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Organic Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes

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Pancakes are usually considered a special breakfast in this house. They are a treat reserved for lazy weekend mornings when it doesn't matter if a drip of batter spills down your t-shirt, and there is all the time in the world to procrastinate on washing the pile of dishes in the sink. These simple banana pancakes present an overwhelming exception to this rule however. Made from just five quick real food ingredients, they can be whipped up and plopped on a plate in a jiffy, or even made ahead for the grabbing on-the-go mornings. Created without large amounts of messy flours or easily-spilled sugar, they are a true joy to make and taste just as sweet--even on weekdays. 

Spicy Guacamole Stuffed Eggs

Spicy Guacamole Stuffed Eggs| Radiant Life Blog

Stuffed eggs are a classic. What picnic or family party is complete without a platter full of deviled eggs to enjoy? Displayed side by side with their cheery yellow yolks and a finishing sprinkle of paprika, stuffed eggs are not only a tasty addition to the appetizer table, but are filled with energizing proteins and fatty acids as well. This modern take on stuffed eggs uses avocados in place of mayonnaise to make a truly healthy and pleasantly spicy treat. Hard boiled eggs plus avocados? This is a match made in nutrient-dense-foods heaven!

No-Bake Sprouted Almond Butter Cookies

No-Bake Sprouted Almond Butter Cookies | Radiant Life Blog

There is something about cookies that is just so lovable. Easy, bite-sized, portable palmfuls of goodness that can be customized to fit just about any taste or occasion. Whether you are packing up a backpack and running to the bus or sipping afternoon tea in a fancy hat, there is most certainly a cookie out there for you. This particular recipe for No Bake Almond Butter Cookies is ideal for busy, health-minded folks looking for a hint of sweetness in their day. Made from just 5 real food ingredients in about two minutes with no refined sugar or grain flours to fuss with, these cookies deserve a spot in your dessert repertoire.

A Fresh Tabbouleh Salad with Sprouted Quinoa

Fresh Tabbouleh Salad with Sprouted Quinoa | Radiant Life Blog

Sweeping blue skies, a rapturous sun, and melty-warm temperatures have reminded us in the past few days that Summer is not quite over yet here. As people fire up their grills, yank out the party plates and set up the lawn chairs this Labor Day weekend, we have just the dish to celebrate: a tasty tabbouleh salad with seasonal produce, garden herbs and properly sprouted quinoa. Combining classic techniques from Nourishing Traditions with local ingredients and a fresh modern flare, this simple cold salad is the perfect way to savor the end of Summer. 

Raw Honey Face Wash: Simple and effective cleanser for all skin types

Raw Honey Face Wash | Radiant Life Blog

Natural skin care is not an easy subject to navigate. Scrolling through dizzyingly long lists of DIY recommendations, it can be difficult to decipher what options will work, and which are just plain useless. Homemade oatmeal masks, sugar scrubs, green tea washes... how are you supposed to know what to try? After all, everyone has a different skin type with varying treatment needs. That's why we love the simple age-old tradition of honey cleansing, a gentle and effective face washing technique that requires just one ingredient and is universally beneficial for all skin types. 

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Coconut Flour Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Coconut Flour Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting | Radiant Life Blog

I love sneaking real food desserts into parties and gatherings to test them on innocent family and friends. Whoops! The secret is out: I often bring whole food based, refined-sugar free goodies to our get-togethers without revealing that they are, gasp, "healthy"! In my opinion, this is one of the very best ways to evaluate the tastiness factor of my random gluten- and grain-free concoctions. Plus, it is not really lying anyway...it's more like a sophisticated scientific experiment on pure and total deliciousness.These scrumptious bite-sized coconut flour vanilla cupcakes definitely pass the test.

Tap Water & Pregnancy: Know the facts

Tap Water & Pregnancy: Is it safe? | Radiant Life Blog

The Falmouth, Massachusetts Board of Health recently cautioned pregnant women in their first and second trimesters about a drinking water test result that could affect their babies' birth weights and increase the risk of early deliveries. Water test results showed increased levels of two disinfection byproducts, showing that levels were above the limits set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This is not the first time that a situation like this has occurred. A flurry of such frightful findings throughout the United States has raised serious concerns about the safety and monitoring of public drinking water supplies, bringing up many important questions about additives. What are these disinfection byproducts? Why are they in our drinking water? And, perhaps most importantly, what can we do about it?

4 Things You Should Know About Argan Oil

4 Things You Should Know About Argan Oil | Radiant Life Blog

One drizzle adds a savory roasted flavor to grilled dishes. A spoonful serves as a “cure all” to heal any ills. Running a palmful through the hair leaves tangles silky and soothed, and is even rumored to prevent grays. In it’s native Morrocco, Argan Oil is like liquid gold-- and the secret seems to be slowly catching on. Used throughout the home for a wide variety of applications, this precious nut oil is perhaps one of the most unique, powerful and underestimated ingredients in traditional food.

Chocolate-Covered Sprouted Nut Butter & Banana Bites

Chocolate-Covered Sprouted Nut Butter & Banana Bites | Radiant Life Blog

On summer days when the mere thought of baking makes you wipe your forehead and sweat through your t-shirt, a jar of nut butter and a banana can make the perfect no-mess treat. Add the chill-factor of the freezer and a drizzle of chocolate into this recipe, and you have a sophisticated and delicious hot-weather sweet to enjoy. 

Simple Sweet Potato Fries in Red Palm Oil

Sweet Potato Fries in Red Palm Oil | Radiant Life Blog

Lately I’ve had an abundance of red palm oil in my kitchen. What does one do with jars of red palm oil you might ask? To this I would enthusiastically reply (with my arms flailing about in the air): what can't you do?! From chocolate cakes to stir-fries, this antioxidant rich saturated fat source is one of my favorite healthy fats to experiment with. And with a history that dates back as far as 5,000 years, there is no shortage of recipes to choose from. This week I have been enjoying these simple and delicious red palm oil sweet potato fries...by the plateful.

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