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Low Carb Bleu Cheese Burgers

You may not think of burgers as a flavorful go-to meal if you’re on a gluten free or grain-free diet, but these Low Carb Bleu Cheese Burgers can pack a serious punch. You’ll forget all about the bun! I recommend making your own hand-pressed patties using fresh ground chuck over the pre-made and pre-seasoned burgers… Read More


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A Sprinkle of Chives

As sure as I believe there’s a heaven above, I also know that people LOVE to add a little excitement to their dinner plate! Chives are a favorite. Possibly even parsley.   Wishes for garnishes are most commonly fulfilled by slicing and twisting lemons. Or perhaps you make ribbons from carrots or turn strawberries into… Read More


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Keep It Stocked & Simple

I like to follow the KISS rule for the kitchen: Keep It Stocked & Simple. The goal isn’t to be the best cook, but instead to be smart, mindful and passionate in the kitchen and really, in everything I do. I’ve learned that simplicity and smarts make for fantastic, easy and healthful meals! The more… Read More


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Summer Burgers

Summer Burgers are no different than Winter Burgers, except the pace of life is sweeter and slower and the veggies you make ‘em with are fresh and in season! Summer Burgers (makes 6-7 patties) Ingredients: 2 parts ground pork and 2 parts ground chuck, about 1 ½ lbs  2 eggs Handful of fresh spinach  Handful… Read More


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Light Lunch Love

My best bet for staying fit and healthy is to have a high protein, light gluten free lunch. Sometimes I’ll go out for lunch, but I mostly make a small meal at home because I can control portions and quality much more easily. Eating light for lunch is super satisfying, plus quick to prepare and… Read More


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Bach Burgers and Tchaikovsky Tacos

I do this thing where I find some splendid, fresh, healthy produce that I love and make LOTS of different meals with the same ingredient. First it was spinach, and it all started because of Costco. They have these very large bags of fresh spinach… They’re like a throw pillow! It does shrink down when… Read More


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Delicious Citrus

When I first moved to Florida, my father-in-law Fritz used to eat fresh grapefruit from his backyard over the sink. It’s such a good memory of him—that and his love for peanut butter and jelly. Instead of wasting time going out, he’d rather be sailing on his sailboat, The Guffey. We have a spot in… Read More


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Enhance with Veggies

When I’m famished, I love coming home with an arm full of fresh foods to prepare from the market. I also love working in an immaculate kitchen with an impeccably clean counter space. I’ve got a lot of chopping to do, and am ready to get down to business! Especially if it’s a meal enhanced with… Read More


Dougie’s Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. (Wikipedia) My experience with rosemary is almost zero. When I did use it, it came from a jar right off the grocer’s shelf. So when my son… Read More