THAI CHICKEN WITH BLACK BEANS

This Thai Chicken with Black Beans is a hearty stick-to-your-ribs one-pot-wonder.  It was raining here in Newport today (Sunday) – so it was a perfect day to make this soul-satisfying stew-like dish.  The combo of flavors is quite intoxicating – not as exotic had I added coconut milk – but the peanut butter and curry gives this dish a tantalizing flavor that makes you want to savor  each and every bite. View full post »

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RAW CHOCOLATE NUT BARS These Raw Chocolate Nut Bars are a favorite in this family of mine.   My son and I don’t eat a lot of sweets, mainly because sugar typically gives us headaches.  But…. these Raw Chocolate Nut Bars are made with maple syrup in lieu of refined sugar, so they’re only mildly sweet and I can enjoy them without experiencing the nasty side effects of consuming refined sugar. View full post »

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COCOA BANANA SMOOTHIE This is a Cocoa Banana Smoothie for you to make when you’re in dire need of a chocolate fix.  Oh, and this chocolate fix comes with a plethora of benefits.  It’s made with almond milk (giving you an assortment of vitamins and minerals), cocoa (providing your immune system and cardio with some ammo) and frozen bananas (bringing some potassium to the table to keep your blood pressure on the safe side).  Vanilla extract is something that I use in most of my smoothies – giving them a dessert-like tasting quality.  Sometimes I’ll sweeten this Cocoa Banana Smoothie with just a date or two (pitted of course) or maybe a drizzle of some honey.   The bananas are really plenty sweet enough for me – but if you like things on the sweeter side – then add enough sweetness for your personal liking.   View full post »

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Mediterranean Chicken SaladI love larger than life salads like this Mediterranean Chicken Salad, where the ingredients have reached sort of a 50/50 proposition…fifty percent greens and fifty percent good stuff.   This salad is my riff on Pita Jungle’s Mediterranean Chicken Salad and it’s one of my favorite salads. I know…I know.  I say that about each of my salads.  I guess it’s sort of like having children….or dogs… so I suppose I don’t really have a “favorite” salad.  I love them all equally … View full post »

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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