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Quinoa Salad With Nectarines & Almonds with Fresh Ginger Vinaigrette

Our summers in Umbria are always a very busy time, and when family is visiting I’m constantly looking for tasty, light lunches that everyone will enjoy. During the warm...

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Farro Salad With Chickpeas & Tomatoes

The family is visiting us here in Umbria and so we are busy getting healthy, delicious meals on the table every day that can be enjoyed by the entire...

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Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread

My children love banana bread for a snack and we have tried various healthy banana bread recipes over the years. Some were successful and others not so much. There...

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Blueberry Lemon Muffins

This is my favorite “go to” recipe for blueberry muffins. I love the combination of lemon and blueberries, and I use both lemon zest and Fiori do Sicilia, a...

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Gluten Free Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been looking at adding some gluten free recipes onto our blog for those that are sensitive. When I first looked at this recipe, I had a hard...

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Homemade Almond Milk

I switched from regular milk to almond milk about 6 months ago and never looked back. I use almond milk just about anywhere I would use regular milk; in...

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The Paleo Plan – Good For You, Or Too Good To Be True?

If you have been following nutrition trends over the past five years, good or bad, then I’m sure you’ve heard about the Paleo Plan, also called the Primal Plan...

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Quinoa Pilaf With Dried Cherries and Almonds

This healthy and flavorful quinoa side dish is a great staple recipe. As seen in this recipe, a Sprouted Quinoa Trio blend that I found at Whole Foods was...