Author Archives: Jackie Mack

Creamy Vanilla Avocado Smoothie

Summer is the time for warm weather and cool downs. If you’re out exercising and need a quick nourishing cool down here’s a creamy, slightly sweet smoothie with lots of good fats in the whole milk and avocado. If you … Continue reading

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Catalonia Walking Adventure

Barcelona is a lovely city to touch down into. Our first and last hotel was located on Rambla de Catalunya, a bustling but slightly understated street very close to the ever popular La Rambla. I arrived on a Friday and Saturday … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Menu

It’s the weekend! And a long one. Most of us are getting together with our friends and family to celebrate loved ones lost and connecting with those that are important to us. If you’re in need of a side dish … Continue reading

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Huevos Rancheros for One

With Cinco De Mayo around the corner we’re all thinking what kind of new dish can we concoct for the occasion? How about a breakfast dish? This is a colorful, fresh and hearty breakfast that will start your day with … Continue reading

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Banana Pancakes

My nephew in Anchorage was excited about these gluten free, dairy free pancakes last summer. He whipped up a similar recipe and served them. And of course, I so appreciated the gesture. I do miss gluten sometimes…pancakes are one of … Continue reading

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Greek Chopped Salad

Fresh salads are always a welcome add to a lunch or dinner menu. This salad has a crunchy, fresh and flavorful taste and the feta adds a rich filling protein. It really could be a lunch or dinner on it’s own. … Continue reading

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Pico de Gallo

Fresh back from a trip to Mexico, we were the lucky recipients of home cooked Mexican fare daily.  We acquired recipes with the ingredients but not exact measurements so creativity is key. Pico de Gallo was served at breakfast with eggs … Continue reading

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Cranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry and orange together always remind me of Christmas because my mom made a smashing cranberry orange bread. I found a grain free muffin recipe on Paleo Newbie and adjusted it a bit to my liking of more cranberries and a … Continue reading

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Veggie and Cheese Frittata

If you just can’t imagine taking another bite of turkey and the fixings, here’s a light breakfast option without the meat. A stovetop frittata is a quick, simple and healthy breakfast, brunch or anytime of day meal. It can be served … Continue reading

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Apple Crisp

Fall season has arrived and ’tis the season to find every kind of apple you can imagine in your grocery store. One of my favorites treats this time of year is apple crisp. This version is a adapted from a recipe in my … Continue reading

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