Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

These healthy homemade granola bars are the perfect morning or afternoon snack.

They are chewy, delicious and packed with good-for you ingredients: rolled oats, almonds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and peanut butter.

There is no added sugar and the sweetness comes from the honey and dates. These two ingredients also act as a glue that holds everything together…. 

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Zucchini Feta Cheese Muffins

Zucchini Feta Cheese Muffins

I had some leftover feta cheese from the chicken kale salad with blueberries and I decided to make these zucchini feta cheese muffins to use it up.   Zucchini muffins are healthier than your average muffins, since they don’t contain butter and only have 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Plus, they’re packed with zucchini that keeps them moist… 

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Easy Apple Cake Recipe

Easy Apple Cake Recipe

A few weeks ago, I came across this easy apple cake recipe on the blog “Anice e Cannella”. It looked so delicious, I knew I had to make it. Sometimes you need a simple cake that can be thrown together at a moment’s notice with ingredients you already have in your pantry. This apple cake is just… 

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Chicken Kale Salad with Blackberries

Chicken Kale Salad with Blackberries

This chicken kale salad is one of the best salads I’ve ever tasted! It’s colorful, light, satisfying and tastes extraordinary. I started by cooking the chicken on a skillet with some olive oil, salt, pepper and my favorite seasoning: chili powder.

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Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

This blueberry oatmeal breakfast smoothie is filling, satisfying and totally delicious! Jam packed with blueberries, banana, greek yogurt and oatmeal, this blueberry oatmeal breakfast smoothie has everything you need to start your day off right.

Zucchini Noodles with Basil Vinaigrette

Zucchini Noodles with Basil Vinaigrette

Have you tried zucchini noodles yet? They are a fun way to use up all the zucchini we are getting from our garden or farmer’s market in the summer. Zucchini noodles are super easy to prepare, delicious and gluten-free.

Dark Chocolate Almond Florentines

Dark Chocolate Almond Florentines

These dark chocolate almond florentines are thin, crispy and nutty cookies with just a hint of orange. They are gluten-free, quick and simple to make. I found the recipe on David Lebovitz’s blog. Even though it isn’t the traditional recipe, they are amazingly delicious.

Grilled Salmon Skewers with Honey and Lime

Grilled Salmon Skewers with Honey and Lime

These grilled salmon skewers with honey and lime are quick, easy, tasty and healthy. All you have to do is marinate the salmon chunks with honey and lime for 30 minutes, thread them onto skewers and toss them on the grill.

Sandwich Bread Tangzhong

Sandwich Bread With Tangzhong

I love crusty artisan bread but, once in a while, I enjoy a nice soft slice of sandwich bread with butter and jam or peanut butter and jelly. When I came across the tangzhong method on other blogs I was intrigued to see what all the fuss was about and decided to give it a try.

Blueberry Lemon Tartlets

Blueberry Lemon Tartlets

These blueberry lemon tartlets are the perfect summer mini desserts. Buttery and crumbly tart shells are filled with a creamy, tangy lemon curd and topped with juicy fresh blueberries. Each bite is bright and refreshing. The tart shells are made with pâte sablée, a sweet and rich French pastry perfect for tarts filled with custards,… 

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Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade Mayonnaise In 30 Seconds

Mayonnaise is notoriously difficult to make. You start by whisking the egg yolks, a bit of mustard and lemon juice or vinegar. Then you pour in the oil  in a thin stream as you continue to beat rapidly. If you pour in the oil too fast  you will end up with a curdled, oily mixture…. 

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