Gluten-Free Recipes

A Mouthwatering Revelation

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2009

Like probably half of the bloggers in American, I've been to see Julie and Julia since it came out in theaters a couple weeks ago. I rarely see…

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Almost Flourless Chocolate-Orange Cake and Sort of Indian Butter Chicken

Posted on May 6th, 2013

[pinit] For some reason, this month's Secret Recipe Club was a challenge for me. I blame it entirely on myself and my I-have-a-7-week-old brain,…

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Asparagus and Goat Cheese Frittata

Posted on Sep 8th, 2015

I've been working on an article this past week about farm-fresh foods that will run in a magazine in April. It can be hard to think about spring…

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Baked Chicken Tenderloins with Wine and Feta Cheese

Posted on Apr 30th, 2012

[pinit] My sister and I took my kids to the Memphis Zoo on Saturday for a few hours. We had a blast; but by the time we got back, we were all hot,…

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Balsamic and Herb Marinated Cheese

Posted on Jan 10th, 2012

I am not sure where the recipe originated. I am guessing it probably came from the pages of a home magazine, or perhaps the newspaper column, years…

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Banana Paleo-Cakes

Posted on Jan 12th, 2015

There are about a million versions of these super simple banana-and-egg pancakes. Yes, the combination sounds super weird, but it works. And these…

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BBQ Crockpot Chicken

Posted on Jul 10th, 2013

[pinit] This is one of the oldest recipes on my site. In fact, it's one of the oldest recipes in my arsenal. I remember making this in a slow…

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Beefy Enchilada Soup {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Mar 9th, 2015

Who wants a big bowl of enchilada soup today? Well, lucky you! 'Cause that's what I am serving up. Today is my first reveal with Group B of the…

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Black Bean & Corn Dip #FoodBloggerLove

Posted on Feb 10th, 2016

I couldn't help myself: I had to try this recipe for a Super Bowl party my Sunday School class had on Sunday night. It comes from Erin Brighton's…

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BLT Bites: They’ll Beg You for the Recipe

Posted on Dec 16th, 2011

You just can't go wrong with bacon, cheese, and mayonnaise, right? But when these ingredients come together with some fresh ones, it makes…

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Break Out Your Punch Bowl, It’s Time to Party!

Posted on Dec 1st, 2009

As soon as there's a nip in the air, I start to beg my co-worker and friend Joyce to bring in her cranberry punch to work. It's warm, soothing,…

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Broccoli Salad #CookoutWeek

Posted on Jul 1st, 2016

Good morning! I have one more #CookoutWeek recipe for you this week, and a reminder to go enter the great grilling giveaway! You can find it on my…

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Chicken Bog {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Jun 1st, 2014

[pinit] This month's Secret Recipe Club reveal also ended up being a culinary lesson for me.  Let me introduce you to Chicken Bog, also known as…

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Chipotle Chicken Chili {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2014

[pinit] I wish I had been able to post this recipe for your Superbowl festivities! Alas, you'll have to pick a basketball game instead to watch…

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Chocolate Date Candy {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Oct 12th, 2015

It's Fall! Maybe for real this time! Yes, in this part of Tennessee it's rarely fall before at mid-October. But every year we somehow forget about…

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Chunky Pizza Soup {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Dec 14th, 2015

You can never have enough soup recipes during the winter? Am I right? I could eat soup basically for every meal and be happy as a clam. My…

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Corn and Black Bean Sauté

Posted on Jul 21st, 2016

This is one of my favorite summer side dishes. It comes together quickly, and makes a nice alternative to a rice side for Mexican dishes. It would…

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Creamy BBQ Chicken Dip {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Mar 14th, 2016

Well! It's another month, and another chance for me to poke around a food blogger's site for the Secret Recipe Club. This month my assigned…

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Creamy Brown Rice, Mushroom, Chicken, and Spinach Bake

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2014

Sometimes, dinner is all about the meat. Oftentimes! But meat can get expensive and honestly, especially around the holidays when it's all TURKEY and…

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Crunchy Granola Breakfast Cookies

Posted on Aug 19th, 2015

These crispy cookies are chock-full of healthy ingredients. A drizzle of white chocolate might help you fool your kids into thinking they're…

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Cucumber and Radish Salad

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2015

I came across several versions of this little salad while I was working on an article about Spring vegetables last year. When I was pregnant with…

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Easy London Broil and Roasted Broccoli

