• Gluten-free Pumpkin Muffins

    September 23, 2020For The Love of Food
    • Prep time: 20 minutes
    • Cook time: 20 minutes

    Fall is officially here! It doesn’t feel much like it here in Florida, but I’m used to that. I lived in Charlotte for a few years and was lucky enough to experience the changing of seasons. Everyone says fall is their favorite, and I am right up there with them; what’s not to love about cooler weather, scarves, pumpkin, and apple-flavored treats! Inspired by Starbucks pumpkin cream cheese muffins, I wanted to make at home gluten and dairy-free pumpkin muffins. I still struggle with baking gluten-free—the consistency of some gluten-free flours just arent the same. So I used one of…

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  • Gluten Free Tortillas

    September 22, 2020For The Love of Food
    • Prep time: 10 minutes
    • Cook time: 10 minutes

    Taco Tuesday again! This week I wanted to try making homemade tortillas. In the past, I have made coconut flatbread that I made into tacos. They’re super useful, but I wanted to try something with Cassava Flour. The best brand I’ve found is Otto’s. Cassava— pronounced [Kah-sah-vah]. Known as Yuca, it is a root vegetable that is a one-to-one substitute for regular flour. Its taste and texture are like that of wheat! It is gluten and grain-free. Making this an everyday staple in my pantry! The extracted starch from cassava goes into products like tapioca and arrowroot, other great gluten-free…

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  • Jerk Chicken Thighs With Avocado & Mango Salsa

    September 19, 2020For The Love of Food
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    • Prep time: 2 hours 15 minutes
    • Cook time: 20 minutes

    I needed some inspiration for dinner last night. Pinterest is my holy grail when it comes to recipes. Pinspiration if you will, ha! and boy, it did not disappoint. Searching chicken dinner recipes, and jerk chicken caught my eye. I love Caribbean flavors, so complex; Sweet, spicy, and earthy. Also, love me some tropical fruits! When I decided on jerk chicken, I knew I wanted to do a mango and avocado salsa. All these flavors mix so well together! My homemade jerk seasoning has all the staple spices I have hanging out in the spice cabinet. Is anyone else a…

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  • Vegan Crispy Cauliflower Tacos

    September 15, 2020For The Love of Food
    • Prep time: 10 minutes
    • Cook time: 25 minutes

    Tuesdays are Tacos for dinner at my house. Each week I come up with a new and tasty recipe. Pinterest is my go-to for recipe inspiration. Lately, I have been eating less meat; therefore, I wanted to find a yummy vegan taco recipe. Voila! Crispy Cauliflower tacos were born! This taco recipe was easy to make. Using the oven to air fry, the cauliflower keeps them healthy. I did not miss having meat in this at all—the cauliflower was crisp and crunchy. I tried out Siete’s vegan cashew nacho queso dip as my cheese alternative, and it did not disappoint!…

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  • Keto Almond Flour Bread

    September 14, 2020For The Love of Food
    • Prep time: 10 minutes
    • Cook time: 1 hour

    These little bread rolls are amazing! My dietician gave me the recipe for these. I needed something new to eat in the morning that was quick to take on the go. These are perfect for freezing and throwing in the microwave for 30 seconds to warm up. Smear with butter, almond butter, or mashed avocado. How to make The ingredients are super simple. They come together to create a soft dough. These soft rolls Are great for hamburger rolls or a side of dinner rolls. All you need Almond flour Psyllium husk powder Egg whites Apple cider vinegar Baking powder…

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  • The Perfect Sweet Potato Fries

    August 27, 2020For The Love of Food
    • Prep time: 5 minutes
    • Cook time: 30 minutes

    Fries, sigh….. My favorite thing to possibly eat. Since white potatoes fall under the nightshade family, I limit my intake. I can’t say I’ve eliminated them. Now and then I got to get my potato fix. An alternative that I can have is sweet potato. Not only are delicious, but they are a great source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Vitamin A- Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes are one of the richest natural sources of beta-carotene, a plant-based compound that converts to vitamin A in your body. Vitamin A helps boost your immune system. Vitamin C Selenium- Hashimoto’s causes you to have…

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  • Curried Scallops & Butternut Squash Noodles

    August 26, 2020For The Love of Food
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    • Prep time: 10 minutes
    • Cook time: 10 minutes

    This dish was requested by my boyfriend. He loves seafood. I’m not a big fan but I am always willing to put my culinary skills to use. He found a general recipe online for this dish but I just used it as a guide. This is a great anti-inflammatory dish thanks to the curry powder. Turmeric is one of the main spice found in curry powder which gives it that bold yellow color. It is widely known to help relieve symptoms of inflammation. Having an auto-immune disease cause many inflammation flare ups. Adding turmeric to your diet is very beneficial.…

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  • Gluten Free Chicken Parmigiana

    August 24, 2020For The Love of Food
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    • Prep time: 10 minutes
    • Cook time: 25 minutes

    Growing up in an Italian family, a majority of our meals consisted of pasta (any type, we weren’t picky), homemade tomato sauce, and cheese. Lots and lots of cheese. Dinner on Sundays was always spaghetti. My parents had four mouths to feed, and pasta was the most available and cheapest dish to fill everyone up. My fondest memories are of cooking with my Pappy. He was as Italian as it comes. The smell of basil still reminds me of his garden outback. He had so many herbs growing and a lot of fresh tomato plants. He was always willing to…

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  • Paleo Banana Bread

    August 21, 2020For The Love of Food
    • Prep time: 10 minutes
    • Cook time: 1 hour

    Banana bread. Such a classic, and it has been so hard to find a recipe that tastes just like my mom’s recipe. Growing up, on the weekends, my mom would wake up and start making banana bread. The scent of it baking would lure my sisters and me out of bed. Fresh and hot out of the oven, it was simply the best. I missed being able to enjoy it. I set out on a mission to find the best recipe that fit my diet needs and tasted like my mom’s. Some recipes came out too dense. Some came out,…

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  • Chili Ginger Steak with Spicy Lime Butter Broccoli

    August 2, 2020For The Love of Food
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    • Prep time: 20 minutes
    • Cook time: 25 minutes

    This chili ginger steak packs a lot of flavors. Another Asian inspired dish— I’m beginning to notice I do a lot of Asian recipes, ha! But what’s not to love about ginger and garlic?? This recipe came from a Publix apron’s recipe card. I merge two different recipes. I like the lime butter broccoli side better from another recipe. For this dish, you can throw everything on the grill at once. It makes for easy cooking! I like a nice char to my broccoli. If I’m roasting it in the oven, I usually crank up the temperature to 375-400, so…

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