Posts made in May, 2014

Creamy Vanilla Coconut Rice Pudding Recipe

Creamy Vanilla Coconut Rice Pudding Recipe

  We love snacks and sweets in this house, and in order to control the ingredients and make them healthy, I usually have to make my own. If you are not a fan of coconut, you will still love this recipe since the coconut flavor is so mild, it is almost undetectable. Coconut milk can easily be left out, and substituted with regular milk, or make this dairy-free by using other milk options as I explain below. I set out to come up with a rice pudding snack that can satisfy that pudding craving I have sometimes, and I have to say, I nailed it. Creamy is key. I have made...

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Homemade Hot Chocolate | Cocoa Recipe

Homemade Hot Chocolate | Cocoa Recipe

Who doesn’t love a cup of homemade hot cocoa or chocolate milk, especially when you could use a little warmth in your body.

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Homemade Chocolate Milk Recipe

Homemade Chocolate Milk Recipe

  Chocolate milk is a treat in my home, and not something we have regularly. Occasionally my kids request it, but I usually avoid buying chocolate milk because the ingredients in store-bought options typically contain ingredients I am not a fan of. The few times I tried to make it from scratch, it just did not turn very well, and the cocoa powder never quite dissolved right. Using Hershey’s chocolate syrup is another option that I am not opposed to on a rare occasion, but again, that is another ingredients list to contend with that I do not like (at all) and do...

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Easy Coconut Macaroons Recipe

Easy Coconut Macaroons Recipe

This recipe is so simple to make and uses only 4 ingredients (with optional additions). It is healthy, low-fat, and easily satisfies any sweet tooth. Coconut macaroons are traditionally a flourless cookie, so it is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

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Vegetable Soup Recipe

Vegetable Soup Recipe

Tonight I am making a “Must-go” vegetable soup (recipe). Once in awhile we like to let our pantry and fridge run down to the bare bones just to use stuff up that we normally do not use. I loathe waste, and at this point we have some vegetables begging to be used before they go bad (that are technically fine to eat, but I don’t necessarily like the look of them). Cooking them in a pot of soup is the way to go.    VEGETABLE SOUP RECIPE (not really a recipe) I always start a soup base of sautéed garlic and onions with coconut oil, or gently sautéed...

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