BRANDIED APPLE CAKE WITH FIGS AND WALNUTS

Brandied Apple Cake with Figs and Walnuts

Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 10 min Serves: Makes one 9-inch cake INGREDIENTS ¾ cup dried Mission figs, diced ¼ cup brandy ¾ cup unsalted butter, plus more for pan 1½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cardamom ½ teaspoon ground cloves ¾ teaspoon kosher salt 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2/3 cup golden brown sugar, firmly packed 2 large eggs 4 cups tart apples, peeled...

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Pumpkin Pie Butter

Pumpkin Pie Butter

Pumpkin Pie Butter    Prep time: 1 hour 5 min  Total time: 1 hour 5 min  Serves: 2 ½ cups      INGREDIENTS 2 ½ cups fresh roasted pumpkin  1 ½ cups walnuts, toasted  ½ teaspoon cinnamon  ¼ teaspoon ginger  ¼ teaspoon nutmeg  ¼ teaspoon ground cloves  sprinkle of salt  1 teaspoon maple syrup  DIRECTIONS Place all ingredients in the order listed in a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and well combined, about 1-3 minutes.    ** Notes:  To roast pumpkin,...

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Baby-Soft Skin Smoothie

This Baby-Soft Skin Smoothie is packed with fresh, wholesome ingredients to rejuvenate your sun drenched skin. INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 oz. Collard Greens 2 Kiwis peeled 3 Tbsp. Cashews 1 Cup Ice 1 Slice Honeydew 1 Cup Water DIRECTION Blend and top with fresh pomegranate or goji berries. • Top is from Carbon38 - use "christinebul50" for discount...

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Veggie Coconut Rolls with Mango Tahini Sauce

A refreshing summer take on a lunchtime wrap. Veggie Coconut Rolls with Mango Tahini Sauce Prep time:  20 mins Total time:  20 mins Serves: 4-6   Ingredients Veggie Wraps 12 coconut wrappers 2 small avocados, pitted, peeled and sliced into 8 wedges each 4 cups kelp noodles 4 cups zoodles (zucchini noodles cut on an inspiralizer) 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 6 green onions cut into...

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Hormone Balancing Pasta

Could a pasta really balance hormones, boost metabolism, be nutrient rich and still low-calorie??? KELP PASTA my new love. Hormones have one of the largest effects on your energy, metabolism, weight and even mood. One root cause of hormonal imbalances is found in the thyroid gland, which synthesizes thyroid hormones for the entire body. No small feat.  I recently posted about my diagnosis of hypo-thyroid.  It...

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Spring Detox Meal Plan

“Spring cleaning” - uggh - sounds boring and painful, but not with my plan. Spring is a time of renewal and growth. Let this be your time to create new healthy habits that lead to more enjoyment of your life in every area. It may be a little work, but by summer those habits will become a lifestyle you look forward to following. I've put...

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A High Intensity Workout for Your Skin

  Looking for KAYO Better Body Care? Click here to learn more about our new line of Face Grade Body Care®.  Kayo is comprised of a complete body care program, specially designed to give you noticeable beautiful results.          Just like your digestive metabolism, your skin’s metabolism can be kick-started at any age through simple habits and lifestyle choices. Fighting against free radicals and changing your diet are...

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Your Thanksgiving Recovery Plan

  Let the Thanksgiving countdown begin! Getting the opportunity to gather with the people I love for a night of indulgence in food laughter and gratitude is something I look forward to every year. A major part of the enjoyment is feasting on the unending seasonal dishes. One thing I don’t look forward to is the sugar and carb hangover that leaves me loosening my belt and...

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