Apple Cheddar Biscuits (everyday dog treats)

Makes 1 dozen biscuits Ingredients 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup barley flour ½ cup rolled oats ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded ¼ cup apples, chopped fine 1⁄3 cup applesauce ¼ cup walnut oil Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl sift together the dry […]

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Blissed Bread’s Roasted Pumpkin Custard Bread

I call this recipe a “custard bread” because the additional eggs give the bread a wonderfully spongy, moist, texture. Please assume all ingredients are organic whenever possible!

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Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Makes 1 Bundt Cake INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 1 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 12⁄3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries ½ cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ cup chopped pecans 1 tablespoon confectioners’ […]

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Makes approximately 30 INGREDIENTS 2¼ cups sifted cake flour, or 2 cups sifted all purpose flour, plus more for your work surface and hands 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 4 teaspoons cold unsalted butter, cut into several pieces 2 tablespoons cold lard or vegetable shortening, cut into […]

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Caraway Soda Bread

Makes 4 mini loaves INGREDIENTS 4 cups all purpose bread flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons caraway seeds 2 cup buttermilk DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, sift and combine flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and caraway seeds. Add the buttermilk a […]

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Cardamom Dried Cherry Crumb Cake Bars

Makes 12 bars INGREDIENTS For the crumb topping ½ cup all purpose flour ½ cup walnuts, chopped 1⁄3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon grated orange zest ½ teaspoon instant espresso ½ teaspoon ground cardamom 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, cut into pieces For the cake 2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon […]

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Carrot Cilantro Ginger Latkes with Lemongrass Chili Mint Yogurt

Cool, healthy, and refreshing, these carrot latkes are incredibly fresh and zesty!

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Cornbread

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons bacon fat, lard, or butter 2 eggs 2 cups buttermilk 2½ cups fine cornmeal 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon baking powder DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400°F. Melt fat in large cast-iron skillet; cool slightly. Beat eggs until light. Add buttermilk and cooled fat, leaving a little […]

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Ginger Carrot Wholegrain Pancakes

Makes 6-8 cakes Ingredients 1½ cups whole wheat flour 1½ cups 1% milk ½ cup wheat bran ½ cup carrot puree (cooked & blended carrots) ½ cup buckwheat flour 3 large eggs ¼ cup all purpose flour 2 tablespoons lowfat plain yogurt ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon grated ginger Directions In a large bowl, […]

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Ginger Squash Cake

Recipe adapted from Susan G. Purdy Makes 1 Bundt Cake INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 31⁄3 cups flour 1½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon ¾ teaspoons ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground allspice 1½ cups sugar 1¼ cups dark brown sugar, packed 1 cup canola oil […]

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Guatamalan Red Chili Pork Chuchitos (Tamales)

Makes 20 tamales INGREDIENTS For the red chili pork 2 cups water 1 medium tomato, chopped medium 1 red chile, torn into pieces 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, toasted 1 pound pork butt 1 teaspoon salt 1 fresh bay leaf 2 […]

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Honey Lavender Fritters With Fig Compote

Makes about 20 -25 fritters Ingredients 1 pound fresh ricotta, drained 3 eggs, beaten 1 vanilla bean scraped, bean scrapings reserved ¼ cup sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup flour 2 tablespoons lavender flowers (fresh or dried) Oil for frying Lavender Powder *1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers crushed and mixed with ½ cup powdered […]

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Late Summer Garden Chicken and Herbed Dumplings

Everyone’s favorite chicken & dumplings gets a big garden boost from late summer goodies in this healthy recipe!

