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Warning: Shameless, shameless, shameless self-promotion is about to ensue.

A few months ago my friend Sharmin Meadows, who writes a blog called What You’re Missing KC!, recorded a short video with me at the kitchen downtown I was teaching cooking classes out of at the time. Since the film was shot that building has been sold, so I’m now only doing public cooking classes at Hy-Vee on 64th Street in Parkville. It still describes what my business, Everyday Organic Cookery, is all about, though. Check it out!

Next topic. I was on Fox 4′s morning show this morning promoting an event that I am organizing for Slow Food Kansas City this Sunday, April 29, from 4 – 6 p.m. called How to Shop a Farmer’s Market. Continue Reading »

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This delicious, gluten-free cake, which I actually served two different ways on Easter, received rave reviews so I decided to post the recipe this morning. Like many times I “decide to post a recipe” I realized that (1) I did not take a picture at all of one version of the cake (whipped cream frosting with blackberry jam in between the layers) before it was gone and (2) I butchered and stuffed the leftovers of the other version (cream cheese frosting) into containers before considering a photo opp of it. I do this all of the time, which actually prevents me from posting recipes more often Continue Reading »

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This has to be one of my favorite meals, vegan or not. It’s even better in the summer when the vegetables are in season and you can wash it down with a glass of crisp white. By the way, still on the Daniel Fast. One. More. Week.

So, here’s the meal. First I make homemade corn tortillas. You can do this, too. Continue Reading »

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I whipped this up this morning and it was too good not to share real quick. In fact as I typing my 3 year old is ordering his third piece. For a kid who has barely ate for the past four days and has been running a low-grade temperature, I’m happy to serve him up another piece. Of course, his has butter on it, which is fine. My two pieces were spread with homemade date honey and homemade coconut butter mixed with date honey. Yum yum. Continue Reading »

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Sugar-free and chocolate-free truffles?

Yep, officially doing the Daniel Fast and I so far feel great…physically. My last post I shared with you the 21 day detox program I was doing, which I ended up losing 6 pounds, my skin looks great and I am full of energy. Going into the Daniel Fast I have been able to solely focus on detoxing spiritually while enjoying a fairly restricted vegan diet. I have been surprised at how emotional it has been. Not the food aspect, that’s easy, but the detoxing aspect. It just proves that stress, anger, resentment, and anxiety are just as toxic to your body as unhealthy food and chemicals are! Continue Reading »

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21 Day Detox Diet

Two weeks ago I embarked on a 3 week long detox diet sparked by Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s weekly newsletter that covers health, beauty, travel, food, music, etc. Although I wanted to order the Goop program ($425), sticker shock forced me to just settle for reading the book, Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself, and buying my own supplements (Fun fact: Supplements so are expensive!). This post doesn’t have a lot of purpose – I’ll warn you – except maybe to see for myself in writing what my routine looks like, confess how often I’ve cheated and maybe pass on some interesting information. Continue Reading »

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My 3 year old and I have been thoroughly enjoying these simple sparkling water beverages, so I thought I would share them with you. They are a distant cousin to the traditional Mexican beverage called agua fresca. EJ calls our little concoctions “Mommy’s Pop”, so let’s just stick with that. Poor kid :D

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I don’t have a lot of time this morning, but I have been wanting to post this recipe for weeks. I’m finding I never have a lot of time, though, so I’m just going to sit down and do it. You need this before Christmas, trust me. I am really on a caramel kick right now and this sauce is hitting the spot. I’m showing it over ice cream; however, let’s be honest. I eat it by the spoonful and skip the ice cream. As you can see it’s a sweet caramel sauce, but what you can’t see is that it’s infused with just a hit of rosemary. The rosemary doesn’t distract too much. Continue Reading »

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Here’s a recipe to keep in your back pocket as we approach the holiday season – really fantastic biscuits. At their best, biscuits are a little bite of heaven. When they aren’t at their best, well, I’d rather skip them. Can you believe the photo above is of gluten-free biscuits? They’re whole grain to boot. Continue Reading »

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Skillet Granola

Making granola in the oven is super easy, but making it in a skillet is super fast. So it wins in my book. I’m always looking for quick recipes I can make on a weekday morning for breakfast or to throw in a lunch box and this has become my new “go to”. I”ll put it this way, if you have time to cook rolled oats then you have time to make this. We love our oatmeal porridge, but sometimes you just want cold, crunchy cereal. This hits the spot with a quickness. Continue Reading »

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