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CHOCOLATE ALMOND SHAKE

This shake has been one of our favorite drinks for years. Its nutritious but tastes like dessert. I like to use fresh dates like medjool dates for creaminess. If you don’t have a high-powered blender that will totally liquify the dates, you will have gummy dates at the bottom of your blender. I kind of […]

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STRAWBERRY HEMP SMOOTHIE BOWL

I can’t help but love a strawberry and banana combo. I know there are a thousand different fruit combos out there but somehow strawberries and bananas are always at the top of my list. Nostalgia maybe. I could eat this for breakfast, dessert, as a post-workout meal or as an afternoon snack when those sweet […]

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OATMEAL RAISIN MUFFINS

These muffins are a staple in our house. I usually double the recipe with the intention of freezing one batch but they get eaten too fast. I make these ahead of time and keep them on hand for rushed mornings. The quality and sweetness of the muffins will depend on the ripeness of the bananas. […]

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ZUCCHINI NOODLES

Zucchini are taking over our garden. We’ve been eating zucchini bread, summer zucchini fritters and sautéd zucchini all week. And we are adding zucchini noodles to the mix. I love these noodles because you can serve them as a side vegetable dish or a main pasta dish. When I eat them as a side dish […]

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CUCUMBER MINT SALAD

I’m making more Brazilian food as the Olympics in Rio continue. This is a side salad I used to eat a lot when I lived in Brazil. It goes really well with beans and rice, spicy foods and Latin-style foods. The recipe calls for raw onions. Members of my family (I won’t say names) don’t […]

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BLACK BEANS

The Olympic games are in full swing and we are big fans of the games. In lieu of the Olympics being in Rio, I wanted to make some Brazilian food for us to eat while we watch. I lived in Brazil as a missionary for 1 year and 6 months. I loved the people, I […]

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