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Mango Banana Smoothie

Mango Banana Smoothie

Mango Banana Smoothie If you’re looking for a refreshing nutrition packed start to your morning or even later in the day this Mango Banana Smoothie is a favorite of mine.  I often buy frozen mango chunks but I will use in this either fresh or frozen bananas.  By using fruit no ice is needed when blending so there is no dilution of flavors.   Mango Banana Smoothie       Beautiful healthy fresh mangos Mango Banana Smoothie Ingredients 1 cup cubed frozen mango cubes 3/4 cup sliced ripe banana (about 1 medium) 2/3 cup milk or almond milk 1 teaspoon honey 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Preparation: Place frozen mango and the remaining ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy! To freeze your own mangos: If using fresh mangos, peel and cube then arrange the mango cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet; freeze until firm (about 1 hour). Mango Banana Smoothie

Warm Hearty Pumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal Bowls

Warm Hearty Pumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal Bowls

I think fall and I think what can I make with pumpkin A hearty healthy breakfast in the fall needs some additional fall ingredients such as pumpkin. Two of my favorite things about fall….the brilliant leaves against sunny gray skies….and the classic fall flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, the new fresh crop of apples, and cranberries.  Just makes me think cozy fires and hanging around with friends and family. It’s fun for me just seeing what’s in the kitchen and experimenting with new flavor profiles.  This is one of those recipes with things always in the pantry but a new combo to please the palate.  Super simple, easy and quick…all things you love for a weekday morning recipe. One of my prerequisites creating a new recipe is nutritional value.  If we fill with food lacking what our body needs, we will wind up eating more later because our body isn’t satisfied and that promotes overweight.  The addition of the pumpkin in this recipe boosted our daily intake of Vitamin A, C, iron, B6. and magnesium. Just one cup of pumpkin is 197% of the Vitamin A which we require daily but only 30 calories.   That’s a win-win food: tasty and healthy!   Warm

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For Better Nutrition Be Bold!

For Better Nutrition Be Bold!

Is losing that extra poundage you’ve gained during the last 2 months of feasting a New Year’s Resolution? So here we are…it’s the first Monday of January 2016 and many of us are deciding to kick up health the “diet” we blew over the holiday season. Do not beat yourself up mentally if you’ve gained this past holiday season. It’s the long term eating of better nutrition that will make the difference for you. Here’s some of my ideas on that. Remember variety is good for you mentally and physically.  Good healthy starts in your mindset. Today is the first day of the rest of your soon to be healthier life….don’t think “diet” think health. If you deny yourself the foods and flavors you love you will binge.   The key to losing and keeping it off is to love what your eating and yes smaller portion size too.   Trust me….I know how it is to lose a LOT of weight.  Without weighing and measuring food I took a new and healthy approach years ago and lost well over 100 pounds on my own.  No surgeries or diet pills.   Weight loss starts in you mind!!!  It’s what is

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Busy Morning Corn Muffins

Busy Morning Corn Muffins

There really is nothing like fresh muffins right out of the oven, but who has the time?   You do!  Make these Busy Morning Corn Muffins Here’s how I save time in the morning. If I’m already pulling out all the ingredients, measuring spoons and cups I also pull out a 2nd bowl or more and here’s why:    You can make at least 1 extra dry mix and store individual recipe portions in air tight containers.  Please remember to label them as muffin mix so there’s no confusion later.   Label the container with the liquids you need to add and baking times also.   This is like making your own box mix muffins without the chemicals and with out over paying! Do this the night before, days ahead or even weeks ahead. This is also a nice gift mix to bring with you too  (dress up the packing and attach instructions for finishing and baking) I often use those quart size deli containers since I have so many I’ve saved with Chinese takeout over the years.  Love those containers for portioning and storing soup stocks, marina and other sauces also. These muffins are perfect on their own or slathered

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Experimental Food Ideas – Irish Eggs in a Well

Experimental Food Ideas – Irish Eggs in a Well

Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment with Food! Irish Eggs in a Well All recipes were creative projects at some point in time! Last week I was looking in the refrigerator not sure what I wanted to eat for breakfast.  So, I decided to be a little creative!   Creative Breakfast Food Ideas So, what food is in the fridge that might help with the creativity today?  Eggs, and leftover steel cut oatmeal. My favorite oatmeal is McCann’s steel cut Irish oatmeal. It takes a little longer prep time but definitely worth the extra time, about 25-30 minutes and I give it rest time also.  I make it as per the tin’s instruction, which makes 4 servings, and will have 3 servings left for other days unless I have people here to help eat it. This oatmeal is fine leftover too, so no big problem with that!  I actually had less than one portion left so what to do, what to do? Get creative! In a small frying pan, I melted a bit of butter (only use real products), added the cold oatmeal to heat it through.Once heated through I made a hole or well in the center and let the

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The Secret Apple Oatmeal Muffin Recipe from the Corse Family Farm

The Secret Apple Oatmeal Muffin Recipe from the Corse Family Farm

Do you love passing down recipes? The Secret Apple Oatmeal Muffin Recipe from the Corse Family Farm is a passed down family recipe. This is the memory tugging from childhood kind of recipe.  Aren’t those the best? There is a lot to be said for passing recipes down to the family and friends.   So much of the pleasure in our lives can come from childhood memories sitting around the table and the traditions we have developed with our families.   There may be other recipes similar in idea to what we remember growing up but, they are never quite right to our taste buds memories. Why did I start food blogging? One of the reasons I started blogging recipes, is to make sure mine are passed on to my children, future grandchildren and friends.  My grandmother taught me to make some of her specialties and if she didn’t pass the recipes on to me, they would have been lost for eternity. I would compare recipes to hearing that song that always brings back memories. he recipes we’ve indulged in growing up are a part of our history.   Watch Abbie Corse make her dad’s favorite muffins: Apple Oatmeal Muffins

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