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Pistachio, Cranberry & Chocolate Biscotti (Vegan & Gluten Free!)

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I haven’t been posting as much as normal do to this being the crazy part of the year! I decided to really get into the season this year. I made the resolution that I would say yes to whatever I could! The result? A severe sleep deficit! That the Lord that Christmas is almost here! The day after I am gonna crash!

The upshot has been that I am spending a lot more time with PEOPLE. Normally, I would be with my nose to the grindstone. This year, I have had a blast so far. I think I would rather spend more time with people.

I saw this recipe for biscotti. It looks so lovely. Perfect for my nightly cup of tea. I want to try it when I have more time.

Enjoy!
Marcey

Eat2Health Blog

Serves: 12
Prep: 30 mins
Cooking: 40-45 mins
Tools: Chopping board, food processor, spatula, mixing bowl, baking tray, parchment paper, rolling pin and a sharp knife.

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Delicious biscotti! Generally we cannot have coffee shop or store bought varieties because they contain egg and/or milk powder, but these types of trivialities have never stopped us before. Baking without eggs, milk and/or gluten has never been easier!

We’re not in the habit of making these delicious, crispy Italian biscuits very often, but we happened to make our first batch five Christmases ago and fancied some again. We found that they were relativity easy to make, although you do need quite a few ‘tools’ and they will take just over an hour of your time, but it cannot be helped as they are ‘twice baked’. Under baking creates a chewy biscuit, which will occur if you try to cook the dough ‘faster’ at a higher temperature (it won’t work!) or for…

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Craving Cranberries & Applesauce

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From Eat. Drink. Savor. Repeat!

 

What a wonderful apple sauce for the holidays!  I love the addition cinnamon and cranberries.  Kids will love it on their pancakes and toast.  I would love it in the parfaits that I make for Jim and I(layered vanilla yogurt, fruit, and grapenuts).

 

Craving Cranberries & Applesauce

 

Enjoy!

 

Marcey

Cranberry Applesauce Muffins For Diabetics

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Cranberry Applesauce Muffins
As I started on my muffin making journey, I went looking for old recipes that I grew up with.  The ones loaded with sugar and oil.  Gosh!  They really tasted good when I was a kid.  I started making them this time with an eye towards decreasing the fat.  I have to watch my cholesterol you know.  So all these recipes don’t have the fat content that we became used to.

I asked friends and family to taste test these recipes.   And guess what?  They thought the muffins tasted great!  I started getting requests for special types of muffins.  Some people I know wanted vegan muffins.  Others need to have gluten free.  I have friends who are diabetic or newly diabetic.  I remember when I first had to cut out the fat.  I became what my husband called the “food nazi”.  Life became dull.  Then I regained sanity and created a low fat vegetarian diet that we both love.

I decided to expand what I am doing with muffins to help expand what my friends can eat.  Food is such an important part of our life and is meant to be enjoyed.  So I went looking for recipes.  Here is my first one for diabetics.  My diabetic friends love it.  I have left the nutritional values on it for people to use.

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Cranberry Nut Muffins Recipe

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Cranberry Nut MuffinsHere is a new muffin recipe for you.  I have another cranberry nut muffin recipe, but had wanted to find one that has less sugar.  I found out that some of my friends have to watch that.  I found this recipe in Taste of Home.   I liked the blurb that came with it. 

 

These are delicious, beautiful muffins. I serve them during the holidays or anytime cranberries are available. The leftovers always make good breakfast treats. Through the years I’ve tried many cranberry recipes for bread and muffins, but this remains my family’s all-time favorite!

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