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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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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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Pumpkin Ginger Cake

November 10, 2014

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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No-Bake Spiced Pumpkin Bars

November 27, 2013

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 nutrient-dense bars taste so good! They are sure to be a hit at any fall celebration!   Method Crust 1/2 cup old-fashioned gluten-free rolled oats 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 teaspoon…

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Harvest Cake w. Coconut Vanilla Cream

October 11, 2013

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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