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Moroccan Coconut Corn Chowder ( Vegan/dairy free)

Moroccan Coconut Corn Chowder

The sky is grey and trees once hanging heavy with snow are now bare due to 25 km winds. It’s amazing how much a landscape can change with just a gust of wind. Though mild temperatures persist, it feels more like a blizzardy day, one where you’d  hunker down with a big bowl of stew and your fuzziest blanket. Ice pellets falling from the sky are in the immediate future and the wind gusts are proving to challenge even the strongest ravens (and those things are fierce in the north…and the size of medium sized dogs. These are seriously huge birds!). It’s time for comfort food. Again…

Comfort food. Perfect for cold days, low days, sad days, days on the ski hill with the kids, days that are blustery, after a night of not sleeping well or for days spent outside frolicking in the snow with good friends. Seriously, when is it not the right time? Depending on who you ask, comfort food can vary greatly. However, it’s usually associated with dishes someone you loved used to make. What they often have in common is some kind of startchy goodness like rice, potatoes, pasta or bread and some type of creamy texture mixed in for good measure. Comfort food doesn’t always have to be unhealthy though and with New Year’s resolutions falling like flies in late fall, this one won’t leave you with any guilt at all. Little potatoes, corn, and butternut squash all surrounded in a coconut milk broth and warming spices to wrap you up in proverbial blanket of coziness. Continue Reading →

By on January 21, 2015 in Blog, Chickpeas, Coconut Milk, Corn, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian 1

Pumpkin Chia Pudding with Maple Glazed Walnut Coconut Crunch

Pumpkin Chia Pudding with Maple Glazed Walnut Coconut Crunch (gold flower) 010

I am so pleased to introduce you someone who has inspired me over the last couple of years. She continues to wow me with her vast knowledge and introduces me to knew amazing superfoods and recipes to go along with them. Shelley Alexander is a holistic chef, certified healing foods specialist, author of Deliciously Holistic, blogger, and owner of the holistic health company, A Harmony Healing in California.  Shelley loves to eat and cook with amazing superfoods, and seasonal, locally grown, organic foods from the local farmers’ markets. Shelley is a member of Slow Foods USA, Village Green Network, and Women of the Green Generation. Connect with Shelley online on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.

When my lovely friend France asked me to share a fall recipe on her blog while she and Joshua go on vacation, I was truly honored and happy to do so! I knew I had to come up with something really yummy and healthy to share with all of you! As a holistic chef, I adore making recipes that provide fantastic health benefits and delicious flavor in one package. My Pumpkin Chia Pudding with Maple Glazed Walnut Coconut Crunch meets that criteria, and it’s one of those tasty desserts you will want to make again and again.

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By on October 29, 2013 in Blog, Chia Seeds, Coconut Milk, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian 10

TV Tuesday # 32: Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk – Dairy Free & Homemade

Around the holiday season, there are several desserts and treats that seem to require sweetened condensed milk as an ingredient. For me there’s only one we make. It’s this one that we featured here last year. I’m pretty excited to try it out with this whole food ingredient instead of the sweetened condensed milk.

I’m not a dairy free girl, by any means, but we don’t buy milk, since we don’t drink it often enough or use it in cereal or anything. So when the opportunity came up to make sweetened condensed milk I opted to make this dairy free version, simply because we always have some coconut milk on hand. Now, if you have your heart set on a dairy version, Kitchen Stewardship has a great one that doesn’t require powdered milk like so many of them do.

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By on November 20, 2012 in Blog, Coconut Milk, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Main Ingredient, Recipes, TV Tuesdays, Vegan, Vegetarian, Videos 33

TV Tuesday #24: Put The Lime In The Coconut – Irresistible Dairy Free Coconut Panna Cotta

We all need a go to dessert that is easy to put together, simple and delicious.

Mine is Panna Cotta.

It’s basically an eggless custard. It’s the Italian version of something like a creme brule or a cremet.

At least that’s the simplest way to describe it.

I love that it takes 5 minutes to make. I also love that I can put this simple dessert together using any kind of dairy product. I’ve done combos of any number of the following; sour cream, yogurt, half and half, buttermilk, cream cheese. They were all delish!

Today I want to share a dairy free version.

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By on September 18, 2012 in Blog, Coconut Milk, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Main Ingredient, Recipes, TV Tuesdays, Videos 17

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