Apple Pie Granita recipe (refined sugar-free)

September 29, 2014 My grandparents had a cute place in the Pocono mountains when I was growing up.  We would go for a week in the summer and occasionally for a long weekend during Thanksgiving and Presidents' weekend.  Summers were the best though, because we were always outside playing badminton or bocce on the bocce alley my grandfather built.   Or picking wild blackberries until our arms were scratched from top to bottom. My grandmother, my aunt and my mother would go to the market every day it seemed.  I swear we...

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What You Should Know about Luncheon Meats and What I Buy Instead

Now that school is back in session, I know we are all in lunch-making mode, among other things.  I always talk about how important it is to ensure the kids get enough protein throughout the day, especially when they...

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International Travel Tips

We’re back!  We had a great trip to Europe, and, despite missing our connection in London on Sunday and being stuck there for 24 hours without our luggage (!), we made it back safe and sound.   I had...

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Stressed Out? 8 Foods to Take the Edge Off

  Are you stressed out? If so, you’re not alone. Many people feel stressed these days for a variety of reasons.  Unfortunately, all that tension and worry can have a negative impact on our physical and mental health. Stress and its...

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vegan apple spice snacking cake recipe (refined sugar-free)

vegan apple spice snacking cake I just took stock of my pantry because baking season has officially begun.  It started slowly with a few batches of cookie dough for back to school lunches.  Then Mr. Picky's birthday rolled around last week and whoosh it's Rosh Hashana this Wednesday night already!  I don't need to...

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turkey and brown rice stuffed bell peppers recipe

turkey and brown rice stuffed bell peppers In all my classes since Labor Day, everyone seems to be so motivated to get back into a cooking and dinner routine!  Although, now that I think about it, people that come to a cooking class ARE motivated to cook.  So maybe the entire universe isn't looking for new...

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Whole Grain Olive Oil Cake with Rosemary and Dark Chocolate Recipe (refined sugar-free)

whole grain olive oil cake with rosemary and dark chocolate I made this cake once to bring a friend's house for dinner and people were stealing each other's crumbs.  I served it to my family and my son spit it out.  Just being honest.  It would be really awesome to say that my family loves everything I make, that...

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