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Garden to table organic home cuisine.

Organic & Grass Fed

My garden is composed of all organic and heirloom variety plants. The few veggies, eggs and the meats I buy are organic, pasture raised and or grass fed. I feel this is the most ethical and nutritious choice for my family and the planet.

Non GMO

I DO NOT plant or buy anything genetically modified.

Date: February 3, 2014

Author: April

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The under 150 calorie, gluten-free, paleo , vegan wrap!

          I don’t normally  buy pre packaged gluten free foods, but I really like these paleo wraps from Julian bakery.  They are not cheap but they hold up well and the coconut taste is very light.   Also they can be stored on the shelf and they keep for months! I am estimating the calories in the veggies to be about 50 and there are 70…

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Date: January 19, 2014

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Fermented garlic

Garlic has endless health benefits and is most nutritious raw.  http://health.india.com/diseases-conditions/15-health-benefits-of-garlic/ However many people have a hard time with its hot pungent taste to eat it au naturel.  Here’s the best way I’ve found to enjoy garlic.  Ferment it in salt and water only and the taste mellows out dramatically! 1 cup peeled garlic cloves 1 tablespoon good salt (I use Himalayan) 1-2 cups filtered water or enough to cover…

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Date: January 15, 2014

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Kale and fruit smoothie with fresh aloe

2 large green kale leaves or 1 cup chopped kale 10 frozen strawberries 1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen pineapple 1/2 inch peeled ginger 1/2 cup pineapple or apple juice (sub water to cut sugar) 1 chopped up apple Makes about 2 large or 3 small glasses Add everything to the blender. If your lucky enough to have a Blendtec or Vitamix, blend on medium until all the frozen fruit…

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Date: December 19, 2013

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Real food hot chocolate topped with real food vanilla bean marshmallows!!

  REAL FOOD HOT CHOCOLATE-CACAO 5 cups your choice of milk (I use raw cow milk) 1/2 cup raw cacao powder (you can buy this or grind up your own beans like I do) 1/4 cup raw honey 1 tablespoon real maple syrup (grade b is what I like) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon optional: 1/2 teaspoon raw vanilla bean powder or scrapings from the  inside of a bean   Instructions: Put…

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Date: September 28, 2013

Author: April

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Pumpkin Spice Rooibos Tea With Raw Milk or Almond Milk

This is an extremely simple and healthy alternative to the popular but expensive coffee shop pumpkin latte .    The coffee shop latte is pricey for sure, but it also is generally full of artificial and unhealthy ingredients. Ok so here’s another big difference, this is made with tea and not espresso or coffee. For many years I drank coffee – and I still would – if I hadn’t found…

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Date: September 11, 2013

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The best quiche I have ever made

Crust  Ingredients: 1/2 cup organic (grass fed) cold butter, cut in 1 tablespoon pieces 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 large pastured egg 1 tablespoon ice water 1/4 cup almond meal 1/4 cup spelt flour 3/4 cup sweet sorghum flour Preparation: Preheat oven to 375° F / 190°C Grease a glass pie pan with butter. Add butter pieces and salt and almond and spelt flours in the food process and pulse until…

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Date: June 25, 2013

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Garlic butter sautéed veggies

Garlic butter sautéed veggies Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: April Richard at BeyondBaked.com Serves: 4 Ingredients Ingredients: 3 Tablespoons fresh minced organic garlic ¼-1/2 cup Kerrygold or other good grass fed butter (depends on how much sauce you want) 1 lb organic asparagus chopped 1 cup organic cherry or pear tomatoes 1 bag or 6oz organic spinach Instructions Instructions: Saute garlic…

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Date: June 5, 2013

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Easy sauerkraut made with whey, from Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions

      This kraut is easy, delicious and super healthy.   I make my own raw milk kefir and with that I make yogurt so I always have leftover whey.  Whey is so versatile, it can be used in breads, pizza crusts, pancakes, etc.  Whey can also be used to ferment vegetables and soak grains. This recipe is based on Sally Fallon’s from the book Nourishing traditions, the only…

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Date: April 29, 2013

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Whole food based sangria

Ingredients: 1 small pitted chopped peach 1/2 -1 cup chopped watermelon 2-3 strawberries 4 raspberries 1/4 cup blueberries Juice of 3-4 oranges plus a few slices 3 cups red wine, I prefer Cabernet 1-3 cups mineral water     Instructions: Muddle the fruit well and add wine. Let sit for a couple hours and strain.  I use a nut milk bag, small strainer or cheesecloth. Add mineral water to taste….

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Date: March 22, 2013

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Raw honey whipped cream

The best whipped cream I have ever made!   It’s fresh, healthy, raw and tastes like a bit of heaven.  It is pictured here melting on top of  blueberry soaked baked oatmeal. The key to a great whipped cream is using good quality cream and getting a metal bowl and wire whip attachment really cold in the freezer first.  Give it about 20 minutes in there before you make the…

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