Almond Butter, Banana & Honey Panini

Makes 4 servings
Ingredients
Hearty, crusty whole grain bread, sliced
½ cup of either almond butter or peanut butter, chunky
2 bananas sliced lengthwise
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup honey
1 teaspoon canola oil
Cooking spray
Directions
Preheat Panini grill (or you could use a grill pan with a heavy skillet as a weight). Spray the cooking surface. Brush one side of bread with oil, [...]

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Crispy Flax Granola

Makes 8 servings
Ingredients
2 cups traditional rolled oats
2 tablespoons ground golden flax seeds
2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup raisins
¼ cup walnuts
½ cup dried cranberries or cherries
½ cup peanut or almond butter
3 tablespoons honey
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 lemon, zested
2 tablespoons thyme
1 teaspoon tarragon, chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
Cooking spray
Directions
Preheat [...]

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Makes 12 peanut butter cups
INGREDIENTS
12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Maldon Salt
DIRECTIONS
Cut some cupcake liners so that they are about half their normal size, and place into muffin tins. Heat chocolate in double boiler (sauce pan with water and a metal bowl on top). Spoon some of the melted chocolate [...]

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Ger-Nis Hoisin Sauce

Makes 1 cup
Ingredients
½ cup tamari
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
4 tablespoons yuzu rice vinegar
2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon Ger-Nis siracha
1 teaspoon black pepper, finely ground
Directions
In a small mixing bowl whisk together all ingredients until smooth and well incorporated. Place in a squeeze bottle for easy use. Store in the refrigerator [...]

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Grilled White Eggplant with Peanut Sauce and Cilantro Red Pepper Relish

Serves 6
Ingredients
2 small white eggplants (about 1 pound each) cut into ½ inch thick slices the long way
Sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 shallot, chopped fine
2 red chilis, deseeded and chopped fine
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoon peanut butter
2 tablespoons tamari
2 tablespoons yuzi rice vinegar
Juice of 1 lime
Cilantro Red Pepper Relish (recipe follows)
Directions
Lay the eggplant down [...]

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Homemade Peanut Butter & S’mores Cups

Yields about 2 dozen mini peanut butter cups and 4-6 large s’mores.
Ingredients
For the candy shells

Chocolate
For the peanut butter filling

1 cup peanut butter
½ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the s’mores filling

1 cup marshmallow fluff
2 graham crackers, broken in pieces
Directions
Temper the chocolate and pour into cupcake molds (either miniature or regular size) and let harden. Mix [...]

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Laotian Summer Rolls

Makes approximately 15 rolls
INGREDIENTS
For rolls
4 oz rice vermicelli noodles
15 spring roll rice paper skins
5 ounces deep fried tofu, sliced into rectangular pieces (appx. 2 inches x ½ inch)
3 carrots, peeled and julienned
1 cup oyster mushrooms / other julienned vegetable of your choice
1 cup bean sprouts
1 cup fresh cilantro sprigs, cut into 2 inch long sprigs
1 [...]

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Peanut Butter and Dried Fruit Protein Oatmeal

Makes 4 servings
INGREDIENTS
1 cup steel cut oats
4 cups water
1 pinch salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons natural creamy peanut butter
¼ cup dried cranberries or raisins
3 tablespoons honey
¼ cup pumpkin seeds, toasted
DIRECTIONS
Combine oats, water, and salt in an uncovered pot. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer. Oats can sometimes foam over the pot; if [...]

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Peanut Butter Bacon Biscuits with Carob Icing (everyday dog treats)

Makes about 12-18 3 inch biscuits
Ingredients
2 cups whole wheat flour
¼ cup buckwheat flour
1 tablespoon powdered milk
2 tablespoons flax seeds
¼ cup wheat bran
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup peanut butter (heated up to soften)
¼ cup bacon, crumbled
2 tablespoons bacon grease
1 egg, beaten
¾ cup water
8 ounces carob
Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl sift together [...]

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