Maple Coconut Drops

MTL writes: EASY, NO BAKE YOU WILL NEED: ½ cup almond butter½ cup tahini1.5 tablespoons maple syrup1 tsp. cinnamon½ cup chopped walnuts or almonds1 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut + more for rolling2 tablespoons chia seeds2 tablespoons coconut flour1 scoop collagen powder (optional) Mix nut/seed butters w/maple syrup until smooth. Add all other ingredients and mix… Read More

Northern Tacos

MTL writes: FOR THE SWEET POTATOES 2 tablespoons miso paste2 tablespoons maple syrup2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar2 medium sweet potatoes, unpeeled and choppedOlive oil TACO FILLING OPTIONS *Corn tortillas – warmed*Avocado sliced*Maple pickled red onion (see below)*Cilantro*Black Beans – warmed*Cabbage*Toasted Pepitas*Cotijo Cheese*Lime juice *Add or omit to your liking Directions: Heat oven to 400.  Whisk… Read More

Tropical Pineapple Coconut Muffins

Food correspondent Maple Trout Lilli writes: TROPICAL PINEAPPLE COCONUT MUFFINS As we begin to think about warmer weather (sugaring season always makes me feel this way) these pineapple coconut muffins caught my eye. Three years ago, I posted a recipe for Super Hero Muffins. I was gifted with a book containing a slew of new… Read More

Sugarhouse Chicken

If the crew is boiling at suppertime they fill their bowls in the front room when they can snatch a moment. The stoker retreats to the back side of the evaporator where there is a counter to sit on if the fire has just been stoked or to rest one’s bowl on if she must… Read More

Multi-seed Maple Cracker

Studying this photo, you can see the pumpkin, sunflower, and sesame seeds but not the little ones, the poppy seeds and chia. Nor can you see the rosemary. It’s the obscure ingredients that enliven this cracker without calling any attention to themselves. Of course, the one tablespoon of maple syrup does its part. Note the… Read More


Maple Trout Lilli, Nebraska Knoll’s inventive and curious Food Correspondent, writes: Spring is on its way – the days are getting warmer and longer, skies are bluer and our bodies are ready to reset.  I’ve been experimenting with different grains and came across quinoa’s much overlooked cousin, amaranth.  For the Aztec people, amaranth was not… Read More