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Quinoa Salad, It’s a Meal

This salad is packed with protein and great if you are living gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian or vegan.  If you need meat in what you eat, add it, but it can stand up on it’s own.  When adding the corn, my favorite is to grill a couple ears, cut off the kernels and add […]

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Chipotle Burgers Topped with Tomatillo Salsa

I love the smoky flavor of chipotle and cumin.  It can really change a boring corn soup into something exciting.  Well it can do the same for ground turkey.   In my effort to eat less beef, I’ll be making burgers this month with ground chicken and turkey with a little sausage added in once in […]

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Vegetarian Huevos Rancheros- Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Another quick fix meal for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack time that is gluten free and dairy free.  The key is to have already made the corn tortillas, refried beans and salsa.  You could of course use some purchased from the store. The only other ingredient used was 2 scrambled eggs, 1 per tortilla.  Warm […]

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Buffalo & Beef Chili with Goats Eyes

It’s been cold and damp for the past few days so I was very happy that Chili was on my menu.  I’ve had this package of buffalo on my inventory list for some time just waiting to be used.  I had found it hiding at the bottom of my chest freezer when I had finally […]

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Shrimp Tostados

These little treats are great for breakfast, lunch or dinner and even as appetizers.  What could be more versatile?  You can also use whatever protein suits your fancy.  Beef, pork, chicken or even keep it vegetarian with peppers and onions or chipotle mushrooms.  They are also gluten free and casein free.  ¡Buenos Dias! Ingredients: Corn […]

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Chipotle Shrimp

Shrimp is a wonderful mild pallet in which to paint your favorite combination of seasonings.  It is also a very quick fix protein for your meal.  Pair up these spicy Chipotle Shrimp with Tostados, Pizza, Tacos, Fruit Salsas, rice and refried beans and whatever else you can imagine.  Remember the two secrets to cooking shrimp: […]

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Creamy and Regular Tomatillo Salsa -Gluten Free & Casein Free

I will warn you up front, this is hard to stop eating.  The flavors dance on your tongue and cause you to keep picking up chip after chip and dipping and eating.  I couldn’t stop myself.  This is a great salsa but an amazing creamy salsa too.  I will find many ways to use these […]

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Chipotle Shrimp

These shrimp are a quick go to meal around my house.  I change up the spices for whatever mood I’m in and this is my chipotle version.   Thawing and cleaning takes the most time.  If you purchase shrimp already thawed, cleaned and deveined all you need to do is rinse up and dry to get […]

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Mexican Vegetable Frittata -Gluten & Casein Free

I love the one pot/pan meals, it makes clean up fast and easy.  I also love frittatas because you can add in whatever you have on hand.  Keep this in mind as you create your frittata from this recipe.  If I use an ingredient that you don’t have or don’t like, change it up with […]

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Turkey Fajitas and Beans with Homemade Tortillas

Today I spent the day watching the festivities just down the road from Washington, D.C. What a grand day for our country to watch the peaceful transfer of power and to its first African American President.  There is a strong feeling of hope in our country again.  I can’t wait to see what is born […]

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