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Olive Oil Cake

December 26, 2016

I bookmarked this recipe from Little Flower Baking and finally made it for a Chanukah party, as it offers a nod to the miracle of oil that is celebrated during this holiday. With its crackling crust and aromatic oil-rich center, this citrus-infused cake is sure to please. Gather 2 cups all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour) 1 ¾ cup granulated sugar (or coconut) 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder 3 pasture eggs 1 ¼ cups extra-virgin…

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Holiday Journal

10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Give

November 24, 2016

The holidays are a wonderful time to reflect on all we have to be thankful for, but it also provides an opportunity to remember the struggle of those who lack what many of us take for granted. We kicked off our holiday giving by partnering with Judah’s school and Childbirth Connection to Adopt a Family in need and provide them with a Thanksgiving dinner. This particular family is a single mother with two young children. Judah felt so good inside to…

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Food + Recipes Holiday

No Bake Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bites

October 31, 2016

These No-Bake Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bites from Running with Spoons are easy and fun to make with kids, suitable for many dietary restrictions because they’re free of eggs, dairy, nuts, gluten, soy and wheat, and they’re a delicious treat you can feel good about giving to your kids all season long! Ingredients For the bites: 1/2 cup (4 dates), pitted 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 2 Tbsp maple syrup 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats 1/4 cup coconut flour 1/2 tsp…

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Food + Recipes Holiday

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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Family Food + Recipes Holiday

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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Holiday Wellness

The Halloween Candy Dilemma

November 1, 2015

Did you know that Americans spent an estimated $2.6 billion on candy during the Halloween season last year? An average Jack-O-Lantern bucket carries about 250 pieces of candy amounting about 9,000 calories and about three pounds of sugar! That’s wonderful for little monsters looking to bring home a mega-haul, but some kids have allergies, dental concerns or medical/dietary requirements that may be restricted from having gluten, chocolate, soy, nuts and dyes. Plus, the inevitable sugar highs and crashes, tummy aches, bargaining for “just one…

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