carob cupcake

ReFRESHed Carob Cupcakes

This week on ReFRESHed with Sara Snow, the perfect carob cupcake for a first birthday party. No refined sugar or caffeine-heavy chocolate, but all the buttery, smooth decadence you'd expect in this family recipe. Carob Cupcakes from reFRESHed…

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Crispy Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies

Ingredients 1/2 cup almonds, chopped 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, chopped 1/2 cup shredded coconut 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg, separated 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup non-fat…

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Vegetarian Market-Fresh Stir Fry

Ingredients 1 pound firm tofu - cut into cubes 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 large onion - chopped 3 cloves garlic - chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 carrots - chopped 1/2 pound mushrooms - quartered 3 small zucchini -…

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Tuscan Veggie Pizza

Ingredients 1 tablespoons olive oil 1 frozen pizza crust 1 cup prepared pizza sauce 1 can of Roasted Tomatoes 1/4 cup sliced black olives 1 jar of artichoke hearts 1 pound frozen spinach 1 cups shredded mozzarella cheese Directions Lightly…

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Tofu Spaghetti Sauce

Ingredients 1 pound whole grain pasta 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion - chopped 2 garlic cloves - diced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 lb button (or other local) mushrooms - quartered 1 pound spinach 2 medium zucchinis -…

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Spicy Indian Chicken and Chickpeas

Ingredients Olive oil for pan 2 cloves garlic - chopped 1 small onion - chopped 2 organic chicken breasts - cut into small pieces 1 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup water 1 green bell pepper - chopped 1 red bell pepper - chopped 2 tablespoons…

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Southwest Polenta and Vegetables

Ingredients 1 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 medium onion - chopped 4 cloves garlic - diced 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 lb button (or other local) mushrooms 3 small zucchini (or one large) - chopped 1 red pepper - chopped 2 cups corn…

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Scrambled Burrito

Ingredients 3 organic eggs 2 tablespoons organic milk 1-2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion - chopped 1 organic red bell pepper - chopped 1 small package (8 oz.) organic button mushrooms - sliced S & P to taste 1/4 - 1/2 pound fresh…

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Roast Vegetables in Phyllo Pouches

Ingredients 2 T olive oil for pan 2 Onions - chopped 3 Cloves Garlic - chopped 2 Zucchini - chopped 3 Carrots - chopped 10 mushrooms - chopped (Could also use artichokes, celery and/or squash) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage 2 tablespoons…

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Ratatouille Over Firm Polenta

Ingredients POLENTA 1 cup ground corn meal 3 cups water 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary - dice 1 tablespoon fresh thyme - dice small handful of fresh sage - dice RATATOUILLE 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves of…

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Portobello Burgers

Ingredients (makes 2 burgers) 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil Juice of one lemon 1 tablespoon fresh oregano - chopped 1 teaspoon salt pinch of pepper 4 Portobello caps - stems removed and wiped clean 2 slices swiss or provolone cheese Sliced…

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Potato Pancakes

Ingredients 4 or 5 potatoes - washed and grated 1 small onion - peeled and very finely diced 1 egg - whisked 1 tablespoon flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons butter or canola oil Directions After you've grated your…

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Poached Fish with Caper Sauce

Ingredients Fish - choose a sustainably caught fish that has been filleted. Salmon works beautifully as does rainbow trout or any other type of filet. Get enough to serve 4 people. 1 pound 'new' potatoes 2 tablespoons oive oil 2 leeks - sliced…

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Oven Roasted Turkey

Ingredients 1 fresh organic turkey, whole (also can use turkey breasts if you want a quicker-cooking turkey) Olive Oil 4 cloves garlic - slivered 3 onions - chopped in large chunks 1/2 pound redskin potatoes - quartered 5 carrots - chopped…

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Old Fashioned Pot Roast

Ingredients 1 roast (Ask for organically raised English or Chuck Roast, never Shoulder Roast. It should be about 1 1/2' thick.) 3 cups of boiling water. 1 teaspoon of lemon juice 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire Sauce 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1…

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No Stress Pasta

Ingredients 1 lb whole-wheat pasta 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic - diced 4 organic tomatoes - chopped 1 cup Greek olives - pitted and sliced 2 tablespoons capers 2 T fresh oregano - chopped 1/4 cup fresh basil - chopped 1 pound…

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Mom’s Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni 3 tablespoons organic butter 3 tablespoons flour 2 cups organic milk 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper dash pepper 1 1/2 cups grated organic cheddar cheese 1 cups…

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Local Beef and Veggie Stir Fry

Ingredients 1 lb organic or grass fed beef (a flank steak or boneless sirloin steak works well) 2 tablespoons canola oil 1-2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger root 1/2 t freshly ground pepper 3 cloves garlic 1 large onion - minced 1 small…

