Dinner in 10!

chicken and black bean rice salad

Last night was super busy, but that didn’t mean we couldn’t have a nutritious dinner!  I am not a huge advocate of convenience foods, but these items made my life a lot easier last night: Whole Foods 265 Organic canned black beans, Trader Joe’s frozen roasted corn, pre-washed organic spinach, Whole Food’s guacamole, and Trader […]

Millet Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

stuffing mixture for mushrooms!

Millet, an ancient grain from the Far East, is both gluten-free and a great source of fiber (9 grams/serving) and protein (7 grams/serving).  I just started playing around with millet in a few breakfast dishes and yesterday came up with this very tasty millet and veggie stuffed portobello recipe.  The amount of millet I used […]

Amazing Gluten-Free Muffins – not from scratch!

GF muffins right out of the oven!

I have never been one to jump on the gluten-free bandwagon; unless of course a person has a true gluten-intolerance or celiac disease diagnosis.  This isn’t to say most Americans aren’t eating too many refined grains and total grains containing gluten, however!  But that’s a whole other post…. In a nutshell, I’m always interested in […]

Creamy Cauliflower Soup (and it’s Vegan)

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I love roasted cauliflower and serve it at least once a week as a side-dish for dinner.  Since it’s been so cold lately here in usually-warm Charleston, I decided to use the roasted cauliflower in a soup.  I love how roasting veggies bring out the natural sweetness in many veggies, and I have a thing […]

Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes

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I first made these decadent chocolate avocado cupcakes 4 years ago for my friend Natalie’s son.  It was his first birthday and he had a dairy allergy so I was in search of a vegan chocolate cupcake.  I came across this recipe from Vegetarian Times.  I’ve tweaked it a bit but in all fairness have given […]