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Chocolate chip yogurt muffin

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Have you tried making muffin using yogurt? It lowers oil used but still have the fluffiness of cake.

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup yogurt (low fat or others)
2 1/2 tbsp oil
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla

1. Mix top 5 ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
2. Mix last 4 ingredients in a separate bowl and mix together
3. Fold wet into dry. Do not overmix.
Optional: mix chocolate chips into the mix. (Or add frozen blueberries, cherries, or coconut, cranberry, etc. )
4. Bake at 350F in 6 extra large muffin tin, or bread loaf, or 8×8 cake pan. Adjust timing according to size of pan.
Good idea to start with 20min. Top should be golden brown.

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Sweet potato ginger dessert soup

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Classic Chinese dessert soup that give a warm filling feeling.

Ingredients:
Water
Yam (large cubes)
Ginger (sliced)
Chinese brown sugar

1. Boil everything in a pot until yam is soften. Served warm.

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Do you know your greens?

healthy veg

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Coconut almond brittle

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I’m trying to make a healthy snack using almond and coconut, combining with coconut sugar. Still working on find the perfect combination to make it the way I imagine it.

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Vegetarian Proteins Options

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I’ve been trying to loose some pounds and back on fitness pal’s 1200cal meal planning. I find it absolutely helpful to replace meat protein with vegetable protein. It fills you up without accumulating too many calories.

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Air plant flowering?

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I only had this air plant for a few weeks. I saw a growth in the middle that resemble a bud. There’s a slight pink color change as well. I’m having mixed feelings. I look forward seeing the plant at its prettiest but yet that’ll also be the end of the plant’s life. However, I heard flowering is also the time the plant will make its babies.
Will update later.

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Minimalistic home decor: tabletop

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Sometimes less is more.

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Smell of homemade cinnamon buns

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Fresh from oven. Waiting to put on cream cheese frosting. The smell in the house is phenomenal. 

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Low fat Banana muffin

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2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg
4 lightly chopped ripped banana
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup yogurt

1. Mix dry ingredients together (first 4 on the list)
2. Mixed the rest of ingredients in a separate bowl.
3. Pour wet to dry ingredient and fold until combine. Do not overmix; stop when dry ingredients are no longer seen
4. Put dough in lightly greased muffin pan. Bake at 350F for 20-30min (depends on size of muffin.

Yield: 6 extra large muffins

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Kale egg fried rice vermicelli

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Ingredient:
Kale
Fried egg
Red hot pepper
Onion
Rice vermicelli (soaked and separated)
Sauce ( I had some left over gravy)

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