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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Oatmeal Walnut Topping

June 13th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 7 Comments
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Oatmeal Walnut Topping |

My dad is pretty much the best guy ever (which you probably already know from this post), and so to celebrate I made him Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp! My dad is cool without being the stuffy kind of cool. He’s smart, kind, humorous, and eager to learn—but it all comes off naturally and never seems forced. […]

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Cranberry Walnut Breakfast Biscuits

November 21st, 2013 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 9 Comments
Cranberry Walnut Breakfast Biscuits

You’re supposed to be looking at the fourth and final video in my Sugar Shocker series right now, but…….. Oh, the woes of technology. We’ll see if I can figure out what’s going on with the video. Hopefully it will be ready for you soon! In the meantime, please accept these naturally sweetened Cranberry Walnut […]

Filed under: Baked Goods, Breakfast & Brunch, Cookbooks, Egg-free, Family-Friendly, Grains, Holidays, Recipes, Snacks, vegan

Carrot Banana Granola Balls

August 20th, 2013 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 9 Comments
Carrot Banana Granola Balls at

I’ve started and deleted this post about 10 times, but just can’t seem to settle on a way to begin. After walking to the kitchen and back to get a glass of water, I think I just self diagnosed myself with a case of “August brain.” You’ve probably experienced it before, too, or maybe you’re […]

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E-book Review: Baking with Quinoa

January 18th, 2013 at 8:08 am · Post a comment · 5 Comments
Baking with Quinoa

Before I get into today’s delicious review, a quick reminder that there’s still time to enter to win a gift package of gluten-free superfoods from Navitas Naturals! Enter to win here. Do you know Alyssa Rimmer, aka The Queen of Quinoa? When it comes to creative cooking, Alyssa is definitely Queen Bee in the kitchen! […]

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Sunflower Oatmeal Crunch

August 28th, 2012 at 1:01 pm · Post a comment · 10 Comments
Daily Bites: Sunflower Oatmeal Crunch

It feels so good to have the weight of my big news off of my shoulders and out in the open! There’s nothing more difficult than silently plugging away at a cookbook—let alone a cookie cookbook—for months without being able to share one single recipe with the people who would appreciate it most. Aka: YOU! […]

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Sweet & Spicy Corn Salsa

August 9th, 2012 at 1:01 pm · Post a comment · 3 Comments
gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan corn salsa recipe

There are certain foods that I call SOO’s. Special Occasions Only. It means that they’re special treats to savor once in a while, but not every week. My SOO’s aren’t just chocolate or ice cream either. Sweet summer corn is one of my seasonal splurges that I enjoy once or twice a summer and that’s […]

Filed under: Egg-free, Family-Friendly, Grains, Recipes, Salads, Sauces and Condiments, vegan, Vegetables

Zema’s Rosemary Millet Focaccia {Review}

July 19th, 2012 at 11:11 am · Post a comment · 6 Comments
Zema's Foccacia

Ever wish you could have a nutritious gluten-free bread on the table to go with dinner without the fuss of pulling out all your flours and baking supplies? I hear you. As much as I love to bake and cook from scratch, sometimes there’s a tug inside me that really wishes I could go into […]

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Garden Pasta Salad with Creamy Horseradish Dressing

July 17th, 2012 at 1:01 pm · Post a comment · 5 Comments
gluten-free, dairy-free pasta salad

There are some things I rarely crave on my gluten- and dairy-free diet. Pasta is one of them. I tell people that and they think I’m nuts. You never crave pasta?! Are you crazy? Nope, I’m not crazy. I think it’s because I’ve found so many other things to love that I just never give […]

Filed under: Egg-free, Family-Friendly, Grains, Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads, Sides, vegan, Vegetables

Quinoa Crunch

April 5th, 2012 at 2:02 pm · Post a comment · 30 Comments

When I found myself in a bit of  snack slump last week, I came up with this crunchy quinoa recipe to satisfy my mid-afternoon munchies. Packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fat, a handful of this crunch sticks with me and tides me over until my next meal. If you’ve read my book, you know […]

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Whole Grain Flour Giveaway!

March 29th, 2012 at 11:11 am · Post a comment · 289 Comments

UPDATE 4/5/12 – This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks to all who entered! From the Ground Up is a new-to-me company I just discovered a few weeks ago. They offer a line of gluten-free whole grain flours and baking mixes that are free of starches and preservatives. And today, they have generously offered to give […]

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I'm Hallie Klecker, a professional recipe developer, author, and passionate gluten-free foodie. As a certified holistic nutrition educator, my goal is to inspire others to live a balanced, nourished life through eating well and living pure—one bite at a time. Learn more.