Category Archives for Recipes

Tips for Quick Healthy Dinners

What is the most common reason for not cooking at home for most of my clients?  A busy lifestyle and a lack of quick healthy dinner recipes. When I first realized I had food sensitivities to gluten, soy and corn I became very discouraged. I began looking diligently at food labels and found that almost […]

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Maple Syrup Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a cute vegetable!  They look like small cabbages.  They may be small in size, but they are large in nutrition.  They are excellent sources of a number of nutrients, including vitamins C and K and also are very good sources of fiber, vitamin A, as well as a number of the B […]

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Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

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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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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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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