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vegan vanilla cranberry bars

Vegan Vanilla Cranberry Bars

When it comes to eating around the holidays, it’s easy to bulk up on the butter and sugar. However, after living in NorCal, I’ve learned that there are better ways to celebrate without adding all the extras I don’t normally eat. These bars are rich in nature due to the nutty creamy filling and the perfect way to use any frozen or leftover cranberry sauce you might have sitting in your fridge. With dates and maple syrup as the pure forms of sugar, it keeps the recipe whole and light. (We brought this to a potluck of non-vegan folks and people loved it!)

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gluten free chicken osso bucco

Gluten-Free Chicken Osso Bucco

Confession: during the fall and winter nights I love comfort food. It seems that salads and smoothies no longer fit the bill. I need something a bit more substantive. Recently I had a small gathering and dinner party of choice. With a few guests with food allergies, we opted to make a meal where the courses were both gluten-free and dairy-free. This meal was hearty and delicious. Filling the bill for the perfect weeknight dinner of comfort food. For the polenta, instead of using parmesan, we used a blend of nutritional yeast, cashews, and garlic powder. Serving breaded chicken thighs with a golden gravy and sauce on the bed of polenta, topped with ground salt and pepper, and fresh herbs.

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Gluten free pumpkin spice pancakes

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

There are some things you can’t help but cooking and this recipe is one of them. Perfect for all things slow Sunday mornings, we whipped up a batch last weekend and they’re delicious. Here are a few of our favorite parts of this recipe. It’s gluten free and egg free, so regardless of a brunch buddy’s food allergies you’re good to go. That and without an egg, this recipe can be scaled back (and is perfect for a party of one). Say goodbye to leftover pancakes. Ready to get started?

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pumpkin madeleines

Gluten Free Pumpkin Madeleines

This dessert has become a staple in our house. Quick, simple, and seasonal these cookies can be made in thirty minutes flat and are lovely paired with a dollop of homemade whipping cream. I love enjoying them with an afternoon cup of coffee or tea. They really are the perfect all-day dessert. The best part? It’s completely clean! Let the flavors of pumpkin abound.

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