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Girl geek foodies making healthy cooking fun and easy.

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Lazy Apple Oatmeal Crisp (Gluten Free)

When I first moved to snow country the one piece of advice that was repeated to me over and over again was “the key is layers”. “The key is layers”. “The key is layers”. When it comes to snow, the key really is layers. And honestly it’s really hard to forget the mantra. The moment you do, a gush of cold wind will find the tiny crack between your pants and sweater and that’s the end of your warmth and the end of forgetting that “the key is layers”.

My little brother (L-bro) is visiting me right now. And as all the guests who visit me – he must, absolutely must, cook either for me or at least with me. It’s my very own private continuing education. This summer alone I’ve learned so much; like a way better way to cut coriander. I will have to share that the next time I have a coriander based recipe to share with you. Anyhow, coming back to my brother. L-bro loves to cook. Err.. Let me correct that. Lately L-bro loves to cook something new. So today we decided to make apple pie since neither one of us has ever made it. After putting google’s system to the max with our “apple pie” searches, we decided we were much too tired (read: “lazy”) to deal with making a crust.

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Soft Almond Flour Peanut Butter Apple Cookies

What a crazy busy month it’s been. The first week of June was super busy with me releasing a bunch of new features for Velvet Aroma along with doing last minute stuff to be prepared for speaking at BlogHer Food. After I came back, I had friends visiting me from Australia for a week. These friends are extra special to my husband and myself. So we decided to dig deep into our energy reserves to show them around Tahoe and San Francisco. I think I haven’t done as much in such a short period of time since my early 20s. Which I’m not even close to any more. Then this week has been extra busy with work.

It took me all of this week to get to a point where I wasn’t waking up feeling groggy. If this is what getting “older” (note: not old) means, I’m pretty sure I’m going to be needing to go to bed at 8:30pm soon enough. I’m still a bit overwhelmed and am constantly feeling like I forgot something. And most of the time I have actually forgotten something. Like one day I drove all the way to the office to realize that I had left Read More

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Mama’s Green Power Juice

Do you ever eat or drink something and instantly feel better? Like if you stopped, closed your eyes and paid attention you’ll feel your cells move.. vibrate.. almost like they’re happy. It’s an odd feeling and the only time I have really noticed this is when I’ve drank (okay gulped) a large glass of cool water after realizing I hadn’t drank anything all day.

But this Kale juice did that to me. After drinking it.. I actually felt a little lighter and just cleaner.

So.. obviously I looked into it. Otherwise this whole thing would just be weird.

According to wikipedia kale is a source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells.

Kale is also a good source of carotenoids. People consuming diets rich in carotenoids from natural foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are healthier and have lower mortality from a number of chronic illnesses.

How amazing! I actually felt the effects!

This is why I’m sharing this recipe at this month’s Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten Free. The theme that wonderful blogger Maggie set is “Foods That Heal”. Well from everything I’ve read – Kale certainly does heal.

Enjoy!

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