Vegan Sweet Potato Pie with Coconut Almond Crust

Prep time: 10 min  Cook time: 1 hour 10 min   Total time: 1 hour 20 min    INGREDIENTS Crust  ¼ cup coconut oil, melted  ¼ cup honey (or sub maple syrup)  1 cup almond meal  1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut  ½ teaspoon sea salt  ½ teaspoon baking soda    Filling  2 pounds purple yams, peeled and cut into 1-inch rounds (about 4 cups worth)  ¾ cup canned coconut milk (not low fat)  ½ cup maple syrup  1 ½ tablespoons tapioca starch  1...

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Midday Magic – Blue Majik Zucchini Smoothie

  My favorite midday smoothie to give me a second burst of energy and make it through the busy day is this Midday Magic - Blue Majik Zucchini Smoothie. Blue Majik has been making its way into cold-pressed juices, protein powders and even lattes - but what is it? Blue green algae is the very first protein and most ancient food on our planet. At the...

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Brandied Apple Cake with Figs and Walnuts

Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 10 min Serves: Makes one 9-inch cake INGREDIENTS ¾ cup dried Mission figs, diced ¼ cup brandy ¾ cup unsalted butter, plus more for pan 1½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cardamom ½ teaspoon ground cloves ¾ teaspoon kosher salt 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2/3 cup golden brown sugar, firmly packed 2 large eggs 4 cups tart apples, peeled...

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DockATot – Our Saving Grace

Every parent needs a DockATot - no question. As new parents with a newborn we were nervous every night while Remi slept. Bob constantly checked her breathing. Thus, she slept with us but she was too tiny to sleep in the bed for fear of rolling on her.  Our saving grace was the DockATot. Remi would sleep peacefully (unlike us) in her DockATot in-between us....

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Pumpkin Pie Butter

Pumpkin Pie Butter    Prep time: 1 hour 5 min  Total time: 1 hour 5 min  Serves: 2 ½ cups      INGREDIENTS 2 ½ cups fresh roasted pumpkin  1 ½ cups walnuts, toasted  ½ teaspoon cinnamon  ¼ teaspoon ginger  ¼ teaspoon nutmeg  ¼ teaspoon ground cloves  sprinkle of salt  1 teaspoon maple syrup  DIRECTIONS Place all ingredients in the order listed in a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and well combined, about 1-3 minutes.    ** Notes:  To roast pumpkin,...

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Tried and True – My Newborn Must-Haves

Calling motherhood exhausting is an understatement. From learning all your newborn’s needs to learning how to provide them those needs is endless (and probably never ending). My saving grace is sleep and innovative baby products. When selecting the best products for my baby, I use Lincoln’s advice. Give him 6 hours to cut a tree and he will take 5 hours to sharpen his axe....

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