Almond Lemon Cake (GF, DF, Veg)


This lemony almond cake is easy, and delicious. The flour is ground almonds, so it is light, fluffy, and moist. It will be a perfect addition to your spring table.

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Blood Orange, Fennel, and Burrata Salad

5 1 vote

Earthy, bittersweet blood oranges have a short season in late winter. I like to take advantage of that time to enjoy their bounty.  This blood orange salad takes pungent, delicious ingredients and throws them into a vibrant dish that will delight your taste buds and visual senses. This recipe also works with navel oranges and tangerines, so no worries if you don’t have access to blood oranges in your area. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Pomegranate Bark



This simple and delicious bark

is made with pomegranate seeds that sparkle like beautiful holiday lights. The sugary, crystallized ginger bits pop in your mouth with a delicious burst of flavor. While the sea salt adds an extra layer of dimension. It makes a wonderful holiday or hostess gift.

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Pumpkin Pancakes ~ with Oat Flour (GF)

4.8 3 votes


These Pumpkin Pancakes

made with oat flour, are light and fluffy, melt in your mouth and take only 15 minutes to make! Absolutely delicious, and they’re gluten free too!

My son loves these. He doesn’t need to eat gluten free, but prefers this GF version.

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Curried Baked Sweet Potato Chips


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Edible Flower Spring Rolls

4.8 6 votes


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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Jan 10

An Attitude of Gratitude


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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Spanish Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Olives


Recipe collaboration by Aki Yorihiro and Christine Crawford

This delicious comfort food is perfect for a chilly autumn day. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Peach Almond Shortcake ~ with Coconut Whipped Cream

4.9 4 votes



Starting off the week with shortcake . . .

is always a good idea. Especially if they’re amazingly satisfying and healthy.

What’s not to love about this light summer dessert? It is a favorite of mine. I believe it was this seasonal dessert that got me liking peaches when I was a kid.

These flavorful shortcakes are SO simple, grain and gluten free, and taste even better than the shortcake I grew up with. They are moist and have the slightest sweetness to them…perfect for the dessert-ifying. Here, with the addition of sweetened peaches and coconut whipped cream, they are worthy of my top 2 desert spot!


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Peach Shortbread Tart




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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