Autumn Glory and Granny Smith Apple Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Healthy Breakfast Cookies |

These healthy Breakfast Cookies are a powerhouse combo of whole grains, sweet and fiber-rich apples, and nut butter for a wholesome, filling grab-and-go breakfast or snack. Back in October, I went on a little road trip with my friend Kelly. We drove from where I live in Boise, Idaho up to Washington to visit some of the SuperFresh Growers’ apple orchards. We specifically visited one of the Granny Smith orchards and the next day we […]

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Sorghum Vegetable Salad with Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette

Sorghum Vegetable Salad with Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette |

Fill a plate with this colorful Sorghum Vegetable Salad tossed with a spicy Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette – it’s vegan, gluten-free, and absolutely delicious! Well, the spring is flying by faster than I can adequately enjoy it. I feel like winter drags on forever and then spring is gone in a snap. As I’m typing this, the tree outside my window is just starting to sprout fluffy pink blossoms on every branch. It’s some kind of decorative […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Sherbet

This Strawberry Rhubarb Sherbet recipe, which I originally posted in the early, early days of Cafe Johnsonia, remains one of our very favorites to this day. I know we typically think of rhubarb as a late spring/early summer thing, but I’ve still been seeing rhubarb all over at nearby farm stands. That’s a good thing because I can’t get enough of it! Though if I’m honest…I’m guilty of buying the gorgeous red stalks and then forgetting […]

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Two Refreshing Cocktails for the 4th of July

Monday is the 4th of July here in the U.S. It’s always been one of my favorite holidays – the early morning pancake breakfasts, the laid back lunch at the pool or beach, evening BBQs, and of course, the fireworks. But mostly, I guess, for me it’s all about the fun food and drinks. I’ve teamed up again with Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice to create two festive cocktails for the 4th of July using their newest juice, […]

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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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Chicken Rice Stew with Leeks + Mushrooms

April is here at least! The trees in our yard are full of fluffy blossoms. The days are getting longer. And I’ve been spending a little time each afternoon basking in it all as I ride my bike. Spring is wonderful! It’s also time for this month’s #EatSeasonal roundup. This month I’m sharing a recipe for Chicken Rice Stew with Mushrooms and Leeks that was inspired by new favorite show, A Chef’s Life, on PBS. I […]

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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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Golden Beet Lemonade

summer golden lemonade

Summer is well under way. Becky and I have teamed up again to share two new refreshing summer beverages with you. Her Pineapple Basil Breeze looks and sounds amazing! And I’m sharing this refreshing Golden Beet Lemonade. Both drinks taste like liquid summer. My husband thought I was crazy when I told him I wanted to make beet lemonade. Within the last year I’ve gone from hating beets to tolerating them to really liking them. I […]

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Non-Dairy Millet Pudding with Apricots

Non-Dairy Millet Pudding with Apricots and Almonds

Thank you to Pacific Foods for sponsoring this recipe! This Millet Pudding is such a wholesome, healthy non-dairy dessert. There is such a thing! It is made with Pacific Foods Organic Unsweetened Almond Milk, a hint of maple syrup, and topped with slices of vibrant, ripe apricots and a sprinkling of sliced almonds for a little crunch.When I was a little girl, my grandmothers and my mom would all make rice pudding whenever there was leftover rice. I never […]

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