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Seafood Lovers Collection #Foodie

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by Sheila Cooper Thomas at

Seafood Lovers Collection #Foodie @FoodiebyGlam @Foodie

My husband is a huge seafood lover and he is what inspired this Foodie collection.  I like some seafood, and dislike others.   A lot of it has to do with preparation.   I can’t eat cold shrimp, but love battered and deep fried, or grilled or pan fried shrimp.   Lobster, not a favorite of mine, but lobster bites that are battered and deep fried.. YUM!

I found these recipes to be of interest to me, and things I plan to cook for my hubby and myself.   Do you like seafood?  What is your favorite, and least favorite?   Tell me your best recipe you have ever made, and I might add it to my collection.

Disclosure ~  Living Smart Girl is bringing you this great sponsored post in collaboration with  #Foodie @FoodiebyGlam @Foodie

Gluten Free Oatmeal Nut Butter Cookies



Gluten Free Oatmeal Nut Butter Cookies

If you are looking for a quick, yummy, very few ingredients and Gluten Free cookie than you can stop searching and make this one.


1 1/4 C.   Nut Butter  ( I used 1 Cup Almond Butter and 1/4 Cup Peanut Butter)

1/4 C.  Nutella

2 Eggs

1  1/2 tsp. Baking Soda

1 C.  Brown Sugar

1/2 C.  Gluten Free Oats

1/2 C.  White Chocolate Chips  (you can omit these or use whatever kind you like)


Mix all ingredients.   Drop by teaspoon onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper (you don’t need to use parchment if you don’t want to).


Bake in oven @ 350 degrees for 10 min.


Cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet.



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Hamburger Mash #Paleo


If you ever find yourself staring into your kitchen cupboards, wondering what you can make that will be delicious, nutritious and not take all night, I’ve got just the recipe for you. This recipe is super easy to make and full of great-for-you veggies. Plus, it’s ready in only about 20 minutes, making it the perfect weeknight go-to meal. Try it once, and you’ll be reaching for this recipe any time you have a busy night and you don’t know what to make!


Hamburger Mash #Paleo

Cook Time: 20 minutes. Serves 4.


  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 an onion, diced
  • 2 zucchini, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika


1. Sprinkle the hamburger with salt, pepper and paprika to taste and cook over medium heat until browned. Dice the vegetables while the hamburger is cooking. Remove the hamburger to a plate and drain most of the juices, leaving just enough to coat the pan and keep the vegetables from sticking.

2. Sautee the garlic in the hamburger juices for 2 minutes. Add onions. Add zucchini. Return the hamburger to the pan and stir. Cook until the onions are translucent and the zucchini is tender, stirring occasionally.

3. Stir in the tomatoes and cook until heated through. Add additional seasoning if needed.


If you are looking to get creative in the kitchen, this is the perfect recipe to experiment with. This very forgiving recipe can also be tweaked as needed to accommodate whatever fresh, canned or even frozen veggies you have on hand or prefer. Try making it with broccoli, a bag of frozen mixed vegetables, mushrooms or spinach instead.


And if your kids are picky eaters, try making it with ingredients you know they will love at first, before slowly adding in new ones. With all the different ingredients, they won’t notice one new one, and they may just end up trying something new. The possibilities for this recipe are endless, so don’t be afraid to mix it up. Who knows what unique and delicious flavor combination you’ll create!


Note: This recipe is Paleo, Whole30 approved and allergy friendly. Enjoy!

Healthy Cold Summer Treats

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by Sheila Cooper Thomas at

@foodie @foodiebyglam

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Summer is officially in full swing and that means warmer weather for most.  Not really for me, here in Minnesota… LOL!!   Warm to me it 90 degrees, not 60 degrees, which is what we have been having.   I hope we get some nice weather so I can enjoy some healthy cold treats for summer.  But, regardless if I can enjoy them, I am sharing them here so you all can enjoy them.

Check this great collection out and tell me what your favorite pick is.   Did you make it?   Will you make it ?   Do you have one of your own?

10 Spices for the Gluten- Free Diet

10 Spices for the Gluten- Free Diet

10 Spices for the Gluten- Free Diet

Making the switch to gluten free foods after several years of eating processed foods can be rather difficult. It is important to remember to educate yourself on which foods are safe for you to eat if you happen to have Celiac disease. Many packaged foods have preservatives and additives that are definitely not good for your health. Many different spices can be used to enhance the gluten free diet

Here is a list of 10 spices for the gluten free diet.

