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Paleo muffins

Paleo muffins

I try to keep my carb intake relatively low to prevent blood-sugar swings. We had some overripe bananas that I had put in the freezer to use later, so I adapted a pumpkin-cranberry muffin recipe from Practical Paleo to make moist, delicious...

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Veggie peel soup stock

Veggie peel soup stock

I learned this trick from my neighbor Pamela. Save your veggie scraps – peels, celery tops, kale and broccoli stems, ends of carrots, onion and leek greens, etc. Keep them in a bag in the freezer until you accumulate enough to make stock. Put...

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Snack balls Feb. 2015

Snack balls Feb. 2015

NO-COCOA SNACK BALLS I made a couple new batches of snack balls yesterday, leaving out what I thought was a key ingredient – cocoa powder. I though it would be interesting to see if I could make tasty snacks without it for a change. So far, the...

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Red-bean mochi

Red-bean mochi

I had some delicious mochi balls at a friend’s sushi party recently and decided it would be fun to try to make them, so I did some internet research & came up with a plan. The ingredients are simple. The rice flour can be found at Asian...

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Avocado chocolate mousse

Avocado chocolate mousse

This dessert is really simple and incredibly delicious. If they don’t know the main ingredient, your friends and kids will  probably not guess it’s avocados! Recipe: 6 ripe avocados 6 ounces (170 g) dark chocolate chips, melted 3/4 cup cocoa...

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Chai tea

Chai tea

  Chai tea is super easy to make and tastes better than any chai I’ve had from a tea bag. Add these to a pot: Cardamom seeds (crush a few pods to get the seeds out) A piece of ginger (fresh or candied, cut up) A small piece of a cinnamon...

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Snack balls, Jan. 8, 2015

Snack balls, Jan. 8, 2015

I like to make healthy snacks with a balance of protein, fat, and carbs to avoid blood-sugar swings and help with refueling. I make these in a food processor (Cuisinart), which makes it easy to grind the nuts, fruit, and powdered ingredients. For...

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