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hese Zucchini Ribbon Skewers are so elegant and pretty to look at, even non zucchini lovers are going to be all over them!

Seriously... how cute and sophisticated are those little zucchini skewers? Don't you wanna just reach through your screen and grab one or two?

These little guys, they're just the perfect accompaniment to any grilled meat, or fish, or chicken. I think they would even be the perfect sideshow for your next corn party! In fact, they're so darn cute and tasty, they might very well end up stealing the show! 

I'll give it to you, they are a tad tricky and delicate to put together — I mean, it would be so much easier to just slice your zukes super thick and throw them on the grill — but I think their good looks alone make them worth the extra effort. That and the fact that, when sliced this thinly, zucchini becomes so super tender and almost creamy...

I think these guys are a guaranteed winner this grilling season! So why not go ahead and make a batch... or four? Cuz yeah... they're gonna disappear fast, so you might want to at least double, if not triple that recipe...

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Clafoutis is a traditional French dessert that's sort of a cross between a flan and a cake. Super refreshing and easy to make, this Gluten Free Almond Cherry Clafoutis not only is delicious, but it's filled with all kinds of good stuff that'll do your body good!

Here's another recipe that I'd originally created many many years ago and recently decided to give it a little bit of a face lift...

This time, though, I chose to make quite a few changes to the recipe itself and not just redo the photos... Firstly, I wanted to make the cake gluten free, and also too, get it to be much closer to the "real deal"... Indeed, I found the previous recipe to be a tad too cake-y and not quite flan-y enough; so I tweaked a couple of things, and the result was amazing! In fact, they far exceeded my expectations!

Not only is this Gluten Free Cherry Clafoutis very true to the original version of the dessert, but it's a damn delicious one at that! I even had my stepdad — who happens to be a former pastry chef and teacher at a well renowned culinary school  — taste it, and he said that it was fantastic! Light, creamy, soft and velvety... one would never guess that it contained no flour or added sugar. He said I could've fooled him anytime! HA! Music to my ears!

If you are a fan of cherries and are looking for a really light and refreshing dessert that you can serve on any occasion this summer, look no further. This is it right here!

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As tasty and refreshing as it is fun and unique, this Zucchini Carpaccio Salad is filled with wholesome and nutritious ingredients that'll do your mind and body good! 

This is a recipe that I'd originally created over 6 years ago and just decided to revamp a little bit...

The original recipe was pretty much perfect as it was, so I didn't change anything to the list of ingredients. The only thing that I did differently is that I chose to draw the water out of the zucchini before adding the rest of the ingredients to it. Not only does this extra precaution give the zucchini a much crunchier texture, but it also ensures that you don't end up with a puddle of water at the bottom of your plate before you're even done eating!

This is great served as a light lunch or dinner, or even as a side dish. It's best eaten fresh, but since the zucchini won't be releasing any water this time, you could very well afford to prepare it a few hours, or even up to a day in advance...

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Filled with deliciously refreshing ingredients such as cantaloupe, tomatoes and cucumbers, this Cantaloupe Tomato Gazpacho makes for a perfect appetizer or light lunch when it's simply too hot to even think about cooking! 

If you're a fan of cold soup, then this Cantaloupe Tomato Gazpacho is bound to become a very good friend of yours. Personally, I don't really care much for cold soup, as I find they tend to be rather boring, but I found myself falling head over heals for this one.

Based on color alone, this soup will probably stop you right in your tracks: it's like the loveliest shade of "summer fresh", which falls somewhere between watermelon pink and ripe tomato red, and is charmingly speckled with myriads of little flecks of deep forest green.

And just wait until you get a taste of it. The combination of flavor is simply perfect. Like really. There's nothing boring about this soup: it seems like all the ingredients are holding hands and skipping together, balancing each other out, like they were simply meant to be together.

And every single one of them is more refreshing than the next. Now if that doesn't scream of summer, I don't know what does.

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These Honey Dijon Chicken Skewers are crazy tender and juicy, super tasty with a little bit of a kick... and they're very easy to make, too! Why not throw them on the grill today?

I don't think you can ever get too many chicken recipes, can you? Especially not in the middle of summer, when grilling season is in full swing and you want to maximize every little bit of the all-way-too-short time you get to use your outdoor grill.

If you share these same feelings, then I have a real winner for you today, one that you're going to want to make over and over again... A definite crowd pleaser and a true all-purpose recipe, these Honey Dijon Chicken Skewers are great for a BBQ with friends or family, a relaxed lunch by the poolside, or a quick weeknight dinner. They're even ideal to take on a picnic — they can even be eaten cold — or potluck event...

