Sunflower Cacao Balls (Nut-Free)

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Bliss balls also known as protein balls, energy bites or truffles are the perfect snack. They satisfy that sweet craving yet are refined sugar free, mostly relying on the natural sugars found in dates and other dried fruits. Continue reading “Sunflower Cacao Balls (Nut-Free)”

Blood Orange and Olive Tabbouleh

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Out of all the citrus varieties found this season, blood oranges are unique. Their skin is just as gorgeous as the deep crimson hues and blood-colored flesh found on their insides. They almost have a hint of raspberry mixed with citrus notes. I find them to be less sweet than other oranges. They are just so darn elegant. Continue reading “Blood Orange and Olive Tabbouleh”

Sweet Potato Cakes with Preserved Lemon Yogurt Sauce

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Do you ever flip through a cookbook and a recipe catches your eye but you wonder how to turn what looks like an appetizer into a full hearty meal for your family?

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Loaf

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The weather was pretty gloomy here in Berkeley last week. We’ve gotten a break from the rain for a bit although there is forecast for more to come this weekend.

What is it about cold damp weather that makes me want to put my cozy socks on, get into the kitchen and bake something that smells delicious? Continue reading “Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Loaf”

Vanilla Bean Ghee

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A few months ago, I was scrolling through my Instagram feed. Jessie from Sporks and Foons (I love the name) posted a picture of her delicious waffles. In her caption she mentioned that the waffles were topped with vanilla bean ghee.

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Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies

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In our house, the only cookies that are ever requested and eaten are Grandma Nancy’s chocolate chip cookies (and the macaroons from my last post). Grandma’s cookies are always the best but I’m continually on the search for a cookie that has something for everyone. A cookie that is allergy-friendly with nutrient dense ingredients.  I think this cookie fits the bill. Continue reading “Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies”

Orange Blossom Coconut Macaroons & allergy-friendly cookie exchange

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I’m so excited to join my fellow food allergy bloggers for an allergy-friendly cookie exchange. The six of us have come together to share our favorite cookie recipes and “virtually” bake together.  I’ve provided the links and cookie exchange information at the end of this post. Continue reading “Orange Blossom Coconut Macaroons & allergy-friendly cookie exchange”

Spiced Ginger- Apple Chutney

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Hi friends,

Now that it is apple season, we are finding a variety of beautiful apples at the market. If you are wondering about different ways to preserve apples, try making chutney.  Continue reading “Spiced Ginger- Apple Chutney”

A Sunday Spanish Lunch

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“In Valencia, paella is more than just eating; it is a ritual that reflects the character of the region. It provides a focus for family and friends to gather and enjoy. The most important aspect of paella is bringing people together. And the rice, it’s all about the rice”-Chef Camila

I’ve always wanted to learn how to make paella. What’s not to love about paella? It’s essentially a one pot dish full of flavor. It is a perfect meal to serve to friends because it feeds a large number of people. It is visually pleasing and a crowd pleaser. Continue reading “A Sunday Spanish Lunch”

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Spiced Ground Turkey and Apples

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It used to be considered that Sunday was a day of rest. But it comes as no surprise to many of us, that Sunday has become the new Saturday. Continue reading “Stuffed Acorn Squash with Spiced Ground Turkey and Apples”