Posts Tagged "granola"

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Mango Agave Granola

Mango Agave Granola

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Based on the calendar, spring is officially here. Based on the current cold snowy Chicago weather, winter doesn’t want to leave. In the spirit of spring I made some homemade granola, mango agave granola to be exact! Granola is one of those things that can be expensive at the supermarket, but is so easy and cheap to make at home. As long as you have oats, you are in business. You can use...

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Pumpkin Pie Granola

Pumpkin Pie Granola

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I wanted to make some homemade granola to enjoy for breakfast this week and in lo and behold, in the spirit of fall, I have created Pumpkin Pie Granola! I pulled out everything from my cupboards that reminded me of fall and got to work. Pumpkin Pie Granola  vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, nightshade-free, bean &...

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Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

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Earlier this week I made my own homemade granola! I figured since I had all the right ingredients, why buy it at the grocery store? I took this basic recipe from How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman. Making granola allows you to be creative. Any kind of nuts and dried fruit will work. You can also experiment with adding things like coconut, vanilla, nut butter, ginger, nutmeg, or...

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Buying Bulk Foods

Buying Bulk Foods

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As you all know, I am obsessed with the bulk bins at any grocery store. Buying in bulk reduced unnecessary packaging, ensures that you pay for what you get, saves resources, and gives you the choice of buying as little or as much as you want! Here is a quick peak of the items in my pantry that I buy in bulk:   Oatmeal, Granola (this is my new local Milk & Honey Granola), and Rice...

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Finding Local Food

Finding Local Food

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Today I challenged myself to buy local food during my trip to Whole Foods! While not everything is from Illinois, I allowed my self a one-state-away radius. Here is what I came home with: Kilgus Farmstead Skim Milk (Fairbury, IL) – At Kilgus Farmstead, milk is produced all-natural, without added rBST, in small batches and delivered at the peak of freshness. Kilgus Farmstead is Central...

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Post-Run Snack

Post-Run Snack

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After today’s run I decided to give Runner’s Granola a try! This granola is hand-made in Omaha, Nebraska by a local runner who decided to create the perfect post-run snack. The granola has approximately a 4:1 carb to protein ratio to aid post-run recovery, however athletes of all kinds can appreciate it. I thought it was stange that the calories were not listed on the Nutrition...