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Apricot & Cashew Energy Bars Recipe

These delicious bars are filled with wonderful healthy ingredients including apricots, cashews, hemp seed, unsweetened coconut, and oats; a great snack to send the kids to school with or take to work. Most packaged granola bars or snack bars are stuffed with artificial flavors, colors, added sugars,  so these are a great alternative, and super easy to make! Serves: 8 1 cup/5.3 ounces/151g dried apricots ½ cup/2 ounces/56g raw cashews ¾ cup/2 ounces/57g shredded unsweetened coconut ⅓ cup/1 ounce/27g rolled oats 2 tablespoons/30ml agave syrup 1 tablespoon.15ml coconut oil, melted 2 tablespoons/30ml hemp seeds ¼ teaspoon/1ml sea salt Line and 8 inch/20cm baking pan with parchment paper or saran wrap, and set aside. Pulse cashews in food processor until crumbly, place in a separate bowl. Pulse apricots in food processor until finely chopped. Add all other ingredients to the apricot mixture and process until well combined. Add the chopped cashews to the mixture and pulse until combined

Mini Lemon Thyme Potato Bites Recipe

Serves 6-8 2 pounds/900g russet potatoes cut into 1/2 inch/1.25cm slices 3 tablespoons/45ml extra­ virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon/5ml lemon juice ¼ teaspoon/1ml crushed red pepper ¼ teaspoon/1ml. dried thyme ¼ teaspoon/1ml. sea salt ¼ teaspoon/1ml. black pepper 1 large handful organic sprouts 1 teaspoon/5ml lemon zest Preheat the oven to 400F/200C/Gas6 Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray or parchment paper and set aside.  In a large bowl, combine potatoes, oil, lemon juice, red pepper, thyme, sea salt and black pepper; toss to combine.  Arrange the potato slices on prepared baking sheets, spacing them ¼ inch/62mm apart.  Bake for 25 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through, until potatoes are golden brown. Remove from oven; transfer potatoes and parchment paper to a rack and let cool for 5­-10 minutes.  Arrange on a serving platter topping each potato slice with sprouts and lemon zest. personal chefs and event catering Miami + Miami Beach + Fort L

The Healthiest Dessert Around

With the beach season quickly approaching, could this HEALTHY dessert be ice cream?  Frozen yogurt? NO, NO, NO! You guessed it, it is a blended banana! That's right. Eat a heaping bowl of frozen, blended banana. It tastes like the freshest, creamiest ice cream you have ever had in your life. This is a great idea for those overripe bananas which many will not eat.  Or, there are times your local grocery store will have a sale on over ripe bananas at a fraction of the cost of the just ripe ones. So, the how-to. Slice up a bunch of bananas. Place them in the freezer. When they are frozen and you have a need for a sweet frozen treat.  Pull them out. Let them sit a few minutes. Blend/Food Process/Puree.  Need a little protein too?  Add a little bit of peanut butter when blending or mix in when the banana mixture is in the bowl. Add some fresh (or frozen) fruit.  Be creative and make this healthy dessert your own! NOW EAT! personal chefs and event

Roasted Summer Vegetable Pasta Recipe

Made with penne or rigatoni, this recipe becomes a great picnic pasta salad to serve at room temperature. For extra-hearty appetites, add halved bocconcini (small balls of fresh mozzarella), crumbled Feta, or goat cheese. INGREDIENTS 3/4 pound/340g spaghetti  1 medium eggplant, cut into 3/4-inch/1.9cm pieces 1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch/2.5cm pieces 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch/2.5cm pieces 8 cloves garlic 1/2 cup/120ml olive oil kosher salt and black pepper 1 pound/450g cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered if large 1/4 cup/60ml fresh oregano leaves grated Parmesan, for serving DIRECTIONS Heat oven to 450° F. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve ½ cup of the cooking water; drain the pasta and return it to the pot. Meanwhile, on 2 rimmed baking sheets, toss the eggplant, onion, bell pepper, and garlic with the oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Roast, rotating the sheets halfway through, until the veget

Dijon Chicken Salad with Zucchini and Grapes Recipe & How-To Video

Chef Joseph Cooking at Home We created this recipe for Winn-Dixie grand openings some years ago. Along with the tastings, we held cooking demonstrations. Was a lot of fun. Serves 4 1pound/450ml Grilled Chicken (1 3/4-2 cups/402-450ml diced) 2 cups/248g Zucchini/courgette 1/4 inch/6.35mm 3/4 cup/30g Watercress chopped (substitute parsley) 3-4 Scallions chopped 1 cup/92g Green grapes sliced in half 1 tablespoon/15ml Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon/1ml Sea salt 1/8 teaspoon/.5ml Black Pepper Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl making sure to coat everything evenly.  *add ½ cup/58g walnuts if desired personal chefs and event catering Miami + Miami Beach + Fort Lauderdale + Palm Beach | 954-367-YADA (9232)