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Sweet Potato Bread w. Praline Drizzle

December 13, 2015
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On the last night of Hanukkah, my parents have a big family gathering. I usually make coconut macaroons to bring but wanted to try something different this year. Using what I had on hand, I came up with this incredibly simple and delicious sweet potato bread. It’s free of gluten, eggs, dairy, refined sugar and can easily be made without nuts… but it’s not not free of flavor – it tastes as heavenly as it looks! Gather 1 cup gluten-free flour 1 cup puréed sweet potato 1…

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Potato & Parsnip Latkes

December 6, 2015
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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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Thanksgiving

November 26, 2015
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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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Fall Quinoa Bowl

November 20, 2015
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Get all the flavors of fall in this healthy bowl of deliciousness! It’s full of nutrients and is and easy to make. Best of all, the kids love it!  3 cups butternut squash, chopped (kabocha squash would also work nicely) 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup uncooked quinoa (or rice) 1½ cups water ⅓ cup dried cranberries ⅓ cup red onion, finely chopped 3 Tbsp. toasted pumpkin seeds ¼ cup sheep’s milk feta (optional) sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Balsamic…

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Spiced Chickpea & Veggie Samosas w. Mint Chutney

September 20, 2015
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I LOVE samosas but miss them terribly since cutting gluten out of my diet. It must have been my lucky day because I’m scrolling through my Instagram feed and see this genius recipe from @mystiquezen. Instead of deep-frying pastry, she uses rice wrappers and stuffs them with aromatic spiced chickpeas, vegetables, toasted cashews and coconut, and then bakes them to a golden brown. Paired with a date-sweetened mint chutney for dipping, the result is a delicious and satisfying take on an iconic Indian…

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Summer Vegetable Tian

June 15, 2015
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This gorgeous dish is one of my all-time favorites. It’s so simple, healthy and easy to make, yet incredibly flavorful and delicious. It can be served as a side dish but it also stands on its own. I ran out of potatoes on the evening I prepared and photographed this dish, so I served it over a bed of fluffy basmati rice with a pat of butter, salt, and Herbs de Provence. The key to this recipe is using a good quality olive…

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Strawberry Tabbouleh

May 31, 2015
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Everyone’s talking about perfect recipes for spring, and this one from The Sprouted Kitchen: Bowl + Spoon is up there with the best of them. This recipe swaps out tomatoes which are used in traditional tabbouleh for strawberries and it is divine! This has become my go-to dish of the season for picnics and gatherings. Our local farmer’s market has Gaviota strawberries that are incredibly sweet. Freshly chopped mint and parsley play off of them beautifully. Dressed in a combination of…

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Lentil Spinach Rice Bowls w. Charred Onions & Muhammara

April 23, 2015
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Adapted from The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl + Spoon, this recipe has a traditional start for the Lebanese staple called mujaddara, lentils and rice, that author Sara Forte tweaked a little for this bowl. It’s pretty simple and can be made in advance, making it the perfect weeknight meal and is also a real crowd-pleaser. The sauce, a delicious spicy-sweet roasted red pepper and walnut spread called muhammara, is truly what makes this bowl special. You can double the recipe to have…

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Quinoa Pasta w. Asparagus, Spring Peas & Cherry Tomatoes

March 15, 2015
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This delicious dish is Springtime in a bowl. It’s simple and easy to prepare, light yet satisfying, packed with healthy seasonal vegetables and best of all, kid-approved. Gather 8 ounces quinoa pasta 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 pounds thin asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 cups cherry tomatoes 1 cup shelled fresh Spring peas 1/2 cup vegetable stock 1 cup grated Parmesan (optional) 2 tablespoons chopped…

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California Citrus Salad w. Quinoa & Toasted Walnuts

March 8, 2015

Mildly sweet oro blanco grapefruit and luscious blood oranges and are paired with peppery arugula, tiny pearls of quinoa, creamy avocado and crunchy walnuts for a simple, healthy and delicious salad. It doesn’t get more “California” than this! Gather 1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa 2 medium blood oranges 1 oro blanco grapefruit 1 avocado 2 cups arugula, washed and dried ¼ cup chopped walnuts, lightly toasted ¼ cup torn mint leaves pinch of sea salt Method Using a sharp knife, slice the ends from the citrus…

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