Archive for: January, 2012

Organic Meatloaf Recipe

  Another great comfort food made healthy!  Growing up I would ask my mom “What’s for dinner mom?” and when she replied “meatloaf!”  I loved meatloaf and couldn’t wait until dinner time!  For this recipe, I have replaced the breadcrumbs with quinoa. A lot of people refer to quinoa as a grain, but technically quinoa is not a true grain, but is the seed of the Chenopodium or Goosefoot plant. It is used as a grain and substituted for grains…

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Organic Belgium Waffles Recipe

There is one thing that I absolutely love to indulge in, Belgian Waffles!  Why couldn’t I make a healthier version that taste amazing and was made with real, wholesome, healthy ingredients?  I couldn’t think of any reason why not, so I set out to make these delicious Belgian Waffles. So what is a Belgian Waffle?  According to Wikipedia, The Belgian waffle is a type of waffle identified by its larger size, lighter batter and higher grid pattern which forms deep…

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Homemade Gluten Free Baking Powder

For quite some time now I have been making my own baking powder.  I bake a lot and when I started to read labels, I noticed that most baking powders were made from cornstarch!  Most cornstarches are made with genetically modified corn and are full of gluten.  So I set out to make my own.  So just what is baking powder? Baking powder is a dry chemical leavening agent used to increase the volume and lighten the texture of baked goods such as muffins,…

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Organic Chicken Pot Pie

  One of my favorite dishes growing up was moms chicken pot pie.  What’s not to love?  A creamy gooey center, big chunks of chicken, flavorful veggies and a delicious flakey crust to top it off!  Chicken pot pie however is usually loaded with carbohydrates, calories and other unwanted ingredients!  Could I create a delicious and healthy chicken pot pie?  The answer to that question is yes!   I am so excited about finally getting this recipe to you all!…

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Gluten Free & Grain Free Pie Crust

So I have been trying to create a delicious pie crust that is gluten free and grain free, taste great, and is flakey!  After many attempts, I realized that I would have to use a combination of flours to accomplish my desired flakey pie crust.  One of the flours I am using is quinoa flour.  I grew quinoa over the summer and had great success with it. A lot of people refer to quinoa as a grain, but technically quinoa…

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Homemade Condensed Cream Of Chicken

One of the most frequent questions I am asked is “Halle, do you have a recipe that  can substitute out condense cream of chicken/mushroom soup?”  When you look at a can of this stuff…it is astounding how many unhealthy ingredients are in this.  I wouldn’t even categorize these soups as food, they are that bad!  So I set out to create a healthy alternative.  In this recipe I am using potato flour.Potato flour is a flour which is produced from potatoes…

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Organic Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Today my girls asked me for some blueberry muffins.  I went to my recipe collection and realized I didn’t have one.  So I thought it might be a good time to create a delicious and healthy blueberry muffin.  A few things I want to note here.  I am using two new ingredients that I don’t use very often, and I have to say I am very pleased with how these muffins turned out.  One of the ingredients that I am…

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Coconut Flour

    What is Coconut Flour? Coconut flour is a gluten-free and grain-free flour that is rich in dietary fiber, which helps support your digestion, heart health, immune system, and weight. Coconut flour is dried, ground up coconut meat. It is great for baking, and making such dishes as chocolate chip cookies, coconut pumpkin bread, banana nut pancakes, pizza and many more recipes!   What Is So Great About Coconut Flour and How Do I Use It? So just what is this…

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Organic Banana Nut Bread Recipe

      I just love a great loaf of banana bread!  Can banana bread be healthy for you.  The answer to that question is absolutely!  In this recipe I use coconut flour which is a nice alternative flour that is gluten free and grain free.  The bananas in this recipe naturally sweeten this loaf of bread allowing us to leave out the processed sugar that so many of us try to stay away from.  Yes, there are a lot…

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Organic Grain Free Lasagna Recipe

    I love a great piece of lasagna, however it doesn’t love me back.  So I set out to make a delicious grain free lasagna that taste amazing and was good for me too!  This lasagna is so good you won’t even miss the traditional noodles that usually accompanies lasagna.  As most of you know, I try my best to cook in season.  I have a delicious summer lasagna recipe made out of zucchini and eggplant that I posted…

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