Posts Tagged ‘recipes’

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler (Let the Good Times Roll)

I love all things sparkly and Mardi Gras is all about sparkle and glitter and feathers and beads!  Mardi Gras is the celebration of Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten Season for Catholics.  It is the last day of Carnival and revelry before the season of penance begins.  No Mardi Gras…

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Lessons in Time-Saving Food Prep: Frozen Meatballs

There are times when I want something home made and yet I want to put out zero effort. Since I’ve been put on timeout on the Sam’s Club chickens (I’m only allowed to bring one home every other week now), I had to find another multi-meal, quick prep option. My solution: meatballs! I used to…

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Lessons in Health and Wellness: Juicing

You might be surprised to know that some days it’s just too much effort for me to chew. No, I mean it. Taking the time to stop what I’m doing, prepare a meal, serve the meal, chew the food and clean up the mess … well, some days it’s just too much effort. For that…

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Lessons in Leisure: Quick Dinners and Snacks

I love bread. All kinds of bread. But I think my absolute favorite is a crusty French baguette. And over the last 10 years most markets offer either a fresh, ready-to-go, or pop-in-your-oven version. One of our favorite dinners around the Rinaldi household – when takeout just doesn’t feel right and I flat out am…

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Holiday Recipes: Breakfast and Cookies

Cranberry-Pecan Oatmeal Cookies I have to share this recipe as I am NOT a baker. I am an amazing cook and cooking is an art, while baking is a science. I am envious of those of you who can whip up cookies of any kind, as I limit my baking to 2 or 3 types…

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My Favorite Fall Breakfast

I LOVE the Fall. It’s my favorite time of year. I also love these pancakes and yes, I have used the alternate recipe in a pinch. Breakfast Recipe: Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes ¾ cup whole-wheat flour ¾ cup unbleached wheat flour ¼ cup oat bran ½ cup chopped pecans 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder…

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Raw Food Recipes: Desserts

Previous post: The benefits of eating raw foods Refrigerator Cookies 3 cups rolled oats 2 cups almond butter 3/4 cup honey Mix almond butter and honey together then add oats. Form into balls and set dates aside. Pulverize more oats in a food processor until powdery. (You can add then add for flavoring: carob powder,  cinnamon, …

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Raw Food Recipes: Main Dishes and Sides

Previous post: The benefits of eating raw foods Live Garden Burgers 1 pound soaked nuts (I prefer raw cashews) 1 pound grated carrots 1 chopped onion 1 tablespoon sweetener (honey, banana, raisins) 1 tablespoon oil 1-2 tablespoons poultry (or other) seasoning 2-3 tablespoons nutritional yeast sea salt to taste Process in food processor until a firm…

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Raw Food Recipes: Appetizers and Salads

Previous post: The benefits of eating raw foods Stuffed Mushrooms 1/3 cup pine nuts 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/3 cup fresh parsley, packed leaves, chopped 1/3 cup fresh basil, packed leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 cup tomato, chopped 2 tablespoon Braggs or to taste Put all ingredients into a food processor, except the…

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