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Roasted Tomato Soup

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Roasted tomato soup is the natural beauty of fall recipes – a few simple ingredients play together effortlessly to create what is easily my seasonal favorite. Continue reading

Cocomint Meltaways

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Perhaps you are familiar with butter mints – festive little morsels made from pure butter with a bit of sweetener and mint extract. I was planning on whipping up a batch of these, believe it or not, as a way to get more butter in my diet – ha! But truly, the reasoning is sound – grass-fed butter is high in fat soluble vitamins A, D and K, in addition to a variety of other nutrients (read here why grass-fed butter is one of the healthiest fats). Continue reading

10-Minute Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables and Apples

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Honest, I timed myself – it took 10 minutes to prepare this meal, and that included a search for latex gloves to avoid pulling the gizzards out bare-handed (gotta say I love those latex gloves). Continue reading

Whole Food Toddler Snack Series: Sweet Potato Bites

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It’s almost silly how easy this “recipe” is – really it’s more a trick than a recipe. I love this one because it transforms a unique (as far a snacks go anyway), healthful root vegetable into a portable, non-messy, finger-food. Continue reading

Whole Food Toddler Snack Series: Apple Pie Bars

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I love that you can lay out the ingredients for this recipe and recognize every single one of them as an actual food! Nothing from a can, jar or plastic bag. It’s beautiful,  isn’t it? Continue reading

Whole Food Toddler Snack Series: Gummies

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What’s great about these gummies, besides the fact that they are soooo easy, portable, clean and well loved by toddlers everywhere, is that they are made with pure collagen gelatin from grass-fed animals. Like all foods, quality here matters. Continue reading

Simple Sweet Potato Skillet

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I find that I have the most success getting whole foods, especially vegetables, onto our plates when I keep it simple. And this suits me perfectly, since I disdain complicated recipes and the typical post-recipe mess. A meal like this one makes easy use of the kale and broccoli still growing in our garden and takes advantage of in-season sweet potatoes. Continue reading