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5 Ways to Go Green In the Kitchen Post on My Heart Beets

5 Ways to Go Green in The Kitchen on My Heart Beets

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Whether you’re trying to eat cleaner food, cut out toxic chemicals in your life, or want to be friendlier to the environment, check out these 5 tips for an ecofriendly kitchen! From food to cookware to saying no to plastic bags, I’ve got you covered. And, remember, no one is perfect and every little bit helps, so don’t stress and just do what you can! 

I’m honored to post over at My Heart Beets this week – head on over to get your non-toxic living tips. Click here to see the post!

 

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Friday Favorites 9.26.14: New links, recipes, meditations, and more

Favorite Fall Recipes, Meditations, Resources, and More for Friday Favorites 9.26
 
Happy Friday! TGIF. Can you believe it’s officially fall? My husband and I snuck in one last trip to the Jersey shore last week. We took the pup and met my parents for a long weekend – it was wonderful soaking up the last days of summer. 
 
Our trip to the NJ Shore
 
I think fall might be my favorite season. When we were in Los Angeles, I definitely missed the change in seasons, and now that we’re in New Jersey, I’m excited for cooler temps, pumpkins, and boots.
 

I held onto summer as long as I could, though. After moving to Princeton smack in the middle of a brutal winter last year, I wanted to savor every second of summer with these Cinnamon Grilled Peaches, Blueberry Coconut Mini Muffins with Lemon Frosting, and this Mango Chia Pudding Parfait, but now I’m ready, and it seems like you guys are, too!

What kinds of fall recipes would you like to see on Made to Glow? 

My favorites from last year are the Chocolate Pumpkin Parfait, Flourless Pumpkin Pancakes, and the Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie (which are all also the most popular posts on MTG right now!). 
 
Flourless Pumpkin Pancakes (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

Flourless Pumpkin Pancakes (recipe on madetoglow.com)

I love the fall recipes floating around Pinterest lately. And, I’ve seen a ton of fall recipes with coconut flour recently – it seems like everyone’s on the coconut flour bandwagon, which I love. I like to bake with coconut flour (I like this one and this one) because it’s gluten-free, subtly sweet (so you can use less added sweetener), and high in fiber. Here are some tasty-looking treats with coconut flour that I saw this week:
 
Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes from FemFusion Fitness
Chocolate Raspberry Coconut Flour Cupcakes from The Nourishing Gourmet
Pumpkin Coffee Cake from PaleOMG
Best Apple Crisp Recipe from Wellness and Workouts 

Other favorite links from this week:

Gluten-free, Vegan Fudge Chunk and Berry Shortcake Popsicles

Fudge Chunk (left) and Berry Shortcake (right)

Did you catch this Mango Nectarine Smoothie (+ 8 Tips for the Best Smoothies) and Late Summer Loaded Veggie Salad on Red and Honey recently? I’ve just been asked to become a regular contributor! Keep your eyes out for more guest posts around the web about natural digestion aides, ways to ‘green’ your kitchen, and more.
 
Lastly, I’m delighted to announce that Alicia won the Flackers and Seedsters Giveaway! Congrats, and thanks to all for entering. If you didn’t win, you can still find a discount code here
 
Have a wonderful weekend, friends!
 

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Flackers Crackers & Seedsters Review, GIVEAWAY, and Discount Code

I have an awesome review, giveaway, and discount code for you guys today! The lovely folks at Doctor in the Kitchen sent me two huge sample packs of their Flackers crackers and their newest line, Seedsters. They’re also generously sharing variety packs of both with one lucky winner!

You guys know I’m a huge fan of chia, flax, hemp, and other seeds, so you can imagine I was pretty excited to receive these variety packs! What I love about these crunchy crackers is that they use a short list of real-food ingredients – no nasty stuff – and taste yummy while adding a good amount of nutrition to your day. I’ve loved sharing my variety packs with friends and coworkers, and have gotten many of them hooked. Both are perfect for dipping and munching, and come in a variety of flavors.

See my review of both the Flackers and Seedsters, my favorite flavors and suggested uses, and a discount code for grabbing your own below! 

Seedsters & Flackers Variety Pack for the Made to Glow Review and Giveaway

Flackers

These crunchy crackers are made with organic, sprouted flax seeds, making them easier to chew, digest and be absorbed by your body. They are dehydrated at low temperatures to ensure that all the nutrients, including the omega-3’s and important enzymes remain vitalized and stable. They’re also:

  • Gluten free, raw, vegan, and nut free;
  • Contain a good amount of fiber, protein, and Omega 3’s (See Nutrition Info Here); and
  • Made of real food, organic ingredients.

The Cinnamon and Currants flavor is my favorite (pictured below), and was also the most popular among friends and colleagues. They’re delicious slathered with nut butter and sliced figs! I also like the Savory flavor covered with hummus or fresh avocado. I’m already planning to use the Rosemary Flackers with a creamy bean dip during the holidays. 

