Author Archives: Deanna

Coconut Cake (grain-free/paleo option)

This is the season of birthdays in my house. We’ve got one in February, one in March, a couple in April…. It’s a cake extravaganza around here. And, now, finally, I can say there’s a cake I like. Okay. A … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake (grain-free, vegan)

Recently, Iris from The Daily Dietribe contacted me asking me if I’d like to make a grain-free version of a recipe she was working on for a reader. It also happened to be a vegan recipe. A vegan baked recipe. … Continue reading

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Citrus Sweeties

It’s February in Wisconsin – the month when we all start longing for signs of spring, and the month which so capriciously teases us with sunny days and snowy nights. Well, if I can’t have spring, at least I can … Continue reading

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Passing a Plate of Chocolate Coconut Goodness

Let’s talk unsweetened chocolate. Growing up, my mom always had an orange box of Baker’s unsweetened chocolate in the cupboard. It was a crucial ingredient in brownies, cakes, my annual birthday chocolate torte, and my dad’s annual birthday whipped frosting. … Continue reading

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SRC: Pumpkin French Toast Bake

It’s Secret Recipe Club time again. Actually, it’s my last time. I made the tough decision to quit doing Secret Recipe Club. 2013 is a year of letting go of obligations and being as true to myself as possible. And, … Continue reading

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Quick Bite: Sweet Potato Basil Soup

Some recipes I spend a lot of time on. Some recipes I throw together with whatever sounds good at the moment (or whatever is about to go bad in the fridge). Sometimes, that second kind of recipe yields a winner. … Continue reading

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How “Natural” Is Your Peanut Butter?

Growing up, there were always 2 jars of peanut butter in the cupboard – one small jar of Skippy creamy, and one giant jar of Jif crunchy. I was a Jif girl. It wasn’t because I liked crunchy better than … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato & Swiss Chard Sauté

Lest everyone think that I live on things like Sugar Crunch Coffee Cake, and lest anyone fear that I will no longer be posting healthy vegan food, today’s offering is both vegan and healthy. In fact, it will fit into … Continue reading

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Sugar Crunch Coffee Cake (grain-free)

I’ve had this recipe figured out for months. I’ve made it for family, for friends, and for my 1st annual Halloween Zombrunch (with a bloody cherry sauce drizzle). Everyone that’s tried it has loved it, including my gluten-eating friends. But, … Continue reading

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Pina Colada Smoothie

Creamy, comforting, and full of vitamin C, this is the perfect smoothie for the cold and flu season. Or so says the sick kiddo. Pina Colada Smoothie 1 very ripe banana 1 small handful frozen pineapple 1/4 to 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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