Friday, April 22, 2011


Happy Earth Day my little earthlings.
I decided to take a few pictures of pretty living things at my parent's house.
Did you hug something green today?
I loved Jen's ideas for how to celebrate the earth. It's food related!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Recipe: Nova Crisp

My mom brought some rhubarb in from the garden and my eyes lit up. Crisp! I love crisp. (you should see my crisp folder in google reader) With that I rubbed my hands together and wiped the drool off my chin. I knew I wanted to use the rhubarb and I knew I wanted to use Nova Granola for the top. The delicious result was the following:

Recipe: Nova Granola Crisp

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Prepare 4 cups of chopped rhubarb
3 cups of frozen raspberries

Add a pinch of salt
3 Tbs. cane sugar
2 Tbs. strawberry or currant jelly or jam
1 Tbs. coconut flour

Stir to combine, then pour into a pie dish.

Combine the following in a food processor, then sprinkle over the top of the fruit:
2 cups of Nova Granola
2 Tbs. of butter or butter substitute

Bake for 20 minutes or so.

Let me know what you think!

Flower Face + Links

image:kaapo kamu

More links! These have me thinking this week:

I could look at these pictures on repeat. Aren't they so fresh? Take me there.

I love this shopping list.

Are you watching Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution?

Please eat organic strawberries.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Recipe: Goody, Goody Plum Drop

My mom and I decided to create our own cookie recipe.
Inspired from Trader Joe's Cherry Granola Cookies + Prune Cookies (that my mom had previously invented) + Mt. Rainer Power Bar recipe
We created a gluten free and dairy free cookie with natural ingredients and wholesome goodness. Are you ready for something delicious?

cashews and pecans

and prunes, applesauce, oats, sucanat, brown rice syrup, coconut oil, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt

let the food processor purrr

stir a little with dried cherries, raisins, and coconut

375 degrees

flatten with a glass dipped in water

bake for 12 minutes

Recipe: Goody, Goody Plum Drop Cookies

A Gluten and Dairy Free cookie

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1 Cup Pecans, finely chopped
1 Cup raw Cashews, finely chopped
½ cup dried cherries, slightly chopped
½ cup raisins, slightly chopped
1 Cup ground dried plums (prunes)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 Tbs. coconut flour
½ tsp. salt
3/4 cup applesauce
1 Tbs. Coconut oil
cup brown rice syrup
½ cup sucanat or other cane sugar
1 ½ cups rolled oats
cup coconut

In a food processor chop pecans and cashews. Set aside. Slightly chop the cherries and raisins. Set aside. Grind dried plums.
To the plums add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, applesauce, coconut oil, brown rice syrup and sucanat. Mix together.

In a large bowl mix all the ingredients together. Drop by spoonful and sprayed or parchment lined baking sheets. Flatten each cookie slightly, using the bottom of a glass--dipping the glass in a bowl of water every once in a while. Bake for about 12 minutes. Cool on racks.

listen to Jose Gonzalez: Teardrop while baking

Friday, April 1, 2011

spring thing+ links

redcruiser garden print via Black Eiffel

I wanted to share a couple links/articles that have been circulating through my family's email exchanges this week. All very worthwhile and thought provoking. I hope you'll read and inform yourself.

Agave Nectar: Worse Than We Thought (thanks Lindsey)

Are Hot Dogs Better For You Than Roasted Chicken? (thanks Egan)

Organic Fruits and Vegetables-Are They Worth The Extra Money?

This 65 degree weather in Salt Lake City is making me swirl with excitement. I'm alive again. And I think this blog is too!

Have a beautiful weekend!