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Vegan Watermelon Lime Ice Cream

July 20, 2012
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Have you been enjoying watermelon this summer? We love this sweet, pink & juicy fruit. What could be happier than something naturally preppy pink & green that you can actually eat? How about watermelon used in a delicious, good for you ice cream! A few more things before we get started ~ this is vegan […]

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Strawberry Applesauce

June 9, 2011
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I am taking a break from all the grilling I have been doing. Here is a little something sweet, simple, fruity and refreshing. I make homemade applesauce all the time. I highly suggest you try doing it too if you have not all ready. Something extra special and happy takes place when you combine juicy […]

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Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies – Gluten Free

February 21, 2011
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Cookies for breakfast? Of course when they are Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies. These are loaded with high energy, great for you ingredients. This cookie batter comes together quick. It’s got gluten free oat flour, fresh apples, almond butter, thick greek yogurt and sweet potato purée. You can also add in a handful of toasted nuts, dried […]

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Broccoli Cauliflower Avocado Soup

February 17, 2011
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There is so much to love about a great big batch of homemade soup. Over here puréed veggie soups are a big hit. They are simple to prepare and you really can’t mess them up. Sometimes I roast the vegetables first other times I boil them until softened in a pot of broth. If you […]

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Chicken with Coconut-Lime Peanut Sauce

February 3, 2011
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The Super Bowl is this Sunday and I am finally diverting from my Valentine’s recipes and sharing a dish that would be great alongside all those mini bite appetizers. There have been so many awesome recipes passed around the internet the past few weeks in preparation for the game. Do I even know who is […]

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Maple Apple Pie Oat Bars

December 1, 2010
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In the spirit of crispy cool days & reflections on childhood visits to upstate NY apple farms I bring you my Maple Apple Pie Oat Bars. These are delightfully happy little treats that can be enjoyed any time at all. Made with old fashioned rolled oats, pure maple syrup, crispy fresh apples and warming spices […]

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Thanksgiving Tostadas Two Ways

November 26, 2010
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Hope you all had a wonderful turkey day! Before we wrap on Thanksgiving I wanted to give you a few more ways to use up those delish leftovers. In my last post I gave you a Monte Cristo sandwich. If you have not tried that I suggest you do. These tostadas are another way to […]

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Thanksgiving Monte Cristo Sandwich

November 24, 2010
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Please don’t get all purist on me. I did look up the exact definition of a Monte Cristo and I realize it is an egg-battered sandwich with Swiss cheese and ham. I am working with creative liberties here. In this Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich I used turkey & brie. If you want to swap those out […]

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Green Beans with Leeks & Feta

November 20, 2010
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It has been a whirl wind week with a trip to the Dole Wellness Institute, activities at school & work. Life is picking up speed as Thanksgiving fast approaches. I have a few more recipes to share before the big day hits. These green beans are simple to prepare & I keep ‘em light and […]

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Stuffing with Sweet Potatoes & Cranberries

November 18, 2010
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Stuffing is an essential side at the Thanksgiving holiday table. It is a shame most people save it for just once a year. As far as popularity goes it seems to be right up there with Pumpkin Pie. For this stuffing recipe I added fresh tart cranberries and diced sweet apples. They compliment each other nicely. […]

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Chocolate Pumpkin Cornbread Cake

November 8, 2010
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Cornbread. With pumpkin & chocolate. I think I will need to rename this the pumpkin blog as I can’t get enough of the stuff these days. Cornbread as cake is a fun thing indeed. Cornmeal shows up a lot around here lately in all kinds of cakes, muffins and cookies, pancakes, etc. It has a […]

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Sweet Potato Crisp

October 18, 2010
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Great news, you can have this crisp for breakfast, snacks, side dishes, brunch or dessert. You can even tuck a ramekin of this inside your lunchbox for a creamy, sweet, guilt free homemade treat to enjoy while on the go. In my world oats, butter and sweet potatoes need to be enjoyed year round. You can also substitute […]

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Chicken with Capers and Tomatoes – Pasta Dish

October 11, 2010
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I have just returned home from BlogHer Food in San Francisco. I will be sharing more on that amazing event soon. In the mean time my mission is to give you healthy, whole food recipes that are yummy & simple to prepare. So to keep you inspired and  cooking those meals for your family, I […]

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Cheerios and Chocolate Halloween Treats

September 29, 2010
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I do not usually post two days in a row, but in this case it is worth working double time, triple time, over time to bring you treats. Halloween is sneaking up very quickly & even though the temperatures are soaring over here we are celebrating Fall in a big way. The folks over at […]

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Cauliflower Mushroom Leek Soup with Butter Fish

September 21, 2010
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What is it about a hot bowl of soup that is so comforting and delicious? The simplicity of tossing a bunch of healthy ingredients into a pot and watching it bubble and simmer away is thrilling. Here cauliflower, mushrooms and leeks are sautéed in a bit of olive oil then covered in broth. the whole mixture […]

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