Author Archives | Danielle Kay Riendeau

The “Treat Yo Self” Sandwich

Last weekend I spent hours cleaning the house, doing laundry, and yard work. As much as I enjoyed that, I decided that I deserved a “Treat Yo Self” lunch. I thought the word “treat” and immediately thought of this sandwich. Not super healthy, but it IS super delicious!   Ingredients 2 pieces bread (I used […]

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Spaghetti (Squash) & (Black Bean) “Meatballs”

One of my favorite ways to come up with a new recipe is to take a classic dish and transform it into a healthy, gluten-free, vegetarian meal that doesn’t lose any of the deliciousness. And what’s more classic than Spaghetti & Meatballs? (Let’s all just take a moment to get the giggles out of our […]

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Gluten-Free Vegetarian 4 Course Holiday Dinner

On New Year’s Eve instead of going out to a crowded party or bar, we decided to stay in, cook ourselves a wonderful dinner, play games, drink wine, and enjoy each others’ company. And honestly, I think I prefer my NYE that way! The dinner we made was four courses, gluten-free, vegetarian, EASY, and delicious.

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Guiltless Alfredo Spaghetti Squash Bake

I got a head start on my new years resolutions after Thanksgiving (goodbye rib-crushing Spanx!), and tried to make some new recipes that were very healthy and low in calories, but just as savory and filling as my not-so-low-calorie dishes. And I think I nailed it. This is a super easy weeknight dinner, and allows […]

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Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

I’ve never been a huge fan of apple pie. I know it’s un-American, I have no idea why! But I DO like apple crisp….a lot. And it turns out it is pretty easy to make gluten-free! Recipe came from my mom, and we modified it to make it GF with delicious results!

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Amazing Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Since my Celiac diagnosis a year and a half ago, and subsequent gluten-free diet, I have come to hold pretty low expectations for gluten-free baked goods. Store-bought bread, muffins, cookies, etc. are always just slightly off in texture or taste, are usually a bit dry and crumbly. So I never really tried baking anything at […]

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Classic Pumpkin Pie

Now that it’s fall, I figured I should probably learn how to make a pie. You may have noticed that I have little to no dessert, bread, or sweets recipes on here. I’ve never been much for baking…the exact measurements and times always messed me up, and I’d inevitably end up missing a crucial step. […]

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(Almost) Healthy Potato Soup

You’ll find in the next few months of me posting recipes that I have a serious soup obsession. How can you NOT eat it every day in the fall/winter? Really. Anyway, I love creamy, rich soups, and I especially love making them secretly healthy. Or at least healthier than the traditional recipes. But come on, […]

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Cream of Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup

The days are cooling off, the nights are feeling pretty chilly, which means it’s officially soup season! I recently got an immersion blender, and just had to use it, and tomato soup seemed like the perfect way to test it out. Turns out it’s amazing! Possibly my new favorite kitchen appliance. So easy and effective, […]

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