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Jalapeño Hummus Recipe

Jalapeño Hummus

My husband has perfected this jalapeño hummus recipe at our house. It is so easy to make, and even though the garbanzo beans are from a can, this hummus tastes so fresh. We use it all week long. On crackers, veggies, sandwiches and wraps, it adds just the right kick to any meal or snack.

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Skip nut butter, eat seed butter!

seed butter

Michelle’s daughter attends a nut-free elementary school. This seed butter recipe was tweaked and embellished from one that she found online while researching nut butter alternatives. It is very easy to make and tastes just as good, if not better, than nut butters.

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Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Bread Gluten-free and Vegan if desired

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

This spiced pumpkin bread is perfect as a breakfast treat or mid-day snack. The inspiration was adapted from the pumpkin spice bread recipe in “The Joy of Vegan Baking” by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. The recipe uses an egg replacement since it is vegan, but can be adapted by using 3 eggs in place of the flaxseed.

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Recipes: Whipped Coconut Cream Frosting and Whipped Cream. Both Vegan and Fabulous!

You don’t have to be a vegan to to appreciate delicious foods that don’t contain animal products. Reducing the dependance on animal ingredients is good for you and the planet. Below are two different ways to make excellent vegan dessert toppings, frosting and whipped cream, for all of your holiday dishes. The whipped cream is less sweet than the frosting.

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Recipe: Vegan (if you choose), Gluten Free, Easy, Pumpkin Muffins

Vegan GF Pumkin Muffins

We have 2 versions of our pumpkin muffins recipe for you. Michelle gave us the base, and Melanie decided to make these on a whim for company one weekend without shopping for the exact ingredients beforehand. So we have indicated the substitutions she used in parenthesis. This is a super easy recipe and the muffins are delicious either way.

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Recipe: Pasta and Summer Squash

Pasta and Summer Squash

We have done a summer squash pasta recipe in the past, but this one has different flavors and is a unique combination between squash pasta and pasta puttanesca. It’s a great dinner with the flavors of summer! It can easily be made dairy free and gluten free. Enjoy this easy and delicious pasta and summer squash dish.

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What is the difference between Kefir and Yogurt?

difference between kefir and yogurt

What is the difference between kefir and yogurt? Yogurt is produced by a fermentation process using bacteria, and kefir is produced by a fermentation process using bacteria and yeast. If you have ever tasted any kind of kefir, you notice it is in more of a liquid state compared to yogurt, and has a kind of a bubbly sensation similar to champagne.

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Paleo Fruit Tarts

Paleo Fruit Tarts

This is a fun dessert if you are having company over. These paleo fruit tarts are very easy to make and great for kids or adults. If you do not have individual tart pans, just make one large tart. Make sure to make this ahead as it needs to sit in the refrigerator for 4-5 hours before serving.

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Fresh Tomato Soup. Make Vegan, Vegetarian, or Paleo

Fresh Tomato Soup

Once you have tried fresh tomato soup, you will wonder why you ever bought canned. It is so good and has a completely different flavor than canned. Plus, it still tastes just as good with a homemade grilled cheese 🙂 I used homemade chicken broth in my recipe, which made the soup even more amazing. If you are vegetarian, homemade vegetable broth works just as well.

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Chia Fruit Salad

Fruit salads offer a nice change of pace all year long. This is a quick, easy and healthy snack, breakfast main course, or side dish. Any combination of fruit and nuts can be used. You can choose fruits based on color to suit a party theme or season. Chia seeds are a rich vegan source of Omega-3’s, fiber and protein. They can be added to any salad, smoothie, etc. for a great nutritional boost! Use our Chia Fruit Salad recipe as inspiration for your own.

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Bone broth explanation and recipe

Have you jumped on the bone broth bandwagon? Bone broth has become trendy and popular in food circles lately, but you may be surprised to learn that this food has traditionally been used as a health tonic for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine, and other cultures.

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Kale and Sunflower Seed Pesto

Sunflower seed pesto

This is a quick kale and sunflower seed pesto that is equally as healthy as it is easy to prepare. The cheese can be substituted with an alternative such as Daiya brand cheese or nutritional yeast flakes. This sauce is great served over any type of pasta, orzo, or even used as a topping on crackers. Let us know how you use it! Enjoy.

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Recipe: Gluten Free Banana Muffins

Gluten Free Banana Muffins

These gluten free banana muffins are so good! The pecans offer a nice alternative to almond flour recipes, although almond flour can be used. My daughter and I made these together and ate them for breakfast for a week! I buy bananas weekly and freeze what we don’t eat, so these will definitely be a staple in our kitchen!

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Thai Curry Black Bean Noodles

Bean Noodles

Bean noodles are very high in protein and fiber. They are a great alternative to traditional gluten free pastas, which are usually made from corn, rice, and soy. The black bean noodles taste like traditional pasta to me, and this recipe has the perfect sauce for them. The dark color of the pasta goes well with the bright color of the sauce.

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Ground Turkey Recipes

Ground Turkey Recipes

These ground turkey recipes obviously cannot be done vegan, but I prepare them gluten free and organic. All three recipes are very popular with adults and kids! They are easy to prepare, great recipes for the holidays, and they may turn into your family’s favorite dinners all year long!

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