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Category: Food

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THE Apple Pie

When I say this is THE Apple Pie, I mean it is seriously THE APPLE PIE. 

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Raw Shawarma Zucchini Noodles

Day 23 of my Raw Food Fast and these zoodles hit the spot. ​(okay – admittedly twice as I made this last night and went for a replay today)

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7 Things You Should be doing NOW to Sell Your Home This Fall

Here’s what we need to tackle now to get that “Home Sale Touchdown” this Fall!

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Healthful Home-Made Dressings

Here’s the thing, dressings really don’t have to be overcomplicated.  The majority of my salads these days are topped with a drizzle of fruit-infused aged balsamic vinegar with a touch of extra virgin olive oil or my favorite salsa and some cubed avocado.  Still, if you need a little more dimension, be sure to give some of these a try. Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients 1 … Read More Healthful Home-Made Dressings

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Date Caramel, Pear & Pecan Pancakes

Ingredients 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour or Organic, Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 1 tablespoon Baking Powder ¼ teaspoon Sea Salt 1 cup Almond milk or Milk/Alternative of choice 2 tablespoons melted Coconut Oil or Olive Oil 2 tablespoons Honey or Sweetener of choice 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract ⅓ cup Finely Chopped, Ripe Pear ⅓ cup Chopped Pecans More oil … Read More Date Caramel, Pear & Pecan Pancakes

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Carrot, Apple & Date Muffins

Think something like carrot cake but way better and way better for you.  Top notch – these babies are incredibly scrumptious and keep the fam reaching for more while mom sits there sipping her coffee counting all the fruits and veg they’re getting from the start of their day. These muffins make a great, quick breakfast! Recipe yields 12 muffins.  Try them paired with … Read More Carrot, Apple & Date Muffins

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Toasted Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich with Honey

This one is so ridiculously easy that its less of a recipe and more of a serving suggestion.  Still, these kids tore these up (even my niece who claims to not like bananas).  Feel free to add your own little twist to spunk these up even more to your liking!  A few chopped dates?  Go for it!  A sprinkling of goji berries?  Rock on!  … Read More Toasted Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich with Honey

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Cinnamon Apple Steel Cut Oats

{Crock Pot & Stove Top Method Below} Ingredients 1 Cup Steel Cut Oats 2 ½ -3 Cups Water 1 Cup Almond Milk 2-3 tsp Cinnamon Pinch of Salt 2 cups Chopped Apples ¼-½ Cup Maple, Honey, or other sweetener of choice, reserved 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil (optional if preparing via stove-top method) Crock Pot Instructions The night before, place all ingredients except maple a … Read More Cinnamon Apple Steel Cut Oats

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Chocolateasy Energy Bites

If you happened to have your eye out for a super easy, power-packed snack to drop in the kids lunch boxes (or have stashed in the fridge), look no further.  These definitely fit the bill. …and don’t you dare set out to make them yourself!  Our kids had a blast getting in the kitchen to help make these! Makes roughly 50-55 Ingredients 2 cups … Read More Chocolateasy Energy Bites

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Super Simple Snack Ideas

“Glazed” Pears Pears, Simple Honey Cream Sauce, & Cinnamon Thinly slice pears.  Drizzle with Simple Honey Cream Sauce and sprinkle with cinnamon. Stuffed Dates (Medjool) Dates & Almond Butter Remove pits from dates and fill with almond butter.  A serving is 4 and a perfect treat. Bananas with Coconut “Sprinkles” Banana, Unsweetened Shredded Coconut, Hemp Hearts (Optional), Psyllium Husk Powder (optional)*, & Honey Slice … Read More Super Simple Snack Ideas

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Happy Hummus Wraps

So easy, a 3 year old can do them!  Mix it.  Match it.  Make it your own.  Enjoy! Ingredients Romaine Lettuce Leaves Favorite Hummus Sliced Black Olives Sprouts Sliced Sweet Pepper Chopped Broccoli Florets Artichoke Hearts Whatever else floats your little boat Instructions Lay Romaine leaves flat on prep surface. Schmear ’em good with hummus.  *Sprinkle* on the goods. Roll leaves over and cup … Read More Happy Hummus Wraps

