Greek Kale Salad

Free of Wheat, Eggs, Dairy, Grains & Nuts

Greek Kale Salad DressingI created this salad for a neighborhood BBQ this weekend and it was a hit. A perfect mix of textures and flavors, not to mention healthy AND delicious, this salad is my new favorite.

Typically, I do not like bottled dressings, so stumbling upon this Goddess dressing felt like striking gold! There are a few different brands to choose from, find whichever one you enjoy the most or make your own with a combination of tahini, cider vinegar, red wine vinegar, garlic and lemon.

This recipe is dedicated to all of my ladies battling PCOS. Kale, garbanzo beans and tahini are great foods for many health reasons, but they are especially good for helping manage PCOS.

Ingredients:
Serves 4-6

1 Can Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed
8-10 Kale leaves, striped and...

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Potato Soup-Dairy Free!

The other day, my boyfriend’s mom ordered potato soup when we were out to lunch and it looked so good, I had to go home and try my hand at a dairy free version. When I told my boyfriend I was using coconut milk, he was skeptical but I assured him the coconut flavor would not come through and of course, I was right… The butter substitute, broth and salt really rids the milk of any hint of coconut, leaving instead, a rich, delicious cream imposter.

Potato Soup

Ingredients:
Serves 6-8

10 Large Red Potatoes, Peeled and Cubed
1 Onion, Chopped
3 Celery Stocks, Chopped
2 Tbsp Grapeseed Oil
3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
2 tsp Dried Thyme
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pepper
4 Cups Low Sodium Chicken or Vegetable Broth
3 Tbsp Butter (I use Earth Balance Butter Substitute)
1/4 Cup Gluten Free All Purpose Flour (I used Bob’s Redm...

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Mexican Breakfast Casserole

I am always in search of new breakfast ideas that don’t include eggs, grains or dairy. One thing I do love for breakfast is potatoes. I usually try to stick with sweet potatoes but once in a while I feel the need to splurge on regular ol’ potatoes.

As many of my recipes do, this one came to me as an effort to clean out my fridge, use up some veggies and make a stock pile of food for my next few weeks of trips. What is so great about it is it’s versatility. For the meat you can use turkey, beef, pork, chicken or, if you want to forgo the meat, tofu or extra beans would work great too. Just like the meat, any veggies that you have on hand you can toss in there.

For the cheese, I use a hard goat cheddar instead of cow’s milk but you can use cow’s milk cheese or a vegan cheese (Daiya is a grea...

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The Reason For My Absence, Revealed!

Hello all!

I know I have been absent from here for a long time and you may be wondering where I have gone. I have been impatiently waiting for the right time to tell you about the latest development in my life.

photo(1)My simply amazing boyfriend and I are having a baby!

This news came as a complete shock to us, especially considering my long-term battle with PCOS. After 4 at-home tests and confirmation from my doctor, the shock turned into reality and the excitement -along with the baby- began to grow quickly!

That being said, developing recipes, writing about food, eating food, LOOKING at food was impossible for me during my first trimester so instead of lowering the quality of my posts, I made the decision to take a break until my disdain for food passed...

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Finding Balance in Turbulence

PonderingWow, it’s been a while since I’ve written! There has been so much going on in my life the last few months that I’ve strayed far from my love– and my readers! I have a tendency to focus my whole attention on one thing at a time and completely ignore the rest. It is the same struggle with balance I have fought my entire existence which begs the question, “How does one find balance in turbulence?”

Life will be smooth sailing for such a period of time that you feel it is finally safe to turn off that “seat belt sign”, stand up and take a stroll when suddenly, out of clear air comes a fierce jolt of turbulence that sends you flying. Your sense of self, happiness and confidence is replaced by fear, reaction and emotion...

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