Easy home made Ranch Dressing

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Having a yummy salad dressing is just as important as the salad. I personally love vinaigrettes but I also get tired if I eat them everyday, so its always great to have a healthy dressing in your fridge for when you wish to have a creamier texture without having all the nasty ingredients of the conventional brands.

What nasty ingredients?

MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) – Flavor enhancer that causes headaches, allergic reactions, brain damages and learning disabilities

Soy bean or Soy Lecithin – High in Phytoestrogens that lead to women’s issues (breast cancer, endometriosis, fibroids)

Buttermilk – Saturated fats

Xhanthan Gum – Can cause allergies, gastrointestinal reactions, bloating

A dear friend gave me a book called Eat Raw Not Cooked by Stacy Stowers and this recipe is from this book. Totally recommend the book by the way.

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Low carb flaxseed & coconut pancakes

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Hi there my lovely friends!

I have been experimenting quite a bit with flaxseed meal as a way to avoid refined flours and came by this recipe from craftycookingmama.com that you will love. It is high in protein and Omega 3 (Flaxseed meal) which is wonderful to keep a healthy weight apart from having many other benefits.

Ii is fluffy, light and tasty. (I wouldn’t share it otherwise) I made a few changes to the original recipe so here it goes!

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Kale and lentils soup

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This soup is soooo easy to do and full of goodness. I love lentils so I decided to give it a twist adding kale and some species that a year ago I would have never thought of. I hope it inspires you to eat a healthy hearty soup. Its full of plant protein coming from the lentils and kale. You can eat it with brown basmati rice.

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Brownies de ahuyama

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He buscado una receta de brownies que sea sana y al mismo tiempo deliciosa porque me encantan y no quiero que se sientan regañados al comerlos. Despues de mucho explorar y probar recetas, encontré esta que no es por nada pero quedan exquisitos. No puedo decir que me los inventé pero si que los hice y los puedo recomendar a ustedes sabiendo que les van a encantar.

Por: Lee Hersh

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Fermented foods: Pickled Okra

If you had a chance to read my blog about Gut Health, you will remember I mentioned that fermented foods are great to help us protect and increase our good bacteria. Well, I decided to do this recipe and I loveeee it! It was easy and the best part is that they last long so I don’t need to eat them all at once. So go ahead and start fermenting!

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds of fresh Okra
4 garlic cloves
sliced lemons
2 cups of apple cider vinegar
2 cups of water
3 Tspns of salt
1 Tspn brown sugar
Spices:
1 tspn fennel seeds
1 Tbsp chili flakes
1 tspn black peppercorns

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Banana Coconut Mini Cupcakes

 

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By: Maria X Ospina

Servings: 12 mini cupcakes

This recipe is super fun, easy and simple. I love to do it as a treat for my nephew who also loves cupcakes. It is light and healthy because it only has the sweetness of the banana and the blueberries.

Directions:

Place all ingredients in the blender until bananas are fully broken down. Pour a bit of the batter in the mini cupcakes baking dish just to cover the bottom fully. Then add a couple of blueberries and finally continue to add the rest to fill the cup. Decorate with a blueberry on the top.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes on 325F (160 C) depending on the oven.

Your kids will LOVE them!

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