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Halloween with natural food coloring

Halloween With Natural Food Coloring

Picture this: A Halloween feast with natural food coloring. That’s right – as in, treats with colors found in nature, not in shocking food coloring. Even though we’re used to all sorts of wild colors in our Halloween treats, an all-natural Halloween is not as far-fetched as you’d think. Of course you can always stick […]

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teddies apple cake

Teddie’s Apple Cake – An Enduring Tradition

We’ve been eating Teddie’s Apple Cake in my family for years. How many years? 46 to be exact. That’s the number of years ago since Teddie’s Apple Cake was first published in the New York Times. And it’s not just a classic in our family. This cake has stood the test of time for many […]

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butternut squash donuts

Butternut Squash Donuts – Fast and Easy

Butternut squash donuts? Oh, yes we did! We are celebrating fall with a decadent treat that has no food coloring – and no one is complaining. Today’s treat, butternut squash donuts (well, technically butternut squash zeppole), are light and fluffy with a nice autumnal flavor. When you take a bite, they’re a cheery pale orange […]

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fig cake

Fig Cake Recipe (Gluten Free and Vegan)

It’s fig season, which means it’s time for a glorious fig cake. What makes a great fig cake? In our book, the characteristics include: 1) tastes great; 2) looks great; and 3) everyone can enjoy it. We’ve got the first two more or less figured out, but for the third one, we decided that it […]

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romanesco

Blood Tests Can Answer Questions About Veganism

Should you go vegan? And if you’re vegan, are you getting the nutrition you need? Lots of people who are pursuing or considering a plant-based diet are asking these questions. Fortunately, there are blood tests that can give you useful answers. HealthLabs.com offers blood testing packages that aim to help both vegans and non-vegans. There […]

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heirloom tomato roses

Heirloom Tomato Rose Pastry Recipe

Remember apple roses? If you have lots of heirloom tomatoes, why can’t you make heirloom tomato roses? That was our question earlier this week as we surveyed a bumper crop of late-season heirloom tomatoes. Rose pastries look complicated, but they’re really pretty simple. All you need are some strips of puff pastry dough, thinly sliced […]

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butternut squash hummus

Butternut Squash Hummus (Bean-Free) Recipe

We might not be willing to admit it’s fall, but we’re more than happy to welcome butternut squash into our routines. This amazingly versatile squash can take on a wide range of roles, from savory to sweet. Today we have a quick recipe for you, a butternut squash hummus that’s easy to put together. It’s […]

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