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Coconut Macaroons with Raw Honey

Posted by on Jun 11, 2011 in Gluten Free, Recipes | 0 comments

I love Coconut Macaroons, and I love them even more when they are healthy! These little cookies are easy to make and taste delicious – without any processed sugar! You can eat these macaroons without the guilt! Ingredients: 7 Egg Whites 3/4 cup Raw Honey 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt 4 1/2 cups Unsweetened Coconut Flakes (measure after you blend the coconut flakes together – see Step 1 for instruction.) Instructions: Step 1) Blend the large coconut flakes together to make them into small pieces. Don’t over blend them to become powder, you just want to blend them well enough so the coconut flakes won’t be too big in the cookies. Set aside. Step 2) Beat egg whites until stiff peaks start to form. Step 3) Slowly add in raw honey as you continue to beat the egg whites. Keep...

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Easy Rice Pudding

Posted by on Jan 27, 2011 in Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Recipes | 0 comments

Ingredients: •1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice •1 1/2 cups rice milk •1/2 cup to 1 cup of creamed honey •1 teaspoon cinnamon Instructions: Step 1) Cook the rice as normal. Step 2) In a pot on the stove at medium heat, combine the cooked rice, rice milk, creamed honey, and 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Stir until creamed honey is melted completely. Step 3) Pour Rice Pudding into 4 bowls, and add the rest of the cinnamon on the top of each bowl as a garnish. Notes: Do you need an easy recipe that tastes delicious? This Rice Pudding recipe is very easy to make (even my husband can make this on his own!), and it’s healthy for you too. Oh yeah, you would never know that it’s gluten free and lactose free…because it tastes that good! ; )...

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Chicken Kabobs

Posted by on Dec 2, 2010 in Gluten Free, Recipes | 0 comments

Ingredients: 8 Bamboo Kabob Skewers 2 Chicken breasts 8 Mushrooms 1 Red Pepper 1 Green Pepper 4 small Tomatoes 1 Purple Onion Chicken Seasoning Instructions: Step 1) Preheat grill Step 2) Cut up chicken, red and green pepper, onions, and tomatoes into sizes appropriate for cooking on a kabob (see photo) Step 3) Add ingredients onto the kabob skewer, mixing up the colors and order of ingredients to add variety. Add chicken seasoning to kabobs. Step 4) Cook on grill for 10 minutes, then rotate and cook for another 10 minutes; 20 minutes total, or until chicken is fully cooked.   Notes: You can cook this in the oven, just bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked. Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+,...

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Rosemary Potatoes

Posted by on Nov 22, 2010 in Gluten Free, Recipes | 0 comments

Ingredients: 15 Red Potatoes 3 tablespoons Coconut Oil Garlic Powder Sea Salt Rosemary Instructions: Step 1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Step 2) Cut potatoes into cubed pieces (see photo), and put into glass casserole dish. Step 3) Place chunks of coconut oil throughout potatoes. Step 4) Add garlic powder, sea salt,  and rosemary to potatoes. Step 5) Bake for 90 minutes (covered), or until potatoes are soft. Notes: This is probably one of my favorite dishes. I am pretty sure I would rather have these potatoes than any “candy” out there. These are guilt-free, easy to make,  and absolutely delicious! Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Gourmet Waffles

Posted by on Nov 4, 2010 in Gluten Free, Recipes | 0 comments

These waffles are extremely easy to make. Very healthy. Very delicious. You’d think that these waffles were made at a gourmet restaurant. Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups Brown Rice Flour 1 tsp Baking Powder 1/4 tsp Sea Salt 2 eggs (separate yolks and whites) 1 3/4 cups Rice Milk 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 1/2 cup Coconut Oil Non Fat Whipped Cream Ground Nutmeg Maple Syrup   Instructions: Step 1) Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Step 2) In another bowl, beat egg yolks and then stir in milk, vanilla, and oil. Step 3) Combine both mixtures. Step 4) In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until peaks form. Step 5) Stir in egg white mixture partially with the rest of the waffle batter. Step 6) Cook waffles. Step 7) Place cooked waffle on plate. Drizzle some maple syrup...

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Vegetarian Burrito

Posted by on Oct 14, 2010 in Lactose Free, Recipes | 2 comments

Ingredients: 6 soft Tortillas (warmed) 2 cups cooked Brown Rice 1 cup cooked Black Beans 2 cups shredded Lettuce 1 cup chopped Tomatoes 1/2 cup grated Almond Cheddar Style Cheese Red or Green Sauce, if desired. Instructions: Step 1) Place warmed tortilla on a plate, and then add rice, black beans, lettuce, tomatoes and almond cheese on the tortilla. Step 2) Wrap up tortilla to make a burrito. Enjoy! Note: The variety of colors and  flavors mix well together, and this is a delicious burrito all on it’s own! Of course, you can add the red or green sauce to it if needed, but it’s definitely not a “must”. I always try to cook with as much fresh ingredients as possible, but I understand if that can’t always be the case. If you need to, use a 15 oz can of...

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Healthier and Tastier Popcorn

Posted by on Mar 11, 2010 in Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Recipes | 1 comment

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Popcorn Kernels 2-3 tablespoons Coconut Oil Sea Salt (to taste) Serves: 4-6 cups of cooked popcorn Instructions: Step 1) Put a large pot (with lid) on the stove, and turn to  medium heat. Side Notes: If you are wondering why I am not asking you to use a microwave, please read about the Harmful effects of the Microwave. Step 2) Add the coconut oil to the pan, and coat the bottom of the pan. Step 3) Add popcorn kernels to the the pot, and put the lid back on the pot.  Soon, you will notice the kernels starting to pop, and allow them to do just that! Step 4) Once the popping starts to slow down, remove the pot from heat. There still may be some popcorn kernels popping, and that’s OK. It is better to have some kernels...

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