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Orange Dark Chocolate Almond Flour Scones

Orange Dark Chocolate Almond Flour Scones

Baked Goods,Breakfast,Snacks & Sweets

This is what I plan on enjoying Christmas morning as I watch my kids tear open wrapping paper in a mad fury.  I can dip these scones in a cup of tea or coffee and read the paper...wait what?   I mean I can show my excitement for what Santa brought as I bite into this chocolate orange deliciousness. These are made with Almond Flour which is very nutritious and full of protein and fiber.   It is not a flour that can easily be substituted in other recipes though.   This recipe is from elanaspantry.com which is a recipe blog focused on baking with almond flour and other grain free recipes.    As someone who loves to bake but has been…

Sweet Green Smoothie

Sweet Green Smoothie

Breakfast,Kid Friendly

Today marks my parents 40th wedding anniversary.    These are a couple pictures of them from my wedding day in July of 2005.   I wish my dad was here to celebrate with my mom.  They probably would have taken some wonderful trip and invited the family, as they were so generous in doing.   He loved to travel and share adventure with all of us.    We lost him to cancer 2 1/2 years ago and he is missed dearly. Losing him changed the way I think about food and disease.  It changed the way I eat forever.  On this special occasion I want to share with you a drink of health.   May we all lead fun and…

Hot water with lemon and zest

Hot water with lemon and zest

Breakfast

I know it doesn't sound like much.  A bit boring I suppose.   But it's my new morning must have.   Before I eat anything, I drink my hot water with lemon.   And now I am adding the zest.  Not sure what took me so long to do this but after reading, again, how the peel of the lemons has up to 10 times the Vitamin C as the juice, I am adding it in.  Lemons are antiviral, antibacterial and very healing.   Lemons are cleansing and aid in digestion and flushing out the toxins.   It's good to clean yourself out in the morning.  Enough said....

Coconut Flour Muffins with Honey and Orange Zest

Coconut Flour Muffins with Honey and Orange Zest

Baked Goods,Breakfast

Great News-  Max had another MRI in Denver this week and it came back totally normal!! He also saw the ophthalmologist and his optic nerves and eyesight look perfect!  We are so happy and relieved.   There is still no answer as to why this all happened but I am sure we will continue to theorize our own ideas about it.   We are slowly weaning him from his medicine.  Thank you for all the suggestions for giving him his meds.   The method that stuck was the marshmallow.    He hardly complains anymore, but always needs another something sweet to wash down the "gross marshmallow taste."  And after spending some time  at Children's Hospital,  we are ever so grateful and feel so…

Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Breakfast

Eric had been waiting for me to make this for weeks and even though it is quick and easy, I just hadn't made the time.   He was on a ski trip in Utah and the kids and I were home on Sunday so I thought it would be a nice surprise to have it for him when he got back.    Sundays are a great day to make food for the week, whether it be granola, a big pot of soup or chili, or a casserole type dish you can eat for the next few days.  It makes eating whole foods a lot easier. We woke up that Sunday morning to almost of foot of fresh snow which was very…

ArtichokeTart with Polenta Crust

ArtichokeTart with Polenta Crust

Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

I can remember my first buttery bite of artichoke heart.   I was in third or four grade, sitting at our white formica dinner table (that is now my work table in my ceramic studio!) in our dining room on 2nd Street in Brooklyn, NY.   Classic 70's wallpaper - a mustard yellow with birds and butterflies, if memory serves.    I am sure I had a disgusted look on my face as I watched my parents dip leaves into a ramekin of butter and skim off the flesh of the inner part of the leaf with their teeth.    What the heck are they eating??   And they were probably telling me how delicious it was while making audible mmming sounds as…

Morning Smoothie with Mint

Morning Smoothie with Mint

Breakfast,Kid Friendly

I haven't made smoothies in at least a month but as I was thinking of ways to get more healthy food into my kids diets.   I remembered how much they like smoothies and they are easy to sneak greens into.   My son is quite picky and has probably a half dozen staple foods he likes.  Broccoli seems to have just fallen off the list but I am going to work hard to get it back!   He likes his broccoli and edamame with soy sauce (shoyu or tamari) but I might just have to sprinkle some chocolate sauce on it for the time being.  Kidding...but  what is a mama to do?? Make smoothies! So here is what I made…

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