Author Archives: brookecolleen

Eggplant Caprese

As the cool spring sunshine gives way to a warmer summer blaze, the really good tomatoes are returning to us. The gritty, hard tomatoes in the winter are hardly satisfying, but those sweet juicy summertime tomatoes are just delicious! This … Continue reading

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Egg White and Sweet Potato Casserole

Finding the time and motivation to prepare a healthy breakfast every day is rather challenging, so I have become a huge fan of making frittatas and casseroles that will last for several days in a row. That way, I can … Continue reading

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Cara Cara Orange

This week, I discovered this crazy delicious citrus fruit called the Cara Cara Orange. Apparently, it does not actually have any grapefruit ancestry, but it has the most subtle grapefruit flavor while still being sweet and delicious. Basically, it rocked … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Mousse Dip

For some reason, the combination of peanut butter and chocolate is just magical. This recipe uses Vanilla yogurt as the sweet, creamy base for a peanut butter mousse. It works deliciously well with apples as a dipping sauce. Or, for … Continue reading

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Homemade (Dairy-Free) Creamer

Vanilla Spice Almond Milk When a certain well-known coffee shop recently came out with the delicious Vanilla Spice latte, I was enthralled! The simplicity of a warm vanilla latte mixed with the spicy cardamom was absolutely delicious. After indulging in … Continue reading

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Cheesy Vegetable Polenta

My Texas-bred Uncle Ron has this incredible recipe for  Jalapeno Cheese Grits, an ultimate comfort food. My version captures the same delicious cheesy texture with lots of vegetables and without all the extra cream and butter.  This recipe is one … Continue reading

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Bell Pepper Nachos

Whenever I am craving a cheesy indulgence that I can eat with my fingers and top with creamy guacamole and chunky salsa, nachos would be the obvious choice! Enter in Mini Bell Pepper Nachos: they are super quick and easy … Continue reading

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Egg White Summer Vegetable Frittata

The skills needed to create a perfect omelet has eluded me for quite some time. Over the past several years, my travel work schedule has given me the opportunity to observe many skilled omelet makers at work in hotel restaurants. I can now … Continue reading

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Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is one of my all-time favorite desserts! Not only does it magically combine the wonders of chocolate and peanut butter, but it is full of protein and raw ingredients so it doesn’t give me that sugar crash that follows … Continue reading

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