Date Shake

Written by Karen on April 3rd, 2013

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No, this isn’t where you go out on the dance floor and rev it up with your partner (although that sounds like fun…)  This beverage offers an energy boost of another kind that will jump start your morning, noon…and night. Click to continue reading »

Mexican Cauliflower Soup

Written by Karen on March 25th, 2013

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It’s just about time to move my Dutch Oven to the back and make room for my spring and summer utensils…but this soup deservedly gets my time and attention.  It’s a delightful spring recipe made with cauliflower and potatoes and lots of garlic.  The Mexican flavors take it over the top. Click to continue reading »

Chocolate Chia Seed Mousse

Written by Karen on March 12th, 2013

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As if that isn’t a mouthful enough…here is a super easy, rich and healthy dessert.  It truly takes 5 minutes to make and just a little longer to ‘set’ but this cocoa coco chia pudding/mousse is sublime!

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Blueberry Corn Muffins

Written by Karen on February 21st, 2013

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As I’ve said in many of my baking posts, most of these recipes are for anyone who just loves good food.  It doesn’t matter that the ingredients happen to be gluten free or made with whole grains or alternative sweeteners – as long as it works for YOU.  It’s all about flavor…

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Preserved Lemons with Rosemary

Written by Karen on February 12th, 2013

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Are your neighbors’ trees weighted down by the bounty of citrus this winter?  Make a deal and grab some!  Lemons are used more often than salt or pepper in this house, both for taste and health properties. Click to continue reading »

Beet Hummus

Written by Karen on February 1st, 2013

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Gearing up for the big game this weekend?  Yes, the Warriors are playing the Suns!  If you live near San Francisco, you might be hard pressed to stay inside at all, we’ve had such gorgeous weather.  But if you do rally for a party atmosphere on Sunday, here is a great recipe for snacking that will still allow extra room for beverages…

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EASY Homemade Coconut Moisturizer

Written by Karen on January 17th, 2013

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Now you might not think that skin moisturizer falls into the food category…but this one does!  And it is the most hydrating, nourishing oil you could ever find – let alone make.  Using pure coconut oil and a powerful kitchen mixer, this is your best shield against the harsh elements      of the seasons.

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Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Written by Karen on November 20th, 2012

I’ve never really understood the expression ‘easy as pie,’ because quite frankly, pie has never been easy for me.  And it’s all because of the crust.  But, alas!  This is music to your ears (and hands…) since this pie is crust-LESS.

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Sweet Potato Congee

Written by Karen on November 16th, 2012

Do you ever make the recipes suggested on packages?  Often times I look at them after I’ve already decided to make something else, but save them for future use.  Recently I wanted to try a different grain in my morning cereal, so  I grabbed my bag of Bob’s Red Mill millet and found this sweet and savory recipe…

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Fig Clafouti

Written by Karen on October 24th, 2012

I make clafouti’s all year round, depending on what fruit is in season.  I’ve used apricots, berries, plums, cherries, apples and now figs.  It’s the same simple recipe with maybe a sprinkle or two of different spices. With apples I use cinnamon; with cherries and pears, a little almond extract.

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