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Orange Cranberry & Pecan Quinoa Stuffing

November 14, 2012

 

By Sara Gragnolati

What’s the hottest new food to hit the Thanksgiving table these days? Yup, you guessed it, our good friend QUINOA. So of course we had to come up with a super-easy, crowd-pleasing dish for you. Drumroll...it's our Orange Cranberry & Pecan Quinoa Stuffing.

And because we here at Cocomama always love a shortcut, we’ve created a stuffing recipe that will make your family think you slaved extra hard in the kitchen. But, nope it only takes about 20 min of active cooking time, so you can spend more...


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Top 5 Homemade Snickers Recipes

October 26, 2012

 

By Sara Gragnolati

With all that oozing caramel, creamy milk chocolate, chewy nougat and crunchy peanuts, we're not afraid to admit that Snickers are downright sensational. But the store-bought wrapper version is filled with some less-than-stellar ingredients. So we've scoured the web to find the 5 best homemade Snickers recipes. (You're welcome.)

Top 5 homemade Snickers recipes

All are {gluten free}

  • Top left: Fork and Beans Snickers are completely raw and vegan, giving you a treat that's free from dairy, eggs
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Roasted Butternut Squash with Quinoa Salad

October 25, 2012

 

By Cathy

Like a young lovestruck couple, quinoa and butternut squash are quite fond of each other. The small seed of the quinoa absorbs the nutty, buttery taste of the squash to make a savory, satisfying ,melt-in-your-mouth, perfect meal.

We have talked about the 8 Reasons We Love Butternut Squash now we are going to give you a reason to love it too with our homemade Roasted Butternut Squash with Quinoa Salad recipe, perfect for Fall.

Cocomama's Roasted Butternut Squash With Quinoa Salad
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How To Roast a Butternut Squash

October 24, 2012

 

By Cathy

It seems like a no brainer, but, really, what do you do with a gourd once you get it home? To make life easy, we've laid out the fastest and easiest way to get your squash on.

Butternut Squash 101

In our last post we  discussed the beauty and health benefits benefits of Butternut Squash in detail and encourage you to read all about it here.

Below are the five simple steps to squash heaven.

{PS: this technique works well for all varieties of winter squash.}

1. After selecting your Butternut Squash

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8 Reasons to Love Butternut Squash

October 16, 2012

 

By Cathy

Boots, jackets and squash. If this were an SAT question the answer is, "Yes, they all go together." It's that time of year we long to buy a great pair of boots, cozy up in a cool jacket and roast a little squash. Here we give you 8 reason why you should fall in love with this nutty, buttery, low-calorie beauty.

  1. The stats, and all we can say is WOW.

    Each cup of cubed butternut squash provides approximately 60 calories, 16 g of carbohydrates and 3 g of fiber. It also supplies almost 300% of your

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Join Us at the Thanksgiving Table

October 10, 2012

 

By Cathy

We want you to help us celebrate Thanksgiving Cocomama-Foods-style. Take a seat at our virtual feast on Pinterest.

A virtual feast on Pinterest.

We want to celebrate with all of you and create the largest Gluten Free Thanksgiving board on Pinterest.

Proving that gluten free does not mean sacrificing taste, we  share a bounty of recipes to please any palate and create a welcoming table for all.

Admittedly, we’ve got a thing for gluten free, but Cocomama is an all-inclusive gang and everyone is

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10 Reasons Why we love Apples

October 09, 2012

 

By Cathy

We all know the old saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" and with the height of apple picking (and flu) season, we thought we would share 10 reason that we love apples.

1. They're super bone builders

Apples provide boron, an essential trace element that helps harden and strengthen bones. Cross fit junkies take note; because strong bones mean less stress fractures.

2. They help you breath

If you suffer from asthma, eating apples on a regular basis may offer protective benefits against

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Expo East 2012

September 28, 2012

 

By Cathy

This week, we arrived back from  the Natural Products Expo Show East, held in Baltimore (home of the Wire, which is possibly the greatest TV show ever, IOHO). It was a food feast like no other. What started as a few vendors 28 years ago has grown into a mighty force to be reckoned with.

The future of food

A lovely testament to what is happening in food, Alice Waters was this years keynote speaker so you know it must be healthy and honest. She's a passionate advocate for a food economy that is

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Best Green Smoothie Recipe

September 12, 2012

 

By Sara Gragnolati

Yes, you read this correctly, we're presenting you with the best green drink recipe. And, it's not just any drink. It's the glorious, over-the-top refreshing Kale Smuice.

What makes our Kale Smuice the BEST green drink?

1. It's Kale.

2. Really, hail to the kale, people! This green is incredible: Per calorie it has more iron than beef and more calcium than cow's milk.

3. It's a Smuice. Smoothie + Juice = Smuice. Also known as a divine elixir that is packed with vitamins and fiber, has epic thirst

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Top 5 Reasons to Juice

August 16, 2012

 

By Sara Gragnolati

We think juicing is pretty rad. Why? Because raw (not heat pasteurized) fruit and veg juice packs most of the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients found in whole, fresh produce. As the king of cellular renewal and detoxification, raw juice clears your skin, improves energy, alkalizes your diet and helps digestion. It's the green Viagra (yes, we went there).

 

Cocomama's top 5 reasons to add fresh-pressed juice to your day: 1. Easy to digest.

Raw juice doesn't require much digestion work. Instead,

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