Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

I love soup!  I know everyone says it, but in the Winter I am all about soup.  I am constantly trying out new recipes for soups.  This one was perfect for a family reunion we were having and I needed something easy and light because my Aunt was bringing my grandma’s traditional stuffed cabbage.

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is the perfect dish to throw into a crockpot, or a soup pot (if you don’t have one).  I have cilantro in this recipe and my knowledge on this is… you either LOVE IT or you HATE IT!  Feel free to omit it if you choose, but you will loose some of the Mexican flavoring if you do.  Parsley is a fair substitute.  Sprinkle some of my favorite Gluten-free tortilla chips and you are good to go!

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My Glo-ing Green Smoothie

Glo-ing Green Smoothie

I first heard about the “glowing green smoothie” from the book The Beauty Detox Diet by Kimberly Snyder.  I thought there was no way I could drink/eat this smoothie she created.  I made it in my regular blender…somewhat chunky…bits & pieces got stuck in my teeth, but it wasn’t as bad as I had thought.  Flash forward 2 months into drinking this smoothie and it quickly became one of my favorite quick breakfast favorite or snack.  It really does give you an energy boost and when paired with some of my Almond Crunch Craisin Oatmeal you are starting  your day off great!

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Almond Craisin Crunch Granola

I was inspired this summer, after a visit with our dear friends, to make my own granola.  My friend had introduced me to a product Healing Home Foods, where it’s mostly raw and some “baked” products…Check it out if you want to take your foods to another level.  After almost devouring her Granola, I had to try and make my own.   It is gluten-free and has a low glycemic index.  My kids have been eating it by the handfuls, as well as my husband who can’t get enough of it sprinkled on top of his plain greek yogurt in the morning!

Gluten-free Oatmeal

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This such an easy way to make a healthy, low-fat, gluten-free Oatmeal filled with taste! I’m giving you the basics here, but feel free to add what you want and love! [Read more...]

Quick Gluten Free Spaghetti & Organic Meatballs

So as you’ll come to see, I love the old comfort foods of my childhood. But with a 21st century twist, i.e. I am more conscientious as to what goes into my mouth. With that, I discover ways to improve the dishes I like. My son was begging for spaghetti and meatballs for the last 2 weeks so I figured it was time to honor the request now that the weather turned a little cooler.  As part of my gluten-free attempt in my household I sneakily pull out the old pasta box with the new gluten free version in an attempt to trick the mind that it tastes exactly the same!

Gluten-free pasta

Gluten-free pasta

I found that this version is probably the closest thing to the old taste buds…and guess what it mostly worked! [Read more...]