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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • These hummus cucumber boats are as fun as they are delicious!

Recipe: Hummus in Cucumber Boats

With the new year, many of us have made resolutions to eat healthier. One of the things I've discovered on my journey to better eating is that healthy, real food doesn't have to be plain or boring! You can create healthy food that will nourish your body and taste great, and with a few simple [...]

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  • This roasted garlic broccoli with pine nuts is amazing! Make it tonight.

Recipe: Garlic Roasted Broccoli with Pine Nuts

My kids have always adored broccoli. I know it might be a strange thing to say, but when they were tiny they just couldn't get enough of it! The trouble was, they went through a phase where they just didn't want any sort of vegetable that wasn't broccoli. Even vegetables that used to be acceptable [...]

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  • 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

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 our hearts out. Over the years, we've tried a lot of different recipes. But some are favorites that have a special place on our table year after year...and one of [...]

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

Recipe: Simple Dehydrated Pear Slices

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 thing to have around for recipes! Snip some dried fruit into your muffin mix or shake some up with raw nuts and seeds for trail mix. It's a wonderful food [...]

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

Recipe: Naturally Fermented Pickled Grape Leaves

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 with me, though. Grape leaves are actually very tasty, especially when they're naturally pickled in brine. Not only that, they're also very high in vitamin A, which has all sorts [...]

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  • This naturally fermented pickled vegetable medley is easy to make, and so good for you!

Recipe: Naturally Fermented Pickled Vegetable Medley

Have you read lately about the benefits of naturally fermented foods? Not only are the probiotics in these foods excellent for the health of your digestive tract, fermented foods are also easier to digest because fermentation helps break down difficult to digest cellulose in vegetables, which means that if there are certain vegetables you avoid [...]

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  • How to can your own fresh, organic peaches in fruit juice instead of syrup.

Recipe: Peaches Canned in Fruit Juice

Have you ever tried canning fresh fruits and vegetables at home? It can seem daunting at first, but once you make a couple of batches of home-bottled goodness you'll find that it's really quite a simple process. If you follow a tried-and-true recipe and stick to the directions, it's a very safe way to preserve [...]

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  • These gluten free blueberry apple oatmeal muffins have a moist, tender crumb and make a delicious breakfast!

Recipe: Gluten Free Blueberry Apple Oatmeal Muffins

School mornings can be rough! Between getting the kids up, getting everyone dressed, and gathering up books, pencils, lunches, and backpacks, it can be a trial fitting breakfast in before everyone hurries off on their separate ways. You'd think that mornings would be easier for a homeschool family, but I've learned that's not the case. [...]

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  • Getting creative with the Kraut, basic recipe and variations for raw lacto-fermented sauerkraut

Sauerkraut Recipe: Getting Creative with the Kraut

Ah, sauerkraut.  That delightfully pungent product of weeks (sometimes even months) of lacto-fermentation.  People either love it or they hate it.  For those in the former category, this post will serve as a fun adventure in variations on an old favorite.  For those in the latter category, I venture to suggest you just haven’t met [...]

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  • Kale and quinoa patties make a great main dish, a fantastic side, or a yummy addition to lunchboxes.

Recipe: Kale Quinoa Patties

Ready for a delicious recipe that's full of protein, fiber, and vitamins? These Kale Quinoa Patties are delicious as a snack or as a main course. They're wonderful piping hot, right out of the skillet...or eaten cold for lunch (they're a great finger food for lunchboxes). You'll love the savory flavor of these little patties, [...]

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  • How to make crisp, tangy naturally fermented sauerkraut...and why you should try fermented foods!

Recipe: Naturally Fermented Sauerkraut

Naturally fermented foods are such a wonderful addition to a real-food diet! There are so many benefits to eating foods that have been fermented. Food that's been naturally fermented with a starter like whey (or water kefir) is full of gut-healing probiotics, and is easier to digest because it is rich with enzymes and the [...]

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  • Cauliflower takes center stage when you make spicy whole roasted cauliflower. Delicious and fun!

Recipe: Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower is so yummy. There are so many great recipes out there for cauliflower! It really is one of the most versatile vegetables out there, sort of a super-hero veggie packed with nutrients and able to bring healthy deliciousness to the table in all sorts of creative ways. Blended in your mashed potatoes, cauliflower [...]

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  • Try this chickpea salad with tomatoes and feta, tossed with a creamy balsamic dressing!

Recipe: Chickpea Salad with Tomatoes and Feta

Chickpeas are such a healthy, delicious food! I'm always looking for ways to add a few extra chickpeas to our diet. In fact, I've been known to snack on them plain, or sprinkled with salt and balsamic vinegar. That's where I got the idea for Chickpea Salad with Tomatoes and Feta...a medley of chickpeas, red [...]

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Recipe: Cherry Compote over Goat Cheese

One of the best things about summer is that wonderful, fresh organic fruit literally grows on trees! Fruit trees are such a great investment. Although they do take some work (think picking up hundreds of smashed peaches in your yard after a wind storm, or scraping baked-on apricot off your driveway with a snow shovel) [...]

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  • Cowboy Caviar: A delicious medley of avocado, fresh tomato, corn and black eyed peas!

Recipe: Cowboy Caviar

As a native Montanan, I admit to having a fondness for cowboys. Caviar? Maybe not so much. But the great news is, there are neither cowboys nor caviar in this delicious recipe! Cowboy Caviar (from this recipe at myrecipes.com), which can be served either as an hors d'oeuvre or a salad, is a flavorful medley [...]

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  • These cookies are a healthy but cute addition to your Fourth-of-July celebration!

Recipe: Fourth of July Fruit Cookies

Here's a fresh, sweet, and healthy way to celebrate July 4th! Fourth of July fruit cookies are an easy and fun dessert, a perfect treat on a hot day. They're cute as can be and have all the appeal of frosted sugar cookies, but there's no need to limit yourself to just one because they're [...]

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