Awesome Blueberry Muffins with a Secret Ingredient: Blueberry Banana Muffins

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I’m always looking for a great Blueberry Muffin recipe. These have a secret ingredient, bananas. This recipe for Blueberry-Banana Muffins is awesome and even better than original blueberry muffins. My daughter and I made these this afternoon when she was sick.  Making these together and then tasting them, perked her up in no time. Enjoy these for breakfast, a snack or light dessert.

Weekend Favorite: Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes

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My daughter, Leigh, loves to make pancakes, and we make saturday. These Blueberry Pancakes are delicious and are at the top of the list. They’re so easy and are as good as they look.

Mother’s Day Brunch Idea: Organic Blueberry Waffle Pancakes

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This is what I want Mother’s Day morning for breakfast. Who wouldn’t? I found this great, new, cool pan by Nordicware (see below) that is so fun and simple to use. Simply make your favorite pancake batter and spoon 2 tablespoons into each silver dollar indention, and that’s it. I love this Low-Fat Organic Pancake Waffle recipe, but if I’m in a rush, I highly recommend Whole Food’s Organic Buttermilk Pancake Mix. These are awesome, and they are as good as they look!


Check out the Waffle Griddle

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Super-Healthy Salad in 20 Minutes

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This is one of my favorite salads that I raced to the kitchen and developed after I saw a similar salad at a really cool and eclectic restaurant new to downtown Birmingham, AL called Urban Standard. The combination of walnuts, strawberries, blueberries and goat cheese with a vinaigrette made from pomegranate juice and flaxeed oil create the ultimate healthy salad. If you’re really short on time, omit the dressing and use your favorite bottled light balsamic or raspberry vinaigrette. And, if you want to make this a main-dish dinner salad, add 2 cups grilled or cooked chopped chicken or salmon. 


By the way, I heard from six different people yesterday from California, two in Nashville, two in Birmingham, Atlanta and even New Jersey who were making my Rigatoni for dinner last night. Thanks for all the awesome support! Best, Alison


Super-Healthy Salad

Prep: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

1/3 cup raspberry vinegar

2 tablespoons pomegranate juice

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

21/2 teaspoons flaxseed oil

4 cups fresh mixed greens

2 cups sliced strawberries

1 (4.4-ounce) package fresh blueberries

1/4 to 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese (if you don’t like goat cheese, you can use feta)

Preparation

1. Whisk together raspberry vinegar, pomegranate juice, honey, mint, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly add flaxseed oil, whisking to combine; set aside.

2. Combine mixed greens, strawberries, blueberries, walnuts and goat cheese in a large serving bowl. Add vinaigrette, tossing well.