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Cucumber Date Salad

I enjoy eating cucumbers. I love the refreshing crunch every time I bite into one. They have become one of my favorite snacks. I also like Medjool dates.  I could just eat them with nuts and a glass of San Pelligrino. Perfection.  This salad is a combination of all the above because I served it with a glass of San Pelligrino and a slice of lemon. 😉

Ingredients

2 English cucumbers

1 red bell pepper diced

1/2 onion diced

4 Medjool dates diced


Vinaigrette 
2 tablespoon mustard

1 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp salt

Juice 1/2 lemon

1 tbsp olive oil

Ingredients: 
Slice cucumbers and then cut into fours.

Add bell pepper, onion and dates. Toss together till mixed.

Whisk together vinaigrette ingredient and mix into the salad.

Serve immediately or place in airtight container and enjoy the next day.

 

Cucumber Date Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
 
A quick and easy Cucumber Salad with a touch of sweetness.
Ingredients
  • 2 English cucumbers
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • ½ onion diced
  • 4 Medjool dates diced
  • Vinaigrette
  • 2 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Juice ½ lemon
Instructions
  1. tbsp olive oil
  2. Slice cucumbers and then cut into fours.
  3. Add bell pepper and onions. Toss together till mixed.
  4. Whisk together vinaigrette ingredient and mix into the salad.
  5. Add diced dates.
  6. Serve immediately
  7. If not serving immediately. Store salad in an airtight container. Add dates when ready to serve.

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Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple cinnamon muffins 

4 cups gluten-free flour

2 teaspoon baking powder

1 Tablespoon cinnamon 

1 teaspoon salt 

4 large eggs 

1/2 cup of honey (or sweetener of your choice)

2 Tablespoons coconut oil 

1 cup almond milk 

2 teaspoon vanilla extract 

2 cups applesauce

Preheat oven to 350° grease muffin pan in medium bowl combine gluten-free flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

  Mix in a separate bowl ,eggs, honey, oil, milk and vanilla extract and applesauce. Add to flour mixture, mix till mostly smooth. Batter will be slightly lumpy. Scoop batter into muffin pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. 

 

Makes about 36 muffins

Variation:

 Add  one cup of frozen blueberries for blueberry muffins

Cinnamon Vanilla Apple chips

These are great to have on hand as a quick go to snack. My girls live to pack them in their school lunches. Much cheaper than the pre-packaged apples in the store. 

Ingredients:
10 Organic apples
1/4 orange or lemon juice
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/2 Tbsp vanilla
Directions 
Fill sink half way with water and add 1 cup vinegar. Let apples soak for 10-15 minutes. 
Slice apples and place in a bowl of ice water. Let apples sit in ice water for 5-10 minutes. 
Once done soaking apples in ice water transfer to a container with lid. 
Add cinnamon, juice and vanilla. Place lid in container and give it a good shake around. 
Store apple chips in fridge and enjoy.