Posted on Feb 25th, 2009

I'm underwhelmed by the sales on meat this week, but we make do with what we have! London Broil-3.99/lb DelMonte stewed tomatoes-1/2…

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Easy Pineapple Chicken

Posted on Dec 6th, 2013

When I was a kid my mom rotated through a few meals that we ate often: beef and barley soup in the crockpot, meatloaf, baked spaghetti, and pineapple…

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Easy Skillet Pork Chops with Brown Gravy

Posted on Apr 18th, 2013

I'm a big fan of pork chops (especially the ones I can get from a local farm). They're good slow-cooked, grilled, braised, baked, or fried, right?…

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Eating by Ancestry, Day 1 & German Beef and Tomato Stew

Posted on Jun 3rd, 2012

So this week we're eating all German, all week, as part of JessieLeigh's Eating by Ancestry adventure. For breakfast today, we had Kartoffelpuffer…

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Family Recipe Friday: Turkey Pecan Salad

Posted on Aug 21st, 2009

My mom has been here all week, which means: FOOD! For free! And I don't have to make it! I think if you're a regular reader you've surmised that…

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Family Recipe Fridays: Cabbage Rolls a la Donna

Posted on Jun 5th, 2009

Did I ever tell you about the time my grandpa called me and my sister "study German girls"? He thought it was a compliment. I have German ancestry…

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Family Recipe Fridays: Serious Salsa

Posted on Jun 26th, 2009

Why serious? Well, because it takes a lot of chopping (or hand work with your food chopper--that thing takes some arm strength!). But this is some…

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Farmer’s Market Soup: A Take on Ribollita

Posted on Jul 4th, 2010

I always thought ribollita had to be made with stale bread. Wikipedia tells me that is not so. It's simply a "next-day" kind of soup, made with…

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Gluten-Free Banana Nut Muffins with Coconut Flour

Posted on Jan 5th, 2014

[pinit] While our family doesn't eat gluten-free, I enjoy experimenting in gluten-free cooking, especially because my sister doesn't eat gluten. I…

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Gluten-Free Lemon Cake Donuts {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Sep 14th, 2015

Welcome to this month's installment of the Secret Recipe Club! It's always one of my favorite posts of the month. I love perusing a new blog and…

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Grain-Free Chili-Ranch Chicken Bites

Posted on Jan 19th, 2015

Note: This post is sponsored by Naturally Fresh® and The Motherhood, and I was compensated for my time and recipe development. All opinions,…

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Green Chile Egg Bake

Posted on Sep 26th, 2012

For a long time, the only egg casserole I ever made was the very standard one I grew up with: white bread, sausage, cheddar cheese, a dozen…

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Healthy Strawberry Popsicles

Posted on Oct 10th, 2011

This month for the Secret Recipe Club, I was given This Mama Cooks (On a Diet!) as my assigned site. If you're new or have forgotten about Secret…

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Honey Parmesan Pork Roast in the Crockpot

Posted on Feb 10th, 2012

It's week 3 of the "Good and Good for You" pork challenge here at Vanderbilt Wife. I have been so thrilled by this challenge: we've found some great…

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Indian Cheeseball Recipe

Posted on Feb 17th, 2014

[pinit] Here's a fun story about blogging that ends with a great recipe. Recently I helped throw a bridal shower for our children's minister at…

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Indian-Spiced Chicken Thighs {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Jun 13th, 2016

If I ever want to feel really lame as a food blogger (which I am not, really), a visit to Culinary Adventures with Camilla will do it for me. The…

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It’s Freezer Cooking Time in Tennessee

Posted on May 15th, 2013

[pinit] We are nearing the end of our school year here in Chattanooga. I'm sure public school lets out sooner, but the private school where we…

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Korean Barbecue-Inspired Grilled Pork Chops with True Made Foods Veracha

Posted on Jun 29th, 2016

I received a package of True Made Foods from the company. No other compensation was received for this post. For part of #CookoutWeek, I…

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Lemony Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Posted on Apr 8th, 2013

I know I've been posting a whole lot of sweet stuff here lately. But I promise, I'm eating some healthy things, too! I've been scarfing down veggies…

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Loaded Potato Casserole with Carnation Evaporated Milk

Posted on Oct 1st, 2009

I was really excited when the One 2 One Network asked me to cook a few dishes using Carnation Evaporated Milk. Well, because it makes me feel a…

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Marinated Steak Kebabs {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2014

