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Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl w. Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

May 10, 2016

This bowl is everything! Simple to prepare, light yet satisfying, packed with nutrients and kid-approved! I make extra for a quick and delicious meal in minutes throughout the week. When on-the go, simply layer the ingredients in a jar and toss in your bag. No more missed lunches! Roasting the red peppers is super easy and brings out their natural sweetness. The roasted red peppers that you buy at the market will work, but they really don’t compare to roasting them at home…

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Spinach, Golden Beet & Quinoa Salad w. Maple Cider Vinaigrette

April 5, 2016

School was out for Spring Break and my friend and I were looking for some fun outdoor activities to do with our children. We packed them up in the car and headed to a local farm for a day of fresh air, exploration, play and discovery.  There were several highlights from the day (enjoying a picnic lunch under a shady tree, feeding baby ducklings, wagon rides, watching a mama pig nursing her babes) but one of them was picking our own fresh, seasonal…

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Riced Cauliflower w. Asparagus & Lemon

March 25, 2016

Cauliflower is in regular rotation at our house. It’s versatile and easy to sneak in to my kids food, although when I tell Judah about all of the superfood powers a particular food has, he’s excited to eat it and show me how strong he is! A member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, cauliflower contains an impressive array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other phytonutrients. It contains a compound that has been shown to kill cancer stem cells, boosts…

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Coconut Macadamia Cookies w. Cacao Nibs & Flaked Sea Salt

March 21, 2016

These cookies are easy to make, don’t require many ingredients, don’t take long to bake, are naturally sweetened and are both vegan and gluten-free. Judah chose macadamias, coconut and cacao nibs, but they could easily be swapped out with dried fruit, nuts, crystalized ginger… or whatever you would like to make your own creation. The only thing that makes these warm cookies even better, is a cold glass of milk or scoop of ice cream! Gather Dry 2 cups sprouted spelt flour…

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Almond Butter & Jelly Muffins

March 7, 2016

I woke up to the sound of raindrops pattering against my window and thunder roaring in the sky. Craving something warm and comforting, these ooey-gooey almond butter and jelly muffins were just the ticket. Super simple to make requiring just one bowl, naturally-sweetened and an option to be entirely vegan and gluten-free. So good. I’m putting one of these in Judah’s lunchbox tomorrow! Gather 2 eggs or sub flax eggs (2 Tbsp flax seed meal + 5 Tbsp water) ¼…

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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Noodles

February 20, 2016

While I do enjoy an occasional bowl of pasta, zoodles (or zucchini noodles) leave me feeling energized instead of sluggish. Judah has fun helping me spiralize (with close supervision as the blades are very sharp) and loves telling Benny how good zucchini is for our bodies. Loaded with vitamin C, phytonutrients, and minerals like manganese and potassium, zoodles are a much healthier alternative to pasta. Zoodles are quite versatile – we make them pretty often as the possibilities are endless! The sauce…

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Beet Red Velvet Cupcakes

February 11, 2016

Beet root naturally colors these decadent cupcakes a rich red hue, the color of love and passion, making them the perfect treat to give your Valentine! The key to a naturally vibrant red cake using beets is acidity. The below ingredients create the proper acidic pH. Without that, the beets will turn brown. Roasting the beets brings out their natural sweetness and gives a subtle, earthy flavor but doesn’t overshadow the richness of the cacao. The final result are deliciously moist and dense cupcakes that…

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Sweet Potato Bread w. Praline Drizzle

December 13, 2015

On the last night of Hanukkah, my parents have a big family gathering. I usually make coconut macaroons to bring but wanted to try something different this year. Using what I had on hand, I came up with this incredibly simple and delicious sweet potato bread. It’s free of gluten, eggs, dairy, refined sugar and can easily be made without nuts… but it’s not not free of flavor – it tastes as heavenly as it looks! Gather 1 cup gluten-free flour 1 cup puréed sweet potato 1…

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Potato & Parsnip Latkes

December 6, 2015

Naturally free of gluten, egg, and dairy, these Potato & Parsnip Latkes from Pure Ella are a delicious and healthier take on the traditional version. They are half-baked which reduces the amount of oil that needs to be used but still gets the fried goodness without sacrificing too much on the authenticity of these yummy potato pancakes. They are perfectly tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, my Bubbie would be proud! Gather 3 medium potatoes, peeled, grated & drained…

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Thanksgiving

November 26, 2015

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson We usually have Thanksgiving at my parents house, but this year sisters went out of town with their families so we invited my parents over to our house for a relaxed evening. Instead of cooking, I took the day off and ordered Thanksgiving meal boxes from SunCafe. Each box is organic,…

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