Lemon Cake

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Ingredients:

  • Cake
    • 2 large lemons
    • 2 tbsp lemon peel
    • 1 cup whole wheat flour (or all-purpose)
    • ½ cup coconut flour
    • 1 tbsp vinegar
    • 1 tbsp vanilla
    • ¾ cup sugar
    • ¾ cup water
    • 1 tbsp baking soda
    • 5 tbsp oil
    • Blueberries
  • Icing
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice
    • ½ cup confectioner’s sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Grate the lemon until two tablespoons of lemon peel are produced.
  3. Extract three tablespoons of lemon juice from the lemons.
  4. Mix the flour (wheat & coconut), sugar, and baking soda in a mixing bowl.
  5. Mix the water, lemon juice, oil, vinegar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
  6. Combine the ingredients from step 3 and 4.
  7. Pour into a baking dish and bake for 25 minutes at 350°F.
  8. Mix the confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice to make the icing.
  9. Let the cake cool for 1 hour, and then top with the icing and blueberries.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 can condensed milk (about 400 g)
  • 1 can round-sliced pineapples (remove water)
  • 10 red cherries
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpuse flour
  • slightly less than 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup club soda (sparkling water)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pineapple essence
  • few drops of yellow food coloring (optional)
  • 5-6 tablespoons sugar (for caramalization)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Grease a baking pan with butter and arrange the pineapple slices and cherries at the base of the pan.
  2. Mix the sugar and water in a separate pan and and heat until the syrup turns brown.
  3. Pour the syrup over the pineapple slices.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the baking soda, baking powder, and all purpose flour together.
  5. In a bowl, mix the butter, condensed milk, pineapple essence, and the food coloring. Then, add the ingredients from the previous step, along with the club soda, and mix well.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan over the pineapple slices and bake for 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees.
  7. When done, let cake sit for 10 minutes and then flip over. Serve with the pineapple slices facing up.

Apple Pomegranate Salad

Ingredients:
  • 1 bunch lettuce
  • 1 cup arugula leaves
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage/carrots
  • 1 apple, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 5-6 blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • feta cheese
  • roasted walnuts

Instructions:

  1. Mix the dressing in a bowl – olive oil, lemon juice, agave syrup, balsamic vinegar and blueberries (mash the blueberries to get color).
  2. Add the sliced apples to the dressing.
  3. Add agave to the roasted walnuts and mix.
  4. Arrange salad on a plate. Top with pomegranate, walnut and feta.
  5. When ready to serve, mix dressing with apples and serve.
Apple Pomegranate Salad

Watermelon Sandwich

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Ingredients:

  • round slices of watermelon
  • fresh mozzarella cheese (round slices)
  • reduced balsamic vinegar*
  • fresh basil

Directions:

  1. Take two round slices of watermelon. Lay 1 slice of cheese between the watermelon slices.
  2. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the watermelon.
  3. Top with basil and serve.

*How to make reduced balsamic vinegar: Boil 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar for 10 minutes. The 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar should be reduced to 1-2 tablespoons.

**Sandwiches may be warmed (to melt the cheese) if desired.

Apple Cinnamon Crepes

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Makes 5 crepes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup multigrain pancake mix (any type works)
  • 1 cup milk (soy, almond, fat free)
  • 2 tbsp flax seed
  • 2 apples, peeled and sliced
  • cinnamon and sugar (to taste)
  • agave syrup (to taste) (optional)*

Directions:

  1. Mix the pancake mix, milk, and flax seeds together in a bowl.
  2. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat a nonstick griddle. Pour a medium sized amount of batter onto the griddle.
  4. Flip when bubbles start to appear around edges.
  5. When ready, lay out apple slices in a line. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top of the apples. Drizzle agave syrup over the crepe. Roll and serve immediately.

*Cinnamon, sugar, and agave may be substituted for chocolate syrup and peanut butter.

 

 

Mango Custard

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Serves 4 people.

Ingredients*:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tbsp mango (or regular) custard powder
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk**
  • 1 cup fresh mango

Directions:

  1. Boil the milk until small bubbles start to form around the edges.
  2. Mix custard powder with 1 tbsp water and add to the milk.
  3. Stir continuously and reduce the heat to low.
  4. Once custard thickens, add sweetened condensed milk and stir.
  5. Transfer into a bowl and cool. Chill thoroughly in a refrigerator.
  6. When ready to serve, add mango chunks and enjoy!

*Chocolate flakes may be added if desired.

**Condensed milk may be substituted with carnation milk.

Parfait Wrap

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Ingredients:

  • Lavash bread (can be found at Whole Foods/Trader Joe’s)
  • Greek yogurt
  • fresh strawberries (sliced into small pieces)
  • fresh blueberries
  • granola

Directions:

  1. Lay out one piece of bread. Spread  yogurt onto the bread.
  2. Lay out strawberries, blueberries, and granola on top.
  3. Roll the bread and cut it into bite-sized slices. Serve and/or enjoy immediately.