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Oat Shortbread Cookies

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

  Ingredients 1  cup all-purpose flour 3  tablespoons sugar 1/2  cup butter 1/3  cup rolled oats   Directions In a medium mixing bowl combine flour and sugar. Using a pastry blender cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling. Stir in rolled oats. Form mixture into a ball and knead until smooth. […]

Peanut Butter Shortbread Rounds

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Recipe from The Canadian Baker  As I sit here, snow is falling outside my window. The weather has not changed a bit since last week. To warm myself up, I combined two things I love and made one scrumptious cookie. Peanut Butter Shortbread Rounds are the ultimate shortbread cookie. They are soft, tender and melt-in-your-mouth […]

Black Bean and Oatmeal Burgers

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Though I’m not a vegetarian, I do enjoy a lot of meatless dishes, including vegetarian “burgers”. I do NOT like the frozen, pre-packaged ones available at the store, though. Considering how easy and quickly homemade meatless burgers can be made, I can’t imagine paying so much for what is STILL a processed food (seriously, look […]

Upcycle those old t-shirts into market bags

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Do you have old t-shirts that you don’t wear but can’t bring yourself to throw away? Here’s a great idea, upscale them into shopping bags. T-shirts make great shopping bags, they are stretchy and will hold a great deal. Keep for yourself to use at the grocery store or farmer’s market or give away, they […]

Benefits of Coconut

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

The Tree of Life The scientific name for coconut is Cocos nucifera. Early Spanish explorers called it coco, which means “monkey face” because the three indentations (eyes) on the hairy nut resembles the head and face of a monkey. Nucifera means “nut-bearing.” The coconut provides a nutritious source of meat, juice, milk, and oil that […]

Is Peanut Butter Healthy

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Is peanut butter healthy? The answer is yes! http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/Is-peanut-butter-healthy  

Nuts as a source of protein

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

The following is based on a 1 ounce portion;                                             Protein                             Calories                     Fiber Peanuts                                6.71 grams                       166                           2.3 grams Pistachios                             6.05 grams                       162                           2.9 grams Almonds                              6.02 grams                       163                           3.5 grams Cashews                              5.17 grams                       157                           0.94 grams Walnut                                 4.32 grams                       185                           1.9 grams Hazelnut                               4.24 grams                       178                           2.7 grams Brazel Nuts                          4.06 grams                       186                           2.1 grams Pine Nut                               3.88 grams                       […]

Bread Pudding with Maple Peanut Sauce

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

  Try the bread pudding with a cinnamon raisin peanut butter from The Granola Tree.  http://shop.thegranolatree.com/Cinnamon-Raisin-Natural-Peanut-Butter-10006.htm 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter2 eggs1/2 cup granulated sugar2/3 cup milk1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon salt4 cups cubed brioche or challah bread (cut into 3/4 inch cubes)2/3 cup pure maple syrup1/3 cup creamy peanut butter1/3 cup crushed […]

Peanut Butter Cookies

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Try these with a Granola Tree flavored peanut butters. Like peanut butter cookies made with chocolate butterscotch peanut butter or white chocolate raspberry coconut peanut butter. http://shop.thegranolatree.com/Chocolate-Butterscotch-Natural-Peanut-Butter-10033.htm http://shop.thegranolatree.com/White-Chocolate-Raspberry-Coconut-Natural-Peanut-Butter-10008.htm Classic Peanut Butter Cookies Makes 24 cookies1 1/4 cup all purpose flour, sifted1/4 cup creamy peanut butter1/4 cup shortening1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened1/4 cup granulated sugar1/4 cup […]

Spicy Quinoa Salad

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Don’t know what to do with that quinoa you bought, try this. You can substitute any veggies you like, try cabbage or cucumbers. Don’t have Spicy Sesame Peanut Butter, go to http://www.thegranolatree.com/ This makes a great lunch or dinner side dish. 1 cup Quinoa2 cups WaterBring water to boil, add quinoa and simmer briskly 15 […]