Carrot Zucchini Bars

  This recipe has been in my mind for a while and some how I have missed it.  I saw this recipe on Better Homes and Gardens website probably 2 years ago.  Finally I had a chance to make this yummy bars.  These bars are so healthy and packed with nutrition.  I omitted the cream…

Banana Oat Cookies

Every time I buy bananas they become so overripe very quickly.  Most of the time I make banana bread.  This time I thought to give it a different twist.  These cookies came out pretty good but would not beat chocolate chip cookies.  You have to make sure to store them in the refrigerator to keep…

Coconut Banana Bread

Finally I found the best banana bread.  I have made and have posted banana breads in the past.  But this time, I think I nailed it.  I have been looking for banana bread that is soft, moist but firm and that is what I got out of this recipe.  I think the coconut I added…

Kale and Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Here is a very simple Kale salad with roasted sweet potatoes.  When I was working in New York City, I always go to the Whole Foods market to get lunch.  They have healthy salad bar and hot dishes – buffet style.  In fall, this Kale salad is one of my favorite.  They make this salad…

Pineapple Zucchini Cake with dried Cranberries

Who can resist a tropical pineapple flavor pared with cranberries and walnuts.  The original recipe called for shredded carrots.  I have made carrot cakes and Indian carrot sweets which had a “carroty” flavor and taste which I am not a fan of.  So I was looking for a twist and thought why not zucchini since…

Creamy Maple Oatmeal with Cranberries

Ingredients: 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats 2 ½  cups      water 1 cup milk ¼ cup raisins ¼ cup dried cranberries ¼ cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts Cinnamon Pinch of salt Method: Boil water in a saucepan Once water starts boiling add oats, raisins, cranberries, and salt and cook on medium…

Creamy Fruit Oatmeal

Ingredients: ¾ cup old fashioned rolled oats 2 cups water 1 cup milk ½ cup diced fresh apples ¼ cup raisins ¼ cup dried cranberries Pinch of salt Cinnamon 4 tablespoons agave nectar Method: Boil water in a saucepan and once water starts boiling add oats, chopped apple, raisins, cranberries, and salt. Cook for about…

Lemon Scented Cranberry Scones

For some reason I always thought scones are a difficult thing to make.  I think I tried to make scones couple of years ago and it was a disaster.  That’s all, I stopped and never thought about it.  So with the Thanksgiving long weekend, I had some extra time and I wanted to make something…