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The Best Summer Dessert: Peaches with Ricotta and Salted Maple Brazil Nuts

Peaches and ricotta with Salted Brazil NutsDessert or Breakfast?

Spoon or Fork?

These are the dilemmas I was faced with yesterday. Sure dessert for breakfast isn’t one of the world’s big challenges, but most of the world’s problems don’t come together in 10 minutes or please the mouth or stomach as well as this either.

I’m a late comer to ricotta. Not sure why. But once I get fixated on something, it’s hard to shake it. I’m like a dog with a bone until something else gets my attention and I’m onto my ‘new thing’. You don’t need to do anything to ricotta and fruit to make it a sinfully good dessert (which is not sinful at all and I sometimes enjoy for breakfast). A few slices of perfectly ripened fruit, a 1/4 cup of ricotta and the smallest drizzle of honey or maple syrup is all it takes. It is the best summer dessert (or breakfast) that comes together easily in minutes.

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By on August 6, 2013 in Blog, Breakfast, Brunch, Cheese, Dessert, Gluten Free, Main Ingredient, Nuts, Popular Posts, Recipes, Snack, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

TV Tuesday #43: How To Make Sesame Seed Milk (Or Any Nut Or Seed Milk)

This week I wanted to share with you how to make homemade nut or seed milk. It’s ridiculously easy, delicious, inexpensive, has no preservatives, and needs no special equipment.

Anyone with a blender can do this!

I mentioned my upcoming adventure with a mini vegan experiment in my last post, so nut/seed milk will come in handy. But you don’t need to be vegan to enjoy nut/seed milk. Maybe you have a dairy allergy. Or maybe you simple don’t enjoy the taste of milk. Or you can simple try it as an alternative to change things up. Regardless of your motivations to learn, you’ll be excited to know this process takes only a few minutes to make and tastes delicious. You can even add whatever flavor you like by adding dates, raisins (for sweetness), vanilla or changing the flavor by using different types of seeds or nuts.

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By on March 12, 2013 in Beverage, Blog, Breakfast, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Informational, Low Carb, Main Ingredient, Nuts, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian, Videos

TV Tuesday #31: 10 Minute Scrumptious Holiday Snack

As the holidays approach, having guest worthy whole food snacks and appys on hand can be a challenge even when you are prepared and have plenty of notice. But what if they just stop by or call to let you know they’d like to sneak in a visit with you in between family visits and they’ll be there in 15 minutes?!

If you’re like me, first you start running around the house with a broom, trying to get most of the dog hair off the floor, (just clean enough to where people won’t be grossed out), quickly put the dishes away, wipe down the kitchen island of breakfast crumbs and tidy the bathroom. 5 minutes spent, 10 minutes left.

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By on November 13, 2012 in Appetizer, Blog, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Main Ingredient, Nuts, Recipes, Snack, TV Tuesdays, Vegan, Vegetarian, Videos

10 Whole Food Snacks That You Can Pack

Who loves snacks? I do, I do. Okay, I’m singing a little song in my head, but really, who doesn’t want easy, convenient, healthy snacks that they know are good for them and made from real food?

Sign me up.

We’re all busy people with busy lives. One of the things that most people struggle with is having great tasting, “good-for-you” food that they can take with them on the go. Eating real for breakfast and dinner is pretty straight-forward, but it’s the in-between meals that we sometimes get stuck on. Also, the dreaded “hanger” has a way of luring us into grabbing convenience food that isn’t good for us or for the kiddos. With that in mind, I present you with 10 delicious whole food snacks that you can keep in your pack when hunger attacks and you can feel good knowing that the food is real.

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By on February 21, 2012 in Almond Butter, Blog, Chickpeas, Chocolate, Informational, Nut Butter, Nuts, Oats, Peanut Butter, Peppers, Protein Bars, Snack, Spelt

Cardamom And Honey Cremets with Candied Pistachios

honey cremet panna cotta

We just recently had some friends over for dinner and I’ve been wanting to make Coq Au Vin for quite some time -ok, years-and I never seemed to get around to it. So I thought I’d this opportunity to make some delicious French food. My mother-in-law gave me this cookbook a few years ago called The Food of France. They happened to have the Coq au Vin recipe I was looking for but also had a Pears in Red Wine recipe I thought I could serve for dessert. But on my way to the Pears in Red Wine recipe I came across a recipe for Coffee Cremets with Chocolate Sauce that looked too delicious not to try. I wanted to figure out a way to lower the fat and calories, without changing the texture of the dessert too much, so I substituted yogurt cheese for the double heavy cream. And since I’ve never seen a recipe that I didn’t want to alter, I thought I’d throw in some cardamom and pistachios just to mix things up.

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By on October 14, 2011 in Blog, Cheese, Dessert, Nuts

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