Author Archives: Emilie

9 Gluten-Free Goodies That Will Wow This Holiday Season

By Emilie Berner

Holiday desserts are my raison d’etre: from gingerbread and sugar cookies eaten by the dogs off the Christmas tree to the annual appearance of cousin Geoff’s apricot brandy cake. Yet these days, it seems even the dogs are unable to handle gluten. It’s time to re-think our seasonal desserts so they can be enjoyed by everyone. Whether you’re baking for a party, putting goodies together as a

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12 Guiding Principles to Eating Ayurvedically

By Emilie Berner

Chef Emilie explains the basic components of the Indian holistic medicine system known as ayurveda, and the way in which a balanced diet can promote harmony in both the mind and body. What Is Ayurveda? Ayurveda is an ancient Indian holistic approach to medicine. This form of medicine is about intelligence and awareness. It operates on the belief that health and happiness are nourished and su

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DIY Vegan “Cream Cheese” Frosting

By Emilie Berner

From-scratch baking is time consuming, and often daunting. While many people take the plunge to make homemade cakes, fewer take the time to whip-up the accompanying frosting. While making your own frosting can seem daunting, store-bought frostings are loaded with fillers, preservatives and other unsavory ingredients. Enter this easy, decadent, dairy-free gem, a go-to for any gathering and any d

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9 Divine Gluten-Free Desserts

By Emilie Berner

Desserts are part of every dinner party table, and they’re certainly what I look forward to the most! But between aunt Sally’s IBS, uncle Ned’s Celiac’s disease, and little Joe’s autoimmune issue, gluten has been cut out of many menus. Avoiding gluten has become a solution for many, but with all these restrictions, there can be a lot of stress involved in figuring out what to make for

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Further Food’s DIY Homemade Holiday Gifts!

By Emilie Berner

Everyone loves a personalized touch - what better way to show it than a unique homemade holiday gift? Further Food has put together a DIY series of homemade food gifts that look gourmet and yet are so healthy, delicious and easy to make! These inexpensive food gifts will delight your friends and family, while also reducing your holiday shopping stress! We created a step by step DIY guide

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Holiday Cookie Makeover for Santa’s Health and Yours

By Emilie Berner

No holiday is complete without holiday cookies for Santa, or for your friends and family. Here at Further Food, we’ve took several cookie recipes that your holidays couldn’t live without, and converted them to healthier, allergen free versions, so that you can leave your feasts lighter, satisfied, and without an allergic reaction. Also, wrap a dozen in a sparkly bag or nice reusable tin for a

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DIY Holiday Gifts: Chocolate, Coconut, Chia Almond Butter

By Emilie Berner

This almond butter is a great way to give the gift of heart health. While I have nothing against peanuts, I believe that all of its cousins deserve a similar pedestal. Mixed with cacao powder, chia seeds, and shredded coconut, this almond butter is a special, healthful treat that all will surely enjoy.     Note: PLEASE consult with  your doctor before making any changes to your die

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DIY Holiday Gifts: Honey Cinnamon Pecan Butter

By Emilie Berner

This pecan butter is everything you love about nut butters, with a touch of honey and warming cinnamon spice. You can make it as chunky or smooth as you’d like, and mix-in other toppings, such as dried cranberries, chocolate chips, or chopped dates! Make a bunch, and share this gift with everyone you know. A little nut butter love goes a long way.     Note: PLEASE consult with

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DIY Holiday Gifts: Licorice and Peppermint Tea

By Emilie Berner

Sometimes, finding the perfect gift can be expensive, and impersonal. This year, share a lovely, long-lasting gift, by blending together these herbs and roots to make a great holiday herbal tea. It has a sweet, minty taste, and is greatly soothing to bloated holiday bellies! Peppermint has been used throughout the ages as an antidote to nausea and stomach cramps but recent studies have discovered

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DIY Holiday Gifts: Orange Pistachio Honey with Cinnamon

By Emilie Berner

This holiday season we’ve created a simple way to infuse honey with wintery flavors, like tangerine peel and cinnamon. This makes for an especially pretty gift. All you need are some adorable jars, ribbons, labels, and the ingredients. These gems make great stocking stuffers or hanukkah gifts. Everyone will be impressed because you made it yourself and it tastes amazing! Nutritional Bonus: R

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