Spiced Plum Cake

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If you have been following along here for a while you have probably realized that refined sugar and flour recipes don’t come around Nourished Peach much.  Quite frankly, this could be the very first one I have ever written about.  But just hear me out.

We eat well.  And by we, I mean my family at home and you, my NP family.  We do, we pack our every day diets with color and nutrients and protein and diversity.   Not because we want to see the scale drop or because we are trying to stay hip to new diet trends; because we care for our bodies, we care about the food we eat and because we get pleasure from gorgeous, enjoyable meals.  Food, with NP, is not only about fueling our bodies.  It’s about seriously enjoying the process of preparing the food and the gratification of the finished, delicious product.  And more than anything, to me, it is about sharing that finished product with the people I love most.  It’s about feeding bellies and souls.  Cooking is my favorite way to show love, and enjoying a meal with my friends and family is my favorite way to spend time.   Having all of those wonderful reasons we eat well allows us the ability to avoid diet rollercoasters, deprivation and unhealthful relationships with food.   Continue reading

Easy Grilled Pork Chops + Pineapple Salsa

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Wow, we haven’t chatted for a while, friends.  My deepest apologies.  We left for a little family reunion late last week and I had every intention of touching base with you while we were on the road.  But, you know.  A couple of kids, 2 hours of rush hour traffic followed by a 3.5 hour road trip sort of got the best of me.  Then, as we were on our way, I thought, you know what, Ill wake up early one day over the weekend and write a quick blog post before everyone rolls out of bed”.  Haha.  My heart was there, I can assure you of that.  Execution, not so much.   Continue reading

Nourished Peach Crumble

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So you may remember this mess of an experience I had trying to create a solid “crumble” recipe.  It failed.  And that was most definitely not my first and last attempt at getting it right.

But finally, I am satisfied.  I surrender to the fruit crumble madness that has taken over my home.  Which is, likely, a good thing.  My children aren’t too thrilled about it, but any more taste testing of these different recipes and chances are they’d turn into walking, crumbly, fruit humans. Continue reading

Blackberry Oat Breakfast Bars

SONY DSC These are a result of a kitchen accident.  A while back I set out to create a recipe for a crumble or cobbler topping.  Now, you know me and baking.  It takes a good handful of tries for me to achieve greatness on that end.  Baking + healthful doesn’t always make the best couple.  Textures have to be played with and ratios have to be changed and changed as I go.  It’s not like adding this or adding that to make them taste better…its science.  And people, I am no scientist.  Continue reading