Pass the Quinoa!!

I just wrote and posted an article about a beneficial whole grain called quinoa to my natural living blog. Take a look by clicking on “My Unique Cookery” in the lower right side bar. Thanks!

Quick & Easy Energy Bars

It’s great to have a high-protein snack or drink to replenish your body after a good workout. This is especially true after doing those difficult tkr recuperation exercises. How tiring are those? Even after you’ve passed the rehab stage, you need to replenish yourself.

With so many energy bars available on the marketplace anymore, it can be confusing about what to buy. Plus, have you read the ingredients on these bars? There is a way for you to take control over what you put into your body while getting away from eating those commercially manufactured bars. Make your own energy bars. It’s quicker and easier than you may think.

By making your own energy bars you know exactly what goes into the end product. Homemade versions contain no additives, flavorings, artificial sweeteners or harmful preservatives. Since all recipes contain some sort of fat, as a binding agent, you can adjust which type you use to satisfy your personal taste and health needs. Making your own also allows you to determine how large a portion you want.

Here’s a recipe I adapted from a local television station to suit my tastes. You can also adjust ingredients to suit your taste buds.

You will need:
9×13” baking pan
medium saucepan
medium mixing bowl
cookie sheet
large mixing bowl

Dry Ingredients:
2 cups oats
½ cup sliced almonds
½ cup crushed walnuts
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup raisins
¼ cup chopped dates
¼ cup dried apricots, chopped

Wet Ingredients:
¼ cup honey
¼ maple syrup
¼ cup barley malt syrup
1 cup peanut or almond butter, creamy variety
2 T canola or sunflower oil

Preheat oven to 350.
Evenly spread oats and nuts onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes, until lightly brown.

Combine wet ingredients in medium saucepan.
Cook over low to medium heat until blended, about 10 minutes.
Stir continuously.

Combine wet and dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Toss until dry mixture is thoroughly coated with wet mixture.

Place mixture into 9×13” baking dish. Firmly press into place until the entire pan is filled.

Refrigerate for 2 hours, or until mixture is firm.

Cut into your desired serving sizes.

Enjoy!

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Recipe Worth Sharing

Hi my favorite readers! You know how tiring it is after doing your tkr exercises? Or, how exhausted you can be after doing any type of exercise once you past the recuperation stage? Well, you can replenish that energy by consuming some energy bars or drinks. That’s common knowledge. What isn’t quite so common, though, is there is a quick and easy solution that can be solved in your kitchen….

Click on this link to go to an article I just posted and shared with my readers on ‘The Unique Cookery’..my healthy living-oriented blog. It contains a nutritious recipe for making homemade energy bars without using your oven. Looks like you’ll have to copy and paste due to some technicality…

http://www.myuniquecookery.blogspot.com/2012/07/making-your-own-energy-bars.html

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Updated Link

Hi Everyone,
I just updated the Quick Grains Post with a working link. Kindly view and share with your friends and social network.

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Quick Whole Grains Without the Box? You Bet…

Some of you, my favorite readers, have asked me for a healthy alternative to commercially-prepared whole grain cereals recently. So, I just wrote a blog post sharing a favorite recipe that is sure to please.

My post is on my healthy living blog titled “My Unique Cookery.”

If the link doesn’t work (don’t ask me why I’m having such a problem with this..)…simply copy and paste the address into your browser address bar.

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http://myuniquecookery.blogspot.com/2012/04/quick-grain-cereal.html

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A Quick Way to Enjoy Morning Cereal

Osteoarthritis can make standing difficult and painful. There is a way to enjoy your morning bowl of hot, nutritious cereal while minimizing your pain, though…

Check out this post I just authored on my healthy living blog to see how simple it can be…

Copy and paste this link in your browser bar. Sorry the in-text link isn’t working….
http://myuniquecookery.blogspot.com/2012/01/no-time-for-hot-cereal.html