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Chocolate Nut Butter Bars

31 Oct

P1050248While Frankenstorm Sandy was approaching the East Coast, I was busy cooking up a storm of my own in the kitchen preparing for the blackouts.  However, this recipe was so simple I didn’t have to cook or bake!  The only heat you need is for melting (picture the Wicked Witch standing out on Brighton Beach while Sandy is pounding the coastline…”I’m melting!  I’m melting!).  I’m sure if you’ve read my Nut Butter Cup recipe, you’re well-aware of my love for nut butter…and chocolate!  Chocolate & nut butter, two peas in a pod! I wish I could say these bars lasted, but Joey and I gobbled these bars up while hurricane winds were blowing around us.  The most difficult part of this recipe is waiting for the bars to set, but it’s so worth it!

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Perfect Banana Quinoa Muffins

28 Oct

I’ve seriously cracked the gluten-free code with these muffins!  They’re made with the same recipe as my Banana Nut Butter Quinoa Bread (jump on over to see the ingredients), baked in muffin tins (either greased or in paper liners, filled almost to the top) rather than loaf pans.  I’m not one to toot my own horn, but the consistency is perfect (gluten-free or not). They are so light and airy, take a peak:

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Banana Nut Butter Quinoa Bread (V, GF)

22 Oct

Simplicity is my best friend.  This banana bread is as simple as it gets.  Because it’s made from Quinoa (say it together, keen-wah), this bread is full of high-quality protein.  Not to mention, it’s as delicious as you can get.  Oh, did I mention it’s also vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free?

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