Erika’s All Purpose Gluten Free Flour Mix Recipe

all purpose gluten free flour recipe

Most people think that when you go ‘gluten free’, that you have to give up having delicious foods including, breads and desserts.  While it’s true that gluten free flour can never truly replace regular flour – you don’t have to sacrifice taste or texture if you substitute with the right ingredients. I hate recipes that… 

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Low & Sugar Free Jam with Pomona’s Pectin

how to make strawberry jam with pomonas pectin

Canning your own fruits and veggies can seem like a overwhelming task if you’ve never done it before… I know this, because I used to feel that way. Several years ago, I decided to try it for myself.  I figured I’d start with making my own Strawberry Jelly since I was tired of paying for… 

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How to Make Butter in a KitchenAid Mixer

how to make butter in kitchen aid mixer medium

It doesn’t take much to convince me that making something yourself is always better than store bought… this is also true for butter. After making it once in my KitchenAid Stand Mixer, I couldn’t believe my taste buds! It was so creamy and full of flavor!  Plus, the byproduct when making butter is buttermilk… perfect for… 

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Raw & Natural Fruit Roll-Ups Recipe

Natural Fruit Roll Up Recipe in VitaMix 01

I have 3 boys… which means not even 5 minutes after breakfast, they are pre-programed to start asking “Mommy, can we have a snack?” I swear you could feed them an entire cow and they’d be planning their next meal before the last bite is swallowed! Gosh how I love boys! =) Needless to say,… 

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Best Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe

Best Homemade Salsa Recipe

If you didn’t know it already, I live on a deserted island in the middle of the Pacific ocean (along with about 50 thousand other people), and although the weather is great all year ’round, there are no ‘great‘ Mexican food restaurants.  Sure there a a couple of ‘ok‘ ones, but nothing authentic that screams… 

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Real Watermelon Cake – 100% Fruit!

Real Watermelon Cake Recipe

I always feel a little sorry for my kids when they get invited to a birthday party.  Because of their allergies, they almost never can eat anything that is served… including the best part – dessert!  So like always, I pack our own food, and a bring a special treat that I save for such… 

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Raw Orange Creamsicle Dairy & Sugar Free!

Orange Creamsicles Recipe in the Vitamix

The ice cream truck just passed my house like it does everyday, blaring the same warbly tune we all remember as kids.  My 3 boys stare out the window to watch all the neighbor kids running out to buy their treats.   I’m fairly certain the ice cream man doesn’t carry a Dairy Free, Dye Free… 

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Make Your Own Brown Rice Flour in the VitaMix


Store bought Brown Rice Flour & White Rice Flour is relatively expensive when compared to buying Whole Grain Rice.  Plus, there’s nothing fresher and more nutrient rich than grinding grains yourself.  With the VitaMix, you can make Fresh Organic Brown Rice Flour in less than 60 seconds from Whole Brown, White or Multi Grain Rice… 

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