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Gluten Free Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins

This is my favorite healthy breakfast. It is gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free! I will even let my kids have two if they want. These oatmeal breakfast muffins surprise them every time. What do you like to eat when you are looking for a healthy treat? These oatmeal muffins tastes like a treat, but they are healthy enough to eat without the guilt. The other thing I love about this muffin recipe is how customizable it is. Have some ripe pears laying around? Perfect! Chop them up and put them into the recipe instead of blueberries. Peaches? Bananas? Use what you like. You don't want … [Read More...]

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Chilled Shishito Pepper Soup

Can I tell you how much I love my farm box each week from Farm Fresh to You? This post is my complete, unsolicited love for the fun surprises I find each week. The vegetables come from Capay Organics and are freshly picked just days before arriving on my doorstep. This week's surprise was … [Read More...]

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Sweet Potato and Leeks with Honey

Today is all about simplicity. No long ingredient lists, complicated steps, or hard to find ingredients. Sweet potatoes, leeks, coconut oil, and honey. Just four ingredients, yet these four ingredients yield a wonderful flavor. This side dish is a tasty accompaniment to any dish, including … [Read More...]

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Mission Heirloom’s Gluten Free Paleo Mission

I am really excited share with you this fabulous new concept in Berkeley. Mission Heirloom is currently in Beta with their order ahead gluten free and paleo meals, and they are in the process of building a cafe in Berkeley. Mission Heirloom was founded by co-owners Yrmis Barroeta and Bobby … [Read More...]

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Farmer’s Market Dinner Party

What happens when a group of Bay Area Food Bloggers arrange an online dinner party? Add in a rule that a component in your dish must come from a local Bay Area farmer's market? You get a fabulous menu to try in your own home. And even better? The whole menu is gluten free!! Let me introduce … [Read More...]

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Gluten Free Squash Blossom and Epazote Quesadillas

I have seen a lot of squash blossoms at the farmer's market lately. Unsure of what to do with them, I quickly passed them by. Today I was shopping at our little local produce market, Oakmont … [Read More...]

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Purple Asparagus with Enoki and Brown Butter Garlic

Okay, roll call. Who out there knew that purple asparagus turns green when you cook it? I hope I am not the only one :-) . I found this incredible purple asparagus at Trader Joe's today. I rushed … [Read More...]

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Restaurant Review: Sorelle Italian Bistro Campbell

Last night my husband, David, and I found truly incredible Italian food. And we found Sorelle Italian Bistro in a tiny little strip mall, tucked away and hidden in the middle of a residential … [Read More...]

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My Writing Process

Today, I am not talking about a restaurant or posting a recipe. Instead, I am participating in a blog hop about my writing process. Many bloggers, in all different genres, are opening up about how … [Read More...]

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Gluten Free Poppy Seed Pinwheel Cookies

My husband's grandmother used to bake with poppy seeds. Using poppy seeds is a Eastern European style of baking. She added poppy seeds to rugelach, … [Read More...]


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