#citruslove: Cara Cara Orange Salsa Fresca

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Happy January everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous New Years, and that 2012 is off to a great start! I can think of no better way of celebrating the New Year that with a big dose of winter sunshine...citrus fruit! And I'm excited to join some other fabulous bloggers in co-hosting the first #love bloghop of the new year... #citruslove! Rich in vitamin C, folate, fiber, potassium and phytonutrients, a regular dose of citrus fruit is bound to keep you happy and healthy in 2012 and beyond! Truly, I've never met a citrus … [Read more...]

French Toast with Pecans, Coconut, and Orange Sauce and, a Tale of Two Mornings…

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This is a tale of two mornings.  One relaxing, the other, so NOT relaxing, but still fun, nevertheless. Last Saturday morning was the "calm before the storm".  It was time for a slow, leisurely breakfast with my family. With my favorite coffee cup in hand, and a little Dave Brubeck playing in the background, I cooked up a batch of my favorite orange sauce, then made some french toast and topped it all off with toasted pecans and coconut.  I  sat down at the kitchen island with my husband and children to eat and enjoy... One last meal … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Cinnamon Orange Almond Scones

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I woke up this morning to rain and wind and clouds... A perfect morning to hang out in bed reading and drinking coffee. Then I got hungry... Muffins or scones sounded good, so I did a little Google search on the internet.  First I searched for "gluten free lemon scones".   I found this recipe which looked good.  The only problem was that I didn't have any yogurt, and I was unmotivated to head out to my garden and pick the lemons from my tree in the rain.  Sigh... I did have a couple of oranges in my kitchen, however,  so I did … [Read more...]

Ring in the New Year with More Fruits and Veggies: Part II

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Here it is, as promised.  The "whys" and "hows" of adding more fruits and veggies to your diet. Do you know that's it's REALLY pretty EASY to consume the optimal number of fruits and veggies when you put a TEENSY bit of effort in to it? Do you know how many fruits and veggies you should be consuming each day?  Would you like to try a yummy, super easy fruit laced dessert tonight?  {Hint: It's made with oranges.}  If so, then read on... How many fruits and veggies should I aim for each day? Aim for a MINIMUM of 5 or more servings each … [Read more...]