Category:  Healthy Options

What are Buckwheat Groats…and what do you do with them?

In Breakfast Foods, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Vegetarian
by Ann on 22/10
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Despite what its name suggests, buckwheat is not related to wheat.  (And though it seems counter-intutitive, it’s gluten-free.)  Not a grass like regular wheat, buckwheat is more closely… Read More »

Whole-Can-of-Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

In Breakfast Foods, Casseroles, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes
by Ann on 04/10
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Last fall, a friend mentioned that when she uses part of a can of pumpkin, the leftover portion always seems to go bad before she gets a chance… Read More »

One Dish Baked Fish Marinara

In Casseroles, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Seafood
by Ann on 01/10
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The start of the school year is always a busy time, but any parent will tell you that the holidays are also rather hectic, and the end of… Read More »

Baked Swiss Chard with Peppers and Feta

In Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
by Ann on 17/09
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Since much of the work I do for The Fountain Avenue Kitchen takes place in the quiet of my kitchen or in front of the computer, I derive… Read More »

Tuna in Rustic Tomato Sauce

In Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Pasta, Seafood
by Ann on 13/09
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As summer dwindles and the days grow shorter, I find myself savoring the many varieties of local produce that will soon be gone until next summer. Sad as… Read More »

No-Sugar Homemade Jam (choose your favorite flavor–even use frozen fruit–in this easy, small batch recipe)

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Fruits & Veggies, Healthy Options, Kitchen Basics, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 06/09
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Healthy jam that tastes great…really?  The perks of this no-sugar recipe, however, extend beyond the obvious health benefits.  The flavor may be varied according to preference and what’s… Read More »

Crispy Baked Eggplant

In Appetizers, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Side Dishes, Snacks, Vegetarian
by Ann on 02/09
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  My family always felt lukewarm towards eggplant…until this recipe.  And it’s easy! Simply dredge slices of egg-dipped eggplant into a flavorful combination of Parmesan, crumbs and seasoning…. Read More »

Speedy Cherry Tomato Sauce

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Kitchen Basics, Pasta, Vegetarian
by Ann on 30/08
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This is the sort of easy summer cooking I love:  basic, fresh ingredients coming together as something altogether pleasing in a few short minutes.  Although perfect over pasta–and… Read More »

Classic Gazpacho — so easy…and a toppings bar makes it a meal (or a party!)

In Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Seafood, Soups
by Ann on 19/08
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After spending six months living in Spain some years ago, I remember reading that, when the weather gets hot, even a Spaniard with the heartiest of appetites will… Read More »

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

In Breads & Muffins, Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks
by Ann on 10/08
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It’s hard to believe that a baked good with no dairy, gluten or refined sugars can taste really good.  Yet this slightly sweet, tender zucchini bread truly does…. Read More »