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Peach Pie Oatmeal Cookies

Jul 17, 2015
Peach Pie Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy oatmeal cookies full of fresh juicy peaches, warm cinnamon & a secret ingredient! These cookies contain NO butter, refined flour or sugar—but don’t taste healthy at all!     One summer while I was in high school, my mom pulled out an old, yellowing recipe card from her manila folder collection. Handwritten in...

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Cherry Clafoutis

Jul 14, 2015
Cherry Clafoutis

What better day than Bastille Day for clafoutis! Clafoutis (or clafouti) is a French custard type dish that hails from the Limousin area. It's typical for this dish to be made with dark cherries, including the pits. The reason the pits are left in is b...

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13 Must Try Clean Eating Cake Recipes

13 Must Try Clean Eating Cake Recipes

Lots of sweet cakes & cupcakes made with NO butter, refined flour or sugar! Perfect for healthy birthdays, parties & celebrations!     In my family, summertime means more than fun vacations, slathering on sunscreen, and long afternoons at the swimming pool. It’s a jam-packed season of celebrations! And not just the typical Father’s Day...

Foods for the Soul
Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Cookies

Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Cookies

Chewy cookies bursting with sunshiny lemon flavor! They’re gluten-free, lower carb, and packed with protein… But you’d never guess that with how sweet they taste!     Last summer, my mom fulfilled a dream she had been chasing for over a decade: she bought a cabin in the woods on a lake. After searching...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Mixed Berry Shortcakes with Skinny Whipped Cream

Jun 29, 2015
Clean Mixed Berry Shortcakes with Skinny Whipped Cream

Tender shortcakes layered with fresh strawberries, blueberries & homemade whipped cream—all made without refined flour or sugar. The perfect healthy dessert for the 4th of July!     Every year throughout my childhood (except for the few where we visited my grandparents), my family made ice cream on the 4th of July. During the...

Foods for the Soul
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Jun 26, 2015
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies filled with two kinds of chocolate chips. They’re made with no butter, refined flour or sugar—but don’t taste healthy at all!     Although my mom rarely baked during my childhood, she still kept a kitchen shelf full of cookbooks and recipe clippings, the latter of which she organized...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Jun 18, 2015
Clean Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Buttery cookies with a homemade raspberry jam filling. They’re soft, chewy & absolutely addictive. Nobody believed that these contain no refined flour or sugar!     Last week, two of my best friends and I arranged to meet at Starbucks the morning before one of them flew back to southern California to start her...

Foods for the Soul
Coconut Flour Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jun 12, 2015
Coconut Flour Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rich chocolate cookies full of melty chocolate chips. They’re extremely soft & chewy, but you’d never guess they’re low-carb & practically sugar-free!     Growing up, I had the best mom in the world. She shuttled us to soccer practices, piano lessons, basketball practices, flute lessons, play dates, volleyball games, marching band rehearsals, the...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Blueberry Almond Crumble

Clean Blueberry Almond Crumble

A sweet almond-scented blueberry crisp topped with a cinnamon-spiced oat streusel. This irresistible dessert is still healthy enough for breakfast!     This past weekend, after one of my best friends from high school graduated from medical school, her parents threw her a big party to celebrate. Their extended family and friends made up...

Sac Foodies
We’re Screaming for Open Nature Super Premium Ice Cream

May 29, 2015
We’re Screaming for Open Nature Super Premium Ice Cream

By Jake Ferguson, Kim Bedwell and Amanda Frew With temperatures warming up, and the official start of summer just around the corner, aren’t we all screaming for ice cream? With a variety of flavors and novelties, the beauty of ice cream is that there is a sweet option for everyone. Whether it’s a treat...

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