Maple Granola Brittle

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Happy September everyone! With the kids back in school and our schedules becoming more hectic, we are on the hunt for delicious and nutritious snacks. Continue reading “Maple Granola Brittle”

Matcha Green Tea Energy Bites

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The month of May and early June marked the end of the school year and work projects. It felt like a mad dash to get to the starting line of summer. I was running all the time to get somewhere but often forgetting where I was supposed to be and why? Continue reading “Matcha Green Tea Energy Bites”

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)”

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”

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”

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”

Fig Almond Cake

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Ever since the first of September, I’ve been noticing beautiful figs at the market. There are many different colors and varieties sold here in Berkeley. I made fig jam back in June from the first harvest of figs which tasted delicately floral. I still have a frozen half-pint waiting to be scooped onto toast or swirled into my morning yogurt.  With this second harvest, I wanted to try something different. Continue reading “Fig Almond Cake”

Oatmeal Craisin Cookies

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A few months ago, I was sick on a Saturday. Matt took the kids out so I could get some rest. When I am sick, I find great comfort in watching cooking shows. PBS has a string of culinary delights on Saturday mornings. Since I’ve never watched Joanne Weir before, I decided to give her a try. One show and I was hooked. Continue reading “Oatmeal Craisin Cookies”