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The Unprocessed Kitchen: Homemade “Samoas” (Grain Free, Paleo, Primal)

March 7, 2013

Today, we close our Unprocessed Kitchen series. Over the last two months, we’ve discussed cookware, bakeware, soups, salads, meats, beverages, baby formula, fermented foods, breads, sugars, the GAPS diet, reading the labels, and how to change to unprocessed foods. I think it’s important to remember that eating an unprocessed, organic diet doesn’t have to mean […]

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Chocolate Chestnut Mousse Cake (Grain Free, Paleo, Dairy Free)

November 27, 2012

I hope you had a restful Thanksgiving with family and friends. We laid low and stayed home – just the four of us. We played games, danced, listened to lots of Christmas carols and put up all our Christmas decorations. Taking a few days to reflect, recharge and reconnect was exactly what our family needed. […]

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies (Grain Free, Gluten Free)

September 18, 2012

I’ve read many on the web talking about their frustration with people making treats out of unprocessed ingredients. I sort of see their point. If you’re going to eat unprocessed, then it’s always the best option to eliminate sweets out of your diet, but how many of us really want to foods only as they […]

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Hazelnut Frangipane Tart with Peaches and Creme Fraiche (Grain Free, Paleo)

August 6, 2012

Sometimes, I want to get creative and whip up a beautiful, fancy dessert.  Wonderful ripe stone fruits and berries abound this time of year and I love letting my imagination run wild creating beautiful tarts. Combine an easy crust, flavorful filling and bright fruit on top to make anyone’s eyes dance. Creme fraiche is a […]

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Apple, Cherry and Blueberry Crisp

February 29, 2012

  At the edge of each season, I start fixating on what’s to come. Warmer weather, cooler weather, the leaves changing, cold winds. Pete grins when I start talking about “how I can’t wait for ______.” This week I’m craving spring. We were toyed with a bit when the temperatures reached 75ºF for a few […]

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Bread Pudding with Chantilly Cream (Grain Free!)

December 7, 2011

My mom always makes bread pudding on New Year’s Day. I only eat it once a year so I savor every last bite. A few days ago, after making some pecan coconut muffins with my daughter, I shared my disappointment over giving up my traditional yearly indulgence. Suddenly, we both looked at the muffins and […]

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