Gluten Free Whoopie Pie

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There is something enticing about sinking your teeth in a soft sandwich of gewy marshmallow between two delicious chocolate cookies. It’s been on my mind for a couple of weeks and I finally made it for the kids.  I’ve only heard this kind of excitement a couple of times, mainly when opening gifts at Christmas! However, these are in fact …

Minty Avocado Dip

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Hi guys.  Here’s a quick recipe for a favorite snack of mine.  I add it to sandwiches, as a side with grilled meats and serves as my breakfast at times with some rice crackers. Healthy, filling and fast! Save the avocado pits to be added to any smoothie you like.  It adds a nutty flavor and offers cancer-fighting, digestive and antioxidant …

Greens and Brown Rice with Roasted Almonds

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A trip to the Farmer’s Market is necessary to wet the appetite and juice creativity.  I don’t know if that applies to everyone but certainly true for a foodie.  Shopping for food is the most joyful shopping I do, I could spend hours.  As for the Farmer’s Market, it’s no exception.  However, I avoid it on the weekend because it’s …

Green Energy Smoothie

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A beautiful Spring day in the South calls for a not-so-average breakfast.  A nutrient-dense delicious smoothie that can keep you running all day, not to mention full and satisfied.  This has been my breakfast for the last week while traveling.  With variations along the way to keep my taste buds stimulated, I can see a addiction on the way.  Not …

Spiced Kale Chips

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Hi there.  I’m still here and really wanting to share recipes.  A year later, I’m still on my detox diet and working really hard to reach a wholesome state of being. Although quite difficult at times,  it has been an enlightening path this detoxing thing.  I have had the opportunity to creatively explore our food and reinvent our meals.  I …

Gluten/Sugar Free Apple Cranberry Tea Cakes

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Another beautiful Fall day here.  A busy week ahead, in the kitchen prepping for three back to back birthdays (hubby and kids).  The kids’ parties this year are especially challenging seeing as we are still on our detox diet.  I have been developing, testing and adjusting recipes last week, and I have found the cake part quite easy in relation …

Gluten Free Carob Cake (Faux Chocolate Cake)

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UPDATE: Added a vegan version at the bottomYears ago, carob was traditionally used as a sweetener in Lebanese baking.  To this day, many Lebanese love mixing carob molasses and sesame butter (tahini) to make a delicious sweet bite after a meal.  The molasses is made by soaking the carob pods in  water and reducing the extract to make a thick …