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Dorina Patient Expert

San Francisco, California
Ericlee is a physical education teacher, basketball and track coach at Fresno Christian Schools. He is also the founder of the Wellness Council and a certified Strength & Conditioning instructor. Dorina is a mother, writer and journalism teacher. She loves to create healthful recipes in her... Full Bio
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Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Steel Cut Oats by Dorina Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It's autumn! My favorite part of this time of year is the excuse to dig up all my favorite pumpkin, butternut squash and other fall-flavored recipes. It's also time to stoc ... Read on »
Award-winning Chai Cheesecake {Gluten-free crust} by Dorina Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A few years ago, I entered a baking contest at the Big Fresno Fair. This Chai Cheesecake recipe won second place in the Malt-o-Meal Creations contest. The crust was made fr ... Read on »
Flourless Chocolate Truffle Torte {Gluten-free & natural sweetener} by Dorina Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Calling all chocolate lovers. This has become one of our favorite chocolate dessert recipes. In fact, I didn't even realize it was gluten-free until after several ... Read on »
100 Days of Real Food Challenge: Biting into Week 2 by Dorina Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating We are starting Week 2 of the 100 Days of Real Food Challenge with a group of more than 100 friends across the U.S who are trying out more healthy eats. Over the n ... Read on »
Always ready for a challenge: 100 Days of Real Food by Dorina Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating We are embarking on a new food journey. For the next 100 days we will be joining a community of 100-some friends across the nation who are committed to mak ... Read on »
Addicted to Ranch: A healthier homemade ranch dressing recipe by Dorina Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Our friend Forest brought over his juicer on Sunday and showed us how get our juicing groove on. We made a yummilicious cantaloupe-orange juice. We had a bunch, I mean a bu ... Read on »
Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies {Gluten-free} by Dorina Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It's the most wonderful time of the year. In foodie language that means it's time to bust out my two fave ingredients: chocolate and peppermint. And there's only one thing ... Read on »
100 Days of Real Food Challenge Week 7: Real food journey inspires new recipes by Dorina Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I've been experimenting with some of the protein-packed flours like almond and coconut flours. These are great options for gluten-free or grain-free eaters. We ... Read on »
New Year's Pantry Challenge: A Conclusion or a New Beginning? by Dorina Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I survived. Actually, I knew I would survive because I've done this before. It's kind of like attempting a 10k or a half marathon when I know I've completed them before ... Read on »
Recipe of the Week: Carrot Tea Party Muffins by Dorina Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating My girls (and the little boy I babysit) are into the "tea party phase." Today I decided to make up a new mini-muffin recipe using what we had on hand. Meilani had her frien ... Read on »
Recipe of the Week: Broccoli & Garlic White Pizza by Dorina Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I often hear people say, "Oh, you guys are healthy you probably don't eat pizza." Wrong. We love pizza at our house! But we never order pizza and rarely eat it ou ... Read on »
Celebrating Holy Week: Easter Menu Ideas by Dorina Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This week marks the most important holiday for Christians - Easter. We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Holidays in our family mean a time for fellowship around ... Read on »
Recipe of the Week: Double Chocolate Almond Brownies by Dorina Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I have a hankering for chocolate all the time, but especially when I'm pregnant. Now that I'm in my second trimester I've got some of my cooking mojo back. The fun part is ... Read on »
Almond flour chocolate chip cookies {Gluten-free, paleo} by Dorina Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating We have been experimenting with some grain-free or gluten-free recipes over the last several months. My hubby caught a parasite when we were in Haiti last summer and we wer ... Read on »
Christmas Favorite: Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread by Dorina Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It's pear season! This recipe has become one of our favorites for winter and the Christmas season. We first made it a few years ago with our Cooking Club when we had a "Gre ... Read on »
The aromatic wonder of Coconut-almond Pancakes {Gluten-free} by Dorina Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Our family has been exploring new ingredients to eat less grains and more protein-packed flours like coconut flour and almond flour. These pancakes are light ... Read on »
Christmas Favorite: Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread by Dorina Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It's pear season! This recipe has become one of our favorites for winter and the Christmas season. We first made it a few years ago with our Cooking Club when we had a "Gre ... Read on »
Celebrate St. Patty's Day with a Twist: Shamrock shake gets a new whirl by Dorina Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Happy St. Patrick's Day, friends! At the Gilmore house, a new holiday means a new challenge to find healthy ways to celebrate and have fun. With the help of my little shamr ... Read on »
New Year's Pantry Challenge, A Spicy Adventure, Day 10 by Dorina Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Today's Menu Breakfast Smoothie Free Chik-Fil-A Egg & Cheese Biscuit Lunch Potato-corn Chowder Sliced apples & kiwis Hard-boiled eggs Snack Tangerine R ... Read on »
Thoughts on Fitness: Time to up the intensity by Dorina Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Ericlee Gilmore The longer I am in the fitness industry, the more I realize that we have been doing fitness all wrong. I was raised with an attitude to work hard al ... Read on »