healthy

Cinnamon Creamsicle Smoothie

Recipe: Cinnamon Creamsicle Smoothie

I love this smoothie. We drink them often in the fall and winter. It's like a festive creamsicle in a glass - without the cream, sugar, food coloring...
Carrot juice is what makes it extra tasty and extra healthy (note to people with kids: you can't taste the carrot juice!). I happen to LOVE carrots and the vitamin A boost they give :-)
 

Almonds :-)

almond tree in Spain
A beautiful blooming almond tree in Spain. (image from the wikipedia)
The food of the week on one of my favorite sites (the world's healthiest foods) is the amazingly tasty, versatile, nutritious almond! High in protein, healthy fat, vitamin E, manganese - also containing a good amount of magnesium, copper, B2 and antioxidants (read the full low-down here) - almonds are truly a super-food :-) I love enjoying them dry-roasted, sprouted, in baked goods...
Recipes:

Flourless Sesame Almond Cookies

Blueberry Fig Sprouted Almond Clafouti

Awesome Almond Buckwheat Pancakes

Orange Mexican Wedding Cakes

Chocolate Almond Bran Biscotti

Super Pancakes (for one or more)

Gluten Free / Sugar Free Cheesecake

Sprouted Almond Smoothie

Black Leather


Just came up with this super-tasty mineral-rich fun-to-eat hot-looking confection ~

Recipe: Black Leather

(...fun to have some of this on hand at a halloween party... evil black baby snakes?)

healthy baking on the bbq


hot off the grill: fresh blueberry clafouti!

This summer I did a bit of experimental baking on the bbq: fun! (and a great idea when you don't want to heat your place up)

After botching some lovely sprouted quinoa muffins that I tried to bake on the bbq, I was ready to learn from my mistake: don't put the pan directly on the grill, or else your goods will burn burn burn.

Monster Cookies!

Monster cookie
Yum!

Recipe: MONSTER COOKIES!

These are awesome: chunky, peanut buttery, oaty, chocolaty - with the added sophistication of candied orange peel. Adults LOVE these. Haven't made them for kids yet, though I think I'd swap the peel for chopped apricots... Similar to the classic monster cookie, these MONSTER COOKIES have been updated to be dairy-free + healthier. I like to keep a couple in my purse as they're great for a hearty energy boost. :-)

!Fantastico!


Kahlua Walnut Brownies: reeealy good!

A large bottle of Kahlua from the duty-free = inspiration!

Here's the resultant recipe: Kahlua Walnut Brownies

These are absolutely fantastic (and relatively healthy). Beautiful in texture and exquisitely flavored: rich, dark, moist, chocolaty, and not too sweet. Voted "best brownies of all time" by my partner!

Healthy Mexican Treats

Honey Candy
Sweet hard honey candies with sesame seeds: mmm

Check out these fine treats I scored from a little grocery store in Puerto Morellos, Mexico.

Cream Puffs ~

minus the cream ;-)

Here's a great sounding recipe makeover for Cream Puffs. I'll try this recipe using all whole eggs rather than extra whites...

(Healthy) Dark Rum Walnut Brownies


Dark Rum Walnut Brownies: Bittersweet dark nutty fruity chocolaty bliss

Time for some awesome rich chocolaty Dark Rum Walnut Brownies!

Compared to traditional brownies (that generally have a lot of butter/oil, refined wheat flour, refined sugar...) these are healthy. You still need fat and sugar to make a really good brownie - and these definitely have fat and sugar. The difference is this: these have more healthy fats (like egg yolks and omega3-rich walnuts) and healthier sugars (from mineral and fiber-rich dried fruits like prunes). They are also packed with healthy dark chocolate.

Recipe: Dark Rum Walnut Brownies

Yum!

Crispy Beer Flat Bread...

Here's a great-sounding recipe for Crispy Beer Flat Bread (from recipezaar) that I'll try soon. One thing I will change is the 2 c all-purpose flour for something a little healthier like fine whole spelt flour, or whole wheat flour... or maybe 1/2 wheat flour and 1/2 corn flour (orgainc of course!) with chilli and Corona or any good Mexican cerveza... mmm...