be foodie » Author » admin http://befoodie.net food, kitchens, table settings... Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:52:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Spicy Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers /spicy-sweet-potato-black-bean-burgers/ /spicy-sweet-potato-black-bean-burgers/#comments Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:52:17 +0000 admin /?p=3142
Ingredients
1/2 cup quinoa
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 large sweet potato
1/2 cup diced red onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and diced
1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons spicy cajun seasoning
1/4 gluten free oat flour (regular oat flour or oat bran will work)
salt and pepper, to taste
olive oil or coconut oil, for cooking
6 whole grain hamburger buns (gluten free, if desired)
Sprouts
For Avocado-Cilantro Crema:
1/2 large ripe avocado, diced
1/4 cup low-fat sour cream or plain greek yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon lime juice
dash of hot sauce, if desired
salt, to taste
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Snickers Salad /snickers-salad/ /snickers-salad/#comments Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:49:25 +0000 admin /?p=3139
Ingredients
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 (12 ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed
6 Snickers candy bars
4 -6 granny smith apples (you can vary the apple with successful results if you choose to, but I would NOT recommend a soft va)
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Creamy Peanut Butter Pie /creamy-peanut-butter-pie/ /creamy-peanut-butter-pie/#comments Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:45:59 +0000 admin /?p=3136
Ingredients
8 ounces chocolate cookies (I used peanut butter cookies)
4 tablespoons butter, melted
4 ounces finely chopped chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate plus 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon corn syrup)
1/4 cup chopped peanuts (I used salted peanuts)
1 cup heavy cream
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup creamy-style peanut butter
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
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Goat Cheese Crostini with Blueberry and Peach Thyme Salsa /goat-cheese-crostini-with-blueberry-and-peach-thyme-salsa/ /goat-cheese-crostini-with-blueberry-and-peach-thyme-salsa/#comments Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:42:35 +0000 admin /?p=3133
Ingredients
1 baguette, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 ounces French goat’s cheese crottin, thinly sliced
For the blueberry and peach thyme salsa:

2 peaches, seeded and diced
1 cup blueberries
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
Juice of 1 lemon
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Baked Mushrooms Stuffed With Ricotta /baked-mushrooms-stuffed-with-ricotta-ingredients/ /baked-mushrooms-stuffed-with-ricotta-ingredients/#comments Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:39:23 +0000 admin /?p=3129
Ingredients
100 -150 grams of ricotta cheese
lemon
dry or powdered chilli
sea ​​salt
freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons oregano
a handful of grated parmesan
mushrooms (10 large or 15 small)
1 tomato
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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust /pumpkin-cheesecake-with-gingersnap-crust/ /pumpkin-cheesecake-with-gingersnap-crust/#comments Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:34:24 +0000 admin /?p=3126
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups gingersnap cookie crumbs, finely ground (about 30 small cookies from a 16-ounce box)
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Three 8-ounce packages regular or reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1 3/4 cups canned pumpkin pie mix (half of a 29-ounce can)
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
3 eggs, room temperature
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
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Paleo Green Chili Chicken Tostadas /paleo-green-chili-chicken-tostadas/ /paleo-green-chili-chicken-tostadas/#comments Tue, 06 Aug 2013 15:13:06 +0000 admin /?p=3123
Ingredients
Chicken Tostadas Ingredients
2-3 cups of shredded chicken
Green chili sauce
5-6 Tomatillos
2 Poblano peppers chopped/seeded
2 Anaheim peppers chopped/seeded
1 jalepeno chopped chopped/seeded
1 small onion chopped
3 cloves garlic
Salt and pepper
Olive oil
1 lime
1-2 tbs honey
1/2 cup chopped cilantro – leaves only
Chicken broth or water as needed

Creamy Avocado Sauce Ingredients
2 avocados, pitted and chopped
1/2 tsp garlic
1 lemon – juice of
1 lime – juice of
1/2 cup chopped cilantro – leaves only
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Paleo Chocolate Chunk Cookies /paleo-chocolate-chunk-cookies/ /paleo-chocolate-chunk-cookies/#comments Tue, 06 Aug 2013 15:03:16 +0000 admin /?p=3120
Ingredients
2 cups / 6.3 oz / 180 gr blanched almond flour/meal
¼ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup / 2 oz / 55 gr coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons honey (or maple syrup)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
¾ cup / 3.5 oz / 100 gr coarsely chopped +70% dark chocolate
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Berry Parfaits with Fresh Strawberry Cream /berry-parfaits-with-fresh-strawberry-cream/ /berry-parfaits-with-fresh-strawberry-cream/#comments Tue, 06 Aug 2013 15:00:04 +0000 admin /?p=3117
Ingredients
3 cups Fresh Strawberry Cream (recipe below)
4 cups fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries
1 tablespoon amaretto or orange liqueur
1 cup homemade granola
1 1/4 cups raw cashews, soaked for 1 hour or up to overnight
2 1/4 cups strawberries
6 tablespoons non-dairy cream cheese
3 pitted dates
2 teaspoons vanilla
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Infused/Flavored Water /infusedflavored-water/ /infusedflavored-water/#comments Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:33:25 +0000 admin /?p=3114
Ingredients
1/8 cup blueberries, a slice of lime and 2 sprigs of mint
3 strawberries, a slice of lemon and 2 sprigs of basil
2 slices cucumber, a few blueberries, a strawberry and some mint
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Nutella Iced Latte /nutella-iced-latte/ /nutella-iced-latte/#comments Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:30:50 +0000 admin /?p=3110
Ingredients
1 cup strong brewed coffee
1/2 cup milk (non-fat, 2%, or soy according to preference)
1 tablespoon Nutella
Ice cubes
Whipped cream, optional
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Watermelon Margaritas /watermelon-margaritas/ /watermelon-margaritas/#comments Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:28:49 +0000 admin /?p=3107
Ingredients
400g watermelon
175ml Tequila
100ml Prosecco or similar
75ml lime juice (around 3 limes)
2 whole lime to slice
60ml sugar (or less as desired)
fine salt to rim glasses
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Breakfast Sandwich with Fried Eggs and Smoked Salmon /breakfast-sandwich-with-fried-eggs-and-smoked-salmon/ /breakfast-sandwich-with-fried-eggs-and-smoked-salmon/#comments Sat, 27 Jul 2013 20:28:21 +0000 admin /?p=3103
Ingredients
4 slices bread (gluten free bread for gluten free version)
2-4 tablespoons pesto (vegan pesto for dairy free version)
several slices smoked salmon
1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
2 fried eggs
handful salad mix
½ avocado, thinly sliced (optional)
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Chunky Mango and Avocado Summer Salsa /chunky-mango-and-avocado-summer-salsa/ /chunky-mango-and-avocado-summer-salsa/#comments Sat, 27 Jul 2013 20:26:22 +0000 admin /?p=3100
Ingredients
3 plum tomatoes, diced
1 green pepper, diced (optional)
large bunch of cilantro (about 1/2 cup minced)
Juice from one lime
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 mango, diced
1 avocado, diced
1/4 – 1/2 tsp salt
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Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream /coconut-vanilla-ice-cream/ /coconut-vanilla-ice-cream/#comments Sat, 27 Jul 2013 20:21:52 +0000 admin /?p=3097
Ingredients
2 cans full-fat (unsweetened) coconut milk
1 vanilla bean
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Juicy Apple Popsicles /juicy-apple-popsicles/ /juicy-apple-popsicles/#comments Sat, 27 Jul 2013 20:19:11 +0000 admin /?p=3094
Ingredients
2 c. unfiltered 100% apple juice
1 t. fresh ginger (it doesn’t have to be chopped)
1 cinnamon stick
1 whole clove
⅛ t. sea salt
1 T. lemon juice
2 T. maple syrup
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Chopped Kale Salad /chopped-kale-salad/ /chopped-kale-salad/#comments Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:03:56 +0000 admin /?p=3091
Ingredients
1 bunch kale (preferably lacinato/Tuscan/dinosaur kale but regular curly kale works, too)
fine-grain sea salt
1 cup chopped snow peas (slice off tough ends first)
1 large carrot, peeled and ribboned with a vegetable peeler
1 small red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 heaping cup organic edamame (if using frozen edamame, defrost by tossing into a pot of boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes)
1 avocado, pitted and sliced into small chunks
1 large shallot, finely sliced
handful cilantro, chopped
handful Thai basil (or regular basil), chopped
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Apple Butter Cookies /apple-butter-cookies/ /apple-butter-cookies/#comments Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:48:29 +0000 admin /?p=3087
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. powdered stevia
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup vegan butter, softened
1/2 very ripe banana, mashed
1/4 cup maple sugar
3/4 cup apple butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped and toasted nuts
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Snickers Bars /snickers-bars/ /snickers-bars/#comments Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:46:36 +0000 admin /?p=3084
Ingredients
18-20 pitted dates (~1 cup)
1 cup raw walnuts (or sub cashews or almonds)
1/4 cup vegan caramel sauce, (subbing coconut milk for cream)
1/4 cup roasted salted peanuts
8 ounces (1 cup) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
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Kumquat Key Limeade /kumquat-key-limeade/ /kumquat-key-limeade/#comments Fri, 26 Jul 2013 18:53:13 +0000 admin /?p=3081
Ingredients
cold water
fresh key lime juice
stevia sweetener/sugar
ice cube
kumquat juice and slice
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Thai Bomber Martini /thai-bomber-martini/ /thai-bomber-martini/#comments Fri, 26 Jul 2013 18:49:15 +0000 admin /?p=3078
Ingredients
Citrus Peeler
Muddler
Shaker
Strainer
Ingredients
Jalapeño
Grapefruit
Thai Basil leaves
1 oz. (30 ml) simple syrup (recipe below)
6 oz. (180 ml) Gin
1/2 oz. (15 ml) Dry Vermouth
Sugar, for garnish
Chili powder, for garnish
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Esquites /esquites/ /esquites/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:41:52 +0000 admin /?p=3071
Ingredients
2 Tablespoons butter
4 ears fresh corn, cleaned and cut from the cob
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 lime, juiced
Chili powder to taste
Salt to taste
1/4 cup cotija or feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 avocado, diced
1 cup chocolate chips
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Perfect, Soft, Chewy, Delicious, and Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies. Vegan! /perfect-soft-chewy-delicious-and-healthy-peanut-butter-cookies-vegan/ /perfect-soft-chewy-delicious-and-healthy-peanut-butter-cookies-vegan/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:36:50 +0000 admin /?p=3068
Ingredients
1 3/4 cups oat flour
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup almond milk
3 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons olive oil
6 tablespoons Nutzo Organic Omega-3 [7 nut and seed] butter
1 cup chocolate chips (optional)Preparation method

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Cookie Dough Ice Pops /cookie-dough-ice-pops/ /cookie-dough-ice-pops/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:26:08 +0000 admin /?p=3065
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups chickpeas
1/4 cup peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup coconut milk
3 tbs agave syrup
15 drops stevia
1 tsp vanilla and a pinch of salt
1/4 cup flax
2 tbs melted coconut oil
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Isla Sangria /isla-sangria/ /isla-sangria/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:15:44 +0000 admin /?p=3062
Ingredients
3 cups (1 bottle) White Wine (Recommended: Sweet Riesling)
1 cup Mango Nectar
1/4 cup Calamansi Juice
1 large Mango, peeled & sliced
1 large Nectarine, pitted & sliced
10-12 Calamansi, halved
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Fresh Tomato-Basil Martini Recipe /fresh-tomato-basil-martini-recipe/ /fresh-tomato-basil-martini-recipe/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:10:32 +0000 admin /?p=3059
Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds heirloom tomatoes, cored and cut into large chunks
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
10 ounces vodka
5 medium basil leaves
Ice
5 lemon twists
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Vanilla Ice Cream /vanilla-ice-cream/ /vanilla-ice-cream/#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:07:40 +0000 admin /?p=3056
Ingredients
1/2 cup room-temperature butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup regular sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups oats
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Whole Wheat Biscotti with Dried Cherries, Macadamia Nuts, and White Chocolate /whole-wheat-biscotti-with-dried-cherries-macadamia-nuts-and-white-chocolate/ /whole-wheat-biscotti-with-dried-cherries-macadamia-nuts-and-white-chocolate/#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:59:20 +0000 admin /?p=3050
Ingredients
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 cup toasted and roughly chopped macadamia nuts
1 cup roughly chopped dried cherries
8 ounces of Bakers White Chocolate
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Lentils with Garden Vegetables, Avocado, Walnuts and Hummus! /lentils-with-garden-vegetables-avocado-walnuts-and-hummus/ /lentils-with-garden-vegetables-avocado-walnuts-and-hummus/#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:31:58 +0000 admin /?p=3047
Ingredients
1/2 cup uncooked French green lentils, picked over for any stones
2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 to 1/2 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed, sliced into small pieces
6 cups chopped garden greens (I used swiss chard, kale and spinach)
1/2 avocado, sliced
2-4 Tbs. favorite hummus
2-4 tsp samal oelek
small handful of toasted walnuts
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
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Flatbread Pizzas /flatbread-pizzas/ /flatbread-pizzas/#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:28:01 +0000 admin /?p=3043
Ingredients
2 whole flatbreads or gyro bread (I personally prefer gyro bread)
1/2 lime, squeezed
1 tsp olive oil
1 spoonful habanero pepper jam (any type of pepper jam will work here)
1/2 cup romaine lettuce, cleaned and thinly sliced
1/2 large avocado, pitted and cubed
1 cup roasted carrots
1/8 cup sweet onion, thinly sliced
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Pineapple, Mint and Banana Smoothie /pineapple-mint-and-banana-smoothie/ /pineapple-mint-and-banana-smoothie/#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:49:28 +0000 admin /?p=3040
Ingredients
1 heaping cup of fresh or frozen pineapple
1 medium ripe banana
3/4 cup unsweetened almond or rice milk
6 fresh mint leaves
1 teaspoon honey
optional – 2 to 3 ice cubes if you’re using fresh pineapple
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Watermelon, Strawberry and Cucumber Juice /watermelon-strawberry-and-cucumber-juice/ /watermelon-strawberry-and-cucumber-juice/#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:45:43 +0000 admin /?p=3037
Ingredients
Watermelon
Cucumber (I used a whole cucumber)
Strawberries (I used about 8 strawberries)
Ice
A cool glass
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Thai Iced Tea Float /thai-iced-tea-float/ /thai-iced-tea-float/#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:42:35 +0000 admin /?p=3034
Ingredients
1 cup brewed Thai tea
1/4 cup soda water
1 teaspoon of sugar (optional)
2 scoops condensed milk ice cream
Condensed Milk Ice Cream:
6 egg yolks
2 cups half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
half vanilla bean
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
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Citrus and Avocado Salad /citrus-and-avocado-salad/ /citrus-and-avocado-salad/#comments Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:51:15 +0000 admin /?p=3031
Ingredients
Citrus (like grapefruit or oranges) – 2 to 3, segmented
Shallots – 1 tbs., minced
Dijon mustard – ½ tsp.
Red wine vinegar – 2 tbs.
Olive oil – 3 to 4 tbs.
Avocado – 1 to 2 ripe, sliced
Salad greens – ¼ lb.
Sliced almonds – for serving
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blt corn fritter stacks /blt-corn-fritter-stacks/ /blt-corn-fritter-stacks/#comments Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:44:47 +0000 admin /?p=3028
Ingredients
Chipotle Bourbon Dressing
1/4 cup bourbon (may skip if desired)
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1 chipotle pepper, minced
1 clove garlic, minced or grated
salt + pepper, to taste
Fritters
1 1/4 cups sweet yellow corn, about 2 ears
3/4 cup flour
1/8 cup sugar
1 tablespoon brown suger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup canola oil (for cooking)
BLT
8 slices of bacon
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
7 ounces smoked gouda or gouda cheese, sliced
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
3 cups arugula
1 avocado, mashed
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Watermelon Refresher /watermelon-refresher/ /watermelon-refresher/#comments Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:31:29 +0000 admin /?p=3025
Ingredients
1/4 Seedless Watermelon
1 litre Schweppes Slimline Indian Tonic Water
2-3 Limes
Ice
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Double Chocolate Truffles /double-chocolate-truffles/ /double-chocolate-truffles/#comments Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:19:38 +0000 admin /?p=3022
Ingredients
for the ganache filling
1 cup dark vegan chocolate chips
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 tablespoon melted vegan butter
for the chocolate coating
3/4 cup chopped dark chocolate
1 teaspoon coconut oil
topping
cacao nibs or vegan mini chocolate chips
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“Kissel” – Fruit Drink, Dessert /kissel-fruit-drink-dessert/ /kissel-fruit-drink-dessert/#comments Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:16:23 +0000 admin /?p=3019
Ingredients
1 cup pitted Sour Cherries, fresh or frozen
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup granulated sugar
5-6 cups water
3 tablespoons potato starch dissolved in ¾ cup cold water(or red wine)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
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Black Bean Avocado Enchiladas /black-bean-avocado-enchiladas/ /black-bean-avocado-enchiladas/#comments Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:06:36 +0000 admin /?p=3016
Ingredients
1 (15 oz.) can black beans
1 medium avocado
1 small tomato
1/2 cup diced onion
½ cup fresh or frozen corn kernels handful cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp salt lime
8 small tortillas (fajita size)
2 cups enchilada sauce
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Chamomile Soda /chamomile-soda-2/ /chamomile-soda-2/#comments Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:38:26 +0000 admin /?p=3013
Ingredients
1 bunch fresh chamomile flowers (or 3 chamomile tea bags)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Club soda
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Green ‘fibre bomb’ Smoothie /green-fibre-bomb-smoothie/ /green-fibre-bomb-smoothie/#comments Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:27:55 +0000 admin /?p=3007
Ingredients
Flesh of 1/2 avocado
2 oranges peeled and halved
½ apple
2 kiwi fruit skin on and chopped in half
1 Lebanese cucumber shin on and chopped
A hand full of spinach leaves
A handful of mint
50g of water
Juice of 1 lime
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Strawberry Line Ice Pops /strawberry-line-ice-pops/ /strawberry-line-ice-pops/#comments Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:23:04 +0000 admin /?p=3004
Ingredients
¾ cup packed dark brown sugar
½ cup water
Finely grated zest of 1 lime
4 cups halved hulled fresh strawberries or whole frozen strawberries, thawed
3 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
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Almond Cake with Fresh Berries /almond-cake-with-fresh-berries/ /almond-cake-with-fresh-berries/#comments Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:09:32 +0000 admin /?p=3001
Ingredients
Cake

