What You Need To Know About Fermented Foods

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Fermented foods have recently come into the spotlight for their healing properties. However, ferments have actually been around for thousands of years! Our ancestors had it right by eating live, probiotic rich foods, and we should be following in their footsteps. Continue reading

The Awesomeness of Fish…with Recipes

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Fish can be one of those foods that you either love or hate. But regardless of your tastebuds, there is no denying the health benefits of wild fish and seafood. They’re high protein, relatively low-fat, and they fuel the body with omega 3 fatty acids… the good kind of fat! Continue reading

Triple Berry Skillet Cobbler (GF)

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It’s summer! And that means an abundance of colorful and nutritious fruit! Not only do we love eating the raw fruit – they’re definitely sweet enough on their own – but why not get a little frisky in the kitchen and make a cobbler or crisp out of them (can anyone tell us the difference between the two? Comment below with your thoughts). We love berries for so many reasons – they taste good and are easy to bake with, and they also pack a serious nutritional punch. Not only are they high in vitamins, fiber and antioxidants, but they’re also lower in carbs and calories than most other fruits. What a win-win! Continue reading

Tortilla Chicken Drumsticks

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It’s the 4th of July this weekend, and we’ve got an easy, creative party recipe for you: Tortilla Drumsticks! This is a healthy play on crispy fried chicken, but instead of the crispiness coming from deep fried batter, it comes from baked bean & rice chips. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and nut-free, and it’s fun for the whole family and super delicious! Continue reading

8Safe Vegan Chocolate Chili

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This week we’ve entered into a special partnership with allergy-friendly blogger My Happy Belly. On the blog, Kelly provides yummy recipes and tips for those living with (and caring for people with) all 8 of the major food allergens in the US: wheat (and gluten), milk, soy, egg, peanut, tree nuts, fish & shellfish. Her recipes look amazing, so we wanted to share one of our favorites for vegan chocolate chili (you heard right, chocolate!) below. Sounds like a great recipe to try for Father’s Day! She’s also doing a giveaway for a Tasteful Pantry Treat Box, so check out her site to enter! Continue reading

Spice Up Your BBQ with Grilled Fruit!

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Summer is just around the corner, and that means we’re heading into barbecue season! You may even be planning on breaking out the grill for Father’s Day this Sunday. We all love eating juicy fresh fruit during those hot summer days, but have you ever thought about adding grilled fruit to your BBQ menu? You could serve your grilled fruit as a good-for-you dessert, or even as a savory side dish. The grill adds a unique smokey flavor to the fruit, and the heat causes the sugars in the fruit to caramelize naturally. Grilling fruit is super easy, just follow the tips below. You can even combine a few different fruits and serve them with some parmesan crisps for an easy gourmet appetizer or with ice cream for a more decadent dessert! If you want to step up the gourmet factor, you could also use your grilled fruit in a salad or dessert recipe – a few of our favorites are below! Here are some basic tips for grilling fruit: Continue reading

The Perfect Roast Chicken (GF, DF)

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Making the perfect roast chicken may seem like a daunting task, but it’s not. The trick to flavorful chicken with crispy skin and juicy meat is to salt it a few days in advance with a combination of sea salt and baking powder. This draws out the moisture and gives your chicken that extra juiciness, and the baking powder gives the skin that crispiness you usually get only with a deep fryer. I’m normally a strict dark-meat only eater (can’t stand the dryness of regular white meat), but with this roast chicken, I actually love the white meat just as much as the dark meat since it’s all flavorful and all moist! Continue reading

Savory Breakfast Millet Cakes (GF, DF)

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Have you ever heard of millet? It’s an ancient grain that is commonly served in India and east Asia, but in the US is less common. When it does appear, it is usually combined with other grains. Millet grains are small and round and have a delicate flavor, think: a smaller gluten-free version of couscous. Their texture is also unique – it’s a bit crunchy, even when cooked. So if you’re a fan of al dente pasta, you might enjoy millet over another softer grain like rice or quinoa. As an added bonus, it’s also high in antioxidants and magnesium! Continue reading

Memorial Day Buffalo Quinoa Bites (GF)

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This coming Monday we honor our fallen troops and gather with friends and family for Memorial Day. And what Memorial Day celebration would be complete without a delicious meal and shared dishes? Barbecues are so much fun with the sunshine, games and abundance of food. But let’s face it – the typical barbecue food can be pretty unhealthy, especially when you start adding in those chips and sides. If you have food allergies or intolerances it can be even harder.

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Gluten-Free Cake Donuts (GF, V)

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If your mother is gluten-free, there may be no better way to win the favorite child award than to wake her up with these homemade cake donuts! They’re not only gluten-free but also dairy-free, with the option to make them vegan too. Look at how fluffy and cakey they look! Come to think of it, why not bake a few extra and keep some for yourself too? Continue reading