Archives: Low Sugar

4 Ingredient, No-Bake, Oatmeal Peanut Butter Protein Balls

These power balls only take five minutes to make, have four ingredients, no refined sugar and contain protein, fiber and iron. In great contrast to my previous post about store-bought, gluten free snack cakes, these little guys are a considerable READ MORE

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

*Updated – 8/14/2012* There is no 12-step program for this addiction. My wonderful neighbor and friend has started texting me mid-day on a weekly basis, “Hey, I bought some more avocados. Will you make me that pudding?” So, I’m not READ MORE

Domino Quinoa Salad – Black Quinoa with Garbanzo Beans and Balsamic Lime Dressing

This delicious black quinoa sat in a package on my counter for far too long before I could decide something “different” to do with it. Finally, I decided garbanzo beans would be a terrific, high-protein addition, as well as black READ MORE

Perfectly Grilled Chicken Breasts

For my non-vegetarian, vegan and raw friends, I offer up a “can’t fail” recipe for grilling chicken. Chicken is one of the mostly widely consumed meats on the planet and is a great source of low-fat protein. I find this READ MORE

The Best Thing I Ate All Week! ~ Basil Shrimp Quinoa

It wasn’t that long ago that I couldn’t even pronounce Quinoa (keen-wah), let alone purposely want to eat it.  It’s a foreign concept to me as I grew up on pasta and rice and nowhere was the very ancient grain READ MORE

Cilantro Guacamole – Naturally gluten free


Merry Christmas to my extended Virginia family!  I had promised this recipe for months and have finally worked it into the baking queue. It kind of goes with “which one of these is not like the other” in the midst READ MORE