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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

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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 [...]

  • 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

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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 [...]

  • 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

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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 [...]

  • 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

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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 [...]

  • 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

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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 [...]

  • 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

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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 [...]

  • 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

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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, [...]

  • 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

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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 [...]

  • 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

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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 [...]

  • 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

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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 [...]

  • 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

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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 [...]

  • 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

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'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 [...]

  • 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

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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 [...]

  • 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

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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 [...]

  • 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

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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! [...]

  • 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

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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, [...]

  • 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

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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 [...]

  • 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

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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 [...]

  • 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 (And Paleo Alternative)

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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 [...]

  • 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

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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 [...]