Dessert

Roasted Winter Squash-Kefir Smoothie

Roasted Winter Squash-Kefir Smoothie

With the onset of autumn, winter squashes are back and will become a staple ingredient over the next few months. Kefir is one of my favorite fermented beverages and the most fitting way for me to consume dairy.

Parsnip Pudding Pie

Parsnip Pudding Pie

This pie is a twist on traditional pumpkin pie, utilizing the naturally sweet parsnip in place of pumpkin. Using a nut based crust, which I learned back in my raw food days, the flour is eliminated and adds a nice nutty flavor to the sweet and spice filled pumpkin pie. 

Ghee Caramel Pecan Clusters

Ghee Caramel Pecan Clusters

I've got a soft spot for caramel. A local ice cream company which proudly uses raw jersey milk, prepares a salted caramel ice cream that is over-the-top delicious! On days out running errands, I can't help but purchase a single serve cup and tear into it like a wild beast. The soft and gooey texture mixed with the fine balance of sweet and salty make caramel such a yummy treat.

Spice Infused Hot Chocolate

Spice Infused Hot Chocolate

When winter hits Maine, hot chocolate is a must. After spending a few hours snowshoeing or sledding with my boy, nothing warms you up quite like a cup of chocolatey goodness. This recipe puts a cultural twist on a staple recipe and features an unusual pairing of roses, saffron, and chili peppers, giving it a Spanish influenced kick that will warm your body throughout. 

The Best Birthday Cake

The Best Birthday Cake

This past weekend family and friends from Maine and Connecticut came to celebrate back to back birthdays for Wilder and Camille. Since their birthdays are 1 day apart, the festivities tend to go on for a few days. With Camille turning 30 and Wilder turning 4, this was a special weekend for the family.

Salted Elderberry Buns

Salted Elderberry Buns

Yesterday I woke to the sound of my son asking for bread. Since we don't normally have bread in the house it meant he wanted me to bake a loaf of bread. When my little foodie has a request, it's not always easy to get out of it. So, I rummaged through my book of recipes and deciding to whip up a batch of sticky buns. Coincidentally, sticky buns are a celebratory spring dish and since the equinox was just a day away, it felt like the perfect time to bake up these delicious treats.

Sprouted Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Sprouted Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

This cookie comes to us through a recipe in the book Cultured Food for Life by Donna Schwenk that my mother brought with her while visiting us this week. In the book, there is a picture of the wedge of the cookie she made with a scoop of kefir ice cream on top. It looks heavenly! I wanted to change a few ingredients in the recipe, and didn't get around to making the ice cream yet, but dang this cookie was good!

Almond Butter Balls

Almond Butter Balls

We loved these Almond Butter Balls that Frank recently made for the Clean Program Recipe Blog. We thought you might enjoy this delicious Clean eating treat! "These protein packed little treats are not only delicious and taste like dessert, but they’re easy to whip up.

Acorn Brownies

Acorn Brownies

Acorns are a forgotten food. What was once a vital component of hunter gatherer people, is now simply a festive fall decoration, or worse, a nut that scatterers across well kept yards, pissing off folks trying hard to keep their lawns pristine.