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Cardamom Date Carrot Cake With Maple-Sweetened Cream Cheese Frosting

This spicy carrot cake is sweetened with fresh Medjool dates. The dates add a deep earthy flavor while the cardamom brings an unexpected spicy kick. The whole cake is refined sugar free so it’s a lot more wholesome than most recipes out there. It even boasts a maple-sweetened cream cheese frosting that is not cloyingly …

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Raw Vanilla Bean Ice Cream – Only 4 Ingredients and Refined Sugar Free

Aww, sweet simple vanilla bean ice cream. I love you. I love you by yourself, with berries, I love you à la mode on top of cakes and pies, with sauce, with toppings, on cold days, on warm days, before dinner, after dinner, really, I just love you. That would be the love letter I …

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Trail-Worthy, Chewy Cranberry Walnut Cookies – Made in Your Food Processor

These packable and snackable fruit-sweetened cookies can easily be made in your food processor! We crave adventures around here. My wanderlust includes making and packing all things snackable. I like to hike but I need motivation, so having a reward like these chewy cranberry walnut cookies is a must! These decadent cookies are 100% fruit …

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Super Fudgy Fruit-Sweetened Brownies – Made in Your Food Processor

Yep! You read that right! 100% fruit-sweetened brownies… Made in your food processor. Does life get any better? Since starting my whole food, no refined-sugar journey I’ve craved brownies. I kept looking longingly at my brownie recipe and wishing there was a way. In 2013 I started sweetening all my baked goods with dates. I …

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Celery Root, Leek, and Bacon Soup Garnished With Sour Cream and Crispy Bacon

Soup has the power to heal and warm you. It’s been a long cold winter this year and everyone is anxious for spring’s welcome arrival. In these last few weeks of drawn-out gloom it’s so important to nourish yourself and your family with foods that help to drive away the winter blues. A hearty, wholesome, …

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Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Bread – Sweetened With a Maple Syrup Swirl

Is there anything better than a toasty loaf of sourdough bread baked in your own home? Um, yes, there is. When that toasty loaf is studded with sweet sticky maple syrup, plump juicy raisins, and enough cinnamon to liven up a party! Meet my cinnamon raisin sourdough bread aka your new best friend. This bread …

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Clabber Milk Corncake – A Healthy Soaked Grain Cornbread

This clabber milk corncake is the perfect accompaniment to so many meals. We like to serve it with, well, everything. It also makes a great snack to pack along in lunches, or try it toasted with butter for breakfast! You will find that because the grain has been soaked in a traditional way it is …

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Dutch Oven Whole Chicken With Root Vegetables and Mushrooms

Roasted chicken is one of those comfort foods that I can’t live without. And if it’s as easy as putting a whole chicken and some veggies in a pot together to cook, then I’m all in. Especially if it comes out of the oven infused with an earthy flavor and so juicy and tender that …

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Clabber Milk – What It Is, Why You Should Eat It, and How To Make It

What is clabber milk? Clabber milk is a naturally fermented milk product that can be eaten raw or used in recipes. It also has a little leavening power all on its own, so it’s great to add to baked goods. Raw cow’s milk is full of naturally occurring beneficial lactic acid bacteria. When that bacteria …

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Petit Chocolate Rose Pots de Crème

You would be hard-pressed to find a dessert that exemplifies love more than these petit chocolate rose pots de crème. These are perfumed with delicate rose and enriched with a deep exquisite 100% dark chocolate. The texture is smooth and melting and lingers on the tongue thanks to a good dosage of cream and egg …

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Chocolate Chip Cashew Cookies – Make Them in Your Food Processor

Chewy, soft-baked pillows of goodness. Yeah, I said it. You’ll be saying it too once you devour six of these right off the cooling racks. They are really tasty and oh, so easy. Let’s face it, no one has much extra time these days so an easy cookie recipe is really great when you just …

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Date-Sweetened Winter Squash Pie With Maple Whipped Cream

I’m a big fan of winter squash. I love growing them, I love eating them, I love the way they look around the house and decorating my table and front door. They are so colorful, bright, and beautiful! But what I love most about winter squash is the deep sweet flavor that you get when …

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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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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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