Mini Lavender Pavlovas with Summer Berries

I think the very first time I even heard the word “pavlova” I was watching an episode of Martha Stewart Living. Martha made mini pavlovas that she formed into perfect spheres. When they came out of the oven and cooled completely, each one was broken in half through the middle and a perfect scoop of passion fruit sorbet was placed inside. I was intrigued. But it took a long time for me to actually make […]

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Gluten Free Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

This cobbler recipe was created in partnership with Pamela’s Products as part of the 2015 Baking Partner program. Well, spring whizzed by, didn’t it? It’s been a really busy few weeks and months, but I feel like I managed to really enjoy the nice weather, beautiful blossoms, and the return of some of my favorite fruits and veggies to the produce section. There are also so many exciting things are happening right now, not the least of […]

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Blood Orange Asparagus Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing 

Well, we’ve already gone through several pounds of asparagus in the past few days. I really resisted the urge to jump up and down when I saw fresh asparagus at the grocery store last week. It was like seeing a long, lost friend. Sure, asparagus might be available year round in some places, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to taste good. No, spring is the really the only time to really enjoy asparagus. The stalks […]

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Cauliflower Couscous Salad

I love the month of March. It means spring is on its way, though the winter here in Boise was not too bad. It means my birthday is around the corner and I’m trying really hard not to think about getting older, but hoping I’m getting wiser. Ha! I’m excited to see my lawn turning green and buds starting to form on the branches of the trees in our yard. Spring makes me smile. This […]

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Orange Mango Braised Fish with Lime Coconut Quinoa

I am so excited to share this recipe with you – even more excited than usual! Is your mouthwatering at the title – Orange Mango Braised Fish with Lime Coconut Quinoa? Doesn’t that sound amazing? Doesn’t it sound like something you’d want to eat while sitting at a beachside restaurant on a warm, breezy night? That’s totally the feeling I was going for here. A few weeks ago Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice contacted me about partnering with […]

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Quinoa, Grapefruit and Golden Beet Salad

I’m always on the lookout for new healthy recipes to make for my family. My friend, Kelly Pfeiffer who writes the food blog, Nosh and Nourish, just came out with a book  called Superfoods at Every Meal: Nourish Your Family with Quick and Easy Recipes Using 10 Everyday Superfoods. I have been so excited to have it on my shelf! Today I’m sharing Kelly’s crazy delicious recipe for Quinoa, Grapefruit and Golden Beet Salad from her […]

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The Easiest Chocolate No Bake Cookies

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Chocolate no bake cookies are a classic favorite. Easy to put together, delicious, and full of rolled oats. I loved chocolate no bake cookies as a kid, but I haven’t made them for years. These no bake cookies are actually more like a cross between candy and cookies. When I first tasted them, they reminded me of the no bakes we used to make all the time. I loved coming home from school and seeing that my mom […]

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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola

We’ve been on a granola kick lately. My daughters have discovered that they love it more than anything else on top of tangy yogurt or in a bowl with a bit of milk. I’m more for grabbing a handful here and there for a little snack, or dipping apples in almond butter and then coating them in granola. A few years ago I started making Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola. I was amazed how quickly that […]

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Curried Vegan Pumpkin Pie (Gluten-Free)

Pumpkin pie lovers fall into two (maybe three) camps – purists and adventurists. At least that’s the case in my family. My husband was abhorred by the idea of changing up the yearly pumpkin pie(s) until I started baking and he started tasting. We used almost-burnt caramel as a base one year. Another the pie was topped with streusel (and made with caramel). Another pie was a Thanksgiving Two-fer ala Dorie Greenspan. (Think: double layers […]

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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Molasses Rolls

Friends, I’m so happy to share another gluten-free roll recipe with you! I’ve really enjoyed working with Red Star Yeast on these recipes. Today, just in time for Thanksgiving, I’m sharing my new recipe for Gluten-Free Oatmeal Molasses Rolls. I’m so proud of how these rolls turned out – soft, sweet, and hearty all at the same time! I want to shout it from the rooftops! Thank you to Red Star Yeast for sponsoring this […]

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