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Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

January 16, 2012
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Can you believe the color of these oats? All of the purple and blue hues have me even more excited than usual for my favorite meal of the day! This breakfast is a creamy, dreamy combo of coconut + almond milks, hearty steel cut oats and as many combinations of blueberries as I could fit […]

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Nutty Apple Tarts – Gluten Free & Vegan

August 24, 2011
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There has been a wispy bit of cool air blowing around here in the San Juan mountains. With the crispness in the air I get really excited for fall and of course my favorite season winter. Flavors that swoon include apples, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. I created this Nutty Apple Tart with cool days in […]

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Avocado Scones – Vegan and Gluten Free

May 4, 2011
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Here is a fun twist on scones for Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo or tea parties. I came up with a slightly sweet, crumbly scone to celebrate life and gluten free vegan baking. Avocados take center stage here and they add a delightful texture to baked goods. This creamy green fruit is awesome all year […]

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Stevia Favorite Go-To Sweetener

February 24, 2011
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Stevia is my go-to sweetener. 99% of the sweets I create on Family Fresh Cooking are sugar free. Each time I post a muffin, cookie, cake, parfait, pudding or breakfast with stevia I get many questions about it. Stevia is becoming more and more popular for calorie conscious & low carb diets. I want to help […]

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Maple Apple Upside Down Cake

February 10, 2011
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There is something special about an upside down cake. The technique is very simple, but it seems like something more. Sweet goo meets crumbly cake makes this an irresistible creation. Maple, apples and cinnamon are the perfect partners. They are delicious in any season and are readily available year round. Almond meal in this cake […]

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Maple Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies – Gluten Free

April 21, 2010
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Here is my recipe as promised from the Share Our Strength Bake Sale this past weekend.  As you guys know I love my sweet treats.  I believe in a life filled with color and the occasional indulgence.  Originally I told Gaby I was gonna bring “crumbly” peanut butter cookies.  I was gonna go with a […]

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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

February 13, 2010

These were truly the most simple little treats to make. Usually I make them in bar form and munch them as a pre or post workout snack. Here I made cute little hearts for Valentine’s Day. Not sure I know anyone who does not love the chocolate peanut combo. It is a natural flavor pairing […]

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