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Mocha Java Gluten Free Granola

CRUNCHY NUGGETS OF GOODNESS dark cocoa and espresso with oats, almonds, flax, coconut, sesame, chia… and you know i had to add in … chipotle and bacon !!! hey…chipotle has capsaicin.  it’s good for the metabolism and…bacon IS protein…right? this batch of granola was a huge winner! way more flavorful than the pricey store bought granolas that claim to be …

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The Banana Pancake Experiment

Banana Oat Protein Pancake i have temporarily lifted my ban on the BANANA. i was so fascinated by this wacky recipe below that i had to put my negative feelings aside and brave “the banana”. Wacky Banana Pancake you might have come across this strange pancake recipe on PINTEREST BANANA EGG PANCAKES(or…”100% Natural Pancakes”) found on Pinterest by Bogilates 1 ripe banana …

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Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

I was noticing that the kids wanted to eat a granola bar almost every single day. I get freaked out about my kids eating the same thing day after day after day especially when it is store bought and there’s no way of knowing what’s really in it. That’s when I decided to try a homemade granola bar recipe. I …

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Velvety Cream of Asparagus Soup…non dairy

simple, elegant, healthy, satisfying, rich and velvety smooth. a perfect soup for a chilly night after you’ve had a big lunch out with the relatives. soup is always a great make-ahead meal to have on hand for a quick comfort food dinner when you’re just too tired to lift a finger…to whip up an easy pureed soup with just about …

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Forbidden Black Rice Egg Custard

SUPER GOOD…SUPER FOOD rich with antioxidants, omega-3’s and extra protein for great kick-start to all the busy holiday preparations. forbidden rice ?…often eaten for breakfast in Asian countries.egg custard ?…often eaten for dessert in the US. put the two together and you havedessert for breakfast. a delicious custard with slight hint of coconut and a nutty black rice texture.  it’s …

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Chocolate Pumpkin Pie…Gluten and Guilt Free

chocolate and pumpkin…a delicious pair GLUTEN AND GUILT FREE  super easy to make, no crust to deal with, diet friendly, can, should, be made ahead of time and leftovers are fabulous for breakfast or healthy treat with a little vanilla greek yogurt and fresh berries. a chocolate dessert that’s low calorie, full of protein and low-fat…a healthy end to a …

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Protein Pumpkin Pie. Low carb and gluten free

yes, you are correct… it IS topped with Brown Sugar Bacon Candy and spicy pecans.but…it IS a Protein Pumpkin Pie and bacon IS protein…right ?…i bet this is the best low carb, low fat, GLUTEN FREE, protein packed Pumpkin Pie you will ever taste.  i’ve been making it for 3-4 years and eat it for breakfast all the time…and who …

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Forbidden Rice Pudding

  in  few words ?… unique, exotic, satiating, DELICIOUS… and HEALTHY ?!!! forbidden rice… often served in south east Asia for breakfast this unique pudding can just as easily cover you for a surprisingly fabulous interesting dessert.once upon a time this exotic looking grain was reserved for the emperors of Asia…also known as “The Emperor’s Rice” it was forbidden to anyone …

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Butterscotch Buttermilk Scones

there’s nothin’ like a big pile of scones right out of the oven.  not too sweet…not too heavy…they’re portable for on-the-go and just right to keep you going for a few hours ’til lunch. this recipe is pretty basic, nothing too out of the ordinary as far as scones go.  i just wanted to get it posted because this one …

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OATMEAL CUSTARD

GREAT START TO A GREAT DAY… warm creamy custardy 4 grain oats with vanilla greek yogurt and fresh berries. my idea of dessert for breakfast. i’m up at the crack of dawn… mornings are getting cold and i want comfort food. well…that’s a big fat lie. we’re having an unexplained heat wave here in California, but i still want something …

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