Posts from the ‘Recipes’ Category

My favorite “raw” sites…

I am just a beginner in the “raw” eating world.  It takes a lot of “re-programming” and “re-education” to get on the right track to truly healthy eating.  Even if you fancy yourself as a healthy eater (which I did at one point) you most likely are not.  I’m sorry, it’s the cold, hard truth.  And when you start researching these sites you will know what I mean!  But, I have found some great resources that will make it easy for you to transition.  Here are my favs…

www.greensmoothiegirl.com

www.rawfoodart.com

http://www.aniphyo.com/

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/blogs/michelle-schoffro-cook-blogs

Friends shared these sites with me, and so I pass them on to you.  Exploring these sites will keep you plenty busy!  There is a treasure trove of information.  I like all these sites and their authors because they keep it simple and “do-able”.  As I find more amazing sites, I will post them.  Also, if you know of any sites, I’d love to hear from you. Just post it in the comments.  Enjoy!

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Cranberry Biscotti–A Great Holiday Cookie!

I love to bake! So, I thought I’d share one of my favorite biscotti recipes! It makes a great holiday cookie recipe and every time I make it people want the recipe! It is originally from Giada on Foodnetwork! Enjoy!

Sift together:

2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

In a separate mixing bowl combine:

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter

1/4 tsp salt

After butter/sugar mixture is creamed add:

2 eggs

1 Tbls. freshly grated orange zest

Then slowly add the flour mixture.

By hand stir in 2/3 cup dried cranberries.

This dough can be a bit wet, so you may need to fold in a little extra flour to make it easier to handle.

Remove dough and form into a long log (12″x3″) and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 mins. I raise the rack as it has a tendency to overcook on the bottom. Let cool completely and then slice into 1 inch pieces. Bake again at 325 for 8-10 mins on each side. Let cool. Enjoy!

Variations: For double chocolate biscotti (omit cranberries and orange zest) add 1/2 unsweetened cocoa and 1/2 chocolate chips! One of the things I love about biscotti is that you can be creative with it! Add nuts, dried cherries, anise seed, lemon peel or whatever sounds yummy to you! Delish!

Cranberry Orange Biscotti

I had a party the other day and everyone at the party wanted this recipe. I got it originally from Giada on Foodnetwork!

Sift together:

2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

In a separate mixing bowl combine:

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter

1/4 tsp salt

After butter/sugar mixture is creamed add:

2 eggs

1 Tbls. freshly grated orange zest

Then slowly add the flour mixture.

By hand 2/3 cup dried cranberries.

This dough can be a bit wet, so you may need to fold in a little extra flour to make it easier to handle.

Remove dough and form into a long log (12″x3″) and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 mins. I raise the rack as it has a tendency to overcook on the bottom. Let cool completely and then slice into 1 inch pieces. Bake again at 325 for 8-10 mins on each side. Let cool. Enjoy!

Variations: For double chocolate biscotti (omit cranberries and orange zest) add 1/2 unsweetened cocoa and 1/2 chocolate chips! Yum!