10 Spices for the Gluten Free Diet

  1. Celery Salt- Celery salt can be used to enhance soups, egg and potato salads, cabbage as well as coleslaw.
  2. Curry Powder- Curry powder is a blend of many spices put together in certain quantities. The spices found in curry powder include turmeric, cumin, ginger, black pepper, fenugreek, allspice, coriander, fennel seed, and red pepper. It can be used to give flavor to egg dishes, white meat, red meat, fish, cooked vegetables, and even poultry.
  3. Herbes de Province- This blend of herbs adds flavor to a variety of foods. It consists of a combination of the following herbs- marjoram, thyme, tarragon, as well as some other herbs. It can be used to enhance vegetables, fish, red meat, and poultry. This gourmet blend is fragrant and slightly sweet.
  4. Lemon Pepper- This fragrant, slight spicy blend marries the tang of lemon with the light heat of black pepper. Used to enhance the flavors of fish, dips, vegetables, meat, poultry, and salad dressings.
  5. Garam Masala- This spice is a blend of several spices. It is slightly spicy, warm and woodsy. Can be used to enhance red meat, white meat, fish, chicken, rice, and other seafood.
  6. Barbecue Seasoning- This is again a combination of herbs and spices. It can be used to flavor poultry, vegetables, red meat, white meat, and fish.
  7. Italian Seasoning- This spice blend consists of several different herbs. Marjoram, sage, basil, rosemary, thyme, and oregano make up this blend. It is used in tomato based dishes. Pizza, pasta, potatoes, poultry, fish, vegetables, and seafood can be flavor enhanced by using Italian seasoning.
  8. Chili Powder- Chili Powder is bold, spicy, and full of flavor. It is used to enhance the taste of tacos, fish, hamburgers, stew, and even egg dishes.
  9. Cajun Seasoning- Cajun seasoning is a combination of hot peppers, salt and vinegar. It is used to enhance seafood, fish, red meat, white meat, and poultry.
  10. Taco Seasoning- Taco seasoning is used to season tacos and so much more. It can be used in hamburgers, salsas, dips, tacos, beans, steak, and ground beef.

Try some of these spices and spice blends the next time you are making a gluten-free meal. They will certainly add flavor that may make you reach for that second serving.


25 Amazing Smoothie Recipes


25 Amazing Smoothie Recipes

As summer comes along, smoothies are a great breakfast choice because they’re cold and delicious –

not to mention nutritious! They’re a great source of nutrients, and it’s an easy way to get in a great meal

in a few minutes or less. Here is a list of 25 incredible smoothies that are packed with nutrients and

amazing flavor to boot!   And, if you are looking to add a bit more protein you can always check out the protein powder from Plexus.

Protein Packed Power Smoothie

Immunity Boosting Smoothie

Banana Paleo Smoothie

Vegan Peanut Butter Smoothie

Superfood Energizing Smoothie

Good Morning Pina Colada Smoothie

Peaches and Cream Protein Smoothie

Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

Pumpkin Coconut Paleo Smoothie

Fruity Green Smoothie

Watermelon Smoothie

Cucumber Mint Smoothie

Cheater Margarita Smoothie

Chocolate Breakfast “Frap”

Strawberry Delight Wheat Smoothie

Toddler Sneaky Veggie Smoothie

Mango and OJ Smoothie

Chocolate Cake Batter Smoothie

Ripe Raspberry Smoothie

Green Monster Spinach Smoothie

Purple Berry Basil Smoothie

Cherry Almond Spinach Smoothie

Key Lime Pie Smoothie

Papaya Banana Smoothie

Boozy Banana Rum Raisin Smoothie


Healthy Snacks for on the Go

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by Sheila Cooper Thomas at


@foodie @foodiebyglam

Disclosure ~ This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of  All opinions are 100% mine.
@foodie @foodiebyglam

It is that time of year again, where the weather is nice and I am always on the go.  Not sure why, or where I am even going but I am always on my way out the door to go somewhere.   I am either heading to town to do errands, meet with friends, conduct business, or heading out with hubby on the bike (Harley), or to the dock to spend the day on the pontoon or just by the water.   Regardless of where I might be going, I am always in need of snacks to either tide me over till the next meal, or just help me get thru the day with more energy.   I thought I would share some yummy choices for healthy snacks for on the go, with you all.

