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    Wow! Chocolate Bark with Caramelized Quinoa

    Using a dark (72% cacao) chocolate brings an intense, not-too-sweet, almost fruity flavor to this bark. If you prefer a sweeter chocolate, substitute bittersweet (60% cacao) chocolate. Ingredients                                                                                        1/2 cup uncooked quinoa 1/3 cup natural brown sugar…

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    Sesame-Ginger-Chickpea-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    Active Time 40 Mins Total Time 1 Hour 40 Mins Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 2 stuffed sweet potato halves) Sesame, especially toasted sesame oil, is a key flavor in many Asian cuisines. It makes sense that tahini would fit here too, from satay sauces to the ginger dressing on your sushi restaurant salad. Here we spike tahini with fresh ginger, garlic, and rice vinegar and drizzle over roasted sweet potatoes (tahini rounds out sweet flavors beautifully). And because tahini…

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    Gingerbread Protein Cookies

    You  may know that I talk a lot about trigger foods and buffer foods, especially around the holidays. What can we buffer our cravings with when we feel triggered to eat something less healthy? Well, there are options! If your trigger food around the holidays is cookies, then here’s a recipe to buffer that with a little BONUS of added protein.   NOTE: The best protein powder to use for these cookies is vanilla whey OR pure paleo. Vega, unfortunately,…

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    HEALTHY, NO-BAKE “SUGAR” COOKIE ENERGY BITES

    Healthy, No-Bake “Sugar” Cookie Energy Bites Makes approx 40 healthy, simple, buttery, sweet tasting bites of energy packed deliciousness Ingredients – 1 cup cashews (I used raw, unsalted) 6 Medjool dates, pits removed 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract a pinch of salt flakes   Method – 1 – Place cashews in your food processor/blender and pulse until crumbly, you want there to still be a few bigger chunks to give the bites some nice texture. 2 – Add dates and…

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    Snap Pea Falafel Salad, perfect for holiday gatherings

     Create a delicious salad with chickpeas, snap peas, bulgur and tomatoes. Ingredients 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 pound snap peas, chopped 1 tomato, chopped 2 scallions, thinly sliced 1 cup canned chickpeas 1/3 cup chopped parsley 3 cups cooked bulgur How to Make It Step In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil with the lemon juice, cumin seeds, and garlic. Add the snap peas,…