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Berry Pie with Pecan-Sunflower Crust

plant-based and heart-healthy berry pie with pecan-sunflower crust topped with blueberries and blackberries

My “How Not to Die” Pie

I LOVE cookbooks and was excited when my brand new copy of Dr. Greger’s “The How Not to Die Cookbook” arrived the other day!  It’s really a beautiful book.  The The How Not To Die Cookbookpages are thick and the pictures are gorgeous, but most importantly the recipes look both amazing and heart-healthy.

Like a short story, a good recipe can put us in a delightful trance. ~ Bee Wilson, The New Yorker

As I thumbed through the book, this pie just jumped right out at me as something I had to make right away.  What to do??  Invite the neighbors for a healthy plant-based dinner!  Julie Soup and home baked cornbread, and finished with this lovely pie–it was a definite winner.  The crust is so delicious, the first bite immediately inspired ideas for other pies or bars.  And the filling … yum!  It has a wonderful texture with a hint of lemon which pairs so well with the berries. Continue reading Berry Pie with Pecan-Sunflower Crust

PRESENT GLO ENERGY BARS

Present Glo Bars

I don’t know whether to call this crunchy goodness energy bars or cookies.  They seem to bring out the child in everyone I share them with, and I think it’s because they’re a little reminiscent of rice krispie treats. That first crunchy bite is always followed by a smile.  I think of them as energy bars and grab one when I’m headed out to Pilates or for a pick me up in the afternoon.  But they are certainly yummy enough to eat as a sweet treat or dessert! Continue reading PRESENT GLO ENERGY BARS

Coziest Banana Bread

Coziest Banana BreadIs there anything more universally loved than banana bread?  From toddlers to grandfolks, it is a much loved food.  This yummy bread is ideal for following the “Fix It! Plan” way of eating.  It’s heart healthy and  whole grain, plus it contains no sugar, except the small amount present in the 80% dark chocolate.  It’s sweetened with pure maple syrup, and filled with the goodness of nuts and seeds. Continue reading Coziest Banana Bread