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Blueberry Lemon Bites
June 29, 2014, 4:53 am
Filed under: breakfast, dessert, Health, Lunch

From MyWholeFoodLifeWe loved these and froze a bunch!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup blueberries (I used fresh, but frozen might work too)
  • 8 medjool dates (pits removed)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • In a food processor, combine the cashews, oats, vanilla and sea salt. Pulse for 1 minute.
  • Then add in the blueberries, dates and lemon zest and pulse for another minute or two until everything looks well combined.
  • Roll into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Stick in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.

These bites should last in the fridge for at least 4 days. You can freeze them for longer storage. Enjoy!

Read more at http://mywholefoodlife.com/2014/06/22/blueberry-muffin-bites/#xiq6htoPDXP5RzxX.99



Pasta al Pomodoro
June 18, 2014, 2:43 am
Filed under: Company, favorites, main course, pasta, Sunday, weeknight

From Bon Appetit. Delightful!

INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1 28 oz. can peeled tomatoes, puréed in a food processor
Kosher salt
3 large fresh basil sprigs
12 oz. bucatini or spaghetti
2 Tbsp. cubed unsalted butter
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan

PREPARATION
Heat extra-virgin olive oil in a 12″ skillet over medium-low heat. Add minced onion and cook, stirring, until soft, about 12 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 2-4 minutes. Add crushed red pepper flakes; cook for 1 minute more. Increase heat to medium, add puréed tomatoes and season lightly with kosher salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens slightly and the flavors meld, about 20 minutes. Remove pan from heat, stir in basil sprigs, and set aside.
Meanwhile, bring water to a boil in a 5-qt. pot. Season with salt; add spaghetti or bucatini and cook, stirring occasionally, until about 2 minutes before tender. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup pasta cooking water.
Discard basil and heat skillet over high heat. Stir in reserved pasta water to loosen sauce; bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook, stirring, until sauce coats pasta and pasta is al dente, about 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat; add butter and cheese; toss until cheese melts. Transfer to warm bowls; serve with more cheese, if desired.



Trader Joe’s Lentil App
June 8, 2014, 4:51 am
Filed under: appetizer, Cocktail, Company, favorites, Health, side dish

Mix together the entirety of all three containers
and serve with crackers or a baguette. Delightful and healthier than a lot of appetizers. Also good as a summer side dish.

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burrito bowls.
June 8, 2014, 2:18 am
Filed under: chicken, favorites, Health, main course, weeknight

Chicken, greens, cheese, rice, beans, cilantro, avocado, tomato.

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