Fresh Blackberry Oat Bars

"Jam" bars made with fresh fruit!!  Uses chia seeds, less sugar, less butter, and they're GLUTEN FREE!

Ever see pictures of “jam bars?”  Feel the rise of excitement that “yes, I do have all the ingredients!” only to have guilt sink in when you realize it’s really just butter, sugar, and store-bought jam?

What if we could make them healthier with a more “whole food” approach and not forgo the taste?

This is what I’ve done for you today:  Real fresh fruit.  Less butter.  You control the sugar.

"Jam" bars made with fresh fruit!!  Uses chia seeds, less sugar, less butter, and they're GLUTEN FREE!

The taste?  Just as good (better I think) than their “Jam Bar” counterparts.

How’d I do it?… 

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Cheesy Pesto Rolls

I’m in a cheesy garlicky stupor from……

{Gluten Free} Soft with gobs of mozzarella cheese and pesto.  Dip in marinara and they taste like pizza!

the most amazing pesto rolls!

{Gluten Free} Soft with gobs of mozzarella cheese and pesto.  Dip in marinara and they taste like pizza!

One of my readers sent a message mentioning her daughter loves my Cinnabon copycat cinnamon roll recipe and that she often changes the recipe into garlic rolls…. 

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Summer Vegetable Risotto

We’re gluten free. You’re gluten free. You’re probably so over rice. But risotto is more like mac n’ cheese than rice-like. It’s sort of like a creamy pasta.

lemon, dill, broccoli, tomatoes, cucumber, and feta

Does risotto intimidate you?  It did me for a little while but I soon discovered the worst part of risotto is having enough patience.  Otherwise it’s actually quite easy.  Just don’t walk away from it and you’re good to go…. 

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Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps

When you have lettuce this gorgeous a salad just won’t do.

Beef, pineapple, soy sauce (use gluten free), cashews for crunch, takes less than 25 mins

On the same note, lettuce should not be complicated.

Put flavors who adore one another together.  Beef & pineapple (try Luau Sloppy Joes!) along with soy sauce to complete the fab combo of salty and sweet.

The perfect finishing touch:  crunch in the form of roasted & salted cashews.

Time?  25 minutes or less.

Beef, pineapple, soy sauce (use gluten free), cashews for crunch, takes less than 25 mins… 

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