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Lavender Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Serves 4-6 Ingredients For the brine 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 lemons sliced Juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons lavender leaves and flowers ½ cup honey 1 tablespoon black peppercorns, cracked 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 1 tablespoon of the following herbs, chopped fine: thyme, rosemary, savory, marjoram 1 cup salt 2 gallon hot water (no […]

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Lemon Cake with Mint Honey Cream

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS For cake batter 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest 1 cup plain yogurt 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 2¼ cups sugar 5 eggs For mint honey […]

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Nacatamales (Nicaraguan Tamales)

Makes 15 tamales (large) Nacatamales are similar to Mexican tamales but they are quite large and filled with a potato, rice, corn, vegetable and herb mixture and are typically served on holidays and special occasions. This recipe makes ½ size portions of the traditional tamale. Ingredients For the tamale dough 2 cups masa harina 2 […]

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Pasteles de Tres Leches con Mango (Three Milk & Mango Cake)

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 1½ cup all purpose flour 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated ½ cup butter, soft 1 cup sugar 6 eggs 1 vanilla bean, cut and scraped (insides reserved) 2 cups mango, ripe and chopped small ½ cup vanilla […]

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Peanut Butter Bacon Biscuits with Carob Icing (everyday dog treats)

Makes about 12-18 3 inch biscuits Ingredients 2 cups whole wheat flour ¼ cup buckwheat flour 1 tablespoon powdered milk 2 tablespoons flax seeds ¼ cup wheat bran 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup peanut butter (heated up to soften) ¼ cup bacon, crumbled 2 tablespoons bacon grease 1 egg, beaten ¾ […]

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Pecan Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Makes 1 8×12 cake INGREDIENTS For the streusel 1⁄3 cup all purpose flour ½ cup packed light brown sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, cold and cut into pieces 1 cup pecans, chopped For the coffee cake 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, softened ½ cup packed light brown sugar ½ cup sugar […]

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Silver-Dollar Walnut Cakes with Berry Compote and Lemon Ricotta

Serves 4 Ingredients For the Pancake Mix 1½ cups buckwheat flour 1½ tablespoons agave nectar ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1¼ cups almond milk, at room temperature 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½ cup chopped […]

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Spicy Corn Fritters with Sweet Red Pepper Sauce

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 3/4 cup all purpose flour ¼ cup course corn meal 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 eggs ¾ cup milk or buttermilk 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon lime zest ½ cup poblano pepper, chopped fine 2 teaspoons Serrano peppers, chopped superfine 4 cups sweet corn kernels (fresh) 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped super […]

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Spicy Summer Fruit Muffins

Makes 12 muffins Ingredients 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons fresh nutmeg, grated 2 teaspoons fresh cinnamon, grated ½ teaspoon (a pinch) ground cloves ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup light brown sugar ⅓ cup honey 1 cup soy yogurt ¼ […]

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Strawberry Quinoa Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1 cup black quinoa ¼ cup rolled oats 1 cup all purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder 1/3 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon flax seeds ¼ cup almonds, chopped fine 1/3 cup almond oil ½ cup sugar ¼ cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ¼ cup […]

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Tomato Croquettes

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 cup plum tomatoes, chopped (include juices) ¼ cup Santorini Dried Tomatoes, chopped ½ cup yellow onion, chopped fine 2 garlic cloves 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped 2 small red chilies, roasted and chopped 1 teaspoon lemon zest Salt and ground […]

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Turkey Pot Pies with Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuit Tops

A southern spin on the classic pot pie! Who doesn’t love biscuits and cheddar, with a mix of turkey pot pie!

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Vanilla Cake

Makes one cake INGREDIENTS 3 cups cake flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter 2 cups sugar 5 eggs 1½ teaspoons vanilla 1¼ cups buttermilk Lemon curd, for filling Basic Buttercream, for frosting DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare 2 sheet pans with non-stick spray and parchment paper. […]

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Wholegrain Savory Garden Scones

Makes about 10 scones These amazingly delicious scones are perfect for those who want a quick and savory breakfast option. Easy on the go and healthy! Eat with a dollop of herbal butter or tomato preserves. Ingredients 1½ cups whole wheat flour ½ cup buckwheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ […]

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Zucchini Carrot Cakes (weight management dog treats)

Makes 2 dozen mini cakes Ingredients 2 eggs 1 small zucchini, shredded 1 small carrot, shredded 2 tablespoons pumpkin-seed oil or sunflower oil ¼ cup milk, skim ¼ cup pumpkin seeds ¾ cup whole-wheat flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 pinch salt Directions In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the eggs, […]

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