Recipes — snack

Mark Collins
Greek Quinoa, Feta, and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Greek Quinoa, Feta, and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

    Looking for a simple appetizer that has really complex flavors but still is easy to make? These Quinoa, Feta and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms are sure to hit the spot! The flavor profile is classically Greek with hints of lemon and dill to complement the tart tangy feta cheese. They can be made up to 2 days ahead of your party or dinner when kept in the fridge and then baked according to the directions for a quick appetizer that won't keep you away from your guests. Better yet, bring everyone into the kitchen and make them together! Drizzle generously with...

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Mark Collins
Sugar-Free Toasted Pecan Spelt Shortbread Cookies

Sugar-Free Toasted Pecan Spelt Shortbread Cookies

Last week we made some delicious Toasted Spelt Turkey Vegetable Soup to warm up the cold winter nights and today we're getting ready for the holidays with something else made with our amazing Organic Grains Whole Spelt!  Spelt is a variety of wheat that has been cultivated for over 5000 years. It is used in bread, crackers, and pastries and has a protein content that makes it ideal for baking. However, it also has a delicious nutty flavour and has many health benefits cooked as a whole berry. Spelt is loaded with nutrients. One serving contains 30% of your daily dietary...

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Mark Collins
Halloween Spiced Orange Fluffy Sugar Cookies

Halloween Spiced Orange Fluffy Sugar Cookies

Happy Halloween! This is a simple drop cookie that gives you the texture of a little cake frosted with a sugar-free stevia sweetened chocolate coating that sets firm. They're lightly spiced with just the right amount of orange to give you fantastic flavor. These are decorated for Halloween tonight and ready for the healthiest spooky party!  Spiced-Orange Fluffy Sugar Cookies Butter| 1 ½ cupCoconut Sugar| 1 ¼ cupEggs| 3 large eggsLow-fat Milk | ½ cupVanilla| 1 Tbsp.Orange Zest| 1 Tbsp.Organic All-Purpose Flour| 4 ½ cupsOrganic Sea Salt| ½ tsp.Baking Powder| 1 Tbsp. baking powderPumpkin Spice| ½ tsp   Directions: Preheat...

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Mark Collins
Chia Orange Julius-style Almond Milk Cream Smoothie

Chia Orange Julius-style Almond Milk Cream Smoothie

It's an all American flavor. Orange Julius. It's not necessarily a healthy option, but this one is! At right around 300 calories and 8 grams of fiber, it is a wonderful way to get a jump-start on the morning.  Why Chia? Chia has made a tremendous comeback over the last few years, despite the previous 500 years or so of relative obscurity. So what's the deal with this super-food? Why the buzz? Chia seeds are the highest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids, and they contain more fiber than flax seeds or nuts. Chia seeds are gluten-free and come in Black and White varieties. Because of...

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