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About Erica Hale

Hi! I'm Erica Hale and I write about family, faith and food on my blog, These Three Remain. I am thankful (yes, thankful!) for my gluten intolerance, which was the catalyst that led my family of five into a lifestyle of healthy eating and a love of real food. When I'm not busy homeschooling or playing in the kitchen, I enjoy gardening, music, photography, and hiking with my husband. Learn more.
  • These avocado fries are so amazing! Seriously, make some today. You won't be sorry.

Recipe: Avocado Fries with Chili Lime Mayonnaise

Avocado fries. If that doesn't sound amazing, I'm not sure what does. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Avocados, in my opinion, are just about the most perfect food. I love to slice them, sprinkle just a hint of sea salt on the slices, and savor them one at a time. I love chopped avocado [...]

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  • Skinny Monkey Cookies are vegan, gluten free, and low in sugar. They'll satisfy your sweet tooth and fuel your body with healthy nutrients at the same time!

Recipe: Skinny Monkey Cookies

Skinny monkey cookies? What? When I saw this recipe floating around the internet, I must admit the name raised my eyebrows a bit. It's probably derived from the fact that the main ingredient in these cookies is banana...but it got me thinking, have you ever seen a fat monkey? Then I realized that yes, I [...]

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  • Make an all natural foaming cleaner using non-toxic baking soda, dish soap, essential oil and vinegar. Gets the job done with no chemicals, and it's easy!

All Natural Foaming Cleaner

Been looking for a homemade foaming cleaner? You've come to the right place. If you've been on the road to natural living long, you've probably already read quite a bit about the wonders of baking soda and vinegar when it comes to cleaning the house. Dirty windows? Vinegar! Stinky fridge? Baking soda! Stopped up sink? [...]

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  • This natural, flu fighting tea soothes your cough and sore throat with honey, lemon, ginger and other immune-boosting herbs. Effective, and tastes great!

Flu Fighting Tea Recipe: All Natural & Effective

Flu Fighting Tea is perfect for fever, aches, pains, a wracking cough, or a sore throat. Sounds like the flu to me! It's never fun to feel under the weather, but so many of the cold and flu remedies available are full of chemicals that you wouldn't otherwise put in your body. One of my [...]

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  • These rich, chocolaty zucchini brownies will satisfy your deepest craving. Zucchini makes the brownies moist, but you'll never know it's there! So yummy.

Recipe: Chewy Zucchini Brownies

What's even better than a rich, chocolaty, chewy, fudge brownie? A rich, chocolaty, chewy, fudge brownie that's good for you! These brownies are so full of chocolate flavor, you won't realize that they're also full of healthy zucchini. If you happen to be swimming in summer squash (see this post), this is a great way [...]

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  • Creamy cauliflower mac and cheese gets its smooth texture and rich flavor from a whole head of cauliflower, rather than fat or flour. So cheesy and good!

Recipe: Creamy Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Nothing says "comfort food" like a big dish of homemade macaroni and cheese. It's also a universal kid-pleaser. Mac and cheese can lean toward the not-so-healthy side, though...especially if you buy the prepared kind in a box.  This fun recipe (which is from Mark Bittman of the New York Times) for Creamy Cauliflower Mac and [...]

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  • Cinnamon Maple Apple Crisp! Warm cinnamon and a hint of maple with tart apples under a chewy oatmeal crust to give this healthy dessert its character.

Recipe: Cinnamon Maple Apple Crisp

We've been having fun with apples at our house this season.  Boxes of organic apples picked from a friend's tree have been made into applesauce, dehydrated apples, and apple cider.  We've eaten plenty of crisp, fresh apples for snacks.  And finally, after almost all of the four boxes of apples had been dried, canned or [...]

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  • Pan-roasted savory Brussels sprouts with pine nuts, a hint of balsamic vinegar and a little organic cream will make you re-think Brussels sprouts entirely!

Recipe: Savory Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts

My youngest daughter tells me that her friends look at her funny when she tells them her favorite vegetable is Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts have a bad rap, most likely because they can be...well...less than tasty when the aren't cooked right. Many people have only tried sprouts frozen in a bag, steamed in the microwave [...]

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  • Creamy Baked Pasta Rosa can be made with gluten free or whole wheat noodles. Homemade organic cream sauce, diced tomatoes and raw milk cheese...mmmm!

Recipe: Creamy Baked Pasta Rosa

We've had turkey twice this month, tons of pumpkin and cranberry and all the usual holiday favorites. To be honest, I have to say that I'm ready to move on in the dinner department. It felt like time for a little pasta, so I played around in the kitchen until I found a recipe that [...]

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  • This recipe for homemade chocolate spread has allergy-friendly options! With no refined sugar or additives, it's a healthy and delicious snack.

Recipe: Homemade Chocolate Spread

Creamy, chocolatey hazelnut spread on a croissant...does it get any better than this? Actually, I have to admit...I really don't remember exactly what that tasted like. I just remember that it was good...really good! There are certain things that I haven't had since going gluten free (bye-bye, croissants) or since my husband became allergic to [...]

