreds of buildings, and killed at least 13 people so far.  Many of the views shown below have been marred by those fires. If you would like to help the people affected by…… Continue reading The Great Smoky Mountains

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Baked Cinnamon Oatmeal

This dish is perfect for crisp, cool mornings when you want something hot and nourishing  for breakfast. I love oatmeal, but it often leaves me feeling hungry an hour after I eat it. This baked oatmeal provides all the deliciousness of oatmeal with extra protein from milk and eggs. Since this dish is already flavored…… Continue reading Baked Cinnamon Oatmeal