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Spicy Chipotle Kale Chips

Spicy Chipotle Kale Chips

Ever seen preteens scarf down an entire bunch of kale? One minute, the kale’s sitting there, all leafy and dark green; and the next minute, it’s just gone. These kale chips will allow you to perform the miracle of preteens eating their greens with delight!

No-Jello Chocolate Pudding Cups {just 5 ingredients!}

Jello chocolate pudding cups were the stuff of my childhood. I want my kids to have warm-and-fuzzy food memories — but without the processed junk. No-Jello chocolate pudding cups: just 5 ingredients, no powdered mixes, dairy, or thickeners necessary!

Sweet, Spicy, & Salty Pumpkin Seeds

Sweet, Spicy, & Salty Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds make an excellent, quick snack for adults and kids alike. Just a handful supplies you with a healthy dose of magnesium and immune-boosting zinc. These tasty, crispy pumpkin seeds satisfy all the cravings: a little bit sweet, a little bit spicy, and a little bit salty.

Soaked Einkorn Spiced Banana Nut Bread

More spice than banana, this quick bread recipe not only makes two(!) loaves, it is also prepared with ancient einkorn wheat and then traditionally soaked to reduce anti-nutrients and make the bread more easily digestible for your tummy.

Dairy-Free Maple, Cinnamon, & Orange Spread

This Dairy-Free Maple, Cinnamon, and Orange Spread captures Fall’s favorite flavors! Use it as a glaze for grain-free cakes, as a spread on toast, as a fruit dip for apples and pears, or drizzle it over some healthy muffins!

Homemade Coconut Butter in 5 Minutes

Coconut butter is nothing more than the pureed meat of dried, unsweetened, shredded coconut. It’s a versatile staple with tons of healthy fat and lauric acid from the coconuts. Store-bought coconut butter costs a fortune, but you can save a ton by making it yourself, at home, in 5 minutes! Here’s how!

Fermented Tex-Mex Salsa

The summer I was 12, my mom handed me a can of tomatoes, an onion, cilantro, lime, and a jalepeno from our garden and told me to make salsa. This was the first time I had ever created something without a recipe. It was all about adding ingredients, blending, tasting, and adjusting. Sometimes I needed two or three jalepenos to get the heat level my family loved — HOT. Other times, half a pepper in an entire batch would set our mouths on fire.

I’ve spent the last two decades perfecting my salsa recipe, and several years ago, I began lacto-fermenting it. I don’t mean to toot my own horn here, but I’ve had many people tell me this salsa is the best they’ve ever had. It’s my most-requested recipe and the one I’m asked to bring to every family and friend get-together. My brothers-in-law even expect it at Thanksgiving! I really think the 12 to 24 hours the salsa sits fermenting on the counter kicks it up a notch and allows the flavors to develop and mingle with each other. I like knowing that I’m giving every party and holiday a good dose of healthy bacteria. 😉

For the complete recipe, head over to Traditional Cooking School!

Chewy Chocolate Brownie Bars

Chewy Chocolate Brownie Bars

If a chocolate brownie and an energy bar had a baby, I believe this would be their offspring. These bars are moist, chewy, chocolate-y. There’s not one ingredient in these bars that’s what I would call “if-y”. They’re free of casein, grains, gluten, refined sugar, soy, corn, and eggs. And these bars are low in anti-nutrients since they call for soaked and dehydrated almonds.

Crispy Deep-Fried Parsnips

Crispy Deep-Fried Parsnips

Hey all! I’m guest-posting again today over at GNOWFGLINS! This time, I’m sharing my favorite way to prepare one of my favorite veggies: parsnips!…