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LIVE FOOD vs DEAD FOOD

Over the last few years, we’ve worked closely with local farmers and food purveyors. The most important thing we learned was the difference between live and dead food. It turns out, when you pick an organic fruit off the tree and bite into it, you’re... LIVE FOOD vs DEAD FOOD See the full post

CARROT BEAN SAMOSAS TREAT DAY RECIPE

We do our best to eat as healthy as we can, but every once and a while we enjoy a treat day and savor some off-the-good-list ingredients, like butter. We had a treat day recently and decided to make some hand-made samosas that call for butter, flour and a fry. They... CARROT BEAN SAMOSAS TREAT DAY RECIPE See the full post

OIL PULLING

We had a good laugh when we came across info on oil pulling. We had been swishing coconut oil in our mouths once a day because we know it kills mouth bacteria and leaves our teeth feeling squeaky clean. It turns out swishing oil in the mouth (on an empty stomach) is... OIL PULLING See the full post

MEDITERRANEAN GRILLED SWEET POTATO RECIPE

We had a wonderful time wowing our family with these tasty Mediterranean Sweet Potatoes with White Bean Hummus! They are the perfect hors d’oeuvres and you can even eat them with your hands. Not what you’d expect to come off the grill, right? They look... MEDITERRANEAN GRILLED SWEET POTATO RECIPE See the full post

DELICATA SQUASH RINGS RECIPE

We picked up some squash that we had never eaten or cooked with before, called Delicata squash. It’s also known as Bohemian or Peanut squash and is a winter vegetable that is cream colored, has green stripes and great texture. It is so easy to work with, the... DELICATA SQUASH RINGS RECIPE See the full post

CHOCOLATE HONEY COCONUT MINIS TREAT DAY RECIPE

We’ve really learned how to curb our cravings and eat in moderation (creatively)! One of our new favorite treats are our delicious chocolate honey coconut minis! One bite fulfills our need for a sugar-boost and it’s surprising how long we can make 6 little... CHOCOLATE HONEY COCONUT MINIS TREAT DAY RECIPE See the full post

VEGAN COCONUT TART RECIPE

Back in the day, one of our most favorite treats from the local health food store was the Coconut “Hail Merry” Vegan Tart. We would buy one tart to share between us and cut it into tiny slices so we could savor every little bite. Today, we figured out a... VEGAN COCONUT TART RECIPE See the full post

HONEY LEMON BRUSSELS SPROUTS RECIPE

Brussels Sprouts can go wrong so very quickly when it comes to cooking them. We finally figured out a great way to sweeten them up and change their flavor profile up a bit! Now, we can’t get enough and have even gotten the thumbs up from a certain family member... HONEY LEMON BRUSSELS SPROUTS RECIPE See the full post

GROWING TOMATOES

Tomatoes find themselves in our daily meals, we can’t get enough of ’em. The only problem is the average U.S. grocery store tomatoes are most commonly hit with heavy chemicals and pesticides, are picked green, put into methane tanks (to make them red) and... GROWING TOMATOES See the full post

CAULIFLOWER PANCAKE RECIPE

We’ve always loved making and enjoying potato pancakes and apple pancakes, but we had never tried cauliflower pancakes with parsley and Greek yogurt before. The cheese really makes them and it turns out they are super easy to whip up and they make a perfect... CAULIFLOWER PANCAKE RECIPE See the full post
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