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Blushing Bruschetta

Ingredients 2 Medium Tomatoes, diced, excess liquid discarded 1-2 Garlic Cloves, minced 1 tbsp + 1 tsp Fresh, Finely Chopped Basil Leaves 2 ½ tsp Fresh, Finely Chopped Oregano 2-2 ½ tsp Red Wine Vinegar or Balsamic Vinegar 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil ¼ – ½ tsp Fine Sea Salt Pinch of Stevia (optional) Pepper, to taste  Instructions Place all ingredients in a … Read More Blushing Bruschetta

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Raw “Sweet BBQ” Zucchini Chips

Who doesn’t love a good BBQ chip or 10 alongside a summer sandwich, salad or wrap? We just love that we can enjoy these without the indigestion.  Fire it up for summer, by all means, but let’s keep it cool on the esophagus, shall we? Short on time?  Substitute these spices with you favorite prepared BBQ rub.  Start with a scant tablespoon and adjust as … Read More Raw “Sweet BBQ” Zucchini Chips

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Raw “Cheesy” Kale Chips

My kids LOVE these!  Seriously!  Think your kids would never eat kale?  Think again!  These just might be the solution you’ve been looking for!  These babies are loaded with nutrients and enzymes to nourish the family’s health rather than steal from it.  They’re so good, its totally common for half of them to be gone before they’re even fully done. Ingredients 2 Heads of … Read More Raw “Cheesy” Kale Chips

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Face-Rawk Guac

I have to say, out of all the guacamole recipes that can be found, this one ranks high amongst my favorites!  This recipe only has a little cilantro as my husband is not too fond of it.  Be sure to add more to suit your tastes. Ingredients 3 Avocados, halved and seeded 1 Lime, juiced 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Chipotle or Cayenne … Read More Face-Rawk Guac

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Basic Raw Flax Crackers

Looking for an easy way to add in more incredible omega 3’s with fiber and a wealth of other nutrients?  This could be your new backup plan. Makes 1 large tray Ingredients 2 cups Golden or Brown Flax Seeds 2½ cups Water 2 tbsp Bragg’s Liquid Aminos Instructions Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  Allow to set for 1 hour or until flax … Read More Basic Raw Flax Crackers

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This & That Fruit Flats

Breakfast, snacks, treats…  whatever.  It’s all the same with these. Ingredients Apples, Pears, and/or Bananas Peanut Butter or Nut Butter of choice Raisins, Craisins, chopped Dates, and/or any other choice dried fruits Hemp Hearts, optional Instructions Slice apples and/or pears into 1/4” thick slices or to desired thickness.  I like to do this holding the fruit sideways, lessening the waste.  Alternatively, if you’re going … Read More This & That Fruit Flats

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Red Lentil Hummus

Adapted from Plant-Powered Families by Dreena Burton (seriously chock full of delicious recipes!) This is delicious alternative to traditional hummus, picking more up on the flavors of the coriander instead of cumin.  Loaded with protein and incredibly easy to make, I couldn’t pass up sharing this with you! Ingredients 1 cup Dry Red Lentils 2 cups Water 1-2 medium-large Cloves of Garlic 3 1/2 -4 tbsp … Read More Red Lentil Hummus

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Pesto Italiano/French Pistou

Pesto Italiano Ingredients 40 Fresh Basil Leaves (roughly 2 cups, gently packed) 3 Garlic Cloves, chopped ¼ c Pine Nuts (or just shy of) 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, reserved ½ tsp Salt ¼ tsp Fresh Cracked Pepper *The classic recipes for both pesto and pistou of these call for shredded cheese.  Pesto often calls for parmesan or Asiago and Pistou for aged … Read More Pesto Italiano/French Pistou

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Raw “Caramel” Apple Dip

Ingredients 2 tbsp Creamy Raw Almond Butter 2 tbsp Raw Honey 1 tsp Vanilla Extract Dash of Pumpkin Pie Spice, Apple Pie Spice or Cinnamon Instructions Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Enjoy immediately with apples or other dipping fruits of choice.