Chocolate 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!

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  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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Gluten-Free Quinoa Stuffing

A client who I recently helped discover that she needs to be gluten free. asked me last week about what I ate for Thanksgiving, since I am also gluten and dairy free.  I thought that I would share one of my favorite recipes with you.  I discovered this from the TV show The Chew.  Katte […]

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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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Garlic Makes Everything Better! Pesto Recipe, Too.

“Garlic makes everything better” according to my daughter, Katte. Some of her favorite foods are garlic mashed potatoes and pasta with marinara sauce loaded with garlic.  I agree with her. Adding garlic to a recipe almost always will make it more flavorful. Did you know that garlic is one of the oldest known cultivated plants […]

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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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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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