Almond Coconut Granola

I love making my own granola cause it is so easy and you can really tailor the recipe to what you like. I enjoy mine with almond milk or sprinkle it over some greek yogurt. Comment and let you know what goodness you like to put in your granola!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups gluten free oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 agave nectar or maple syrup (I purchase a blend from Trader Joes)
  • 1 egg white

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together except for the egg white.
  3. Whisk egg white in separate bowl and then add to mixture.
  4. Pour mixture on to cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper or silicone pad.
  5. Bake for about 45 minutes, until golden brown.

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Easy Homemade Toffee

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups of Almonds
  • 1 pound of unsalted butter (4 sticks)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 bag (12 oz) of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt flakes

Directions:

  1. Chop up almonds by pulsing them in a food processor.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone pad.
  3. Sprinkle half of the almonds onto the baking sheet.
  4. In a large saucepan, over low heat add the butter, salt and sugar.
  5. Turn heat up to medium/high, stir occasionally, to melt the mixture and bring it to a boil. It is ready when it turns an almond brown color, about 10 minutes.
  6. Pour the mixture over the almonds on the cookie sheet.
  7. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top and use a spatula to spread the chocolate around.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining chopped almonds over the top of the chocolate layer.
  9. Sprinkle sea salt flakes over the top.
  10. Let it cool completely and then cut into squares.

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3 Ways to Make Deviled Eggs

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3 ways to make deviled eggs

These measurements are for two eggs.

Bacon & Chives:

  • 1 tablespoon of chopped cooked bacon
  • 1 tablespoon mayo (or Vegenaise is what I use)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • Garnish with piece of bacon and chives

Classic:

  • 1 tablespoon mayo
  • 1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Dash of red wine vinegar
  • Garnish with smoked paprika

Smoked Salmon & Fresh Herbs: 

  • 1 tablespoon mayo
  • 1/4 teaspoon grainy mustard (I use one with horseradish in it)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chopped fresh chives, parsley, thyme and dill
  • Pepper to taste
  • Garnish with smoked salmon and fresh dill

“Healthy” Cookie Dough Bites

These bites size desserts are do addictive. They aren’t overly sweet, which makes them really easy to pop more than just one at a time!

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup of gluten free oats
  • 3/4 cup of walnuts
  • 1/2 cup of cashews
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tablespoons of coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Grind the oats and nuts in a food processor for 1 minute.
  2. Then add the honey, vanilla, coconut oil, and chocolate chips and use a spatula to mix all the ingredients together.
  3. Using a 1 tablespoon to measure, roll into balls.
  4. To Freeze: Place balls in a single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze for 20-30 minutes. Store in a mason jar or tupperware in the fridge.

Recipe adapted from Goop.

Homemade Hummus with Baked Tortilla Chips

This week’s video shows on how to make your own hummus and baked tortilla chips at home, it’s my go-to snack. Delicious (and healthy) dip for Superbowl tomorrow!

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Hummus Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of Tahini Paste (Trader Joes)
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 lemon for juice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Add-ins: Sriracha, Jalapeno, Cilantro, etc.

Hummus Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients into food processor and blend. Gradually add olive oil until you get you desired consistency.
  2. Serve with veggies and/or chips.

Tortilla Chip Ingredients:

  • Brice Rice Tortillas
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

Tortilla Chip Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut tortillas into triangles, toss in olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
  3. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until golden brown.

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Ingredients:

  • 1 can (14.5 oz) whole tomatoes
  • 1 red onion, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1.5 tablespoons canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup of cooked and shredded chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken to make it real easy)

Toppings:

  • 1 lime
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 jalapeño
  • Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese
  • Tortilla Strips or Chips

Directions:

  1. Blend the tomatoes, red onion, cilantro and chipotle peppers together in a blender or food processor. Add a 1/4 cup of chicken broth and blend until smooth. Transfer to a saucepan and stir in the remaining chicken broth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add in the chicken breast and continue to simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. To serve, ladle the soup into bowl and top with a squeeze of fresh lime juice, avocado chunks, jalapeño slices, tortilla strips and shredded cheese.

Recipe adapted from No Biggie.