Grain-Free, Lemon, Lavendar, and Chamomile Scones

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These grain-free scones  are moist and delicious, unlike traditional scones. They are perfect for an afternoon snack with a cup of tea. I don’t know about you, but I cannot eat grains every day or for every meal. Grains contain lechtins which are essentially the plant’s way of protecting itself from being over consumed. If eaten in high quantities, they make the stomach feel bloated and uncomfortable and can cause weigh gain. Lechtins are sometimes referred to as anti-nutrients, as studies have found that lectins can reduce the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. For that reason, I like to mix up my dishes between grain-free and grain-full. I use almond flour here, which is lechtin-free.

Grain-Free, Lemon, Lavendar, and Chamomile Scones
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Servings Prep Time
8 scones 15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Servings Prep Time
8 scones 15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Grain-Free, Lemon, Lavendar, and Chamomile Scones
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Servings Prep Time
8 scones 15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Servings Prep Time
8 scones 15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Ingredients
Servings: scones
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. In a food processor, pulse together almond flour and baking soda (add lavender here if you don’t like the little specks)
  3. Pulse in egg, honey, and lemon zest
  4. Add tea bags, or lavender & chamomile, and pulse a few times to mix
  5. Transfer dough to a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  6. Form dough into a circle, 6 inches wide
  7. Cut dough like a pizza, into 8 slices
  8. Using a spatula move slices apart, leaving space in between
  9. Bake at 350° for 12-16 minutes until edges are browned
  10. Cool for 15 minutes.
  11. Serve
Recipe Notes

Category: Brunch Cuisine: Healthy, Paleo, Gluten Free

Serves 8
Calories Per Serving: 175
Total Fat 0.1g 
Cholesterol 0mg 
Sodium 164.6mg 
Total Carbohydrate 8.9g 
Dietary Fiber 0.1g
Sugars 8.7g
Protein 0.5g

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Apr 11

Good morning, beautiful people!!

Not everyone is meant to be the same size, weight or BMI for their “category”. We are all incredibly unique with different needs. I was not feeling comfortable in my COVID 7, so I set a goal of losing it and I achieved that goal and more, by eating healthy food like this, every day and every meal. No skipping meals, no cutting out of any food groups or types. By eating healthy, whole, foods you can attain your goals! 💪💥

This morning oatmeal has:

1/4 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 banana (melted into the oats)
2 tsp coconut brown sugar (low glycemic)
1 Tbsp. half & half
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts
1/4 apple chopped
1 strawberry

Curried Baked Sweet Potato Chips

5

Curried Baked Sweet Potato Chips
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Delicious, satisfying, low calorie alternative to fried potato chips.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Curried Baked Sweet Potato Chips
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Delicious, satisfying, low calorie alternative to fried potato chips.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F
  2. With a mandoline, cut potato into very thin slices.
  3. Spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray. Arrange potato slices on the baking sheets in a single layer. Coat the slices lightly with cooking spray (or brush with canola oil).
  4. Bake for 7 minutes, or until just starting to brown.
  5. Turn the slices over and return to the oven. Bake until lightly browned, about 7 to 10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, in a bowl combine the sugar, salt and spices.
  7. Take the potato slices out of the oven and put in bowl with the spices.
  8. Toss well before serving.
Recipe Notes

153 calories per serving.

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Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl

5

Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl
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I picked up this Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl during my trip to Hawaii. It's made with mouth watering kiwi, leafy greens, coconut milk and bananas for the perfect tropical healthy breakfast!
Servings Prep Time
1 5
Servings Prep Time
1 5
Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl
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I picked up this Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl during my trip to Hawaii. It's made with mouth watering kiwi, leafy greens, coconut milk and bananas for the perfect tropical healthy breakfast!
Servings Prep Time
1 5
Servings Prep Time
1 5
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix until smooth. Add all your fun toppings and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

NUTRITION FACTS: SERVING SIZE: 1 BOWL CALORIES: 208 SUGAR: 18.2 G SODIUM: 302.4 MG FAT: 2.1 G SATURATED FAT: 0 G CARBOHYDRATES: 28.1 G FIBER: 5.6 G PROTEIN: 9.1 G * Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.

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Edible Flower Spring Rolls

4.8 6 votes

SpringRollForBlog


Using Edible Flowers 
in your party desserts, drinks, salads and even main dishes adds a unique element to your celebration. They add color, elegance, a bit of whimsy, and also have an interesting range of tastes.

Search for what is in season in your area – your local farmers’ market is a great source for finding out what is available and they’ll often have much more variety than the grocery store. Always ask vendors how their flowers are grown (you don’t want to eat flowers that have been sprayed with pesticides!). You can also order edible flowers (fresh or crystallized, which are great for using atop desserts) from several sites online (Gourmet Sweet Botanicals, Marx Foods, Food Innovations).

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Jan 10

An Attitude of Gratitude


Gratitude

Gratitude is good for your mental health. 

Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what a person receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude or thankfulness, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. In the process, they usually recognize that the source of that goodness lies at least partially outside themselves. As a result, being thankful also helps people connect to something larger than themselves— whether to other people, nature or a higher power.

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Spanish Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Olives

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Recipe collaboration by Aki Yorihiro and Christine Crawford

This delicious comfort food is perfect for a chilly autumn day. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Spanish Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Olives
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Spanish Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Olives
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Servings:
Instructions
  1. Salt and pepper chicken thighs then dredge them in flour.
  2. Put the oil in a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. When it’s hot, add the chicken and cook undisturbed, adjusting the heat so the chicken doesn’t burn, until the pieces are browned on the bottom and release easily from the skillet, about 5 minutes. Continue cooking, turning the chicken every few minutes, until it’s brown all over, about 5 minutes more. Remove the chicken from the pan and pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the fat.
  3. Add mushrooms stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Deglaze with white wine or balsamic vinegar.
  5. Add the garlic, chicken stock and marinara; cook until the mixture starts to bubble and the sauce thickens slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the pesto sauce and let the mixture bubble for another 2 minutes.
  6. Add the olives, and return the chicken to the skillet, nestling the pieces into the sauce. Adjust the heat so the liquid bubbles gently but steadily, then cover the skillet. Cook until the chicken is tender and cooked through, appx. 10 minutes
  7. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning. Garnish with the basil, and serve with quinoa.
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Peach Almond Shortcake ~ with Coconut Whipped Cream

4.9 4 votes

 

PeachAlmondShortcake_RealYummies

Starting off the week with shortcake . . .

is always a good idea. Especially if they’re amazingly satisfying and healthy.

What’s not to love about this light summer dessert? It is a favorite of mine. I believe it was this seasonal dessert that got me liking peaches when I was a kid.

These flavorful shortcakes are SO simple, grain and gluten free, and taste even better than the shortcake I grew up with. They are moist and have the slightest sweetness to them…perfect for the dessert-ifying. Here, with the addition of sweetened peaches and coconut whipped cream, they are worthy of my top 2 desert spot!

 

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Easy Tomato Mini Tarts

5 5 votes

MyCherryTomatoTarts

After some oven time, these mini tarts are flakey, golden brown, and summer lush.  We’re talking crisp, flavorful, herby, tomato-y YES!  So delicious, satisfying and SO very easy to make!  The tomatoes do all the work, when it comes to making these sweet tarts quite the lookers, as well!!

 
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Peach Shortbread Tart

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Is there anything that smells better than a ripe peach? I think not. The California peach season is in full swing and this Peach Shortbread Tart is a fun and delicious change from the traditional pie.

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