Category: Recepies

RECIPE: Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons
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RECIPE: Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

May 31st is National Macaroon Day. Here, David Lebovitz, renowned pastry chef, blogger and author of cookbooks, shares his recipes for chewy, chocolaty macaroons. First, some macaroon history: MAC-A-ROON is the English name for the Italian almond meringue cookies (maccarone, mah-cah-ROW-nay) first made by monks, possibly in the 13th century. They most resemble today’s amaretti...

May 8, 2017May 8, 2017by
Best Easy Creamy Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe (dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free)
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Best Easy Creamy Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe (dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free)

Lately I’ve been sharing some of my favorite Meal Mentor exclusives with you…   Sugar-Free Teriyaki Sauce (with gluten-free, soy-free option) Sugar-Free Barbecue Sauce Lentil Gravy Caesar Salad Dressing (vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, nut-free)   Here’s one more simple healthy recipe I’m obsessed with!   This ranch dressing is RIDICULOUS.  Creamy, tangy, rich, and completely healthy.  It...

May 3, 2017May 3, 2017by
Cherry Vanilla Chia Protein Balls
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Cherry Vanilla Chia Protein Balls

Yield: yields 10-12 balls Ingredients 10 pitted dates 1/4 cup dried cherries 1/2 cup almonds (unsalted, plain, whole almonds) 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 vanilla bean (scoop out the flesh) 1 Tbsp. chia seeds Instructions Click Here to see the rest of the instructions Powered by WPeMatico

April 13, 2017April 13, 2017by
TIP OF THE DAY: Plateau De Fruits De Mer For Vegetarians & The Seafood Averse
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TIP OF THE DAY: Plateau De Fruits De Mer For Vegetarians & The Seafood Averse

One of our favorite I-deserve-a-treat meals is a big plateau de fruits de mer (PLAH-toe-duh MARE, platter of fruits of the sea—photo #1): a large pile, nicely arranged, of raw shellfish (clams and oysters in multiple varieties, scallops) and lightly cooked shellfish (crab legs, langoustine, lobster, lump crab meat, mussels, prawns, shrimp). Sometimes, in coastal...

April 10, 2017April 10, 2017by
TIP OF THE DAY:  Cook Sorghum For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cook Sorghum For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

When we first saw the word sorghum, it was as a tween, in the reading of “Gone With The Wind.” There was no sugar available in the blockaded, war-torn South, so Scarlett O’Hara sweetened her coffee substitute, chicory, with sorghum syrup, a molasses substitute. For decades, we thought of sorghum as a sweetener. After all,...

March 23, 2017March 23, 2017by
TIP OF THE DAY: National Hummus Day: Try A New Brand!
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TIP OF THE DAY: National Hummus Day: Try A New Brand!

[1] Black Garlic, one of 11 delicious flavors of Hope Hummus (photo courtesy Hope Foods). [2] One of our favorite ways to serve hummus: topped with salad ingredients and, as a lunch dish, with a hard-boied egg (photo courtesy Shayla | NOLA). [3] Woo hoo, chocolate hummus (photo courtesy Hope Foods).   May 13th is...

March 22, 2017March 22, 2017by
Crustless Pumpkin Pie Mini Muffins
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Crustless Pumpkin Pie Mini Muffins

Yield: 2 dozen Ingredients 1 – 15 oz. can pumpkin pure 1/2 cup coconut sugar 1/4 cup agave 2 large eggs 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 3/4 cup evaporated milk (or coconut milk) 2/3 cup oat flour 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. baking soda pecans, optional...

March 8, 2017March 8, 2017by
#MakeABook Tasty… Recipes!
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#MakeABook Tasty… Recipes!

OMG, I have been laughing so hard reading the #MakeABookTasty hashtag on Twitter today. I tweeted at Goodreads (where I store all my books… 121 this year and counting!) asking them to roundup the best and pair them with recipes, but then I thought WAIT I can do that.  Here are some of my favorite responses…...

March 3, 2017March 3, 2017by
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Protein Balls
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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Protein Balls

Yield: Serves 12 Ingredients 18 pitted dates 1/2 cup unsalted almonds 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup unsalted mini pretzels 1/4 cup dark chocolate pieces Instructions Click Here to see the rest of the instructions Powered by WPeMatico

February 13, 2017February 13, 2017by