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The Lills Food showcases our food adventures, as we test ingredients and recipes, travel to food places, share food discoveries and promote healthy eating!

GROWING TOMATOES

Rather than buying tomatoes from the store, this season we picked up organic plants from our local farmers market and began our own tomato garden. A variety of young tomatoes found a home in our beds. As they matured, little green tomatoes began popping…

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FLAX SEED EGG SUBSTITUTE RECIPE

A wonderful and yummy egg substitute can be made from ground flax seed and water. 5 minutes together and they create an ooey gooey, egg-like substance, perfect for cooking. Flax seeds and oil are high in fiber and omega-3 and low in carbohydrates. We’re hooked...

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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...

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DRIED HERB MIX RECIPE

While sitting out in the sun one day, we snipped a few of our homegrown herbs and thought to dry them. We brought the leaves into the kitchen, put them on a cooking sheet and into the oven. Once dried, we softly crumbled the basil, parsley and sage leaves…

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ALMOND COCONUT CAKE TREAT DAY RECIPE

The other evening we got a treat day cake pang, so we stayed up late, turned on the lights (and the oven) and got to it! Cooking late night makes for a very nostalgic moment, as we enjoyed a delicious bite of 3am cake and made a toast to the moon. Enjoy the recipe...

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ALMOND DATE ROLLS RECIPE

Have you ever had an almond date roll? Back in the day, we used to love to go by our local organic grocery store and get them. Now we make them at home because the recipe is super simple! Dates have supposedly been cultivated since 6000 B.C., so you know…

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VEGGIE POT PIE RECIPE

When we need a comforting pick-me-up, our veggie pot pie recipe comes in handy. We try to avoid butter and all purpose flour, among other things, but celebrate our hard work with weekly treat days. Veggie pot pie hits the spot, warms the soul and is a perfect treat...

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BANANA PANCAKES RECIPE WITH FLAX SEED EGG SUBSTITUTE

When making the transition from processed food to healthier food, we have definitely had our share of cravings. Our solution: creating and finding healthier food substitutes. One morning, we got a pang for pancakes and created an incredible treat that calls for only…

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CRANBERRY STRAWBERRY PIE TREAT DAY RECIPE

Treat days mean we get to enjoy treat day recipes like this cranberry strawberry pie. It brightens the senses, has an incredible scent and tastes gourmet. The strawberries calm down the tart from the cranberries and the combination is just sensational. Enjoy our...

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SPAGHETTI SQUASH RECIPE

We try to steer clear from traditional pasta, flour and calories that come with it. When we get a craving for spaghetti, which doesn’t happen very often, we pick up spaghetti squash. It’s a healthy pasta substitute, it’s naturally stringy and tastes...

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PINTO BEAN VEGETABLE MEDLEY RECIPE

Every once an a while we make our own little side dish medleys, full of harmonizing ingredients. We were most surprised by our pinto bean vegetable medley. It’s chocked full of beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic, onion and spices. It’s a home run side...

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SWEET POTATO CARROT BISQUE RECIPE

The moment we realized how easy it was to make bisques, we experimented with all of our favorite vegetables. We became addicted to the carrot sweet potato bisque. One sip is like a big hug of comforting smooth goodness and is tasty hot or cold. Enjoy our recipe below!...

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AVOCADO OLIVE DIP RECIPE

Two avocados sat on the counter staring at us for long enough, so we decided to cream them into a soothing avocado dressing for a kale salad. Before tossing the kale in our dressing, we enjoyed a spoonful and realized we can also use this recipe as a dip. It is that...

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COCONUT OIL BENEFITS

We’ve been enjoying the benefits of coconut oil for years. It’s a main ingredient we use in our homemade toothpaste and mouthwash, as it cleans the mouth and makes our teeth shiny and smooth. We’ve use extra virgin coconut oil every once and a while...

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POTATO PEA CURRY RECIPE

When it comes to curries, this one hits the spot! The potatoes melt, the peas stand out and everything is alright in the world. It’s such a comforting dish and is one we enjoy often. It reminds us of when we worked in New York City. We’d meet for lunch at...

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TURKEY MASSACRE

Last Thanksgiving we went to the supermarket and an employee told us the grocery had prepared itself with 10,000 turkeys ready for sale. This was at one store in the little port town in South Carolina we call home. Supposedly there are over 38,000 grocery stores in...

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QUICHE TREAT DAY RECIPE

We’ve made quiche together since we met each other back in 2005, but these days we only eat things like butter or dairy products on treat days. Quiche is so worth the wait and leaves us filled and satisfied. The best part is, they are so easy to make. Enjoy our...

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TREAT DAY FRIES RECIPE

Treat days are a perfect excuse to enjoy homemade fries! They are so much better than any frozen fry from a restaurant or fast food joint. Sometimes we like to cut them thinly, other times, nice and chunky. We pair them with homemade ketchup and even like to go wild...

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EDAMAME WITH PARMESAN AND SESAME SEED RECIPE

We love edamame. It’s such an easy snack and we know a recipe that elevates the little beans. With a toss in olive oil, sprinkle of cheese and sesame seeds, they are transformed into a delicious treat. Enjoy our edemame with parmesan and seseame seed recipe...

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LEMON BAR MUFFIN TREAT DAY RECIPE

Susie Lill introduced us to lemon bars and we’ve come up with our very own twist! Rather than using all purpose flour we use almond flour and instead of using butter, we use coconut oil. These treats definitely hit the spot and still give us the lemon bar flavor...

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ARTISAN BREAD vs COMMERCIAL BREAD

Have you ever heard of a German brotform? It’s a spiral proofing basket used to style rising bread. The coiled basket helps support the dough and results in a beautiful texture and look. This specific bread we purchased from an artisanal bread maker who...

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TREAT DAY KIWI COCONUT BANANA BREAD RECIPE

When we realized we didn’t have any walnuts left for our treat day banana bread, we decided to make use of our last kiwi and some coconut flakes, by adding them to our mix. We really love how this inspired treat day banana bread turned out and ate it all up...

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ALMOND COCONUT CREAM RECIPE

We’ve been steering away from animal products all together, but every once and a while we enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee and desire something creamy to go with it. Rather than using regular cream, we have fallen in love with the taste of our almond coconut...

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