Crunchy Quinoa Granola

I love giving away homemade treats from my kitchen for Christmas, don’t you?  I like to make something unique, something that friends may have never tried before.  That is what inspired this recipe for Crunchy Quinoa Granola. While regular granola is made with oats, I try to limit my oat intake because of my celiac

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Baked Eggs with Garlic Kale and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

This weekend I confessed to being the worst food stylist ever.  Lucky for you, our new contributor Mckel is one of the best.  Here she is with her first recipe for InspiredRD.   Try not to drool. First, let me introduce myself to the wonderful readers of InspiredRD! My name is McKel, I’m the owner

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Waffle Bar Fun!

Throwing a party is fun, but you don’t have to wait for your next birthday to do it. Gather a bunch of friends and have a waffle party! Find out how to set one up on my new blog post for Van’s Natural Foods here.


Breakfast in a Jar

Eating food out of a mason jar seems to be quite the trend these days.  When I saw this month’s Recipe ReDux theme of “Raising the Bar on Food in a Jar” I thought it would be the perfect time to try out a new spin on overnight oats. As someone who has very little

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5 Quick Breakfast Ideas

One week of school is in the books, and I’m still alive.  Turns out waking up early isn’t so hard if you make it to bed on time.  (I know, duh.) Joe and I have about 20 minutes for breakfast, so I’m getting back into the mode of making something quick and filling.  Quick so

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Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffins (with chocolate chips, of course)

Jeff had two days off for the all-star break this week, so our family did a mini staycation at a local water resort. We sipped on cold drinks, played in the waves, and took 3-hour naps even though we insisted we were not tired. I repeat, we were NOT TIRED. For my personal food safety

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Gluten-Free Banana Breakfast Cookies

A few years ago I started making breakfast cookies. Most mornings I’m a grab-n-go kind of person, and who doesn’t like the idea of eating a cookie for breakfast? But then I went gluten-free, and my baking life came to a halt. I wasn’t a huge fan of baking to begin with (it’s so messy…and

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