I Love Asparagus!

  Asparagus  is the quintessential spring vegetable. Spring has really come to Aiken when I see bunches of local asparagus in the grocery stores. I prefer to buy the young stalks that are less than 1/2 inch in diameter, if possible, so that I can eat the whole stalk and not waste a bit of the […]

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Chicken and Vegetable Primavera

 I am always looking for quick and easy dinner recipes that are also gluten and dairy free.  Sometimes I find a recipe that looks pretty good, but there are a few ingredients that won’t work for me. Other times I am ready to cook and missing one or more ingredients. What’s the answer?     […]

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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

     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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