November 28, 2013 · Posted in Recipes · Comment 

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Image by udim
cookies based on this recipe:…

These cookies come out "soft". The absence of salt keeps the moisture in, which in turn requires more flour. Next time I’ll try more pudding mix (the original recipe was unclear).
Also note that I put half the standard amount of sugar, but the peanut butter and chocolate makes up for it. 🙂

cream together:
100gr melted butter (about a cup) [butter tends to pop in microwaves! Very messy…]
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 heaping tbsp peanut butter
0.5 cup white sugar (or equivalent amt of brown sugar [or a mixture of the two])

stir in:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
50gr vanilla pudding mix

Lay on ungreased cooking sheets in rounded teaspoonfulls. Preheat oven to 175C and bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool outside for an hour before storing.

Makes 45-49 cookies

Things to try: doubling the amount of the vanilla pudding mix, cooking without the turbo fan.

lentil quinoa soup
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We’ll Start Our Diet After the Holidays

February 22, 2013 · Posted in Diet · Comment 

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We’ll Start Our Diet After the Holidays
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Don’t worry! I let the boyz have the bully sticks, I’m not so greedy…. but the chocolate is ALL MINE! hehehe. And yes despite Merc’s diet I let him have a bit of bully. He really wanted it and asked so nicely (with a couple nose bonks) for me to hand it to him off the low coffee table.

Because some of you may not know, dark chocolate especially the 99% on top of my stack, is toxic to dogs. Be very careful when gifting to homes with pets, that you are sure to wrap and then label items that may be harmful if placed where the pets can get to the gift.

When I was young, I was convinced that our beagle could read. He of course only opened the gifts with his name on them when we left him downstairs with the tree one night. What a smart beagle! Don’t let your pets, or your friend’s pets, outsmart you this holiday. 🙂

Mike Trying to Look Askance at KFP Diet Coke
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This is Mike trying to give a sad look to the Kosher Diet Coke at the Albertson’s at Fort Apache/Sahara. Diet?! Luckily we found some Kosher-for-Passover real Coke, aka the kind made with sugar and not nasty HFCS, up the road…

The Cardiac Recovery Cookbook: Heart Healthy Recipes for Life After Heart Attack or Heart Surgery

September 30, 2010 · Posted in Bestselling Cooking Books · 4 Comments 

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Over 100 delicious recipes to help cardiac patients (and their families) to eat well on the road to wellness. Proper diet and nutrition are pillars of success in cardiac recovery. But that doesn’t mean bland and tasteless meals. In The Cardiac Recovery Cookbook, noted nutritionist Laurel Cutlip has compiled over 100 quick and easy recipes geared to the whole family and based on the science of good heart health. The Cardiac Recovery Cookbook is packed wi… More >>

The Cardiac Recovery Cookbook: Heart Healthy Recipes for Life After Heart Attack or Heart Surgery