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Orange Raspberry Muffins

For Mother’s Day (yes I know it was a few weeks ago, thank you) I made my mom and all the moms in my life little baskets filled with baked treats.

These Orange Raspberry Muffins are so good, I couldn’t not share them with you!

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I used fresh orange juice and zest from my dad’s orange grove and frozen raspberries.

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This combo is so good, you will be coming back for seconds and thirds!

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Enjoy!

Orange Raspberry Muffins
 
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Orange Raspberry Muffins
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Serves: 20-24
Ingredients
  • For the muffins:
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 sticks butter, melted
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 12 oz frozen raspberries
  • For the glaze:
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a muffin tin with liners.
  2. In a large bowl combine the milk, orange juice, sour cream, eggs, and melted butter.  In another bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ones and stir until just combined. Stir in zest and frozen raspberries.  Fill each muffin tin ⅔ full.
  3. While muffins are baking, make the glaze.  Stir together all ingredients.
  4. When muffins test done after about 18 minutes remove from pan and cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack.  Then glaze when they are still a little warm.
  5. Eat!

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Blackberry Chia Seed Jam

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My blackberry bush is really the workhorse this year. I have blackberries coming out of my ears.
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This blackberry chia seed jam is so easy, plus it good for you too with minimal added sugar. In fact I sweetened mine with stevia, but feel free to use honey, or agave, or maple syrup.

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It’s hard to believe that with only a few ingredients you can have this great tasting (and great for you) jam that just screams summer!

Blackberry Chia Seed Jam
 
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 2 heaping cups blackberries
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Your choice of sweetener (stevia, honey, agave, maple syrup, sugar)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and cook over medium heat until the blackberries burst and the mixture thickens. Taste for sweetness. Store covered in the fridge.
  2. Eat!

 

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Spanish Quiche

We all know that my Grandma Betty was an awesome cook.  I’ve featured a few of her recipes her before and this one is another winner.

Now this quiche doesn’t have a crust, so I guess it is more like a frittata.  But my G-Betty called it a quiche so that is what I’m sticking with!

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This recipe is so versatile.  You can cut it into little squares and serve it as an appetizer (like I did), it makes a great addition to any brunch, or serve it as dinner with a light salad. Just don’t forget the salsa!  I like to use Pace.  But please make sure it’s at least the medium spicy.  The mild is really just for wimps!

The two different types of corn and the addition of cornmeal gives this quiche great flavor and texture!

Spanish Quiche
 
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Serves: 12-16
Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • 10 oz frozen corn, defrosted
  • 1 can creamed corn
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 4 oz grated Monterey jack cheese
  • 4 oz grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 4 oz ca diced green chilies
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 pieces bacon cooked and chopped (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small saucepan, cook the onion in the butter.  Once the onion in soft stir in the green chilies. Let cool.
  3. As the onion mixture is cooling crack the eggs into a large bowl.Mix them up a  little bit. Stir in the defrosted frozen corn, creamed corn, cornmeal, both cheeses, salt, and Worcestershire sauce.  Stir in the cooled onion mixture. Add in the bacon if using.
  4. Spray a 7x11 baking dish or 9x13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray.  Spread the quiche mixture evenly into the pan.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes to one hour for the 7x11 baking dish and 30 minutes for the 9x13. You want it be a little browned and not jiggly anymore.  Let cool slightly before cutting.
  6. Eat!

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Chocolate Raspberry Scones

My mom is awesome.  She runs around like a crazy woman all day to all my dad’s various construction projects, helps immensely at his dental office, and I don’t know what I would do without her.

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{my mama and my baby}

She loves the chocolate raspberry truffles from See’s and she also loves scones. So I set out to try and combine the two.

Perfect Mother’s Day gift, right?  Well, it took me four tries to get it right but I finally did.

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High Protein Low Calorie Chocolate Shake

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So who needs a detox from Easter?  I’m a sucker for chocolate Easter bunnies, the cheesy potatoes, and all the sweet desserts….so you can say I’m more due for a break from high calorie foods.

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This shake is Rocco Dispirito’s brain child and is a vital part of his Pound a Day diet.

At 198 calories (depending on your brand of protein powder) and 30 grams of protein it really keeps you full until lunch time.

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Great way to start your day after a heavy meal the day before! Plus it’s good too!

High Protein Low Calorie Chocolate Shake
 
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High Protein Low Calorie Chocolate Shake
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Ingredients
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 scoop fiber powder
  • 1 tablespoon psyllium husk powder
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 2 scoops egg white powder
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ice
Instructions
  1. Place water, psyllium husk, and fiber powder in blender. Blend for 90 seconds or until thickened.
  2. Add protein powder, egg white powder, and cocoa powder and blend again.
  3. Add in about a cup of ice.  Taste.  Sweeten with stevia if desired.
  4. Eat!

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Kouign-nuts

So you know that cronuts are all the rage right?

Deep fried croissant dough?

Well, kouign-amann dough is very similar to croissant dough, and after making the kouign-amann dough yesterday, I had a few scrapes left over.

