July 2012

Rainier Cherry Clafouti

July 30, 2012 Dairy free

Rainier cherry clafouti

Clafouti is an easy-to-make baked cherry dessert that’s somewhere between a cake and a flan. Here it’s made with Rainier cherries and a splash of Amaretto in a grain-free, dairy-free version.

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King Salmon with Red Quinoa and Peach Cherry Compote

July 25, 2012 Dairy free

Twin Falls

A summer salmon entree with wild king salmon, a grilled fruit compote with cherries and peaches, and red quinoa.

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Walnut Butter

July 23, 2012 All Year

walnut butter

How to make homemade walnut butter with a Vitamix.

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Peach Lassi with Pistachios

July 23, 2012 Gluten free

peach lassi with pistachio

Cool, refreshing peach lassi topped flavored with rosewater and cardamom and topped with chopped pistachios.

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Vegan Berry Crisp

July 17, 2012 All Year

raspberry blueberry crumble

A vegan berry crisp (or crumble) with an especially good topping made with a blend of powdered and granulated unrefined sugar. Also uses chopped walnuts, coconut oil, and either gluten-free baking mix or regular flour.

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What We Made this Week: Granola, Raspberry Oatmeal, Canary Melon Smoothie

July 12, 2012 Uncategorized

canary melon coconut water smoothie

I was happy to find a very promising healthy granola recipe on Badger Girl Learns to Cook. The result was ‘amazing’ according to my husband and disappeared very rapidly. Badger Girl recounts six rounds of revisions to her evolving granola recipe before getting it just right, and I have to agree that she got there. [...]

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Free-Range Chicken Flock: Humane Enough?

July 10, 2012 Health and Nutrition

chickens (4)

Thoughts on buying eggs from a free range flock of chickens on a hobby farm. The eggs are more humanely produced than eggs from a big farm, but are they humane enough?

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Tropical Oils: Healthy? Sustainable?

July 8, 2012 Health and Nutrition

red palm fruit

  The Tropical Oils Are tropical oils good for us and the planet? Saturated fats raise cholesterol levels, and decades ago fears about the saturated fat in tropical oils led to their replacement in processed foods by hydrogenated oils. That was a nutritional disaster. Now some alternative health groups consider tropical oils healthy while mainstream [...]

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Truly Free Range Eggs: Healthy, Nutritious, Anti-Inflammatory

July 2, 2012 Health and Nutrition

true free range vs. Trader Joe

If you buy organic or cage-free eggs for a healthier, more ethically-produced product, take a second look at where your eggs are coming from. Ordinary US farm standards allow huge flocks of hens in impossibly small cages, while organic standards require uncaged hens fed an organic diet and given access to the outdoors. Unfortunately, many corporate-influenced [...]

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