4 ounces almond paste (3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon tightly packed; see Note*)
3/4 cup sugar
1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
Dash of salt
1 cup cake flour (4 ounces) – I used King Arthur’s Unbleached Cake Flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Toppings and Garnishes

1 1/2 tablespoons rum (or spirit of choice)
2 tablespoons superfine sugar

2 tablespoons apricot jam
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Banana Oatmeal Muffins /banana-oatmeal-muffins/ /banana-oatmeal-muffins/#comments Mon, 22 Jul 2013 08:30:20 +0000 admin /?p=2998
Ingredients
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup 1% buttermilk
2/3 + 1/2 cup whole wheat white flour
1/3 cup toasted wheat germ
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 cup mashed overripe bananas (I used 3 medium)
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
2 eggs, beaten
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Funfetti Cupcakes /funfetti-cupcakes/ /funfetti-cupcakes/#comments Sun, 21 Jul 2013 18:28:18 +0000 admin /?p=2995
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/3 cup Melted Margarine
3/4 cup Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
6 tbsp Non-Dairy Yogurt (I used coconut)
1/2 cup Non-Dairy Milk (I used almond)
1/3 cup Sprinkles
Vanilla Frosting
Additional Sprinkles
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Cherry Clafoutis Tartlets /cherry-clafoutis-tartlets/ /cherry-clafoutis-tartlets/#comments Sun, 21 Jul 2013 18:18:26 +0000 admin /?p=2992
Ingredients
170 gms plain flour
A pinch of salt
100 gms cold, unsalted butter sliced into cubes
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tbsp ice cold water
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Chilled Avocado Soup /chilled-avocado-soup/ /chilled-avocado-soup/#comments Sun, 21 Jul 2013 17:58:22 +0000 admin /?p=2989
Ingredients
½ large Florida avocado, or 1 california avocado, cubes
1 cucumber, peeled and cubed
¼ cup greek yogurt
1 cup cold water
Juice of half a lime
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
1 handful of cilantro
1 substantial pinch of salt
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Vegan Scrambled ‘Eggs’ /vegan-scrambled-eggs/ /vegan-scrambled-eggs/#comments Sun, 21 Jul 2013 17:49:56 +0000 admin /?p=2986
Ingredients
4 t. coconut oil, divided
5 T. chickpea flour (aka garbanzo bean flour)
6 T. water
1 scallion, chopped
¼ c. mushrooms, chopped
¼ c. kale, chopped
sea salt or Indian black salt, to taste (I used about ¼ teaspoon)
black pepper, to taste
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Palets de dame /palets-de-dame/ /palets-de-dame/#comments Sun, 21 Jul 2013 17:12:47 +0000 admin /?p=2983
Ingredients
75 g raisins
4 cl rum
12.5 cl almond cream
80 g cane sugar
145 g millet flour
95 g cornstarch
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The Fresh Paloma /the-fresh-paloma-2/ /the-fresh-paloma-2/#comments Sun, 21 Jul 2013 17:03:28 +0000 admin /?p=2980
Ingredients
2 ounces tequila
juice of half a grapefruit
juice of half a lime
splash of agave nectar or simple syrup
pinch of salt
club soda
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Watermelon Juice /watermelon-juice/ /watermelon-juice/#comments Sun, 21 Jul 2013 16:54:51 +0000 admin /?p=2973
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups watermelon, cut into cubes
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
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Chocolate Coconut Granola Clusters /chocolate-coconut-granola-clusters/ /chocolate-coconut-granola-clusters/#comments Sun, 21 Jul 2013 06:42:56 +0000 admin /?p=2970
Ingredients
85g (1/3 cup) Coconut Butter
1/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk, warm (I used So Delicious Almond Plus)
1/2 tsp Coconut Extract
6 packets Truvia (or sweetener of choice)
1/5 tsp Salt
42g (2 scoops) Chocolate Brown Rice Protein Powder (I used SunWarrior)
1 tbs Dutch Process Cocoa Powder
120g (1+1/4 cups) Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
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Almond Panna Cotta /almond-panna-cotta/ /almond-panna-cotta/#comments Sun, 21 Jul 2013 06:39:50 +0000 admin /?p=2967
Ingredients
40 cl almond cream
40 cl almond milk
3 g agar
10 g stevia powder
a few drops of almond extract
350 g strawberries
12 basil leaves
20 g agave syrup (optional)
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Buffalo Chicken Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing /buffalo-chicken-salad-with-avocado-ranch-dressing/ /buffalo-chicken-salad-with-avocado-ranch-dressing/#comments Sat, 20 Jul 2013 17:38:09 +0000 admin /?p=2964
Ingredients
Buffalo Chicken:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
Chili Powder
Paprika
Olive oil
½ cup Buffalo Sauce (room temperature)
2 Tablespoons melted Butter
8 cups chopped Romaine Lettuce
½ cup gorgonzola crumbles
1 cup sliced grape tomatoes
1 avocado cut into wedges
Avocado Ranch Dressing:
1 avocado, peeled and pit removed
¼ cup greek yogurt
¾ /cup plain yogurt
¼ cup buttermilk
1 T distilled white vinegar
1 T lemon juice
¼ teaspoon cracked, black pepper
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp sugar
½ teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
¼ teaspoon onion powder
1 garlic clove, minced
½ T chopped fresh chives

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Molten Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake /molten-chocolate-peanut-butter-cake/ /molten-chocolate-peanut-butter-cake/#comments Sat, 20 Jul 2013 17:26:06 +0000 admin /?p=2960
Ingredients
1/4 cup butter
2 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 egg
1 egg yolk
3 tbsp Swerve Sweetener or granulated erythritol
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp stevia extract pinch salt
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp peanut butter
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Lemon Coconut Squares /lemon-coconut-squares/ /lemon-coconut-squares/#comments Sat, 20 Jul 2013 17:19:07 +0000 admin /?p=2957
Ingredients
Base
3/4 cup (80g) gluten free oats
3/4 cup (135g) Medjool dates
3/4 cup (90g) almond meal (finely ground almonds) or you can use whole almonds
2-3 tbsp of water
Topping
3/4 cup (180ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
60g (1/4 cup melted) coconut butter (not oil!)
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 large super ripe banana (approx. 150g)
60ml (1/4 cup) agave/maple syrup – you could also use date paste but the colour of the squares will change
1 tbsp agar flakes + 1/2 cup (125ml) boiling water
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Single-Serving Red Velvet Microwave Cake /single-serving-red-velvet-microwave-cake/ /single-serving-red-velvet-microwave-cake/#comments Sat, 20 Jul 2013 17:04:27 +0000 admin /?p=2954
Ingredients
1/3 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Soy Milk (or “milk” of choice)
62g (1/4 cup) Roasted Beet Puree (see this post for instructions)
8g (1 tbs) Ground Flaxseed
4 packets Truvia
1/8 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Butter Extract
51g (6 tbs) Sweet White Sorghum Flour
10g (2 tbs) Regular Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Baking Powder
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Zobo “Tonic” Drink /zobo-tonic-drink/ /zobo-tonic-drink/#comments Sat, 20 Jul 2013 16:39:52 +0000 admin /?p=2951
Ingredients
50g zobo flowers (you may use dried or fresh ones depending on which you can get. Note that the more flowers used per volume of water, the more concentrated your drink).
2 litres of water
10g of freshly crushed ginger (use more if you want a spicy hot drink)
Half a teaspoon of ground cloves – optional)
Half a teaspoon of allspice (pimento) – optional
Some orange peels (optional)
1 stick of cinnamon or
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Sweetener (this is supposed to be a health drink so ensure you use only natural sweeteners like honey, and use little quantity). Alternatively you can blend with other naturally sweet fruit juices such as sugar cane juice, pineapple juice etc.
Some rum or any hot drink of choice (for a little lift me up!) Optional
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Carrot Orange Protein Smoothie /carrot-orange-protein-smoothie/ /carrot-orange-protein-smoothie/#comments Sat, 20 Jul 2013 16:36:25 +0000 admin /?p=2948
Ingredients
½ cup carrot juice
¼ cup orange juice
½ cup banana slices (fresh or frozen)
½ cup peach slices (fresh or frozen)crushed ice to taste
1 scoop of vegan protein powder (optional)
1 teaspoon chia seeds for topping (optional)
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Hawaiian BBQ Salmon Burgers with Coconut Caramelized Pineapple /hawaiian-bbq-salmon-burgers-with-coconut-caramelized-pineapple/ /hawaiian-bbq-salmon-burgers-with-coconut-caramelized-pineapple/#comments Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:00:38 +0000 admin /?p=2945
Ingredients
1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
2 tablespoons pineapple juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
pinch of cayenne
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 pound fresh, raw salmon (skin removed)
1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon coconut oil
4 slices swiss cheese
pickeled jalopenos (optional)
4 king hawaiian hamburger buns or whole wheat buns, toasted
1 avocado, sliced or mashed
lettuce
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Raw, Vegan, Grain Free Blueberry Nectarine Crisp /raw-vegan-grain-free-blueberry-nectarine-crisp/ /raw-vegan-grain-free-blueberry-nectarine-crisp/#comments Thu, 18 Jul 2013 08:51:38 +0000 admin /?p=2942
Ingredients
1 nectarine, sliced or chopped as desired
¼ – ½ C fresh blueberries
1 small squeeze fresh lemon juice
1 large Medjool date, pit removed
2 tbsp raw almonds
¼ tsp vanilla
pinch sea salt
generous pinch cinnamon
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Cucumber Avocado Salad with Tuna, Cilantro, and Lime /cucumber-avocado-salad-with-tuna-cilantro-and-lime/ /cucumber-avocado-salad-with-tuna-cilantro-and-lime/#comments Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:46:40 +0000 admin /?p=2938
Ingredients
1 avocado
1 T fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 large European cucumber (or 2 smaller cucumbers)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro (more or less to taste)
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
1 can (5 oz.) tuna packed in olive oil
salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
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Southwestern Pizza /southwestern-pizza/ /southwestern-pizza/#comments Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:43:28 +0000 admin /?p=2935
Ingredients
4 (9-inch) flour tortillas
1 can (15 ounces) whole corn kernel, drained
1 can (15 ounces) black beans
1 large tomato, chopped
1/2 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
1 cup cheddar jack cheese, shredded
1 large avocado, pitted and sliced
2 tablespoon green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons oil
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
For the Creamy Enchilada Sauce
1/2 cup enchilada sauce
1/4 cup sour cream
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Sesame Peach Mochi Cookie /sesame-peach-mochi-cookie/ /sesame-peach-mochi-cookie/#comments Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:33:58 +0000 admin /?p=2932
Ingredients
1 cup sweet rice flour
¼ cup powdered sugar
1 large peach, peeled, and mashed up (½ cup)
¼ cup sesame seeds (I mixed black and white)
½ teaspoon water
Vegetable oil for frying
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Vegan Biscoff Pancakes. /vegan-biscoff-pancakes/ /vegan-biscoff-pancakes/#comments Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:28:43 +0000 admin /?p=2929
Ingredients
1/4 cup Speculoos (Biscoff, Cookie Spread)
1/2 tsp Ener-G Egg Replacer plus 2 tbsp water
2 tbsp Earth balance/ non-hydrogenated margarine, melted
3/4 cup non-dairy milk
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oats
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
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Fizzy Jalapeno Cherry Limeades /fizzy-jalapeno-cherry-limeades/ /fizzy-jalapeno-cherry-limeades/#comments Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:10:10 +0000 admin /?p=2926
Ingredients
1/2 cup raw turbinado sugar
1 cup hot water
Juice of 5 limes (about 1/2 cup)
2 slices fresh jalapeño
1 cup fresh cherries, pitted
1 cup club soda
1 cup ice cubes

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Cake Batter Milkshakes /cake-batter-milkshakes-2/ /cake-batter-milkshakes-2/#comments Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:07:18 +0000 admin /?p=2923
Ingredients
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vanilla or funfetti dry cake mix, or more or less to taste
Sprinkles (optional)

