Slicing or Dicing a Mango

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If you’ve never tried pitting or peeling a mango, take my word that it is a slimy, slippery and messy process. Unless, of course, you know a few tricks. You’ll find a plethora of methods for cutting a mango, but after trying them all, I find this one is the cleanest and quickest. Peeling a… Read more »

Farmer’s Market Dinner Party

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I recently had the pleasure of providing food for a magazine photo shoot. It so fun getting to play chef and food stylist at the same time. The shoot was designed and furnished by PJ Rude of MilkGlass Rentals , and photographed by Jennifer Skog Photography, a very talented lifestyle and wedding photographer (she also did my homepage/bio photos). PJ is… Read more »

Not-A-Grain Bars (GlutenFree ‘Cereal’ Breakfast Bars)

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Did you know the Nutri-Grain Bar slogan is “Take Care of You”? I guess Kellogs didn’t get the memo that soy, corn syrup, corn starch, and “enriched” flours are really hindering your well-being rather than “taking care of you.” I’m not usually one to bash commercial food items sold in mass amounts at grocery stores,… Read more »

Lemon Parsley Grilled Zucchini

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It was over 104 degrees here today, so we opted for grilling instead of doing anything in the kitchen. I marinated chicken breasts and legs with olive oil and a 1/4 cup of my Pesto Sauce, and threw this lemon and parsley marinated zucchini on the grill once the chicken was done. The lemon and parsley… Read more »

Paleo Magazine Recipes

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I’m thrilled to be featured in the recipe section of this month’s issue of Paleo Magazine! In true AAG fashion, I created 3 recipes that will leave you feeling satisfied rather than deprived, and all without the guilt! Head out to purchase your copy (or buy the digital version) of the August/September issue of Paleo… Read more »

Zucchini Noodles

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  There’s plenty of silly names for them: zoodles, zusketti, zuttuccine. Strangely, we call zucchini “zukes” (and and cucumbers “cukes”) around this house. Because the original is just too long to say right? Call them what you wish, but Zucchini noodles are kind of like the new spaghetti squash. Or at least they are during the… Read more »

Toddler Approved Vegetables – Easy Vegetable Curry

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This vegetable curry only takes 15 minutes to prepare and is packed full of anti-inflammatory spices! It’s also night-shade free and the first thing I’ll be making when we start our 30-day cleanse! When my son first started eating solid food, he would eat everything we put him in front of him. In the past… Read more »

Heirloom Gazpacho with Bay Shrimp

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  Tomato season is upon us! We took our weekly visit to our small local Farmer’s market and the aisles looked like a sea of red, speckled with yellows and oranges from the gorgeous heirlooms that are currently in their prime. Heirloom tomato season, in particular, is my favorite time of the year. The unusual… Read more »

Creamy Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

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Last year around this time, I was severely ill and experiencing one of my worst Ulcerative Colitis flares to date. My body was rejecting any and all food and I had lost a drastic amount of weight. We flew down to Southern California to see a highly recommended naturopath and as a girl with a… Read more »