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[10 May 2010 | 7 Comments | ]
From Scratch Recipe: Fudgie Pomegranate Power Chocolate

I was one of those strange people growing up who genuinely did not care for chocolate. I could politely pass up everything but chocolate chip cookies (and even then, I would pick the cookies with the least amount of chips). Oddly enough, I did not find a love for chocolate until I went strictly dairy-free. My first successful batch of fudgie Double Chocolate Brownies (recipe in Go Dairy Free – they are called Coconut Fudge Brownies, but you can omit the coconut if you wish) upon my husband’s chocolate request …

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[1 May 2010 | 11 Comments | ]
Un-Beetable Sugar-Free Smoothie

Yes, even when the ground has a fresh layer of snow, and the thermometer is stuck on 28º (that is farenheit people, not celcius – wouldn’t it be nice), I still like waking up with a cool breakfast smoothie … followed of course by a hot tea chaser!
The last two mornings I have been experimenting with beets in my smoothies, thanks to Ricki’s inspiration. I tried at first to get all fancy with the ingredients. Beets, berries, romaine, and a host of healthy add-ins. In all honesty, it was okay, …

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[29 Apr 2010 | 14 Comments | ]
Coconut: Controversial and … Cheap?

Yesterday and the day before I kept myself shuttered up inside with a hot mug of tea on the go at all times. Spring  you say? Not here. Inches and inches of fresh snow falling and 50 mph winds that reminded me of the Patagonia. Hmm, I think I will stay inside … and perhaps do a little online shopping? I deserve it, right?
So after dropping way too much money on the spring clothing sales yesterday (I’m really, really hoping those petite yoga pants fit!), I decided to end my …

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[27 Apr 2010 | 15 Comments | ]
The Most Interesting Thing I Ate Today …

To be clear, I don’t miss cheese, I don’t crave cheese, I don’t think about cheese … in fact, if it weren’t for Go Dairy Free, cheese wouldn’t even come onto my mental radar. But, in the name of trialing as many dairy substitutes as I can for the viewers, I give vegan cheese a go whenever I come across it and the ingredients don’t look too scary.
And once in a while, I like it. Not because it tastes like cheese (some of it kind of does, some of it …

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[25 Apr 2010 | 14 Comments | ]
Sunflower Seed Recipe Experiments and the World’s Cheapest (and Smallest) Food Processor

First off, welcome to all new readers and email subscribers! I hope you all enjoy the posts to come, and feel free to send feedback, questions, and comments at any time. And if you haven’t yet entered the Amazing Giveaway, head over there now, you have until the end of today (Sunday) enter!
So, when I selected sunflower seeds for this week’s BSI (blogger secret ingredient event), little did I know how much trouble I would have in creating my own submission. I admit to some selfish motives for this foodie choice, so …

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[20 Apr 2010 | 17 Comments | ]
Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Dieters Don’t Get Enough Nutrients

Haven’t you heard?
A few months ago I was clicking my way from blog to blog, following tantalizing recipes, when I stumbled upon a post that changed my entire path. I don’t think the blogger had any idea how her “kind” recipe post would spur someone to action, but it did.
She was sharing a recipe for what she called “antioxidant” cupcakes, and the story that led to their creation. She was going to an office party where one of her coworkers was dairy-free and another was gluten-free. She noted that “free-from …