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    Foolproof Crepes & Fillings

    As a cook, crepes have always intimidated me. The flipping and the thin texture seemed like a recipe for a big mess. When I mustered enough courage, I turned to my kitchen guru, Alton Brown for a recipe. He did not let me down. So this recipe I’m sharing is his, however I am also providing my own filling options and cooking tips. Ingredients: 2 Eggs 3/4 Cup milk 1/2 Cup water 1 Cup flour 3 Tablespoons melted butter Method: Place ingredients in blender as listed. Blend 7 to 10 seconds – no longer! Place blender in the refrigerator for 1 hour. This allows the bubbles to rise and mixture…

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    Vegetable Ricotta Quiche

    When on my recent vacation I had an amazing vegetable quiche. It inspired me to try baking one of my own. This recipe is suitable for brunch, breakfast, or dinner with a green salad. I like a crisp crust, so I decided to blind bake my crust first. I think you can get away with raw dough. Let me know if you try it that way! Feel free to change the vegetables with what you have on hand. I think spinach would be a nice addition and some mushrooms. Saute all veggies first. Drain tomatoes if you choose to include them.

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    Antioxidant & Protein Parfait

    Kickstart your breakfast with this antioxidant and protein parfait. It’s easy to make and can be put together ahead of time for a breakfast on the go. Ingredients: 1 Cup greek yogurt 1/4 Cup chopped pineapple 1/4 Cup pomegranate seeds Special K or cereal of your choice Method: Layer pineapple on bottom of your serving dish. Feel free to use blueberries, stawberries, or raspberries for this step. Spoon in half of the greek yogurt. Top with pomegranate seeds and then sprinkle enough cereal to cover the seeds. You don’t need much, just a little for crunch. Add remaining yogurt. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds and some cereal on top. Enjoy! Why is…

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    Apricot Oatmeal

    In the cold weather, I love oatmeal. It is so warm and filling. This recipe is for apricot oatmeal. Sweeten things up without using raisins. 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped Ground ginger Pinch of salt 1/2 cup oatmeal 1 Cup water Honey Walnut, optional Combine water, oatmeal, salt, and apricots. Bring to a boil and cook for 3-5 minutes. Top with a bit of honey, a shake of ginger and a handful of walnuts.

  • Tips

    5 Low Calorie Drinks for the Holidays

    One of the biggest rules with healthy eating is… don’t drink your calories.  However, with the holidays in full swing you might be temped to indulge and do some serious damage. Here are 5 low calorie drinks for the holidays. Sparkling Cranberry Water – Pour a glass of seltzer water and add a dash or two of low sugar cranberry juice. Garnish with fresh cranberries or lime wedges. Spiced Coffee – I love pumpkin spice lattes, but they can be calorie bombs. Add a few good shakes of pumpkin spice seasoning (or any of the following cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, all spice) to a mug of steamy coffee. Add nonfat milk…

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