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  • 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 ...
  • Foods That Heal Part Two

    There are so many exciting things going on in the blogosphere this month! Over at The Balanced Platter we are helping you start 2012 balanced, healthy, and gluten-free.   Hallie and Lexie are hosting a fabulous month to help you start a new year; every Thursday in January, different bloggers will share their healthier recipes and tips. Lastly, I am thrilled to be hosting Naomi Devlin’s Go Ahead Honey, It's Gluten-Free event. This month I am asking you to share foods that ...
  • Be Merry!

      I'll be back after a restful Christmas holiday with my family and friends.  Much love and gratitude to all of you, my lovely readers. xo    
  • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

    As most of you know, I love my afternoon smoothies. Creamy, delicious, date-sweetened heaven. Lately I’ve been drinking lots of these, but it’s time for a change. Enter the Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. Play around with the flavors. Feel free to add some nutmeg, or use a pumpkin pie spice mix. I’m not a lover of nutmeg so I didn’t add any. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie 3 dates, pitted and soaked 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (any non-dairy milk will do) 1 teaspoon vanilla ¾ teaspoon ...
  • Decadent Chocolate Sauce

    We’re in full Summer mode, and we're having a blast! Naturally, we’ve been eating lots and lots of homemade ice cream and making lots of homemade popsicles. We were craving chocolate sundaes last week so we put our heads together and came up with this delightfully simple dairy-free chocolate sauce. Serve it with ice cream, eat it by the spoon, or add a little more milk and pour it into popsicle moulds. Dairy-Free Chocolate Sauce ½ cup of full-fat coconut milk ...
  • Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Got a hankering for chocolate? These cookies are a delightful treat when you need a chocolate fix.  Or in my case, when you need a chocolate crumb. I like to use these cookies to make a crumb base for pies, squares, and cakes.  Oh, and a totally amazing and delicious dairy-free and gluten-free Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake.  Don't worry, you'll get that recipe next week. Patience my friends. But as a cookie they are delicious.  The melted chocolate-coconut oil combination ...