Category Archives for Recipes

Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

Quinoa salad recipe

Quinoa is a high-protein seed from South America.  It is much less allergenic than wheat or corn and has a good amount of protein plus is a good source of the minerals manganese, magnesium and iron. I cook it and use as a rice substitute or hot breakfast cereal.   It also  makes a great […]

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Strawberries (and a Recipe, too)

Strawberry salad dressing

     Strawberries are my favorite fruit. They are also George Mateljan’s favorite fruit.      Who?? George Mateljan, the author of The World’s Healthiest Foods and the website, rated strawberries as the most nutrient-rich fruit. In this book he rates 100 commonly eaten whole foods according to how many nutrients each type of […]

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Chocolate Truffles

gluten-free truffles

Any of you who know me well are aware that I am a chocoholic.  Chocolate has many good nutrition properties, including the fact that it is full of antioxidants.  This recipe only has a very small amount of added natural sweetener (maple syrup).  It gets most of its sweetness from dates.  It also includes Maca […]

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I Love Fresh South Carolina Peaches!

gluten-free peach crumble

I am so excited that peach season has arrived! I have eaten a huge amount of fresh South Carolina peaches over the years. For most of those years I ate non-organic peaches. Some relatives were peach farmers, so I knew that peaches were a heavily sprayed crop, but I was not aware that those chemicals […]

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I Love Asparagus!

Asparagus Soup recipe

  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

ingredient substitutes

 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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