Pumpkin Maple Oat Cookies = Halloween Treat

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

PUMPKINS, the official gourd of Autumn!  With Halloween approaching at warp speed I wanted to give you a treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. The only trick to this cookie is to use a natural sweetener, maple syrup.  As usual, I'm keeping this simple with quality ingredients like, organic pumpkin, oats, pecans, almond flour + spices to make this cookie gluten-free and delicious.  Two things I can promise you about these cookies are that: 1. they will make your house smell maple-y sweet and 2. if you like all the ingredients, you will love them.  Make some of these this weekend for all the ghouls, witches and ghosts that may be dropping by or whip these up for Thanksgiving.

Make Thyme for Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa & Mushrooms

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012


It's October!  How did that happen?!  I could swear just yesterday I was on the beach eating watermelon.  Time flies when you are having fun, or when you are busy, in my case.  Not that I'm not having fun but recently I find I must organize my BIG "TO DO" list into smaller, more manageable lists so I don't get overwhelmed.  In this week's post I'd like to share some tips that will allow you to manage your time better plus a delicious recipe for stuffed acorn squash that will basically cook itself.  Yes, you have to make a few preparations but this recipe will impress YOU and your dinner guests into thinking it took hours when in reality it takes about 30 minutes.  

What Do They Eat? - Avocado Sandwiches

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

 In today's fast paced world we often find ourselves in a rush to eat.  Not only are we trying to find the time to squeeze in a bite but we are looking for a healthy option that will sustain and nourish us until our next meal.  I recently asked my friend, Courtney what she makes for a quick lunch during her busy work day.  Her response, "I'm totally obsessed with toasted avocado sandwiches right now.".  Yes, it's everything you want it to be: simple, tasty, and filling.
At work in the SCD studio

Courtney Jentzen, aka Swiss Cottage Designs is a force to be reckoned with, a wonderfully, creative machine with an extraordinary hand.  SCD designed My Beeting Heart's logo (+ the cute, little beet illustration on the top, right of this site).  She specializes in custom designed invitations and stationery.  The wedding suite pictured below was just featured in a spread for the special 2012 Travel issue of Martha Stewart Weddings.

The NEW Chip in town

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Monday, October 1, 2012

If you haven't been living under a rock for the past few years then you've most definitely heard of the latest craze in healthy snack foods, kale chips.  And if you haven't heard of this amazing vegetable chip then I would encourage you to give them a try.

You may be able to relate when I say that I have found 2 problems with store bought kale chips though; 1. They are really expensive. 2. They often have way to much of the "cheesy" coating for my taste.   I've been experimenting at home for a more subtle chip and I'd like to share my kale chip recipe with you.  They are simple to prepare but they do take some time to dehydrate whether you use your oven or a dehydrator.  As the great saying goes, "Good things come to those who wait."

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