Healthy Rum Balls

Until today, if you asked my boys what are their most vivid Christmas memories besides a psychic Santa at the mall (thanks to a bluetooth ear piece) and going on a West Coast Express Santa train downtown to drink free hot chocolate and juice at daddy’s work, they would have said “Mom listening to Frank Sinatra non-stop”. And they would have also added immediately “She listens to him all year round!!!”. Every July Adam asks me “Mommy, why are you listening to Christmas music in summer?”. Well, what can I…
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Healthy Oat Bran Muffins

Last week a reader asked me if I have a healthy oat bran muffins recipe. Her grandma used to make one with chopped dates. After a few tries I came up with my preferred version: whole wheat flour, organic high fibre oat bran, a touch of unsulphured molasses, mainly moistened with applesauce from my garden and bursting with raisins and walnut pieces. You can also use wheat bran or chopped dates.

Healthy Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Last year I attempted my first healthy gingerbread cookies but they were nothing spectacular. This year kids were on my case about making gingerbread men cookies for Santa. Just like with healthy gingerbread loaf and healthy gingerbread fudge, gingerbread men cookies are a new concept to me. Heck, most North American staple dishes are new to me. I first have to taste the original and then come up with a clean version of it. Before we started eating clean I never made gingerbreads because I didn’t have kids, like I…
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Healthy Gingerbread Loaf

I have never made a gingerbread loaf before but that bottle of organic molasses looked too sexy not to buy. I’ve been eyeing it for a year now. I always stayed away from molasses thinking they are unhealthy being a byproduct of sugar manufacturing. Ha, not the case, particularly with unsulphured organic molasses. It is a healthful sweetener containing a handful of nutrients and minerals. Gingerbread is entirely new concept to me although as a kid I remember little dark cookies with round white tops imported from Germany or Poland. They were…
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