Healthy Corn Bread Recipe

Jiffy mix is convenient but has white sugar and lots of lard. Here’s my modification I baked today. You can tweak it to your liking, substitute flours (oat or brown rice flours if you don’t want wheat) or sweeteners. Add more honey if you want it sweeter, more yogurt for moister, more baking powder and/or egg white for fluffier, and enjoy!
Healthy Corn Bread Recipe
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Ingredients: Dry
2 cups cornmeal
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 can corn (12 oz vacuum packed), drained
Ingredients: Liquid
1 1/2 cups honey
2 eggs
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup milk of your choice (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
1 1/2 cups lowfat plain yogurt
Blend ingredients. Bake in greased and floured baking dish for 40 minutes until knife or toothpick comes out dry.
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“Express Yourself” Means Just That

“Express Yourself” doesn’t mean “Express yourself according and in response to how many likes, retweets, accolades or other social approval you may receive.” And it doesn’t mean, “Express yourself only when it’s safe and comfortable.” It means, “Express yourself.”

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Morning Affirmation- April 3, 2018

AFFIRM: Wherever I go, I am appreciated.

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When You Remember Your Dreams (Late Bloomer Chronicles)

by Cassendre Xavier
When you remember your dreams
Bring them close to you.
Hold them at your sides, and
Rest them on your hip like the
Precious children they are
When you remember your dreams
Put them in the now
Enjoy the nostalgia
Of their being old
Enjoy the feeling
Of how you felt
When you created them
But notice how
Long ago that was
And how you have
Come to believe
That they would never happen
But believe
Your dreams are there
For a reason
For many reasons
To be worked on
Whether they come true
Or whether they make you
Better for having attempted
Our dreams are there to refine us
To make us heroes
Whether we reach them
Or become better
When you remember your dreams
Bring them into the now
See them happening
In your mind’s eye
Visualize your surroundings
As if your dreams have come true
Know they are still possible
That you are never too anything
And it is never too late
Know all these things
And take your righteous action now
When you remember your dreams
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Bean and Oat Smoothies

My new favorite things are blended beans and raw oat milk.

Oat milk is really creamy and has a natural mild sweetness to it. For baking, I keep a supply of oat flour, which I make by putting old fashioned dry rolled oats into a blender. I add water to some of this oat flour and either drink immediately or let soak for 10 minutes or more for easier digestitude.
Cooked beans are almost flavorless when blended and therefore make a very healthy and easy addition to any smoothie. I like vanilla, which I prepare with oat milk and unsweetened vanilla flavored almond milk, and add a little honey and/or stevia. But there are countless bean smoothie recipes you can find online. (I avoid adding fruit because fruit digests best with only fruit or greens.)
Blending my red beans just now I noticed it looks just like chocolate milkshake, so consider making a healthier, perhaps carob version for the kiddos!
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Whole Wheat & Oat Carrot Cake

Here is what I made today and am letting cool before I test it. It’s a healthier version of carrot cake I created, using the following replacements:
* Whole wheat flour and oat flour instead of refined white flour
* Extra virgin olive oil instead of hydrogenated oil
* Honey and brown sugar instead of refined white sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease (or oil) and dust with flour a large baking pan
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups oat flour (regular or quick oats finely ground in a food processor or blender)
3 cups grated carrots
1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup light brown or dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
Put liquids, eggs, and sugar in a smaller bowl and mix together.
In a larger bowl, mix dry ingredients.
Add sugar mixture, and blend.
Pour into baking pan.
Bake for 40 minutes, or until toothpick or knife comes out of the center, clean.
Let sit in pan for about 10 minutes.
Remove from pan and let cool completely before frosting with a cream cheese frosting or any other of your choice.
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The Whittenberg Sessions on Bandcamp

Listen to my first album (2002) The Whittenberg Sessions, and others, for free on Bandcamp!

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