The Battle for a No-Fail Nourishing Popover

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Guest Post by Jami Delgado Popovers have become a bit of an obsession of mine. Why? Well, because they are quick, fun and everyone seems to be super impressed with your cooking skills when you make them for dinner parties. The problem arises when one wants to make a nourishing popover that is devoid of refined flour. In reality, popovers are not difficult to make at all. Follow a few simple rules and you will have lovely popovers that overtake your tins and do not […]

Risotto with White Fish and Orange

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Guest Post by Therese of Artistta This is one of my family’s favorite meals, especially my children. It’s packed full of nutrients with the homemade fish stock I use as a base and has the extra benefit of a wonderful, flaky fish that is often palatable for even those picky eaters. I most often use halibut or cod for my fish of choice, but any white fish, with a mild flavor will do. Fresh risotto is easy to make, but does require you to stand […]

Secret Ingredient Brownies

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  Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer Everyone loves brownies or at least everyone that I know. There is something about that rich, chocolate-y, fudge-y taste. Most brownies are about 400+ calories per serving, loaded with unhealthy fats and are carb rich most of the time. For a while, I have been wanting to try black bean brownies but I was skeptical that they would actually taste good. After looking through several recipes, I decided to make my own batch. While making them and smelling the […]

Using Beans to Keep the Food Budget in Check

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I recently shared a very popular $250 sample grocery budget, and mentioned that one of the ways that I would stretch things out was with the use of vegetarian meals, most of which feature beans and legumes. Katie has written an incredible recipe ebook called The Everything Beans Book (keep reading for a coupon code!), which is chock full of recipes to help even bean-loathing families learn to happily eat more beans, up their nutrition, and keep costs down. And now, I’ll pass it over […]

Dark Chocolate Flourless Pudding Cake: A Sweet Valentine Dessert

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Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer This ooey, gooey cake is a chocolate lover’s dream – specifically a dark chocolate lover’s dream!  It’s light and airy, but oh-so rich all at the same time.  A perfect ending to a lovely Valentine’s dinner at home. The key to this cake is using a very good quality chocolate.  If it’s fair-trade and organic that’s even better!  With so few ingredients, choosing the very best quality you can find will guarantee that this cake will taste amazing. I included […]

5 Frugal Real Food Meal Ideas

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Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer Without proper planning, a whole foods diet can be more draining on your wallet than you might expect!  However, by menu planning and incorporating meals with lower cost ingredients into my meal plans, I actually spend the same amount on groceries now as I did before we made the switch to whole foods. Here are five of my favorite meal ideas for keeping our grocery budget under control.  We usually have at least two of these meals every week, which […]

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes: A Perfect Winter Breakfast

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There is nothing like the sweet combination of pumpkin and spices for the perfect winter breakfast. Not to mention the fact that pumpkin is a seasonal winter veggie extraordinaire, boasting large amounts of fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamins C and E, and plenty of antioxidants in the form of carotenoids (which gives pumpkin its deep orange hue). Finding more ways to get pumpkin or any form of winter squash into your cold-weather diet is a definite plus, and when it happens to be this delicious, it’s downright […]

A little bit of Sweet, a little bit of Spice: Gingerbread Recipes

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  Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer As you well know, it’s Christmastime! Your music is playing, the stockings are hung, your tree is decorated and it’s time to get baking! When I think about baking during this season, my first thoughts are about gingerbread houses and cookies. I love the spicy, sweet flavor. They are adorable, although they are full of white sugar and decorated with artificial flavoring and color frosting usually. Did you know that it is possible to make these little guys while […]