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How To Eat Snow – Honey Berry Snow Treat

This quick, fun, winter treat recipe will teach you the best-tasting way to eat snow! Is it snowing yet where you are? We’ve had two small snowstorms this winter in the Willamette Valley. They are not completely abnormal, but they only happen once every year or so. It’s a wonderful place to live for that …

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Curried Lamb Meatballs With Soaked Farro Pilaf and Raw Tahini

This is a recipe I come back to time and time again. You might call it a “signature dish.” I make these curried lamb meatballs with soaked farro pilaf for friends and family alike and it’s always a huge success because it’s visually stunning, easy to prepare, and tastes amazing. A surprising amount of lamb …

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Sweet Potato Sourdough Pancakes

Sweet potato sourdough pancakes could easily become a staple around here. My daughter loved them, although I’m honestly not surprised. Sweet potato slathered with organic raw butter was one of her favorite first foods. Here, the sweet potato adds a natural sweet earthiness and deep flavor to the sourdough. It makes these pancakes more tender …

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Whitening, Remineralizing, and Detoxifying Coconut Oil Toothpaste

Taking care of your teeth is as important as what you eat! That’s why I want to share this easy recipe for a naturally whitening, remineralizing, and detoxifying toothpaste that you can make anytime in the comfort of your own home. It’s easy, cost-effective, and so beneficial. Please note that I am not a medical doctor …

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Homemade Old Fashioned Turkey Pot Pie – A Great Way To Use Leftover Turkey and Gravy

I love roasted holiday turkey, I really do. But I love roasted turkey leftovers even more! There is something so satisfying about enjoying all the hard work of the holiday cooking marathon while settling into a big plate of reheated leftovers. With that said, I know of one way that I always appreciate the leftovers even …

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Date and Maple Sweetened Snowballs – Zero Refined Sugar

You know that perfect cookie, the one of your dreams? The very one that you secretly devour whenever you get a chance? Yeah, well let me introduce you to mine – the snowball! I’ve always loved shortbread because, you know, I love butter. So take a shortbread dough and add buttery pecans as well. Oh, …

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Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Raw Honey Cups

Sometimes I just really need a sweet treat that feels guilty. That usually includes chocolate! And while these chocolate peanut butter honey cups feel guilty, they really aren’t all that bad! Because peanut butter cups have always been a favorite of mine, I really missed them when I went refined sugar free in 2013. I …

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Winter Squash and Ginger Cream Soup

I harvested a hefty crop of winter squash this year. I grew two standout varieties that I’m really happy with. The first is a small winter pumpkin called Winter Luxury and it’s a real beauty. Weighing just around 5 pounds, it is easy to handle and makes a great pie pumpkin. The second, my absolute favorite, …

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Spiced Fruit and Nut Cake – A Wholesome Honey-Sweetened Winter Holiday Tradition

To fruit cake or not to fruit cake? That is the question! When you taste this spicy cake you will instantly realize why people have been making fruit cakes for centuries. Naturally sweetened and packed with the healthy nuts and fruits of the season, this spiced fruit and nut cake seems more like a full …

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Maple Pecan Apple Crisp With Oatmeal Cookie Crumble Topping

Every autumn the Pacific Northwest starts pumping out some really good apples. I love fresh crunchy apples, but my heart really melts for warm apple crisp. In this recipe I use local, organic heirloom apples and top them with a crispy cookie-like crust of pecans, oats, flour, and butter. The secret to this recipe is …

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Quick 12-Egg Quiche With Fresh Spinach and Cheese

This 12-egg quiche is one of the best ways to use up extra eggs. It also has the special ability to become breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner! In this recipe I pair it with my Ultimate Lard Pie Crust, fresh spinach, and organic white cheddar cheese for a super savory, traditional flavor. I always like …

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Chewy Apricot Cashew Cookies – 100% Fruit Sweetened

If you love chewy cookies then I’m about to bless you with one of my very best cookie recipes. These are the chewiest, most delicious, most healthy cookies I’ve ever had. And they have zero added sugar. They are entirely fruit-sweetened! The dates and apricots lend their sweetness and the chewy factor while the cashews …

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Traditional Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Is there anything more satisfying than warm biscuits smothered in creamy sausage gravy? No, I didn’t think so. Real, from-scratch biscuits and gravy are the ultimate comfort food. This recipe will warm your insides and transport you to a simpler time. I imagine this IS what true American food used to be. Before the plastic …

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