Take a peek at my collection I made at and tell me what your favorite pick of mine is.    Do you have a favorite healthy snack you grab when you are heading out the door?  Share it with me :)


25 Delicious Gluten Free Desserts


25 Delicious Gluten Free Desserts

Going gluten-free can be a tough transition, whether it’s for allergies or dietary reasons. Some of your favorite desserts can be completely loaded with gluten, and often times you have to give up all your favorites. Don’t mourn though, because here is a list of incredible gluten-free desserts and even some versions of classic favorites!

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

Fudgy Pumpkin Brownies

Homemade Peanut Butter Pie

Strawberry Crumble with Gluten Free Oats

Chickpea Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Raspberry Burnt Butter and Coconut Friands

Thin Mint Truffles

Cake Batter Ice Cream

Peppermint Patties

Almond Coconut Cocoa Nib Cookies

Chocolate Mousse with Creme Anglais

Shortbread Cookies

Pineapple Coconut Gooey Cake

Lime Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Crackers

Pecan Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

German Chocolate Brownies

Banana Bread Muffins

Oreo Ice Cream

Dark Chocolate Silk Pie

Coconut Chocolate Tartlets

Double Carrot Scones

Your Food Deserves Brummel & Brown #BrummelBrown #Ad

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Brummel & Brown.
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I love to cook and bake.   I love my time in the kitchen.  But, more than my love of cooking or baking I love to eat!  Yes, I admit it, I love food!  How can one not love what keeps our bodies going day after day ?   Just because I love food, doesn’t mean I eat bad food.   I am always aware of what I am eating and that is why I love when I find a product like Brummel & Brown.   Being into the healthy eating it is great to know that Brummel & Brown spread contains 50% less fat and calories than butter, zero cholesterol, zero grams trans fat and no partially-hydrogenated oils per serving.   I love how easy this spreads right from the fridge.  And, it’s so smooth and has an amazing creamy taste because it is made with nonfat yogurt, that it is great to use in any recipe, for cooking or baking or on your food.

You can check out the Brummel & Brown page on Facebook for recipe ideas and other usage tips.

I have been using Brummel & Brown in and on lots of things.    Last week one night I made dinner, tilapia, sweet potatoes, brown rice and broccoli, and topped everything off with some yummy Brummel & Brown.  I even fried my fish in Brummel & Brown.


We finally got a nice day here in Minnesota this past weekend so we grilled some venison and had corn on the cob for our side veggie.  Doesn’t this look yummy?  Well, it was!

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Yesterday I got home late after a dull day of running around for business and was just starving when I got home.  I opened the fridge and nothing jumped out at me.  (good thing.. LOL) After standing there for a bit I eyed the Brummel & Brown, some cheese and bread.  Well, a light went off and I thought, a grilled cheese sandwich sounds yummy.   Using the Brummel & Brown on my bread made a perfect grilled cheese sandwich.  Doesn’t this look nice a golden brown.


Have you tried Brummel & Brown?  Tell me your thoughts about this great spread and what you use it for.  If you haven’t had a chance to try it, or just now are learning about it then you will for sure want to check them out Brummel & Brown on Facebook and look for it in your local grocery store.

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Enjoy a #GirlsNightIn

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by Sheila Cooper Thomas at

Remember back in high school when you would get the girls together and have a slumber party?   A fun evening of sharing secrets, putting makeup on each other, dancing around the living room in your pj’s, singing into hair brushes, giggling and staying up all night just talking up a storm.   The good ol’ days, oh how I miss them.   But, I have realized that even though I am not back in high school I can still enjoy a girls night in like those fun slumber party’s I once had.

A girls’ night in for me these days consists of a few girls, food and cocktails by the lake sitting around a campfire.   Of course, it still includes the fun stuff like laughing, singing, dancing and maybe even a dip in the lake (weather permitting).  But, regardless of what we do, it is always fun.  I love putting out a nice spread of food and fun drinks, and can’t wait till my next girls’ night in so I can share some of these yummy drink ideas with my girlfriends. I will be making some of these great recipes that include Trop 50, like the ones from this sponsored collection at Foodie. Check out my yummy and thirst quenching collection on

My next girls’ night in will be in a couple weeks and I am already planning my fun menu with new foods and drinks and some fun games for us girls to play.  I can’t wait!  I look forward to the girls coming over and it being just us, no kids or men!  ;)

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The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Trop50.”