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Mousse, Mousses, or Moussi…many ways to enjoy great healthy desserts Lime Mousse Makes 2-4 servings Ingredients 1 package tofu (12.3 ounces light, firm, or extra firm silken) 1/3 cup maple syrup or sweetener of choice 3-4 tablespoons fresh lime juice...
Bananas create a great base for frozen desserts. Ahead of time, peel and freeze ripe bananas in a plastic bag or kitchenware. This is a good way to make sure no bananas go to waste—just freeze the ones that start...
Liquid beverages are an exceptional way of getting a lot of FRESH phytonutrients and anti-oxidants into your diet. It can be a ‘quick’ meal, a delicious snack, or even a delightfully, sneaky way to eat some leafy-green goodness. “Green” Fruit...
Tuscan cuisine is famous for giving new life to leftovers. An icon of Tuscan cuisine, ribollita literally means "reboiled." It's difficult to find an authentic ribollita because it takes 3 days to prepare. Minestrone is made the first day and eaten as is. The second day the leftover soup is layered with thin slices of bread (or toasted bread rubbed with garlic) and baked with thin slices of red onion on top. The third day the leftovers are reboiled... Ribollita!
Since the Queen can have anything she so desires...the salad she requests is the most colorful, artistic assemblage of the season. A morning's cuttings of crisp, tender greens offer a bed upon which lie a tasty bouquet of textures, flavors, and fragrances to entice her every sense. Of course, upon sighting this exquisite dish, the envious king himself will order one as well!
Get creative with this recipe. Vary spices; try different nuts and dried fruits; substitute other puréed fruits or vegetables for applesauce. The sky is the limit!!! Make a double batch.
This recipe celebrates the simple pleasures of fresh fruit in season served with a delightful little nut drizzle to dazzle your taste buds.
Persimmons come in many varieties. Two of my favorites:  Hachiya (shaped like large acorns, and eaten only when very soft) and California Fuyu (shaped like little pumpkins, and eaten when frm-ripe, non- astringent variety). The following recipe features the Hachiya....
This guacamole is enriched with fiber from the peas and cancer-fighting phytochemicals from the garlic, salsa, scallions and lemon.    Makes 2 1/2 cups 1 cup frozen green peas or drained and rinsed canned peas 1 ripe avocado, peeled...

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