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15 Feb 2015 Breakfast on the run

I dislike when I am hungry by 10 AM so this is a smoothie worth sharing.

Blend together
1 c soy, almond or dairy milk
1 frozen banana
1/4 c plain Greek yogurt
1 T nut butter
1/2 T agave, maple syrup or honey
1/2 T flax, chia or whatever extra addition you are in the mood for.
Throw some crunchy granola on top just before eating

Make this in the morning
or the night before (if so, then thaw at 1/2 power in the microwave before attempting to eat it quickly)






14 Feb 2015 Cold Cantaloupe Chicken

On a cookie sheet, toast*
1/2 c large nut pieces (I recommend hazel nuts but any nut will do)
at 350 degrees for 8 minutes in an oven, chop & set aside
*(or since you might be making this because its hot outside...toast in a skillet stovetop.  Just watch closer, they burn fast.)

Heat together in small dish
1/4 c fresh lemon juice 
2-3 torn mint leaves
One minute in the microwave and rest for 10 minutes

Whisk together in small bowl
1/3 c olive oil
2 T red wine vinegar
1/2 t sugar or other sweetener
salt & pepper
mint infused lemon juice from above, after discarding mint leaves

Toss together in a large bowl
1 lb chicken, cooked & cubed
1 2 lb cantaloupe, peeled and cubed
1/2 lb feta cheese crumbles, or parmesan or...

Pour dressing and nuts atop the chicken mixture, combine well
Serve atop baby spinach or other greens

13 Feb 2015 Winter Slaw

Found another way I can eat (tolerate) brussel sprouts!  I saw this on The Chew when Ina Garten "visited".  The original recipe called for Kale leaves but you can use any dark green leaf in this slaw.

Toss together:
1/2 lb dark green leafy...baby spinach, kale, mixed greens, or even romaine, sliced or torn as needed
6 oz brussel sprouts, trimmed, cored & sliced
1/2 small radicchio or red cabbage, cored & sliced

Whisk together
1/2 c olive oil
1/4 lemon juice
salt & pepper
Pour desired amount over the greens

Shave parmesan over the top of the greens
add a sprinkling of dried raisins or cranberries
Toss a bit and serve.