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“Eat More” Snacks

August 22, 2013

These raw snacks do not contain refined sugar AND they taste just like “Eat More” candy bars.

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Cheese-Stuffed Tomatoes

August 20, 2013

Maria created this recipe after having a similar dish at a Russian restaurant. They are SO delicious, and it would be easy to play with the recipe, for example to add ground meat. This version is vegetarian: Yield: 6-8 servings Ingredients 6-8 plum/Roma tomatoes 250 mL ricotta or cottage cheese 3/4 c. shredded sharp cheddar…

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Banana-Pumpkin Mini Muffins

July 28, 2013

I have tweaked this recipe over time and it’s now at a point where I think it’s perfect, so I’ll share it! These are gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free – and DELICIOUS! Yield: 24 mini muffins Ingredients: 2c. gluten-free flour 1/3c. milled flax seed or ground nuts (e.g. almond “flour”) 1 egg OR a vegan egg…

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Maria’s Salad Dressing

June 18, 2013

I love this salad dressing and always have a jar of it in the fridge to drizzle on salads that I make for lunch. (My salads usually include greens, a hard-boiled egg, tomatoes, cheese, cucumbers, avocado, and some kind of meat such as fish or ground beef.) Ingredients 1/4 c. fresh-squeezed lemon juice 1/4 c….

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Granola Snacks

June 6, 2013

These baked goodies are an excellent and healthy sweet snack without the bad stuff! Ingredients 3 mashed ripe bananas 1/2 c. apple sauce 2 c. oats 1/4 c. almond milk 1/2 c. raisins 1/2 c. peanut butter 1/4 c. unsweetened dessicated coconut 1 t. vanilla 1 t. cinnamon Method Preheat oven to 350 degrees F….

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Maria’s Guacamole

May 26, 2013

I thank my friend Carmelie for teaching to make guacamole from scratch! This is my version of this divine dip. I also have it on good authority that adding cumin to guacamole is also delicious. Ingredients 2 ripe avocados, peeled, seeded and mashed (I like mine quite smooth) juice of 1 lime 1/4 c. chopped…

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Sweet-Potato Cornbread

May 26, 2013

This is a delicious cornbread that makes a great treat with breakfast or afternoon tea! I am grateful to Karina, the Gluten-Free Goddess, for this and many other recipes that have made living gluten-free a joy. Ingredients 1/2 cup extra light olive oil 3 large eggs 3/4 cup sweet potato puree (I make my own…

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Clementine Almond Loaf

December 2, 2012

This is weird and wonderful. It’s a perfect Fall/Winter recipe to finish up that box of Clementine oranges that you didn’t quite manage to get through before they started to look a little shriveled. Ingredients: Just under 1/2 lb of Clementine oranges – about 4-5 oranges 1t. vanilla extract 6 eggs (or substitute 1/2 of…

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Baked Avocado & Egg

May 4, 2012

This is a high-protein snack or meal that’s so easy to make! Avocados are high in GOOD fat and very high in fiber. If you wish to reduce cholesterol use only the egg white. The original recipe is here – this is my version: Ingredients: Half an avocado, sliced the long way, pit removed 1…

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Two-Bite Black Bean Brownies

April 9, 2012

These brownies are SO delicious, and relatively nutritious as well, although they do contain sugar. They are gluten-free and if you use egg substitute, they can be Vegan as well. Makes 26 brownies in mini muffin tins. Ingredients: 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed [~1/2 cup] 3 eggs [ or 3 flax eggs…

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