featured recipe: power-bars (LF)

health + foodie

One of my best friends lives in Seattle and we’re both pretty much stuck on a health kick.  She cooks and bakes and has actually begun recording a lot of her recipes.  Since I’m here visiting, I thought I’d feature some these (with her permission, of course).

She wanted me to note that she doesn’t always measure out the ingredients and kind of just feels out the amounts, but here’s one recipe to get you started:

Homemade Power-Bars


15-20 dates

1-2 tbs coconut oil

1/4 – 1/2 cup almond butter

2tbs chia seed*

2tbs hemp seeds*

2tbs flax seeds*

2tbs goji berries*

2tbs shredded coconut*

*these ingredients are recommended, but their quantities can be altered and other ingredients can be substituted

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Blend dates in a food processor, then mix other dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl

Spread out in a glass tray or storage container…

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Low Fat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Arl's World

Well I don’t know about you, but I am always happy to see Friday roll around.  For me it means the end of another work week, the  start of another wonderful weekend and it means time for ….Fiesta Friday!!  So come on over and join us at Angie’s place, The Novice Gardener.  We will be cooking and baking up a storm and bringing all kinds of wonderful dishes to try.


This week I am bringing something a little more on the healthy side.  My mom always baked everything with lots of sugar and butter.  I grew up eating her wonderful pies, kolaches, cakes, cinnamon rolls …back then we did not know or think about anything low-fat, gluten-free etc.  It has been hard for me to go from baking the way I was taught, to now trying to bake without sugar and butter …to use sugar substitutes and…

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