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Risotto Balls- gluten free

Ever since watching a movie where they served risotto balls as an appetizer in a nightclub, I have been wanting to try to make risotto balls. I found the perfect night to make them when our friends were planning to come over for dinner, along with the daughter who is a fan of white rice, among other bland foods. These risotto balls are anything but bland, yet they are perfect for someone with a less adventurous palette.

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Butternut Squash Soup-Vegan

Perfect for a chilly evening dinner. Even our almost 3 year old enjoying his Sopa! I bought a butternut squash at the supermarket and had successfully made baked cubes of it for the holidays. I thought I could make that again, or I could try something different. I just guessed what would taste good in the soup and went for it!

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Party Platter made easy! Artichokes Taro Pancakes Recipe

I grew up with artichokes bushes in my parent’s home so I was taught to love artichokes. Its tough to find the perfect artichoke, but here is a way to get your little one to enjoy this tasty simple vegetable. It’s an amazing toddler friendly recipe and great for party platters! The key is locating taro root in your local supermarket which can be tricking depending on your residence.

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Ginger Pumpkin Soup- vegan

I had a leftover can of pumpkin from Halloween and I did not know what to do with it. It as a chilly day so I thought, lets make soup. My son who had never attempted to eat soup before even tasted it and asked for more. The soup didnt turn out as thick as planned. It turned out better!

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Pasta salad gluten free- its surprising delicious

All in all, I choose the prepare the simplest, healthy, “Collette’ friendly,” option on the list to prepare. The list even stated to make it Gluten Free! I looked up how in the world to make a pasta salad. Again, it never crossed my mind to make pasta salad since the dishes I have tried at parties or restaurants have tasted horrible. Additionally, the recipes I found did not sound delicious, therefore I took the idea and created this wonderful recipe. The bowl had only two more servings left at the conclusion of the party.

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Pulled Pork tacos- pressure cooker recipe!

I have been telling myself to make an attempt at making pulled pork for a while but I just was not quite sure how to go about it. With the recipe I found and with my usual alterations to make it completely “Collette- friendly,” I did it with flying colors.

I knew I hit a bingo with this recipe when I expected the cooked meat to last us about 5 days worth of dinners, but my husband and son could not get enough of it…5 pounds of meat barely lasted us two meals.

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Pork Quinoa Tenders Recipe

There are so many gluten free chicken recipes out there. Why not try eating something other than chicken, gluten free, that is encrusted with quinoa or potato or anything else that is naturally gluten free?

My household believes you can eat Quinoa with any meal.

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Not just in South America! Eat Beef Empanada anywhere. Recipe inside

My son is an empanada lover! Its tough to find gluten free empanadas at restaurants and the grocery store, so I told myself, I have to figure out how to make them at home. It only took me 4 attempts….

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Turmeric Almond Encrusted Cod Recipe

Looking to take what could be a boring, bland fish, into an amazing meal? Pair with Chilean inspired guacamole and warm corn tortillas for taco night! Or just sprinkle with lime juice. So yummy Sous Chef Rhys, who is picky about fish, even approves!

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Crab cakes anyone?

I said to myself, lets try to make Gluten Free Crab Cakes! It can’t be that tough and my new oven needs to be used anyways.

My husband kept reaching for more and said they tasted like a regular crabcakes, which is good when you are trying to replicate a recipe that was originally made with gluten in it!

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Arugula Salad with Baked Goat Cheese Guacamole Toppers

Let's end the summer season with a combination of flavors that pop in your mouth.

This past Labor Day weekend we were asked to bring a salad for a BBQ. While doing my yogalates (combination of Yoga and Pilates) I asked myself, which salad?

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Labor Day Gluten Free Quinoa Burger Bonanza

I have been trying to think of ways to spice things up for meals and make a different type of ground beef burger that my toddler will still enjoy. Quinoa came to mind!

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