Top Ten Posts on Our Nourishing Roots in 2011

Top Ten Posts on Our Nourishing Roots in 2011

Butternut Cupcakes with Cardamom Buttercream: My most popular recipe, these delectable morsels embody the taste of autumn. Cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and vanilla all balance the butternut squash to create a moment to savor.

Two Holiday Recipes: Chocolate Peppermint and Coconut Citrus Fudge: Dark and light, these two simple fudges are perfect for entertaining and snacking.  Made with clean ingredients: sweet honey, bright coconut, rich cocoa, and clean organic flavors. Cheddar and Chive Crackers (Grain-Free): Simple savory crackers, perfect for a quick snack, lunches, or even entertaining.  Cheddar, sesame & sunflower seeds, garlic and chives: Impeccable taste!  Try with my Smoked Salmon & Herb Cheese Pinwheels, or nutrient-dense chicken liver pate.

Wintertime Snack: Shortbread Wedges & Peppermint Hot Cocoa: Piping hot peppermint coconut milk hot cocoa and subtlely sweet shortbread wedges with a slightly salty crunch.  Perfect for warming the soul on a cold afternoon.

Real Food 101: How to Make Water Kefir: Want to break free of your soda addiction?  Try water kefir: a probiotic, enzyme-rich, naturally fizzy drink you can feel proud of drinking every day.  I personally love the color and flavor of strawberry water kefir, pictured above. Squash “Sweet Potato” Casserole with Pecan Crunch: This simple and sweet side dish is sure to make your tastebuds happy but not shocked with sugar.  A great alternative to candied yams, and perfect for Thanksgiving or any time of year!P

Beware of Soy: A Classic Eggnog Recipe with Dairy-Free Version: When it’s that time of year for a rich cup of eggnog, this is perfect for holiday guests or a moment alone.  Plus you can also use this eggnog as coffee creamer, to make an eggnog smoothie, or even eggnog ice cream!

Grain-Free Banana Bread with Walnut Crumble Topping: A hearty grain-free quickbread to warm you up during the holidays, compliant with GAPS, SCD, vegetarianism, primal and paleo. Food 101: How to Make Beet Kvass (and Why!): Dark purple, brimming with enzymatic goodness, and claimed to cleanse the blood, kidneys, and liver, beet kvass might be the ultimate lacto-fermented beverage.

10 Holiday Gifts for a Foodie: These are my 10 most useful items that I would recommend for getting started in real food.  See what I recommend personally from my own experience, and benefit from it!  These are the kinds of items that are perfect for the new real foodie, especially if you have been following my Real Food 101 seriesand want to give some of the recipes and tutorials a try.  Try getting your hands on some of these kitchen tools to help you feel more confident in your real foodie abilities.

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