Blueberry Pecan Coconut Breakfast Quinoa

Ingredients: 2 cups milk 1 cup uncooked quinoa pinch salt 2-3 Tbsp dark brown sugar 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 cup fresh blueberries 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans 1/4 cup toasted unsweetened coconut   Directions: Bring milk to a boil in a small saucepan. Milk will boil and bubble over very quickly, so keep an […]

HEALTHY TIRAMISÙ

INGREDIENTS: VANILLA BEAN PASTRY CREAM: 4 Large Organic Eggs, room temperature 32g (¼ cup) Organic Corn Starch 1 tbs Vanilla Paste 1 tsp Stevia Extract 2 cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk   MASCARPONE FILLING: 1 lb Mascarpone Cheese, room temperature 2 cups Homemade Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream (recipe above) LADYFINGERS: ~21 Homemade Ladyfingers, cooled completely […]

CRANBERRY SKILLET CORNBREAD

INGREDIENTS Skillet Cornbread: 1 cup cranberry sauce, or as much as you have/like 4 Tbs butter, olive oil, lard or coconut oil. 1 1/4 cup medium grind cornmeal 1/2 all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tap salt 1/4 cup sugar or preferred sweetener (agave, brown sugar, etc) 2 eggs 1 1/4 cup milk, […]

Maple-Sweetened Banana Muffins

INGREDIENTS ⅓ cup melted coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil ½ cup maple syrup or honey 2 eggs, preferably at room temperature 1 cup packed mashed ripe bananas (about 3 bananas) ¼ cup milk of choice (I used almond milk) 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon cinnamon, plus […]

Blueberry Lemon Muffins

INGREDIENTS 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened ½ cup sugar (I used organic turbinado sugar) 1 large egg ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt (I used 0% fat plain Chobani yogurt) ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest 1½ cups whole wheat pastry flour 1½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ¾ cup blueberries, fresh […]

Spinach Artichoke Lasagna

INGREDIENTS Tomato sauce (or substitute 2 cups prepared marinara sauce) 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes ¼ cup roughly chopped fresh basil 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes Spinach artichoke mixture 2 cups (16 ounces) low fat cottage cheese 2 tablespoons olive oil […]

HOT FUDGE PIE

Ingredients 1 stick butter, softened 1 c sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 3 Tbsp cocoa powder 1 tsp salt 1/2 c all purpose flour     How to make it ; Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and sugar with electric mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and […]

Banana Pancakes with Nutmeg Syrup

Ingredients 3/4 cup milk 2 tbsp white vinegar 2 tbsp butter, melted 1 tsp vanilla 1 egg 1 cup flour 2 tbsp sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 2 small bananas, mashed 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/8 tsp nutmeg, freshly ground     Directions Heat griddle on medium high […]

Oven Baked Meatball Sandwiches

Ingredients Sandwich rolls (cut with one side intact) Cooked Meatballs (your favorite recipe or frozen, pre-made meatballs) Pasta Sauce (homemade or jarred) Shredded Mozzarella Cheese     Instructions Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place your frozen cooked meatballs or homemade cooked meatballs in a large pot. Cover […]

Balsamic Pot Roast

Ingredients 3 lbs beef chuck roast, boneless Garlic salt & pepper seasoning 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, sliced 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary 2 bay leaves 2 fresh sage leaves (or a sprinkle of powdered sage) 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup red wine 1/3 cup GOOD balsamic vinegar 1, 14.5oz can beef broth […]