Non-Fat Salad Dressing Bursting with Flavor

Have you ever tried Low Fat Mayonnaise? Seriously, who’s evil invention was that stuff??!! The new fitness plan we are on calls for a leaner menu. And while almost all of the food/recipes are completely whole food based, they do call for a couple of ingredients that I might not…

Did Someone Say Organic Cookie GIVEAWAY?!

Way back in the day, when I first created the website Go Dairy Free, there were just a few fledgling special diet companies out there. One of the first ones I made contact with was Gak’s Snacks. Jill, the mother of a child with multiple food allergies, created a peanut-free,…

Homemade Strawberry Julius … The Ultimate Workout Reward!

  Whew! 5 days into the new fitness program and it is definitelly kicking our butts. Thank you all for your inspiring comments the other day, we are keeping motivated! Thus far my husband and I have done three days of 90-minute cardio-type weight and muscle training (can we say torture?), an hour of…

Don’t Forget Mom!

The clock is ticking … just over a week until Mother’s Day. I am doing my best to plan ahead so I don’t end up in a last minute panic calling a local florist where my mom lives. In fact, I gathered together some of my top Mother’s Day Foodie…

Sinful Cinnamon-Apple Sauté (Breakfast or Dessert?)

Actually, this little dish isn’t sinful at all, but that title just sounds so good doesn’t it? Well, this saute does produce tender, juicy apples with a wonderfully rich, sweet, and cinnamon-y syrup, rendering it indulgent enough for a healthy dessert. However, I had it for breakfast. I ate it on its own as a part…

Easy Veggie Udon for Ramen Lovers

Earlier this week, I needed something to go with two salmon filets I was baking. Since I was craving some carbs, and it was a little too late to whip up a batch of bread … and I wasn’t patient enough to wait for brown rice to cook, I decided pasta was…

Taste & Create: Sautéed Lemon-Garlic Broccoli(ni)

Is there such a thing as too much broccoli? No seriously. The fact that I ate half a pound of broccoli in one sitting doesn’t indicate that I have a problem does it?  Perhaps I have a slight love for those little green trees, or perhaps this recipe was just…

Virtuous Whole Grain Banana Muffins

In case you haven’t noticed from my past recipes, I am always looking for ways to use up those leftover bananas. For some odd reason, I purchase the same amount of bananas year round, regardless of our internal demand. In the summers, morning smoothies ensure that we go through at…

“Buttermilk” Banana Pancakes Made with Love

Oddly enough, my husband and I had our very first date on Valentine’s Day.  I know, I know, not the best day for a first date, but it worked out well I would say. Yet, because we are frugal, we never go out on the actual day of to celebrate. There are…

Homemade Hamburger Buns in a Jiffy

Ever have one of those times when a hamburger or veggie burger sounds so good (say, for example, right before watching a Super Bowl game), but you don’t happen to have any buns on hand?  Problem solved. These hamburger buns are insanely fast to whip up, because they do not require any rising time…

Comment to Win Gourmet Sweets from Divvies!

Yes, the spirit of giving is alive and well!  This week Divvies is offering a gift package to two of you!  Simply leave a comment below and tell us your favorite type of popcorn … caramel, candied, kettle, chocolate, “buttered,” cheesy, or simply salted … however you like it just share…