New Years Detox Smoothie

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Quinoa Oat and Flaxseed Porridge

It seems like there is never enough time to prepare a healthy and nutritious breakfast in the morning. I know I am guilty of eating a granola bar on-the-go or just adding extra creamer to my coffee and calling that breakfast. Those days are gone because this quinoa oat and flaxseed porridge can be made ahead of time and is packed full of protein, fiber, and omega 3’s. No excuses anymore!

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By |June 12th, 2012|Breakfast, Healthy|6 Comments

Banana Bread With Cinnamon Glaze

The key to getting the most banana flavor in banana bread or banana muffins is to use overly ripe bananas – nearing on turning black. The more ripe the bananas, the sweeter they become, making your breads and muffins that much better. For this banana bread with cinnamon glaze, I used very ripe bananas and lots of pecans for added crunch and nutty flavor.

The cinnamon glaze drizzled over the top adds a decadent twist to the classic version and echoes the warm spices that are mixed in with the batter.

If you find your bananas are turning overly ripe before you have a chance to bake, try my simple tip.
Make Ahead Frozen Bananas for Banana Bread:
Peel the bananas and place them in a freezer proof plastic bag. Freeze until you’re ready to use them. Thaw first and you are good to go! I also use them for smoothies instead of ice.

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By |February 22nd, 2012|Breads and Rolls, Breakfast, Fall Recipes|7 Comments

Rustic Current and Cherry Scones

My favorite part of the day is early in the morning when the sun is just starting to rise. The house is quiet, the streets are empty, and the phone is silent. The other day, I woke up early. For that small portion of time between darkness and sunlight, it was just me in my kitchen. I brewed a cup of coffee, watched the sun come up, and started to gather the ingredients for these rustic current and cherry scones.

I have been eyeing this recipe for a few weeks now. A while ago, I started to look for a good scone recipe and I kept coming back to this one. I tried a few other recipes, but I couldn’t get this one out of my head. Finally, I stopped by the grocery store and picked up the only ingredient I didn’t have on hand, buttermilk. I had some currents and dried cherries left over from other recipes, so I decided to use them both.

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By |February 6th, 2012|Breakfast, Fall Recipes, Winter Recipes|3 Comments

Crunchy Granola

Once you try homemade crunchy granola, you will never want to buy it again. I was spending $5.00 for a two cup bag of granola at a health food store. Completely fed up with this ridiculous price, I had to make best online casino my own. The end result: healthy, simple, quick, money-saving, and crunchy granola!
When making your own granola, you can control how much sugar is added. Also, you can change the ingredients (dried fruit, seeds, nuts, spices etc.) depending on your taste or mood.
I love this granola with a little bit of non-fat vanilla yogurt. I usually add a drizzle of honey to the yogurt first. It is also good with a splash of cold milk. Or take it on the go for healthy and easy snacking.
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