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Black Bean Spinach Brownies

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Ok, I heard of the black bean brownies, even tried a recipe or two. But I found this one on the web yesterday.

Spinach, in a brownie?! That is going too far! lol

No refined sugar!? Sweetened only with dates.

No wheat flour?! OMG! this cannot be good. NOT!

My 5 year old grandson begged to take the leftovers home. This one is a keeper.

I had to bake longer than the time listed. I did closer to 50 minutes and truth be told, they were a bit dry. I think I will bake for less time and then let them sit a bit no they can set without overbaking.

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MRSCGE122 12/21/2014 11:14AM

    Interesting! being a lover of Spinach, i'll have to try that. Thanks for sharing!

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MONTREALESTMOI 12/21/2014 11:08AM

    That sounds interesting....and good!

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WINACHST 12/21/2014 10:50AM

    And no, they were not green

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Great Coached Workout Mixes

Sunday, December 14, 2014

G Series FIT Mixes

Bootcamp #1 is my favorite mix. I just finished it. Yes, "FINISHED" I made it through the whole workout. I was not able to do that when I first downloaded these a few years ago.

#feeling stronger

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FITGIRL15 12/15/2014 10:17AM


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BARBERSARAH 12/14/2014 12:36PM

    thats awesome!!

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MIRAGE727 12/14/2014 12:35PM

    I checked the Series out! Good stuff! Thanks for sharing! AND way to rock it!

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Monday, December 08, 2014

Yesterday, I posted a link to a dessert blog and I am wanting to stop eating so many sweets. This time of year is not the holiday season but the temptation season. It wouldn't be so bad except that eating sweets is not an occasional event with me. I eat too many sweets and every time I log onto the internet, there is a cookie, candy or cake recipe!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

I am finding that the more nutritious food I eat (real food) the less I want the junk food. So I need to focus on eating whole foods this season.

It is not really about willpower, the resolve to resist; but giving by body the nutrients it needs to function properly.

I think I need to eat my greens and stay hydrated to stay focused these next few weeks.

What are your strategies for coping with all the "goodies" that are made available this time of year?

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FITGIRL15 12/10/2014 11:22AM

    If you don't bake it, you can't eat it!

Keep the baking ingredients (or at least the important ones for your favorite recipes) out of the house, then you will have to run to the store if you want to make anything, and that is usually a motivation killer for me! LOL But if all the ingredients are readily available, watch out!

Take one bite, if the cake/cokie/treat isn't as GOOD as you thought it would be, share the rest of it with the garbage! No need to ingest extra calories that aren't simply the best!!!

Give yourself ONE DAY per week for a Christmas treat... you can't expect to cut out the fun and flavor of the season 100%!!! Enjoy the holidays, but in moderation!!!

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LIV2RIDE 12/8/2014 3:28PM

    I definitely can't even look at Pinterest right now. Every recipe is a sweet of some kind. Sweets are definitely my downfall.

Lately I've been using fruit, grapes, apples, pears, kiwi, even dates. Yes, they are still sugar but there isn't all kinds of other stuff in there. If I eat an apple, I'll have some almond butter with it so it sticks a little longer (unsweetened natural almond butter).

It's impossible for me to completely avoid them. So if I do indulge I'll do an extra class or hop on the elliptical a little longer than normal. I definitely don't buy any types of sweets other than fruit. If I'm at someone's house or holiday party I might have one but it's hard to stop at just one.

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EVIE4NOW 12/8/2014 8:38AM

  Believe it or not, I am immune to the cookies and candies and cakes. They have never bothered me (except candy corn). But, I do love pies and strudels, so I rarely make them. When I do, I will indulge a bit. Usually one tiny slice will do me. My men have a tendency to eat everything before I know it.

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SWEETNEEY 12/8/2014 7:57AM

    I am experiencing a lack of resolve and I hope starting this morning I can start being more discipline. How do I plan to do it, I have my reasons for wanting to lose wait written down - I am also going to do a quick video so I can also play them. I plan to read/listen to them at least 3x a day. I'm hoping these frequent reminders will help me be discipline.

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RIDLEYRIDER 12/8/2014 7:36AM

  I continue with my exercise routine, and allow myself a day where if I want a special sweet treat, I have it, but only one.

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NYARAMULA 12/8/2014 7:17AM

    I'm also struggling quite a bit with the sweets, always happens during the holiday season. But I find that when I commit to my exercises, then I'm more likely to make the right food choices. All the best.

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A Dessert Blog

Sunday, December 07, 2014

check out this blog:
all I can say is OMG! These are awesome recipes

I just made the one minute chocolate mug cake ~ satisfied my craving and there was no leftovers so I was not tempted to eat and eat and eat. I adjusted the sugar

I think I died and went to chocolate heaven emoticon

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Better Than Vegan Recipe Review

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A few weeks ago, I was the coordinator for the Share A Meal program, a nonprofit that has groups volunteer food and time and prepare a meal for the community, and the group that came in that week prepared scalloped potatoes. Oh, that used to be one of my favorite dishes. You know, that box of dehydrated potatoes and powdered cheese sauce.

Well, I had the Better Than Vegan book for months and never got around to making any of the recipes until last night, I made the authors version; sliced potatoes with a cauliflower puree with the addition of nutritional yeast.

It turned out bland and dry. It needed more flavor and sauce. But, to be fair, the recipe called for nutmeg and I forgot to add that, I think that would have been a nice touch to the sauce. I think of scalloped potatoes as being saucy and these were dry. The picture showed that it was dry. Next time I am going to make more sauce. Yes, there will be a next time because I think the recipe is a keeper.

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ELIZABETH5268 12/4/2014 1:48AM

    This looks like a good cookbook

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DS9KIE 12/3/2014 10:17PM

    emoticon yumny

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    My daughter in law has made this and it was very good!

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FITGIRL15 12/3/2014 10:13AM

    I agree, cauliflower is naturally a pretty dry, flavorless vegetable... but I'm glad you are willing too try the recipe again! Good luck!

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KESTRYLL 12/3/2014 8:44AM

    Sounds great

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JIMA64 12/3/2014 8:40AM

    Using cauliflower can be tricky to get enough flavor into the dish.

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