After wondering if I had been assigned to every single person from group A in the Secret Recipe Club, I got my blog for this month. And it was Chef…

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Meatloaf Muffins Two Ways

Posted on Mar 1st, 2011

I have made Cheesy Meatloaf many, many times during the course of our marriage. It's a recipe where my husband refuses to budge; all meatloaves made…

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Menu Plan Monday / Cardamom Chicken

Posted on Sep 29th, 2008

I have a confession. I have been nearly in tears over trying to plan a menu for this week. It is totally unlike me! I guess the lost hours of sleep…

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Menu Plan Monday / Parmesan Fish, Taco Bake

Posted on Sep 17th, 2008

Y'all, I just could NOT think about the menu yesterday. I tried. I really did. I even asked Miss Carolyn what I should make this week, as she is the…

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Menu Plan Monday / Stuffed Peppers

Posted on Sep 8th, 2008

This week I am borrowing liberally from, because they have some easy recipes and if I don't want to cook, Mr. V can make them. I am…

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Mexican Corn Dip AKA Magically Delicious Dip

Posted on Mar 19th, 2012

Many, many, MANY moons ago (in 2008! Before my first child was even born!) I shared this recipe for Mexican Corn Dip. Works for Me Wednesday was…

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Mexican Rice with Chicken (Arroz con Pollo y Frijoles)

Posted on Jul 6th, 2014

[pinit] I had to laugh at myself a little bit after I made this month's Secret Recipe Club recipe. Because last month I made Chicken and Rice a la…

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Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2014

I like oatmeal okay. I mean, is plain old oatmeal anyone's favorite food? It IS healthy, though, and if you hand me a bowl cooled with milk and…

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Pineapple Raita: Because Everyone Needs a Go-To Indian Condiment, Right?

Posted on Feb 12th, 2012

When we had Indian Pork Kebabs the other night, I had a dash of inspiration. I had just been to the store and bought a big container of plain yogurt.…

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Pistachio, Cashew, and Chocolate Toffee {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Apr 27th, 2015

  I am doing a quick fill-in for someone in Group D of Secret Recipe Club, so this is my second reveal for April. Fun! I got to explore the…

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Popsicles for Breakfast! My Favorite Fun-Mom Tip

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2014

My very favorite fun-mom trick is this: make popsicles so healthy that you can give them to your kids for breakfast. They will seriously think you…

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Potato Cubes: Simple Side Dish

Posted on Apr 5th, 2010

This is less a recipe and more a technique, but I had to share because Libbie is crazy about these. I don't know whether it's the yummy roasted…

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Recipe Redux: Cheesy Black Beans and Brown Rice

Posted on Jun 8th, 2016

Many, many years ago, I shared a favorite recipe from Kelly Minter's No Other Gods Bible study, which I worked on when I was at LifeWay. It was high…

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Recipes for Black Beans – Black Beans and Brown Rice and Smothered Black Beans

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2009

I shared on Twitter yesterday that I was eating the most fantastic black beans for a late lunch at my desk (yesterday was INSANE, y'all. Just…

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Recipes from Grandma’s Cookbook: Old-Fashioned Strawberry Ice Cream

Posted on May 30th, 2012

Wait, don't go away! I don't have an ice cream maker. You can make this without one!  [pinit] When we were sorting through the things from…

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Roasted Lemon-Mustard Broccoli (Secret Recipe Club)

Posted on Jun 4th, 2012

[pinit] I simply couldn't resist the gorgeous broccoli at the farmer's market Saturday. It was the perfect day for outdoor shopping: the sky was…

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Roasted Salmon with Creamy Dijon-Shallot Sauce

Posted on Aug 18th, 2014

[pinit] Let's be honest: despite the shelves of cookbooks, I get nearly all my recipes from blogs. A couple of weeks ago I made a menu plan, went…

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Sausage Gravy Cheese Grits

Posted on Oct 8th, 2012

[pinit] Grits falls into the category of Things I Never Tried Before We Moved to Tennessee. Also in this category? Sweet tea, real cornbread,…

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Sauteed Swiss Chard with Stems Recipe

Posted on May 17th, 2011

As a woman in my child-bearing years, I try to be pretty alert to the nutrients I am taking in. Although I'm no nutritionist, from what I understand…

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Secret Recipe Club: Homemade Pizza Sauce

