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Food + Recipes

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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Pumpkin Spice & Coconut Muffins

October 23, 2013
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These seasonal muffins from Green Kitchen Stories are not overly sweet and can be enjoyed for breakfast or served with frosting for dessert. The coconut milk makes them satisfying but light, and the orange and spices lend a warming flavor perfect for Fall. Gather Dry Ingredients 1/2  cup almond flour 1/2  cup coconut flour 1/2 cup buckwheat flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 pinch sea…

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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 or coconut flour 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon…

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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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Lifestyle

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 (I usually use about 6 Pink Lady apples) 4-5 cups oats (I use GF Harvest Organic Gluten-Free Rolled Oats) 1 stick of butter, melted (or 1/2 cup melted Organic Earth Balance) 1/2 cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons Safflower oil Pinch of Sea salt Love Method 1. Peel and Slice the apples. (An old-fashioned apple…

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