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  • three measuring cups of gluten-free grains, stacked on top of each other

    6 Gluten Free Kid Friendly Lunch Ideas and Cross Contamination Tips

    Raising nearly a handful of kids, two of which have a gluten intolerance, I have learned a few tricks along the way. Lunch time is a crazy time in our home, as I’m sure it is in yours. Today, I’m sharing a few precautionary cross contamination measures we take in our home and 6 easy […]

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  • Cool summer salad of ancient grains, pine nuts, and veggies make a delicious, nutritious  side dish

    Mediterranean Quinoa Recipe

    Cook nutrient-dense quinoa until it’s light and fluffy, dress it with lemon juice and olive oil and then add these Mediterranean treasures: fresh mint and parsley, toasted pine nuts, feta cheese. Recipe reprinted with permission from Feeding the Whole Family (third edition) by Cynthia Lair (Sasquatch Books, 2008). Inspired by a recipe by a student […]

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  • Quick and Easy Asparagus Socca Recipe

    Quick and Easy Asparagus Socca Recipe

    If you love asparagus, enjoy stretching a few spears per person into a main dish. The creamy center of the socca completes the tender richness of the roasted, then baked asparagus. If you don’t love asparagus, focus

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  • Healthy and Wholesome Quinoa Salad

    Healthy and Wholesome Quinoa Salad Recipe

    This quick and portable quinoa salad has it all: complete protein, whole-grain goodness, orange and green vegetables, fruit, and a small amount of healthy oil. This mix means

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  • Strawberry Vinaigrette

    Special Occasion Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe

    This fresh spring variation on raspberry vinaigrette makes a low-fat, high-taste topping for salads. Let it elevate a salad into a special-occasion meal by serving it over Red Sails lettuce, grated carrots, chickpeas, green onions, and raisins — topped with strawberry slices — as shown.

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  • Ratatouille French Vegetable Medley Recipe

    Ratatouille French Vegetable Medley Recipe

    Where better to begin your baby’s culinary exploration than in France with this classic medley of fresh vegetables and seasonings? French cooking made simple for your entire family! Bon apetit, bebe!

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  • Artichoke Rosemary Pizza Recipe

    Artichoke Rosemary Pizza Recipe

    A great way to make a quick homemade pizza is to use fresh pizza dough from your local market.  You can  marinate artichoke hearts for three days, or you can

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  • Hearty Italian Sausage with Fennel and Grapes Recipe

    Hearty Italian Sausage with Fennel and Grapes Recipe

    The pairing of sausages and grapes, which may seem unusual, has a long history in Italian cuisine and is really delicious. This hearty country-style dish is very easy to prepare. We like the way the sweetness of roasted grapes, fennel, and onion forms a perfect backdrop for

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  • Scrumptious Coconut-Crusted Salmon Recipe

    Scrumptious Coconut-Crusted Salmon Recipe

    This is the kind of crusted fish dish that’s seen on menus at high-end restaurants, yet this recipe is surprisingly easy. It’s quick enough to whip up any time you crave a special treat.  The Asian-inspired crisp topping of coconut and Japanese tempura-style bread crumbs contrasts beautifully with the

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  • Velvety Coconut Chile Sauce Recipe

    Velvety Coconut Chile Sauce Recipe

    Just four ingredients combine to form a tasty, mellow sauce that has intriguing hints of sweetness and spice. For a change of pace, substitute 1/2 tablespoon Thai red curry paste for the

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