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Friday 8 February 2013 . (0)

Medjool Date Power Balls

As a new runner, I am on a mission to  find a way to support my exercise without drinking and eating processed and sugar laden energy packs and sports drinks. What I have discovered is that I do need a pre-run, low Glycemic Index, nugget of a power snack.  Then, ...

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Valentine’s Mexican Cocoa

Monday 4 February 2013 . (0)

February is a bad month for blues and blahs. Luckily, Valentines day brings bags of chocolate that will add pounds to despair! It doesn’t have to be this, there is a way to have your cake and eat it too. Mexican Cocoa is a zippy, power packed pick me up that can be tossed together. Continue Reading…

Cast Iron Corn Bread

Wednesday 15 August 2012 . (0)

This bread is nothing like the dry salty stuff that comes in a package, is moist, full of plump whole corn and hearty. It’s great as a starch side dish or served for a snack with cheese and pure maple syrup. Preparation time: 20 minutes                                                              Servings: 24 1½ cups whole grain yellow cornmeal 1½ cups . Continue Reading…

Asparagus and Potato Flatbread

Sunday 15 April 2012 . (0)

This flatbread is a delicious version using pre-made pizza dough from your grocery store.  The great thing is that you can get two flat breads out of 1 pound of dough.  Making this version for the adults then topping the second one with whatever topping your kids like. Serve this flatbread for a snack or as. Continue Reading…

Sweet Potato Gnocchi – Childs Play

Sunday 12 February 2012 . (0)

There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of these tender pillow like dumplings;   this is comfort food at its best!  Many varieties of dumplings use only white flour, leaving them nutritionally void of nutrients.  These on the other hand, have the added benefit of the almightly sweet potato and ricotta cheese.  Now I wouldn’t. Continue Reading…

Powdered Milk Whipped Topping

Monday 30 January 2012 . (0)

Who needs super fatty whipped cream or worse, transfat and sugar laden “whipped topping”?  News of powdered skim milk helping to reduce the incidence of painful gout flareups caused me to go in search of ways to work this cheap ingredient in.  This won’t fool the full fat palate nor provide the pleasure of it. Continue Reading…

Pumpkin Bread

Monday 30 January 2012 . (4)

I am always looking for ways to work in pumpkin because it is a tasty, brainlessly adaptable canned of healthy.  This bread is moist and spicy and full of comfort.  Nothing like it with a hot cup of chai tea on a cool day.   1 cup oatmeal 1 cup warm water 2 cup whole. Continue Reading…

Key Lime Pudding

Monday 30 January 2012 . (2)

In search of ways to use powdered milk, I stumbled upon and then manipulated this recipe. While, it is not particularly low fat nor low sugar, it is an easy, refreshing and tasty recipe.  If you are craving that creamy key lime pie zip, try this without the crust and stay one step ahead of. Continue Reading…

A Healthier, Heart-ier pancake!

Monday 9 January 2012 . (0)

Warm and fluffy pancakes, a breakfast indulgence that many people just drool over. Topped with fruit, maple syrup, chocolate or whipped cream – they always sound so darn appealing.  I try to love them, really I do, but each time I  eat one – even just a plain old pancake with minimal syrup, I am left feeling sick. Continue Reading…

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