Unprocessed Questions: Soda and Beverages

Unprocessed FAQ: Beverages

When people first hear of the October Unprocessed challenge, their first response is likely to be “But what about beer?! Wine?! Coffee?!” So I first tell them not to panic. Then I explain how I apply the Kitchen Test to these and a few other beverages. Some are fairly straightforward, but others have a bit of a gray area, and once again I’ll encourage you to make your own decision about where, exactly, you want to draw the line.

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Julia Childs Kitchen

Unprocessed FAQ: The Kitchen Test

With October Unprocessed just around the corner, we need to spend a little time thinking about how to define “unprocessed.” I use The Kitchen Test, and it works well for me. Many people find it works well for them, too. But it may not fit with your definition, and that’s totally okay. In fact, I encourage disagreement and discussion, since that’s the best way for us to learn together.

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Vampire Pie 'Bites" for Halloween

Vampire Pie “Bites”

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!

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"Boo" Bark - Chocolate Bark for Halloween

Celebrate Halloween with Chocolate “Boo” Bark

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.

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Mummy dumplings standing up on a plate with green apples in the background

Apple Pecan “Mummy” Dumplings

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!

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Pumpkin Dip

Enjoy the Process of Going Unprocessed with Kids, plus Pumpkin Dip

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!

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Unprocessed Caramel Apples

Healthy Caramel Apples

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!

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