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Kombu and Carrot Saute

Ingredients 5 strips of Kombu (a hard, brittle sea vegetable that softens when soaked) Olive oil for pan 1 Onion, chopped 3 Large Carrots, thin rounds 1 T freshly grated ginger Soy Sauce to taste 1/2 cup sesame seeds 1 T course sea…

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Fresh Pesto

Ingredients 3 cloves garlic 1/2 cup pine nuts 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil (you can cut this half and half with chicken broth) juice of one lemon 3 cups loosely packed fresh basil (stems removed) 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 teaspoons…

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Filet Mignon in a Port Reduction

Ingredients 4 Organic Beef Tenderloins (a choice filet mignon works well) Coarse Sea Salt Coarse Black Pepper 1/2 cup Port 1/3 cup Water 1 tablespoon butter Directions Rub pepper and coarse sea salt on all sides of the beef. Heat cast-iron…

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Egg and Potato Scramble

Ingredients 4 eggs 2 tablespoons milk 2 small potatoes - washed and finely chopped 1 tablespoon grated cheese salt & pepper fresh chives to taste spinach optional Directions In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and the…

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Chicken and Sundried Tomato Pizza

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 frozen pizza crust 1 can organic chicken - broken into pieces (you could also use a sliced, cooked chicken breast) 1 jar sun dried tomatoes - sliced 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 1 teaspoon cayenne…

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Broiled Salsa Fish

Ingredients 4 filets of a sustainably fished or farmed white fish - Pacific cod (long line caught) is a great choice. US farmed Tilapia is often a good choice as well. 4 tablespoons salsa verde (green salsa) 4 tablespoons goat cheese - soft and…

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Vegetarian White Bean and Pasta Soup

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion - finely chopped 4 carrots - quartered and sliced 4 stalks celery - finely chopped 1 quart vegetable broth (use chicken broth if you're not making a vegetarian meal) 2-3 cups water (start with…

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Vegetarian Two Bean Barley Chili

Ingredients 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 medium onion - chopped 3 cloves of garlic - minced 1 medium red bell pepper - chopped 1 (4.5 oz) can of chopped green chilis 2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoons chili powder 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2…

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Tortilla Soup

Ingredients 2 large or 3 medium chicken breasts 6 cups water 1 large onion - minced 4 cloves garlic - minced 2 bay leaves 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon thyme 1 red bell pepper - chopped 3 large ripe…

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Split Pea Soup

Ingredients 2 T olive oil 8 cups water 2 cups split peas 1 bay leaf 2 pieces kombu about 1 lb (more or less is fine) of ham - bone in 1 onion - coarsely chopped 3 cloves garlic - finely chopped 4 carrots - finely chopped 3 small potatoes -…

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Spicy Pea and Basil Soup

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small leek 2 cloves garlic 2 cups peas (fresh or frozen) 6 cups water 1 cup fresh basil leaves 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper Directions In a small soup pot, saute the chopped leeks and…

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Soba Noodle Soup

Ingredients 1 quart vegetable broth 1 quart water 4 strips kombu 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 4 cloves garlic - chopped 1 tablespoon fresh, grated ginger root 1 teaspoon chili flakes (or more if desired) 4 scallions…

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Lentil Soup

Ingredients 1 quart vegetable or chicken stock 1 quart water 2 cups red lentils - rinsed 1-2T olive oil 2-4 strips of Kombu (sea vegetable) 1 onion 3 cloves garlic 4 carrots 4 stalks celery 1/2 pound potatoes 2 zucchini 1 28oz. can diced…

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Leek and Potato Soup

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 large or 3 medium leeks - cleaned well and sliced 3 medium russet potatoes - washed and diced 1 bundle swiss chard - roughly chopped 1 quart chicken stock 1 quart water 1 bay leaf 1/2 teaspoon dried…

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Fresh and Spicy Gazpacho

Ingredients 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1-3 teaspoons salt (depending on saltiness of tomato juice) dash ground pepper 8 C (2 qt. or 1/2 gallon) organic tomato juice 4 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and…

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Fish Stew

Ingredients 2 T extra virgin olive oil 1 organic onion - chopped 3 cloves garlic - diced 4 stalks organic celery - chopped 3 organic carrots - chopped 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon crushed…

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Chicken Stew over Brown Rice

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups brown rice 1/4 cup flour 2 teaspoons paprika 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 6 chicken thighs - boneless and skinless, halved 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup chicken broth 4 cloves garlic - smashed 1 medium…

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Soba and Sea Vegetable Salad

Ingredients 1 8oz package of soba (or buckwheat soba) noodles 1/2 cup arame (sea vegetable) 1/4 cup hijiki (sea vegetable) 1/2 pound Brussels' sprouts 3 carrots - chopped 3 scallions - thinly chopped 1/4 cup flax seed oil 1/4 cup rice…

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Potato and Garbanzo Salad

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds baby or 'new' potatoes 1 can organic garbanzo beans 1/2 cup white wine - a dry chardonnay works well 3 tablespoons whole grain or seed mustard 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon fresh thyme -…

