Recipes

Coconut Date Balls
Coconut Date Balls

Ingredients 1 ½ cups pitted dates ½ cup coconut butter 1 Tablespoons of coconut oil Shredded coconut, fine (optional) Instructions In a food processor, process the dates for a minute or so into a paste Add the coconut butter.  Pulse a few times to crumble the coconut...

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Cookware and Storage: Non-Toxic Choices
Cookware and Storage: Non-Toxic Choices

We often spend a lot of time talking about what foods to eat and not eat regarding diet for autism.  However, we spend less time on how to prepare the food, cook it, and store it.  You don’t need fancy, expensive equipment, but you will want pots and pans as well as...

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Rice Porridge Recipe
Rice Porridge Recipe

Rice Porridge (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot) GFCF/ Nut-Free, Egg-Free Can be made egg-free by eliminating egg – while it will not be quite as thick, it’s still delicious. For an elimination diet and other egg-free diets, avoid the eggs. For Low FODMAPs, use maple syrup...

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Is Meat Glue Hiding in Your Child’s Chicken Nuggets?
Is Meat Glue Hiding in Your Child’s Chicken Nuggets?

September is Chicken Month! Who would have thought? But, it is a great opportunity to talk about chicken and how it fits into a healthy diet. Chicken can be a wonderful protein source for many individuals. However, there are some issues to watch out for when choosing...

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September is National Whole Grains Month!
September is National Whole Grains Month!

September is Whole Grains Month and this can be a great time to make an effort to add a few more servings of whole grains to your life. Sometimes when getting started on a gluten-free diet, it can be confusing. Which grains are gluten-free? I want to take all of the...

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The Easiest Shishito Peppers
The Easiest Shishito Peppers

Have you tried shishito peppers?  They are an incredible Asian pepper with no heat and such a great flavor profile. They are rich in vitamin C and also contain vitamin B6, K, and E.  They are also one of the easiest dishes you can create in a really convenient short...

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Watermelon Popsicles
Watermelon Popsicles

These popsicles are a great treat that’s low in sugar and high in phytonutrients. It’s great for the summer, when the weather is warm and fruit is abundant. But can also be made anytime for a natural, low sugar treat. Try any fruit you like. The sweetener is optional....

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Ground Beef Stuffed Zucchini (Zucchin-izza)
Ground Beef Stuffed Zucchini (Zucchin-izza)

We continue the food and garden chronicles here at Nourishing Hope. Our garden, to say the very least, has been a place of comfort, fun, learning, memories, and deliciousness for me and my family.  I know there can be some intimidation around starting a garden. But...

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Candied Ginger Spaghetti Squash
Candied Ginger Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is a favorite in my family. The texture is great. It’s not too wet or mushy, and it really has a texture similar to pasta. It soaks up the flavor of whatever you put on it. This year we grew our own garden and we grew spaghetti squash for the first...

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