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Chocolate Banana Bread

I don’t know about you, but there are two wonderful things in this world: Chocolate and homemade banana bread, so why not have both? Here is a recipe by Rancho La Puerta.

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This bread is chocolate heaven, really—a rich, dark, dense loaf, made with ripe bananas and pureed prunes, that tastes far more sinful than it really is. Serve warm, sliced thin, with fresh fruit, or freeze for up to one month. 

Makes 1 loaf.

Ingredients

2 cups water

12 ounces pitted prunes

2 medium ripe bananas

2 large eggs

1 cup unbleached all-purpose or whole-wheat flour

½ cup cocoa powder

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

1 cup chopped walnuts

½ cup banana chips, broken into small pieces

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 350° degrees F. Lightly butter an 8-cup loaf pan, and line the bottom with a piece of parchment paper.

In a small saucepan, combine the water and prunes and bring to a simmer. Simmer slowly until the prunes are very soft, about 30 minutes. Drain any excess liquid.

Puree the prunes, bananas, and eggs in a blender until smooth.

Sift together the flour, cocoa, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda into a large bowl. Stir in the banana mixture and combine thoroughly. Gently stir in the walnuts, banana chips, and chocolate chips. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a sharp knife inserted in the center comes out clean (or with only a bit of melted chocolate chip on it). Turn the loaf out onto a rack to cool, and remove the parchment from the bottom. Cut into thin slices to serve.


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Natural Energy Juice Shot

I found this great power booster recipe by Scott D at Rancho La Puerta. What I love the most is it is so easy to make, I think I will go try it!

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The Power Booster Energy Shot from Tierra Allegre is a natural energy juice drink.  It reminds me of falling in love.  It left me warm and tingly inside and looking forward to our next encounter. The flavorful fresh ginger packs in a wallop of antioxidants, and has anti-inflammatory benefits.  The cayenne adds a dash of heat.  This natural energy drink is perfect for a late morning energy boost. I also enjoy it in the afternoon as a refresher, as a replacement for caffeine. Makes two shots, about four ounces each.

Ingredients:

  • 1” Chunk of Fresh Ginger Root
  • 1 Medium Lemon
  • 1/2 Green Apple
  • Dash of Cayenne

Directions:

  1. Slice or chop ginger so it fits in your juicer.
  2. Peel the lemon. Slice the lemon into quarter sized wedges for easier juicing.
  3. Slice a whole green apple in half. You can juice the seeds and stem. Rub the lemon peel or drizzle a little lemon juice onto the exposed side of the apple to prevent oxidation. Preserve the unused half for later.
  4. Process the lemon, ginger and apple through your juicer.
  5. Pour the juice into small glasses and sprinkle with a dash of fresh cayenne. You can grind your own cayenne in a blade coffee grinder or spice grinder.


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Comforting Curry Noodle Bowls

Happy Friday! I can’t wait to start the weekend. Plan a cozy night in with the recipe for Comforting Curry Noodle Bowls. Complete this dish with your favorite veggies or meat. You can’t go wrong with a yummy bowl of noodles – Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

Comforting Curry Noodle Bowls

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked thin rice noodles
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp*, peeled and de-veined
  • Kosher salt and freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil, divided (or any mild-flavored cooking oil)
  • 1 small white onion, peeled and thinly-sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cored and diced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans coconut milk (regular or light coconut milk)
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable or seafood stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • optional: 1-2 red Thai chiles**, thinly-sliced
  • toppings: chopped fresh cilantro, thinly-sliced red onions

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  Instagram.


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Coconut Lime Chicken Curry

Now that Spring has officially arrived, it’s time to incorporate lighter and brighter dishes in your menu. It is no secret that I’m a fan of easy and healthy dishes. This Coconut Lime Chicken Curry looked too scrumptious not to make! An essential part of this recipe is Almond Milk. If you’re looking to cut out dairy from your diet,  Almond Milk is the perfect alternative. Go one step further and ask for it next time you indulge in a latte! As you make the curry, feel free to incorporate any veggies you have on hand. This is the perfect recipe to be a little creative in the kitchen. Happy cooking and enjoy!

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Coconut Lime Chicken Curry with Rice Noodles

Ingredients

  • 1/2 sweet onion, quartered
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, roughly chopped
  • 1 red fresno pepper, seeded
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons peanut or sesame oil
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2-3 cups Almond Breeze Unsweetened Original Almondmilk Coconutmilk Blend
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 bunch broccoli, ends trimmed
  • 8 ounces rice noodles
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped, plus more for serving
  • 2 persian cucumbers, sliced
  • sprouts, shredded coconut, shredded carrots, for serving

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


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Wholesome Carrot Muffins

Wake up to a wholesome breakfast! If you love carrot cake, you will love this recipe for Wholesome Carrot Muffins. Though it feels indulgent, this recipe takes a healthy spin on the most important meal of the day. Even better, you can freeze these muffins for up to two weeks! My recommendation: double the batch so you can keep these yummy muffins on hand. To glaze or not to glaze – it’s up to you! The powdered sugar icing is totally optional. Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

Wholesome Carrot Muffins

Ingredients:

For the muffin:

  • 1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp each ground nutmeg, ground ginger, salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Wholesome Organic Honey
  • 1/4 cup avocado or olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • optional 1/2 cup raisins

For the icing:

  • 1 cup Wholesome Organic Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Wholesome Organic Honey
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk (of any kind)

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  Instagram.


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Mango Avocado Soba Noodles with Sesame Salmon Poke

Spice up your weekend with this delightfully colorful dish! In my kitchen, I love experimenting with new flavors. If you love everything that is fresh, healthy and tasty, you will love this dish too! Serve your family these Mango Avocado Soba Noodles with Sesame Salmon Poke. It will have you longing for summer! Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

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Mango Avocado Soba Noodles with Sesame Salmon Poke

Ingredients

Salmon Poke

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 pound sushi grade salmon cut into chunks

Soba Noodles

  • 12 ounces soba noodles
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 mango, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 cup snap peas
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • sprouts, sesame seeds, and or hot chili sauce for serving

To find full preparation instructions, visit the original recipe on Half Baked Harvest. Want more healthy recipes from Half Baked Harvest?  You can followHalf Baked Harvest.  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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Pineapple Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

Hello, delicious! Looking for a quick, healthy and easy dinner option? Meet: Pineapple Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry. This dish is the perfect blend between sweet and savory – think pineapples meet roasted asparagus. Beyond this dish, whipping up any stir fry is a simple task and a great way to use up leftover ingredients in your fridge! For best results, toss all ingredients together in a Wok. Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

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Pineapple Ginger Stir-Fry

Ingredients:

Stir-Fry Ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • salt and freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil or olive oil, divided
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored and diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small white onion, peeled and diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces (with ends trimmed off)
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 batch stir-fry sauce (see below)
  • toppings: thinly-sliced green onions, toasted sesame seeds

Stir-Fry Sauce Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • optional: 1-2 tablespoons sriracha (if you’d like a spicier sauce)

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  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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