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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Gluten-Free Peach Custard Bars with Sugar Cookie Crust

GF Peach Bars with Sugar Cookie Crust

Yep. It’s October, but I’m squeezing in one more peach recipe before they are gone for the year. As quickly as peach season arrives, it also ends. Sad, sad, sad. I was horribly disappointed to find the local farm I have been visiting sold out of my favorite variety of peaches within just a few hours. Hours. I think it was while I was in New York City a few weeks ago, so it couldn’t […]

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Peach + Rosemary Two Ways: Fruit Salad + Iced Tea Fizz

Peach + Rosemary Two Ways

Peaches and rosemary were made for each other. It’s as simple as that. I love peaches. I love rosemary. Put them together, and I’m head over heels for it, no matter what it is. As I’ve been dreaming up new ways to eat peaches (like it’s my full-time job), the idea came to me a few weeks ago to make an iced tea infused with rosemary and sweetened with fresh peach puree and a touch […]

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Quinoa Pizza with Stone Fruit, Chiles, and Queso Fresco

GF Quinoa Pizza with Stone Fruit, Chiles, and Queso Fresco

September is proving to be magical – the weather and fresh produce are astounding. October is my favorite month, but September is a close second. It’s also time for another round of #EatSeasonal. I’m joining in with some of my favorite bloggers to share recipes using fruits and veggies that are available in September. The links to their recipes are down below and you can follow along on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #EatSeasonal. […]

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Revamped Classic: Naturally Sweetened Healthy Fruit Crisp

naturally sweetened healthy fruit crisp

We often discuss in our family (usually during dinner) what constitutes a great dessert. Of course, as expected, my children think dessert means loads of sugar, chocolate, caramel, etc, etc. They don’t believe me when I tell them fruit is the original dessert. I can’t blame them much; I would have balked at the notion myself at their age. Maybe I’m just getting old, or maybe I’ve just realized that I don’t need a  ton […]

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Tempeh Black Bean Vegan Taco Salad

vegetarian taco salad with tempeh and black beans

A little while ago I confessed that I was in my twenties when I first tried tofu. Hmm. Funny thing. I’m in my thirties and I only just tried tempeh for the first time a few months ago. It’s always interesting to me that my picky eating was deeply rooted in fear. What if it didn’t taste good or the texture was wonky? I mean, it’s food. If I didn’t like it or the texture was […]

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Blackberry Basil Kombucha Shrub Cocktail

blackberry basil kombucha shrub

On a whim, I sought out a pick-your-own farm near where we live because I have been craving fresh blackberries. They are plentiful in the produce section at the supermarket right now, but those aren’t the berries that make dreams come true. Last summer I picked wild blackberries in Washington State on the side of the road near my great-aunt’s home. They were some of the best I’ve ever eaten. A few weeks ago we found […]

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Roasted Haricot Verts with Kalamata Vinaigrette

I think sometimes we get caught up in thinking a recipe has to be complicated to be delicious. And don’t worry, I include myself in that statement. While it true some of my favorite recipes might have two dozen ingredients (homemade curry anyone?), there are others that are startlingly simple. This side dish of Roasted Haricot Verts with Kalamata Vinaigrette is one such dish. I can’t believe I’d never thought of it before. We eat a […]

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Summer #PicnicBasket Essentials

Still a few more weeks until another school year begins. We are getting in every last bit of summer while we can! Our family adores going on picnics together. Sometimes they are thrown together at the last minute, and sometimes they are well-planned to the last detail. Having recently moved to a new city, we are excited to start checking out all of the wonderful parks in our area plus venturing out into the foothills […]

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