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Category Archives: Gluten Free

Leftover ham? If not, you may want to get some to make this amazing “Chuck it in the pan stew”

Leftover ham? Like millions of others, we had a ton after Easter. This wasn’t on purpose, our Easter plans got cancelled so our party of 6-8 turned into a party of four, the day AFTER Easter. (We had an impromptu road trip on Easter day to welcome a new baby to my fiance’s family!) The […]

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Smoky Kickin’ Chicken Chili – 2nd prize chili cook-off winner!

  This past weekend Seattle Uncorked Wine Club held a chili cook-off as a way to raise funds for a family that was hit hard by the Oso, Washington mudslide. The family benefiting from the funds raised is the Spiller Family. Jonielle lost 3 out of her 4 children and her husband in the mudslide. […]

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Nutritious & Easy Stove-Top Macaroni And Cheese Recipe {Gluten Free Options Too!}

I don’t let my son buy the processed, sodium & sugar laden lunches served at his school so I try to make his lunches exciting as well as healthy. Once a week I make him my homemade macaroni and cheese made with all organic ingredients, olive oil, brown rice pasta and a gluten free sauce […]

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Mardi Gras Black Eyed Pea Salad – Awesome Creole crunch for any day of the year!

I made this salad for a Fat-Tuesday-On-A-Friday Night Big Easy feast this past weekend and it was a total hit!I thought it was worth sharing with you! I wanted something fresh and healthy to go along with a rich meal of seafood, chicken and sausage gumbo (healthified as it can get) along with shrimp and […]

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Light and lean Sausage and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

My clients request this recipe often so I thought I would share it with you!   The aroma of these stuffed peppers is intoxicating, your house is going to smell amazing! The recipe is pretty simple too, if you get everything going at once you can be sitting down to enjoy in just about 40 […]

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My favorite green smoothie recipe

I drink a green smoothie most mornings of the week and I’d love to share with you my very favorite recipe! I’ve tried a LOT of green smoothies and this one is the best tasting I’ve found. It is good enough I can get my fiance to drink it most mornings with me and he […]

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Chicken and Vegetable Lasagna – Pasta free and packed with savory vegetable goodness!

This is a seriously decadent tasting yet healthy recipe you will not regret making! It may even become a family favorite to bring loads of life to your table. I created this recipe for a personal chef client of mine. She has lost over 130 pounds (!!) and under the advice of her trainer limits […]

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Pineapple stir-fried shrimp with guacamole and jicama chips: Re-think nachos.

So, I would pick this dish over traditional nachos any day. I know this doesn’t apply to everyone, but nachos are just not my thing. I ate a LOT of nachos growing up, I remember my brother and I grating HUGE blocks of cheese over tortilla chips most days as an after school snack. I […]

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Maple-Dijon-Herb Roasted Chicken – Simple, delicious & amazing enough for company!

This = delicious! Simple too.   Here is the recipe for Maple-Dijon-Herb Roasted Chicken. This is repeatedly requested by my personal chef clients, it is easy but wonderful enough to be guest-worthy too!   Serve with a beautiful salad and a bit of the drippings poured over the salad, or roast a bunch of root […]

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Sausage & Sage Stuffing – Healthified recipe with gluten free options

This is a recipe from my eCookbook you can grab for only $3.99 (or even FREE), Mesa de Vida’s Healthy Holiday Table. This is a life saver if you want a healthified, homemade and DELICIOUS holiday celebration with all of the planning taken care of! All of the classic recipes, healthified PLUS an option for […]

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