Black Bean Brownies + A Plant Powered For Life Giveaway

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Update: The giveaway is now over, but I'd love for you to check out the Black Bean Brownie Recipe and read my review of Plant Powered for Life by Sharon Palmer. I think you'll love them both!These Black Bean Brownies with Walnuts from Plant-Powered for Life by Sharon Palmer are the most delicious "healthy" brownies you will ever taste! Heck, they might even be some of the most delicious brownies period. … [Read more...]

Pamela’s Figgies and Jammies Gluten-Free Cookie Review and Giveaway

Pamela's Mission Fig Figgies and Jammies Gluten-Free Cookies

These gluten-free Mission Fig Figgies and Jammies cookies from Pamela's take me right back to my delicious childhood! I'll be honest and tell you that I don't buy cookies very often. Note that I am not saying I don't eat cookies, but my preferred tactic, especially when SiSi and Big Tex are asking for cookies, is to make them myself/ourselves. SiSi has even gotten to the age {12 going on 22!} where she can walk to the grocery store near our house with her friends to pick up any ingredients we might not have on hand. This tactic, IMO, means … [Read more...]

CeliAction Study: National Study to Help Advance Celiac Disease Research

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of the CeliAction Study, and approved by the FDA.  As a registered dietitian working closely with the celiac community, I believe this to be an important area of research, as cross contamination or accidental exposure to gluten is a common complication with my celiac patients, and within the celiac community as a whole.  I encourage you to share this post with anyone you think may be eligible for the study, as well as anyone who may also want to help spread the word about the CeliAction Study.  If you have any … [Read more...]

Coffee Talk + Fresh Strawberry Chia Baked Oatmeal Pie

Strawberry Chia Baked Oatmeal Pie

Pull up a seat because we're having pie tonight.  As in Fresh Strawberry Chia Baked Oatmeal Pie. … [Read more...]

Marvelous Magnesium {Part 1} + A SuperSeedz Pumpkin Seed Giveaway

Bananas Foster Breakfast Bowl w Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds

Did you know pumpkin seeds are nutrition superstars when it comes to magnesium? Oh, and did you also know that one of my favorite new healthy gourmet snacks, SuperSeedz Pumpkin Seeds, is packed with magnesium {over 40 % of the daily recommended intake!} and other healthy stuff??? Now you know. I've got a delicious SuperSeedz giveaway for you to enter, but let's talk magnesium first, because it plays a key supporting role in hundreds of chemical reactions in our bodies, yet it also happens to be one of the most common nutrient deficiencies … [Read more...]

10 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Almonds + A Fabulous Almond Giveaway!

10 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Almons + An Almond Giveaway

Last February 16 was National Almond Day, and in honor of the day, and thanks to the generosity of the Almond Board of California, I was hoping to share some of my favorite healthy and delicious ways to enjoy almonds with you, plus I've got some fabulous almond goodies to give away to you! … [Read more...]

Add Some Bling to Your Diet with The Little Book of Thin + A Recipe for Miso Broccoli & Quinoa Salad

Little Book of Thin Review & Giveaway plus a Recipe for Miso Broccoli & Quinoa Salad // The Spicy RD

I"m thrilled to share The Little Book of Thin with you today, written by my "virtual" friend, and fellow dietitian and nutritionist, Lauren Slayton of Foodtrainers in NYC. Oh, and I've got an awesome Miso Broccoli and Quinoa Salad to share with you too! … [Read more...]

Cheers! Triple Citrus Pomegranate Rosemary Margaritas & an iPad Mini Giveaway

Triple Citrus Pomegranate Rosemary Margaritas

Update: The giveaway has ended, but read on for a delicious margarita recipe you can imbibe in all year long! I can't think of any better way to say Happy Holidays and THANK YOU to all of you, my wonderful Spicy RD friends and readers, than with a holiday cocktail party, So Cal style, complete with yummy appetizers, these {kinda' healthy} Triple Citrus Pomegranate Rosemary Margaritas, and a fabulous giveaway ~ an iPad Mini, two gorgeous free e-books, Twelve Terrific Christmas Cookie Recipes by Stephanie Weaver, and Cooking Techniques with … [Read more...]