So I thought to myself, why not fry it?

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And it worked great!  These little fried pieces of dough are mighty divine. I fried them at about 330 degrees in regular old vegetable oil. Any hotter, and all the butter in the dough would just burn up.

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Glaze with a powdered sugar glaze (powered sugar, milk, and a little vanilla) and you are golden!

Yummy, yummy!

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Kouign-Amann

Have you guys ever tried some of the frozen pastries they have at Trader Joe’s?  The chocolate croissants are a must try.

Then at for Christmas breakfast, my dad busted out these new frozen pastries called kouign-amanns.  They were so good.  Better than the chocolate croissants even.

Then this month’s Bon Appetit magazine showed up and what is the featured project for the month?

Homemade kouign-amanns. The recipe didn’t seem that hard, so I thought why not? Plus, no fancy ingredients or equipment.

And let me tell you they are worth every single minute!

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You start by making a pretty straight forward yeast dough. Then the waiting starts.  At this point the dough need to double in size, be punched down and then raise until doubled in size again.

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While you are waiting for your dough to raise, make your butter block.  Beat together cold butter with some sugar and little salt and form it into a block. Stick it back in the fridge while you are waiting for the dough to finish raising.

(And yes the ruler is a necessity in this recipe, sorry)

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The the fun starts! Roll out the dough big enough to encase your butter block, then fold the dough around the butter. In the second picture, the dough and butter get folded into themselves.  Crimp the edges a little but to make sure no butter leaks out.

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Coconut Raspberry Overnight Oats

I’ve gone a little bat crazy for overnight oats!  I have come up with so many variations and they are all so good.

This one was by a far a winner though.

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Juicy raspberries and sweet coconut a top of a creamy bowl of goodness??? Doesn’t get any better than this!

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Coconut Raspberry Overnight Oats
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 6 oz container coconut flavored yogurt (I like to use greek)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ cup milk (I used almond)
  • ½ cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • handful of raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon coconut
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except for the raspberries and coconut.  Give it a good stir and let sit overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. When ready to east, give it a good stir and you might need to add a little more milk.  Top with raspberries and coconut.
  3. Eat!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 318, Fat 8.4g, Carbs 50.8 g, Protein 13 g

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3 Ingredient Energy Bars

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Please don’t run away and think I’m crazy!!!  But what is crazy is how good these energy bars are!  I eat some sort of energy or protein bar every morning for breakfast and I have no idea what too me so long to make one at home.

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See only three ingredients!!!! Plop everything in the food processor and give it a whirl.

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Then either push it into a 9×13 baking dish or roll it into balls.  I think next time I will try rolling it.

On a side note, am I the only one who thinks that dates look a little like cockroaches?  But please don’t let that deter you from making this recipe.

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I also added hemp seeds to my energy bars.  Partially for the added protein and partially to use up the huge bag of hemp seeds I bought at Costco.

I also added chocolate chips, because chocolate makes everything better.

These two ingredients are totally optional though and your bars will still be great without them.

My 6 year old loves these, no really she does.  She claims that she scored in her softball game because of these energy bars.

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3 Ingredient Energy Bars
 
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Serves: 18
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  • 2 cups dates (I used Deglet Noor)
  • 2 cups almonds (whole, roasted)
  • 1½ cups dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons hemp seeds (optional)
  • ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place dates, almonds, and dried cranberries in a food processor and turn it on.  Process until a thick dough forms.  It takes about 3-4 minutes.
  2. If adding optional ingredients, stir them in by hand.  If you try to process the chocolate chips they will melt.
  3. Press in to a 9x13 baking dish or roll into balls (you should get about 36) using a scant tablespoon per ball.  Refrigerate until firm.
  4. Eat!

Nutrition Facts without the optional add ins:

Calories 121, Fat 5.5 g, Carbs 18 g, Protein 2.8 g

Nutrition Facts with the add ins:

Calories 144, Fat 7 g, Carbs 20 g, Protein 3.4 g

 

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100 Calorie Yogurt Bowl

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So recently I lost about 30 pounds.

Everyday I have to make smart food choices and work really hard to keep it off.

One of the ways I do that is with this little snack.

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Start with half a cup of fat free greek yogurt.  Be sure to use greek yogurt, since it has the protein to help keep you fuller longer, and stretch you to your next meal. I like Fage, obviously since that huge container in the picture is empty.  No really it is.  I had to pull it out of the trash to take a picture.

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Then, these are my secret ingredient.  Sugar free flavored syrups.  I think I have about 10 different flavors, but the ones I like with this are the raspberry, vanilla, and brown sugar cinnamon.

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Stir about 2 tablespoons of the syrup into the yogurt (in the one pictured I used raspberry, that’s why it is pink!), then top with 1/4 cup each of blueberries and blackberries.

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This totally cures a sweet tooth while giving you some protein, and really fills you up.

100 Calorie Yogurt Snack
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ cup fat free greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar free flavored syrup
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup blackberries
Instructions
  1. Stir together the yogurt and the syrup. Top with the berries.
  2. Eat!