Quinoa-Apricot Raisin and Nut Muffins

Makes about 2 dozen small muffins Ingredients: ½ c. apricot paste (make in food processor by blending dried apricots to a paste) ¾ c. quinoa, cooked well – make sure there is no water left in the pan 1 ½ c. oatmeal ½ c ground nuts – I used pecans but walnuts are even more […]

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Oven Roasted Figs and Pine Nuts

Figs are low in calories. However, they contain health benefiting soluble dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and pigment anti-oxidants that contribute immensely towards optimum health and wellness. Use them in salads, as a dessert, or just slice and enjoy! They are in season now but won’t be around too much longer. Ingredients for one serving: Four […]

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Oatmeal Berry Cobbler

Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 1/3 c. frozen mixed berries 2/3 c. oatmeal ¾ c. water 2 T. raisins (large golden raisins work well if you can find them) 1/8 t. vanilla 2 T. chopped raw walnuts ¼ t. cinnamon Directions: Combine the berries, oats, raisins and vanilla in a small saucepan. Add the water (you […]

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Gremolata

This garnish can be used over quinoa or as a side dish on its own. Its mixture of sweet, sour, bitter and fresh adds an amazing flavor “sensation” wherever it is used. Ingredients: Six Scallions – as fresh as you can find them 2 small lemons – Meyer lemons if you can find them 2 […]

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Elegant Fig Salad

A quick and easy salad made with fresh figs. Ingredients: 2 small red onions – sliced in wide strips ¼ cup roasted hazelnuts (walnuts or almonds also work well) Large bunch of lettuce (can be romaine or other salad greens) leaves torn roughly 2 cups of watercress or arugula 6 ripe fresh figs Balsamic vinegar […]

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Fennel and Orange Salad

This salad has the flair of both Arab and Sicilian influence with its combination of citrus and olives. It’s a staple in most households in Sicily. Ingredients For the Salad: 2 large oranges (navel oranges work and if you can find blood oranges, that’s even better yet) 1 head of young fennel, preferable with green […]

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Change Your Life Bread

A Recipe Adapted from My New Roots’ Life-Changing Loaf of Bread If you like a hearty slice of bread you will love this recipe! This whole-grain, gluten-free, no-knead, no-mess, life-changing loaf of bread is delicious. Makes 1 loaf Ingredients: 2 cups raw sunflower seeds – not in the shell 1 cup whole flax seeds 1 cup […]

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Use as a Base for Wraps or for Snacking with Whole Grain Crackers or Romaine Lettuce Makes ~2 cups Ingredients: 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 Tbsp. tahini 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 small white onion, sliced thin 1/2 tsp. olive oil (optional) 1/4 cup white balsamic […]

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