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Dark Chocolate Dipped Fudgesicles

These creamy-dreamy, dark chocolate dipped fudgesicles will become your sinfully delicious treat for hot summer days. Don’t let summer pass you by without indulging in this real-food fudgesicle dipped in smooth dark chocolate. The recipe is rich in real fats and sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup. Chocolate lovers rejoice! This real-food fudgesicle …

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Braided Sourdough Wreath Bread With Pumpkin, Cranberries, and Pecans

  This gorgeous, vibrant, cozy Braided Sourdough Wreath Bread is here to welcome back the sun as the days grow longer yet again. Here in Oregon it’s the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, and that which marks the true beginning of winter.  I’m always moved by how our natural world works. Even …

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Perfect Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies

  This Peppermint Pinwheel recipe is an old family favorite introduced to us by my maternal grandmother, who we lovingly called Ponana. About 20 years ago my mom compiled a binder of the treat recipes we loved when we were growing up, some of our favorite “sweeties and fatties.” Written above the recipe for peppermint …

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Cinnamon-Apple and Honey-Butter Caramel Popcorn Balls

  Popcorn Balls need to make a dramatic comeback. This is their chance! For this recipe I took freshly popped crispy popcorn, coated it in honey-butter caramel sauce, then added some salt, cinnamon, and diced dried apples to make a popcorn treat that tastes like popcorn apple pie.      Popcorn Balls With the Flavors …

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Sourdough Toaster Tarts With Blackberry, Sage, and Honey Filling

  This Fall you will find me in my kitchen making these magical sourdough toaster tarts by the dozen! While they take a little extra effort to prepare, the real fermented dough, perfectly sweetened filling, and touch of garden magic make these worth the time.   Toaster Tarts Anytime! You can serve these little beauties …

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Blueberry Cornbread Muffins – Gluten Free and Egg Free

  Sometimes inspiration comes from unlikely sources.  I’ve been feeling pretty down about my need to take a break from wheat while I heal my adrenals. Unfortunately, it means no more sourdough for me for a while. I am still baking sourdough bread for my family and friends and developing new recipes, but it’s really …

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Cultured Raw Lemon Ice Cream With Only Three Real Food Ingredients

  The summertime heat can’t touch you when you have a bowlful of this uplifting and invigorating Lemon Ice Cream.     This recipe deserves a shoutout to Megan Stevens of Eat Beautiful. She used to run a cute little ice cream cafe in Eugene, Oregon called Vanilla Jill’s. They served some awesome treats made …

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Gluten-Free Browned Butter Pecan Cookies – Grain Free and Refined Sugar Free

  This is what happens when crispy pecans, browned butter and unrefined coconut sugar come together into a soft and chewy cookie that tastes like pecan pie! This recipe was inspired by my obsession with the incredible flavor combination of browned butter and pecans. The browned butter accentuates the yummy toasty nuttiness of the pecans …

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Grain-Free Honey Nut Cookies Three Ways – Extra Nutty, Soft & Chewy, and Graham Cracker

Honey and nuts have always been a perfect combination and these soft and chewy cookies prove it. I set out to create this new cookie recipe as a thank you for my gluten free holistic dentist who has been very thoughtful in helping me regain full body health.  What I didn’t expect is that the …

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Hot Buttered Apple Sauce With Cinnamon and Nutmeg

  A few years ago in my recipe group on Facebook I posted a picture of myself eating a bowl of hot apple sauce with lots of butter. The comment went something like this, “If you aren’t eating your apple sauce hot with butter and cinnamon then you aren’t living!” I was pretty shocked at …

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Cranberry Rosemary Shortbread Cookies – Honey Sweetened Sprouted Grains

  Are you ready to delight your senses? Rosemary takes these chewy cranberry shortbread cookies to the next level! They are made with seven simple, nourishing ingredients, lots of love, and a little herbal magic.       The Ingredients Matter Spelt or other Sprouted Grains Spelt is an ancient grain that is rich in …

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Simple and Nourishing Apple Galette in a Sprouted Whole Wheat Pastry Crust

  An apple galette easy enough for a weeknight and rustically beautiful enough for a holiday table. These days I don’t have a lot of extra time for making desserts. That’s probably a good thing. But with the holidays approaching and all the beautiful fresh apples at the market I couldn’t help but whip up …

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The Perfect Sprouted Whole Wheat Pastry Crust

  Having a perfect pastry crust recipe is one of my secrets for a successful, less stressful holiday dinner. I adapted this recipe from my all-time favorite crust recipe, The Ultimate Lard Pie Crust. This new recipe is made with healthy sprouted whole wheat flour instead of white flour and butter instead of lard. It’s a …

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Sprouted Whole Wheat Soul Cakes – A Nourishing Way To Honor Old Traditions

  Spicy Sweet Soul Cakes are our gateway to the past. Growing up a secular American can be a spiritually lonely place and living in a typical American town is often like living in a cultural and spiritual wasteland. At some point you begin to crave the gatherings, community celebrations, and spiritual traditions that our ancestors …

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Soft and Sweet Sourdough Rich Dough Recipe

  If you are looking for a traditionally leavened, super soft, lightly sweet, rich dough recipe then this is your lucky day! I’ve been messing around with this recipe for a few months and even before it was perfect it was sooooo good. The dough is easy to handle, ferments beautifully, and tastes incredible. I …

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Maple Bacon Caramel Corn – Made With Organic Pastured Bacon and Real Maple Syrup

Not to toot my own horn, but I’m pretty sure I just took popcorn to a whole new level of amazing!     We turn to popcorn to satisfy our snack craving because it’s easy to control the ingredients and make from scratch. It’s always a great vehicle for healthy fats like butter and coconut oil …

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