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  • Nut-Free Granola Bars

    It’s maple syrup season in these parts and I am making the most of it.  How can we not when the stuff is flowing from the trees, begging us to use it! As you know, I’m in love with pumpkin seed flour so naturally I had to try my hand at a nut-free granola bar recipe. Pumpkin seeds feature prominently in this recipe, and why not?  They’re naturally high in iron, magnesium, and zinc; all are essential minerals for women’s health and wellness. Honestly, you’d never ...
  • Sweet Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day

    This is an old family recipe that I finally converted, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.  My Mom is famous for her Scone, and has been making it for years.  Pete and I haven’t had any since going gluten-free, so I knew St. Paddy’s Day would be the perfect excuse to convert my Mom’s recipe to a gluten-free and dairy-free recipe. As always, I used whole grain gluten-free flours to make my conversion.  If you’re familiar with scone or Irish Soda Bread, you know the flavor ...
  • Vitamin C Green Smoothie

    We love our morning smoothies. My kids don’t drink one every day, but Pete and I do. We’ve recently gotten my parents hooked too. And my sister!  Who's next? Green smoothies rock for so many reasons: 1. You can literally feel your cells lighting up moments after drinking your green smoothie. 2. It’s such a great way to get a salad in you before noon. 3. You can load up your blender with super foods. 4. They’re tasty and you can change them up every time you make them. 5. ...
  • Gluten-Free and Vegan Gingersnaps

    Make sure you subscribe to my newsletter to get your copy of 10 Easy Recipes For The Gluten-Free Beginner. A baby shower is such a good excuse to make some fabulous food and a super-cute invitation. Did you know you can even throw your far-away friend a baby shower?  Yep, and that’s what we’re doing today.  Hallie and I are hosting a baby shower for our amazing friend Amy Green from Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free. We may be thousands of miles away from each other, but that’s not ...
  • Foods That Heal

    As you know, I had the honor of hosting January's Go Ahead Honey, It's Gluten-Free event.  I chose the theme Foods That Heal and I was completely overwhelmed by the response I had. I can't wait to share it with you. Sometimes, foods that heal means your body needs healing; perhaps after illness, disease, surgery, or just time to recover after finally discovering your allergies. Other times, foods that heal refer to preventative healing.  I'm a huge believer in using food to prevent ...
  • Homemade Rustic Vegetable Soup

      I’m hosting January’s Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten-Free event - the theme this month is Foods That Heal. At the beginning of the month I shared my recipe for our Oh-Mega Mix.  As January ends, I want to share my recipe for homemade rustic vegetable soup.  It’s a pretty simple recipe, but my kids love it and that makes mealtime so much easier. We always make a batch of soup when someone in the house is feeling under the weather with a cold.  Soups are fast, nutrit...
  • Cookie Dough Milkshake – Swap Your Sweeteners

    Welcome to the third installment of New Year, New You! Hallie of Daily Bites and Lexie of Lexie's Kitchen have organized an inspirational blogging event with the goal of encouraging all of us to Take the Pure Living Plunge! What does Pure Living mean? For me pure living refers to eating whole foods and nutritious foods. Pure living also means eating foods that keep your body clean, and make you feel your very best. Pete and I spent most of 2011 taking the pure living plunge, and ...
  • Homemade Roasted Sweet Potato and Squash Salad Dressing

    The best thing about homemade salad dressing is you get to choose your oil, eliminating unnecessary oils found in store-bought dressings, like soybean oil. Why do they need to put soybean oil in so many sauces and dressings? I like to use hemp oil, flax oil, or olive oil in my salad dressings. These oils provide flavor, antioxidants, protein, vitamins, and so much more. When buying oils, I look for organic cold-pressed oils; they’re less processed and higher in all the good ...
  • Oh Mega Mix – Foods That Heal

    I’m hosting, this month’s Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten-Free and the theme is Foods That Heal. Since the diagnosis of Pete’s celiac disease and Callum’s food sensitivities, I have witnessed first hand, the power of food. It has incredible healing powers. Nutrition has quickly become one of my passions, and one of the main reasons why I’m studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. I’ve been learning a lot about the importance of essential fatty acids (EFAs). ...
  • Gingerbread Cupcakes

    I am so excited to be hosting the final week of Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free’s Gluten-Free Holiday event!  This week we’re focusing on gluten-free holiday desserts AND I’m giving away two fabulous cookbooks! First I must share my recipe for this week's Gluten-Free Holiday Desserts!  I've been saving this extra-special recipe since last Christmas! Who says you can't eat cupcakes at Christmas? My kids LOVE cupcakes. Last year I stumbled across a Martha Stewart recipe for ...