Posted on Sep 3rd, 2012

[pinit] Welcome to another installment of the Secret Recipe Club! My assigned blog for this month was The Pajama Chef. I was REALLY excited,…

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Shoyu Chicken Sushi

Posted on Aug 15th, 2011

Don't leave! I solemnly swear that I would never eat raw chicken. I'd never had chicken sushi either, but anything's worth a shot. OK, now that we…

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Slow Cooker Lexington Pork Barbecue

Posted on Jan 27th, 2010

Mr. V and I are on a search for the best barbecue in Chattanooga. If you have a suggestion, please, do tell! We tried Rib & Loin, which I liked…

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Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin in Garlic, Herb, and Red Wine Sauce

Posted on Jan 28th, 2012

Right now I am participating in the most fun and interesting blog campaign I've ever done. The Pork Board and Publix are promoting "the other white…

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Soul-Satisfying Pork Chops with a Good Dose of Healthy

Posted on Feb 4th, 2012

Pork Chops with Sofrito and Saffron Rice   It's week 2 of the Publix Pork "Good and Good for You" challenge (if you missed it last week,…

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Soy Marinated Pork Tenderloin |

Soy-Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Posted on Nov 27th, 2017

The first Christmas we were married, Mr. V and I spent alone in Nashville. We went and saw family over Thanksgiving, and planned on seeing more a…

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Stewed Lentils and Tomatoes – $5 Dinner Challenge

Posted on Feb 2nd, 2010

After hearing Jo-Lynne talk all the time about her love for Ina and reading somewhere that most of the Barefoot Contessa recipes are whole foods, I…

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Strawberry Cashew Milk Smoothies for #FoodBloggerLove

Posted on Feb 10th, 2016

Hey guys! Today is all about showing LOVE to a fellow blogger. The lovely ladies of The PinterTest Kitchen organized this #FoodBloggerLove event -…

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Strawberry-Beet Popsicles (or Smoothies)

Posted on Jan 13th, 2016

I've said it before and I will say it again: my kids will eat basically anything if I puree it and put it in popsicle form. Spinach? Yep. Mango?…

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Stuffed Peppers in the Crockpot: Works for Me Wednesday

Posted on Aug 10th, 2010

My cousin, Tricia, recently created a recipe for Italian Stuffed Peppers. They looked good to me, but I thought I would miss the tomato sauce that…

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Sweet and Sour Salmon & Pecan Chicken

Posted on Jul 21st, 2008

Have I ever mentioned how much I love Pioneer Woman's lasagna? It received the greatest honor when recently we were at Grandma's house and I…

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Sweet Potato and Sausage Hash

Posted on Jan 26th, 2016

Many years ago, I did this thing called Bargain Meals of the Week with 5 Dollar Dinners. I would take the Publix ads and find dirt-cheap deals, and…

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Taco Soup for the Slow Cooker

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2007

[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:1] I love an easy taco soup when it's cold outside, don't you? I like a can of hominy thrown in, but it won't make a…

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Tangy Baked Brie for the Holidays

Posted on Nov 1st, 2012

I have to say, my favorite part of the holiday feast is usually the appetizers. I live for dips, as exhibited on Pinterest. A simple relish tray…

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Tart Lemon Ice Cream {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Apr 11th, 2016

I got an ice cream maker for Christmas this year. It's the attachment for my KitchenAid, so I love that it's not really a whole other appliance to…

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Thanksgiving Recipes: Cranberry Chutney and Cherry Cheesecake Pie

Posted on Nov 13th, 2011

I shared these recipes on Vanderbilt Wife ... three years ago! They are still two of my favorite holiday recipes and make an appearance pretty much…

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THE Cheesy Meatloaf Recipe

Posted on Mar 27th, 2014

[pinit] There are very few recipes from his mom that my husband insists I make and make it THAT WAY. Number One: Pumpkin cookies. Number two:…

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Tilapia with Honey-Tangerine Sauce

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2011

Do you ever buy ingredients for a recipe ... and then not make it, for weeks? Or is that just me? I kept putting off making Sauteed Tilapaia with…

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Tropical Green Smoothie {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Jun 8th, 2015

  My feelings about smoothies have completely changed since my mom bought me a Vitamix. It used to be that I didn't like smoothies very…

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Vegan Blackberry-Coconut Smoothies

Posted on Feb 11th, 2013

[pinit] My sister was here this weekend, and she is not only gluten-intolerant but also eating VEGAN right now. You can imagine that was a bit of…

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