Tips & Tricks

5 Tasty Ways to Jazz up Your Popcorn

November 5, 2013
5 Tasty Ways to Jazz up Your Popcorn

Fall is my favorite.  I love curling up on the couch with my sweetheart to share a bowl of popcorn, a bottle of Pinot, and an episode of Parenthood.  We typically go for a little coconut oil and nooch (nutritional yeast) on our corn, but sometimes it’s fun to switch it up. I headed to […]

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Perfectly Crispy Oven Fries

September 23, 2013
How to get your oven fries perfectly crispy (inspiredrd.com)

Last week I was really craving some good french fries.  In the past when I’ve tried to make them at home, my oven fries have either come out sad and floppy or burnt to a crisp.  I was determined this time to make a batch of fries that didn’t suck. The keys to success turned […]

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Orange Grapefruit Vinaigrette and a Giveaway

September 12, 2013
Orange Grapefruit Vinaigrette and a Giveaway from Zing Anything and InspiredRD.com

When you embark on a 30-Day Whole Food Challenge, especially the low-FODMAP version, things can become a bit boring. No sugar. No wine. Just whole foods and lots and lots of water. Excuse me while I cry into my empty wine glass… When plain water starts to get a little blah, I love to pull […]

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23 Nut-Free Snack Ideas for School

August 13, 2013
23 Nut-Free Snack Ideas for School from inspiredrd.com

With Joe back in school, I went into full preparation mode a few weeks ago, stocking up on healthy snacks to pack each day.  Because he doesn’t have lunch at school (just a short snack time), I want to get something filling in his tummy.  After a Costco run and a visit to Sprouts, we […]

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How to make gluten-free playdough

July 11, 2013
How to make gluten-free playdough via inspiredrd.com

The kids and I used to love playing with playdough, but since going gluten-free I just haven’t taken the time to learn how to make it at home.  I totally should have because it only takes 10 minutes, and it’s super easy.  Also it’s fun!  This was a perfect project for Leila and I to […]

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3 Steps to Perfect Salad Dressing (it’s easier than you think)

April 4, 2013
3 Steps to Perfect Salad Dressing (it's easier than you think)

Step 1: Grab a mason jar with a lid.  Don’t have one?  Go to your local thrift store, or pick up a pack at the grocery store. Step 2: Add your ingredients.  The first few times you might want to actually measure them, but after a few tries you will be eyeballing it. Step 3: […]

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Meyer Lemon & Rosemary Infused Salt

March 20, 2013
Meyer Lemon & Rosemary Infused Salt by InspiredRD.com

Today is the 21st which means it’s Recipe ReDux day.  And it’s also my man’s birthday!  Happy Birthday Jeff! In case you can’t tell, I’m a tad fond of him. Anyways… The Recipe ReDux challenge this month was to use a fresh green herb in a nontraditional way.  I use fresh herbs all the time, […]

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How to make Coconut Whipped Cream

November 7, 2012
How to make coconut whipped cream. A tutorial from InspiredRD.com

Last year I finally got over my fear of making homemade whipped cream.  It was ah-mazing.  And then?  I had to cut out dairy.  Dang it! Then I found out I could make dairy-free whipped cream out of coconut milk.  Great!  Except you have to plan ahead and put the can of coconut milk in […]

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Fermented Parsnips & How to Ferment Vegetables at Home

September 20, 2012
Fermented Parsnips & How to Ferment Vegetables at Home via InspiredRD.com #reciperedux

When I saw the topic for this month’s Recipe Redux challenge, I had absolutely no idea where to start.  I have no experience making “Fermented Foods” at home, and didn’t even know it was possible.  When I started looking into the process, the food safety nerd came out in me as I worried about leaving […]

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Say goodbye to separation anxiety (how to keep your nut butter from separating)

June 29, 2012
No more separation anxiety - how to keep your nut butter from separating by InspiredRD.com

Do you suffer from separation anxiety?  Do you refuse to buy the natural peanut butter because it’s an oily mess on top and dry as a bone on the bottom?  Well I’m here to teach you how to enjoy the goodness of natural nut butter with absolutely no separation anxiety.  Here’s how you do it. […]

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