gluten-free

BBQ sauce has always been one of my summer staple condiments but, more often than not, is made with high fructose corn syrup. It was about time I tried making my own homemade from scratch to avoid it and eliminate excessive added sugar. Condiments like bbq and even ketchup and cocktail sauce that massively consumed [...]

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I’ve always envied morning people. It has always been a challenge for me to get up no matter what time it is. For the past year, I’ve been having fun teaching classes at 8 or 9 am most days of the week. Despite hitting snooze at least twice, I know it is important for me to [...]

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Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved Cool Whip. It was a perfect summer treat with a few strawberries as a light dessert. When I learned how bad it really was for you, filled with chemicals, I stopped eating it. But alas after tasting the whipped coconut cream topping at the vegan ice cream sundae [...]

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For Valentine’s Day, I decided to make my favorite cookies, French macarons. I have never attempted to make them before and was actually nervous. Thankfully, I had all the necessary ingredients and kitchen tools on hand, which is surprising since I use them probably twice a year. Macarons are made with almond flour making them [...]

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I shared on Instagram yesterday a new chicken meatloaf recipe. I forget how easy they are to make and convenient to have on hand. They don’t need additional flavor, but the mustard lover that I am, had to put a bit on top. I bought 4 small jars at Stonewall Kitchen over Christmas and was [...]

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Finally, today I’m sharing a recipe that is a victory for my kitchen. I’ve been obsessed with the lemon ginger nama shoyu special sauce that Life Alive (a restaurant in Cambridge) puts on their goddess bowls. I started trying to recreate it back in the late fall and finally mastered it. The sauce goes great [...]

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A traditional muffin recipe is made with butter, milk and lots of sugar. It’s basically a cupcake that is not covered in frosting, which I guess is supposed to make it a reasonable option to start your day?! I do love muffins, especially Morning Glory, the kind with carrots, walnuts and raisins. It reminds me [...]

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Thanksgiving for me is a time to indulge but also sweat. As a 29 year old who kicks her own ass 5 days a week, a 5K isn’t cutting it before I sit down to enjoy my stuffing and pumpkin pie. For some people, that may be enough but for me, it’s not. If you [...]

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I am so excited to share with you a gluten free and paleo friendly stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving. I was shocked at how good and similar this tasted to the real stuff. It does have cranberries which are usually sweetened with sugar and may be off limits for strict Paleo dieters. If that’s you, just [...]

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Things I’m Loving

November 19, 2013 · 7 comments

I posted a mini gift guide late last night featuring two of my favorite athletic items that I own. Over the past month, I’ve discovered quite a few new products that I’m obsessed with and wanted to share with you. Some are for you to try to enjoy the holidays without gaining weight and some [...]

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