by Amy Chaplin in Amy's Whole Food Cooking, September 23, 2014
by Dana Angelo White in 5-Ingredient Recipes, March 14, 2013
The wisp of crispness in the air is always a reliable prompt to get back into the kitchen. There is no better way to celebrate the beginning of fall than by baking something sweet and fragrant. These muffins fill the air with the aromas of cardamom, coconut, vanilla and pears. Not only are they gluten-free, but they are also vegan, naturally sweetened and whole-grain. They will most likely please everyone.
Chia seeds and ground flax, along with a little mashed banana, bind the batter and provide a moist and cakey backdrop for the cooked pears. The chia seeds also impart a lovely crunchy texture. Served with a cup of tea, the muffins make the perfect mid-morning or afternoon treat. Read more
by Dana Angelo White in Farmers' Market Finds, September 23, 2009
Sweet, a little sour, and oh-so-delish! A spoonful of homemade chutney will jazz up chicken, pork or a platter of cheese and crackers. Mix with mayo and curry powder for a one-of-a-kind spread on a turkey sandwich. Grab a pile of fresh pears and make this recipe ASAP.
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, July 22, 2009
This is best time of year to visit a local farm and harvest some of your own fall favorites — apples, pears and pumpkins. Collect your bounty (and you’ll have tons) and transform them into seasonal dishes, including my easy Pear and Apple Muffins.
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The jarred stuff was handy on occasion, but I made all 3 of my kids homemade baby food until they transitioned to table food. Doing this saved me money (those 50-cent jars add up!) and put my mind at ease because I knew exactly what they were eating. If you’re curious to try, here are some tips and starter recipes.
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