the simple hive

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French Butter Bell

We are butter people, here at the hive.  We don’t overdo it, but we love butter.  And cheese.  Always the cheese. The downside of butter, is that it isn’t spreadable when it is cold and it must remain refrigerated because…

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Vegan Shamrock Shake

After seeing recipes for Shamrock Shakes all over Pinterest, I decided to try a healthier spin.  After all, I’m not getting any younger, or healthier, and pounds aren’t as easy to shed as they once were.  I can’t do anything…

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Cooking with Kids: Chapati Indian Flatbread

    In many families in which parents educate their children at home, cooking is interwoven seamlessly into the school day. Math, reading, science and critical thinking skills are cultivated and honed through measuring, reading recipes, baking and substituting ingredients….

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Gluten-free Italian Wedding Soup

 Traditionally, Italian wedding soup contains meatballs and orzo, both which contain gluten. Therefore, this soup is off-limits for me.  Naturally, it would be the one soup I crave on these cold, rainy days that have parked themselves over Texas. A shout out…

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Gluten-free and Vegan Coconut Sugar Cookies

      Because my issues with gluten and Baby Honeybee’s severe egg allergy and mild milk allergy, I have made it a priority to figure out this whole gluten-free and vegan baking thing. In the past, when I bake cookies for…

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Easy Nut-Free French Macarons

  Over the summer, I took a break from the blog to spend time with my kids and to catch up on many neglected projects around the hive. It was a good change of pace and I have many things…

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Gluten-free and Peanut-free Peanut Sauce

  Say what?! How can peanut sauce not have peanuts? By simple definition, it would be a sauce made with, or containing, peanuts. Not in this house, it doesn’t. And…it’s gluten-free! Three of my four children are peanut allergic so…

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Make sushi at home

Please forgive me.  It has been a few weeks since my last post.  I have been busy and this is beginning to sound like a confession of sorts.  What a weird way to begin a blog post.  But, by  now…

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Gluten-free Strawberry Lemon Tart

Last week was a difficult week.  Because I was stressed out, I wanted something sweet.  I’m healthy that way. Since we deal with dietary restrictions and food allergies, wanting a sweet treat usually goes unfulfilled.  After all, gluten-free convenience can…

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Gluten Free Crepes with Meyer Lemon Cream

No matter the question, the answer is always Meyer lemon. For example: Q:  What type of lemons are the most delicious? A:  Meyer lemon Q:  What is a good way to squeeze in some vitamin C today? A:  Meyer lemon…

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