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Gingerbread Granola

Happy Holidays! One of the things I love most about the season is celebrating with family and friends as we gather together to share a meal. Are you hosting a festive brunch this year? Bring seasonal flavor to an unexpected breakfast item with this recipe. Just one handful of Gingerbread Granola will have you hooked! Even better, all the ingredients are Vegan approved. All month long, we’ve been sharing our favorite holiday recipes on the Recipe Redo Blog. Visit our last few recipes for more holiday inspiration! Enjoy and Happy Cooking!

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Gingerbread Granola

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups rolled oats (GF for gluten free eaters)
  • 1 3/4 cups raw nuts (I used almonds, pecans and a few walnuts)
  • 3 Tbsp organic cane sugar (or sub extra molasses or maple syrup mixed in with wet ingredients)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp ground ginger
  • pinch ground cloves (optional)
  • 1/4 cup coconut or olive oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (sub agave, or honey if not vegan)
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • (optional) 1 tsp. vanilla extract

To find full preparation instructions, visit the original recipe on Minimalist Baker. Want more healthy recipes from Minimalist Baker?  You can follow Minimalist Baker on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and  Pinterest.


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Chocolate Mint Avocado Cookies

In the spirit of the Season, we’ve been sharing our favorite Holiday Recipes! This week, we’ve picked the perfect recipe to bake for Holiday Cookie Exchanges. This month more than ever, it can be tempting to indulge in all the Holiday Sweets that surround you. With this recipe, you can have your sweets and share them too – each cookie is only 100 calories! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

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Chocolate Mint Avocado Cookies

Ingredients:

For the Cookies:

  • 2 1/2 Cups Oat flour270g
  • 2 tsps Cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2/3 Cup Avocado mashed (150g)
  • 3/4 Cup Raw Organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Coconut sugar
  • 2 Large egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 tsps Pure vanilla extract

For the truffle filling:

  • 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Avocado mashed (86g)
  • 1/2 Cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 Tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp Peppermint extract
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla extract

To find full preparation instructions, visit the original recipe on Food Faith Fitness. Want more healthy recipes from Food Faith Fitness?  You can follow Food Faith Fitness on social media: FacebookTwitter, and  Pinterest.


WATCH NOW ON PBS –  The Journey into Wellbeing’s ‘Senior Moments” 

In her quest to “healthify” the nation, Debra K believes there are valuable stories needing to be told.

“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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5-Ingredient Caprese Phyllo Cups

In the spirit of all that is Merry and Bright, we are compiling our very favorite Holiday Recipes! Keep up with us all month long as we post a new recipe each week. For Caprese lovers, this appetizer is a no-brainer. With only 5 ingredients, preparation for this appetizer is easy – leaving you more time to work on the main dish! Each bite is just as fresh and delicious as the one before. Happy Cooking and Enjoy!
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5-Ingredient Caprese Phyllo Cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 (15-count) package mini phyllo cups
  • 15 grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, diced or torn into small pieces
  • 4 large fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces

To find full preparation instructions, visit the original recipe on Gimme Some Oven. Want more healthy recipes from Gimme Some Oven?  You can follow Gimme Some Oven on social media: FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.


WATCH NOW ON PBS –  The Journey into Wellbeing’s ‘Senior Moments” 

In her quest to “healthify” the nation, Debra K believes there are valuable stories needing to be told.

“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Festive Pomegranate Guacamole

Happy December! In the spirit of holiday parties, gift giving and peace on the earth, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite holiday recipes! Keep up with the Recipe Redo Blog for the month of December as we share them with you. First up, this Festive Pomegranate Guacamole will charm your guests with a surprising take on classic Guacamole. We suggest serving on a round platter around a bowl of veggies or a dipping item of your choice to form a Holiday Wreath! Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

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Festive Pomegranate Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 4 medium ripe avocados, pitted and diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ medium red onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, mostly leaves, chopped
  • 1 to 2 jalapeños (or 1 serrano pepper), seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium pomegranate, deseeded (about 1 cup worth of pomegranate arils)
  • Entirely optional: ½ cup crumbled feta

To find full preparation instructions, visit the original recipe on Cookie and Kate. Want more healthy recipes from Cookie and Kate?  You can follow Cookie and Kate on social media: FacebookTwitter, and  Instagram.


WATCH NOW ON PBS –  The Journey into Wellbeing’s ‘Senior Moments” 

In her quest to “healthify” the nation, Debra K believes there are valuable stories needing to be told.

“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Holiday Hosting: Quinoa Gingersnap Cookies

Tis the season for cookie exchanges and Holiday Office Parties! This year, give a bit of healthy Christmas cheer. I’m in love with this recipe for Quinoa Gingersnap Cookies – yum! These cookies are gluten-free and vegan, so no need to filling like you need to cheat to snack on one of these (or two). Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

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Quinoa Gingersnap Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quinoa flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅓ cup crystalized ginger, chopped into small pieces
  • ½ cup coconut oil, in a liquid state
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 Tablespoons water
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup cane sugar (for rolling)

This recipe was originally published on Eating Bird Food, visit their website for detailed instructions for Quinoa Gingersnap Cookies. Love this recipe? Follow Eating Bird Food on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


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Oaks Spa: Costa Rican Tomato Soup

On a chilly day, I look for a soul-warming bowl of soup for dinner! The next time you find that you are in the mood for a light soup – try this Costa Rican Tomato Soup. It’s even spa approved, as this recipe comes from the wonderful Chef Christine Denney at the Oaks Spa! The best part? Preparation is entirely manageable. Enjoy with a healthy panini or wrap and happy winter!

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Costa Rican Tomato Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups tomato juice, unsalted
  • ½ cup carrot, grated
  • 2 tablespoons celery, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chives , minced
  • 3 tablespoons onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons green bell pepper, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk

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This recipe was originally penned by Christine Denney, Food Services Director at the Oaks at Ojai Spa. Her recipes are always fresh and inspired by her love of nutrition and eating well. You can find that her cookbook, Recipes from the Heart, is available to purchase here. For more recipes from Christine, check out her chef spotlight  page on Recipe Redo.