Moroccan Braised Beef


  I’ve been in a bit of a rut with cooking lately. A little too much chicken – if you know what I mean. I get this weird itch to expand my culinary horizons every month or so, an itch to try something new. I have a couple go-to spots…

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Chicken Tamale Pie


I found this recipe on Food52’s Instagram feed – a great place for food inspiration, but NOT a great place to find fat loss-friendly eats. Good thing I never let that stop me.   I made a few changes to this recipe: Reduced fat – I reduced the amount of…

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Thanksgiving Throwdown: Part 4

The reason I fill my Thanksgiving dinner plate with mostly turkey and non-starchy veggies is quite simple…. SO I CAN HAVE DESSERT!   I have a killer sweet tooth, and I no longer make apologies for it! In fact, embracing the sweet things has actually taken away their power, whereas going…

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Gluten-Free Cranberry Shortbread


Adapted from Bon Appetit Makes 16 squares INGREDIENTS For the crust: 1 c. Pamela’s Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Mix 1/4 c. coconut sugar or Sucanat 1/4 tsp. sea salt 1 stick of chilled, unsalted butter, cut into 1/2″ cubes For the filling:  10 oz. fresh cranberries 1/2 c. coconut sugar or…

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This is a new concept to me, but I’m learning that many families “pre-game” before the big dinner on Thanksgiving Day. They have appetizers and drinks before the big meal later in the day. From a former client and email subscriber: “I don’t know how other families do it, but…

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