Tag Archives | Cinnamon

Carrot Cake Smoothie

I don’t go in for smoothies as a rule–too much pulverized fructose, and I prefer to chew my food rather than drink it.  I make an exception to that with this smoothie, but I still treat it as a dessert or I pair it with some protein like a hard boiled egg if I want […]

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Cinnamon Baking Chips (dairy free)

These tasty little chips hold their shape when baked into muffins or pancakes, and add a sweet little cinnamon burst of flavor in each bite.  With no dairy and no refined sugars (and no strange oils) they are a healthy way to add a sweet treat into your week.  They retain their shape perfectly well […]

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Carrot Salad with Citrus and Pecans

While many area farms suffered serious damage from the recent flooding, Aspen Moon Farm sustained relatively minimal damage and they are continuing to produce beautiful stuff for the C.S.A. shares. One of my favorite things has been the red, yellow, and orange carrots, and last week they included a 2-pound bag in the share.  The […]

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Pumpkin Spice Truffles

‘Tis the season for pumpkin-flavored everything, and I have been drooling over all sorts of pumpkin-y desserts on Pinterest.  Pumpkin truffles seemed like something that would be easy to adapt into a healthy-ish treat, and indeed they were.  I used a base of coconut butter, coconut oil, and organic pumpkin puree, and spiced it up […]

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Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte

This is my healthier version of the popular Starbucks drink, which, while delicious, is absolutely loaded with sugar.  You can make the recipe hot or iced, but since we are still dealing with weather in the 90′s here I went with iced.  Lots of ice.  I am not really much of a coffee drinker, but […]

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Caramel Apple Cake (grain free)

Apple cake may not seem like a summer recipe, but these apples came from the Lodi tree in the front yard, which was absolutely laden with fruit this year.  Lodi’s are an early-producing variety and they are great for cooking, with a thin skin and a tart flavor.  If you don’t just happen to have […]

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