I love, love, love Mac-n-Cheese.  Like, seriously, in love.  When I was a kid I almost literally lived on boxed mac-n-cheese.  Fortunately, I knew how to boil water so I could make mac-n-cheese all the time.
 
Unfortunately, between the gluten, the processed “cheese” (let’s be honest, whatever that stuff is, it isn’t cheese) and all of the artificial crap in it made me sick.
 
So, I was determined to make something that wasn’t going to make me sick, that tasted delicious and that was as easy to make as the boxed stuff.
 
And here it is!
 
What’s Smart & Sexy About This Dish?
 
4 ingredients, very little cooking…basically, if you can heat something on a stove and press “start” on the oven, you can make this.
 
No gluten, no dairy AND tastes delicious. What can be smarter or sexier?
 
You’ll thank me later :)
 

Mac-n-Cheese

 
[serves 4-6]
 
(Gluten-Free,...
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Tasty Asparagus and Brown Rice

Asparagus is an amazing spring-time treat. Sautéed with olive oil, salt and pepper or cooked over the grill it’s quick and easy to enjoy.
 
Among other things, Asparagus is great for:
 
* strengthening female hormones
* promoting fertility
* relieving menstrual pain
* easing constipation
 
* reducing phlegm and mucus
 
I wish I could say I came up with this recipe on my own…I didn’t. It’s from 101 Cookbooks.com  and, in my book qualifies as very Smart & Very Sexy…and..too good not to share.
 
The pictures were from a cooking class I taught a few years back. Everyone LOVED the dish, I have no doubt you will as well!
 
Note** When you cook the brown rice ahead of time, this dish is super easy to make and always a hit!
 

Tasty Asparagus and Brown Rice

 

[Serves 4-6]
 
INGREDIENTS
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 or 2 14-ounce cans of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), drained
2...
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Summer Paradise Millet

Are you looking to get out of your breakfast rut?
 
 
This quick and easy breakfast recipe will help you get out of your breakfast rut and feel energized!
 
And, in the process it will help to regulate your blood sugar levels, provide you with lasting energy and the pineapple and toasted coconut will give you a taste of summer-time paradise.
 
Often thought of a bird food and overlooked, I think that Millet is one of the Smartest and Sexiest of all the cereal grains.
 
In the treatment of blood sugar imbalances, Millet is the preferred grain. It also has the richest amino-acid protein profile of all of the cereal grains, the highest iron content, is gluten-free and can be either found in the bulk section of your local natural foods store or online (there are soo many great recipes you can make with millet, I highly suggest trying different things with it!).
 
The great thing about this recipe is that it is easily adaptable.  After you cook the...
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake (Gluten-Free; Dairy-Free)

There is nothing like a warm chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven. And, there's nothing like a delicious chocolate chip cookie cake for celebrations...especially one that's delicious AND free of gluten, dairy, eggs & refined sugar!

Ingredients:
Dry Ingredients:
2 cups Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 All-Purpose Gluten-free Baking Flour 
1 1/2 cup Coconut sugar 
1/4 cup Flax meal 
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt

 

Wet Ingredients:
1 cup coconut oil (melted)
6 T unsweetened applesauce
2 T vanilla
1 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (or chips of your choice)

 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 ºF.

Line baking sheet with parchment paper (I use a 15x11 baking pan, you can use something smaller, just change the cooking times).

In a medium bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.

In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir until a dough is formed.

Gently fold in the chocolate chips until they are...

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Chocolate Hot Chocolate & Mousse (non-dairy, no refined sugar)

dairy-free gluten-free Dec 08, 2020

This recipe, like many of my others, happened purely by accident.

I made a delicious sugar-free Hot Chocolate then put the leftovers in the fridge for later. When I went to heat it up again, it was solid in state and I realized that it was as good (if not better) than the Hot Chocolate.

Because I like really easy recipes, I did some simple tweaks and this Chocolate Mousse was born. And has been HIT overtime I bring it with me to parties.

Some things to know:

I make in a Vitamix—I haven’t tried it in a regular blender so I can’t guarantee what it will turn out like (a friend did it and said it was good).

If you really love chocolate--double the recipe to make A LOT.  While that may seem like a lot, when you try it, you will be glad that you have so much. What I typically do is portion out 1 cup servings and have one (or two, lol) a day.

Feel free to add your own flavorings to change it up--I'm a big fan of mint and chocolate together or cinnamon, the...

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