archive for October, 2007

Baked Apples

Posted on October 28, 2007

To me, fall means baked apples. Simple. Delicious. Sweet. Warm. Comfort.

The other day, my older son asked if we could partake in our favorite fall ritual and bake up some apples. I was busy with a bunch of other cooking projects so he took matters into his own hands, cored a couple of apples, stuffed them with yummy ingredients, then handed them to me to place in the oven. It’s just that easy, really.

Here’s my recipe, you’ll have to ... read more →

Banana Cake

Posted on October 21, 2007

Gluten Free Banana Bread. Gluten Free Banana Cake. What’s the difference?

Last night we went out with our friends Debbie and Mike. They are quite the non-profit duo. Debbie founded the timely and super innovative Wellness Initiative, while Mike runs Progress Now. Two cutting edge organizations out to make the world a better place. What could be cooler?

Here’s what. Their son Lee will celebrate his first birthday next week. And they have another little one due any ... read more →

Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on October 21, 2007

Enjoy this gluten free cream cheese frosting on carrot cake or banana bread.

Crream Cheese Frosting

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¾ cup heavy cream
1 cup cream cheese
¼ cup agave nectar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Whip heavy cream until stiff
In a separate larger bowl, whip cream cheese until smooth, then blend in agave and vanilla
With a rubber spatula, gently blend whip cream into cream cheese mixture

Stuffed Dates

Posted on October 14, 2007

Dates are an excellent source of energy and rich in B Vitamins.

Stuffed dates are as as sweet as candy, so of course, children like these treats. Adults enjoy the delicate blend of flavors.

Stuffed Dates

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1 cup pistachio nuts, shelled
¼ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 pinch celtic sea salt
20 large dates

In a food processor, pulse pistachios, orange juice, orange zest and salt
With a sharp knife, make a slit on one side of each date and remove the pit
Push ... read more →

Soothing Chai

Posted on October 7, 2007

With just a few basic healthy ingredients, this homemade chai is easy, delicious and inexpensive.

Today was the first day since June that I did not wear my flip flops. That means only one thing: the cold weather is here.

Although yesterday was warm and sunny, today we will dip down to a low of 35 degrees! For me, this chilly weather calls for one of my favorite beverages: homemade chai. With just a few basic ingredients, this recipe is ... read more →