Real Hot Chocolate

I’m a big fan of hot drinks, especially in the winter. Teas of all sorts, flavored coffees, spiced cider, even just plain old warm water with some lemon squeezed in..heat it up and I’ll happily drink it. Here’s one of my absolute favorites, though…real hot chocolate (meaning there is no water or processed hot chocolate … Read more

French Macarons for the Daring Bakers

The 2009 October Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to us by Ami S. She chose macarons from Claudia Fleming’s The Last Course: The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern as the challenge recipe. What a coincidence that this month’s challenge was a naturally gluten-free recipe that features almond flour (since I am giving away a signed copy … Read more

Kidney Bean Crockpot Chili

I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but Fall is definitely potluck season around here. Every year, not a weekend goes by in late September and October that I don’t have to cook up a dish for a crowd; I’ve got some favorite pot luck fare and this kidney bean crockpot chili recipe … Read more

Ricki’s Cocoa Nibbles

I’m doing a little detox of sorts- a week or maybe more of eating lots of raw foods- so I was so happy to see this recipe for raw cocoa nibbles (aka “LaRaw Bars”) in Ricki Heller’s book: Sweet Freedom: Desserts You’ll Love without Wheat, Eggs, Dairy or Refined Sugar. These raw chocolate cookies are … Read more

Homemade Protein Bars

homemade granola bars

I like the idea of protein bars because they are easy to eat on the run and theoretically, they make a healthy snack before or after exercise.

What I don’t generally like is how most of them taste, the ingredients they contain, or their prices.

There are definitely some exceptions (Lara bars, for example), but many so-called healthy energy bars are made with low quality ingredients such as soy protein isolate; they also often contain trans-fats.

Homemade Protein Bars | Healthy Green Kitchen

Homemade protein bars (aka homemade granola bars), on the other hand, can be packed with nutrient-dense ingredients. They are also super easy to make. This healthy protein bar recipe is so simple to add to or change–just use your imagination to create your favorite customized healthy protein bars.

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