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.
  • Basil and sun dried tomato, Jalapeno and Chili, or Garlic Aioli...these dressed up mayonnaise spreads are easy to make and spice up any sandwich!

Recipe: Dressed up Mayonnaise

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Want a fast way to spice up a boring sandwich? Dressed up mayonnaise is an easy way to take a typical turkey sandwich to a [...]

  • This honey broiled grapefruit recipe is so simple and so delicious. Looking for an easy breakfast? Look no further.

Recipe: Honey Broiled Grapefruit

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It's been a great holiday season, full of fun with family and friends and great food at every gathering. So much great food, in fact, [...]

  • The secret ingredient in this savory three bean chili? Cocoa!

Recipe: Savory Three Bean Chili

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After a fun day playing outside in the snow, it's so nice to come home to a warm dinner of savory three bean chili. You [...]

  • Gluten free rosemary crackers are easy to make and delicous!

Recipe: Gluten Free Rosemary Crackers

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Crackers are a staple when it comes to snacks and hors d'oeuvres. You can eat them with cheese, hummus, peanut or almond butter, dips, and [...]

  • Chicken and dumplings made gluten free...enjoy this traditional comfort food again!

Recipe: Gluten Free Chicken and Dumplings

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One of the great things about cooking is that certain meals are just so homey, warming and cozy. I guess that's where the term "comfort [...]

  • Try this delicious lemon blueberry loaf! Easy to make gluten free.

Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Loaf

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Lemons and blueberries are so wonderful together! This Lemon Blueberry Loaf combines tangy lemon zest and sweet blueberries, and it makes a delicious snack or [...]

  • Banana cupcakes with whipped custard frosting are low in sugar and nutrient dense, but will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Recipe: Banana Cupcakes with Whipped Custard Frosting

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Cupcakes are so cute! The dainty size, the cute paper wrapper, and of course the thick swirl of frosting on wonder cupcake shops are [...]

  • These delicious and easy cinnamon almonds make a great gift!

Recipe: Cinnamon Almonds

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With the holidays just around the corner, I'm full bake mode. I've been looking for a recipe for a sweet treat that's simple, easy to [...]

  • Delicious stuffed grape leaves with meat, pine nuts, currents, and savory Mediterranean spices.

Recipe: Stuffed Grape Leaves

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Stuffed grape leaves, or Dolma, can be made in many ways. Grape leaves (here's how to preserve them naturally through fermentation) can be stuffed with [...]

  • Tender apples and rich whipped caramel frosting make this a delicious real food birthday cake.

Recipe: Apple Spice Cake with Whipped Caramel Frosting

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For some reason, there seems to be a large number of birthdays during the month of November. One of the things that can be challenging [...]

  • These delicious banana muffins are mostly banana and egg, with a bit of coconut or almond flour. Yummy!

Recipe: Paleo Banana Muffins

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Do you love banana bread? I sure do. I've tried quite a few recipes for banana bread, cake, and muffins and found that adding banana [...]

  • It's easy to make homemade cranberry orange sauce! Try this delicious and healthy recipe for your holiday meal.

Recipe: Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Orange

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! I come from a family of foodies, and it's so much fun when we get together and cook [...]

  • Winter squash and lentil, protein-packed lentils, healthy winter squash and savory spices make this soup a must try!

Recipe: Winter Squash and Lentil Soup

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Lentils are such a wonderful food! They're tiny, but they pack a powerful dose of protein and fiber. But unlike many "superfoods" on the market, [...]

  • Try these delicious gluten free savory pumpkin crackers! Crisp, tasty, and easy to make.

Recipe: Savory Gluten Free Pumpkin Crackers

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We're going a bit crazy with the pumpkin around here, but it sure feels like great way to ring in the month of November. Today's [...]

  • It's easy (and cheap!) to roast and puree your own pumpkin. Freeze it with this neat trick so that you'll have pumpkin all year long!

How to Roast, Puree, and Freeze a Pumpkin

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We're seeing pumpkins everywhere this week! Most of them look more spooky than delicious. But pumpkin is such a wonderful thing to cook with! It's [...]

  • These chewy and delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are made of oat flour...healthy, easy to make and the texture is amazing!

Recipe: Healthy Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Do you like pumpkin? This time of year, pumpkin seems to be everywhere. In coffee, soup, bread...and cookies! I love a nice, chewy pumpkin chocolate [...]

  • Got produce? Here's how to preserve it through freezing and dehydrating. Part 2 of a 2 part series on food preservation.

Preserving the Harvest: Freezing and Dehydrating

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As the last of the garden ripens, it's time to take advantage of nature's bounty and start putting away food for the winter! I admit, [...]

  • It's easy to dehydrate fresh, organic pears...they make a wonderful and healthy snack!

Recipe: Simple Dehydrated Pear Slices

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I love dehydrated fruit! It's so sweet and chewy, and it's wonderfully portable...great for sack lunches or snacks when you're hiking. It's also a great [...]

  • Preserving the harvest part one: Helpful information on preserving food by fermentation and home canning.

Preserving the Harvest: Fermenting and Home Canning

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Whether your harvest comes from your own garden or urban farm, the farmer's market, a CSA or the supermarket, this time of year is full [...]

  • Tangy naturally fermented pickled grape leaves for your Mediterranean recipes, soups and stews!

Recipe: Naturally Fermented Pickled Grape Leaves

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Grape leaves...some of you are probably scratching your heads right now, thinking "hey, aren't you fermenting the wrong part of the vine?" Hang in there [...]