Cardamom Pear Custard Pie

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I hesitate to call this a cake because it’s really more of a pie. Actually, it’s most like a clafoutis but with that, I often lose people 🙂  Whatever you call it, I think we can all agree this recipe is THE.BEST.FALL.DESSERT. Quick, easy…and with pears.

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Chocolate Chia Seed Mousse

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As if that isn’t a mouthful enough…here is a super easy, rich and healthy dessert.  It truly takes 5 minutes to make and just a little longer to ‘set’ but this cocoa coco chia pudding/mousse is sublime!

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Blueberry Corn Muffins

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As I’ve said in many of my baking posts, most of these recipes are for anyone who just loves good food.  It doesn’t matter that the ingredients happen to be gluten free or made with whole grains or alternative sweeteners – as long as it works for YOU.  It’s all about flavor…

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Sweet Potato Congee

Do you ever make the recipes suggested on packages?  Often times I look at them after I’ve already decided to make something else, but save them for future use.  Recently I wanted to try a different grain in my morning cereal, so  I grabbed my bag of Bob’s Red Mill millet and found this sweet and savory recipe…

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Fig Clafouti

I make clafouti’s all year round, depending on what fruit is in season.  I’ve used apricots, berries, plums, cherries, apples and now figs.  It’s the same simple recipe with maybe a sprinkle or two of different spices. With apples I use cinnamon; with cherries and pears, a little almond extract.

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Green Celebration!

Today the color green reaches beyond the hills into our clothes and onto our plates.  I thought I’d dig into the archives to support the celebration whether on St. Patrick’s Day or into spring which is just around the corner…

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Quinoa Pancakes

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I’m on a quinoa kick right now, which means I also have leftovers.  Quinoa is such a fabulous grain to work with – so versatile, nutritious and easy to cook.  I usually make extra to toss in a salad or cook up as porridge, but this time it went into my new favorite recipe for pancakes!

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Healthy Hollandaise

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Less is more.  That’s my mantra for 2011.  No resolutions, just trying to simplify.  And I think you know, that isn’t always as easy as it sounds.

One week into the new year and I find I am looking for more ways to reduce clutter – from my closet to the kitchen.  So I’m playing my favorite culinary game: “Use It Up,” and creating some mighty delectable dishes in the process.

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