Eggplant Rolls – Baked

I spent a large part of the holiday season home due to the fact that one of my dogs (Pip) had cancer surgery again.  Since I had soooo much time on my hands I chose to spend it in my happy place...the kitchen!  As you know I love to cook but in doing so I also lve to just play with food and see what happens.  As a child my om always said "don't play with your food" and of course she meant mucking around on my plate.  However as the years went on I decided literally playing with food was fun.  Do...
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Wonton Wrapper Spinach Lasagna

Ok I have to start this by saying this is equivocally one of the best lasagna dishes I've ever had let alone made! I find that most lasagna with noodles (gluten-free or not) are very heavy as it is with pasta dishes.  Oh and by the way this particular one is not gluten-free but could be modified easily.  So because they are so heaving and I always feel cruddy afterwards; I virtually don't eat pasta much at all.  It's high in fat and a pain to make but this! So lately I have been trying mor...
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Gluten Free (or not) No Yolks dish

This is one of those open the fridge, pull things out and hope for the best.   And if I do say so myself this was seriously tasty! Although I would've like a few more ingredients such as maybe some peas and tomatoes, I figured what I had was a good jump off point. Ingredients: 2 Onions 3 carrots 1 box baby spinach Veggie Chicken substitute (obviously you can use regular chicken) Garlic Salt Pepper Basil Parsley Oregano 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVO) or butter 4...
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Vegetarian Cabbage Casserole with Quinoa

 "Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all" ~ Harriet Van Horne Rainy, cool, dark days like this I find myself seeking these creature comfort foods.  But then with my European upbringing any excuse is a good one for cooking.  :)  Ive done regular cabbage rolls which are pretty much the same as this but as everyone knows it’s quite a tedious undertaking to make them.  And really of course the casserole tastes just as great and is the same thing with a whole l...
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Peanut butter and banana smoothie

Like many others I have gone on a smoothie kick and as much as much as I have cringed from time to time when adding ingredients I have to say that so far (operative words here..."so far" ;) ) they have all tasted amazing!! I am a huge proponent of smoothies as a snack for your little ones as it gives them all that good stuff they often don't want to otherwise eat.  And if they like Peanut butter and bananas....you're in like flint with this one! One thing I like to do because I like thicke...
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Cauliflower Veggie Pizza (gluten free or not-your choice!)

I’ve been a pretty quiet on the blog the last few weeks.  I've been trying to get my groove and keeps up on posts but then summer stepped in!  Between the busyness and the viruses it's certainly kept me off-line for the most part. You know how "they" always say that "its" going around; well I certainly hope that none of you or yours were privy to the "it" that went around this summer.  I have to say that was by far the most ill I've been in a very very long time.  A freaky viral thing that th...
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Gluten Free whole grain bread.

One of the things I miss the most since having gone gluten-free is a really good whole wheat bread.  Not just whole wheat bread but one that can be eaten fresh or toasted.  Well I have to say I've go t it!! Oh my gosh this is by far the best Ive made thus far...whole what that is.  It's got a really great texture so it doesn't fall apart as soon as you pick it up or in the toaster which as you know is not fun.  You're hungry and waiting for that piece of toast, up it pops and you go to grab ...
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Cool Cucumber Dip

OK so if you haven't had this before now is the time to do so!!  It is a perfect light cool snack to have on these ridiculously hot humid days.  You can have it with whatever type of crackers or flat-bread or dipper that you prefer. It's super easy and quick to make and just needs a bit of chilling and setting time and you are good to go! For those of you that are calorie conscious there is no need to worry here. Cool  Cucumber Dip Ingredients 2 cups seed, peeled and finely chopped cucu...
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Gluten Free Crunchy Oat Bars (do not need to be gluten free if you prefer)

I've been know a time or two to cook when stressed (just a time or two ;) )  Truth be told it is an amazing stress reliever and something that I love to do.  So poking around in the kitchen certainly isn't a hardship for me. This is my first go at these and they turned out amazingly tasty1  If I was to change one thing that would be to not roll them out quite as thin as I did...close but not quite.  It just resulted in them cooking a little quicker than anticipated and I really prefer things ...
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Stuffed Zuchinni Boats

As a vegetarian I am always in search of different veggie recipes and I have got to say I hit the jackpot with this one!  I have no idea why Ive not posted it before as I make it so often. : ) One of the things I really like about it is that its very forgiving and you can mix it up.  Obviously I don't eat meat but I did many years ago and something that would pair nicely with this is chunks chicken or even bacon mixed in with it.  So if you have leftover chicken one night you could pop it in ...
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