Category Archives: Sweets and Treats

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream (Dairy-Free)

Are you tired of pumpkin yet?  I’m slowing down with it but still having some type of squash several times a week since it’s so abundant at the farms! While pumpkin and other squash are definitely things to be eating … Continue reading

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Autumn= Pumpkins and Baking!

              The perfect weather is here; windows are open bringing in a refreshing breeze.  I’m lighting candles in the evening when the sun sets early, making hot tea, digging out my leggings and hoodies…and … Continue reading

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One-Pot Grilled Vegetables and Salmon Deck Dinner

Ideas, ideas, ideas.  You are always asking for new meal ideas! It’s the weekend and it looks like we are being blessed with some more gorgeous weather.  I recommend getting to a farmers market and cooking outside like I did … Continue reading

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Date-Sweetened Fridge Fudge

  Does topping fudge with hemp seeds make it healthy?  I think so! I wanted to create a rich, chewy fudge with no refined sweeteners.  This recipe uses soft, naturally sweet medjool dates.  Blended up with a few other ingredients, … Continue reading

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A COOL Use for All That Zucchini

  Does overabundance anxiety disorder exist?  I have this thing about not wasting good food.  And while I am always extremely grateful when I have a full fridge, I also experience a sense of unease when I’ve got too much … Continue reading

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Snickerdoodles

Did you know that recipe testing is an official part of my job description?  I have to try new things to keep up a fresh supply of ideas for you at our visits!  My recent favorite happens to be a … Continue reading

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I LOVE a Healthier Pizza

Aside from the occasional frozen vegan pizza (not recommended) I haven’t had pizza in longer than I can remember.  All that wheat in the crust, even if I found the whole wheat dough or made my own from whole wheat … Continue reading

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Flourless Brownies with Cocoa Icing

  Forget running out for bread and milk.  If you are going to be snowed in for a day or two, make sure you have the essentials like cocoa powder and coconut oil around.  Stay home, keep yourself warm and … Continue reading

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Mint-Chocolate Truffles

This recipe for chocolate truffles may be recycled from 3 years ago (with a peppermint twist this time), but you’ll thank me for reminding you that it is that time of year to make them again.  The combination of chocolate … Continue reading

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Paleo Desserts

  Flourless Mocha Bacon Brownies! (recipe from Practical Paleo cookbook and posted here)       In the past couple of years my opinion of the Paleo diet has cycled from:  annoyance/seriously these people are going to give themselves heart … Continue reading

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