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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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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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Raw Honey Lavender Ice Cream – Nutrient-Dense Real Food

Raw honey lavender ice cream is more than a treat! Sometimes we all need to treat ourselves. But, why not take care of yourself at the same time? You can do both with this easy raw ice cream! This recipe is packed with healthy fatty acids, vitamins A, D, B6 and B12, and digestive enzymes …

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Bacon-Wrapped Halibut With Tomatillo Salsa

Do you remember that delicious FIRE ROASTED TOMATILLO SALSA recipe I shared a while back? Well, I put some of that salsa to good use here. I was vacationing up on Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia and we made a point to eat fresh fish every day. We had visited several farm stands and …

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Easy Blueberry Clafoutis

This French-style cobbler is simple to make but sure to impress. Clafoutis (pronounced cla-foo-tee) is French for cobbler. But it’s not anything like the American-style berry cobblers. Clafoutis has a delicate pudding-like texture that is simple but refined. It is so extremely versatile that you can use any berry or stone fruit you have on …

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Almond Joyful Cookies – Almond Butter, Toasted Coconut, and Chocolate Chips

These delicious almond coconut cookies are guilt-free! Don’t cave in and buy a candy bar for your next sweet tooth — make these chewy, melty, crispy cookies instead. This is where almond, toasted coconut, and chocolate chips come together in a trifecta of delight. These almond cookies are a great take-along snack packed with protein …

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