Healthy Recipes

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For Coffee Lovers!

(Even though this one is not so healthy I couldn't help sharing it. It is delicious)

Coffee Granita with Cardamom Whipped Cream


  • PREP:15M
  • TOTAL:3H15M
April 2010


  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chilled heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom


    • Bring 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar just to simmer in heavy small saucepan over medium heat, stirring mixture constantly until sugar dissolves. Stir in instant espresso powder and vanilla extract. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups water. Pour into 9x9x2-inch metal baking pan. Freeze mixture 1 hour; stir, mashing any frozen parts with back of fork. Cover and freeze mixture until firm, at least 1 to 2 hours longer and up to 1 day. Using fork, scrape granita, forming icy flakes. Return granita to freezer. 

      • Beat cream, cardamom, and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in large bowl until peaks form. Divide granita among bowls or glasses. Top granita with whipped cream.

                    • Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

            • (Makes enough sauce to go along with 12 ounces of pasta, uncooked)

          • About a 1 to 1 1/2lb butternut squash, peeled, deseeded, and cubed

          • 1 onion, coarsely chopped

          • 1/4 cup of olive oil 

          • 3 garlic cloves, minced 

          • 1 1/2 teaspoon basil 

          • salt and pepper 

          • 1 cup of chicken broth

          • A few dashes of white wine (optional)

          • Grated parmesan cheese to serve

          In a large saucepan, heat the oil until hot and add onions. Cook over med-high heat, until the onions are soft and translucent (about 5 minutes). Add the garlic and cook for a minute or two, just until the garlic is releasing it’s flavor, but don’t brown (it can make it bitter). If you are using the white wine, add at this point (cook for about 30 seconds to a minute).

Add the butternut squash, the basil, the chicken broth, and lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover, bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer for about ten minutes, until the squash is fork tender.

When this is accomplished, check how much chicken broth is left. You want enough to blend with the squash to make a moist sauce, but not to much, which would make a runny sauce. There are no hard rules here! Play it by ear. If there still seems to be a lot left, you can simmer uncovered to reduce.

Now you can to one of three things. 1- Mash to make a chunky sauce, 2- Put through a food mill to make a slightly chunky, slightly smooth sauce (method of my choice) 3-Put through your blender or food processor to make a smooth sauce. Once that is done….

Salt and pepper to taste, pour over hot pasta, if desired, topped with shredded cheese, and serve!

Black Sesame and Goji Berry Tea

  • 1 cup black sesames

  • 2 Tbsp goji berries, rinsed

  • 3 cups water

  • Brown sugar  raw,unprocessed.

                                • Bring sesame seeds, goji berries and water to a boil and then reduce to a simmer partially covered for about 20 to 30 minutes until 1 cup of tea remains. If it does not cook down in 30 minutes, the flame is too low. Strain tea and sweeten to taste.      

                                                                                                                • ack sesames are very calming and good to drink in the morning if you have morning anxiety, or in the evening if you have trouble winding down. Black sesames nourish and calm the adrenals, as do the goji berries; overall the formula is very moistening. Brown sugar is full of minerals as are the sesame seeds, so this formula is rich in calcium and good for the bones. Brown sugar can be avoided for those sensitive to sugar, but the seeds are bitter. Maple syrup and honey are also suitable sweeteners as is agave; however, I prefer maple syrup or brown sugar for their high mineral content.

                                    • Ingredients can be purchased at the local Chinese grocery store or from an on-line service for Chinese herbs, such as Kamwo pharmacy.

Flax Seed Cookies

We love these healthy cookies.

My toddler can't get enough of them.

I use coconut oil instead of butter, honey instead of granulated sugar and whole wheat flour to make them even more healthy.

Farmland Flax Cookies - 

Butter 1 1/3 cups
Granulated sugar 1 1/4 cups
Brown sugar 1 1/2 cups
Flax seed- 1 1/2 cups
Large eggs 3
Vanilla 1 1/2 tsp
All-purpose flour 3 1/2 cups (try a mix of whole wheat flour/all purpose)
Baking soda 1 tbsp
Oatmeal 3 cups
In a bowl, cream butter and sugars; add flax seed. In another bowl, beat eggs and vanilla together. Combine with flax mixture. Sift together the flour and soda. Mix in oatmeal and combine with other ingredients. Form dough into 4 cm (1 1/2 inch) round logs. Place in freezer and chill. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Slice into .5 cm (1/4 inch) medallions. Place on baking sheet leaving about 5 cm (2 inches) between cookies.
Bake 13 to 15 minutes. Remove from sheet and cool Yield: 108 cookies (5 cm/2 inches)
I'd toss in some raisins and dates, some cinnamon and a dash of ginger too!
For the toddlers I bet 1/2 of a mashed banana or even 1/2 cup of diced apples would be lovely in this recipe too!

Creme Oatmeal Brulee

This recipe is delicious. I love to make this as a snack or dessert.
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 2 tablespoons half and half
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
-Preheat broiler
-In a saucepan over high heat, bring water to boiling
-stir in salt and oats; lower heat to medium-low and cook uncovered, for about 3-4 minutes or until mixture is thick, stirring occasionally.
-Stir in half-and-half.
-Spoon mixture into 4 buttered ramekins.
-Sprinkle 1 tablespoon brown sugar over each serving
-Broil for about 2-3 minutes or until sugar is bubbly and melted.
-Serve with additional half-and-half if desired.

Sweet Potatoe Fries

-preheat oven to 400
-spray cookie sheet with cooking spray
-cut a sweet potato into thin discs which cook faster than fry shape
-place potato discs on cookie sheet.
sprinkle with cinnamon and salt (or spicy savory flavorings) and spray top of discs with more cooking spray
-Bake 20-25 minutes. Check after 20 minutes.
-drizzle maple syrup on top or dip in ketchup.