Easy Tomato Mini Tarts

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After some oven time, these mini tarts are flakey, golden brown, and summer lush.  We’re talking crisp, flavorful, herby, tomato-y YES!  So delicious, satisfying and SO very easy to make!  The tomatoes do all the work, when it comes to making these sweet tarts quite the lookers, as well!!

 
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Peach Shortbread Tart

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Is there anything that smells better than a ripe peach? I think not. The California peach season is in full swing and this Peach Shortbread Tart is a fun and delicious change from the traditional pie.

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Edible Flower Spring Rolls

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Using Edible Flowers 
in your party desserts, drinks, salads and even main dishes adds a unique element to your celebration. They add color, elegance, a bit of whimsy, and also have an interesting range of tastes.

Search for what is in season in your area – your local farmers’ market is a great source for finding out what is available and they’ll often have much more variety than the grocery store. Always ask vendors how their flowers are grown (you don’t want to eat flowers that have been sprayed with pesticides!). You can also order edible flowers (fresh or crystallized, which are great for using atop desserts) from several sites online (Gourmet Sweet Botanicals, Marx Foods, Food Innovations).

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Mar 17

Fear and Coping During the COVID-19 Virus

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Fear of the unknown has always been part of our story as human beings. One reason that we are so scared of COVID-19 is there is a lot that we don’t know, which is something that can lead to stress and anxiety. 

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Keto Coconut Pancakes

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Keto Coconut Pancakes
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Keto Coconut Pancakes
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Instructions
  1. Mix the eggs, coconut flour, coconut milk, vanilla, baking soda, and monk fruit sweetener. Mix well.
  2. To cook these pancakes, you can use a griddle or a frying pan. Put the coconut oil into the pan to grease it and put the pan on low heat.
  3. Ladle some of the batter into the pan (to form a 3-inch diameter circle). The pancake should be thick so don’t try to make the batter spread out. If you’re using a large enough frying pan, you can cook 3 or 4 pancakes at the same time.
  4. Cook for 2 minutes and then flip. Continue cooking and flipping until both sides are brown.
  5. Microwave the berries for 1 minute. The juices will release and you will have a Keto berry syrup. Pour over pancakes and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs: 7 g

NUTRITION Calories: 337 Sugar: 7 g Fat: 30 g Carbohydrates: 7 g Fiber: 5 g Protein: 9 g

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Feb 05

Happiness Pie

Happiness Pie

Everyone wants to be happy, but what is happiness?…..

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Jan 02

Intentions for the New Year and New Decade

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I adore the beginning of a new year. It is full of so much excitement and potential. It is a great time to reflect on the past year and set intentions for the coming one.

When setting our goals and intentions, we can rattle off a list of some things in our head, usually about our weight or being less stressed. This is one way to start the year off, or we can be deliberate about setting our intentions. Putting a little time and thought into the process yields far better results. Here is what I am doing. Take some time to get the benefit from these or your version of these steps.

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Sweet Potato Pie Bites

Sweet Potato Bites

These Sweet Potato Pie Bites are a family favorite. I made them for Thanksgiving one year, and my husband and son couldn’t get enough of them.  My son eats them all year round.  We use goat cheese but you can play around with the combinations.  I like blue cheese crumbles with chopped walnuts, as well as this version. These are seriously yummy! 

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Nov 10

An Attitude of Gratitude


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Gratitude is good for your mental health. 

Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what a person receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude or thankfulness, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. In the process, they usually recognize that the source of that goodness lies at least partially outside themselves. As a result, being thankful also helps people connect to something larger than themselves— whether to other people, nature or a higher power.

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Pumpkin Walnut Bread with Oat Flour

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This bread is incredibly moist, beautifully spiced and full of pumpkin flavor. Accented with warm spices like cinnamon, plus a touch of earthy nutmeg and clove, dreamy coconut oil, and vanilla too. It’s not too oaty. The walnuts give it a lovely crunch, and the maple glaze.. divine!

The oat flour is so easy to make, you just blend oats until they resemble a flour-like texture. They create a beautiful depth of flavor in the bread.

 

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