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How to Make Churros

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These may be my new favorite, especially with coffee in the morning, and how I’ll show you how to make churros and just how easy they are to prepare.  Last summer I was in Columbus, Ohio tearing up the town looking for the very best in all things culinary.  I took one of those food bus tours and landed at a little Mexican bake shop.  When we got there they greeted us with homemade churros that were literally still hot, and from there I fell in love.  Sure I’ve had churros before but it had been awhile, and ever since…

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Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich with Kale

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If you aren’t Italian you’ve probably not fried up eggplant too often.  That’s ok if you haven’t because now’s your chance to make this amazing Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich with Kale. Start by making a very simple, yet delicious, marinara sauce consisting of Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes, onions, garlic, dry basil and oregano.  Easy and amazing, the only way I like to cook. Next, slice the eggplant with the peelings still on and dip them in an egg and milk batter followed up with a parmesan bread crumb crust. Next, fry them up in canola oil on high heat until golden brown on…

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Overnight Chocolate Quinoa Pudding

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If you want quick, easy and delicious in the morning then this Overnight Chocolate Quinoa Pudding recipe is for you! While the chocolate quinoa pudding is delicious by itself it is even more amazing when peanut butter, bananas and honey are mixed in. Just mix together some almond milk, yogurt, cooked quinoa a 1 packed of Swiss Miss sweet cocoa, put it in an air tight container and keep it overnight. Boom, Overnight Chocolate Quinoa Pudding! The combo of flavors are so dang good and honestly the more bananas, honey, walnut and peanut butter that is mixed in, the better! Pack them…

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Banana Oat Muffins Recipe

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Prepare for your mind to be blow in this Banana Oat Muffins Recipe!  I use it all, including the banana peel! I know what you’re thinking, “What in the world are you doing?”  Well I’m hear to help start a new trend where in fact we are one of the only countries that doesn’t eat the peeling. That’s right, most other countries eat the peel.  It’s loaded with Fiber, Vitamin C, B-6, Potassium and Magnesium.  Top off these beauties with an oatmeal topping! Don’t forget to spray up your pan with PAM Original Non-Stick Cooking Spray so they slide right out.…

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Lentil and Sweet Potato Chili Recipe

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Every year I promise to eat a little better and I suppose this Lentil and Sweet Potato Chili Recipe will help kick things off!  It’s not only delicious it’s super comforting during those long and cold winter days! It all starts with the sweet potatoes.  Now you can certainly leave the peel on the sweets, which I did in about half of the potatoes and if not peel away! Next, be sure to roast up those vegetables in this Lentil and Sweet Potato Chili Recipe nice and good so you can help bring out all of those natural sugars that lies within…

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Pea and Pesto Naan Bread Recipe

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When it comes to serving food over the holidays, I am all about easy and tasty!  The last thing I want to do is cook for days on end with no opportunity to enjoy the bigger picture with friends and family.  Appetizers are every bit as important as the main dishes that will be served, especially at holiday gatherings.  Think about it – what do you load up most on when you are at your family’s house all day waiting to eat the main entrée?  That’s right, appetizers and finger foods.    This Pea and Pesto Naan Bread is so…

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Loaded Mashed Potato Pierogies Recipe

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Move over baked potato bar and make room for this Pierogi Bar!  If you want to impress some folks at your next tailgate, then this recipe is it!        The trick to making super tasty pierogis is in the mashed potatoes.  Make sure they’re seasoned and make sure they are loaded with fat, i.e. butter, sour cream and extra virgin olive oil.        If you have time to make the dough it’s definitely worth it, however I know how hectic it can be when you’re in a time crunch so simply head over to your frozen…

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Coconut Smoothie with Fresh Berries and Granola

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Even though I don’t have any kids at school age, yet, I’m trying to get my self back in a rhythm of getting up early, working out eating breakfast.  The summer has just been crazy busy and the gym and eating right have been put on the back burner, and I for one can definitely tell.  My body has been craving nutrients, but as busy as I am I don’t always have time to make something extravagant, so a smoothie is always an option.       The end of summer means the end of fresh berries, which means I’m…

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