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FOOD OF THE WEEK [Nov. 27th, 2005|10:46 pm]
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Sweet Potatoes
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Sweet Potatoes are one of the World's Healthiest Foods!
This week we celebrate sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes provide a concentrated source of health-promoting carotenoid phytonutrients, such as beta-carotene, which give them their characteristic yellow/orange coloration. Beta-carotene (known as pro-vitamin A because it is a precursor to this important vitamin) is a powerful antioxidant that combats the activity of free radicals, which may cause both cellular and DNA damage. One small baked sweet potato provides a whopping 262% of the daily value for vitamin A, 28% DV for vitamin C, 26% DV for manganese and 13% DV for dietary fiber. While sweet potatoes are a traditional Thanksgiving favorite, we encourage you not to reserve this great tasting, nutrient-rich food just for the holidays, but to enjoy it as a regular part of your healthy diet.
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Apple Bran Muffins [Nov. 7th, 2005|02:22 pm]
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1 1/4 cups bran flakes cereal
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/4 cups apple juice
1/4 cup margarine, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 apple - peeled, cored and chopped


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease muffin tins.
In a mixing bowl, combine bran flakes, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and baking powder. Stir in apple juice, margarine, vanilla, and apple. Spoon the mixture into the greased muffin tins.
Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes.
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Baked Apples [Nov. 7th, 2005|02:21 pm]
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4 tart green apples
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Scoop out the core from top of the apple, leaving a well. Do not cut all the way through. Stuff each apple with 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 tablespoon butter. Place in a shallow baking dish and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, until sugar
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Apple Crumb Pie [Nov. 7th, 2005|02:20 pm]
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1 (9 inch) pie shell
6 cups thinly sliced apples
1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
3/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Place sliced apples in a large bowl. Sprinkle with lemon juice if desired. In a small bowl, mix together white sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle mixture over apples. Toss until apples are evenly coated. Stir in raisins and walnuts if desired. Spoon mixture into pastry shell.
In a small bowl mix together 1/2 cup flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter or margarine until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle mixture over apple filling. Cover top loosely with aluminum foil.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 25 to 30 minutes, until top is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
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Candy Apple Pie [Nov. 7th, 2005|02:19 pm]
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1 3/4 cups unsweetened apple juice
20 cinnamon red hot candies
1/4 teaspoon red food coloring
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 Granny Smith apples
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked


Peel and core the apples. Slice thinly.
Combine 1 1/2 c apple juice, candies, food coloring, vanilla, and apples in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Simmer until apples are tender, stirring frequently. Combine remaining 1/4 cup apple juice and corn starch; stir into apple mixture, and cook until thickened. Remove from heat, and let cool.
Spread apple mixture into pie shell, and chill for several hours. Before serving, top with whipped topping and sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.
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FOOD OF THE WEEK [Nov. 7th, 2005|02:15 pm]
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celticjade
Apples
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This week we celebrate the crunchy texture and delicious taste of apples. The old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" continues to be supported by increasing scientific evidence of apples' health-promoting qualities. Apples are especially rich in phytonutrients (plant nutrients), such as polyphenols, which provide powerful antioxidant protection. One medium apple also contains 15% of the daily value (DV) for dietary fiber, 13% DV for vitamin C and 9% DV for vitamin K. Easy to carry and easy to eat, apples are great to pack for lunch or enjoy as a snack when you're on the run. And since one medium apple contains only 81 calories, apples are a nutritious low calorie addition to your Healthier Way of Eating!
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread [Oct. 26th, 2005|12:13 pm]
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celticjade
3 cups white sugar
1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree
1 cup oil
2/3 cup water
4 eggs
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cups chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour three 1 pound size coffee cans or three 9x5 inch loaf pans. In a large bowl, combine sugar, pumpkin, oil, water and eggs. Beat until smooth. Blend in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts. Fill can or pans 1/2 to 3/4 full. Bake for 1 hour, or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Cool on wire racks before removing from cans or pans.
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Pumpkin Pancakes w/maple pumpkin syrup [Oct. 26th, 2005|12:06 pm]
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2 cups flour
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup 100% pure pumpkin
1 large egg
2 teaspoons oil

syrup:
chopped walnuts
1 cup maple syrup
1 1/4 cups 100% pure pumpkin
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt in large bowl. Combine milk, egg, pumpkin and oil in small bowl; mix well. Add to flour mixture. Stir until just moistened; batter may be lumpy. Heat griddle or skillet over medium heat; brush lightly with oil. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle; cook until bubbles begin to burst. Turn and continue cooking 1-2 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with Pumpkin maple sauce and nuts.
Heat 1 cup maple syrup, 1 1/4 cup pumpkin and ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice in small saucepan until warm. Top with chopped nuts.
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Pumpkin Bars [Oct. 26th, 2005|11:53 am]
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2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 16 oz. can pumpkin
1 cup oil
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Mix all ingrediants together. Pour into a 8"x8" greased and floured baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 35 minutes. Cool and Top with cream cheese frosting
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Fluffy Pumpkin Cheesecake [Oct. 25th, 2005|12:54 pm]
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1 Graham cracker Ready-Crust
12 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 cup 100% pure pumpkin
2 eggs

Mix cream cheese, sugar and pumpkin pie spice on medium speed. Stir in pumpkin. Add eggs and mix until blended. Pour into crust. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 40 minutes. Cool and refrigerate overnight.
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