Category:  Healthy Options

Maple Tamari Roasted Almonds and Cashews

In Appetizers, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks, The Gift of Food, Vegetarian
by Ann on 28/01
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These tasty little bites are a sweet-and-savory spin on my classic recipe for Tamari Almonds.  People often use tamari as a gluten-free option to soy sauce, but after reading… Read More »

Classic Chicken Rice Soup

In Chicken, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Kitchen Basics, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Rice, Soups
by Ann on 17/01
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As a long-lasting stomach virus worked its way through my family early last month, this soup (along with toast and ginger ale) was the only food some of… Read More »

Tamari Almonds

In Appetizers, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks, Vegetarian
by Ann on 30/12
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Is is possible that Christmas is behind us and a new year is just a day away? Where does the time go? For all those who celebrated, I… Read More »

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

In Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Soups
by Ann on 13/12
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Just before Thanksgiving, my older son endured the displeasure of jaw surgery. To eliminate additional procedures down the road, he had his wisdom teeth pulled, too. Lucky boy…. Read More »

Spinach Pomegranate Salad with Vanilla Vinaigrette

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Salads, Side Dishes
by Ann on 10/12
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When I originally shared my Autumn Salad with Nancy’s Sweet and Tangy Dressing, my friend, Christine, mentioned that she serves a similar salad with a vanilla vinaigrette.  Christine… Read More »

Pumpkin Bran Muffins (with optional 2-ingredient frosting)

In Breads & Muffins, Breakfast Foods, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Snacks
by Ann on 03/12
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Bran muffins are a seemingly wholesome way to start the day, yet so many bran muffins rely on sugar and oil to create moisture and flavor…  Enter pumpkin!… Read More »

Chipotle Maple Sweet Potato Soup

In Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Soups, Vegetarian
by Ann on 25/11
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My good friend, Sonali, is an ER physician, wife and mother of an adorable toddler.  In her “spare” time, she authors The Foodie Physician blog and writes cookbooks…. Read More »

Maple Pumpkin Pie

In Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Holidays, Nuts & Nut Butters
by Ann on 22/11
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If I counted the number of times I’ve made this recipe for “testing” purposes, you may start to wonder.  Was it really that hard to successfully substitute maple… Read More »

Roasted Root Veggie Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette…and a granola giveaway!

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Salads, Side Dishes
by Ann on 15/11
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Think of all the people you see regularly, but only in passing. People with whom you may exchange friendly banter but never have the time to really know…. Read More »

Cottage Casserole with a Kick

In Breakfast Foods, Casseroles, Easy Meals, Egg Dishes, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes
by Ann on 10/11
Cottage Casserole with a Kick -- and easy way to enjoy eggs for dinner

On a busy weeknight, meals that can be mixed up in one bowl or prepared in advance are especially helpful.  This savory, protein-rich baked egg dish fills both… Read More »