Category:  Healthy Options

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 »

Grilled Apricot Shrimp with Harissa Aioli

In Gluten-Free Options, Grilling, Healthy Options, Seafood
by Ann on 02/08
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From week to week I toil—probably longer than I should–over which recipes to share on this page. The decision becomes more difficult when a challenge is issued (in… Read More »

Grilled Chicken Kabobs

In Appetizers, Chicken, Grilling, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes
by Ann on 29/07
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First, I must apologize to the readers who have subscribed to receive recipe posts via email. Yesterday, I inadvertently sent a draft of this post.   Although I… Read More »

Banana Bread Breakfast Bars (gluten-free with vegan option)

In Breads & Muffins, Breakfast Foods, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Snacks
by Ann on 08/07
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NOTE:  For a chance to win 8 bags of Bob’s Red Mill granola, click on this recipe for Overnight Granola Cups and leave a quick comment! This basic… Read More »

Overnight Granola Cups…and a Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway

In Breakfast Foods, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas, Snacks
by Ann on 05/07
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Bob’s Red Mill has graciously offered to give eight pounds of granola to three lucky readers. (This will include four one-pound bags of both the gluten-free honey oat and… Read More »

Healthy “Ice Cream” — pick your favorite flavor

In Desserts, Frozen Treats, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Snacks, Vegetarian
by Ann on 04/07
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As much as we adore our summertime scoops of ice cream from our favorite parlors (Carmen & Davids or Springer’s anyone?), this faux ice cream is shockingly delicious… Read More »

Pick-a-Grain Trail Mix Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing

In Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
by Ann on 07/06
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As part of a project with Stonyfield and Bob’s Red Mill (two companies with high-quality products and the nicest people behind the scenes, by the way), I was… Read More »

Bacon-Horseradish Broccoli Salad

In Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Pork, Salads
by Ann on 29/05
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I adore broccoli.  It doesn’t even have to be fancy.  Simply steamed or raw and dipped in homemade ranch dressing, it’s all good.  Where broccoli salad is concerned,… Read More »

Basil-Orange Edamame & Bean Salad

In Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Salads, Vegetarian
by Ann on 26/05
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Even those who claim they don’t care for bean salad have been known to have seconds of this super simple salad.  Although lima beans are a fitting option,… Read More »