Peanut Butter Chewies with Chocolate

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup corn syrup 1 jar (18 oz ounce) peanut butter, crunchy or smooth 6 cups corn flakes 3 oz chocolate of your choice   Directions: Combine sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Place over medium-high heat and stir until the mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from […]

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Ingredients: 1 lb large strawberries 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 3-4 tbsp powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract graham cracker crumbs     Directions: 1. Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry. Remove the top and clean out with a paring knife. Prep all strawberries and set aside. 2. In a mixing […]

Crock pot mesquite roast

Ingredients : 1 (2 -3 lb) chuck roast 6 ounces cola 1 (1 1/16 ounce) packages mesquite marinade ( the kind that comes in an envelope like taco seasoning. I use McCormick or Adolph’s) 1/4 cup water   Directions : Place chuck roast in the crock pot and pour cola over the top of it. […]

Garlic Shrimp Orzo Salad

Ingredients : 1 cup Bell Pepper, chopped 1/2 cup Red Onion, chopped 2 cups Shrimp, pre-cooked, tails off 1/4 cup Parmesan 3 tablespoons NOW Foods Coconut Oil Infused with Garlic 1 1/2 cup Orzo 4 quarts Water Pepper to taste   Directions : Cook Orzo according to package directions Heat Coconut oil to medium-high in […]

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

Ingredients: For the cookies: 4½ cups all-purpose flour 4½ tsp. baking powder ¾ tsp. salt 1½ cups (3 sticks) butter, at room temperature 1½ cups sugar 3 large eggs 5 tsp. vanilla extract   For the frosting: 5 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted 1/3 cup (5 1/3 tbsp.) unsalted butter, melted 1 tbsp. vanilla extract 7-8 […]

Vegan Banana Apple Chunk Bread

Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas 1 apple, peeled and diced 1/2 cup Sucanat (or sugar) 1 3/4 cups whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup applesauce 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts (optional)     Instructions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 9-inch loaf pan. In a medium-sized bowl, mash […]

Queso Chicken Pasta

Ingredients: 8 ounces penne pasta 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 cup diced onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeno, minced 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon coriander 1 tablespoon flour 1 1/3 cup milk, 2% or higher 1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons cream cheese 6 ounces colby-jack cheese, divided 1/2 cup drained Ro*Tel tomatoes 2 cups […]

Blueberry Pecan Coconut Breakfast Quinoa

Ingredients: 2 cups milk 1 cup uncooked quinoa pinch salt 2-3 Tbsp dark brown sugar 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 cup fresh blueberries 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans 1/4 cup toasted unsweetened coconut   Directions: Bring milk to a boil in a small saucepan. Milk will boil and bubble over very quickly, so keep an […]

HEALTHY TIRAMISÙ

INGREDIENTS: VANILLA BEAN PASTRY CREAM: 4 Large Organic Eggs, room temperature 32g (¼ cup) Organic Corn Starch 1 tbs Vanilla Paste 1 tsp Stevia Extract 2 cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk   MASCARPONE FILLING: 1 lb Mascarpone Cheese, room temperature 2 cups Homemade Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream (recipe above) LADYFINGERS: ~21 Homemade Ladyfingers, cooled completely […]

CRANBERRY SKILLET CORNBREAD

INGREDIENTS Skillet Cornbread: 1 cup cranberry sauce, or as much as you have/like 4 Tbs butter, olive oil, lard or coconut oil. 1 1/4 cup medium grind cornmeal 1/2 all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tap salt 1/4 cup sugar or preferred sweetener (agave, brown sugar, etc) 2 eggs 1 1/4 cup milk, […]