Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Almond Shortbread

GLUTEN-FREE DAIRY-FREE ALMOND SHORTBREAD First off…this is not completely my recipe – I found it on King Arthur’s Flour website, here.  But I did tweak it a bit and made it dairy-free, also. I have my own almond flour shortbread recipe here,  but it does have flour and real butter. The texture of these is soft…

Pure comfort…

FRENCH ONION TURKEY MEATLOAF OR French Onion Soup Turkey Meatloaf – ’cause all the flavors are in there.  Yes, they are. This takes a little longer because you do have to caramelize the onions, but it’s so, so worth it.  Just for the smell in your house alone!  You need two medium onions (about 1…

Easiest pot roast in the world…!

ITALIAN DRESSING POT ROAST This is my husbands favorite – ever, ever.  I don’t remember when I first made this or where I got the inspiration – maybe it was his Gramma, way back in the day – can’t recall, but have been doing it like this for years.  It’s SO easy and always turns…

Harvest bounty in a bowl!

MY FAVORITE VEGETABLE SOUP You can’t get more basic than this!  It is so good on wintery day.  SO good. Simple, easy, extremely full of nutrition, and vegan, even…unless…you want to add some chicken, turkey, ground beef, even hunks of firm fish…whatever you like.  Anything goes in this pot o’ deliciousness! The following is how I usually make…

Because…pudding!!

BLUEBERRY LIME COCONUT CHIA PUDDING Luscious, decadent, creamy, lite, zingy, cool…I could go on. This chia pudding is just plain refreshing.  For breakfast, snack, dessert – yes, lets! I recently started eating mostly vegan – trying for 90% on average.  (I was vegetarian before that, so if I decide to have something off the vegan…

Royal Blues

BLUEBERRY COMPOTE There’ll come a time in your life when you neeeeeeeeed  this gorgeousness.   Blueberries, citrus, and a little vanilla…this is perfect as a sauce, jam, or when warmed, even a syrup.  Add to plain Greek yogurt, into ricotta,  a protein shake, over my Oatmeal cottage Cheese Pancakes, or rolled in my Crepes with a…

Just lovely!

    LEMON RICOTTA PANCAKES So gorgeous, light, fluffy, and softly scented with sunny lemon…pure joy on a lazy morning! I used plain syrup, but lemon curd or raspberry syrup would be wonderful, too. ~~~~ 1/2 cup flour 1/4 cup almond flour 1 teaspoon baking powder pinch of salt pinch freshly grated nutmeg 1 cup…

Love them from your oven…

OATMEAL-PRO BREAKFAST BARS I remade a classic Oatmeal Cookie recipe into a protein breakfast bar that is full of fiber and other tasty things, just right to keep you going til lunch.  Yes, it’s high in carbs, but they are the stick-to-your-ribs type and should give you a slow burn to keep you from crashing…

Yes, please!

ALMOND QUINOA PROTEIN GRANOLA BALLS I do love my No Bake Protein Cookies…yes, I do.  But, for some people (and I can’t believe I’m saying this out loud) chocolate isn’t wanted.  These are full of good-for-you carbs and not too sweet. These are prefect for mid-afternoon cravings and have enough protein to hold you over…

Smooth Operator…

CURRIED RED LENTIL SOUP When you’re in the mood for something decadent tasting but not a heavy meal, this will do just fine.  Silky smooth and slightly spicy, with an exotic bent that is luxurious and comforting, this soup takes no time at all.  I used chicken broth, but using vegetable broth makes it completely…