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Broccoli Raisin Sunflower Seed Salad /broccoli-raisin-sunflower-seed-salad/ /broccoli-raisin-sunflower-seed-salad/#comments Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:45:49 +0000 admin /?p=2918
Ingredients
6 C Chopped Broccoli
1/2 Red Onion, medium, chopped
1 C Raisins
1 C Sunflower Seeds
Dressing

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Cookie Dough Oatmeal Cake /cookie-dough-oatmeal-cake/ /cookie-dough-oatmeal-cake/#comments Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:41:29 +0000 admin /?p=2915
Ingredients
1/2 cup oats (50g)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
sweetener, such as 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup or 1 to 1 1/2 packs stevia (I omitted, but I’ve cautioned y’all before about my lack of sweet tooth.)
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (60g) (Or sub banana… it’s awesome this way!)
1/4 cup milk of choice, creamer, juice, or water (I used 60g)
1/8 tsp salt
Handful of chocolate chips (and a few for the top, too!)
Optional: unless you like the taste of fat-free baking, add 1-2 tbsp oil, vegan butter, or nut butter (If oil, scale the milk back a little. If vegan butter, scale the salt back a little.)
Optional: 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cinnamon (If you like cinnamon in chocolate chip cookies)

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Chocolate Dipped American Macaroons /chocolate-dipped-american-macaroons/ /chocolate-dipped-american-macaroons/#comments Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:27:56 +0000 admin /?p=2912
Ingredients
1 heaping Cup finely Shredded Coconut (unsweetened)
6 Tbsp. Almond Flour
1/4 Cup warmed Coconut Oil
2 Tbsp. (real) Maple Syrup or raw honey
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1 cup dark chocolate chips

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Buko Pandan Salad /buko-pandan-salad/ /buko-pandan-salad/#comments Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:23:20 +0000 admin /?p=2907
Ingredients
2 cups young coconut, shredded
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 can (14 oz) table cream
12 oz) Nata de Coco
12 oz Kaong
gelatin (gulaman)
2 to 3 drops pandan extract
For the Gulaman
2-3/4 cups young coconut juice
2 sticks (.70 oz) agar agar
1 cup sugar
2 to 3 drops pandan extract

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Strawberry and Watermelon Smoothie /strawberry-and-watermelon-smoothie/ /strawberry-and-watermelon-smoothie/#comments Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:59:55 +0000 admin /?p=2904
Ingredients
3 strawberries
1 cup seedless watermelon
3 basil leaves
8 ounces coconut water
1 tsp. of lemon juice
1 tsp. of Agave syrup
1 cup ice

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Lavender Martini /lavender-martini/ /lavender-martini/#comments Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:55:41 +0000 admin /?p=2901 Lavendar Cocktail
Ingredients
1 oz Crème de Violette
1 oz Gin (we used Bluecoat)
1 oz Vodka (we used Belvedere)
¼ oz Domaine de Canton
¼ oz St. Germaine (elderflower liqueur)
1 dash Scrappy’s Lavender Bitters
Fresh cut lavender for garnish

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Homemade Almond Milk /homemade-almond-milk/ /homemade-almond-milk/#comments Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:50:43 +0000 admin /?p=2898
Ingredients
2 cups raw almonds
Water for soaking
1 litre good water

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Asian Avocado Snap Pea Salad /asian-avocado-snap-pea-salad/ /asian-avocado-snap-pea-salad/#comments Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:13:04 +0000 admin /?p=2894
Ingredients
1 small, ripe avocado
large handful sugar snap peas (about 15 peas)
large handful grape tomatoes (about 10 tomatoes)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sweet chili sauce
1/2 tsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp orange champagne vinegar or orange juice

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Barley & Feta Salad with Avocado /barley-feta-salad-with-avocado/ /barley-feta-salad-with-avocado/#comments Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:09:05 +0000 admin /?p=2891
Ingredients
1 cup pearl barley, soaked over night
1 avocado, cubed
80 g feta, roughly crumbled
2 spring onions, finely sliced
1/2 cup frozen peas, defrosted
1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
1 tbsp coriander (fresh or frozen), finely chopped
a splash of macadamia oil (or any other oil at hand)
1 small lemon, juice and zest
salt
black pepper

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4-ingredient Banana Bites /4-ingredient-banana-bites/ /4-ingredient-banana-bites/#comments Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:05:31 +0000 admin /?p=2888
Ingredients
2 Large Banana
1/3 cup Sugar Free, Vegan Chocolate
1/3 cup Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
Crushed Raw Nuts, optional

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Quick Watermelon Mint Punch /quick-watermelon-mint-punch/ /quick-watermelon-mint-punch/#comments Sun, 14 Jul 2013 09:00:42 +0000 admin /?p=2882
Ingredients
1/4th of regular size of Watermelon
1 stalk of Mint leaves
1/4th cup or as you desire of Sugar
1″ of Ginger
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Perfect Peach Smoothie /perfect-peach-smoothie/ /perfect-peach-smoothie/#comments Sun, 14 Jul 2013 08:54:28 +0000 admin /?p=2879
Ingredients
2 frozen ripe bananas
2 peaches
a dozen strawberries
1 cup of almond milk
a few ice cubes (optional)
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Pineapple Rum Cocktail Recipe /pineapple-rum-cocktail-recipe/ /pineapple-rum-cocktail-recipe/#comments Sun, 14 Jul 2013 08:49:40 +0000 admin /?p=2875
Ingredients
4 ounces roasted pineapple purée
2 ounces dark spiced rum
1 ounce sparkling seltzer water
1 wedge of lime
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Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes /vegan-chocolate-cupcakes/ /vegan-chocolate-cupcakes/#comments Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:47:14 +0000 admin /?p=2872
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 teaspoons espresso powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup water
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Vanilla Cupcakes /vanilla-cupcakes-3/ /vanilla-cupcakes-3/#comments Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:44:34 +0000 admin /?p=2869
Ingredients
1 cup cane sugar
1/2 cup vegan margarine, softened
2 tbsp ground flax see mixed with 4 tbsp water
2 tsp vanilla or almond extract
1 1/4 cup almond milk (or other vegan milk)
1 cup white flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
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Poached Salmon with Salsa Verde /poached-salmon-with-salsa-verde/ /poached-salmon-with-salsa-verde/#comments Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:40:19 +0000 admin /?p=2866
Ingredients
680 grams side of salmon (1.5 pounds)
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic grated
1 lemon
1 teaspoons coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
black pepper
30 grams cilantro
20 grams flat leaf parsley
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 avocado pitted, peeled and cut into cubes
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Breakfast Hash /breakfast-hash/ /breakfast-hash/#comments Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:36:50 +0000 admin /?p=2863
Ingredients
3 potatoes, quartered
2 large sausage links (any flavor you prefer- we used organic smoked chicken sausage with spinach and feta)
1 avocado, chopped into small cubes
2 eggs
3 cloves minced garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
1 sprig fresh rosemary
1 sprig fresh thyme
1/4 tsp chili flakes
1 cup fresh salad greens (spinach or kale)
1/2 tsp paprika
salt and pepper
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Healthy Wholewheat Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles /healthy-wholewheat-banana-chocolate-chip-waffles/ /healthy-wholewheat-banana-chocolate-chip-waffles/#comments Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:32:29 +0000 admin /?p=2860
Ingredients
1/2 cup milk (I use skim)
1/2 cup plain Greek yoghurt (I use Chobani 0%)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup plain flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or an additional 1/2 cup plain flour)
1 manky overripe banana, mashed
2 Tbsp Brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt flakes
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3 Tbsp chocolate chips
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Currant Cake /currant-cake/ /currant-cake/#comments Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:28:55 +0000 admin /?p=2857
Ingredients
175g flour
1 tsp baking powder
pich salt
1 tsp vanilla sugar
200g sugar
40g butter, melted
2 eggs
80ml milk
2 cups red and black currants
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp flour
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Strawberry Hand Pies /strawberry-hand-pies/ /strawberry-hand-pies/#comments Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:26:34 +0000 admin /?p=2854
Ingredients
1 cup strawberries, finely chopped
2 tbsp Swerve Sweetener or granulated erythritol
1 cup almond flour (Honeyville)
1/4 cup Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour
2 tbsp Swerve Sweetener or granulated erythritol
1 tsp guar or xanthan gum
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter, well-chilled and cut into small chunks
2 – 4 tbsp ice water
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Top Shelf Marjito /top-shelf-marjito/ /top-shelf-marjito/#comments Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:17:08 +0000 admin /?p=2851
Ingredients
Mint leaves (about 20 to 30)
Ice
1 cup tequila blanco
1 ½ cups Cointreau
3 cups Limeade
Club Soda
Lime wedges
Margarita salt (if desired)
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Mojito /mojito/ /mojito/#comments Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:13:25 +0000 admin /?p=2848
Ingredients
8 mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig for garnish
2 ounces white rum
3/4 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce chilled club soda
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Strawberry Milkshake Smoothie /strawberry-milkshake-smoothie/ /strawberry-milkshake-smoothie/#comments Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:10:26 +0000 admin /?p=2845
Ingredients
½ banana
¾ cup Greek yogurt
1 cup lowfat milk
1 tbsp. ground flaxseed
1 ½ cups frozen strawberries
½ cup frozen peaches (or pineapple)
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Zucchini Pasta /zucchini-pasta/ /zucchini-pasta/#comments Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:24:57 +0000 admin /?p=2841
Ingredients
4 small (or 2 large) zucchini, ends trimmed and spiralized with a julienne peeler or spiralizer
1 avocado
½ a cucumber, chopped
juice of ½ a lemon
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons almond or coconut milk
about 8 leaves of basil
salt & pepper
halved cherry tomatoes & basil leaves for garnish
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Salmon with Mango Avocado Salsa /salmon-with-mango-avocado-salsa/ /salmon-with-mango-avocado-salsa/#comments Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:22:39 +0000 admin /?p=2838
Ingredients
Mango – 1/3 cup peeled and diced
Avocado – half of a large avocado, peeled and diced
Red onion – 2 tbsp finely chopped
Red bell pepper – 2 tbsp chopped
Cilantro – 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Lime juice – fresh, 1 tbsp
sea salt – 1/4 tsp
Hot chili garlic sauce – 1/2 to 1 tsp
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One Bowl Chocolate Cake /one-bowl-chocolate-cake/ /one-bowl-chocolate-cake/#comments Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:18:28 +0000 admin /?p=2835
Ingredients
2 oz bittersweet (70% cocoa or more) chocolate
1/3 C (75 grams) vegetable oil
1 ½ C (195 grams) flour
3/4 C (150 grams) white or brown sugar
¼ C (25 grams) unsweetened cocoa, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
¾ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 C (240 ml) warm water (comfortably warm, not hot or lukewarm)
1 Tbsp lemon juice or vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
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Vegan Beet Cupcakes /vegan-beet-cupcakes/ /vegan-beet-cupcakes/#comments Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:15:29 +0000 admin /?p=2833
Ingredients
2 medium beets
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tsp white or apple cider vinegar

