October Recipes

Recipes! These are some of our favorite recipes for October, each adds an element of warmth and comfort. The pumpkin pie baked oatmeal makes enough to feed your family for days, and is a staple for us on colder mornings. You must try the pumpkin chocolate chip muffins from Indie Mama, a perfect snack for a walk…

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Raw-cho Cheese Dip

  Remember those little league nachos from childhood, the kind where the “cheese” is pumped from a huge squirt container on stale chips at the ball park? I do, fondly. My friend and vegan chef extraordinaire, Tess Challis, has transformed the comfort/junk food experience into a nutrient dense and oh-so-delicious new version. Click here for…

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins ~ GF & Vegan

Thanks to Nicole from the Indie Homestead for this recipe. We made them today and will serve them next week to our mamas at Mothering Arts Sebastopol  for snack. My oldest son has been really into pumpkin this year. Pumpkin cookies. Pumpkin scones. Pumpkin curry. Pumpkin pancakes. Pumpkin smoothies. So last week, we made pumpkin muffins….with chocolate of course.…

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Coconut Caramel Corn

  Recipe from FOOD LOVE by Tess Challis Come to mama. This is absolutely delicious, yet has only natural sweeteners – and less fat than typical caramel corn. You can indulge without guilt, and your whole family will flip for this sweet treat! ¼ cup GMO-free popcorn kernels Coconut Caramel: 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2…

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Reishi Superfood Truffles

Sometimes I get a little carried away, like today. One of my mama superpowers is to cram as much nutrition into our family’s meals as I can without making it taste horrible. Today, I was feeling the pull of Reishi and it’s amazing immune boosting properties. Tomorrow, my son begins his year at Playgarden with…

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Raw Cinnamon Rolls

Raw Cinnamon Rolls This easy recipe is from my friend Tess Challis and can be found in her book Radiance 4 Life. Think of these as a quick, delicious, healthy alternative to packaged energy bars. Since they’re so nutrient-dense, just one little roll can be surprisingly satisfying! ▪ 1 cup raw walnuts ▪ ½ cup…

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Elderberry, Wild Rose Hip, and Chia Preserves

It's Wild Rose Hip season here in northern California. These beautiful bright fruits are decorating the green leafy roses where blossoms once were. Did you know that one cup has as much Vitamin C as 40 oranges...Wow!  Because of the high vitamin C content they are an excellent immune system booster, and are often used as…Read More

Carrot and Cashew Pate

This versatile snack can please just about everyone from vegan raw foodies to toddlers. It's a healthy snack that is easy to make and use in a variety of ways through the week. 3 cups cashews, soaked for at least 3 hours 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 garlic clove 2 green…Read More