Beet Salad with Tangerine Vinaigrette

December 12, 2012

Have you ever had fresh beets?  Just-pulled-from-the-ground-greens-still-attached beets?  If not, you’re missing out.  They are tender and sweet, like candy. I know some of you are scoffing right now.  Candy?? Really?? Really.  Trust me. This time of year you should be able to find beets with the greens still attached at a local farmers market […]

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Quick & Easy Meal Idea

August 29, 2012
Quick & Easy Meal Idea - Sweet potato avocado lunch from

Thank you for all of your helpful and supportive comments yesterday.  I appreciate every single word.  Many of you had ideas that I’ve never considered about what might be causing my antibody levels to remain high.  So thank you for brainstorming this issue with me! As I mentioned, Jeff and I will be doing a […]

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A Simple Marinated Salad

July 30, 2012
Simple Marinated Salad

One of my favorite things to do with fresh summer veggies is to chop them up and throw them together for a simple marinated salad.  Drizzle a little olive oil and vinegar on top, stir in a shake of salt and pepper, and marinate until dinner.  Fresh, simple, beautiful.  The marinated salad. Serve with spicy […]

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Simple No-Cook Summer Meal ::: White Bean Salad

July 20, 2012
White Bean Salad - A perfect no-cook summer meal from Inspired RD

I ate a lot of meat in Ethiopia.  A lot.  Many times it was my only safe gluten-free option.  As tasty as it was, I was more than ready for some fresh fruits and vegetables when I got home.  This week I’ve been devouring bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, strawberries, apples, and grapes.  When I […]

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10 Healthy Recipes for the 4th of July

June 24, 2012
10 Healthy Recipes for the 4th of July from

I’ve been seeing so many fun 4th of July recipes popping up lately, but many of them use food coloring to achieve their red, white and blue hues.  I thought it would be fun to do a roundup of some patriotic recipes that get their colors from nature.  Enjoy! Honey Yogurt Berry Pops from Joylicious […]

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Adventures with squash blossoms

June 9, 2012
how to prep squash blossoms

This morning, we took a trip to the Gilbert Farmers’ Market.  We picked up a colorful array of local produce, and something new that we’ve never tried before. Our haul included chile peppers, sweet potatoes, green tomatoes, heirloom cherry tomatoes, onions, a shallot, garlic, sunflower shoots, peaches, golden beets, squash blossoms, armenian cucumbers, and rainbow […]

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10 Great Summer Salads

June 5, 2012
10 great summer salads

Summer is here and so is the heat! To celebrate, I thought I would round up some of my favorite summer salads to help cool you off.  Most of these are gluten-free friendly.  As far as I can tell, the only substitution you would need to make is to swap out the soy sauce for […]

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Vegan Caprese Salad

June 1, 2012
Dairy Free Caprese Salad

Who doesn’t love the summery flavors bursting from a caprese salad? I know I do! If you are serving someone who is following a vegan or dairy-free diet, this version works perfectly. Simply substitute the typical mozzarella with fresh avocado. Try finding different brightly colored tomatoes at local farmers’ markets or grow your own. Find […]

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Purslane Cucumber Seaweed Salad – Recipe Redux Challenge

May 20, 2012
cucumber salad 1

When I found out that this month’s Recipe ReDux theme was titled “Sea What You’ve Been Missing” I knew I was in trouble.  We were instructed to use little fishes like anchovies, sardines or smelt, OR we could focus on sea vegetables like kelp or seaweed.  Now, you would think that I would I would […]

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Fresh & Colorful Quinoa Salad

May 16, 2012

My last few posts have focused on some of the difficulties that come with having celiac disease.  Today I thought it would be a good idea to turn my attention to the delicious side of gluten-free eating.  You already know that I enjoy cooking for my family, and now that my kitchen is safely free […]

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