3/4 cup raw turbinado OR granulated sugar
1/4 cup canola or melted coconut oil
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup + 1 heaping Tbsp whole wheat pastry flour or unbleached all-purpose flour
scant 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
 + more for topping
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
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Beer Berry Bramble /beer-berry-bramble/ /beer-berry-bramble/#comments Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:53:44 +0000 admin /?p=2830
Ingredients
3 blackberries and 3 pitted cherries, plus more for garnish
4 ounces dry gin
juice of 2 lemons
2 ounces simple syrup (recipe below)
1 12 oz. berry flavored wheat beer
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Fresh Strawberry Lemonade /fresh-strawberry-lemonade/ /fresh-strawberry-lemonade/#comments Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:50:48 +0000 admin /?p=2827
Ingredients
1 pound frozen strawberries
Slightly generous 1/2 cup (4 oz) sugar
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
4 cups water or sparkling water
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Fluffernutter Blondies /fluffernutter-blondies/ /fluffernutter-blondies/#comments Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:47:17 +0000 admin /?p=2824
Ingredients
1 cup salted butter, room temperature
1½ cups light brown sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
2⅔ cup flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
½ cup heavy cream
Approximately 40-50 large marshmallows
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No-Bake Cherry-Chocolate Cheesecake /no-bake-cherry-chocolate-cheesecake/ /no-bake-cherry-chocolate-cheesecake/#comments Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:44:23 +0000 admin /?p=2821
Ingredients
2 Cups crushed graham crackers
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter (melted)
2 Cups cherries (fresh or frozen) (pitted and diced)
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons cold water
3/4 cups mini chocolate chips
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar (sifted)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whipping cream
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Blueberry Sherbet /blueberry-sherbet/ /blueberry-sherbet/#comments Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:40:55 +0000 admin /?p=2818
Ingredients
2 cups Blueberries
2/3 cup White Granulated Sugar
1 cup Whole Milk
1 tbsp Heavy Cream
2 tbsps Passion Fruit Juice (Or Lemon Juice)
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Matcha Granita /matcha-granita/ /matcha-granita/#comments Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:41:10 +0000 admin /?p=2815
Ingredients
2 tbsp (7 grams) of jasmine green tea leaves
2 tbsp (7 grams) of regular green tea leaves
4 cups (950 ml) of water
2/3 cup (132 grams) of granulated sugar
1 cup of evaporated milk for pouring
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Raw Vegan Chocolate Frosted Brownies /raw-vegan-chocolate-frosted-brownies/ /raw-vegan-chocolate-frosted-brownies/#comments Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:37:01 +0000 admin /?p=2812
Ingredients
½ C walnuts
¼ C almonds
1 C soft Medjool dates
¼ C unsweetened cocoa powder(or cacao powder to be truly raw)
pinch sea salt
dash vanilla
2 ripe avocados
¼ C cocoa powder(or cacao to be truly raw)
¼ C + 1 tbsp maple syrup
dash vanilla
pinch sea salt
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Cucumber, Avocado, and Fennel Salsa /cucumber-avocado-and-fennel-salsa/ /cucumber-avocado-and-fennel-salsa/#comments Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:34:47 +0000 admin /?p=2809 Fennel Salsa
Ingredients
1 fennel bulb, fine dice
1 cucumber, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
2 avocados, diced
2 limes, juiced
2 tablespoons sugar (or sugar substitute like stevia or honey)
1/2 tsp salt
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Boozy Snickerdoodle Shake /boozy-snickerdoodle-shake/ /boozy-snickerdoodle-shake/#comments Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:30:12 +0000 admin /?p=2806
Ingredients
4 large scoops of cinnamon ice cream
1-2 oz bourbon
toffee bits for garnish
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Sweet Tea Recipe /sweet-tea-recipe/ /sweet-tea-recipe/#comments Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:26:03 +0000 admin /?p=2803
Ingredients
12 tea bags (I used Lipton’s)
4 cups hot water
12 cups cool water
1 1/2- 2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
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Nutella Swirl Cupcakes Recipe /nutella-swirl-cupcakes-recipe/ /nutella-swirl-cupcakes-recipe/#comments Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:22:04 +0000 admin /?p=2800
Ingredients
Maida – 1 1/2 cups (flour)
Baking powder – 2 tsps
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Butter – 1/4 cup (room temp)
Oil – 1/4 cup (I used olive oil)
Sugar – 3/4 cup
Vanilla extract – 1 1/2 tsps
Eggs – 2
Milk – 1/3 cup
Yogurt – 1/3 cup (curd)
Nutella – as required
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Lavender Cupcakes /lavender-cupcakes/ /lavender-cupcakes/#comments Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:19:38 +0000 admin /?p=2797
Ingredients
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 Tbsp. dried lavender
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup grape seed oil or vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
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Avocado Chocolate Balls /avocado-chocolate-balls/ /avocado-chocolate-balls/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:09:01 +0000 admin /?p=2794
Ingredients
1 avocado (160 grams), pitted
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp. brown sugar, not packed
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 pkts stevia (1 tsp) (to taste)
1 cup old fashion oats, processed into flour (I used Gluten-Free)
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Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart /raw-chocolate-peanut-butter-tart/ /raw-chocolate-peanut-butter-tart/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:56:09 +0000 admin /?p=2791
Ingredients
1 1/2 c. raw walnuts
2 1/2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
2 1/2 Tbsp. raw honey
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 1/2 ripe avocados
5 Tbsp. cocoa powder
3 Tbsp. coconut oil
6 Tbsp. coconut palm sugar
1 vanilla bean
pinch of sea salt
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Coconut Bark /coconut-bark/ /coconut-bark/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:51:41 +0000 admin /?p=2788
Ingredients
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1 cup coconut oil
1 cup chocolate chips
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Orange Chocolate Hazelnut Bread /orange-chocolate-hazelnut-bread/ /orange-chocolate-hazelnut-bread/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:46:30 +0000 admin /?p=2785
Ingredients
⅓ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons hazelnut oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon fresh orange zest
1 cup buttermilk
⅓ cup ground hazelnuts
2 cups whole wheat or spelt flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
For Topping & Swirl Mixture:
⅓ cup finely chopped hazelnuts
⅓ cup chocolate chips
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
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Cuban-Inspired Black Beans with Plantains and Rice /cuban-inspired-black-beans-with-plantains-and-rice/ /cuban-inspired-black-beans-with-plantains-and-rice/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:33:34 +0000 admin /?p=2782
Ingredients
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 medium white onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. coriander
1/2 tsp. cumin
Scant 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Dash smoked paprika
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, undrained*
1/2 to 1 cup water
Dab of butter
1 plantain, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
2 cups cooked brown rice
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Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch /homemade-cinnamon-toast-crunch/ /homemade-cinnamon-toast-crunch/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:27:03 +0000 admin /?p=2779
Ingredients
1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or you can sub room temp. butter), divided
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/8 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
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Tuna Quinoa Salad /tuna-quinoa-salad/ /tuna-quinoa-salad/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:02:29 +0000 admin /?p=2776
Ingredients
1 cup cooked quinoa
2 celery stalks minced
1 small red onion minced
1 apple minced (I use a Golden Delicious)
1 avocado minced
2 hard boiled eggs minced
1 can of drained Tonno tuna
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Grape Poppers /grape-poppers/ /grape-poppers/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:46:23 +0000 admin /?p=2773
Ingredients
48 fresh grapes
8 oz. (1/2 package) Vanilla CANDIQUIK Coating
1 cup chopped pecans (may substitute with any nuts)
toothpicks
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Pumpkin ‘Cheese’ Cake /pumpkin-cheese-cake/ /pumpkin-cheese-cake/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:34:41 +0000 admin /?p=2770
Ingredients
2 cups raw cashews, soaked in water overnight, drained
1.5 cups cooked pumpkin, cooled (fresh or canned)
2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
1 tsp salt
Sweetener of choice (used 1/4 cup maple syrup, 1 tbsp rice syrup and 6 drops liquid stevia – a combination of rice syrup and stevia would be perfect and contains almost zero sugar – taste as you add the sweetener to test desired sweetness)
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Homemade Grapeseed Mayonnaise /homemade-grapeseed-mayonnaise/ /homemade-grapeseed-mayonnaise/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:26:23 +0000 admin /?p=2768
Ingredients
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (see note)
1 1/2 tablespoons ground golden flax seeds (sometimes called flax meal)
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground dry mustard
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup grapeseed oil
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Vegan Cherry Oatmeal Cookies /vegan-cherry-oatmeal-cookies/ /vegan-cherry-oatmeal-cookies/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:22:35 +0000 admin /?p=2765
Ingredients
1/4 cup organic canola oil
1/4 cup agave nectar
2 medium bananas (equal to 1 cup of banana that has been put into a blender and liquified)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup organic all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup dark sweet pitted chopped cherries
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Iced Tea with Lemon and Mint /iced-tea-with-lemon-and-mint/ /iced-tea-with-lemon-and-mint/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:06:57 +0000 admin /?p=2762
Ingredients
6 cups filtered water
6 good quality tea bags
lemon slices
fresh mint sprigs
ice cubes
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Lavender Vodka Lemonade /lavender-vodka-lemonade/ /lavender-vodka-lemonade/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:03:57 +0000 admin /?p=2760
Ingredients
6 Fresh Lavender Heads, plus extra to serve
1l (4 cups) Boiling Water
75g (1/3 cup) Granulated Sugar
2 Large Lemons
10-14 tbsp Vodka
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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Swirl Milkshakes /chocolate-peanut-butter-swirl-milkshakes/ /chocolate-peanut-butter-swirl-milkshakes/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:01:29 +0000 admin /?p=2757
Ingredients
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Vanilla Ice Cream Milk
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Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes /mini-red-velvet-cupcakes/ /mini-red-velvet-cupcakes/#comments Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:52:00 +0000 admin /?p=2754
Ingredients
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3 tbsp. cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup butter
1 cup + 2 tbsp. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. red gel food coloring
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
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Kale Salad /kale-salad/ /kale-salad/#comments Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:34:44 +0000 admin /?p=2751
Ingredients
1 Bunch curly kale (stemmed and torn into manageable bits)
Juice of 1 lemon
1-2 Tblsps Toasted sesame oil
1 Avocado (cubed)
Salt to taste
Toasted sesame seeds
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Raw Vegan Ice-Cream Bars /raw-vegan-ice-cream-bars/ /raw-vegan-ice-cream-bars/#comments Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:20:39 +0000 admin /?p=2748
Ingredients
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup soft pitted dates
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight
juice of 2 lemons
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup liquid honey/agave nectar/maple syrup
1 cup of cocoa powder, give or take
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No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream /no-churn-chocolate-ice-cream/ /no-churn-chocolate-ice-cream/#comments Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:09:56 +0000 admin /?p=2745
Ingredients
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy/whipping cream
1 1/2 cup whipping cream
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Pineapple Coconut Dream Cupcakes /pineapple-coconut-dream-cupcakes/ /pineapple-coconut-dream-cupcakes/#comments Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:01:05 +0000 admin /?p=2741
Ingredients
3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
½ cup Non-fat Vanilla Chobani yogurt
2 sticks butter, room temperature
4oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup vegetable oil
6 eggs, room temperature
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained, patted dry
1 cup coconut, shredded
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Coconut fluff glaze (recipe below)
cupcake liners
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Sugar-Free Coke Slushies /sugar-free-coke-slushies/ /sugar-free-coke-slushies/#comments Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:38:43 +0000 admin /?p=2738
Ingredients
2 cans Zevia Coke
2 1/2 cups Ice
1 Lime
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Blueberry Smoothie /blueberry-smoothie/ /blueberry-smoothie/#comments Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:35:00 +0000 admin /?p=2736
Ingredients
1 ½ milk (nut, dairy, soy)
2 oranges, juice only
2 bananas
250 grams frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon Goji berries
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon cocoa nibs
2 tablespoons flax seeds
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Red Delicious Apple Pie Smoothie /red-delicious-apple-pie-smoothie/ /red-delicious-apple-pie-smoothie/#comments Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:30:41 +0000 admin /?p=2733
Ingredients
1 medium red delicious apple
1 small ripe banana
1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 c plain 0% fat greek yogurt
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup ice
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Raspberry Buttercream /raspberry-buttercream/ /raspberry-buttercream/#comments Sun, 07 Jul 2013 16:31:59 +0000 admin /?p=2722
Ingredients
4 cups icing sugar (powdered sugar
1 cup butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
a few tbsp milk
1 1/2 cups icing sugar (powdered sugar)
1 tsp vanilla extract
milk
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp butter
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Espresso Pudding Surprise /espresso-pudding-surprise/ /espresso-pudding-surprise/#comments Sun, 07 Jul 2013 16:29:04 +0000 admin /?p=2719
Ingredients
3/4 cup cold coffee
1 cup hot coffee
2 packet plain gelatin
2 cups plain greek yogurt
1 small box sugar
1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
2 big shots of espresso(4 oz), cooled
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste1/4-1/2 tsp cinnam
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Healthy Chocolate Shake /healthy-chocolate-shake/ /healthy-chocolate-shake/#comments Sun, 07 Jul 2013 16:23:27 +0000 admin /?p=2715
Ingredients
1 cup milk (I used coconut milk)
1 very ripe banana
1 Tbsp. cocoa powder (use raw cacao powder if you can find it)
1 Tbsp. nut butter (I prefer almond butter, Jeff prefers peanut butter)
1 tsp. honey (optional – use if banana not very ripe)
1.5 cups ice (add less ice for smoother shake)
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Thick Italian Hot Chocolate /thick-italian-hot-chocolate/ /thick-italian-hot-chocolate/#comments Sun, 07 Jul 2013 16:15:50 +0000 admin /?p=2712
Ingredients
1 ½ cups half-and-half
1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
4 tablespoons sugar
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
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Butterbeer /butterbeer/ /butterbeer/#comments Sun, 07 Jul 2013 16:12:15 +0000 admin /?p=2709
Ingredients
1 Imperial pint (568ml) of beer
2 egg yolks
40g sugar
1/4 tsp ground mace (or nutmeg)
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground ginger
25g unsalted butter, diced
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Spring Rolls /spring-rolls/ /spring-rolls/#comments Sun, 07 Jul 2013 16:06:12 +0000 admin /?p=2706
Ingredients
1 dozen medium rice paper sheets
1 head napa cabbage, shredded
3 cups escarole (or soft lettuce), shredded
2 cups micro basil
2 cups whole mint leaves
3 avocados, segmented
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Healthy Broccoli Salad /healthy-broccoli-salad/ /healthy-broccoli-salad/#comments Sun, 07 Jul 2013 16:02:30 +0000 admin /?p=2703
Ingredients
1 pound broccoli (2 small heads)
½ pound carrots, peeled
1 pound red grapes, quartered
½ cup pumpkin seeds, toasted
Dressing:
2 avocados
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
2 Teaspoons sea salt
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Avocado Chickpea Salad /avocado-chickpea-salad/ /avocado-chickpea-salad/#comments Sun, 07 Jul 2013 15:56:10 +0000 admin /?p=2700
Ingredients
1 can chickpeas, rinses and drained
1 avocado, cubed
lemon juice
salt, pepper,
2 scallions, chopped
2 handfuls spring mix or arugula, sliced
4 tablespoons vegan basil arugula pesto
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Breaking Bad Cupcakes /breaking-bad-cupcakes/ /breaking-bad-cupcakes/#comments Sun, 07 Jul 2013 15:50:05 +0000 admin /?p=2697
Ingredients
3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) butter, softened
3 large eggs
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 tablespoons vanilla extract (for a very vanilla-y taste!)
1 1/4 cups whole milk
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3 heaping Tablespoons crystal sprinkles
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Lemon Blossom Cupcakes /lemon-blossom-cupcakes/ /lemon-blossom-cupcakes/#comments Sun, 07 Jul 2013 15:47:05 +0000 admin /?p=2695
Ingredients
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 stick/8 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
2 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups whole milk, room temperature
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup freshly graded lemon zest (2-3 lemons)
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Earl Grey Tea Cupcake /earl-grey-tea-cupcake/ /earl-grey-tea-cupcake/#comments Sun, 07 Jul 2013 15:44:15 +0000 admin /?p=2692
Ingredients
2/3 cup whole milk
4 Earl Grey tea bags
1 3/4 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup canola oil
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
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Avocado Ice Pops /avocado-ice-pops/ /avocado-ice-pops/#comments Sat, 06 Jul 2013 18:37:48 +0000 admin /?p=2689
Ingredients
¾ cup water
6 Tbsp sugar
1½ large avocado
2 Tbsp lime juice
pinch of salt
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Avocado Pasta /avocado-pasta/ /avocado-pasta/#comments Sat, 06 Jul 2013 18:30:41 +0000 admin /?p=2686
Ingredients
200 g whole wheat pasta
2 ripe avocados
2 cloves of garlic
1 lime
basil
6-8 cherry tomatoes
Handful of rocket
Salt and pepper
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Vegan Berry Pop Tarts /vegan-berry-pop-tarts/ /vegan-berry-pop-tarts/#comments Sat, 06 Jul 2013 18:26:11 +0000 admin /?p=2683
Ingredients
2 cups flour (I used 1 cup whole wheat pastry, 1 cup unbleached all purpose)
pinch of salt
2/3 cup cold vegan butter
2-4 Tbsp ice cold water
1 heaping cup frozen mixed berries
1 Tbsp raw sugar for topping
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Loaded Black Bean Sweet Potato Boats /loaded-black-bean-sweet-potato-boats/ /loaded-black-bean-sweet-potato-boats/#comments Sat, 06 Jul 2013 18:20:19 +0000 admin /?p=2679
Ingredients
5 small sweet potatoes
1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup grated Manchego or other Mexican cheese
Avocado crema (1/4 cup light sour cream, 1/2 ripe avocado & lime juice)
Fresh Salsa, Cilantro and Green Onion for topping and dipping.
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Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes with Macadamia Nuts /vegan-banana-oatmeal-pancakes-with-macadamia-nuts/ /vegan-banana-oatmeal-pancakes-with-macadamia-nuts/#comments Sat, 06 Jul 2013 18:11:09 +0000 admin /?p=2675
Ingredients
1 ¼ cups old-fashioned oats
½ cup organic whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 ½ cups almond milk
2 very ripe bananas
olive oil or coconut oil
1/3 cup toasted, chopped macadamia nuts
maple syrup for serving (use reduced sugar or sugar free to keep the calorie count low)
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Avocado Tofu Spring Rolls /avocado-tofu-spring-rolls/ /avocado-tofu-spring-rolls/#comments Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:42:32 +0000 admin /?p=2672
Ingredients
8-10 spring roll wrappers (8 1/2 inch in diameter)
1 cucumber – cut into strips
1 diakon radish cut into strips
12 oz tofu- cut into 1/2 inch strips
2 cups mache, arugula or salad greens
1/4 cup chopped mint,basil, cilantro or combination of any
1 red bell pepper or carrot cut into strips
1 avocado, sliced
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Baked Sea Salt Sweet Potato Chips /baked-sea-salt-sweet-potato-chips/ /baked-sea-salt-sweet-potato-chips/#comments Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:31:41 +0000 admin /?p=2669
Ingredients
2 medium sized sweet potatoes
1-2 tbsp sea salt
2 tbsp olive oil
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Sticky Date Cheesecake /sticky-date-cheesecake/ /sticky-date-cheesecake/#comments Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:28:31 +0000 admin /?p=2666
Ingredients
100g butternut snap biscuits, crushed (I used 150g arrowroot biscuits instead…I like my crust thick)
20g unsalted butter melted (I used 50g instead)
375g Original Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
1/3 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
2 teaspoons plain flour
5 (125g) fresh dates, chopped
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Sweet Cherry Pie /sweet-cherry-pie/ /sweet-cherry-pie/#comments Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:26:12 +0000 admin /?p=2663
Ingredients
2 (9-inch) pie crusts
2 pounds sweet cherries (Bing or Ranier), pitted and halved
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 Tbsp cornstarch
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
All-purpose flour, for rolling
1 large egg yolk, beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
1 Tbsp turbinado or granulated sugar, for sprinkling
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Brown Sugar Shortcake /brown-sugar-shortcake/ /brown-sugar-shortcake/#comments Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:23:04 +0000 admin /?p=2660
Ingredients
1/4 cup (60g) butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 egg white
1/4 cup greek yoghurt (I use chobani 0% plain greek yoghurt)
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup plain flour
1 1/2 Tablespoons cornflour
1/4 tsp salt flakes
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Croissant Recipe for Beginners /croissant-recipe-for-beginners/ /croissant-recipe-for-beginners/#comments Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:13:01 +0000 admin /?p=2657
Ingredients
200g (preferably bread) flour (all purpose flour is OK too, if you don’t have bread flour in hand)
7g fresh yeast
120 ml cold milk
7,5 to 15g sugar (depends on how sweet you want your croissant to be)
4g of salt (3g if you use salted butter in the dough)
20g unsalted butter
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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups /homemade-peanut-butter-cups-2/ /homemade-peanut-butter-cups-2/#comments Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:06:52 +0000 admin /?p=2654
Ingredients
1 cup creamy peanut butter
6 graham cracker sheets, finely pulverized
1 cup and 4 tsps powdered sugar
1 tsp table salt
About 36 oz. of milk chocolate (it doesn’t have to be exact…I think I used three small bags of milk chocolate chips)
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Black Bean and Walnut Burgers with Avocado and Mango Salsa /black-bean-and-walnut-burgers-with-avocado-and-mango-salsa/ /black-bean-and-walnut-burgers-with-avocado-and-mango-salsa/#comments Thu, 04 Jul 2013 17:43:26 +0000 admin /?p=2651
Ingredients
1 cup raw black beans, soaked over night
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
ground black pepper
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
2 small shallots, chopped
1 corn cob, cooked and kernels removed
pinch of sea salt
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 avocado, diced
1 mango, diced
1 shallot, finely chopped
1/2 red chilli, finely chopped
1/2 cucumber, seeded and chopped
1/4 lemon, juiced
tiny pinch sea salt
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Avocado Watercress Salad /avocado-watercress-salad/ /avocado-watercress-salad/#comments Thu, 04 Jul 2013 17:39:33 +0000 admin /?p=2647
Ingredients
1/2 avocado, diced
1/2 small zucchini, diced
1 kiwifruit, skinned and diced
5-6 small leaves of fresh basil, finely minced
3-4 small leaves of cilantro, finely minced (you can omit this if you are a cilantrophobe)
pinch of salt
juice from 1/2 a Mayer lemon
handful of watercress for each salad
assorted greens for garnish (optional)
1 small starfruit for garnish (optional)
extra virgin olive oil
vinegar (your choice: I enjoy using balsamic, white balsamic, rice or coconut vinegars)
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Avocado, Mango & Orange Salad /avocado-mango-orange-salad/ /avocado-mango-orange-salad/#comments Thu, 04 Jul 2013 17:20:27 +0000 admin /?p=2644
Ingredients
1 ripe mango, diced (I recommend using a champagne/Ataulfo mango)
1/2 cup chopped grape or cherry tomatoes
1 ripe avocado, diced
1/2 a jalapeno, minced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 medium orange (I used a navel orange)
1.5 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and white pepper
1/4 cup chopped roasted cashews
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Elderberry Flower Syrup /elderberry-flower-syrup/ /elderberry-flower-syrup/#comments Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:46:47 +0000 admin /?p=2641
Ingredients
3 liters water
30 elderberry flowers
3 organic lemon
3 kg sugar
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Pickled Red Onions /pickled-red-onions/ /pickled-red-onions/#comments Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:41:46 +0000 admin /?p=2638
Ingredients
3 medium red onions
1 cup apple cider vinegar
½ cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 Tablespoon pickling spice
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Copycat Cupcakes /copycat-cupcakes/ /copycat-cupcakes/#comments Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:27:17 +0000 admin /?p=2635
Ingredients
1 cup, divided vegan chocolate ice cream (such as this recipe, omitting brownies)
1 cup, divided vegan vegan ice cream (such as this recipe, omitting coffee)
1/3 cup crushed oreos, divided
1/3 cup vegan hot fudge, divided
Coconut Whipped Cream for topping
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Mini Almond Date Tarts /mini-almond-date-tarts/ /mini-almond-date-tarts/#comments Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:18:06 +0000 admin /?p=2632
Ingredients
1 cup whole almonds
2 tbsp coconut oil
¼ tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
10-12 Medjool dates, chopped
pinch of salt
½ cup plus 1 tbsp water
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Sunflower Cupcakes /sunflower-cupcakes/ /sunflower-cupcakes/#comments Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:56:25 +0000 admin /?p=2629
Ingredients
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sour cream
4 large egg whites, at room temperature
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
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Chocolate Avocado Muffins /chocolate-avocado-muffins/ /chocolate-avocado-muffins/#comments Tue, 02 Jul 2013 19:04:26 +0000 admin /?p=2626
Ingredients
6 tablespoons avocado oil (or your choice of oil)
1 1/2 cups milk (your choice – I’ve tried both almond milk and goats milk)
1/2 cup natural cane sugar (unrefined)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 avocado peeled and mashed up (about 1/2 cup)
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Chocolate Salty Tart /chocolate-salty-tart/ /chocolate-salty-tart/#comments Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:59:40 +0000 admin /?p=2623
Ingredients
crust:
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup pretzel crumbs (a heaped handful blitzed in the food processor until fine)
3 tbsp natural sugar
2 tbsp spelt flour
1/4 cup + 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted

