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Dr. Jean Layton

Apple Cider Glazed Brussels Sprouts

The joy of using fabulous fresh produce right from the farmer is that you don’t have to do much to enhance it. It shines all on its own.   Like these amazing Brussels Sprouts from Rents Due Farms. How much do you love Brussels sprouts? You can see how much I do. Rents Due Ranch (Stanwood, WA) […]

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Maple Candied Apples

Maple Candied Apples

When you want a great candied apple but aren’t eating sugar, what do you do?   Using nothing but maple syrup and butter or coconut oil, you can create a crackling glaze for your apples. Best of all, when there are a few leftover bites, they make great oatmeal toppings. I like to make them […]

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Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato with Vegan Mayo

Vegan Mayo

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Fresh Cherry sorghum salad with mint.

Fresh Cherry Sorghum Salad with Mint

Cherry sorghum salad with mint. Recipe in two days on the blog

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Gluten-Free Hamburger buns- gum free too

Burger Buns Gluten-Free Vegan Recipe

Interior shot Gluten-Free, Dairy Free hamburger buns Summertime, summertime, sum, sum summertime.   No School for weeks and weeks, with the exception of Chamber Days at Western Washington University for one of the girls. Camps are coming, cross country running is practicing. but overall the pace of life slows down just a tad. The invitations […]

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vegan vanilla cookie

Vegan Vanilla Cookies- Recipe Redux

This month’s Recipe Redux started out with an interesting request. Which kitchen gadget is indispensable in our kitchen? There are so many that I use on a daily basis, but the one that gets the most use is a very simple scale. Ever since I made the change from volume measurements to weight based measurements, my […]

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Gluten-Free Tri Color Vegetarian Lasagna- To make those weeknight dinners a whole lot easier

If you are like me, this is the crunch week of holiday time planning and fun. We have 3 December birthdays in our nuclear family  of 4, and 3 others in the extended one. Lots of shopping, wrapping and mailing have happened this week Oh, and for two of them, it’s the Golden Birthday, which […]

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Chutney Glazed Stuffed Squash

Chutney Glazed Stuffed Acorn Squash

This month, we’re reaching into the past for Vintage Side Dishes. You know, the ones that are truly missed when they aren’t on the table, glances from your brother to the aunt who always spends the morning creating the vegetable. The traditional ones of your youth, like these stuffed acorn squash. Cooking a welcoming Thanksgiving for […]

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Pickled Beets

Overindulging this week, pulling the strands of history from recipe boxes. Making our family favorites, Our Thanksgiving gathering is small, just us four for dinner. We’ll have some friends joining us for desserts. Even though we’ll be a small group for dinner, our table will still be abundant. Gathering from our favorite farmers for dinner […]

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Orange Wasabi Cabbage Salad- Book Giveaway- Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger

It’s been a really long time since I participated in an Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger. This month Kate from Eat Recycle Repeat is the host while SeaMaiden is in Japan. Sea at the Book of Yum has been hosting these gatherings from February of 2008! That is a lot of time and devotion. I was […]

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Banana Bread- Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

When you have those lonely brown spotted Appaloosa bananas on the counter, do you feel a pang? My frugal soul cringes just a bit when I have a few bananas that look like these. I know I could mix up a batch of pancakes, or muffins. But my long time goal has been a crisp […]

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Creamy Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Soup with Smoky Maple Pepita Brittle

Burnished leaves of yellow, red and orange contrasting with the pine trees. Pumpkin fields scattered with orange orbs and children running from one to the next with squeals of joy. Scattered orange flags dropping from cedar trees soften the pathways through the woods on a walk with my dogs. Orange is the color of fall. […]

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Arsenic and Old Rice

That was a cheesy way to lead off this discussion, but I just love the reference to Arsenic and Old Lace. It is what we are really worried about, right? Getting sick from eating a food that contains a poison, like the victims of those creepy old ladies. Why is there arsenic in rice anyway? […]

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Working lunch- romaine with zucchini,sheep feta, cherry tomatoes and potato salad by GFDoctor

Working Lunch

Working lunch- romaine with zucchini,sheep feta, cherry tomatoes and potato salad, a photo by GFDoctor on Flickr. As I furiously finish the last edits to CleanThrive, my time available for cooking and posting is very small. Making one round of cooking prepare for several meals makes it likely that I’ll keep eating well. This plate […]

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Gluten-Free Strawberry Cream Puff Pie

Sometimes, you just need pie. And when a group of food bloggers simultaneously come to that conclusion, Pie Party is the result. Last year it was a spontaneously organized Twitter party that morphed into 1500+ people on Facebook all talking about pie. This year, the tradition continues with Garrett McCord, Shauna Ahern, Ashley Baron Rodriquez […]

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