Paleo Granola with Pumpkin Seeds, Flax, Hemp and Chia


Most of my clients are on a Paleo Diet or try to eat Paleo most of the time.  I love making granola and set out to create a Paleo granola recipe.  When I did research on the internet I mostly found granola made exclusively with nuts and dried fruits.  These recipes did not seem like granola to me.  I have been using hemp hearts, chia seeds and flax seeds in many of my baking recipes and decided to give this healthy trio a try in a granola recipe. Using nuts and seeds with hemp hearts created ...

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Salad in a Jar with Pumpkin Seed, Cilantro and Avocado Oil Dressing


I've seen salads in jars on the internet but I just started making them.  My garden is producing beautiful salad greens right now. I knew my clients would love to look into the fridge and see lovely jars of salad.  When you package food in a glass jar, not only does it look pretty but the jars are reusable.  The best part is that you pour the dressing over your salad, shake and enjoy. Here is a lovely window box in my kitchen.  I never thought of growing lettuce in the house.  It ...

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Colorado Peach Jam with Fresh Thyme and Agave Nectar


My acupuncturist gave me a big box of peaches.  This guy is the best.  He gets my energies all aligned and gave me peaches. Some people are just amazing. So I made him some peach jam and a fresh loaf of artisan bread.  It was the least I could do. As I peeled the peaches the juices were running down my hands.   The smell filled the whole house.  I was going to make plain peach jam but when I stepped out into my garden and saw that my thyme bed had actually seemed to get bigger.  I had ...

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No Knead Burger Buns


Making burger buns from scratch is one of my favorite ways of taking a simple meal and making it memorable. This summer I was asked by the folks at the Longmont Community Garden space in my neighborhood to make some hamburger buns for a block party they were throwing.  It was supposed to be about 50 people but quickly grew to 200. This seemed like a perfect opportunity to make the best hamburger buns ever! For my burger bun recipe I wanted a flavorful interior and a light crust.  ...

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