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Product Review: Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Baking Mix

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Ah, Trader Joe’s. You always get me with your little product samples. First one’s free. It’s a solid business model. This week you hooked me with some delicious muffins from a box. I always and forever bake from scratch – but what a joy to be able to open a box, mix in a few extra special ingredients, and have breakfast already made for the kiddos to take to school tomorrow morning. I approve. Continue reading →

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Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

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Several months ago I wrote An Open Letter to Sugar and we had quite a public breakup. However, like many toxic relationships, I was lured back into ties with the substance and we continued our torrid love affair. Things were good between us, until a friend sent me this New York Times article the other day and once again I felt betrayed.  Not only is sugar as bad for you as we all know, but it’s actually worse. Way worse.

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An Open Letter to Sugar

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Dear Sugar,

Darn you!!  We’ve been in a loving relationship my entire life, and now I’m finding out it’s all been a farce.  Everything I read lately tells me that I should stop eating you altogether.  They tell me you don’t really care about me at all; that you are big business.  They say my natural inclination towards sweets was really meant for vibrant healthy fruits, not you.  Supposedly I’ve been exploited to line someone’s pockets, leaving me fat, lazy, and tired. Continue reading →

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Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

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What better way to celebrate a beautiful Spring day than with baking a nice vegan gingerbread cookie recipe?  No?  Gingerbread cookies are not your Spring activity of choice?  Haha I wanted cookies so bad and these ingredients happen to be in my cupboard, so Gingerbread it was! Bookmark this recipe to make around the Holiday season.  It’ll be here before you know it… Continue reading →

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