Desserts

Butternut Date Cookies

1/19/16 |

As we prepared for our winter Seasonal Food Workshop, I knew I wanted to make a cookie that used some of our yummy butternut squash. Butternut squash is one of those summer crops that stores so well it can feed you all the way through the coldest months of winter. I loved finding a cookie …Read More

Zingy Lemon Pudding

3/9/15 |

I’ve taken to trying new recipes on unsuspecting dinner guests. It’s a blast (and sometimes risky), and in the case of this terrific pudding recipe, I benefited from having a visitor who helped me add the secret ingredient that gave this very lemony pudding a satisfying earthy crunch. If you like lemon, I bet you’ll …Read More

Lazy Turtle Yum Yum Energy Bars

2/3/15 |

With a toddler in the house, we’re always looking for nutrient-packed treats that we can make quickly at home and that are good for young and old alike. My favorite part of this recipe is how quick and easy it was to make. We had the ingredients at the ready for the most part and our …Read More

Amazing Snickerdoodles from Comfy Belly

12/12/14 |

I absolutely love these Snickerdoodles from Comfy Belly!  I’m simply passing along this favorite recipe from a wonderful blog out there. Usually I play around with recipes, messing with them and making them my own, but here I just joyfully followed directions (*except I used only 1/4 cup maple syrup and no crystal sugar to coat – still …Read More

Peppermint Patties (Strange and Delicious!)

12/12/14 |

I wasn’t sure about these little delights at first taste, but wow have they grown on me! I keep them in the freezer at home and work and they provide a terrific shot of sweet indulgence. The quality ingredients provide my body with nourishing fat and the stevia sweet doesn’t give me the blood sugar ride of …Read More

Simple Real Food Fudge

12/12/14 |

These rich cups of delicious are a snap to make and can be tailored in all kinds of ways. They’re packed high quality real food. The ingredients aren’t cheap, but they’re oh-so-nourishing (and really only slightly more $ than store-bought candy cups).  Enjoy! gluten free, vegan Makes 10-12 pieces Ingredients 1/2 cup coconut oil, softened or melted …Read More

Powerhouse Pumpkin Custard

10/31/14 |

One thing I love about cooking more of my own food is being connected with the ingredients I choose so that I know this dessert is a nutritional powerhouse (and a delightful treat).  This simple warming recipe is full of flavor and easy to throw together. The pomegranate we had on the counter ended up being a tasty and beautiful addition. …Read More

Orange Turmeric Coconut Cupcakes

10/10/14 |

I had fun this week playing with turmeric! This delightful cupcake recipe was shared with me by Chef Robin. They are hearty, tasty and delicious.  I like desserts like this for their balance of whole food fat, protein and sweet.  It’s less of a wild ride for your blood sugar. gluten-free Ingredients 6 eggs, room temperature ¼ …Read More

Gluten-free Crepes (sweet or savory)

8/26/14 |

I found this recipe a couple of years ago, and it has become one of my favorites for a little treat.  It can be made either sweet like this one, or savory (just leave out the vanilla and sweetener).  The texture will be a little thicker and rougher than crepes made with finer flours, but …Read More

Mint Strawberry Popsicles (or shakes… you decide!)

5/21/14 |

The other day we picked and froze 35 lbs of strawberries. What?? Yep, thanks to our own plants and a wonderful local organic berry farm, we will be eating incredibly nutrient-rich strawberries for the rest of the year and likely saving ourselves hundreds of dollars in frozen berry purchases.  Read more about strawberries in my post …Read More

Chocolate Beet Cake

4/16/14 | 2 Comments

This recipe combines a light, moist chocolate cake base with nutrient-packed shredded beets. Why I loved this cake:  it nourished me, filled me up and treated me to bright new flavor combinations.  If you are hoping for a chocolate cake that hides the beet flavor while tasting like a gas station cupcake, this isn’t your recipe.  But if you’re looking for …Read More