Recipe: Grain-Free Dehydrated Apple Pie, Sweetened with Molasses

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Written by Shannon, Contributing Writer It seems like so long ago now, but the apples I used to make this pie were picked from my father’s apple tree during our visit in August. It was the last day of our week long visit, so full of wonderful memories of seeing my father carry my sons on the same shoulders I once rode upon and the meeting of my brother’s first baby. That bittersweet day that ended our vacation also saw bags upon bags of apples […]

A Sweetheart’s Breakfast: Oatmeal Whole Wheat Pancakes and Homemade Pancake Syrup

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Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer The heart bone’s connected to the stomach bone We don’t eat pancakes too often anymore, but for Valentine’s Day breakfast I’ll be serving these luscious oatmeal pancakes to my hubby. After all, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, right? Even after 34 years of marriage, this still holds true for my sweetheart. A healthy alternative pancake syrup The syrup I serve with pancakes is a concoction I came up with when the price of organic maple […]

How to Make Your Own (Unrefined) Powdered Sugar

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Every once in a while, since we switched over to using only unrefined sugars, I miss that fluffy, powdered, white sugar that makes such delicate icings and special treats. Though I have seen some organic icing sugars, I have never seen one that was made with something like Sucanat or Rapadura. These are my granulated sugars of choice (aside from other wholesome sweeteners) because they are made of 100% dehydrated cane sugar (no high heat, no chemical process, they still retain the nutrients from the […]

Cutting Down on Sugar: Why Do We Eat It So Much?

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I find it highly ironic that as I sit here writing this post, I am slurping (and I do mean slurping) up the last precious drops of my favorite homemade mocha frappuchino drink. Sugar just tastes good. Really good. I love it as much as the next woman. Unfortunately for my sugar habit, I’ve been studying health and nutrition for too long to continue to gorge on sugar in sublime ignorance. I know all of sugar’s nasty little secrets, and so although we’ve been good […]