caramel:
1 cup pitted dates (as soft as you can get)
3 tbsp natural peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
juice from half a lemon
2 tbsp non-dairy milk
pinch of salt

chocolate mousse:
2 medium, ripe avocadoes, pitted and peeled
1/2 cup light agave nectar
1/3 cup non-dairy milk
1/4 cup cocoa powder (I used raw cacao for the deep, almost bitter chocolate taste)
1 tsp arrowroot
2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 heaped cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
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Vegan Brownies /vegan-brownies/ /vegan-brownies/#comments Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:55:57 +0000 admin /?p=2620
Ingredients
1/4 cup pureed avocado (about 1/2 of an avocado)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
2 teaspoons vinegar (or lemon juice)
3 ounces semisweet or dark chocolate, roughly chopped
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Party Guacamole /party-guacamole/ /party-guacamole/#comments Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:51:41 +0000 admin /?p=2617
Ingredients
3 large avocados
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 small tomato, diced
1 jalapeno, diced (remove seeds)
1 tsp garlic powder or granules
1/2-1 tsp chipotle pepper powder
1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
a few grinds of fresh black pepper
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Creamy Potato Salad /creamy-potato-salad-2/ /creamy-potato-salad-2/#comments Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:45:46 +0000 admin /?p=2614
Ingredients
1 1/2 Lbs New Potatoes, scrubbed
1 Large Ripe Avocado
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt, or to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons Mixed Chopped Herbs, Try dill&chives, cilantro&scapes or parsley&tarragon – or mix and match them all together.
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies /oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookies/ /oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookies/#comments Tue, 02 Jul 2013 04:40:19 +0000 admin /?p=2611
Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
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Creamy Avocado Linguine /creamy-avocado-linguine/ /creamy-avocado-linguine/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:42:55 +0000 admin /?p=2608
Ingredients
8 oz Linguine
2 ripe Avocados
3 T Meyer Lemon Juice
3 T Good olive oil
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
2 whole garlic cloves
generous handful arugula
1 tsp Meyer lemon zest
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Healthy Baked Mac and Cheese Sauce /healthy-baked-mac-and-cheese-sauce/ /healthy-baked-mac-and-cheese-sauce/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:35:02 +0000 admin /?p=2605
Ingredients
½ cup raw cashews
¾ cup water
2 ½ cups cooked butternut squash
2 Tbsp oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1 medium garlic clove
3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 ½ cups milk or milk alternative (I used hemp seed milk)
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp ground pepper
salt and pepper to taste
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cupcakes /chocolate-peanut-butter-ice-cream-cupcakes/ /chocolate-peanut-butter-ice-cream-cupcakes/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:27:19 +0000 admin /?p=2603
Ingredients
2 1/2 tbsp ground flax
7 1/2 tbsp water
2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup applesauce
1/4 cup honey (note that these cupcakes are not super sweet, if you like things on the sweeter side, add a bit more honey and reduce milk accordingly)
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp milk
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Chocolate Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting /chocolate-cupcakes-with-cookie-dough-frosting/ /chocolate-cupcakes-with-cookie-dough-frosting/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:23:26 +0000 admin /?p=2600
Ingredients
2 1/2 tbsp ground flax
7 1/2 tbsp water
2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup applesauce
1/4 cup honey (note that these cupcakes are not super sweet, if you like things on the sweeter side, add a bit more honey and reduce milk accordingly)
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp milk
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Cookie Monster Cupcakes /cookie-monster-cupcakes/ /cookie-monster-cupcakes/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:18:57 +0000 admin /?p=2597
Ingredients
2 cups buttercream frosting (Savory Sweet Life recipe here)
Blue food coloring
1 ½ cups sweetened shredded coconut
6 large puff marshmallows cut in half with kitchen scissors to form the eyes
24 chocolate chips
1 dozen unfrosted cupcakes
6 chocolate chip cookies cut in half
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Lucky Charms Cupcakes /lucky-charms-cupcakes/ /lucky-charms-cupcakes/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:10:30 +0000 admin /?p=2594
Ingredients
1 cup whole milk, divided
6 large egg whites
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
2 3/4 cups cake flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 tbsp + 1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup multi-colored sprinkles
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BBQ Chicken Salad with Avocado Dressing /bbq-chicken-salad-with-avocado-dressing/ /bbq-chicken-salad-with-avocado-dressing/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 16:45:51 +0000 admin /?p=2589
Ingredients
2 – 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
BBQ sauce (homemade or your favorite store-bought variety)
Canola or vegetable oil
Kosher Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 large head of lettuce (any variety will do), rinsed, dried, and torn into bite-sized pieces
Spicy Southwest Corn
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 ripe avocados, diced
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
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Almond Butter Cookies /almond-butter-cookies/ /almond-butter-cookies/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:48:38 +0000 admin /?p=2586
Ingredients
170 grams (1-1/2 cups) gluten-free flour
2 grams (3/4 tsp) xanthan gum [if your gluten-free flour does not include xanthan gum]
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
3 grams (1 tsp) baking powder
250 ml (1 cup) raw almond butter
250 ml (1 cup) maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
coarse sea salt flakes for garnishing
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Refreshing Raw Mango Drink /refreshing-raw-mango-drink/ /refreshing-raw-mango-drink/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:43:05 +0000 admin /?p=2583
Ingredients
3 raw mangoes, the most green and hard mangoes you can find (I used very green Kent mangoes)
6 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
2 lemons (about 1/2 cup of juice)
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Paleo Avocado, Kale, and Cashew Parfait /paleo-avocado-kale-and-cashew-parfait/ /paleo-avocado-kale-and-cashew-parfait/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:53:01 +0000 admin /?p=2579
Ingredients
2 cups of Chopped Kale Leaves
2 cups of Raw Cashews
1 Ripe Avocado
¼ cup of Raw Honey
¼ cup of Lemon Juice
Water for soaking
2 cups of Strawberries
2 Tablespoons Raw Honey
1 teaspoon of Lemon Juice
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Chocolate, Cinnamon, and Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches /chocolate-cinnamon-and-coffee-ice-cream-sandwiches/ /chocolate-cinnamon-and-coffee-ice-cream-sandwiches/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:45:36 +0000 admin /?p=2576
Ingredients
8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate 60%–72% cacao), chopped
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 quart coffee ice cream
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Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes /lemon-blueberry-cupcakes-2/ /lemon-blueberry-cupcakes-2/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:39:35 +0000 admin /?p=2573
Ingredients
3 cups plus 2 tablespoons cake flour, divided
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
16 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 cups whole milk, at room temperature
1 cup blueberries
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Rosemary Refresher /rosemary-refresher/ /rosemary-refresher/#comments Sun, 30 Jun 2013 18:39:08 +0000 admin /?p=2570
Ingredients
16 ounces (2 cups) reposado tequila
12 ounces (1 ½ cups) freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
6 ounces (¾ cup) Rosemary Simple Syrup (recipe below)
4 ounces (½ cup) freshly squeezed lime juice
4 cups ice cubes
8 sprigs fresh rosemary, for garnish
1 cup sugar
8 ounces (1 cup) water
5 sprigs fresh rosemary
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Horchata de Almendras /horchata-de-almendras/ /horchata-de-almendras/#comments Sun, 30 Jun 2013 18:24:16 +0000 admin /?p=2567
Ingredients
3 cups blanched almonds
1 cup sugar
8 cups warm water
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon cinnamon
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Raspberry Sherbet Punch /raspberry-sherbet-punch/ /raspberry-sherbet-punch/#comments Sun, 30 Jun 2013 18:21:11 +0000 admin /?p=2564
Ingredients
½ gallon Raspberry Sherbet (slightly softened)
2 litre bottle of Lemon-Lime Soda (Diet Sprite)
(1) 64oz. bottle of Juicy Juice (Fruit Punch Flavor)
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Nutella Stuffed Crepes /nutella-stuffed-crepes/ /nutella-stuffed-crepes/#comments Sun, 30 Jun 2013 18:10:36 +0000 admin /?p=2561
Ingredients
3 eggs
3 Tbsp raw cane sugar
9 dl milk
2 dl sparkling water
450 grams flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
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Prune Tarts at Tudor Court /prune-tarts-at-tudor-court/ /prune-tarts-at-tudor-court/#comments Sun, 30 Jun 2013 18:01:13 +0000 admin /?p=2558
Ingredients
500g organic plain white flour
250g cane sugar
250 g cold butter, unsalted and cubed
3 organic eggs
vanilla, half a teaspoon
1g baking powder
750 g dried prunes
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons of Muscovado sugar or Molasses
4, 15 cm tart tins
rolling pin
greaseproof paper
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Strawberry and Mascarpone Pancakes /strawberry-and-mascarpone-pancakes/ /strawberry-and-mascarpone-pancakes/#comments Sun, 30 Jun 2013 17:54:07 +0000 admin /?p=2555 Pancakes
Ingredients
1 cup spelt flour
1 cup oat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons butter (plus more for cooking)
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Homemade Funfetti Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting /homemade-funfetti-cake-with-vanilla-bean-frosting/ /homemade-funfetti-cake-with-vanilla-bean-frosting/#comments Sun, 30 Jun 2013 17:43:54 +0000 admin /?p=2552
Ingredients
246g (1 cup) Unsweetened Applesauce
180g (3/4 cup) Unsweetened Vanilla Soy Milk
3/4 cup + 2 tbs Egg Whites (210g)
96g (1/2 cup) Homemade Vanilla Sugar (or dry sweetener of choice)
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tsp Stevia Extract
1/2 tsp Almond Flavor
120g (1 cup) Oat Flour
102g (3/4 cup) Sweet White Sorghum Flour
30g (3 tbs) Corn Starch (preferably non-GMO)
1 tbs Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Homemade Rainbow Confetti + 1/2 tsp Corn Starch
14g (1 tbs) Coconut Oil, melted (or any other neutral oil)
1 tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
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Cilantro Avocado Chickpea Salad Tacos /cilantro-avocado-chickpea-salad-tacos/ /cilantro-avocado-chickpea-salad-tacos/#comments Sun, 30 Jun 2013 11:43:48 +0000 admin /?p=2549
Ingredients
1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 large avocado, mashed
½ cup grated carrot
¼ cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
1 green onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely minced
½ T lime juice
2 T Bragg Liquid Aminos (or tamari/soy sauce)
½ tsp olive oil
dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
6 corn tortillas
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Avocado Strawberry + Goat Cheese Sandwich /avocado-strawberry-goat-cheese-sandwich/ /avocado-strawberry-goat-cheese-sandwich/#comments Sun, 30 Jun 2013 11:38:31 +0000 admin /?p=2546
Ingredients
2 slices of bread
1 avocado
4 medium strawberries, thinly sliced
2-4T goat’s milk mozzarella, crumbled
1t lemon juice
1/8t salt
black pepper + sea salt to top
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Guaquito – Guacamole Taco Rolls /guaquito-guacamole-taco-rolls/ /guaquito-guacamole-taco-rolls/#comments Sun, 30 Jun 2013 11:22:20 +0000 admin /?p=2543
Ingredients
3 ripe Mexican avocados (slightly squishy, but with some firmness)
1 medium size red onion (~ ½ cup), diced
1 medium size tomato (I used a handful of cherry tomatoes– it’s all I had), diced
2 tsp lime juice
3 gloves of garlic (or more, up to you), minced
½ jalapeño, finely chopped (less or more; again, up to you)
½ tsp cumin powder
¼ tsp ground cardamom
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp sour cream (optional, but adds to the creamy-ness)
salt + pepper to taste
10 flour or corn tortillas
2 cups of oil for frying
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Spinach Avocado Stuffed Portobellos /spinach-avocado-stuffed-portobellos-2/ /spinach-avocado-stuffed-portobellos-2/#comments Sun, 30 Jun 2013 11:13:08 +0000 admin /?p=2536
Ingredients
2 Portobello mushrooms (Or leave out the large Portabellos completely and just use 8 oz of Baby Bellos)
6-8 Baby bellos (Or 1 more large Portobello mushroom)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (divided)
1 1/2 cup fresh baby spinach (well packed)
1 clove garlic
1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup walnuts (toasted, if you want)
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt to taste
handful of sliced almonds (for garnish)
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Healthy Chocolate Avocado Muffins /healthy-chocolate-avocado-muffins/ /healthy-chocolate-avocado-muffins/#comments Sat, 29 Jun 2013 20:50:21 +0000 admin /?p=2533
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp espresso powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 ripe avocado, pitted & peeled
2/3 cup maple syrup (not pancake syrup)
3/4 cup almond milk
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
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Pomegranate Mango Guacamole /pomegranate-mango-guacamole/ /pomegranate-mango-guacamole/#comments Sat, 29 Jun 2013 20:44:27 +0000 admin /?p=2530
Ingredients
4 avocados
1 large mango
1 pomegranate
1 small to medium clove garlic, minced
1/4 red onion, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more or less, to taste)
Juice of 2 limes
Salt, to taste
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Blueberry Pie Smoothie /blueberry-pie-smoothie/ /blueberry-pie-smoothie/#comments Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:35:18 +0000 admin /?p=2527
Ingredients
1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
1/3 cup sweetened vanilla almond milk
1 ripe banana
2 tablespoons blueberry preserves
7-10 ice cubes
1/3 cup fresh, whole blueberries
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Almost Sugar-Free Lemonade /almost-sugar-free-lemonade/ /almost-sugar-free-lemonade/#comments Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:28:49 +0000 admin /?p=2524
Ingredients
¼ c. lemon or lime juice (you can also do a combo of the two)
¾ c. water
1 T. maple syrup
8-10 drops liquid stevia, depending on your taste for a sweeter or slightly more tart drink
ice
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Just Beet It Cupcakes /just-beet-it-cupcakes/ /just-beet-it-cupcakes/#comments Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:22:07 +0000 admin /?p=2521
Ingredients
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup soy milk (or other milk alternative)
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup shredded beets (or zucchini or more carrots)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Avocado and Walnut Bread /avocado-and-walnut-bread/ /avocado-and-walnut-bread/#comments Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:16:40 +0000 admin /?p=2518
Ingredients
1 cup organic white, unbleached spelt flour
3/4 cup organic whole spelt flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
4 large free-range eggs
1/2 cup organic fat-free yoghurt
1 avocado, mashed
3 tbsp walnut oil
1 cup walnuts, chopped
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Avocado and Chorizo Stuffed Party Rolls /avocado-and-chorizo-stuffed-party-rolls/ /avocado-and-chorizo-stuffed-party-rolls/#comments Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:11:50 +0000 admin /?p=2514
Ingredients
12 frozen roll dough balls, thawed
1 ripe California Avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
1 cup spicy Spanish style Chorizo (precooked) link, cut into a small dice
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 fresh jalapeño pepper, diced (feel free to remove the seeds if you want it less spicy)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
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Tiramisu Parfaits /tiramisu-parfaits/ /tiramisu-parfaits/#comments Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:47:14 +0000 admin /?p=2511
Ingredients
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
4 cups milk (I used skim)
1 cup strong brewed espresso
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
16 ounces marscapone cheese
16 Grey Ghost Chocolate Espresso Cookies, crumbled
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Mexican Chocolate & Banana Smoothie /mexican-chocolate-banana-smoothie/ /mexican-chocolate-banana-smoothie/#comments Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:58:14 +0000 admin /?p=2497
Ingredients
1 frozen banana (the riper the better!)
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon raw cacao nibs
1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of cayenne pepper
2/3 cup unsweetened nondairy milk (I use homemade almond milk)
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Mandarin Chai Iced Tea with Truvia /mandarin-chai-iced-tea-with-truvia/ /mandarin-chai-iced-tea-with-truvia/#comments Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:53:11 +0000 admin /?p=2493
Ingredients
½ cup fresh mandarin juice
8 tsp. Epicure Decaf Loose leaf Chai tea, brewed in 3½ boiling water
2-3 packages Truvia sweetner
Pitcher of ice
Mandarin segments
Mint leaf
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Crab & Avocado Quesadillas with Mango Salsa /crab-avocado-quesadillas-with-mango-salsa/ /crab-avocado-quesadillas-with-mango-salsa/#comments Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:34:43 +0000 admin /?p=2490 6885970011_1300b4d89f
Ingredients
1 avocado
2 scallions, minced
2 Tbs minced cilantro
juice of 1/2 lime
4 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1 cup crabmeat, picked over
1/4-1/2 tsp hot sauce (I prefer Choula)
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 8-inch flour tortillas
oil, for the tortillas.
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Parmesan-Crusted Shrimp Quesadillas /parmesan-crusted-shrimp-quesadillas/ /parmesan-crusted-shrimp-quesadillas/#comments Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:31:09 +0000 admin /?p=2487
Ingredients
1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 Tbsp. cumin
sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper
3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
1 white or yellow onion, finely diced
1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded and finely diced (**use more or less for desired level of heat**)
6-8 medium tortillas
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
3 cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
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White Chicken Chili /white-chicken-chili/ /white-chicken-chili/#comments Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:25:10 +0000 admin /?p=2483
Ingredients
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium white onion, diced
1 jalapeno, chopped (you can remove the seeds for less heat)
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups chicken broth
3-4 cups cooked, shredded chicken
2 (4 oz.) cans chopped green chiles
2 cans white beans (I used Great Northern)
1 Tbsp. cumin
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
pinch of white pepper
1 cup whole milk
2 Tbsp. masa harina (optional thickener)
salt and pepper, to taste
optional garnishes: shredded Monterrey Jack cheese, sliced avocados, sour cream, chopped fresh cilantro, salsa, warm tortilla “bowls”
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Ultra Green Smoothie /ultra-green-smoothie/ /ultra-green-smoothie/#comments Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:20:22 +0000 admin /?p=2480
Ingredients
1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk or water
2 cups organic spinach
½ avocado, frozen
½ banana, frozen
1 tbsp homemade vanilla almond flax butter
3 ice cubes
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Healthy Banana Cupcakes /healthy-banana-cupcakes/ /healthy-banana-cupcakes/#comments Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:07:24 +0000 admin /?p=2477
Ingredients
272g (2 cups) Quinoa Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Nutmeg (optional)
1+1/3 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
253g (1 cup) Mashed Banana (3 super ripe, almost black bananas)
57g (1/4 cup) Vanilla Amande Yogurt (other yogurts may work)
1 tsp Stevia Extract
1 tsp Vanilla Paste (I used homemade)
1/2 tsp Butter Extract
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Self-Frosting Peanut Butter Cupcakes /self-frosting-peanut-butter-cupcakes/ /self-frosting-peanut-butter-cupcakes/#comments Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:03:26 +0000 admin /?p=2475
Ingredients
2/3 cup plain soymilk
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons flax seeds
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
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Vegan Banana Cupcakes /vegan-banana-cupcakes/ /vegan-banana-cupcakes/#comments Sun, 23 Jun 2013 16:58:52 +0000 admin /?p=2472
Ingredients
2 bananas
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup non-dairy milk (soy, almond, or rice)
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract
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Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes /mexican-chocolate-cupcakes/ /mexican-chocolate-cupcakes/#comments Sun, 23 Jun 2013 09:08:30 +0000 admin /?p=2468
Ingredients
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup good quality unsweetened cocoa powder (I use Ghirardelli)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon espresso powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup warm water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon distilled apple cider vinegar
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Crimson Velveteen Cupcakes /crimson-velveteen-cupcakes/ /crimson-velveteen-cupcakes/#comments Sun, 23 Jun 2013 08:58:44 +0000 admin /?p=2465
Ingredients
1 c (237 ml) soy milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/4 c (156 g) flour
1 c (198 g) sugar
2 Tbls cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c (78 ml) canola oil
2 Tbls red food coloring (liquid)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
1 tsp chocolate extract
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Formal Table Setting /formal-table-setting/ /formal-table-setting/#comments Sat, 22 Jun 2013 20:32:34 +0000 admin /?p=2462

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Thanksgiving Dinner Tablescape /thanksgiving-dinner-tablescape/ /thanksgiving-dinner-tablescape/#comments Sat, 22 Jun 2013 20:27:03 +0000 admin /?p=2457

