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Chia seeds are a superfood, but if you’re anything like me, “chia” first conjures up images of green and fuzzy cats, dogs, turtles, rams and other animals. Chia Pets are (were?) a fun, nostalgic indulgence for sure (see the video at the bottom of this post), but the seeds they’re grown from have some serious …

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This is by far the question I get asked most often by people when I’m out and about: if you are vegan and gluten free, what on earth do you eat during the day? For whatever reason, “What do you eat for breakfast?” is the question that comes up most as this conversation gets underway. …

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This coffee crumb cake is so good, it’s becoming a problem. Usually I get tired of eating the same thing every day. This has been (somehow) sitting around for almost three days now. One piece remains. I’ve been eating it for breakfast every day….and snack…and late night snack. Not only is that unusual for me, …

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Can you guess how many seconds the frosting held up on the cupcake? Let’s not talk about it… Yes, I made the frosting wrong–but no worries! I fixed it. Only in time for my next batch which were vegan chocolate cupcakes, but it was saved. (See next picture for the un-droopy frosting). The winning recipe …

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I know, I know. I’m a slacker. I haven’t lost interest or become bored with this blog and I haven’t lost interest or become bored with baking. I promise! I’m just adjusting to a couple of things. One is a new sleep schedule and the other is a new computer. Well, it’s not new, it’s …

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Test: How to Lose Your Diet in 10 Minutes Question #1: Which two don’t belong? Summer. Shorts. Tank tops. Bikinis. Sandals. Tans (unless you’re me). Fruit. Beaches. Vacations. Finally using that gym membership. Cinnamon buns. Dulce de leche. If you answered Cinnamon buns and Dulce de leche, you are right. If your name is Karissa …

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Alright, when I first started making gluten free bread mixes, let me just say that it was quite an experiment. I would prepare my batter as stated on the package directions and either the bread wouldn’t rise well, or I would finally just put it in the oven and let it bake only to come …

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Searching for, trying and buying gluten free bread mixes is kind of frustrating if you haven’t found one that you like. Many of them come out too dense, have problems rising, and just don’t satisfy. Many people who have to eat a gluten-free diet are always looking for that bread mix that gets as close …

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One of my favorite gluten free bread recipes to make is gluten free cinnamon bread. I make it in the bread machine but you don’t have to (although nice) you can also do this for the oven method. Ingredients 1 Package Gluten Free Bread Mix (Yeast Included) 1/4 Cup Sugar 2-3 Teaspoons Cinnamon Apple Cider …

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Hey all, I am so happy to share with you, my favorite recipe for gluten free peanut butter cookies. And, as soon as I make another batch, I will snag a photo for you. Super simple, I use Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Baking Flour. I really like this blend for baking things like cookies …

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I’ve got 16 days to meet my New Year’s intention to weight 170lbs by February 28, 2013. But I’m doing a horrible job. In fact, I think I’ve gained weight since I set my intention 6 weeks ago. So here is how I plan to lose this weight. [Parameters are that I need to remain …

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When I tell people I live vegan, I often get asked why anyone would do this. “I could never give up cheese.” “But it’s so tasty!” Here’s my top seven reasons why eating vegan is great: 1. No one gets harmed This is the most obvious reason. Consuming animal products causes a lot of suffering …

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