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News: USDA Working to Combat Organic Labeling Fraud
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News: USDA Working to Combat Organic Labeling Fraud

According to The Counter, the USDA has announced some proposed changes to the organic laws which will have an effect on on the $55 billion dollar organic industry. The new rules include surprise inspections, traceability and updated labeling requirements to include non-retail packaging. This announcement comes after last year’s organic fraud case which involved $142...

The Perfect Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie
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The Perfect Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie

Delicious cookies can still be yours! Behold the recipe for what I deem the PERFECT Chocolate Chip cookie. What makes this recipe special? Years of tweaking has gone into this formula. I have made this with all sorts of flours, all sorts of sweeteners, but the real magic happened one day as serendipity. I was...

Delicious Coconut Macaroons, baked in just a few minutes.
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Coconut Macaroons Organic Gluten-Free

The Coconut Macaroon is the Pièce de résistance for Coconut lovers, so naturally on my list of favorites. Always a delicious treat, the Coconut Macaroon is really so very simple to make! These show stoppers look like they were purchased at a bakery and are easily made in your kitchen with very little prep.

The Joy of Cooking with Coconut Sugar
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The Joy of Cooking with Coconut Sugar

Moving to an organic lifestyle does not mean sacrificing taste, in fact, quite the contrary. Organic foods are healthier and actually taste much better than their preservative-filled, highly refined counterparts. After recently writing about Refined Sugar and the reasons to avoid it, I am excited to now talk about my favorite sugar alternative, Coconut Sugar. Replacing Granulated White Sugar...

Product Spotlight: Native Forest Organic Coconut Milk
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Product Spotlight: Native Forest Organic Coconut Milk

Product of the Week: Native Forest Organic Coconut Milk. Those of you who read my blog regularly already know about my love of the coconut. If you are new in these parts, you will find that some form of coconut is used in nearly every recipe that I make. This is not because I love the taste of coconut, in fact, I rarely make anything that is coconut flavored. Coconut just happens to be one of the healthiest, most versatile nuts around. Today we will talk about Coconut Milk and why I heart it so very much.

Pancake Batter Cinnamon French Toast
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Pancake Batter Cinnamon French Toast

French Toast has to be my favorite breakfast dish. What is not to like, thick fluffy bread, soaked and grilled and topped with yummy syrup and butter? How can you beat that? Yet, not all French Toast are created equal. A limp, eggy flap can hardly compare to a finely crafted French Toast. My solution for disappointment is to make it yourself!