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Vegan Fruit Loaf /vegan-fruit-loaf/ /vegan-fruit-loaf/#comments Sat, 22 Jun 2013 20:11:31 +0000 admin /?p=2454
Ingredients
100g (3.5oz) dried apricots
100g (3.5oz) pitted dried dates
2 oranges 125g (4.5oz) plain flour
100g (3.5oz) wholemeal (whole wheat) flour (or you can use more plain flour)
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp mixed spice
375g (13oz) sultanas (or mixed dried fruit to suit)
50g (2oz) ground almonds
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Snickers Protein Bars /snickers-protein-bars/ /snickers-protein-bars/#comments Sat, 22 Jun 2013 20:03:18 +0000 admin /?p=2451
Ingredients
128g (1/2 cup) Natural Peanut Butter (no sugar/salt/oil added)
1 cup + 1 tbs Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1+1/2 tsp Stevia Extract
1/4 tsp Salt
80g (2/3 cup) Oat Flour
168g (8 scoops) Vanilla Brown Rice Protein Powder
1/2 cup Homemade Caramel Sauce
42g (2 scoops) Vanilla Brown Rice Protein Powder
15g (2 tbs) Peanut Flour
Roasted, Unsalted Peanuts
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Cake Batter Ice Cream /cake-batter-ice-cream/ /cake-batter-ice-cream/#comments Sat, 22 Jun 2013 19:50:28 +0000 admin /?p=2448
Ingredients
3+1/2 cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
74g (1/4 cup) Vegetable Glycerine
1 tbs Whipped Cream Flavored Vodka (other vodkas will work)
1 tbs Vanilla Paste (I used homemade)
2 tsp Stevia Extract
2 tsp Almond Flavor
1 tsp Butter Extract
43g (2 scoops) Vanilla Brown Rice Protein Powder (I used SunWarrior)
20g (2 tbs) Corn Starch (preferably non-GMO)
1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
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Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard /healthy-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-blizzard/ /healthy-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-blizzard/#comments Sat, 22 Jun 2013 19:44:12 +0000 admin /?p=2445
Ingredients
30g raw cashews
⅓ cup rolled oats
1 scoop vanilla whey protein isolate (or a vegan protein powder)
2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
⅓ cup pitted dates (soak in hot water for easier blending)
30g dark chocolate (preferably 70% cocoa or higher)
For the ‘Ice Cream’:
2 bananas, cut into chunks and frozen
6 ice cubes
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
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Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee /creamy-boozy-iced-coffee/ /creamy-boozy-iced-coffee/#comments Sat, 22 Jun 2013 18:31:46 +0000 admin /?p=2441 boozyicedcoffee
Ingredients
6 ounces strong brewed coffee
large handful of ice cubes
1 ounce Frangelico
1 ounce half-and-half, or to taste (or cream, milk, flavored coffee creamer, non-dairy milk to keep vegan)
sweetener to taste (sugar, stevia, vanilla stevia, or your favorite sweetener)
whipped topping (or whipped coconut cream to keep vegan), optional for garnishing
pinch dark chocolate shavings, optional for garnishing
squirt of chocolate syrup, optional
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The Beetalicious Smoothie Challenge /the-beetalicious-smoothie-challenge/ /the-beetalicious-smoothie-challenge/#comments Sat, 22 Jun 2013 18:26:22 +0000 admin /?p=2438
Ingredients
5 oz unsweetened almond milk
5 oz fresh squeezed clementine or orange juice
1/2-1 cup peeled and shredded raw beets (start out with 1/2 cup to see how it tastes, you can always add more the next time you make it)
1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1/2 cup fresh sliced strawberries
1 banana
1/2 an avocado
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp flax seeds
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Beet Smoothies /beet-smoothies-2/ /beet-smoothies-2/#comments Sat, 22 Jun 2013 18:12:16 +0000 admin /?p=2435
Ingredients
10 oz milk
10 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
1 cup peeled and shredded raw beets
1 fresh mango, cut into chunks
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 cup fresh sliced strawberries
2 frozen bananas
1 avocado
2 tsp vanilla
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Super Weight Loss Juice /super-weight-loss-juice/ /super-weight-loss-juice/#comments Sat, 22 Jun 2013 10:49:00 +0000 admin /?p=2432
Ingredients
3 oranges, peeled
1/2 young cabbage
half a lemon’s juice
1 small carrot
a thumb size piece of ginger
ice
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Nutella Pudding /nutella-pudding/ /nutella-pudding/#comments Sat, 22 Jun 2013 07:36:02 +0000 admin /?p=2429
Ingredients
2 avocados
½ cup cocoa powder
¾ cup maple syrup (Grade A)
2 Tablespoons toasted hazelnut oil
pinch of sea salt
1 can coconut milk
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
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Chocolate Avocado Truffle and Concord Grape Sorbet /chocolate-avocado-truffle-and-concord-grape-sorbet/ /chocolate-avocado-truffle-and-concord-grape-sorbet/#comments Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:06:27 +0000 admin /?p=2424
Ingredients
1/2 cup meat of fresh young coconut
flesh scooped from centers of 2 avocados (see assembly instructions below)
3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons carob powder
1 tablespoon mesquite powder
1 tablespoon maca powder
5 tablespoons raw agave nectar
3-4 tablespoons coconut oil
1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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Avocado Almond Smoothie /avocado-almond-smoothie/ /avocado-almond-smoothie/#comments Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:39:29 +0000 admin /?p=2421
Ingredients
1 cold, ripe, medium sized avocado, peeled and diced
20 organic whole raw almonds or 1-2 tblspns LSA (ground linseed, sunflower seeds and almonds)
1 decent sized banana, diced
400ml cold organic almond or rice milk
20mls agave nectar (or to taste)
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Avocado Cupcakes /avocado-cupcakes/ /avocado-cupcakes/#comments Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:31:56 +0000 admin /?p=2418
Ingredients
3 c (360g) flour
6 Tbls (32g) unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 c (400g) granulated sugar
1/4 c (60ml) vegetable oil
1/2 c (120 ml) soft avocado, well mashed, about 1 medium avocado
2 Tbls white vinegar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 c (470ml) water
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Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cupcake /vegan-chocolate-avocado-cupcake/ /vegan-chocolate-avocado-cupcake/#comments Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:26:09 +0000 admin /?p=2415
Ingredients
1½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
¼ cup mashed ripe avocado (approximately 1 medium avocado)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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Guacamole /guacamole-2/ /guacamole-2/#comments Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:26:22 +0000 admin /?p=2412
Ingredients
3 large ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
1 lime, juiced
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and diced
1/2 large red onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tbs. cilantro leaves
1 tsp. salt
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Chorizo Tofu Benedicts /chorizo-tofu-benedicts/ /chorizo-tofu-benedicts/#comments Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:17:08 +0000 admin /?p=2408
Ingredients
1 teaspoon oil
1 small yellow onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
Vegan chorizo, crumbled (stourbough or homemade)
350g firm tofu, slightly pressed
Hollandaise sauce
1 avocado, halved, pit removed and cut into slices
2 english muffins, split into halves and toasted
Green onion, for garnish
Chipotle powder, for garnish
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Avocado Smoothie with Kiwi and Lime /avocado-smoothie-with-kiwi-and-lime/ /avocado-smoothie-with-kiwi-and-lime/#comments Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:31:49 +0000 admin /?p=2405
Ingredients
1/2 perfectly ripe large avocado
2 kiwi- peeled
1/8 C lime juice + 1 T
1/8 C-1/4 C Almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, aloe juice, fruit juice- just enough to get the blender going.
honey to taste 1-2 T
2-3 ice cubes
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Raw, Vegan Raspberry Mousse /raw-vegan-raspberry-mousse/ /raw-vegan-raspberry-mousse/#comments Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:23:41 +0000 admin /?p=2401 Nic-Cooks-Raw-Vegan-Raspberry-Mousse-7
Ingredients
1 ripe avocado
150g frozen raspberries
30g maple syrup
pinch salt
2 mint leaves, finely chopped
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Revitalizing Green Smoothie /revitalizing-green-smoothie/ /revitalizing-green-smoothie/#comments Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:19:56 +0000 admin /?p=2399
Ingredients
juice of 1 red grapefruit
1/2 – 1 cup coconut water
2 small frozen bananas, cut into chunks
1 cup frozen peaches
1/2 large ripe avocado
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp ginger
1 large handful fresh spinach, chard or kale
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Vegan Chocolate Milkshake /vegan-chocolate-milkshake/ /vegan-chocolate-milkshake/#comments Wed, 19 Jun 2013 04:23:46 +0000 admin /?p=2395
Ingredients
1 cup vanilla almond milk
1/2 avocado
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon chocolate flavored protein powder
3 ice cubes
A good squirt of chocolate
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Avocado Dream Sandwich /avocado-dream-sandwich/ /avocado-dream-sandwich/#comments Wed, 19 Jun 2013 04:13:12 +0000 admin /?p=2392
Ingredients
2 slices of bread/ciabatta
1 avocado
1/2 sliced tomato
salted potato chips
a drizzle of balsamic vinegar
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Creamy Potato Salad /creamy-potato-salad/ /creamy-potato-salad/#comments Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:04:07 +0000 admin /?p=2388
Ingredients
1 1/2 Lbs New Potatoes, scrubbed
1 Large Ripe Avocado
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt, or to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons Mixed Chopped Herbs
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Spicy Bean and Sweet Potato Burritos /spicy-bean-and-sweet-potato-burritos/ /spicy-bean-and-sweet-potato-burritos/#comments Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:56:28 +0000 admin /?p=2386 Burrito
Ingredients
1 1/2 limes, juiced
1/2 lemon, juiced (could use lime juice instead)
3 tomatoes, finely chopped
1 red onion, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
500 g sweet potato, skin on and chopped into 1 cm cubes
3 cups cooked black, pinto or kidney beans (1.5 cups dried*)
1 cup thinly sliced red capsicum
1 cup chopped silverbeet, kale or spinach
2/3 bunch fresh coriander, finely chopped
2 avocados, flesh removed and roughly mashed
8 tortillas
1/2 to 1 tsp chilli powder (or cayenne powder)
2 tsp dried cumin
1 tsp dried coriander
1/2 tbsp coconut oil for cooking
salt and pepper to taste
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Frozen Banana Bites /frozen-banana-bites/ /frozen-banana-bites/#comments Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:51:13 +0000 admin /?p=2384
Ingredients
2 large bananas
1/4 to 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips
1/4 to 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
Unsweetened coconut flakes
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Tiramisu Cupcakes with Whipped Mascarpone Frosting /tiramisu-cupcakes-with-whipped-mascarpone-frosting/ /tiramisu-cupcakes-with-whipped-mascarpone-frosting/#comments Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:14:48 +0000 admin /?p=2382 tiramisu3Ingredients
1 1/4 cups cake flour
3/4 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
4 tbsp of unsalted butter, cut into pieces and melted
1/4 cup milk
1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise,seeds scraped and reserved
3 whole eggs
3 egg yolks, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
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Chocolate Stout Floats /chocolate-stout-floats/ /chocolate-stout-floats/#comments Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:53:43 +0000 admin /?p=2379
Ingredients
1 cup whole milk
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 cups heavy cream, divided
Pinch of table salt
1 vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise
6 large egg yolks
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
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Homemade Ginger Ale /homemade-ginger-ale/ /homemade-ginger-ale/#comments Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:48:35 +0000 admin /?p=2376
Ingredients
1 1/2 to 2 ounces finely grated fresh ginger
6 ounces granulated sugar (about 3/4 cup)
7 1/2 cups water (almost 2 liters or 2 quarts)
1/8 teaspoon active dry yeast
2 to 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
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Double Chocolate Muffins /double-chocolate-muffins-2/ /double-chocolate-muffins-2/#comments Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:40:04 +0000 admin /?p=2373 Ingredients
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk (skim, 1%, 2%, whatever you have works)
1/3 cup sour cream
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
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Mustache Cupcake /mustache-cupcake/ /mustache-cupcake/#comments Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:35:02 +0000 admin /?p=2370
Ingredients
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup boiling water
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Chocolate Chiffon Cake /chocolate-chiffon-cake/ /chocolate-chiffon-cake/#comments Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:25:53 +0000 admin /?p=2368
Ingredients
1/2 cup unsweetned cocoa powder
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
7 egg yolk at room temp, keep the egg whites! you will use them later
1 3/4 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
7 egg whites at room temp
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar
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Avocado Green Tea Power /avocado-green-tea-power/ /avocado-green-tea-power/#comments Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:17:51 +0000 admin /?p=2365 Avocado-Green-Tea-Smoothie-3
Ingredients
1 tsp matcha green tea powder
1 tbsp hot water
1/2 medium avocado
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup vanilla whey protein powder
2 tsp Swerve Sweetener or granulated erythritol
1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
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Anti-Aging Avocado Berry Salad with Mango Vinaigrette /anti-aging-avocado-berry-salad-with-mango-vinaigrette/ /anti-aging-avocado-berry-salad-with-mango-vinaigrette/#comments Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:13:06 +0000 admin /?p=2361
Ingredients
¼ cup pine nuts
10 ounces baby spinach
8 ounces blackberries
8 ounces raspberries
2 small avocados, halved, peeled, pitted, and thinly sliced
Mango Vinaigrette
½ cup frozen chopped mango, thawed
1½ tablespoons honey
2½ tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon water
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Paleo Breakfast Bake /paleo-breakfast-bake/ /paleo-breakfast-bake/#comments Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:59:16 +0000 admin /?p=2358
