Garbanzo a la King

I developed this recipe for our diabetes intervention patients when I was in the Marshall Islands – this photo was taken there.  We did a lot of one pot dishes and stews to serve over barley or brown rice. The dish can be made with simple ingredients or glamorized as you see fit (see suggested variations).    […]

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Walnut Cookies

I absolutely love these cookies. They contain no oil, no sugar and are gluten-free.  They are also delicious and are an amazing source of omega-3 fatty acids!  Makes 3 dozen small cookies.   2 cups (500 ml) pitted dates (loosely packed) 3/4 cup (185 ml) water 1/4 cup tahini or almond butter 1/4 cup ground flaxseed 2

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Mighty Carrot Raisin Muffins (gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free)

  Commercial muffins are like little cakes with lots of fat, sugar and white flour.  They are typically super-sized containing 400-500 calories.  These muffins do not qualify as a healthy breakfast choice.  They don’t even qualify as a decent dessert.  However, if you enjoy a muffin from time to time, bake a batch and freeze any you aren’t

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Savory Cabbage Soup

Makes 12 servings  This low-cal soup is a wonderful warm addition to any winter meal.   9 cups (2,250 ml) vegetable broth or water 2 cups (500 ml) potatoes or butternut squash, cubed 4 carrots, chopped 2 onions, chopped 3 stalks celery, chopped 6 cups (1.5 l) cabbage, shredded 2 bay leaves 3/4 cup fresh dill (or 3 Tbsp (45 ml) dried

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Great Granola

Makes 12 cups (3 l)   Granola is an old breakfast staple, but tends to be much higher in fat and sugar than what one would expect.  In this recipe, concentrated sweeteners like brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, etc. are replaced with fiber and nutrient-rich fresh and dried fruits.  Concentrated oils are replaced with much healthier nut and

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Stuffed Dates

  Makes about 46 stuffed dates   These are beautiful treats. They freeze well and are delicious just slightly thawed. You can get creative with the decorations, but nuts work especially well.   Dates 2 pounds (908 g) or about 46 large, soft, Medjool dates     Chocolate/Nut-butter Filling   2 cups (500 ml) dates,

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