Thanksgiving Stuffing Muffins with Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving Stuffing Muffins with Mashed Potatoes

Prep time: 25 min   Cook time: 18 min  Total time: 43 min  Serves: 12    INGREDIENTS 8 cups bread cubes (about 1 loaf)  3 tablespoons butter  1 medium onion, diced  4 cloves garlic, minced  1.5 cups celery, diced  1 teaspoon thyme  1 teaspoon rosemary  salt and pepper to taste  1 egg  2 ½ - 3 cups vegetable broth  oil for greasing muffin tin   DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Spread bread cubes out on baking sheet. Bake until toasted (about 10-15 minutes)....

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Midday Magic Smoothie

Midday Magic – Blue Majik Zucchini Smoothie

  My favorite midday smoothie to give me a second burst of energy and make it through the busy day is this Midday Magic - Blue Majik Zucchini Smoothie. Blue Majik has been making its way into cold-pressed juices, protein powders and even lattes - but what is it? Blue green algae is the very first protein and most ancient food on our planet. At the...

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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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Red Velvet Bliss Balls

Red Velvet Bliss Balls The Perfect Valentine's Day Self-Love Treat    Who isn't a fan of red velvet cake? I'm drooling at the thought of it (and its only 8 a.m.). Inspired by my love for decadent sweets and self-care - I made my red velvet bliss balls!   This delicious, decadent + 100% good for you recipe is simple to make and a perfect lovers treat. They are...

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Chia Seed Pudding: Favorite Fall Versions

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaUVlgCJ7jo&feature=youtu.be Chia Seed Pudding Three Ways Enjoy this breakfast of champions, beauties, and people on the go! Then, enjoy it again for lunch, dinner and dessert! Check out my 3 favorite fall recipes for Chia Seed Pudding. Chia Seed Pudding Base Prep time: 5 min Cool time: at least 1 hour Total time: at least 1 hour 5 min Serves: 4 servings Ingredients 2 cups coconut milk ½ cup chia seeds ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1½ tablespoon honey Combine...

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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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Skin Smoothing Granola Granola loaded with omegas for plump hydrated skin and antioxidants to protect from the aging process. Enjoy as a morning cereal, top off your smoothie, or snack on by itself!  INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats ( I use gluten free) 1/3 cup sunflower seeds 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds 1/3 cup gogi berries 2 tablespoons chia seeds 3 tablespoons hemp seeds 1 teaspoon cinnamon pinch of sea salt 1/2 -...

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Benefits of Soaking Seeds and Nuts (Plus: Sunflower Seed Tzatziki)

Nuts and seeds are a terrific nutrient-dense snack or addition to a meal, but they also contain substances that interfere with the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Raw nuts (and especially raw seeds), contain moderate levels of phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors. In the body, these substances can stop nutrients from being absorbed in the digestive system and reduce the digestibility of these foods. In other words, just because nuts...

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