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15 Sep

O. M. G.  I just got some awesome news!  I’m one of the four semifinalists for Good Taste’s Food Star!  Come see me this Saturday 12-4 at the Carnegie Science Center Kitchen Laboratory.  I could possibly be the new face of Good Taste Pittsburgh!!!

Peach (or apple) Pancakes

7 Aug

Part 2 of my “What to do with crappy peaches” experiment. The first peach puree recipe I made. Delish. Pancakes are easy. In retrospect, I should have greased the pan better, as I ended up with one perfect pancake and two “pancake piles.”

Peach Pancakes
Raspberry & Coconut
Serves 1-2


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 puree’d peach, or 1/2 c. applesauce.
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/4 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 t. cinnamon
  • 2 T coconut flour

Mix all ingredients in a large Pyrex liquid measuring cup (for easy pouring!). Pour or spoon batter on a well-greased griddle preheated over medium-high (8), then turn the heat down to medium (5-6). Pancakes are ready to flip when the tops are bubbly and the sides are almost cooked through.

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3 Aug

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Grain-free Banana Blondies

8 Jun

Confession time- I only buy bananas so they will turn brown and give me an excuse to make tasty treats! It’s been a while since I’ve made banana bread- so long, in fact, I’ve lost my recipe! I’ve adapted my banana “blondies” from this recipe. These are really tasty, and they keep well- I made them on Saturday and ate them for breakfast all week.

Banana Blondies

Grain-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-Free

Dry Ingredients:

  • 3/4 c. coconut flour
  • 1/2 c. flax meal
  • 2 tbsp. arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Wet Ingredient1s:

  • 5 eggs
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 T. honey
  • 1/4 c. melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 c. sunbutter (or other nut butter)

Mix-ins (I used ~1 c. chopped walnuts and ~1/2 c. coconut flakes):

  • 1-2 c. of any of the following, use your imagination!: Chopped nuts Coconut flakes Trail Mix Dark chocolate chips


Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Puree all wet ingredients in a blender or mash with a fork in a separate bowl. Add wet mixture to dry mixture and blend well. Add in mix-ins and stir.

Grease a 13X9 casserole with coconut oil. Spread the mix evenly in the dish.

Bake at 325 for 40-50 minutes.

Hello world!

5 Jun

Hi everyone, welcome to Raspberry & Coconut!  We shot the first video this weekend!  It’s a little unnerving to be in front of a camera, but I suppose it’s a learning experience.  If my instructions are hard to understand, I apolgize, I have a sore throat from spending the weekend with my family (love them!) and the cigarette smoke they generate (love that not so much).

Lauren’s sore throat protocol:
-Apple cider vinegar

Wet the washcloth with hot water, ring it out, lay on your back, and drape the hot washcloth over your neck.  Relax until the cloth cools off.  Mix 1t. salt and 1t. vinegar with ¾ c. warm water.  Take a mouthful, gargle ~15 seconds, spit.  Repeat until the mix is gone.  Do this in the morning and before bed, supplement with some vitamin C and zinc, and you’ll feel better in no time.

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