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THE LILLS FOOD

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

MINI VEGGIE POT PIE RECIPE

When it’s cold outside, our mini veggie pot pie recipe comes in handy. We normally try to avoid butter and all purpose flour, but we celebrate our hard work with weekly treat days where we can enjoy some comfort food. Veggie pot pie hits the spot, warms the soul...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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RASPBERRY WALNUT MACAROON TREAT DAY RECIPE

We’re obsessed with macaroons. We’ve made them before with banana, blueberries and even kiwi. They’re so easy to make and absolutely delicious. Try our raspberry walnut macaroon recipe below! To make Raspberry Walnut Macaroons: Pour coconut flakes...

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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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