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Friday
Apr072017

How to Make Fruit-Salad Overnight Oatmeal in Mason Jars

Now I understand why so many friends rave about steel-cut oats. You just have to cook it right and mix in lots of fruit and other goodies. It's only $1.75 a serving using organic ingredients. Here are five reasons I now love having oatmeal for breakfast.

Overnight steel-cut oatmeal in a canning jar with bananas blueberries and raisins

  1. It's delicious. Did I say it reminds me of pie, ...

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Thursday
Jan192017

Easiest Cinnamon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Make a crowd-pleasing bowl of fluffy mashed sweet potatoes in 15 minutes with just 6 ingredients, mostly spices. This recipe calls for baking the sweet potatoes, which means no boiling and no peeling. They bake up so sweet that you won't need to add butter or sugar, saving money and calories. They are so good that my friends went back for seconds at a dinner party this week. I'm having the left-overs for dessert tonight as a sweet but healthy treat during my month without added sugar (except for birthday cake!).

Cinnamon Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

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Thursday
Dec312015

Cinnamon Baked Sweet Potatoes with Apples

My nephew asked for the recipe after trying this rich and just-sweet-enough dish at our Christmas brunch. He likes that it has only five ingredients and no added sugar. It's particularly good paired with greens and beans. I've even enjoyed it for breakfast and as a healthy dessert. See the nutritional breakdown below.

Cinnamon Baked Sweet Potatoes with Apples with no added sugar

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Tuesday
Dec302014

One-Pot New Year's Day Feast for Two - Vegan and Gluten-Free

Create your own good fortune for the New Year's by cooking collards, a sweet potato, and black-eyed peas all in one pot. Black-eyed peas surround a halved sweet potato at the bottom of a pot. After awhile, collards join in, kept above the bubbling in a steamer. See the recipe and tips below for this lucky vegan, gluten-free, and low-fat feast. Because it takes only 30 minutes of active time, it's perfect for a week-night dinner too.

One-Pot New Year's Day Feast for Two - Vegan and Gluten-Free - with black-eyed peas, collards, and a sweet potato

Why lucky? Here in the South, we know that eating lots of greens on New Year's Day will bring us more folding money and eating black-eyed peas will mean more ...

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Thursday
Nov062014

Pumpkin Pie Bars with Powdered-Sugar Leaf Stencils

Make elegant Pumpkin Pie Bars in under 20 minutes, including the fun of decorating them! I used maple leaves as a natural stencil but you can use real leaves of your choice or cut leaves from paper. This something-for-nothing recipe uses pumpkin puree made from my Halloween Jack o' Lantern, but you can use canned pumpkin puree.

Pumpkin Pie Bars with powdered sugar leaf stencil make an elegant vegan Thanksgiving dessert

Active time: 20 minutes. Total time: 55 minutes. Serves 6. ...

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