The days get shorter, the sun sets a little earlier, the temps are slowly creeping into sweater or jacket weather, our garden is nearly spent and over the past couple of weeks, I’ve seen some pretty cute back-to-school photos in my social media feeds. But there’s one more final end-of-summer get-together before the onslaught of football and all things pumpkin; actually, we plan to gather family and friends around our table even after summer ends – and most likely our meals will include something grilled. Sometimes it’s brisket, chicken or smoked turkey breast, but quite often it’s something as simple as a great burger. [click to continue…]

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GLUTEN-FREE LATE SUMMER PEACH PIE WITH ALMOND STREUSEL

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It was nearly 20 years ago when I packed up my house in the Pacific Northwest and moved to the Midwest; I didn’t know anyone here other than a few young adults from my church who were attending the same college I was going to attend. August was also the first time I’d ever heard […]

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GLUTEN-FREE FRIED GREEN TOMATOES WITH FARMER’S RANCH DIP

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The cicada’s are back, the weather is typical for this time of year: hot and humid and The Professor and I have enjoyed quite a bit of time outdoors in our garden. We have already planted second crops of some veggies and we had a successful first harvest of honey from our bee hives – which […]

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GLUTEN-FREE PEACH DUTCH BABY

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The Professor and I have been spending our summer working outdoors, digging in our garden beds and fighting off the critters for our share of the vegetables; so far it’s been critters who have reigned supreme but we’re replanting and hope we get to enjoy more than a handful of this year’s veggies. Such is […]

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GLUTEN-FREE BACON, LETTUCE, AVOCADO & TOMATO WRAP AKA ‘THE BLAT’

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Even though it’s been continuous rain with brief moments of sunshine, our summer temperatures have still been quite hot – mid to upper 80s with humidity above 60 percent. And that means it feels more like 100 degrees . . . and while it’s great for my garden, this kind of weather isn’t great for […]

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GLUTEN-FREE SOUR CHERRY DOUGHNUTS WITH CHERRY-VANILLA GLAZE

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How’s your summer so far? While the calendar says that summer has indeed begun, our weather has not quite cooperated – the rain has been relentless with flooding and I swear the kamakaze mosquitos fly in formation with me as their number one target – oof!

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HUMMUS FRY SAUCE

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Well hello there! The Professor and I have been traveling these past six weeks on a summer abroad session with 14 college students to Italy; it was exciting, it was fun, it was a learning experience and if I’m being honest, it was, at times, bone-tired exhausting. But we’re back and good Lord, July 4th […]

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GLUTEN-FREE THAI-STYLE NOODLE SALAD

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This Thursday, May 21st, is National Hummus Day and as a Sabra Tastemaker, you knew I’d be writing about hummus this week, right?? I think I’ve mentioned before, I avoided hummus for years because I had convinced myself I wouldn’t like it – made from strange things (to me) like chickpeas and tahini made me super […]

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ASPARAGUS SALAD WITH CHOPPED EGG

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I cannot believe a week has passed since we landed in Italy. Our time in Milan and seeing the Expo will absolutely the highlight of our year; it truly is a spectacular event and if you have an opportunity to visit, please don’t miss it.

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THE LIGHT IN ITALY

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6:30am. We slept with the windows open last night and wrinkled white cotton sheets cover our bodies. I hear the birds first; their songs float like notes of wind chimes in the air. The weather has been spectacular this week with blindingly-bright sun and pale blue skies.

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TACO SALAD WITH CRISP BELL PEPPER DRESSING

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It appears I’m always running behind – from current fashion trends to food-centric holidays with Cinco de Mayo being no exception. If you find yourself scrambling for something quick and easy to serve, this might be the recipe for you – but first, I’m going to share a bit of our recent trip The Professor and […]

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