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…

Bacon Wrapped Honey Mustard Chicken

What’s for dinner? I don’t care! I’ve been, well, a mom lately, and I haven’t had much time for anything else this week, not even cooking. And as much as I love to cook, it’s just not worth it for me to spend a lot of time on dinner for my kids. There’s nothing worse that slaving all day in the kitchen just to hear “I don’t like that” before it even touches their lips. But, because I was once that little girl, sitting at the table, not liking anything and never wanting to try anything new, I have no choice but to understand my kids limited palate. It’s called a picky eater and it is every child, to one … Read more…

Saffron Cauliflower Rice

A good friend suggested cauliflower rice a while back. I’m always excited for a new alternative to grain, but always a little wary on how these alternatives end up stacking up to the real deal. Either way, I figure anything is worth a try. From what I’ve read, there is pretty much only one way to prepare cauliflower to create rice and I’m here to share. First, it’s obvious why they named it cauli”flower”. Start by pulling back the leaves to expose the cauliflower head. Then cut off the leaves and any bad spots you might see on the cauliflower. Remove the stem. Now cut the cauliflower florets away from the stalk. Place the cauliflower florets in a food processor … Read more…

Wishing for a gluten-free flour that acts like wheat flour

So I’ve been on mission to find a good, no I mean great, gluten-free flour for baking. This is one reduction in my diet that I feel has improved my overall health. For one I noticed that reducing my intake of wheat flour in general has curbed my appetite as well as given me more energy. You know that feeling that you get after you have one cookie, where you just want one more, then just one more and then you find that you’ve eaten a whole box? Or that slice of cake that you have, that immediately after eating your body is like wah, wah, wah…zzzzz. I don’t get those feelings anymore now that I’ve reduced my wheat gluten … Read more…

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