Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Cream

Blueberry and Goad Cheese Salad with Honey Walnuts

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Grilled Asian Chicken Thighs

Strawberry Basil Green Smoothie

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Grain Free Toasted Coconut Cookies

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Chopped Green Salad with Macadamia Nut Oil

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Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

When I was growing up, my family took a few vacations to the Gulf Coast of Florida. Many of the restaurants we went to offered barbecue bacon wrapped shrimp on their menus. It became a popular entree for members of my family to order.

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Barbecue Sauce

When I was following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, I couldn’t use bottled condiments and sauces because of the added sugars and additives, which motivated me to make a barbecue sauce from scratch that I could use with some of my favorite recipes.

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Peach and Burrata Salad

This salad reminds me of Italy because all of the meals I ate there were made with a few simple and fresh ingredients. The dishes didn’t need much added to them because of their high quality components.

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Thai Green Smoothie

Drinking this Thai Green Smoothie is a refreshing way to start the day. It tastes clean and healthy. I like this smoothie because there are so many benefits to each of the ingredients. Enjoying them all in one drink is a huge win for the day.

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Dairy Free Cilantro Ranch

Ranch dressing is an American staple for kids and adults alike. Unfortunately, the bottles lining the shelves in grocery stores are full of processed ingredients and chemical preservatives. Making it from scratch is easy though.

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Grilled Asian Chicken Thighs

Grilled Asian Chicken Thighs are on the dinner rotation at my house year round. They are a guaranteed hit. I always make extra to add to salads or wraps for my family’s lunches the next day.

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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

This fresh, light salad was inspired by the popular Mediterranean-Middle Eastern tabouli, which is traditionally made using bulgur wheat. In this recipe, the bulgur is replaced by quinoa, making it gluten free.

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Grain Free Granola

When I was following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, I couldn’t eat grains of any kind. I really missed granola, and back then, I couldn’t find any grain free varieties in stores so I created this recipe using nuts, seeds, and coconut flakes.

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Grilled Lamb Lollipops

This recipe is on repeat at our house in the summer. I fire up the grill as often as I can after our long Minnesota winters. These little lamb lollipops cook up quickly and are always a crowd pleaser.

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Spicy Watermelon Margaritas

I really enjoy a good margarita. Drinking one transports me to a beach and puts me in vacation mode. In the summer, it is nice to take advantage of the seasonal options and use fresh watermelon for a twist on this classic cocktail.

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