Dairy Free Eggnog with Coconut Cream

I’m hosting Christmas Eve this year for the family. And what would Christmas Eve be without eggnog? It just wouldn’t. So, I’m planning on making dairy free eggnog with coconut cream instead of the traditional heavy cream. Yes, the eggnog is for everyone, but the diary free part is just for me. WARNING: This holiday devil drink is highly addictive, so if you were looking to keep your calorie intake in check over the holidays, I would just nix it. Substituting the coconut cream for the heavy cream only cuts about 30 calories per cup out of almost 800! I’m not a fan of feeling like I’m fighting a losing battle over the holidays. So I plan to partake. You … Read more…

Gluten Free Turkey Meatball Soup with Fennel

The colder weather, longer nights, and the absolute gluttony of Thanksgiving have me spent mentally and physically. I’m feeling like I need total body and soul cleansing. So, I decided to create one for myself with this gluten free turkey meatball soup with fennel. Yes, fennel! I recently tried fennel for the very first time in a recipe I found for braised center cut pork chops and it was divine. Since then, I’ve done some research on this wonderfully aromatic and delicious veggie and found out that it is also off the charts in health benefits. First, and probably its greatest health benefit, is that it helps reduce inflammation, which is what I need most at the moment. I’m feeling … Read more…

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