Archive for April, 2013

April 29th, 2013

Orange Ginger Cauliflower {with Carrot Ribbons}

by Chrissy

Cauliflower is making a comeback. It’s becoming a hip veggie to cook up, I promise.

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In the LYK, we’ve made “rice” with it, mashed it up with goat cheese to sub as a suitable mashed potatoes replacement, and roasted it with a savory lemon-tahini topping.

Point and case, you can get really creative with this mild-flavored vegetable.

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Since we have been loaded down with oranges, and had two heads of cauliflower in the fridge, it was time to try … Read more...

April 28th, 2013

Bestowed Giveaway! {healthy living straight to your doorstep}

by Lauren

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Bestowed: A monthly care package that will surprise and delight

And indeed it did. Ours was packed with Matova Harvest Hemp Hearts hemp seeds, Oloves Hot Chilli Mama olives, Gnu Foods Hi Fiber Minis, Nektar Honey Crystals (granulated honey!), KIND granola with coconut, and more.

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The no-hassle delivery of fresh food straight to your front door trend seems to have begun with CSA and has now sprouted into a creative way to discover and explore new brands, ingredients, and … Read more...

April 26th, 2013

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Chrissy

Bold claim, I know. But these cookies are the business.

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From a young age I loved baking chocolate chip cookies. If I’m being honest, it was probably more of an obsession…but who needs to know that.

And I wasn’t a fat kid, if you were wondering, based on the last comment. Who knows how I dodged that one, but maybe it had something to do with the variety of sports I played.

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At the age of 10, the recipe on … Read more...

April 23rd, 2013

Mini Cran-Bran Muffins

by Lauren

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And yet again I discover…I do not truly enjoy the process of baking. Although I enjoy the result of baking enough to struggle with it and fulfill my cravings.

Bran muffins have been on the mind for quite some time, and I finally built enough confidence to whip some up.

I love, love, love bran muffins but do not love raisins. I shamelessly eat around them in just about every trail mix (and bran muffin), going straight for the chocolate … Read more...

April 22nd, 2013

Breakfast Cookies {Gluten-free}

by Chrissy

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Whoaaaa, say what?! There are really cookies that you can eat, for breakfast??

Yes. The glorious answer is, yes.

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When I was a kid, I used to hope, wish, and dream that I could eat cookies for breakfast (It might have had something to do with this commercial). I tried with all my might and with all my greatest persuasion skills, to try to convince my mom to buy Cookie Crisp, knowing full well that although those weren’t real … Read more...