Posts By: figsandf

“I Found My Thrill” Blueberry Smoothie

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Print “I Found My Thrill” Blueberry Smoothie Serves: 1   Blueberries are filled with a ton of antioxidants. Use unsweetened frozen blueberries when fresh are not available. Ingredients 1 ½ cups blueberries 1 pear, core and seeds removed 1 ½ cups plain yogurt Sprinkle of cinnamon Ice cubes Instructions Blend. Wordpress Recipe Plugin by EasyRecipe 2.2.6… Read more »

How to Make (and Keep) Your Kitchen Gluten-Free

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If you’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease or have an intolerance to gluten, you know how overwhelming the process of going gluten-free can be. Not only do we worry about ingredients and cross-contamination when other people are cooking for us, but we also worry about getting accidentally glutened in our own homes. Here’s my step-by-step… Read more »

Lettuce Wraps

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Print Lettuce Wraps   Chicken Stir-Fry with Veggies and Brown Rice (see recipe) Lettuce leaves of your choice. Ingredients Chicken Brown Ricw Instructions Add a few tablespoons of chicken and brown rice filling to the lettuce leaf. Roll up and enjoy. Notes Romaine lettuce has more nutrients than iceberg, but iceberg will hold… Read more »

The Linen Closet Cleanout

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So are we ready to tackle that linen closet? Step 1 Empty out the entire closet. Step 2 Use a warm, soapy cloth to wipe down the shelves from top to bottom. Also, don’t forget to wipe the baseboard if there is one in the closet. Step 3 Vacuum the carpet, or sweep the floor… Read more »

The Art and Science of Transformations

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So, the idea of transformation is not new in our culture. Most of us experience some sort of transformation almost daily, whether it be going from boss or employee by day, to mom, dad, cook, chauffeur, housekeeper, or dog walker by night. We grew up watching the ultimate transformation in Barbie, the bathing-suit-clad, anatomically incorrect… Read more »

Bagel with Avocado “Schmeer,” Tomato and Cucumber

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Print Bagel with Avocado “Schmeer,” Tomato, and Cucumber   Use a whole-grain, or gluten-free whole-grain bagel. Not quite a cream cheese “schmeer”, but so much healthier. Ingredients Whole-grain bagel Avocado Tomato, sliced Cucumber, sliced Optional protein – turkey breast, lox…ok, even bacon is really tasty on this sandwich. Just don’t eat it too often. Instructions… Read more »

Scrambled Eggs in Wontons

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Print Scrambled Eggs in Wontons Serves: 12   Ingredients Cooking spray 24 Wonton Wrappers 12 eggs Chopped vegetables: broccoli, tomatoes, mushrooms (optional) Grated cheese of your choice Instructions Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Place 2 wonton wrappers in each of the muffin cups, overlapping slightly. In a bowl, crack the eggs and whisk until… Read more »

Eggs in Wontons

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Print Eggs in Wontons Serves: 12   An easy and fun twist on eggs for breakfast. Ingredients Cooking Spray 24 Wonton Wrappers 12 eggs Instructions Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Place 2 wonton wrappers in each of the muffin cups, overlapping slightly. Crack one egg into each of the cups. Bake in a preheated… Read more »

Whole-Grain Waffle with Almond Butter and Sliced Banana

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Print Whole-Grain Waffle with Almond Butter and Sliced Banana   This is a great take-to-go breakfast. Make it, wrap it, and eat it when you get to your destination. Ingredients Whole-grain frozen waffle, toasted 1 heaping tablespoon of almond butter ½ banana (or apple), sliced Instructions Toast waffle. Spread almond butter over waffle and top… Read more »

Yogurt with Fruit, Nuts, and Flax

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Print Yogurt with Fruit, Nuts, and Flax   This recipe is one of my favorites to eat in the summertime when peaches, plums, and blueberries are in season. But winter fruits: orange and grapefruit sections, chopped apple, and pear also are delicious. Ingredients Yogurt of your choice Choice of fruit, cut up Choice of nuts… Read more »