Apple compote

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Do you make pie every holiday and dream of yummy fillings? Well here is a really yummy and easy apple compote that is great for pie, pockets, pancakes or even with ice cream!

Ingredients:
6 apples (granny smith)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon rum (optional)

to make:

Wash, peel, and core the apples. Granny Smith hold up the best while cooking and have a lot of flavor.

Cut the pieces into cubes as even as you can make them.

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Put all ingredients into a sauce pan and cover with a parchment circle or wax paper with a hole in the center.

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Let simmer until the apples begin to steam and then remove paper and stir.

Stir occasionally so the pieces cook evenly and don’t turn to applesauce.

When they are golden brown and slide easily off a fork, the apples are done!!

Put directly into a pie shell and bake, or cool in the fridge and save for a Rainy day! Yummy!

Enjoy!

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Vegan banana chip loaf

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Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 large bananas mashed
1 cup canned coconut milk, mixed well before measuring
½ cup oil
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (dairy-free)

Preheat oven to 350•f

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Mix dry ingredients (yes, that’s my gingerbread man mixing spoons I. The back!)

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Add wets one at a time. Mix in mashed banana well, lastly, add the chips and mix to combine

Pour the mixture into a sprayed brownie pan or loaf pan (makes 2 loaves)

Bake for 30 minutes or until a tester comes clean!

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Serve warm with tea or coffee! This loaf is so delicious and perfect for fall as the leaves are turning! The smell of the spices baking will fill your home with eager foodies waiting for spice!

Enjoy!

Beets & Blueberry baby food

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This recipe is Fiamma’s favorite! I know, a baby who loves beets and hates pears an apples! Weird but true.

Ingredients:
1 small beet
1 large banana
1/2 cup blueberries

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Combine all ingredients, washed and beet peeled in your babycook or a sauce pan. The babycook needs level 2 for water and if you have a pan, add about a 1/4 cup of water.

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The babycook light will go off when done! So awesome, I really can’t get enough of this machine!

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If you have a pan, cover and cook for about 20 minutes. Then purée the mix smooth in your blender or babycook!

Serve right away or freeze up to 3 weeks!

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I love the color and flavor, wear a bib for sure and enjoy!!!!

Vegan Ginger honey muffins

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup gluten free flour
3/4 cup sugar (cane sugar)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 large banana, mashed (about 1/2 cup)
1/3 cup non-dairy milk
1/4 cup wildflower raw honey
1/4 cup or more candied ginger pieces

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This recipe is very easy and I just love ginger. The honey is very flavorful and adds a great taste, more so than using regular processed honey, which will make the muffins a bit too sweet.

Preheat oven to 350•f

Combine your dry ingredients. Slowly add wets and then mashed banana.

Add the honey and ginger last and mix I combine.

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Now spoon the mix into lined muffin pan.

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Bake for 15 minutes or until golden an a tester come out clean.

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Yummy! Ginger is so good for you and I add these chips to everything. I also are a bunch while making the muffins!!! Haha. I hope everyone is having a lovely fall and enjoy!’

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

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Hi everyone! This week I did a guest blog on the Toffutti Foodie blog!

I posted a great recipe for vegan cheesecake! I love fall and of course I am hooked on pumpkin anything.

This cake will go perfectly with our pumpkin spice latte, coffee or breakfast 😉 (wink)

If you want a twist, replace the pumpkin with any flavor you like! How about some end of summer cherries or figs with chocolate and port?! Let your imagination go wild and try something new!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as always!

Find the link here

Or if your on Facebook, find them here

Happy fall!

Kids and technology

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Fiamma sending an email.

Doesn’t it seem like everyone is always on their devices? From phones to pads and laptops or videos. Everywhere I look people are more focused on their phone then human contact.

I’m defiantly concerned that my baby will be obsessed with technology. Young kids today have phones at age 3 to play games or to go to school or the nanny with.

I was sending an email the other day and Fiamma wanted to type really badly! She was having a ton Of fun! She likes to watch Elmo on tv an reaches for my phone whenever I’m texting. I try not to use electronics to distract her or myself from our time together. I was reading an article about how screens are ruining our relationships and it was very interesting! Find that link here
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What are your thoughts on this new generation of technological babies? Will you give your kids a phone or a baby iPad for games or is it taking away from real play outdoors and learning and writing as we did as children?

Citrus watermelon juice

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Hi everyone! Sorry for the delay but my baby has been sick this week. St the first time she’s had a fever and she is only just getting better. It’s so sad to see your baby hurting and not be able to do anything to make it better right away. Of course I try to stay as healthy as I can, and since I’m breastfeeding it’s important to keep juicing and eating really well.

Here is a fast juice that will keep you hydrated as well as give you a boost of vitamins and minerals to give you a pick me up. Vitamin c is overflowing in this citrus concoction!
Watermelon also ha a lot of vitamin c and a. It’s an antioxidant and is good for your eyes and gums.
Carrots have a lot of beta carotene and vitamin a. They are great for detoxing as they flush your kidneys. They are great for eyes and skin.

Overall this is an energy booster and good for immunity. It will be just the pick me up I need today!

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Ingredients:
1/4 watermelon de-seeded
5 carrots
1 large ruby grapefruit

Wash an cut to fit you machine

Enjoy!