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Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Chips

After indulging in all the wonderful southern fare (and ice cream!) on our Charleston family vacation last week, Dave and I decided it was time to get back to our usual healthy eating routine. In need of a healthier snack option than tortilla and potato chips, I decided to try my hand at making homemade sweet potato […] Read more…

How to Make Ghee (super easy recipe)

How to make ghee - it's so easy!

In my last post on the Amazing Health and Anti-aging Benefits of Ghee, I promised to tell you how to make ghee at home. Well, here’s the recipe, and, as you’ll see, it’s an incredibly easy process! All it takes are a pound of butter and some time (about 30 minutes) to hang out in the kitchen […] Read more…

Apple Spice Donuts with Maple Glaze (gluten free!)

In honor of the first day of fall, I thought I’d share a recipe with you that’s bursting with the flavors of autumn–apple, cinnamon, ginger, and maple! I recently discovered this recipe for apple spice donuts on goop.com and immediately knew I wanted to give it a try.  For one thing, the donut pans I bought […] Read more…

Sugar-Free Raspberry Limeade

Our weather has been especially gorgeous lately.  Day after day of bright sunshine, perfect temperatures, and sultry evenings that draw us out to the patio to watch the sun set.  Days like these call for special drinks. There’s iced tea, of course, which we always love.  But perfect weather deserves something a bit more festive, and […] Read more…

How to Make Homemade Almond Milk (it’s easier than you think!)

Real, fresh almond milk.  It’s a game-changer. I’ve been thinking about making my own almond milk for a while now.  Every time I pick up a carton at Natural Grocers I try not to think about the carrageenan, preservatives, starches and gums lurking inside of my pre-made (but oh so convenient) milk substitute. Having tasted homemade […] Read more…

Creamy Energy-Boosting Chocolate Coffee (dairy free)

Creamy chocolate coffee (dairy free)

Who thought up Daylight Savings Time anyway? I’m not sure why, but “Springing forward” really does me in.  And this year was no exception.  I felt draggy and out of it most of last week. That is, until during a rare moment of clarity I remembered my daughter Natalie’s special Energizing Chocolate Coffee recipe.   It’s a powerful weapon against the […] Read more…

It’s Sweet … It’s Spicy … It’s Golden Milk!

Have you ever been so excited about a certain drink (other than coffee) that you woke up in the morning thinking about it?  If not, you haven’t tried my latest obsession:  Golden Milk. Golden milk is something pretty special–it’s warm, comforting, creamy, frothy, and downright happiness-inducing!  Best of all, golden milk is filled with turmeric and […] Read more…

Gluten-Free Focaccia Bread Recipe

If you’re looking for the perfect gluten free focaccia bread recipe, look no further! After taking my first bite of this savory, garlic- and herb-infused bread, I was already making plans to whip up a second batch. It’s hard to believe that this wonderful bread is actually low in carbs and gluten free.  (It’s made with almond […] Read more…

How to Soak and Dry Nuts and Seeds (oven method)

Something I’ve started doing in the last year is soaking raw nuts and seeds, and then drying them, before eating.  Not only does it make them taste so much better, it makes them more digestible.  It also helps me avoid the rancidity and trans-fats associated with pre-roasted nuts and seeds. As with grains, nuts and seeds contain […] Read more…

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