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Peanut Ginger Quinoa Salad

Peanut Ginger Quinoa Salad

I tried to come up with a snappy name for this post, but this salad has so many ingredients that it was difficult to decide which deserved to be front and centre.  Since the dressing is made with peanut butter and ginger, these flavours are in every bite.  And quinoa, well, I can’t hide the fact that we have been eating quite a bit of this grain, as you can see from previous posts.

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Grain-free Granola

Grain-Free Granola in a mason jar

I haven’t been that successful in my eating habits the past few weeks. I have been indulging in chocolate (it just seems to be everywhere in the office), burgers (a lot of burgers) and where there are burgers there are also fries, onion rings, bread and beer. So, yesterday I dedicated a good portion of the day to the kitchen, where I created some Paleo friendly snacks.

In looking at the official definition of granola, I am wondering if this dish can even be called granola, since it doesn’t consist of rolled oats, but I promise you, once you taste it, you won’t miss them. When you see all the nuts, seeds and coconut, rolled oats will be the furthest thing from your mind.

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Posted by on April 29, 2013 in Breakfast, Desserts, Paleo

 

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Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Stack 'o Cookies

Well, I finally am sharing with you my ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe. This is my tried and true recipe that I have been using for years. It is the perfect combination of chocolate, pecans and, of course, rolled oats. Cookie perfection! 🙂

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Posted by on March 11, 2013 in Baking, Chocolate, Cookies, Desserts

 

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Caramel Almond Cookies

I was in the grocery store and I discovered that Kraft made their caramels in an add-in size!  I have used their traditional square caramels in the past to make Easy Salted Chocoate Caramels, but now a whole other world of possibilities had opened up for me; I could add caramels to cookies!

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Posted by on July 27, 2012 in Baking, Candy, Cookies, Desserts

 

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Pecan Almond Butter

A few months ago I tried making my own almond butter, and much to my surprise it was incredibly easy and absolutely delicious!  Since that day forward, Jamie and I have not purchased a jar of almond butter (and we go through a lot!) but each weekend we roast almonds and whip up a batch to last us the week. (for us the perfect ratio is 3-1)

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Posted by on June 15, 2012 in Baking, Condiments, Nut Butter

 

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Pumpkin Maple Muffins

This week I received a birthday gift from my good friend Kim. Kim is a fellow food blogger (Strawberry Ginger) and actually inspired me to stop talking about starting a food blog and to actually start writing!

For my birthday, she bought me the coolest gift ever, an actual stock certificate for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia! Once I received it in the mail, I immediately went out looking for the perfect frame. It is now hanging in the kitchen! Awesome!!

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Posted by on May 4, 2012 in Baking, Breakfast, Desserts

 

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Homemade Almond Butter

Jamie and I eat a lot of almond butter.  (By a lot, I mean on average 3 – 4 cups a week!)  It is so delicious and creamy, I find it irresistible.  As you know, I bake a lot with peanut butter, but when it comes to our preference for eating, almond butter will always win.

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Posted by on April 16, 2012 in Nut Butter

 

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Squash & Tomato Gratin

You can tell that spring is in the air, as lot of my recent posts seem to be about vegetables.  Spring means that the Farmer’s Market will soon be open – Yeah!

When I think of eating a mix of vegetables at dinner, my mind immediately goes to a stir fry. One afternoon I decided to look for a different way to bring a variety of vegetables to the dinner table, in a non-stir fry format.  I pulled out some of my cookbooks and started looking at side dish recipes.  Nothing was jumping off the page and grabbing my attention.

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Posted by on April 6, 2012 in Appetizer, Baking, Side Dishes, Vegetables

 

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Raw Brownie Balls

Today the role of guest foodie will be played by Connie’s sister, Cherie.

I am constantly looking for healthy recipes and ways to make not-so-healthy foods healthier. I am known for adding protein powder to just about anything, and sneaking veggies in where they don’t belong – or so I am told 🙂

Unlike my sister, I tend to avoid cooking with Bacon, much to my husband’s dismay. I was excited when Connie sent me a link to a recipe for cookie dough balls; which are healthier than they sound.

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Posted by on February 17, 2012 in Baking, Bliss Balls, Candy, Cookies, Guest Foodie

 

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Coconut Almond Cookie Sandwich

I have mentioned before how I love getting supermarket check-out cooking magazines.  Well, I once again gave into my impulse and grabbed the January/February issue of The Food Network Magazine.  The cover featured a delicious bowl of chili that caught my eye.

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Posted by on February 13, 2012 in Baking, Cookies, Desserts

 

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