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Indulge your sweet tooth with these minty chocolate muffins made from good-for-you ingredients. These wonderful chocolate muffins are not made with flour but instead chickpeas! It might sound odd but many people cannot tell the difference – the muffins are light in texture and delicious! These can be made as 24 mini-muffins or 12 regular …

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Today is day 6 of the 21-Day Challenge! I have been eating clean all week with the exception of a small piece of ice cream cake for a co-worker’s birthday. By keeping the portion small I could join in the celebration without adding too many calories! Monday through Thursday included a 30-minute workout: Total Body …

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This is a great time of year when the leaves are changing colors and a crispness comes into the air. It is a time when everyone wants to make apple pies, pumpkin pies and a lot of other good fall inspired dishes. Often we have pumpkin puree left over and it would be terrible to …

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While on vacation in New Hampshire we had some wonderful Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with a homemade Blueberry Topping while staying at Bear Mountain Lodge. They were so light and fluffy that I had to try them. If you can, use fresh lemon juice since both the lemon juice and ricotta cheese are key ingredients. Do …

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Friday ended with a thunderstorm raging through Saturday morning. The morning had sporadic downpours and was a bit dreary. We had plans to go play disc golf but that was not possible since Ellicott Creek course would be under water and the threatening storms made staying inside a good idea. So what to do besides …

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It is Saturday and I decided to try another pancake recipe – this time with fresh blueberries! The batter is thicker making a denser pancake, which means I could not stack all of the pancakes in the above picture. They made for a hardy breakfast especially if you add a side of eggs or other …

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This weekend we “spring forward” by moving our clocks ahead one hour for daylight savings. I do not care to change the clocks because in the fall I dislike the evening getting darker earlier and in spring I lose an hour of sleep! There is never enough time in the day so losing an hour …

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Last weekend I wanted to make Banana Pecan pancakes – but I was out of pecans! Instead I made Whole-Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes with a Chocolate Chip Surprise. This morning I was able to make my Whole Wheat Honey Banana Pecan Pancakes! These pancakes are packed with healthy ingredients and are delicious! When you make pancakes …

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