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½ ripe avocado
1/2 very ripe plantain banana (or regular banana)
2 whole eggs
½ cup raw zucchini, grated
½ cup raw cauliflower, grated
1 tbsp date paste
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
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Cherry and Hazelnut Cake /cherry-and-hazelnut-cake/ /cherry-and-hazelnut-cake/#comments Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:37:26 +0000 admin /?p=2355
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160 gr soft butter (unsalted)
100 gr granulated sugar
60 gr light brown sugar
3 “s” size eggs
160 gr plain flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
450 gr cherries (measured with seeds)
80 gr hazelnuts
80 gr almonds
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
45 gr good quality dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa)
pinch of salt
2 tbsp natural yoghurt
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Pumpkin Lust Cake /pumpkin-lust-cake/ /pumpkin-lust-cake/#comments Sun, 16 Jun 2013 19:55:00 +0000 admin /?p=2352 pum
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1 stick butter, melted
1 cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans
2 tbs sugar
1 (8oz) package of cream chees, soft
1 cup powdered sugar
2 (8 oz) containers cool whip (or one 16 ozz container)
2 small packages (3.4oz) of Jello Instant Pumpkin Spice Pudding
3 cup cold milk
Nutmeg for sprinkling
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Vegetable Tian /vegetable-tian/ /vegetable-tian/#comments Sun, 16 Jun 2013 18:59:10 +0000 admin /?p=2349 IMG_4044
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2 tbsp olive oil (divided)
1 large sweet yellow onion cut in half and sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1-2 russet potatoes, unpeeled
1 zucchini
1 yellow squash
3 large Roma tomatoes
Sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
Dried thyme, to taste
1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
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Crash Hot Potatoes /crash-hot-potatoes/ /crash-hot-potatoes/#comments Sun, 16 Jun 2013 18:52:09 +0000 admin /?p=2346 Ingredients
12-15 baby red potatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
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Maple Cupcakes With Marshmallow /maple-cupcakes-with-marshmallow/ /maple-cupcakes-with-marshmallow/#comments Sun, 16 Jun 2013 09:33:12 +0000 admin /?p=2339 Ingredients
3 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, slightly softened, cut into pads
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening, at room temperature
2 cups pure maple syrup
3 egg yolks
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
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Pancakes with Red Fruits /pancakes-with-red-fruits/ /pancakes-with-red-fruits/#comments Sun, 16 Jun 2013 08:01:45 +0000 admin /?p=2335 DSC_0055
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Gluten Free Glazed Baked Doughnuts /gluten-free-glazed-baked-doughnuts/ /gluten-free-glazed-baked-doughnuts/#comments Sun, 16 Jun 2013 07:53:47 +0000 admin /?p=2332 Ingredients
1 cup Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour (page 43) or flour of choice with xanthan gum in the mix
½ cup sugar
¼ cup dried buttermilk powder
4 teaspoons dried egg whites
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 eggs
¼ cup canola oil or melted butter or nondairy alternative
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Vanilla or chocolate glaze (recipes follow)
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Peach Iced Tea /peach-iced-tea/ /peach-iced-tea/#comments Sat, 15 Jun 2013 23:46:00 +0000 admin /?p=2330 peach-tea-003-1004x1024Ingredients
2 family sized tea bags (I used decaffeinated.)
2 cups coarsely chopped peaches (about 4) plus more for garnish if desired
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
½ cup sugar (I used ½ cup granulated Splenda.)
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Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes /mint-chocolate-chip-cupcakes/ /mint-chocolate-chip-cupcakes/#comments Sat, 15 Jun 2013 23:41:28 +0000 admin /?p=2326
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1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup boiling water
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 1/2 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil
3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
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Momofuku Milk Bar Birthday Cake /momofuku-milk-bar-birthday-cake/ /momofuku-milk-bar-birthday-cake/#comments Sat, 15 Jun 2013 16:55:04 +0000 admin /?p=2321 Ingredients
4 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 tablespoons tightly packed brown sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup grapeseed oil
2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract (Wilton has a good one)
2 cups cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles plus 2 additional tablespoons
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Double Chocolate Muffins /double-chocolate-muffins/ /double-chocolate-muffins/#comments Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:23:05 +0000 admin /?p=2315 Ingredients
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/3 cup sour cream
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
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Easy Homemade Twix Bars /easy-homemade-twix-bars/ /easy-homemade-twix-bars/#comments Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:19:55 +0000 admin /?p=2313 twix-barsIngredients
6 sheets Graham crackers
40 caramels (I used the Kraft caramels)
3-4 tablespoons milk
12oz chocolate
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Caramel Banana Upside Down Bread /caramel-banana-upside-down-bread/ /caramel-banana-upside-down-bread/#comments Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:14:41 +0000 admin /?p=2310
Ingredients
¾ cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into several pieces
About 2 bananas, sliced in ¼ inch rounds
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1½ cup whole wheat flour
¾ cup white granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking power
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup mashed overripe bananas
2 large eggs
⅓ cup vegetable oil
⅓ cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Caramel Glaze:
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons heavy cream
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Strawberries for Breakfast /strawberries-for-breakfast/ /strawberries-for-breakfast/#comments Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:01:06 +0000 admin /?p=2307 z
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1 banana
5 strawberries
5 frozen raspberries
1 tbs oat flakes
200 ml oat milk
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Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats /peanut-butter-rice-crispy-treats/ /peanut-butter-rice-crispy-treats/#comments Sun, 09 Jun 2013 20:12:11 +0000 admin /?p=2303
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Lavender Cupcakes with Honey Frosting /lavender-cupcakes-with-honey-frosting-2/ /lavender-cupcakes-with-honey-frosting-2/#comments Sun, 09 Jun 2013 20:01:10 +0000 admin /?p=2300 lavender
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1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon red and 1 teaspoon blue food coloring*
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 tablespoons dried lavender buds
2/3 cup cold milk
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Mozzarella Grilled Cheese Sandwich /mozzarella-grilled-cheese-sandwich/ /mozzarella-grilled-cheese-sandwich/#comments Sun, 09 Jun 2013 19:49:53 +0000 admin /?p=2296
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Banana Chocolate Chip Lara Bars /banana-chocolate-chip-lara-bars/ /banana-chocolate-chip-lara-bars/#comments Sat, 08 Jun 2013 17:55:08 +0000 admin /?p=2292 1Ingredients
¼ cup peanut butter
¼ cup maple syrup
½ cup egg-whites
¼ cup ground flax seeds
½ cup of rolled oats
3 cups of rice crispy cereal
1 cup special dark chocolate chips
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Red Wine Sangria with Strawberries /red-wine-sangria-with-strawberries/ /red-wine-sangria-with-strawberries/#comments Sat, 08 Jun 2013 17:49:15 +0000 admin /?p=2289 Ingredients
2 bottles red wine*
3/4 cup brandy
1/2 cup orange-flavoured liqueur
juice of one large orange, strained
1 large orange, sliced into rounds
1 lemon, sliced into rounds
1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthwise
1 large bottle of carbonated water
ice cubes
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Fresh Fruit Flavored Milk /fresh-fruit-flavored-milk/ /fresh-fruit-flavored-milk/#comments Sat, 08 Jun 2013 17:43:14 +0000 admin /?p=2286 Ingredients
1 cup of milk
1/3 cup of fruit (mango, strawberries, raspberries, honeydew melon)
1/2 T of sugar
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Аlourless Nutella Blondies /%d0%b0lourless-nutella-blondies/ /%d0%b0lourless-nutella-blondies/#comments Sat, 08 Jun 2013 17:38:19 +0000 admin /?p=2283 Ingredients
2 cups all natural unsalted creamy or crunchy peanut butter
2 eggs at room temperature
1/2 cup honey, agave, or pure maple syrup
2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon sea salt,plus extra for sprinkling on top
1/4 cup nutella
3 oz your favorite dark chocolate bar, coarsely chopped
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Apple Сinnamon Сrepes /apple-%d1%81innamon-%d1%81repes/ /apple-%d1%81innamon-%d1%81repes/#comments Sat, 08 Jun 2013 17:34:02 +0000 admin /?p=2280 Ingredients
3 large apples
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Homemade crepes
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Vanilla Malt Milk Cake /vanilla-malt-milk-cake/ /vanilla-malt-milk-cake/#comments Sat, 08 Jun 2013 17:20:54 +0000 admin /?p=2277 Ingredients
4 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup coconut milk, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-3/4 cups (7 ounces) cake flour
1-1/2 cups ( 10-1/2 ounces) granulated sugar
3/4 cup (3-3/8 ounces) malt milk powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
16 tablespoons (8 ounces/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 16 pieces and softened
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Lemony Cheesecake Bites /lemony-cheesecake-bites/ /lemony-cheesecake-bites/#comments Sat, 08 Jun 2013 17:14:36 +0000 admin /?p=2274 Ingredients
1/4 + 1 tbs almond meal
1/4 cup shredded coconut
2 tbs warmed coconut oil
2 tbs raw honey
1 1/3 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup raw virgin coconut oil
1/3 cup raw honey
juice from two large lemons (about 6 tbs)
zest from two lemons (about 2 tsp zest)
1/4 tsp turmeric (for color)
raspberries and mint sprigs for garnish
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Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes /ultimate-chocolate-cupcakes/ /ultimate-chocolate-cupcakes/#comments Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:56:55 +0000 admin /?p=2271 Ingredients
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
1/3 cup (1 ounce) Dutch-processed cocoa
¾ cup hot coffee
¾ cup (4 1/8 ounces) bread flour
¾ cup (5¼ ounces) granulated sugar
½ teaspoon table salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Garlic Cheddar Biscuits /garlic-cheddar-biscuits/ /garlic-cheddar-biscuits/#comments Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:46:41 +0000 admin /?p=2268 Ingredients
2 cups buttermilk biscuit mix (such as Bisquick or Jiffy)
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2/3 cup milk
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
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White Chocolate & Berry Blondies /white-chocolate-berry-blondies/ /white-chocolate-berry-blondies/#comments Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:50:24 +0000 admin /?p=2264 Ingredients
1 cup butter
7 oz white chocolate
4 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 vanilla bean
1 ½ cup flour
1 cup berries / strawberries / cherries
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Avocado Pie /avocado-pie/ /avocado-pie/#comments Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:55:42 +0000 admin /?p=2261 Ingredients
1 box of coconut cookies, crushed fine equal to 1 1/2 cups of crumbs.
2 Tbsp of sugar
1/4-1/3 cup of coconut oil, melted
2 ripe medium avocados
1 8oz package of cream cheese at room temperature
1 can of sweetened condensed milk.
2 tsp of lime zest
2 Tbsp of fresh lime juice
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Cinnamon Sugar Banana Lumpia /cinnamon-sugar-banana-lumpia/ /cinnamon-sugar-banana-lumpia/#comments Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:48:13 +0000 admin /?p=2258 Ingredients
3/4 cup Imperial Sugar Light Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
8 bananas, peeled and ends cut
8 lumpia wrappers
Imperial Sugar Confectioners Powdered Sugar
Salted caramel for drizzling
Melted chocolate for drizzling
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Crispy Stuffed Chicken Caprese /crispy-stuffed-chicken-caprese/ /crispy-stuffed-chicken-caprese/#comments Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:38:54 +0000 admin /?p=2254 Ingredients
4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
Olive oil
2 cloves garlic, pressed through garlic press
Salt
1 Avocado
Cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
4 ripe pearl tomatoes (or 8 cherry tomatoes), sliced ¼” or thinner
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
16 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced ¼ ” or thinner (from an 8 oz ball or log)
16 large, fresh basil leaves
12 toothpicks
½ cup flour
2 eggs
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
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Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake /cinnamon-roll-pound-cake/ /cinnamon-roll-pound-cake/#comments Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:32:17 +0000 admin /?p=2251 Ingredients
3 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
2 tablespoons shortening or oil
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
6 large eggs, at room temperature
3 cups sifted cake flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
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Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes /lemon-blueberry-cupcakes/ /lemon-blueberry-cupcakes/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 19:22:14 +0000 admin /?p=2243 Ingredients
3 cups cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
zest of 1 lemon
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup blueberries
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Crispy Skillet Rosemary Potatoes /crispy-skillet-rosemary-potatoes/ /crispy-skillet-rosemary-potatoes/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 19:17:51 +0000 admin /?p=2240 Ingredients
2 to 3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 sprig fresh rosemary
3/4 tsp. coarse sea salt or kosher salt
8 to 10 small red potatoes or other waxy potatoes
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Fruit Decoration /fruit-decoration/ /fruit-decoration/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 18:07:36 +0000 admin /?p=2237