4th Annual December Fitness Challenge & Fitbit Force Giveaway 2013

2013 December Fitness Challenge & Giveaway // The Spicy RD

Note: As of December 1, 2013, I am no longer taking entries to win the Fitbit Force, however anyone is welcome to join the December Fitness Challenge so we can all motivate each other to stay fit this holiday season.  For motivation and inspiration, please follow the #DecFit hashtag on Twitter, follow my December Fitness Challenge Pinterest Board, or follow me on Facebook.  Cheers! Join the December Fitness Challenge...Run, walk the dog, play tag with your kids {or friends}, ski, play ball, ride a bike, play tennis, go paddle boarding, do … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan & My Happy Things: Veggie Burger Love, Herbal Iced Tea, & More!

Weekly Meal Plan & My Happy Things Oct 28 // The Spicy RD

Last week Mr. Spicy and I celebrated 14 years of marital bliss... Truly, I am overjoyed to be married to such an amazing husband and father to SiSi and Big Tex. But... If you're reading this Mr. Spicy you had better keep yourself on your toes, as I have found a new love in Hilary's Veggie Burgers!!! Is it possible to be in love with a veggie burger???  … [Read more...]

20 Great Ways to Start Your Day & a Real Simple Magazine Giveaway

20 Great Ways to Start Your Day // The Spicy RD

Rise and shine friends with 20 great ways to start your day, inspired by a Q & A in the October Issue of Real Simple Magazine... Want to have some fun? I'm hosting a giveaway for a one year subscription to Real Simple Magazine! Share your favorite tip for getting your day off to a great start and enter below... a Rafflecopter giveaway As always, I love hearing from you! Please join the conversation, and if you enjoyed the post, I'd love it {and truly appreciate it!} if you stumble, tweet, pin, or share the post.  And, … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Girl Every Day Cookbook Review & Giveaway

Gluten-Free Girl Every Day Cookbook Review & Giveaway // The Spicy RD

Hello Friends! Today's review of Gluten-Free Girl Every Day by Shauna James Ahern, and Daniel Ahern, aka Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef,  is short but sweet, and a little bit savory too! Um, hello homemade bacon tomato jam!!! {If you're on a vegan or vegetarian diet, it's super easy to whip up some delicious tomato jam too, sans bacon.} Get the recipe for Fried Egg Sandwiches with Bacon-Tomato Jam from Gluten-Free Girl Every Day on Cooks & Books & Recipes. I'm thrilled to be a new featured cook over at Cooks & Books & … [Read more...]

Savor Summer with an Escape Monthly Luxury Gift Box Giveaway

Savor Summer // The Spicy RD

#1 on my list of things to do this summer...Slow down and simply savor summer! I don't know about you, but the first part of 2013, was way busier than I ever imagined, and all I want to do, now that summer is officially here, is a whole lot of relaxing and goofing off! If you're like me, you may have a hard time just relaxing and chilling out at home, but, trust me, if you can do it, it's a wonderful thing! For those of you who need a little help getting started, I'm excited to share a new concept with you, the Escape Monthly Luxury … [Read more...]

4th of July Celebration & Groovy Giveaway!

4th of July // The Spicy RD

Note: The giveaway is now over, but I hope you will stay for the delicious 4th of July healthy recipe round-up!How will you be celebrating the 4th of July this year??? I know what I will NOT be doing... Hosting our usual 4th of July celebration and pool party at our house. Nope. Not me. Not this year... Instead I plan to be lounging on the beach with my family, tropical cocktail in hand, soaking up a little Hawaiian sunshine :-) Photo from our last family trip to Hawaii {Kauai} 4 years ago... But, when my Twitter friend, Dr. … [Read more...]

Super Duper Raw Power Salad

Super Raw Power Salad // The Spicy RD

How many times have you gone to a restaurant, eaten something super duper delicious, and wanted to re-create that meal at home?? Me...um, about a zillion handful of times, but then my crazy busy life takes over, and my memory gets muddier and muddier, until I no longer remember what it was about that meal, that was so gosh darn delicious. Not this time though. A couple of weeks ago, Mr. Spicy treated me to lunch at one of my favorite local eateries, Urban Plates. Usually I order the grilled wild ono nicoise salad, but this is a … [Read more...]