Vegan Gluten-free Blueberry Scones

Vegan Gluten-free Blueberry Scones

Over time our eating habits have evolved in many ways.  Now days we are gluten free, free of refined seed and veg oils, and avoid refined sugars.  So my most popular recipe on the blog has also evolved. These are my blueberry scones 2.0.  New and improved but still delicious. Enjoy!       Vegan Blueberry Scones 2 cups of Gluten Free Baking Mix (King Arthur’s) 2...

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Pumpkin Ginger Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Ginger Chocolate Chip Muffins

We are in the middle of an art event at our house.  My husband is a photographer and we open up our home to hundreds of people every year to check out the latest photos.  This is our 14th year doing the art show and every year I put out a lovey spread of food. In years past I have purchased cookies from Trader Joe’s along with veggies, dips, cheeses and chocolate candy for our guests. The...

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Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Today is Christmas and whether you celebrate this day or not, I’m sure we can all agree that cookies are awesome.  This year, we are missing our family and friends who are scattered throughout the world and wanted to send this little video holiday card.  We decided to share it here with you all on this special day. These cookies were moist and lovely. Gluten free, vegan, soy, nut and...

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Lunchbox Roundup Part 3

Lunchbox Roundup Part 3

We’re half way through our 30 days of allergy-friendly lunch boxes.  Hopefully you’ve seen some ideas that will help you pack easy, nutritious and delicious meals. You probably have noticed by now that beyond restricting allergic and problem foods, we have also cut out processed foods. We make choices that are organic when possible, free of dyes, MSG and strange ingredient names. I...

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Gummies!

Gummies!

Most Saturdays I head over to our farmer’s market. This is my time to get out and shop by myself a little bit. I sneak out early while everyone is still snoozing or in pajamas and they barely notice I’m gone.  The farmers market is not as cheap as one would think, but I love supporting our local farmers directly. It’s a great place to find out about our local farms, run into...

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Ode to a Caterpillar

Ode to a Caterpillar

The caterpillar’s not a cat. It’s very small And short and fat, And with those beady little eyes Will never win a beauty prize. The caterpillar’s brain is small - It only knows to eat and crawl. But for this creepy bug don’t cry, It soon will be a butterfly.  –The Caterpillar By Douglas Florian Or in our case, a moth.  An oak moth to be exact.  We are lucky enough to live...

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Fermented Veggies

Fermented Veggies

Those who know me can trust that I always have some sort of bubbling food experiment brewing in the kitchen.  My biologist roots make it impossible for me not to be curious about the natural reactions that cooking and food can produce. So as a result, we make our own kombucha, preserved lemons, jam, pickles, dried food, jerky, juice, cheese, butter, coconut milk, yogurt, beer, bread…  A...

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Pasture Raised Apple Braised Pork

Pasture Raised Apple Braised Pork

This last weekend I stopped by the Fogline Farm booth at my local Farmer’s Market and picked up a pasture-raised pork shoulder. I didn’t really have any plans for it, but when I looked at my other purchases from the day – onions, herbs and apples. I figured this guy was destined to be slow braised with apples and herbs. Pasture-raised?  You may be asking why bother? Isn’t...

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Coconut Whipped Cream

Coconut Whipped Cream

This one may not be new to you, but I have to share it anyway because it’s one my favorite treats.  This whipped cream will make everyone happy and no one will miss the dairy – I promise.  It’s super silky, sweet and creamy – the perfect topping for berries, pumpkin pie or other holiday treats.  I was looking for a vegan whipped cream recipe and found a few that called...

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Sunny Coconut Bars

Sunny Coconut Bars

Here is one of our favorite snack ideas for lunches or as a special treat.  With just a few ingredients they are quick and easy to make (no baking!) and they really hit the spot when the kids are trolling for sugar. This my answer to a cookie most of the time and my kids know these as “power bars”.  Sometimes we roll them into balls and call them “power balls”. Sometimes...

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