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Monday
Oct282013

Coconut Milk Gelatin with Pomegranate Lime Sauce

When I started this recipe adventure (much later in the day then I had intended) I thought I was going to make a mango pudding with some kind of pomegranate sauce. When I cut open my mango it was brown and unappealing, so I had to come up with something else to use my pomegranate in. I could have used yogurt except that I have been so busy making desserts and treats that making homemade yogurt keeps getting pushed aside. I looked at making a chia pudding, but since they generally soak overnight and as I was running behind I kept looking.

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Sunday
Oct272013

Simple Cinnamon Berry Compote

Today I have a guest post! It is my Dad, Granddad to my kiddos, and Dennis Green to the rest of the world. Growing up my Dad loved to take over in the kitchen to make special breakfasts and special treats (often involving ice cream or chocolate and peanut butter), today is no different. In order to give me a little break he sent me one of his tried and true quick dessert recipes. I expected just a simple ingredient list with a few directions, but he went the extra mile and created a whole article for me (Thanks Dad!). So without further blathering from me, here it is.

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Saturday
Oct262013

Hot Chocolate Bone Broth

My boys and I have had some sniffles this week, nothing too terrible, but a sure sign that our bodies need a little extra help. In our house that means extra cod liver oil, earlier bed times, and lots of homemade bone broth. This week we have had broth in mugs with garlic and ghee, in several soups including a carrot breakfast soup, in reduction sauces/gravies over liver and again over steak, and again in mugs with cinnamon and honey. I have successfully dosed my kids and I with broth all week. So today I made the most special broth of all for my kids, Chocolate Broth! This chocolate concoction uses ginger, honey and cayenne pepper to help blast stuffy noses, warm the body, and strengthen the immune system

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Friday
Oct252013

Mom's Grain Free Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup

Wow, that is a mouth full of a title.  I have mentioned that my Mom is diabetic and that my parents are eating a grain free diet now days. They are the reason I have been developing these healthier treats. Plus it is fun to try new things. Several weeks ago my Mom called to tell me about the amazing grain free pancakes she had made for the family the past few weekends. I thought they sounded great so when she was visiting the last time I asked her to make them for us and I grabbed my pen and paper to write down everything she did.

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Thursday
Oct242013

Simple Stovetop Popcorn- No Special Equipment Needed

 

For the longest time I thought a popcorn maker was needed to make good popcorn. I grew up with an air popper or microwavable bags. When I started learning about traditional food I still assumed I needed special equipment and sought out special stovetop poppers with fancy cranks. It was pretty cool to turn the crank and watch everything pop through the special glass window, but it took up precious room in my kitchen and only had one use. When it broke I didn't want to replace it. Instead I grabbed my stainless steel soup pot with a glass lid and gave it a try. It worked. It was fast and easy. Almost as fast as microwavable bags, but a thousand times better (better tasting and better for you). Today my three boys and I gathered around our stovetop to make a special cinnamon and sugar treat for our snack time.

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