Balanced Living

Roasted Summer Goodness – Roasting Strawberries & Rhubarb

Posted by Arja on June 21 in Baking, Desserts, Fruit

I don’t know about you, but when June rolls around I immediately start dreaming about strawberries and rhubarb.  There is nothing more intoxicating to me than the sweetness of fresh strawberries combined with the tartness of rhubarb.  Crisps, pies, and crumbles are all well and good, but the truth is, I really just want the filling.  Straight up.  On a spoon.  In my mouth.  You get the picture, right?

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Finally!  A Yummy Whole Grain Muffin!

Posted by Arja on October 31 in Baking, Snacks

We all know that we are supposed to be eating and cooking with whole grains, but many people find baking with 100% whole grain flour yields a finished product similar to a hockey puck.  I have been playing around with baking with whole grains for awhile now with varying results.  I’ll be totally honest with you and say that using 100% whole wheat flour has not often provided satisfying results.  But, and this is a BIG BUT, since I started using 100% whole grain spelt flour I’ve baked up all sorts of moist, yummy goodness.

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arja pennanen lytle c.n.p. n.n.c.p certified nutritional practitioner

Arja is a Holistic Nutritionist with a passion for balanced living. She loves to help people sleep better, think better, feel sexier, and just generally feel better by putting the focus on eating foods that make you feel good. Arja uses whole foods, lifestyle adjustments, herbs, and some supplements to help people feel their best and achieve their health and wellness goals.