Cauliflower Cheese Gratin

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This tasty dish is a cauliflower based gratin - it will be a crowd pleaser! Great as a side dish. Ingredients: 1 Cauliflower (or Romanesco) 4 Tbs Butter 4 Tbs Flour 1 Tsp Mustard Powder 2 Cups of Milk 1.5 Cups of grated Cheese Salt & Pepper to taste  1/2 Cup of fresh Breadcrumbs (optional)

Kale & Sweet Potato Fritters

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I came up with this dish on day 6 of my second Whole30 challenge. While, I truly enjoy eating without restrictions for the pure joy of it, I enjoy a great sense of accomplishment when doing Whole30. I am doing something that really makes my body feel good. Sometimes it is hard (that is why

Rhubarb Banana Bread

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With these foggy mornings, I’ve been craving a big mug of hot coffee with a thick slice of banana bread. One recent afternoon, as I was strolling around the farm, I stopped at a forgotten rhubarb patch and grabbed a few stems. At the time I wasn't sure what I was going to do with

Roasted Squash Soup

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Sour Cream and Green Onions 2 to 3 pounds squash (butternut or your favorite winter squash), peeled and seeded 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 medium onion or 2-3 leeks, quartered 3 cloves of garlic, whole cloves skinned 1/2 bunch green onions, chopped 6 cups chicken stock 4 Tbs. sour cream

Stuffed Tomatoes and Peppers

This dish is simple yet delectable dish. And with the tomatoes and peppers going off right now, this seems to be a great dish and one the kiddos will love to help with. Ingredients: 2 lb mixed tomatoes and/or bell peppers (approx 15 vegetables, less if they are large) Rice Mixture 2 cups of cooked

Rice Paper Wraps

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These rice paper wraps are a go to for me in the summer months when I crave something light. They are fun, colorful, easy, and a great way to pack in the veggies. The ingredients are simple and fresh. And your kiddos will love to create so many different variations. https://elsaswholesomelife.wordpress.com/ Rice Paper

Root Vegetable Soup

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Although it currently feels like summer, I am crossing my fingers for a few more rains in March. I’ve definitely been yearning for those cold evenings when I curl up by the wood stove with a big, warm bowl of soup. While it was chilly and wet in January I frequently found comfort in this

Shaved Brassicas Salad with Dried Persimmon

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Shaved Brassicas Salad with Dried Persimmon with Sweet & Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing 1 bunch of Kale, shaved 1/2 lb. Brussels sprouts, shaved 1 head of Purple Cabbage, shaved 2 dried Hachiya Persimmons, chopped Heaping handful of pumpkin or sunflower seeds Photo Credit: savorthebest.com Shave kale, Brussels sprouts, and purple cabbage. Massage shaved kale. Chop

Stuffed Apples

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It's that time of year again, apple season! I am excited to have this delicious and versatile fruit back in season. There are so many different ways to prepare and eat apples, but one of my favorites is stuffed apples. They are a great snack to put in lunch boxes, for after school, or on

Strawberry Sauce

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Strawberry Sauce photo credit: Eat Live Run There is no better time to get sweet strawberries than right now. We are coming into peak season for this delicious fruit. When I’m not eating them fresh, I’ve been making strawberry sauce. It is so simple and so versatile. I’ve been adding it to my