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  • This gluten free sausage and apple stuffing is a healthier alternative to traditional dressing. The apples are subtle, but make it so savory and moist.

Recipe: Gluten Free Sausage and Apple Stuffing

Thanksgiving is full of wonderful food traditions! But when you go gluten free (especially those first few years) the holidays can trigger feelings of loss and even grief. It's easy to find yourself mired in thoughts about all the things you'll never eat again...no more pies, no more dinner rolls, and no more stuffing! If [...]

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  • Feeling sick? Studies show that honey fights a cough better than OTC cough syrup. Try these yummy homemade honey lemon cough drops with ginger!

Recipe: Homemade Honey Lemon Cough Drops with Ginger

'Tis the season...it seems like now that Winter is here, everyone is coughing, hacking, sniffling and sneezing.  Sadly, my family is no exception: In the last few weeks, we've been fighting a virus that comes complete with fever, sore throat, and a nasty cough.  There are a ton of products you can buy to medicate [...]

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  • Healthy peach crisp...make it gluten free and vegan with organic peaches, oats, coconut and almond flour. Delicious with ice cream or whipped coconut cream!

Recipe: Healthy Peach Crisp

We're coming up on the end of the peach season here, and that means fewer perfect, ripe peaches and more...less than perfect peaches. But there's no need to let the "factory seconds" go to waste! Healthy Peach Crisp is a great way to use bruised, funny-looking, or just-past-its-prime fruit. At the peak of the season [...]

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  • Delicious gluten free pumpkin cream cheese bars are a cross between a bar cookie and a cheesecake. Creamy, rich, decadent but full of vitamins and minerals!

Recipe: Gluten Free Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

It’s here…pumpkin season! There are so many delicious recipes that involve pumpkin, it’s hard to know where to start. If you’re ready for a new favorite pumpkin dessert, you’ll want to try these gluten free pumpkin cream cheese bars! A perfect blend of creamy pumpkin, warm spice, and rich cream cheese, these bars have a [...]

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  • These delicious juicer pulp whipped cream cheese spreads can be made without a juicer, too. Choose vegetable or berry, great on a bagel or apple slices!

Recipe: Juicer Pulp Whipped Cream Cheese

What could be better than making your own, homemade vegetable or berry cream cheese? Making it with the leftover pulp from your juicer, of course! Whether you spread it on a bagel, a homemade juicer pulp cracker, or dip apple slices in it, flavorful juicer pulp whipped cream cheese is a great way to recycle [...]

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  • These decadent Greek yogurt fudge pops combine organic fair trade chocolate, yogurt and sweet berries. A healthy and refreshing summer treat!

Recipe: Greek Yogurt Fudge Pops

I love frozen treats! Fudge pops are one of my favorites. This recipe for Greek Yogurt Fudge Pops evolved from several ideas I saw online, combined with a neat trick for melting chocolate that I learned from a recipe for flourless chocolate cake. The pops are rich, smooth and very refreshing. The yogurt base, organic [...]

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  • Got green tomatoes? Put them to good use in this healthy, lacto-fermented green tomato salsa packed full of beneficial probiotics and enzymes.

Recipe: Lacto-Fermented Green Tomato Salsa

One thing I can always rely on is that when the frost starts to fall, I'll still have a ton of green tomatoes in my garden! You can pick them and let them ripen inside, but they just don't have the flavor that they do when they ripen out on the vine. What do you [...]

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  • It's easy to make naturally fermented garlic dill pickles! Skip the hot stove and keep all the cucumber's nutrients plus healthy probiotics. Delicious!

Recipe: Naturally Fermented Garlic Dill Pickles

When I was a kid, my favorite place to go with my dad wasn't the ice cream parlor. It wasn't the candy store, or even the toy shop. Nope, my favorite treat was to walk with him to the Pickle Barrel, a local sandwich shop, where we would pay 35 cents for....a pickle. These were [...]

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  • 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies! As tasty as they are easy, and naturally grain and gluten free. So healthy, you won't feel bad about having seconds. You can even make them Paleo.

Recipe: 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies. Yes, I said 3 ingredients. Craving something sweet? This could very possibly be the easiest and healthiest peanut butter cookie recipe I've ever seen! The basic recipe for these delicious peanut butter cookies includes just three ingredients: Organic peanut butter, honey, and an egg. When I saw this recipe, I [...]

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  • This recipe for roasted mini peppers is so easy, you'll have plenty of savory-sweet peppers for your eggs, pasta, salsa and baked chicken in no time!

Recipe: Roasted Mini Peppers

What is it about a roasted vegetable that makes it taste so good? Raw veggies are great, and so are sauteed. But when you roast a vegetable something really special happens! They're savory-sweet, a tiny bit crunchy and just a touch smoky...I could eat them like candy! It occurred to me that there must be [...]

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