Corn Dog Muffins

1 cup cornmeal 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 T. packed light brown sugar 1 T. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 cup buttermilk* 1/2 cup milk 2 T. unsalted butter, melted 1 large egg 1 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese Firm fully cooked sausage, sliced or diced** Preheat oven to 400 […]

Post-Workout Protein Smoothie

1 tbsp of greek yogurt 1 tbsp of almond butter 2 cups of almond or soy milk 1 tsp honey (optional) 1 tbsp flax (ground or whole) 1/2 tbsp Spirulina Mix all the ingredients and blend. Play around with the ratios of ingredients. Sometimes I add more honey and yogurt and other times I just leave […]

Ginger Syrup! Ginger Candy!

Syrup: 1 cup water 1 cup sugar ½ cup peeled and sliced raw ginger Bring water and sugar to a boil. Add ginger and continue to simmer until liquid is, well, syrupy (liquid reduced by half or liquid holds a line on a plate). This takes about 20 minutes or more. Do NOT cover the […]


3 eggs (for a 9-inch pan) ½ T. olive oil Round onions, thinly sliced, enough to almost cover bottom of pan Leftover steak or hamburger, ham, bacon, sausage Vegetables: leftover green beans, bean sprouts, asparagus or raw spinach, tomatoes, red or green peppers Dash of dried herb(s): basil, parsley, maybe salt and pepper, depending on […]

Chewy Toffee and Almond Oatmeal Cookies

They are addictive! 1/2 cup (1 stick, 4 ounces) butter, softened 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 large egg 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon table salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional) 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 3/4 cup Heath Toffee Bits 1/4 cup sliced almonds […]

Baba Ghanouj

3 to 4 long Japanese eggplants 1 head of garlic 1/2 to 1 tsp. cumin powder 2 T. olive oil 2 T. tahini juice of 1 large lemon or lime 4 to 5 sprigs parsley salt to taste Oven:  350 degrees Cooking time:  45 minuets to 1 hour Prep time:  15 to 20 minutes Source:  […]