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Grain Free Banana Bread

Grain Free Banana Bread

One of my staple sweets was banana bread when I was in college and then living in New York City. The deli on First Ave that I lived above would actually give me their old bananas and butter to make them banana bread. I was used to having so many leftover brown bananas because I…

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Easy, Grilled, Stuffed Tenderloin

Easy, Grilled, Stuffed Tenderloin

I’ve always loved the idea of grilled stuffed flank steak. However, I’ve always been disappointed the end result. Too often they are like a pizza with meat for a crust. Ah! The perfect meal for anyone on the Atkins diet! There is either too much cheese, the steak is chewy and tough or just plainly…

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Kid Friendly Egg Muffins

Kid Friendly Egg Muffins

In my recent Kid Friendly Healthy Meal Makeover Class in San Ramon, the moms and kids got to prepare egg muffins or egg cupcakes (call it whichever gets them excited about eating it. Protein is necessary for regulating blood sugar, energy, brain function and focus so having many options for protein is important for kids…

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Paleo Key Lime Mini Pies

Paleo Key Lime Mini Pies

What I love about the paleo diet is that there is still enough leverage to make fun foods like breads, muffins and desserts by using coconut, almond, cashew and tapioca flour. I love citrus and key lime pie is definitely a favorite. When I saw this recipe, I knew I could replace a few ingredients…

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Easy French Yogurt Cake

Easy French Yogurt Cake

Chef Phoebe Schilla demonstrates how to make an easy French Yogurt Cake. Learn how to make this delicious, quick and easy cake in just a few minutes!  

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Spicy Chicken and Glass Noodle Salad

Spicy Chicken and Glass Noodle Salad

This is the latest little lunch salad or light dinner that I am crazy about. It has everything going for it—easy to make, delicious and lends itself well to variation—the type that has you using up leftover bits and pieces from last week’s farmer’s market trip. The secret is the addictively spicy-but-not- too- spicy and…

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Start Your Day with a Smoothie!

Start Your Day with a Smoothie!

Well the Holidays are over and it’s time to return to your healthy eating program. Not only are smoothies are a great way to start off the day but you can boost the nutritional value by adding a Tablespoon of flax, chia, hemp seeds (high in Omega 3’s) or protein powder to any of the…

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Homemade Dulce de Leche

Homemade Dulce de Leche

The hostess gift that I am bringing to parties this year is homemade Dulce de Leche. It’s perfect over ice cream, as a filling for sandwich cookies or just enjoyed by the spoonful. With three (little!) kids, it can be really tough to get anything done but I still want to make an effort and…

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Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls

Serves 4 as an appetizer *Vegan and Gluten Free, Omnivore Variation Available These fresh and fragrant rolls are a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet. Kids love to help make these too! For a more filling variation you can include steamed shrimp, leftover chicken, pork or even tofu in with the vegetables.…

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Apple Breakfast Pudding

Apple Breakfast Pudding

Do you ever wake up craving something sweet for breakfast, yet somehow healthy and easy too? I do! This weekend pancakes seemed like too much work and I was sick of eggs. A Dutch Baby seemed like it might do the trick, but I was too lazy to get the recipe. I decided to wing…

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