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7 Lucky Green Recipes

March 17, 2014
THE STRIPPED GREEN SMOOTHIE

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  My days of chugging green beer may be behind me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have any holiday spirit left.  Here are seven healthy recipes that are sure to bring you luck for your St. Patty’s Day.  (Well, maybe they aren’t lucky, but at least they won’t leave you with […]

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Woodland Holiday Snack Mix

December 20, 2013
Woodland Holiday Snack Mix Gift Jar #glutenfree

One of my favorite holiday memories takes place in my childhood kitchen. Mom and I would throw on our aprons and bake all day. Pecan dreams, gingersnaps, cranberry bread and puppy chow. Grandma’s fudge, spiced tea, and our favorite savory snack mix. We would bundle it all up and take plates, jars, and pretty tins […]

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Interview with a Ballpark Celiac

July 8, 2013
Interview with a Ballpark Celiac - inspiredrd.com

Around here we live and breath minor league baseball.  Back in the old days, when Jeff was making his way through the White Sox farm system, I reveled in the adventure that took us from town to town, exploring minor league cities, tasting all of the unique ballpark food.  ”Dragon Tails” in Charlotte (fried pickles), […]

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Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

July 1, 2013
Avocado and Grapefruit Salad by InspiredRD.com

I’m back!  Well, sort of.  I’m kind of enjoying the lazy, crazy days of summer that leave us looking happily spent at the end of the day.  We’ve been doing lots of swimming, fort building, game playing, and reading.  Dinners with friends, art classes, playdates and simple meals. I had my friend Amy over one […]

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Gluten-Free Living Is No Cakewalk

May 7, 2013
Gluten-Free Living is No Cakewalk by inspiredrd.com

{For Celiac Awareness Month, I thought I would share one of my most popular posts on the subject.  I originally published this after being gluten-free for only six months.  Even though I’m more used to this way of life now, these challenges still get to me.  And I’m still having dreams about social situations, in […]

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Creamy Carrot Soup with Spinach Pesto

February 21, 2013
Creamy Carrot Soup with Spinach Pesto via InspiredRD.com (gluten-free, dairy-free)

Last weekend, we headed to the garden to grab the rest of the rainbow carrots. The kids and I had so much fun pulling them up, “oohing” and “ahhing” over the colors and shapes. Each pull was like a new surprise. Would it be yellow? Purple? Pink? Orange? We ended up with so many carrots […]

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A healthy snack that tastes like a cookie: Raisin Nut Bites

February 19, 2013
A healthy snack that tastes like a cookie: Raisin Nut Bites from InspiredRD.com #glutenfree

Leila and I experimented in the kitchen yesterday with some California raisins, nuts, chia seeds and cinnamon. We were trying to make a healthy snack that would be perfect for before dance class (her) or after a run (me). I thought for sure that we would have to do a few rounds to get them […]

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Peppermint Walnut Fudge

December 22, 2012
Peppermint Walnut Fudge from InspiredRD.com #glutenfree #dairyfree

How do you get a perfect photo of fudge in the glow of Christmas lights?  By having a tiny elf hold the mass of strands in the background of your shot.   Such a great helper.  And a photographer (or frittata-pher as Joe likes to call me) in training.  Ask Leila what she wants for […]

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Butternut Squash Pizza

December 21, 2012
Butternut Squash Pizza from InspiredRD.com #glutenfree #dairyfree

I’ve been going back through some older recipes from my pre-celiac or “PC days” as Gluten Dude would say and making them over to be gluten-free and dairy-free friendly.  One of my favorites that I used to make all the time was a butternut squash pizza.  I would get the fresh pizza dough from Trader […]

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Meyer Lemon Slow Cooker Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

December 8, 2012
Meyer Lemon Slow Cooker Chicken with Sweet Potatoes from InspiredRD.com #glutenfree

Thursday afternoon, I had the privilege of practicing my photography skills on one of the cutest and dearest families I know.  We headed to downtown Gilbert to snap a few shots, the first photos they’ve taken as a family of four.  We caught some beautiful light, and thanks to my photography class last weekend, I […]

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