Sweet Potatoes, The American Gift to the World

      Sweet potatoes were not known in Europe until 1492 when Christopher Columbus brought them back to Europe from his trip to the “New World”, according to George Mateljan. For years I associated eating sweet potatoes almost exclusively with the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and a very sugary sweet potato casserole. Then after […]

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Carrot Cake Balls

   In the  fall there are lots of articles, recipes and pictures of sugary treats. It can be hard not to indulge. Try this recipe for a healthy snack that tastes like carrot cake.  This recipe is easy as long as you have a food processor.  For best taste, use whole Medjool dates.     […]

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Gluten and Dairy Free Fig Muffins

gluten free fig muffins

     Have you ever tried fig butter?  I found it in Trader Joe’s and it is quite yummy.  It tastes like the inside of a Fig Newton cookie.  Try this recipe for a great gluten and dairy-free muffin when you see fig butter in the store. Fig Muffins   6 eggs ¼ cup Fig […]

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Purple Cauliflower is Fun!

Purple Cauliflower

     Have you seen purple, orange or green cauliflower in your local stores and wondered what they were?   I purchased a purple one this week which was on sale  at my local Kroger.  The taste is the same as the white kind, but it is even more nutritious because it contains the antioxidant […]

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Easy Strawberry Pie

Gluten-free Strawberry Pie

      We went to my mother’s house for lunch on Mother’s Day.  I told my my brother I would being dessert so that I could make sure we had a dessert that was gluten and dairy free.  I made this strawberry pie healthier than the Jello pie by using whipped coconut cream instead of […]

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