I’ve been on a dehydrating kick lately. When we had an overflow of peaches so I made fruit leather with them, as well as dehydrating slices (so good, by the way). The fruit leather was a hit with the kids, but I ran out of peaches, and wanted to use what I already had on […]
For Labor Day weekend, our family took our last camping trip of the season. Just before we left, I realized I still had over 2 dozen peaches that would go bad if we left them at home for the 4 days we would be gone. So with 2 days to spare, I made as much […]
For many years now, our family has been drinking kombucha. From the days when, upon hearing the word “kombucha”, we were met with faces of utter confusion and questions like “kombu-what?!” to now, when we get replies of “Oh, what brand is your favorite” and “I make my own at home”. This centuries-old probiotic-rich drink […]
Thick and creamy buttercream frosting sweetened with maple sugar, not the powdery white stuff. And real cherries add a pop of color and true cherry flavor, no artificial stuff here. Pairs perfectly with our rich Grain Free Chocolate Mud Cake.
An amazingly delicious twist and the classic soft caramel, apple cider and cinnamon give this classic holiday treat a delicious ad unexpected flavor.
Homemade almond butter is fresher, healthier, and tastier than store-bought. Maple sugar (which is just dehydrated maple syrup) is used as the sweetener which makes sure that the almond butter consistency isn’t messed up by adding the liquid version of the sweetener. We love this Maple Cinnamon Almond Butter on apple slices and celery sticks.
Dairy-free yogurt options at the store have all sorts of strange and potentially dangerous ingredients (carrageenan, anybody?), and make a true dairy-free yogurt at home is expensive and time-consuming. This instant “yogurt” uses only 7 basic ingredients and is ready in under 5 minutes.
Slowcooked sweet potatoes are the easiest way to prepare a lot of “baked” potatoes at one time without heating up your entire kitchen. This is a great way to have an easy source of carbs on hand right after a workout or for surprise dinner guests.
It’s basically impossible to find any ketchup in the store without some form of added refined sugar or weird preservatives, so make your own. This recipe not only leaves out the nasty stuff and is only sweetened with honey (you may also opt to not sweeten it at all), but it has the perfect blend of flavors from tomatoes and balsamic vinegar.
Bacon wrapped or meat-free, these spicy creamy jalapeño poppers use nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor without the dairy. Perfect for holiday parties.
Our family is always on the go, so finding so finding ways to stay nourished while we’re off on an adventure is important. These little cookies are the perfect mix of soft, chewy, crunchy, and chocolatey. Perfect for a hike in the mountains.
Why buy almond butter in the store when you can make it at home? It tastes better and you control the ingredients. I mean, this is white chocolate almond butter! Way better than anything you’ll find in the store, trust me.
These popsicles are creamy from the coconut milk, with a little bit of crunch from the berries. I prefer to use frozen instead of fresh raspberries because they won’t turn the entire popsicle mixture a pink color when mixed in, and will stay suspended as little rosy flecks.
This will be crunchiest best grain-free granola I’ve had. While you can douse this granola in either coconut milk or almond milk, chocolate almond milk is actually our family’s preference. Topped with fresh berries, this is my favorite non-egg breakfast. And maybe my favorite late-night snack.
What do you do with all the extra cucumbers from your garden or the local farmer’s market? Make a refined-sugar-free cucumber salad, of course.