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Fully Loaded Gluten Free Pasta Salad

Ingredients A 10 ounce package small seashell pasta - cooked and rinsed 1 small red bell pepper - diced 3 carrots - diced 4 green onions - diced 2 small yellow squash - diced 2 small cucumbers - diced 1 cup frozen corn - thawed 1 (15-oz) can…

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Whole Grain Cereal Bars

Ingredients 2 cups whole grain cereal (flakes or squares) - lightly crushed 1/2 cup agave nectar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup canned pumpkin 1 cup applesauce 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon…

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Pumpkin Swirled Sweet Bread

Ingredients 2 ounces softened organic cream cheese (a quarter of an 8 oz package) 2 tablespoons organic, unbleached sugar 4 ounces organic sour cream (one half of an 8 oz container) 1 organic egg white 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1…

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Oatmeal Fruit Bars

Ingredients 2 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 cup ground flax seed 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cardamom 1/2 cup (1 stick) organic butter - at room temperature 1/2 cup natural cane…

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Juicing – Lunchtime Mind Refresher

Ingredients 4 carrots Handful of parsley 2 cucumbers, peeled 2 stalks celery 1 red pepper 1 green pepper 2 kale leaves or a handful of spinach Small handful lettuce 1 beet (optional for sugar) Total Cals: 129 Fat: 1g Sodium: 170mg Carbs:…

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Juicing Ginger Orange Celery Tonic

Ingredients 6 Valencia oranges, sliced (leave the white membrane on. It contains 90% of fruits health value) 1 small piece of fresh ginger root 4 celery stalks Total Cals: 184 Fat: 1g Sodium: 27mg Carbs: 45g Protein: 4g Directions Juice…

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Healthy Fruit Smoothie

Ingredients 1 ripe banana 6 frozen strawberries 1/8 cup frozen blueberries 2 T Flax seed oil 1 scoop Protein powder (use less than a scoop for kids smoothies) 1/4 t spirulina (blue green algae for antioxidants - found in the supplement section…

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Gingered Banana Bread

Ingredients 4 ripe bananas - mashed 1/2 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 2 tablespoons buttermilk 1/2 scant cup of sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 cups wheat flour 1/4 cup ground flax seed 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon…

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Energy Sustaining Breakfast Bars

Ingredients 2 1/2 cups old fashioned organic quick oats 1/2 cup ground flax seed 1/4 cup organic dark cocoa powder (or slightly less) 1/2 teaspoon spirulina (blue green algae powder, found in the vitamin section) 1/2 cup honey 1/2 - 1 cup HOT…

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Chunky Granola

Ingredients 4 cups whole oats (use old fashioned, not instant) 2 cups puffed or cluster-type cereal 1/4 cup flax seeds 1/2 cup toasted almond slivers Handful of sweetened coconut flakes (add 1/4 cup brown sugar if using unsweetened) 1/2 cup…

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Bird Seed Bars

Ingredients 2 cups whole grain cereal (flakes or squares) - lightly crushed 2 cups whole oats 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup dried dates - chopped 1/2 cup raisins - chopped 1/3 cup almond nut butter 1/3 cup molasses 1…

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Raspberry Agave Fool

Ingredients 3 cups raspberries 1/4 cup Cointreau or other orange liqueur 5 tablespoons agave nectar (divided) 6 mint leaves (plus additional for garnish) 12 oz (1 1/2 cup) organic heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 4 lemon…

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(Spiked) Plum Ginger Sorbet

Ingredients 6 dark plums 1 1' chunk of ginger - peeled 1/3 cup agave nectar 3/4 cup water 1/4 cup Red Grape Hibiscus Rain Organic Vodka Directions Place all ingredients in a blender until well blended. Then transfer to an ice cream maker and…

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Pecan Pie (without the HFCS)

Ingredients (makes one bottom crust) 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour a scant 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup organic vegetable shortening - chilled and in small pieces 2 tablespoons butter - chilled and cut into pieces 3-5 tablespoons…

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Olive Oil Cake

Ingredients 3 eggs 2 cups organic sugar 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 cups organic milk 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (or about the juice of 1 lemon) 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest 2 cups whole-wheat flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2…

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Lower Fat Scotch Cookie Bars

Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 6 tablespoons plain yogurt 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 cups oats 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons coconut Directions In a medium saucepan, over low heat stir together the butter and…

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Fruit Pizza with Orange Curd

Ingredients Orange curd 1 peach - sliced 5 figs - sliced 1/4 cup currants (dried or fresh) 1 cup fresh raspberries 1 tablespoon sugar Fresh bergamot orange peel twists or gratings A crust of your choice (a graham cracker crust works well, as…

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Apple Crisp

Ingredients 6 cups peeled, cored and sliced organic apples (about three to four medium sized apples) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon cloves 2 tablespoons organic brown sugar Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 tablespoon cold…

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