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Dark Chocolate Buckwheat Cupcakes

  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • dash ginger, if desired
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 Egg
  • dash sea salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup xylitol or coconut sugar
  • 3 to 4 oz good baking chocolate (I used unsweetened 100% cacao Ghirardelli)
  • 2 T Butter (organic, preferably)

Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Melt chocolate and butter over hot water.

In bowl, mix buckwheat flour, baking powder, sweetener and spices.  Add almond milk, egg, and salt and mix well.  Mix in chocolate mixture and stir well.  Divide into 12 cupcake paper liners or a sprayed loaf pan.  Cook cupcakes for about 10 minutes or loaf pan for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

Note:  spices are optional

Also, for additional yumminess, cook muffins 5 minutes and then put a chunk of chocolate in center and continue to bake.

Pomegranate and Greens Salad

  • 1 large avocado
  • 2 handfuls romaine lettuce
  • 1 handful raw spinach
  • 1 handful walnuts
  • 1 handful black currents or raisins
  • 1 handful almonds
  • 2 tablespoons dark balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 handful pomegranate seeds

Puree the avocado, roughly crop greens, and add all ingredients to the mix and mix well.  Salt and pepper to taste.

Optional additions:  tomatoes, blueberries or pineapple chunks, alfalfa sprouts, carrots, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, red onion, etc.

NOTE:  Video on how to peel a pomegranate below…just copy and paste into browser:



Chicken Tortilla Soup

  • 1-1/2# boneless chicken, cooked and shredded
  • Doritos
  • 1 15-oz can whole tomatoes
  • Shredded Cheese
  • 1 10-oz can enchilada sauce
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 1 4-oz can chopped green chilies
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 c water
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 1 t. cumin
  • 1 t. chili powder (or less, if desired)
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/3 t. black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pkg. frozen corn
  • 1 T. dried cilantro

Combine all ingredients in crock pot and let simmer all day.  Serve over crushed Doritos and top with grated cheese.

If you’re in a hurry, substitute a roasted chicken from Whole Foods instead of cooking my own chicken.  Also, for more flavor, use free range chicken broth instead of water.