Cherry Chocolate Chip Muesli Energy Bars

Makes 18-20 bars INGREDIENTS 1½ cups rolled oats ½ cup dried cherries 1 cup muesli (of your choice) 6 tablespoons butter ¼ cup nuts (*optional) ½ cup brown rice syrup ½ cup whey or soy protein powder ¼ cup wheat germ 1 teaspoon cardamom ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips ½ cup brown sugar PREPARATION Preheat […]

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Chocolate Cardamom Banana Bites

Makes 12-15 bites INGREDIENTS 2 bananas, firm but ripe, cut into 12-15 pieces 9 ounces dark semisweet chocolate 1 teaspoon cardamom 1⁄3 cup shredded coconut ½ cup nut of choice, chopped fine 2 teaspoons flax seeds 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds 1⁄3 cup dried dates and cherries, chopped fine DIRECTIONS Freeze the banana pieces. In a […]

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Chocolate Nutty Pretzels

Makes 12-15 medium pretzels INGREDIENTS 1 New York style pretzel dough recipe Coarse sugar 12 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup nuts and/or seeds (hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds or any combination of) Maldon Salt DIRECTIONS Follow the recipe for the pretzels with one exception, before baking sprinkle with coarse […]

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Moroccan Spiced Dried Fruit & Nut Sundaes

Serves 4-6 Ingredients ½ cup dried apricots, chopped ½ cup dried figs, chopped ½ cup dried dates, chopped ½ cup almonds 1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated 1 tablespoon orange zest 1 tablespoon traditional ros el hanout recipe 1 cup turbinado sugar ¼ cup water 3 tablespoons orange juice ½ stick butter ¼ tablespoon heavy cream […]

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Pick Your Own Fruit Crisp

INGREDIENTS Crumble topping 1 stick butter, cut in small pieces 1 cup whole-wheat flour 3 teaspoons cinnamon 1 cup rolled oats 1 teaspoon nutmeg ½ cup brown sugar chopped nuts/seeds, optional ½ tsp vanilla extract PREPARATION Preheat at 375ËšF. Combine all ingredients for topping. Sprinkle fruit with sugar and place in ramekin, top with crumble. […]

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Smoked and Spiced Almonds

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1½ teaspoons almond oil 2 teaspoons canola oil 1½ cups blanched almonds 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 teaspoon Maldon sea salt ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper PREPARATION In a sauté pan, add oil and almonds over medium heat, and almonds and toast until golden. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon, and season […]

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Spaghetti Squash with Parsley Pesto

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 medium spaghetti squash ½ cup walnuts or peacans, toasted 2 garlic cloves 2 cups fresh parsley leaves ¼ to ½ cup extra virgin olive oil Juice and zest of one lemon ½ cups Asiago cheese, grated Salt and pepper to taste PREPARATION Preheat oven to 375°F. With a knife, slice three […]

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