Archive for the 'Cooking' Category

Upcoming Cooking Classes

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Coffee&Cooking w/Courtney {$12 per class} A cup of coffee, conversation, tips, tricks, & recipes to improve your cooking skills. Veggies: Love ‘Em & Eat ‘Em, Thursday, February 28th, 9-10am (RSVP) Warm My Soul: Broth & Soup, Thursday, March 7th, 9-10am (RSVP) Kids: Pack ’em Lunches, Tuesday, March 26th, 10-11am (RSVP) Snacky Snacks, Tuesday, April 9th, […]

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Baking Day: Lemon Bars, Coconut Flour Bread, Banana Spice Coffee Cake, Macaroons, Chai Spice Muffins

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Banana Spice Coffee Cake {Grain Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free} 1 cup banana 4 eggs 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 Tbsp honey 1/2 cup coconut flour 2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp cloves 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp coconut oil optional: chopped nuts, 1/4 cup coconut, […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, right? {Use carrot pulp from juicing in these muffins}

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Note: Gluten-free; Grain-free; Dairy-free 4 eggs 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted (can sub butter here) 1/4 cup honey (I used none the last time and they were still sweet enough) 2 Tbsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/2 cup coconut flour 2 c carrot pulp […]

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Yummy Chicken Butternut Stew

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

This steamy stew was amazing and had my family going back for seconds, and my 6 year old eating out of the pot at clean-up time. I thought about it for days after. You can use chicken broth (homemade ideally) or beef broth (which I used and gave it a great rich flavor that complimented […]

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Hummus in the Vita-Mix

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Hummus in the Vita-Mix 4 cups chickpeas (it is easy and affordable to make your own- save 1 cup of the cooking liquid)- or 2 cans 1/4 cup raw sesame seeds 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 garlic clove, peeled 1 teaspoon cumin salt – to taste Optional additions: -fresh basil -pesto […]

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Tip of the Day: Dinners for Soccer Nights…

Monday, August 20th, 2012

And so… school, soccer, and structured schedules reconvene into the organized chaos of a mom’s life. Homework, drop-offs, pick-ups, baths, bedtimes, and meals find a place in the few hours after the school bell rings. Here are some ideas for meals that can be made-ahead or prepped ahead on those busy evenings where we want […]

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My 6-Year Old Teaches Me a Cooking Lesson

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Simple… yet has never occurred to me. Isn’t it funny how you watch something done years ago and just do it that way indefinitely. Don’t get me wrong- many skills are learned and performed successfully for generations due to this phenomena, but… My six-year old wanted to help me scoop¬†cantaloupe¬†with a melon baller for fruit […]

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A Moment of Me

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

It is Saturday. Soccer games are over. Groceries are put away. The kids are outside with my husband working on a chicken coop. And I am in my kitchen. As you know, I love to cook. Sadly, this is something I do not get indulge in often these days. Meals are hurried and quick in […]

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All Fruit. Natural. Read Labels!

Monday, June 13th, 2011

It was finally a warm day today. My brother, sister-in-law, and niece were coming over for lunch. I thought popsicles would be a fun treat and did not have time to make any… I happened to be at a regular grocery store (opposed to Trader Joe’s or Lassens where I do most shopping). I searched […]

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Layers of a Meal

Monday, June 13th, 2011

We had such a delicious dinner tonight. Layered it. Why? Presentation. Encouragement to eat the meal parts together. Layers of our dinner (bottom to top): Basic Risotto (a bit of parmesan mixed in) from a couple nights ago Onions sauteed with butter and then some leftover red wine from last week. I prepared this portion […]

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