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10 April, 2016

Fun Chocolate Birthday Cakes (gluten free, vegan, natural icing colors)

Fun Chocolate Birthday Cakes (gluten free, vegan, natural icing colors)
Comments : 9 Posted in : Desserts, eggless cakes, Gluten free baking on by : apsara
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Regular readers of this blog know that I am passionate about avoiding artificial flavors and colors, even in cakes and icing. Many synthetic colors that are used in food are known to have harmful effect on the body, especially in children. Read this article about the dark side of food colors from Food Matters. One
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1 April, 2016

DIY Easy, 3-Ingredient, Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent (Lavender)

DIY Easy, 3-Ingredient, Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent (Lavender)
Comments : 12 Posted in : Ideas For Non-Toxic Living on by : apsara
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What?!! Soap recipe in a food blog, you ask. But I have to tell you that since I started to follow a healthy lifestyle, I’m constantly trying to eliminate toxic products in my home. That includes what we put on our skin too! After all, toxins from products that we put on our skin DO
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16 March, 2016

Protein packed Edamame Salad with Almond, Hemp & Cilantro Dressing

Protein packed Edamame Salad with Almond, Hemp & Cilantro Dressing
Comments : 19 Posted in : Appetizer, condiments, Diabetes Friendly Thursdays on by : apsara
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Creating Recipes with a Cause! I am a proud DFT blogger. To learn about DFT, click here! March is the month of start of Spring and cleansing of house and yards and discarding the old and welcoming the new. Let’s begin the onset of spring with some healthy PROTEIN PACKED Salads! Have you heard of
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13 March, 2016

Cacao powder Giveaway Results!

Cacao powder Giveaway Results!
Comments : 2 Posted in : Uncategorized on by : apsara

Folks, remember the giveaway that I announced last week in my Cranberry Orange Chocolate Bark and extended the date in my Coconut Almond Chocolate bark post? Well, the results are here! And the winners are: Sarah (olso5801) and Kelsea Nixon. Congratulations to both of you!!! I will send you an email to get your address,
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11 March, 2016

Millet Chivda – A Quick Whole-grain Savory Snack and Co-hosting Fiesta Friday #110

Millet Chivda – A Quick Whole-grain Savory Snack and Co-hosting Fiesta Friday #110
Comments : 26 Posted in : snack on by : apsara
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Yay, it’s Friday again! And guess what, it is a special friday for me, because I’m co-hosting Fiesta Fridays for the first time! Have you heard about it yet? Fiesta Fridays is a party started by the super awesome Angie 2 years ago, to bring bloggers together. It is a place where bloggers from all
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7 March, 2016

Coconut Almond Chocolate Bark And Extending The Giveaway Deadline!

Coconut Almond Chocolate Bark And Extending The Giveaway Deadline!
Comments : 12 Posted in : Desserts, Meatless Mondays, snack on by : apsara
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I have been bitten by the chocolate-making bug! After the huge success in making my cranberry orange chocolate bark, I “embarked” on this new flavor! Simple and easy- mixing almond flavor and coconut gives this delicious homemade chocolate. We could never have enough of these! Remember in my cranberry-orange chocolate post last week, I announced
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4 March, 2016

Healthy Cranberry Orange Chocolate Bark, and An Exciting Giveaway!

Healthy Cranberry Orange Chocolate Bark, and An Exciting Giveaway!
Comments : 45 Posted in : Desserts, snack on by : apsara
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I made this wonderful chocolate bark using raw cacao powder, flavored with orange and cranberries. I should tell you, it is one of the easiest things you can make at home- with real ingredients! Making an easy dessert with superfoods- cacao powder, coconut oil and a natural sweetener has never been more rewarding… What is
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29 February, 2016

Homemade Almond Milk Using A Good Blender- Meatless Monday and FF#108

Homemade Almond Milk Using A Good Blender- Meatless Monday and FF#108
Comments : 10 Posted in : Meatless Mondays, sprouting on by : apsara
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There could be many reasons why one might want to try making almond milk or other nut milks at home: 1. Chronic eczema (skin issues) or seasonal allergies that need to be cleared up in the family. Cow’s milk is known to trigger/ aggravate those. 2. After eliminating gluten from diet, one may feel that
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22 February, 2016

Easy Kale Chips Made in a Low Temperature Oven- A Meatless Monday And Fiesta Friday Recipe

Easy Kale Chips Made in a Low Temperature Oven- A Meatless Monday And Fiesta Friday Recipe
Comments : 3 Posted in : Appetizer, Meatless Mondays, snack on by : apsara
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How did I not post this earlier? These kale chips are something that I have been making through this winter, so often, when kale has been in season, for $0.99 a bunch. In fact, this has been the only way I have been using kale, by my kids’ demand! Seriously!!!   No, you do not
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10 February, 2016

Stuffed Sweet Pepper Poppers

Stuffed Sweet Pepper Poppers
Comments : 16 Posted in : Appetizer, Diabetes Friendly Thursdays, Gluten free baking on by : apsara
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Creating Recipes with a Cause! I am a proud DFT blogger. To learn about DFT, click here! Celebrate the Valentines Day with Team DFT’s weight watchers and diabetes friendly appetizers.   Sweet peppers are one of those nutrient rich vegetables- containing high amounts of vitamin C and antioxidants. The more brightly colored they are, the
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