pan roasted granola -1

Whenever I make granola – I think of my good friend, Malcolm.  Malcolm is a cyclist and one of the first recipes I posted here was a granola recipe that I made for him to take on a trip to Oregon (to race in the nationals) and then on to Belgium (to race in the world championship).  This is an unfussy, throw it all in the pan and leave it alone type of almond granola.   I think this Pan Roasted Granola Clusters recipe is  perfect for a guy athlete who doesn’t have the time to fuss around in the kitchen, but would prefer a healthier take on granola  instead of the mostly sugar laced store-bought brands.  When I mentioned this recipe to Malcolm – he said he’d pass on the add of the dried apricots.  That’s still too much sugar for him.  So feel free to omit the apricots and maybe sub in 1/4 cup shredded dried coconut instead. View full post »

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STRAWBERRY HEMP SMOOTHIE This Strawberry Hemp Smoothie with cacao nibs is the latest smoothie that I’ve been crushing on.  For the past few weeks, I’ve made this smoothie every single day.  I make up a double batch and have half in the morning for breakfast and the other half gets put in a mason jar in the fridge for when I get home from work. View full post »

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  • January 27, 2015 - 2:30 pm

    Allen Harthcock - OOOH! This sounds yummy. As soon as I can find my Bullit (that means unpacking it) I will have to give it a whirl. I have several smoothie recipes that I need to try.ReplyCancel

chickpea crepes

This recipe is for those of you who would love to eat a stack of pancakes but don’t want all the calories, gluten, and carbs that go with it.  These Chickpea Crepes are light, airy and delicious.  And they’re made with whole chickpeas – not just chickpea flour, so these crepes are chockful of  protein and fiber. View full post »

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MISSISSIPPI CAVIAR Happy New Year everyone!!  Welcome 2015!! So I’m going to start the new year off by making a confession.  I have never…ever….had Black eyed peas before.  Folks in the south will serve Black eyed peas on New Year’s Day to represent good luck.   I’d be curious to know how that got started. Why Black eyed peas?  Why not chickpeas?  Will Google that when I’m finished here.  My cousin Allen sent me his recipe for Mississippi Caviar last year and I didn’t get around to making it then – but I was sure going to make it this year.  I’ve adapted it somewhat, but only because I didn’t have a few of the ingredients on hand and I didn’t feel like driving to the store. View full post »

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  • January 4, 2015 - 6:01 pm

    Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) - Black Eyed Peas for NY Day is a tradition I still execute from my childhood. This version is much less fattening than what I usually do, bacon, onion …. Happy New Year to you.ReplyCancel

PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas!  It came and went in a blink, no?  I’ve never been one to take the time to decorate Christmas cookies.  Not sure if it’s the fact that I don’t really like decorated cookies with all the powdered sugar and dye….or if it’s that I just don’t really have the patience for it…or if maybe it’s that I’m just not that talented. Maybe it’s a bit of all of the above.   View full post »

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Low Fat Artichoke Dip

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is …grazing food.  I love the dips and chips and cheese and crackers and nuts….and…well, you get the idea.  Christmas Eve we typically have a fire crackling in the fireplace, Christmas carols playing softly in the background, the tree is lit up…well, like a Christmas tree should be….and the most impressive spread of …. .dips and chips and cheese and crackers and nuts is displayed on the coffee table.   This Low Fat Artichoke Dip is a favorite of mine.  It’s made with Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt in lieu of sour cream and/or mayo.  Greek Yogurt is a great source of protein, calcium, potassium, vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin B12, and riboflavin, so you can enjoy this heart-friendly dip without any guilt and without having to spend any extra time at the gym. View full post »

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