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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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Lentil Chili

March 11, 2012

Ingredients 1 tsp. olive oil 1cup each, diced: onions, celery, bell peppers, carrots 1 clove garlic, minced 1 Tbsp. chili powder 2 tsp. dried cumin 1.5 tsp. dried oregano 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained 1 can cooked lentils, drained and rinsed 1 cup tomato sauce 1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice 1/4 cup…

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