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Plum Ginger Semifreddo

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Plum-Mint Gin Fizz Cocktail

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Baked Peach Steel Cut Oatmeal

This oatmeal can be prepared ahead of time, it’s great for busy morning and brunch. Keep it in the fridge, grab and go as needed. Can be re-heated in the microwave.

Ingredients

1 cup steel cut oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 cups unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 egg
2 ripe peaches, pitted, and cut into small pieces
cooking spray
Top with
more chopped pecans
sliced fresh peaches

Directions

Pre heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a pie dish or 8X8 inch casserole dish with cooking spray.

Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together the wet ingredients in another bowl.

Layer the peaches on the bottom of the pie dish. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Pour over the peaches.

Bake for 50-55 minutes until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal is mostly set. It will continue to firm up as it cools.

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Recipe: Frozen Watermelon Margaritas

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Fireball Butter Roasted Peaches

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Roasted Strawberry Apricot Mini Parfaits

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Recipe: La Rosa Cocktail

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Recipe: Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie Bowl

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Stuffed Baked Apples with Walnuts and Dates

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Recipe: Rhubarb Applesauce

Instead of a heavy dessert try this Healthy and delicious Vegan Maple Rhubarb Applesauce recipe. Great for breakfast, brunch, back to school and snacks.

6 cups

5 Gala, Honey Crisp or Pink Lady apples
4 cups chopped rhubarb
1/2 cup pure maple syrup or more to taste
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup water

Place all the ingredients in a large Dutch oven or soup pot. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer for 35-40 minutes. Partially cover with a lid during the simmer.
Remove from the heat and let cool a bit. Place 1/2 the mixture into a blender and puree on a sauce setting. Repeat with the other half. Serve warm or cold.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Maple Vanilla Roasted Strawberries

Add these Maple Vanilla Roasted Strawberries to your pancakes, waffles or yogurt parfaits. Or enjoy over cakes, whipped cream or ice cream! This recipe is so simple and delicious!

2-4 servings

1 pound fresh strawberries, rinsed and pat dry
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
pinch of fine sea salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F with the rack in the middle.
Trim ends off strawberries and discard. Cut strawberries in half, quarters if they are huge.
Place on a baking sheet and toss with maple syrup, vanilla and salt. Arrange berries in a single layer.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and scrape from the pan with a spoon. Enjoy hot, room temperature or cold.

Adjust maple syrup to taste, to go sweeter simple add more!

~ Marla Meridith