Cinnamon and Currants Flackers

Seedsters

Seedsters are a sprouted seed snack made with sunflower, flax, and chia seeds. I think I might even like them more than the Flackers – something about their small size makes them perfect for dipping, munching, or breaking up into small seed clusters to throw on salads, oatmeal, yogurt, and more. They’re also:

  • Gluten free, raw, and vegan;
  • Contain a good amount of fiber, protein, and Omega 3’s (See Nutrition Info Here); and
  • Made of real food, organic ingredients.

Again, my favorite flavor is the Cinnamon and Currants – perfect for throwing into my steel cut oats (as pictured below with peanut butter, coconut shreds, and cacao nibs) or in my fall Chocolate Pumpkin Parfait. I also love throwing the other flavors, especially the Sweet Onion and Garlic, into salads to act as ‘croutons’. The only bad part about them is they get in your teeth, so make sure to floss after to avoid a speckled smile ;) 

Seedsters giveaway on Made to Glow - get your variety pack!

Win a variety pack of Seedsters on Made to Glow

Want your own variety packs of Flackers and Seedsters?

Doctor in the Kitchen has kindly offered to gift 1 reader with a variety pack of Flackers (5 varieties) or Seedsters (4 varieties)! This giveaway will run until 11:59pm PST Thursday, September 25, 2014. I will randomly pick and announce the winner Friday, September 26th.

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment on this post letting me know you want to enter to win the Flackers and Seedsters variety packs. 

Good luck! No purchase is necessary. The winner will be randomly chosen and contacted by email for a shipping address to receive the variety packs. 

BUT! In case you don’t win…

All Made to Glow readers will receive 20% off their purchases from Doctor In the Kitchen.com. Use the code madetoglow at checkout through December 31, 2014. 

Flackers and Seedsters can be found at Whole Foods Markets and various health food stores throughout the country (for locations, click here). You can also find them online in the Made to Glow Amazon Shop or through the links below (your support is sincerely appreciated) or www.drinthekitchen.com.

Purchase my favorites:

UPDATE: Alicia won this giveaway. Thank you to all who entered!

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Cinnamon Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Coconut Whipped Cream (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

Cinnamon Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Coconut Whipped Cream (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

These cinnamon grilled peaches with vanilla coconut whipped cream are the perfect late summer dessert. 

Perfect for those evenings spent outside savoring the cooler nights. 

I’ve been making this all summer, but somehow it hadn’t made it on my list of posts-to-publish until a Labor Day BBQ with family. They raved about it, so I thought I’d share it here. It seems so simple (it is), but the flavors are outstanding. 

Cinnamon Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Coconut Whipped Cream (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

It’s a real-food version of a classic summer treat, with just a couple of ingredients to let the flavor of the peaches shine… only cinnamon, coconut nectar, and peach grilled for just a few minutes until peaches are soft, warm, and gooey.

Cinnamon Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Coconut Whipped Cream (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

I love that you don’t have to use brown sugar or butter to get an amazing dessert! Top with an easy non-dairy whipped cream or your favorite vanilla ice cream.

Cinnamon Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Coconut Whipped Cream (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

 

Cinnamon Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Coconut Whipped Cream (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)
 
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This fantastic warm, caramelized peach dessert wows without any butter, oil, or brown sugar.
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Ingredients
  • 2 TB coconut nectar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 soft, ripe peaches
Instructions
  1. Heat your grill.
  2. Wash and halve your peaches.
  3. Whisk together the coconut nectar and cinnamon and brush on the cut side of the peach halves. Place the leftover coconut nectar/cinnamon mixture to the side.
  4. When your grill is hot, place the peaches cut side down on the grill on low-to medium heat.
  5. Leave on for 6-8 minutes, but watch them to make sure they don't burn. You want the peaches to start getting very soft. Then flip, and leave on another 5 minutes or so, until peaches are very, very soft and caramelized.
  6. While the peaches are cooking, make your vanilla coconut whipped cream.
  7. When the peaches are done, place them in a bowl. Drizzle with the leftover cinnamon/coconut nectar mixture, put a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream on top, and garnish with cinnamon.
  8. Enjoy!
Notes
*Peaches should be very soft and ripe before grilling. This will not work well with hard peaches.
*Serve immediately. This dish is best served with warm, just-grilled peaches.

Cinnamon Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Coconut Whipped Cream (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

To make the vanilla coconut whipped cream, click here for the recipe

Products I used in this recipe: 

  1. Native Forest Organic Coconut Milk — 13.5 fl oz Each / Pack of 4
  2. Simply Organic Cinnamon Ground Certified Organic, 2.45-Ounce Container
  3. Coconut Secret – Raw Coconut Nectar Low Glycemic Sweetener – 12 oz.

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Late-Summer Loaded Veggie Salad on Red and Honey

Late-Summer Loaded Veggie Salad (gluten-free, dairy-free)

Before everything turns to pumpkins, sweaters, and football, savor the last of summer’s bounty with this outstanding salad. 

I’m thrilled to be guest posting over at Red and Honey today with this beautiful dish that’s full of seasonal produce with a couple of super-filling, tasty, and nutritious super-star ingredients (see those gorgeous purple potatoes above? yum). 

Head on over to Red and Honey to read the full post. 

 

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