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Creamy Blueberry Oat Bran - WOW Breakfast

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Ingredients:

4 cups water

1 1/3 cups oat bran

7 egg whites

1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries

Honey to taste

Boil water and add oat bran. Cook two minutes and whisk in egg whites. Cook for another 3 minutes. Add blueberries and honey to taste. 

Have a delicious morning!

Pistachio Beet Wow Salad

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This dish has a place in my heart and on my table about once a week! I love it so much and I am hoping you enjoy it as well!

Ingredients: 

6 large beets

2 cups quinoa 

Greens - I like a blend of spring mix and arugula

Goat cheese

Pistachios

White balsamic vinegar 

Olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

Wash, peel and chop beets. Line a 9x13 pan with tinfoil allowing enough tinfoil on the edges to wrap up over the top of the beets to form a tent. Place beets in tinfoil drizzle with 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar and a little salt. Bake for 40 minutes or until beets are tender.

Meanwhile, prepare quinoa according to directions & chop greens. When the quinoa and beets are finished layer quinoa, beets, greens, goat cheese (crumbled) & pistachios. Then drizzle with white balsamic vinegar and olive oil and salt to taste. Enjoy! 

Red Lentil Curry WOW Bowl

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Ingredients:

3 tablespoons avocado oil

1 large onion

2 garlic cloves

2 tablespoon tomato paste

2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoon curry

1 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

9 cups chicken broth

2 cups red lentils

4 large carrot, peeled and diced

Chop onion and mince garlic. In a large pot, heat 3 tablespoons oil over high heat until hot and shimmering. Add onion and garlic, and sauté until golden, about 4 minutes.

Stir in tomato paste, cumin, salt, curry, turmeric, and sauté for 2 minutes longer. Add broth, lentils and carrot. Allow mixture to simmer, then partially cover pot and turn heat to medium-low. Simmer until lentils are soft, about 20 minutes. Taste and add salt or any of the other seasonings if you desire a stronger flavor.

Using an immersion or regular blender, purée half the soup then add it back to pot. This should thicken the soup while still leaving it chunky. This soup is delicious paired with a salad and could also be served over rice. So good and really good for you as well! I love it when they both win!

Chocolate Goodness Smoothie

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Folks, it one of my fav’s. It just tastes so delish and it makes you feel good too. 

Ingredients:
4 cups spinach
2 c almond milk
2 scoops @sunwarriortribe chocolate protien powder
5 Tbl cocoa
1 tea coconut syrup (to sweeten)
6 ice cubes

Place ingredients in high speed blender. Blend until all mixed together! Makes 2 servings. Easy and yummy!

Thai Summer Salad

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Ingredients:

8 oz linguini fini

2 lbs grilled chicken

3 carrots

4 c chopped greens, washed and dried

2 c purple cabbage 

2 peppers - red, yellow or orange

1 cucumber

1/2 red onion

Honey roasted peanuts

 

Dressing ingredients:

4 Tbl soy sauce

5 tea sesame oil

2 Tbl rice wine vinegar

6 Tbl honey

3/4 c vegetable oil

1 lime juice & zest

1 c peanut butter

4 tea minced garlic

2 T minced ginger

1 bunch cilantro

1 tea kosher salt

4 tea sriracha sauce

6 T water

*I recommend making the dressing ahead of time. It’s simple but it has a lot of ingredients. There is absolutely no substitute for it, it is incredible.  It keeps in teh fridge well so I make a lot and use it for a couple weeks on salads and noodles or whatever you can dream up. You just add everything to the blender & blend and walls it’s done!

Cook noodles, rinse and toss with olive oil so they will not stick.

Grill and slice chicken.

Shred carrots. Chop all the rest of the veggies. Combine in a big bowl. Serve with dressing and top with honey roasted peanuts. CRAZY GOOD!

*Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites

Best Veggie Dip

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Oh friends! This is SO easy and SO good. So easy that I have never even used actual measurements before and it always turns out great - don't worry I figured it out for you guys! And its SO good - like it goes great with any veggie and it is dangerous when used as a dip for ruffles chips. Hope you enjoy it! 

 

Ingredients: 

1 c cottage cheese

1/2 c sour cream

2 Tbl ranch dip mix

Measure and mix! It’s that simple and superb! 

Passing On - Hard Work and Values Through Apricots

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🍊A kind neighbor shared their bounty with us. We love apricots! 
We had so many we had to do something with them. This year we decided to give dehydrating them a shot. I involved the whole family. I’m so hoping they will thank me someday because heaven knows they don’t now. 
Even though I would not have said, that sitting in my Grandmothers kitchen snapping beans and shelling peas, was fun for me as a young girl, I would say, that I have fond memories of doing it. It taught me the value of hard work and planted wholesome seeds of the importance of growing and storing our own food. 
So hoping my boys get a shred of something like that! Do you make your kiddos help with projects like this in the kitchen?

Presto - Buttermilk Pancakes & Syrup

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Ok later, you might hate me for sharing this recipe with you! It is so GOOD & so BAD! Like lick your plate good! Oh my! I figure I'm good if I only make it a few times a week --- WAIT I mean a few times a year!  🤣 SO GOOD!

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*PS - I never actually have buttermilk on hand at my house so I always use a substitute. 1 cup milk to 1 Tbl lemon juice. For this recipe you actually need to mix 4 3/4 milk with 4 3/4 Tbl lemon juice before you start making the recipes so it has time to sit before you need it.

Buttermilk Pancakes

Ingredients: 

3 c flour

3 Tbl sugar

1 ½ tsp salt 

3 tsp baking soda

3 tsp baking powder

3 eggs - separate whites

3 1/4 c buttermilk

Mix dry ingredients together with wire whisk. Add egg yolks. Add buttermilk to consistency. Add ¼ cube melted butter. Whip egg whites until stiff and fold into batter.

 

Buttermilk Syrup

3 cube butter

3 c sugar

1 ½ c buttermilk 

1 ½ tsp baking soda

Get a large pot. Now get a larger one! Yes thats the one. This recipe “comes up” when you add the baking soda. You will thank me for having you get that LARGE pot to make this in. It’s simple. Bring butter, sugar, and buttermilk to a boil. Then add baking soda. Done! Keep warm until you drizzle this insane mixture over those fluffy beautiful little cakes!

Protein Bites

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Ingredients: 

1 1/2 c peanut / almond butter

3 servings protein powder

3/4 c honey

1 1/2 tea vanilla

1/2 tea sea salt

2 1/4 c rolled oats

Mix nut butter, protein powder and honey in mixer. Add in vanilla & salt and mix. Lastly add in the oats. Then using a cookie scoop, scoop out onto cookie sheet forming perfectly sized bites. Next throw them in the freezer long enough for them to firm up. 

Then you can place them into a container or a ziploc bag to store in the fridge. Now you have a quick healthy snack at the ready for you or the hungry bellies that pass through your kitchen! Enjoy!

Nut Butter Dip

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Ingredients:
1 c nut butter, your choice (I love almond) 1/4 c almond milk
1 Tbl coconut oil
2 Tbl maple syrup

Add all ingredients into blender and pulse a few times until mixed.

Great for dippings things like apples & celery. Yummy on toast and anywhere else you would love to add a little nutty sweetness!