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5 Books (sort of) That Influenced My Life

November 5th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 6 Comments
5 Books That Influenced My Life

{You’re reading the 5th post in a 30 day series called The Thankful 30: A Month-Long Celebration of Gratitude. Catch up on every post here. Receive each day’s post in your inbox by subscribing here.} In our exploration of gratitude this month, I couldn’t help but toss in some books that have impacted my life […]

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Cherry Coconut Chiller

July 10th, 2012 at 7:07 am · Post a comment · 10 Comments
gluten-free cherry coconut smoothie

There were days last week where I literally felt that if I stepped outside I would melt into the sidewalk upon contact. I’m sure many of you can relate. This summer has been a sizzler! All the more reason to load up on fresh, watery fruits and veggies, right? I have been in no mood […]

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Hello world!

February 15th, 2010 at 6:06 pm · Post a comment · 1 Comment

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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My Thanksgiving Menu

November 20th, 2009 at 2:02 pm · Post a comment · 1 Comment

The moment you tell people that you love to cook–that cooking is your passion, your life, your favorite thing in the whole world to do–they usually ask one question: so what are you making for dinner tonight? But around this time of year, the question changes to: what are you making for Thanksgiving? Or, what […]

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Cranberry-Pecan Date Balls

November 9th, 2009 at 1:01 pm · Post a comment · 4 Comments

With the holidays just around the corner, I think it’s about time that I started sharing some good old holiday recipes–all made a little bit healthier, of course. And I can’t think of better way to kick off this wonderful season than with these scrumptious date balls. I’ve been making variations of date balls for a […]

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Passion Defined

September 4th, 2009 at 12:12 pm · Post a comment · 2 Comments

It’s 6:23 a.m.  Truth is, I’ve been awake since 1:47 a.m.  This is weird.  Normally, I’m a 9:30-6:30 sleeper.  Out like a light, sleep like a rock, wake up at 6:30 on the dot without an alarm.  Last night was completely out of the ordinary. I awoke wide-eyed in the wee hours of the morning.  […]

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The Perfect Vinaigrette

July 31st, 2009 at 5:05 pm · Post a comment · 1 Comment

“A vinaigrette is one of the simplest preparations in the sauce lexicon.  At its most basic, it requires only two ingredients: oil and vinegar.  However, as many accomplished cooks can attest, turning these ingredients into a dressing that transforms unadorned greens into a finished, well-balanced salad isn’t simple at all.  Vinaigrettes can sometimes seem a […]

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Pasta with Caramelized Corn and Tomato Sauce

July 20th, 2009 at 11:11 pm · Post a comment · 2 Comments

This yummy dinner is easy, flavorful, and fresh.  This is definately a summertime recipe.  The corn offers sweetness and color, the tomatoes bring tang, and the ground turkey bumps up the protein in the dish.  Garnish with some parmesan cheese and basil.  Serve with a tossed green salad and you’ve got a perfect summer meal. […]

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In Hallie’s cookbooks you’ll find gluten-free, dairy-free recipes made with whole, natural foods.

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I'm Hallie Klecker, a professional recipe developer, author, and passionate gluten-free foodie. As a certified holistic nutrition educator, my goal is to inspire others to live a balanced, nourished life through eating well and living pure—one bite at a time. Learn more.