You're looking at juicy, tender pieces of chicken in a sticky and sweet, slightly tangy and deliciously spicy glazed marinade. Definitely not your typical honey-dijon flavor profile!

A word or warning though: as it is written, the recipe is a little bit on the hot and spicy side, so feel free to adjust the amount of pepper flakes and cayenne pepper to suit your own personal tolerance to heat. Of course, you can also totally omit them if you don't care for heat at all.

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Buried under so much zucchini you don't know what to do with it? This Grilled Zucchini Salad sure is a different and tasty way to make good use of them! In fact, it'll probably have you want to go out and get more!

This time of year, zucchini seems to be everywhere and can usually be had for just a handful of pocket change... Even better, if you happen to have some in your garden, then your plants are probably producing WAY more than you can handle!

Well, if you're searching for something different to do with all that zucchini, look no further! Delicious warm or cold, this Grilled Zucchini Salad is so tasty, you'll almost be grateful to be stuck with all that zucchini, and will probably end up hitting the store to get more!

In this salad, the zucchini really has all the room to shine! It gets complemented very humbly with a handful herbs, nuts and cheese, it's soft and crunchy all at once, has nice little hints of smokiness from the grill, as well as a little bit of tangy creaminess thanks to the addition of soft goat cheese.

But really, it's zucchini at its best, and it's so brilliant, I'm sure that even non fans will love it!

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Free of gluten and refined sugar, these Honey Almond Pear Muffins are filled with wholesome ingredients and make for the perfect good-for-you snack or breakfast on the go!

It had been a while since I last came up with a good muffin recipe. Me thinks I was way overdue, and I hope you feel the same!

This time, I chose to replicate, or well to make my own gluten and refined sugar free version, rather, of some delicious Pear and Almond Muffins that my daughter bakes at work and had me taste last week.

While I stepped a little bit out of my comfort zone — I'm more of a Bran Muffin or Oatmeal Muffin kinda girl — I must say that I'm extremely pleased with these guys and can definitely affirm that I will be making them again!

Now for those of you who are familiar with my baking, be warned that these Honey Almond Pear Muffins are a tad sweeter than the ones I usually come up with, but this time, I really wanted the honey to shine through, so I went a little heavier on it.

I think you'll agree with me that it was a good call, but still, feel free to use a little less if that makes you feel better.

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Ready in mere minutes, this super tasty Cantaloupe Bocconcini Salad is so refreshing, it's guaranteed to be a true favorite this summer!

Here's a salad that's super quick, super easy to make, but that also happens to be extra elegant and wonderfully tasty and refreshing! Perfect for summer!

I haven't invented anything here: cantaloupe and bocconcini is a very classic pairing... but if you wanted to change things up a bit, you could very well replace the cantaloupe with another variety of melon, like honeydew or canary, for instance. Or even use a combination of different melons; this would also add a beautiful contrast in taste and color.

Hey, why not go ahead and even throw in some watermelon? 

Likewise, you could use feta or goat cheese, in lieu of the bocconcini, for a more intense cheese flavor...

Ultimately, just use this recipe as a guide, and then let your imagination run wild! 

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Perfect for breakfast or for a quick snack, this Orange Raspberry Bread might be free of refined sugar, but it certainly doesn't lack in the flavor department! Indeed, you're in for intense orange and raspberry flavors all wrapped up in a perfectly moist, airy and toothy package.

Well that just about sums it all! I honestly don't know what else to add... other than this Orange Raspberry Bread is probably my favorite one so far! Yeah, I know I tend to say that a lot, practically every time I come up with a new bread recipe, but I'm telling you, this one is darn close to perfection!

It has so much flavor — without being overly sweet, a perfect texture — moist, tender but sort of dense at the same time, and best of all, it's made with nothing but wholesome ingredients and not an ounce of refined sugar went into it.

Really, it makes for a great addition to your breakfast, or the perfect little snack.

There's just one thing you may want to be careful about... it's highly addictive! You'll see, it's hard to stop at just one slice!  

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As comforting as it is tasty, this Mexican Rice Casserole is guaranteed to get the whole family running to the dinner table. No need to tell them it's actually good for them!

Even better: when a dish is this good and this easy to make AND also happens to be good for you? There's no reason not to make it regularly...

While it might require a little bit of time before it's ready to hit the table, the dish basically takes care of itself. All you need to do is brown some meat, add some uncooked rice, spices and broth to it, transfer to an oven safe dish, top with a black beans, corn and canned tomatoes and then toss the whole thing in the oven.

Easy peasy crazy tasty!

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