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Friday
Apr222016

Chocolate Peanut Cake with Chocolate Aquafaba Frosting

This cake reminds me of the Reese's peanut-butter cups I used to stock up on for Halloween with the hopes that the kids wouldn't get them all. The light cake balances two of my favorite flavors: chocolate and peanut butter. The rich frosting is all chocolate. This sheet cake is easier to make and travels better than a layer cake, perfect for potlucks and sharing.

Chocolate Peanut Cake with Chocolate Aquafaba Frosting

This year, I'm baking Chocolate Peanut Cake to celebrate Earth Day because it highlights so many green Cook for Good practices, with three rescued ingredients from food too often wasted. It's also organic,  whole grain, and plant-based.

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Friday
Nov212014

Homemade organic cranberry sauce - intense or saucy

Make homemade organic cranberry sauce in just 3 minutes. It's best as a make-ahead dish, thicker and with a more even flavor after a night or three in the fridge. But you can serve my Intense Cranberry Sauce warm in under 15 minutes if you don't mind tart berry skins. My Saucy Cranberry Sauce has more water and sugar, so allow time for it to chill and thicken. See note for preparing whole cranberries for salads or garnish.

homemade organic cranberry sauce is just 41 or 32 cents a serving

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Tuesday
Jul092013

Super-Food Rocket Ice Pops

Can't get the kids to eat enough fruits and vegetables? Want to shock and delight your crunchy-granola cousin? Pour Super-Food Smoothies by stages into rocket-shaped molds for Popsicle ice pops, with a judicious splash of hot sauce if desired. It's a low-calorie, dairy-free frozen dessert that's refreshing and thrifty, inspired by the frozen fruity treats at Locopops.

Stealth Rocket Popsicle Ice Pop made with cantaloupe blueberries ginger and kale make a dairy-free frozen dessert from CookforGood.com

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Monday
Mar112013

Homemade Organic Apple-Cider Vinegar

Have you been throwing out organic apple peels and cores, then paying a premium for organic apple-cider vinegar? I have, but no more! It's ridiculous easy to make your own apple-cider vinegar using my recipe below. Scale the proportions up or down to suit your containers and the amount of apple scraps you have.

Compare store-bought organic apple cider vinegar to homemade vinegar. The main difference is the price.

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