For a list of recipes on this blog that use flaxseed, click here. I buy the whole flaxseed and grind a cup or two in the blender until it begins to have a powder-like texture. I then store the ground flaxseed in the freezer in an airtight container for up to one month or thereabouts. … Continue reading “Flaxseed”

Banana Peanut Butter Mini Muffins

Banana and peanut butter are great friends. I guess the only thing that would make these little muffins any better would be a handful of chocolate chips. Ooohhh, I hadn’t thought of that. Well, take it away readers and do what you will. I think these muffins are perfectly sweet just the way they are. … Continue reading “Banana Peanut Butter Mini Muffins”

Our Daily Bread

[donotprint]Right after college, one of my roommates got a bread maker. After a couple months of excitement, she started to complain about feeling alienated from her bread. The machine was quietly tucked away never to be seen again. Given this experience, I resisted getting a bread maker for a long time. But a few years … Continue reading “Our Daily Bread”

Nutty Apricot Turnovers

[donotprint]A year ago I would have dismissed you completely if you told me I’d be making pastry dough from scratch and turning it into little turnovers full of dried fruit and nutty goodness. My mission is to make quick and easy snacks that are healthy too. But alas, it’s time to fess up to the fact … Continue reading “Nutty Apricot Turnovers”

Almond Butter Balls

When all else fails, I usually have some almond butter balls in my freezer. These are a little tricky to form into balls. But that’s because they have a fraction of the honey most recipes for peanut butter balls call for and they have glorious crispy rice cereal which makes them crunchy! Feel free to … Continue reading “Almond Butter Balls”

Peanut Butter Clusters

[donotprint]These somehow manage to give me a sugar buzz even though they don’t seem to be totaly overloaded with it. I’ve really got to get some piece of software that will spit out nutrition information for recipes. Anyway, these are tasty, as you can well imagine. It’s sort of like a reese’s peanut butter cup and … Continue reading “Peanut Butter Clusters”

Chocolate Banana Pops

[donotprint]My kids had a wonderful time making these and getting terribly messy in the process! This is the quickest way I’ve come up with to use up over ripe bananas lurking in the kitchen.[/donotprint] 2 tablespoons powdered sugar2 teaspoons cocoa powder (preferably dutch process)1 teaspoon ground flaxseed2-3 bananas cut into 2-inch thick slicesPopsicle sticks Mix … Continue reading “Chocolate Banana Pops”

Almond Bon Bons

[donotprint]This is recipe that might not belong among the “healthy” recipes that are supposed to grace the pages of this blog. But, at least it’s fresh and homemade. Much better to indulge with these when your sweet tooth can not be denied. Some people have asked me if they can replace the rice syrup with honey or corn syrup, to … Continue reading “Almond Bon Bons”