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Figgy Ginger Cupcakes

I've been trying to eat healthy and am trying to follow a diet eliminating processed sugar, gluten, corn, dairy, and eggs.  It has been a challenge, but it has been fun creating different recipes to satisfy my cravings.  This recipes…

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Black Bean Chocolate Cake with Frosting

I adapted some recipes off the internet to come up with this.  So perhaps, you or your friends might find other ways to tweak it too.  I wanted to make a healthier version of a chocolate cake for my husbands…
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Lentils and Veggies

Lentils are a wonderful food packed with nutrition!  But what to do with them?  I add a little chicken boullion to the water when I cook my lentils to add a little more flavor.  In a separate pan, I add…
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Roasted Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds

I love snacking on nuts and seeds.  There is nothing better than when they come out fresh and warm from the oven!  The trick is going to a health food store or Whole Foods market where you can buy from…
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Quinoa Raisin Desert

I like to make enough quinoa that I can have extra.  If I might be using my quinoa for a breakfast or desert dish which this really qualifies for either, I avoid using salt or chicken broth or boullion in…
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Creamy Lemon and Black Pepper Salad Dressing

This dressing can work great as a dip or a dressing.  Squeeze a fresh lemon and then slowly add and stir plain greek yogurt till it reaches your desired consistency.  Add minced fresh garlic, salt, dill, and lots of black…
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Lime 'n chili salad dressing

I like to do a lot of simple home made dressings.  This one is very simple and perfect for a salad that also features avocado and cilantro.  Just drizzle olive oil over the salad, then fresh lime juice, chili seasoning…
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Bean and Avocado Salad

Beans and lentils are in the wonderful legume family.  Packed with nutrtion and fiber, these foods can help us maintain a healthy weight and prevent diabetes.  This is a simple delicious cold salad focused around beans.

I take a…
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Quinoa Italiano

When I cook my quinoa for a main course dish, I often add chicken or vegetable boullion to the water to add delicious flavor and aromas to the whole house.  I don't add it if I'm fixing the quinoa for…
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Quinoa Summer Salad (Gluten Free)

What to do with left over cooked quinoa in the fridge?  I did this the other day, and it was a delightful lunch.  Add chopped

Green onion
Celery
Cucumbers
Tomatoes
Spinach Leaves
Parsley
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Quinoa Summer Salad (Gluten Free)

What to do with left over cooked quinoa in the fridge?  I did this the other day, and it was a delightful lunch.  Add chopped

Green onion
Celery
Cucumbers
Tomatoes
Spinach Leaves
Parsley
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Veggie Skillet

I found last nights dinner very satisfying.  Yes, there is a potato in this dish which can often be very starchy and spike those insulin levels; however, there are so many other veggies that the amount of potato consumed becomes…