seasonal

Recipe: {Spiced Gingerbread Shake}

What a wonderful time of the year! This festive shake from Green Kitchen Stories only takes three minutes to make. You can skip the ice cubes and gently heat in a sauce pan and have yourself a nice warming drink of holiday cheer! Ingredients 1 cup raw almonds [...]

Recipe: {No-Bake Spiced Pumpkin Bars} P+V+GF

I wanted to take a break from baking my traditional pumpkin pie and try something new this Thanksgiving. The result are incredibly simple, healthy, portable and delicious spiced pumpkin bars. Free of gluten, dairy, eggs and refined sugars, it's hard to believe that these [...]
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    Halloween Treat: {Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Meringue Ghosts}

Halloween Treat: {Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Meringue Ghosts}

You could say I have a slight meringue obsession so I couldn't resist making these cute little meringue ghosts to sit atop rich dark chocolate cupcakes. Homemade meringue is wonderfully chewy and soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. They are light, airy [...]

Recipe: {Pumpkin Spice & Coconut Muffins} V+GF

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. Dry Ingredients 1/2  cup [...]

Recipe: {Mushroom Poblano Tart in Cornmeal Crust} V+GF

Inspired by a polenta cornmeal crust from the book Ancient Grains for Modern Meals by Maria Speck and a mushroom poblano filling featured in Bon Appétit, this easy-to-prepare tart is perfectly delicious any time of day. Cornmeal, poblano chile peppers and crimini mushrooms make a divine [...]

Recipe: {Harvest Cake with Vanilla Cream} P+V+GF

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 [...]

Recipe: {Spiced Camu Cider} + Healing Benefits

There's nothing like curling up by a toasty fire and sipping a hot cup of cider on a crisp Autumn night. This healing cider not only warms the body and soul, but contains the Brazilian superfood, camu camu. The buzz about this potent berry [...]
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    Recipe: {Almond Honey Cake with Cinnamon Apples} GF Optional

Recipe: {Almond Honey Cake with Cinnamon Apples} GF Optional

Rosh Hashanah celebrates the Jewish New Year not just in terms of the Hebrew calendar, but in how we think and act. It is a time to reflect upon our shortcomings over the past year, seek forgiveness from those we have wronged and start [...]
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    Recipe: {Kumquat Marmalade} + A Sensible Habit Canning Stamp Giveaway

Recipe: {Kumquat Marmalade} + A Sensible Habit Canning Stamp Giveaway

We recently moved into a sweet little house with plenty of citrus trees. Among these is a bright and cheerful kumquat tree. Kumquats are often eaten raw and have a sweet edible rind and tart juicy center. Known to bring good luck and prosperity, I [...]

Recipe: {Meyer Lemon Risotto with Sage} V + GF

I'm kind of obsessed with the Meyer lemon. Living in Southern California, we are fortunate to have beautiful mature Meyer lemon trees growing right in our back yard. It flowers intermittently throughout the year, but the main season of production is in the spring. The [...]