Bacon Kale Pasta

Everywhere I turn lately, kale seems to be the "it" food. Labeled as the "queen of greens" and the "healthiest food on the planet", I had to wonder what all the hype was about. After doing a little research, I was convinced that my diet definitely needed more kale in it. Often times, a gluten-free diet is lower in essential nutrients, and not being one to want to take a multi-vitamin, I try to load up on fruits and veggies instead of processed foods. Since kale is loaded with nutrients and has many health benefits, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and give it a try. ...more
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Smokehouse Brussel Sprouts


Vanilla Fondant – Does It Matter If It’s Black Or White?

The idea came from the guy. He was munching on the chocolate fondant just the week before and asked me how the dessert would turn out if I’d used white instead of dark chocolate…No wonder so many Michelin star chefs are hunter-gathering males. I take my hat off my antitheses....more

Healthy Pita Bread

Homemade Healthy Pita Bread is a great substitute for white Greek pita bread or white sandwich bread or toast. It is more suitable for diabetics since whole wheat or spelt flour have lower glycemic index. It is generally healthier since whole grain flour is full of nutrients and fiber. Also it makes you full longer therefore it is more suitable for people who are trying to lose weight....more

Bisquick Sausage Balls

Bisquick Sausage Balls are one of those recipes that invoke nostalgic memories. They make a great party appetizer, holiday breakfast or kids snack. Of course they can be made from scratch, too. But using store-bought or homemade Bisquick mix certainly makes preparing them easy and quick. The addition of sharp cheese, like Cheddar or Parmesan, and a pinch of hot cayenne pepper makes them even more flavorful. I still haven’t tried it yet, but when researching the net I found that they can freeze well. When cooking from frozen, allow them several more minutes of cooking time....more

Salted Caramel Frosting

Salted Caramel Frosting is probably one of the easiest and most versatile cake frostings to make. Basically, you just beat together butter and cream cheese, then you add powdered sugar and salted caramel sauce. It is made without heavy cream and is lower in fat than standard buttercream because half of the butter is replaced with cream cheese. Originally it is made with white powdered sugar, but there is no reason not to try using brown powdered sugar instead. For this recipe I used my homemade Salted Caramel Sauce....more

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork

A Lesson In Olive Oil And Being Awesome

Literally every time I use olive oil, I’m using garlic....more

Avocado & Lime Recipe

I've always loved guacamole, but I never realized how delicious an avocado could be on its own until I cut out processed and refined foods. My tastebuds have since been revitalized and reawakened as I continue to discover simple, delicious pairings with few ingredients. With my hectic schedule, there are days I don't get to eat lunch! I crave healthy fats to feel full and balanced so I turn to avocados, which that taste really, really ridiculously good. Pair that with my favorite flavor - citrus -  for a fabulous mini-meal comprised of two superfoods....more