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    Spinach and Zucchini Lasagna Rolls

    I love lasagna but unfortunately when there are only two in your household and both of us living a fast paced life style there is not much time to make this classic dish. After discovering that I can enjoy one of my favorite dishes and cut the cooking time lasagna rolls have now become a great supper treat and with enough left over for lunches the next day!   Ingredients: Lasagna noodles 1/2 lb of lean ground beef Spaghetti sauce Mozzarella cheese (shredded) Fresh spinach Zucchini *makes 6 servings     1. Boil 6 lasagna noodles in a large pot. While the noodles boil brown the ground beef in a…

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    Baked Zucchini Fries

    These zucchini fries are always a huge hit in my household either as a snack food for a party or even as a supper side dish with my boyfriend, the plate is always left empty when I make these. Easy to prepare, these are also a great heathy alternative to the average potato french fries.   Ingredients:   1 Zucchini 1 – 2 Eggs Bread crumbs (I like to get the extra crispy   *Makes 2 servings       1. Prepare the zucchini by cutting it into 3 sections and then cutting it again into fry shaped sticks. After beat egg in a small bow. 2. Pour bread crumbs…

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    Oil Free Granola Bars

    Granola bars are usually known as a healthy snack, although if you don’t pay careful attention you may be consuming just as many calories and fat as any regular candy bar. So in this recipie I’ve swapped one of the biggest culprits, oil for a more healthier option, applesauce! Ingredients: 2 cups of rolled oats 1 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup (or one individual) applesauce 1/4 cup of maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract pinch of salt 1/2 cup dried fruit (this can be cranberries, orange/lemon, or dates) Line a large baking sheet with tin foil and lightly grease or use a non-stick spray and preheat your oven to 300…

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    Crêpes Made Easy

    Crêpes either for breakfast or dessert can chalk you up some serious chef points if done correctly. If not done properly they can also leave you with a stiff un-attractive thin pancake. In my experience I’ve made both kinds and have gone through 4 different recipies trying to get them perfect (you know what I’m talking about…that great texture, thickness, and ability to stay stuffed without falling appart). Well here is my recipie for perfect, easy crêpes.     Ingredients 1 cup & 1 tbs of flour 2 tsp sugar 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups of milk 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 tbs of melted butter *Makes 3 large (pan sized)…

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    Making your own pasta

    Making your own pasta might not be something you think about when it comes to home cooking. Pasta can be used so diversely that we often find it easier to simply grab a pack from the store to toss in our pots. However nothing truly beats the different taste and texture that homemade offers and with just three simple ingredients that are found in most kitchens you can find that making your own is not as difficult as it seems. Ingredients Flour Eggs Salt           Measurements will depend on how large of a serving you want. There is only one simple rule to remember when measuring…

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    White Chocolate and Butterscotch Chip Hemp Seed Cookies

    Lately, I’ve been trying to add more protein to my diet. To do that, I’ve been sprinkling hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds from the health food store) into my salads, cereals, and even…dessert?! This is my delicious white chocolate and butterscotch chip hemp seed cookie recipe. Try saying that three times fast! Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup white sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup white chocolate chips 1/2 cup butterscotch chips 1/2 cup hemp hearts Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Mix the butter, white…