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Orange Bike /orange-bike/ /orange-bike/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 18:03:30 +0000 admin /?p=2233

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Chocolate Chip Stuffed Raspberries /chocolate-chip-stuffed-raspberries/ /chocolate-chip-stuffed-raspberries/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:54:04 +0000 admin /?p=2230
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Strawberry Lemonade /strawberry-lemonade/ /strawberry-lemonade/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:40:59 +0000 admin /?p=2227 Ingredients
1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled (or 2 cups frozen, thawed)
1 cup cold water
zest of 1 lemon
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup cold water
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lemon slices and sliced strawberries, optional
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Tiramisu /tiramisu/ /tiramisu/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:31:43 +0000 admin /?p=2224 Ingredients
4 Large Eggs, room temperature
32g (1/4 cup) Corn Starch
1 tbs Vanilla Paste
1 tsp Stevia Extract
490g (2 cups) Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1 lb Mascarpone Cheese, room temperature (preferably organic or all natural) (437g)
2 cups Homemade Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream (recipe above)
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Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Drops /peanut-butter-frozen-yogurt-drops/ /peanut-butter-frozen-yogurt-drops/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:19:54 +0000 admin /?p=2218 Ingredients
¾ Cup Greek Yogurt
¼ Cup Skippy Natural Peanut Butter
2 tsp. Stevia
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
¼ tsp. Cinnamon
Pinch of Sea Salt
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Watermelon-Peach Sangria /watermelon-peach-sangria/ /watermelon-peach-sangria/#comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 20:02:34 +0000 admin /?p=2214 Ingredients
2 cups strawberries, cored and sliced
5 to 6 cups seedless watermelon, cut into chunks (about ½ of a large melon)
1 large orange sliced
1/4 cup sugar
1 large palmful of mint leaves, roughly torn
1.5L bottle (or 2 75ml bottles) of white wine
1 cup brandy
1 cup peach schnapps
1/4 cup orange liqueur
1lb peaches, peeled and chopped (frozen is fine)
1 large apple, cut into chunks
1 cup peach nectar
Lemon-lime soda or seltzer water, for serving (optional)
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Corn and Tomato Stuffed Avocados /corn-and-tomato-stuffed-avocados-2/ /corn-and-tomato-stuffed-avocados-2/#comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:58:55 +0000 admin /?p=2211 Ingredients
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 cup corn kernels
1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon lime juice
Salt and pepper, to taste
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Spicy Honey Lemon Shrimp /spicy-honey-lemon-shrimp/ /spicy-honey-lemon-shrimp/#comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:52:13 +0000 admin /?p=2208 Ingredients
1/2 cup Cornstarch
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 Tablespoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Garlic powder
1 Teaspoon pepper
15 Uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 Cup Coconut or canola oil
1 Tablespoon chives or green onion
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Twix Bar Chocolate Chip Cookies /twix-bar-chocolate-chip-cookies/ /twix-bar-chocolate-chip-cookies/#comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:44:30 +0000 admin /?p=2200 Ingredients
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch salt, optional and to taste
1 1/2 cups Twix, diced small and loosely piled in measuring cup (I used 26 mini size (not Fun Size) Twix from an 11.5-ounce bag; each bar diced into 4 small pieces)
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
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Avocado Baked With an Egg /avocado-baked-with-an-egg/ /avocado-baked-with-an-egg/#comments Sun, 02 Jun 2013 12:30:57 +0000 admin /?p=2194 Ingredients
1 avocado
cuckooflower
sausage
2 eggs
salt and pepper
2 slices of bread fried on 1 tbsp of oil with herbs
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Churro Bites /churro-bites/ /churro-bites/#comments Sun, 02 Jun 2013 12:21:49 +0000 admin /?p=2191

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
3 Tbsp butter, diced
2 tsp granulated sugar
1/4 tsp + 1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
vegetable oil, for frying
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Cracker Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich /cracker-brownie-ice-cream-sandwich/ /cracker-brownie-ice-cream-sandwich/#comments Sun, 02 Jun 2013 12:18:21 +0000 admin /?p=2188 Ingredients
85 g of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 stick (113 g) of unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tbsp of ground espresso beans
1 tsp of vanilla extract
2/3 cup (85 g) of all-purpose flour
2 tbsp of coco powder
1/2 tsp of fine sea salt
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Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting /chocolate-cupcakes-with-peanut-butter-frosting/ /chocolate-cupcakes-with-peanut-butter-frosting/#comments Sun, 02 Jun 2013 12:07:45 +0000 admin /?p=2184
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Banana Almond Meal Muffins /banana-almond-meal-muffins/ /banana-almond-meal-muffins/#comments Sun, 02 Jun 2013 11:40:24 +0000 admin /?p=2181 Ingredients
2 flax eggs (2 Tbsp flaxseed meal + 5 Tbsp water)
2 ripe bananas
3 Tbsp agave nectar, maple syrup or honey if not vegan
3 Tbsp unsweetened vanilla or plain almond milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup almond meal (ground from raw almonds)
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp oat flour (ground from GF oats)
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Chocolate Cupcakes /chocolate-cupcakes/ /chocolate-cupcakes/#comments Sat, 01 Jun 2013 20:45:32 +0000 admin /?p=2176 Ingredients
5 ounces water
75 grams cocoa powder
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
8 ounces buttermilk
280 grams all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
185 grams unsalted butter, softened
250 grams granulated sugar
105 grams dark brown sugar (light is also fine)
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
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Curried Lentil Cashew Burgers /curried-lentil-cashew-burgers/ /curried-lentil-cashew-burgers/#comments Sat, 01 Jun 2013 15:48:53 +0000 admin /?p=2172 Ingredients
1/2 cup unsalted cashews
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
4 cups white mushrooms, sliced
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper
1 19oz can lentils, drained and rinsed
1 tbsp. curry paste
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup fresh coriander, chopped
Avocado slices to garnish
Radish slices to garnish
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8-Layer Devil’s Food Cake /8-layer-devils-food-cake/ /8-layer-devils-food-cake/#comments Thu, 30 May 2013 18:55:26 +0000 admin /?p=2162 8-Layer Devil’s Food Cake concealed by hundreds of handmade fondant (sugar) asparagus.

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Deep Dish Peanut Butter Pie /deep-dish-peanut-butter-pie/ /deep-dish-peanut-butter-pie/#comments Thu, 30 May 2013 18:34:41 +0000 admin /?p=2159 Ingredients
6 cups pretzels, crushed well (about 3 cups of crumbs)
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) melted butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup milk chocolate chips
2/3 cup peanut butter
8 ounces softened cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream
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Frosty No-Bake Granola Bars /frosty-no-bake-granola-bars/ /frosty-no-bake-granola-bars/#comments Thu, 30 May 2013 15:01:01 +0000 admin /?p=2156 Ingredients
2 large overripe bananas
1 cup oats
1/2 cup crunchy cereal
2 tbsp pure maple syrup(or any other sweetener you use)
2 tbsp peanut butter or other nut or seed butter
2 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp dried cranberries or other fruit
2 – 4 tsp cocoa powder
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Baked Gingerbread Mini Donuts /baked-gingerbread-mini-donuts/ /baked-gingerbread-mini-donuts/#comments Thu, 30 May 2013 10:53:53 +0000 admin /?p=2149 Ingredients
1 cup flour (I used white whole wheat)
¾ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
pinch of allspice
pinch of cloves
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup brown sugar, divided
1 egg
¼ cup applesauce
2 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons milk, divided
4 tablespoons butter, divided
½ cup powdered sugar
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Vanilla Extract /vanilla-extract/ /vanilla-extract/#comments Wed, 29 May 2013 19:01:38 +0000 admin /?p=2146
DIY Vanilla Extract…start now and be ready for Christmas gifts!

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Chocolate Covered Bananas /chocolate-covered-bananas/ /chocolate-covered-bananas/#comments Wed, 29 May 2013 17:56:38 +0000 admin /?p=2141 Ingredients
2 big bananas (or 4 small)
100 gr of dark chocolate
3 tbsp of chopped hazelnuts
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Vegan Wagon Wheels /vegan-wagon-wheels/ /vegan-wagon-wheels/#comments Wed, 29 May 2013 17:36:57 +0000 admin /?p=2137 Ingredients
200g plain flour
100g toasted almond meal
180g vegan nuttlex original, cold
80g raw caster sugar
1tsp soy milk
1tsp vanilla extract
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