Each year our movement has grown — and it gives me hope for the future. It means the pendulum is starting to swing back from ultra-processed foods to real food, and it’s gaining momentum.
Looking for a fiendishly good treat for your favorite little ghouls and goblins this Halloween? How about some gruesome pies oozing with tart berry goodness? These little pies may look scary, but they are pretty sweet!
In a perfect world candy would be made from the best quality ingredients, corners would not be cut, and it could be something to truly be savored and enjoyed. Since the world is not perfect – yet – I make candy that I am happy to eat, and share, because I know it is made with the best ingredients. It is my little rebellion against the junk that is so prevalent on the market.
These little mummies are a modified apple dumpling that uses scraps of pastry dough to simulate bandages, apple slices for the bodies, and little bits of dry cranberry for the spooky, otherworldly eyes!
Although there is a lot at stake, we need to be patient and loving with our kiddos as we haul them into a world of unprocessed foods. Here are a few things that I wish someone told me when I began the messy business of healthy parenthood… along with a recipe for Pumpkin Dip that I’ve served to toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, tweens, teenagers, and adults. In other words, this unprocessed recipe is loved by everyone!
Although they’re perfect for the Fall or Halloween, you can enjoy this healthy treat any time of year! They look just like the “real” thing and kids of all ages love them!
Decadent and rich doesn’t necessarily have to mean processed and empty calories. Try this pumpkin pie–I doubt you’ll switch back to the Libby’s and condensed milk version.
After first publishing this Green Bean Casserole recipe a few years ago, it instantly became one of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes. It’s an easy recipe, and can be prepped in advance. I’m republishing it today in honor of the woman who invented the green bean casserole, Dorcas Reilly, who passed away last week at age 92.