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Date (Gluten, Grain & Dairy Free) Organic & Fair-Trade Ingredients: 1 cup cassava flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 3 pasture-raised eggs, room temperature 1/2 cup non-dairy milk 1/2 cup purified water 2 tablespoons liquefied coconut oil or avocado oil Coconut oil for cooking, essential for stainless steel pans Instructions: In a medium […]

Berry Crumble Pie

Berry Crumble Pie

Date (Gluten Free) Here is my easy gluten-free, low-sugar berry crumble pie. In this simplified version, I use a frozen gluten-free pie crust and frozen berries. If you have more time, you can incorporate a homemade crust using gluten-free or nut-based flour. Fresh berries are a welcome substitution when available. If using frozen berries, make […]

Cashew Cream Sauce

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Date (Gluten, Grain & Dairy Free)Organic & Fair-Trade Ingredients:1/3 cup raw cashews (soaked for at least 3 hours)6 cloves of raw garlic, diced2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil3 tablespoons nutritional yeast (non-fortified)2 tablespoons raw basil, diced (plus extra for garnish, optional)Approximately 1 to 1-1/2 cups warm purified waterFreshly ground pepper […]

Easy Kombucha

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Date (Probiotic, Gut Health)Here’s my favorite, simplified (really!) recipe for homemade kombucha. Start with a small batch, 1 quart, and increase over time.  You can make kombucha as tart or as sweet as you like. The longer the drink ferments, the more probiotics and negligible alcohol are created. Pictured here: A berry kombucha with strained […]

Oatmeal Banana Cookies

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Date (Gluten & Dairy Free)This delicious oatmeal cookie contains less sugar than your typical treat because it’s mostly sweetened with banana.Organic & Fair-Trade Ingredients:1 large ripe banana1-1/2 cups of uncooked old fashioned oatmeal3 tablespoons almond/cashew butter (or almond butter)1 teaspoon cinnamon½ teaspoon baking sodaA couple pinches of sea salt½ teaspoon vanilla¼ cup unsweetened coconut¼ to […]

Fruit Kvass

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Date (Gluten, Grain & Dairy Free)Kvass is traditionally a fermented drink made with beets. This refreshing drink is made from fruit and started with kombucha rather than whey. Please note that fermented drinks may contain a negligible amount of residual alcohol that occurs naturally during fermentation. Generally, the longer the drink is fermented, the greater […]

Slow Cooker Chicken

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Date (Gluten, Grain & Dairy Free)Organic & Fair-Trade Ingredients:5-6 lbs whole organic chickenOrganic seasonings to sprinkle on top (dried herbs, garlic powder, sea salt, etc.)Instructions:Place whole raw chicken into slow cookerSprinkle seasonings on topSet slow cooker setting to low heat and cook for approximately 7 hours on lowServe when internal temperature of 165º F is […]

Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

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Date (Gluten & Dairy Free)This soothing soup can be made with turkey or chicken, or beans for a vegetarian dish. I typically use the carcass of the poultry to make a broth overnight before starting the soup, but not during this busy time. Short-cuts such as using store-bought broth and pre-cut vegetables in a “mirepoix” […]

Fermented Cucumbers

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Date (Gluten, Grain & Dairy Free)This recipe creates fermented cucumbers, which offers more gut beneficial properties than pickles. Look for an upcoming blog discussing different types of fermented foods and how they differ from pickled products.Organic & Fair-Trade Ingredients:5-6 mini organic cucumbers1 Tablespoon sea salt2 cloves of garlic finely mincedFiltered waterQuart-size, wide mouth jarOptional: Seasoning […]

Easy Sauerkraut

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Date (Gluten, Grain & Dairy Free)Organic & Fair-Trade Ingredients:1 small, fresh red cabbage, minced (saving outer leaves of cabbage)1 fresh organic carrot, grated4 teaspoons salt1 tablespoon organic minced ginger1 clove organic minced garlicFiltered waterInstructions:Mince and grate ingredients. Place all ingredients in a bowl. Massage and squeeze to release the juices. Place mixed ingredients into a 2–quart-sized […]