Snack Recipes

Sweet Apricot & Almond Granola

March 27, 2014
Apricot and Almond Granola

I’ve never made granola before. Not sure why, I just never thought I would like it. I had no idea I was totally missing out. I made this apricot granola as a request from the hubby, who was mesmerized by Bobby Flay whipping some up on The Food Network. He only recorded the last 5 […]

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Apricot Orange Energy Bars

March 24, 2014
Apricot Orange Energy Bars

This weekend I did some snack prep! Much more fun than dinner prep, right? I had some dried apricots that needed using and settled on these apricoty, orangey pecan and almond bars with a sinful orange icing. I’m eating one right now with some tea, and it’s quite the perfect breakfast. Not too sweet, not too […]

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Pistachio, Dates and Smoked Salmon Plate

February 1, 2014
pistachio pairing

Disclosure: By posting this pairing I am entering a contest sponsored by Pistachio Health Institute and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. Ever wonder what goes well with in-shell pistachios? I have, and I know the answer. I’ve been in the kitchen playing with pistachios! Why? […]

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{recipe redux} Lemon Apple Cocoroons

September 21, 2013
Lemon Apple Cocoroons

  It’s Recipe Redux time! This month is very exciting for me because we’re featuring my very own topic: no-bake desserts and snacks. How fun is that? When developing this recipe I knew I wanted to make something with apples and lemon, but just wasn’t sure how fresh apples would do in my ‘roons. I decided […]

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{recipe redux} Raspberry Almond Butter

August 21, 2013
raspberry almond butter spread

This month’s recipe redux challenge is to raise the bar on food in jars. Well, it’s really about canning. But I don’t do much canning and besides smoothies, I don’t really eat out of jars. I’m a bowl kinda gal. However, I do make a few things and store them in jars. My favorites are chia seed […]

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{recipe redux} Gingerbread Hemp Bites

June 21, 2013
gingerbread hemp bites

This month’s recipe redux is all about seeds.  I’ve written before about my love for chia seeds, so this week it’s my second love getting the attention….hemp seeds. I truly love these little guys.  They’re a great source of protein (they contain all nine essential amino acids) and have an ideal essential fatty acid profile (think omega […]

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{recipe redux} Tarragon Berry Smoothie

March 21, 2013
Norah

It’s recipe redux time again.  You know we post on the 21st of each month?  It seems like  just yesterday I was writing about my Oscar-inspired meal. This month’s theme kinda snuck up on me.  We are tasked to use herbs in a new and interesting (and healthy) way.  I cook with fresh herbs all […]

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{recipe} Avocado & Pomegranate Salsa

December 27, 2012
guacamole

I love a dish that transforms a familiar taste into something amazing….like this sweet and savory salsa.  It’s like guacamole kicked up a few notches. Which is tough, since  guac is quite perfect on it’s own.  But let me tell you, I could have eaten the entire bowl of this delicious salsa. For one, it’s gorgeous! […]

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