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Dec. 31, 2020

Easy mini pavlova

12 meringues
1 cup creme fraiche
1 pint strawberries

Layer meringues with a dollop of creme fraiche and chopped strawberries. Alternatively,  whipped cream or greek yogurt can be used instead of the creme fraiche. Any berries of choice can be used instead of strawberries. 

Dec. 28, 2020

Tangy Pavlova
Ingredients
4 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1/2tsp salt
1 tsp cream of tartar
2 tsp corn starch
Greek yogurt
Berries
Method
Using a stand mixer whip the egg whites with salt, while adding sugar 1 tbsp at a time for 10 minutes total. Turn off the stand mixer and sift in the corn starch and cream of tartar. Fold gently into whipped egg whites. Preheat oven to 300F. Place piping bag fitted with round nozzle over a tall glass and fill with whipped egg whites. Line a baking sheet with parchment and pipe twelve to 14 circles filled with the whipped egg whites. Place into the preheated oven and reduce the temperature to 265F. Bake for 35 minutes. Turn off the oven and let cool in the oven for 3-12 hours. To assemble Pavlova, place on the serving plate and top with greek yogurt and lots of fresh berries. Garnish with a mint leaf. Eat immediately. Only assemble the pavlova when you are ready to serve. For a traditional pavlova,  replace the greek yogurt with whipped cream.  Bon appetit. 

Dec. 16, 2020

Hearty Breakfast Smoothie

1/3 cup oatmeal
1 banana
1 tbsp peanut butter
5 dates pitted
2 cups water
Pinch salt

Method
Add oats and 1 cup cold water to the blender bowl. Add dates to 1 cup water and heat 2 minutes in the microwave. Wait 30 minutes. After 30 minutes add banana peeled, peanut butter, soaked dates to the oats soaking in the blender. Blitz it on high for 1 min. Serve in 16oz glass. Makes one hearty serving. This is a very nutritious breakfast. The oats with the beta glucan and soluble fiber. The banana with the potassium,  dates with iron and fiber and the protein rich peanut butter makes it a filling breakfast. Vegan friendly. 

Nov. 29, 2020

Fruity Oaty Smoothie

Ingredients
1 banana
1 cup chopped pineapple
1/3 cup oats
2 cups water
1/4" piece grated ginger ( optional)

Method
In a blender jar add oats and 2 cups water.  Let sit 30 minutes. After 30 minutes add pineapple, banana and grated ginger. Blend for a minute.
Enjoy. 

Nov. 2, 2020

Pear Walnut Chia pudding
Ingredients
1/3 cup chia seeds
11/2 cup almond milk
1oz maple syrup
1/4tsp almond extract
12 walnut halves
1 pear chopped and pitted.
Method
In a medium Tupperware bowl combine all ingredients except walnuts. Let sit in the fridge for 2hours or overnight. When ready to serve, stir together and sprinkle walnut pieces over. Makes 2 hearty servings for breakfast or 4 dessert servings.