whole wheat pumpkin chocolate chip bars (refined sugar-free)

October 20, 2014 Halloween is next week and it is a big day for treats!  I'll admit, the last few years I haven't posted any sweets before Halloween because I figured there's plenty of candy to go around.  Who needs another food from the sugar category?  Upon rethinking, I've decided there is room for higher quality treats, especially when the options might otherwise be supermarket cupcakes with artificially-colored frosting, marshmallow ghosts or candy corn brownies.  Yikes!  I can't handle it and neither can my blood sugar, mood and skin. It's really hard...

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Five Friday Favorites 10.17.2014

Happy Friday, everyone!  Is it me or are the weeks FLYING by?  I've got some new favorites to share!   neat-os I am crazy about these neat-os bags.  Rachel, the founder of neat-os, came to one of my cooking classes and gave...

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Five Friday Favorites

Hi friends!  A few of my cooking class students suggested that I post onto my blog every week a few of my favorite products that I mention on Instagram, Facebook and in my classes.  They thought it would be...

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What You Should Know about Luncheon Meats and What I Buy Instead

Now that school is back in session, I know we are all in lunch-making mode, among other things.  I always talk about how important it is to ensure the kids get enough protein throughout the day, especially when they...

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cauliflower mashed potatoes recipe

cauliflower mashed potatoes My husband has no choice but to eat what I make every night because there are no other options and the man does not cook.  That said, if I'm being totally honest, I think he would rather eat lasagne and cheeseburgers over quinoa and brown rice bakes.  I do,...

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turkey and pinto bean sloppy joes recipe (vegetarian version, too!)

turkey and pinto bean sloppy joes Last summer, my son came home after two weeks at sleep-away camp and couldn't wait to tell me about an amazing food that I obviously had never heard of or eaten.  He assumed this because if I had ever enjoyed such culinary perfection, I would have surely been delighting...

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Apple Pie Granita recipe (refined sugar-free)

apple pie granitas My grandparents had a cute place in the Pocono mountains when I was growing up.  We would go for a week in the summer and occasionally for a long weekend during Thanksgiving and Presidents' weekend.  Summers were the best though, because we were always outside playing badminton or bocce...

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