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Creamy Cauliflower Dip

One of the biggest lessons I've learned from changing my diet is when you close a door on one food, there's a window that opens. And it's a chance to experiment, be creative and discover something new. Four years ago I started on this journey of healing my body naturally and along the way have had to give up… Continue reading Creamy Cauliflower Dip

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The Best Beef Stew

First, let me apologize to all the Catholics out there for sending you beef on the first Friday of Lent. I'm truly sorry. But I thought with another cold front on the horizon you might need this for the weekend... Oh, the tease of spring... it continues. Instead of cursing the weather gods for keeping… Continue reading The Best Beef Stew

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The Trick to Making a Delicious Kale Salad

How do you really feel about kale? If you're making a bitter face after reading that sentence, I understand. The No. 1 complaint I hear about kale is that it's soooo bitter. And you're right. Eaten completely raw the stuff is absolutely disgusting. There, I said it. But when kale is properly prepared, that bitterness mellows… Continue reading The Trick to Making a Delicious Kale Salad

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Creamy Butternut Cauliflower Soup with Chicken and Kale

There are two types of people in this world. There are those that when food is scarce, put on their boots and walk to the store in the ice. And then there are those that get creative and make do with what they've got in the kitchen. I am the latter of the two; my husband is the… Continue reading Creamy Butternut Cauliflower Soup with Chicken and Kale

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Coconut Chicken Curry

Since getting back last week from India… I mean Austin… I think I’ve had curry four times. Why am I confusing Austin and India, you ask? That was my little joke during our long weekend visit with friends, because every day involved something Indian. We were there primarily to see my friend Lauren perform in… Continue reading Coconut Chicken Curry

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Chicken with Cauliflower Mash and Broccolini

I just got home from seeing Dr. Mark Hyman speak at the Dallas Performing Arts Center. If you dont know Dr. Hyman, he is a rock star in the health and nutrition world, leading the way for functional medicine and changing the way we all think about health, disease and medicine. Check him out. One… Continue reading Chicken with Cauliflower Mash and Broccolini

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Mushroom and Rice Soup

I may have mentioned before that I was a picky eater as a kid. Until college, my diet consisted mostly of carrots and turkey sandwiches on wheat bread. Like most kids, I had very strong opinions about certain foods that would never (never) enter my mouth. I couldn't tell you where these strong opinions came… Continue reading Mushroom and Rice Soup

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Veggie Pot Pie

It's December 27 and if you're in the same boat as me, you had one too many of those (fill in the blank).  After a weekend of indulgence, there's nothing better than a little simplicity to balance you back out. And this magic pot of veggies will help do just that. I say magic because… Continue reading Veggie Pot Pie

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Cranberry & Pear Tart – My New Roots Recipe Challenge Winner

My New Roots is one of the blogs I follow and Sarah B., the nutritionist and chef behind the blog, has given me plenty of inspiration in the kitchen. I was completely flattered to learn that this time I inspired her. It was with my cranberry & pear tart recipe that I submitted in her… Continue reading Cranberry & Pear Tart – My New Roots Recipe Challenge Winner

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Cranberry Apple Quinoa Stuffing

A new favorite at Thanksgiving this year was a gluten-free cornbread stuffing with cranberries and apples that came from the Gluten-Free Goddess (Thank you, Karina!). I thought the flavor combo was just too delicious to be reserved for only special occasions, so I tried making it a little simpler for something more weeknight appropriate and… Continue reading Cranberry Apple Quinoa Stuffing