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Food + Recipes

The Forest Feast Bay Potatoes

November 9, 2015
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Today was one of those lazy days when I just wanted to stay in my pajamas and cuddle up with my boys. A mid-afternoon snack was calling so I grabbed one of my favorite cookbooks for inspiration, The Forest Feast, Simple Vegetarian Recipes from my Cabin in the Woods by Erin Gleeson, not only because it’s beautiful – but because it’s filled with short and simple recipes using a handful of ingredients that I usually have at home. Judah flipped around the book until he came…

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Family Journal

Apple Picking Season

September 24, 2015
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We started a tradition of doing something new together as a family before Rosh Hashanah to emphasize the newness of the year. What better way to make the holiday come alive than to pick our own apples to dip in honey? These foods are symbolically eaten on Rosh Hashanah to evoke a “sweet” new year. After packing up the boys up in the car, we head out to Oak Glen for a day of fresh air, apples and Americana. When…

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Pumpkin Ginger Cake

November 10, 2014
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The sweet earthiness of pumpkin paired with warming ginger in this seasonal cake adapted from FOLK magazine is simply divine. Oh and that frosting…. CAKE Gather 3 cups coconut sugar 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup coconut oil 1 teaspoon ground cloves 4 eggs 3-1/2 cups coconut flour 2/3 cup water 2 teaspoons baking soda 15 oz. pumpkin puree 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoon ground ginger 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice SPICED FROSTING 3 cups powdered sugar 1…

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Celeriac Chickpea Stew w. Slow Roasted Tomatoes

June 7, 2014
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Sweet slow-roasted tomatoes offset the chile-spiced chickpeas in this simple but flavorful dish. Celeriac (celery root) is a versatile vegetable that adds flavor and nourishment to this dish which can be enjoyed as a dish or its own meal. Gather For the slow-roasted tomatoes ~ 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/2 tablespoon coconut sugar 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 4 garlic cloves, minced Leaves of several fresh thyme sprigs 1 pound cherry tomatoes, preferably on the vine Freshly ground…

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Harvest Cake w. Coconut Vanilla Cream

October 11, 2013
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Bring together the flavors of the season with this comforting cake adapted from Roost blog. Slightly spiced, naturally sweetened and entirely free of grain, gluten and dairy, this earthy cake is delicious and leaves you feeling good. If you prefer a layered cake, simply double the recipe. For a smaller morsel, this recipe would make a fine batch of muffins. Gather 3 cups almond flour 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground clove…

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Food + Recipes Wellness

Healing Spiced Camu Cider

October 4, 2013
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There’s nothing like curling up by a toasty fire and sipping a hot cup of cider on a chilly night. This healing cider not only warms the body and soul, but contains the Brazilian superfood, camu camu. The buzz about this potent berry has spread around the world, earning it the nickname “nature’s vitamin pill” due to its antioxidant and anti-viral properties. The camu berry is one of the world’s most abundant sources of vitamin C—as much as 60 times more…

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Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed w. Quinoa, Mushrooms & Herbs

October 2, 2012
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I could go on and on waxing poetic about Autumn. It’s my favorite season… curling up by a toasty fire, taking an evening stroll in the crisp outdoor air, sipping spiced hot drinks, and enjoying the season’s most festive foods like pumpkins, apples, and squash! I had a perfect opportunity to pick up some squash at the Harvest Festival last weekend but you can find it at your local farmer’s market or grocery store. I have made different variations of stuffed acorn…

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Motherhood

Kid Project: DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders

July 29, 2012
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Old-fashioned DIY pinecone bird feeders are a fun and easy craft that kids love and you probably have most of the materials on hand. Gather Pinecones (look for ones that are opened up) Smooth nut butter (Omit if anyone has a nut sensitivity or allergy) Ghee or butter Birdseed or a mixture of finely chopped nuts, seeds & dried fruit Method Tie a piece of string around the pinecone. This is a great way to re-use ribbon, twine or jute.…

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Warm Apple Crisp

June 10, 2012

Who doesn’t love a warm Apple Crisp topped with ice cream? This recipe from The Waldorf Kindergarten Snack Book is simple, comforting, healthy and delicious! Gather lots of apples, peeled and sliced cinnamon maple syrup Topping: 4-5 cups oats 1 stick of butter, melted 1/2 cup maple syrup 2 Tbsp. oil (I use coconut)pPinch of salt Method 1. Peel and Slice the apples. (An old-fashioned apple peeler/corer is a fun for little helpers) 2. Preheat oven to 350ºF. 3. Place apples in a…

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