STRAWBERRY AND BANANA PUREE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3240 (Makes 2 portions – suitable for babies from 6 months)   Ingredients:   150g strawberries, hulled and halved 2 small bananas, peeled and sliced 2 tbs apple juice   Method: Measure all of the ingredients into a jug. Blend until smooth using a hand blender. *Baby London Magazine Sep[…]

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SPRING SALAD WITH TARRAGON VINNAIGRETTE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3231 (Serves )   Ingredients: 2 tbs red-wine vinegar 2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp whole-grain mustard 1/4 tsp dried tarragon Pinch of salt Pinch of freshly ground pepper 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/2 bunch asparagus, tough ends trimmed 2 large hard-boiled eggs 5 cups mixed salad greens 10[…]

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BREAD & TOMATO SALAD

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3217 (Serves 6)   Ingredients: 3 tbs extra-virgin olive oil 3 tbs lemon juice 1 small clove garlic, minced 1/4 tsp salt, or less for cardiac health freshly ground pepper, to taste 4 cups diced seeded tomatoes, (1 1/2 pounds) 2 cups cubed whole-wheat or seeded country bread, crusts removed[…]

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SARDINES ON CRACKERS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3208 (Serves 4)   Ingredients: 4 whole-grain Scandinavian-style cracker, such as Wasa, Ry Krisp, Ryvita, Kavli 8-12 canned sardines, preferably packed in olive oil 4 lemon wedges   Method: Top each cracker with 2 to 3 sardines each. Finish with a squeeze of lemon. *Eating Well Magazine*   Notes: A[…]

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RED PEPPER & GOATS CHEESE FRITTATA

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3199 (Serves 6)   Ingredients: 8 eggs 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup sliced red bell pepper 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and sliced 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese   Method: Position rack in upper third[…]

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YOGHURT-BERRY CUPS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3194 (Serves 4)   Ingredients: 4 tsp honey 1 cup greek yogurt 2 1/4 cups strawberries, sliced 1 cup blueberries chopped, toasted walnuts   Method: Whisk  honey into yogurt. Spoon 1 tablespoon yogurt mixture into each of 4 parfait glasses or small bowls. Layer each portion with 1/2 cup strawberries,[…]

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MAPLE GLAZED SALMON

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3190 (Serves 2)   Ingredients: 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 2 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick) Cooking spray   Method: Preheat broiler (oven grill). Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; stir with a whisk.Place[…]

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TANGY TROUT

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3163 (Serves 4)   Ingredients: 4 trout fillets 50g breadcrumbs 1 tbsp butter, softened 1 small bunch parsley, chopped zest and juice of 1 lemon, plus lemon wedges to serve 25g pine nuts, toasted and half roughly chopped 1 tbsp olive oil   Method: Heat the grill to high. Lay[…]

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GINGER & SESAME SPROUTS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3145 (Serves 8)   Ingredients: 800g Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved 1 tbsp sesame oil small piece ginger, shredded 4 tbsp toasted sesame seeds   Method: Blanch the sprouts in boiling water and drain well. Heat most of the oil in a wok and add the ginger. Sizzle for a[…]

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THAI PRAWN AND GINGER NOODLES

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3133 (Serves 2)   Ingredients: 100g folded rice noodles (sen lek) zest and juice 1 small orange 1½-2 tbsp red curry paste 1-2 tsp fish sauce 2 tsp light brown soft sugar 1 tbsp sunflower oil 25g ginger, scraped and shredded 2 large garlic cloves, sliced 1 red pepper, deseeded[…]

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ROAST PORK WITH COUSCOUS & GINGER YOGHURT

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3125 (Serves 6)   Ingredients: 2 pork fillets, each about 500g/1lb 2oz, trimmed of any fat 2 tsp olive oil 3 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground cinnamon 4 tsp grated ginger 250g couscous 100g sultanas zest and juice 1 lemon small bunch mint, chopped 200g fat-free natural yogurt  […]

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A BALANCED DIET FOR PREGNANCY

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3106     Not only must we adhere to our normal routine of eating well balanced meals to get all our nutrients in, but now we must also factor in other important changes  we must make to our diet when we’re considering the fact that we now have to care for a[…]

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FREEZER FRIENDLY CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3099 (Serves )   Ingredients: 4 tbsp vegetable oil 25g butter 4 onions, roughly chopped 6 tbsp chicken tikka masala paste (use shop-bought or make your own – see recipe, below) 2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into chunks 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2½ cm cubes 2[…]

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EASY FAMILY FISH CAKES

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3090 (Serves 4)   Ingredients: 350g flaked fish (cod, salmon, smoked haddock etc) 3 spring onions, finely chopped 100ml milk 450g potatoes, peeled, large ones cut in half 75g frozen sweetcorn, defrosted handful of grated cheddar cheese 1 large egg, beaten flour, for dusting olive oil, for frying   Method: Cook the[…]

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PRAWN & COD CAKES

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3083 (Serves 4)   Ingredients:  250g cod loin, skinless and boneless 175g cooked king prawns, chopped 175g mashed baby potatoes, skin on small bunch chives, snipped zest 1 lemon, plus 1 lemon cut into wedges, to serve 5 eggs, 1 beaten 50g breadcrumbs (or oat bran for a healthier option)[…]

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BIG BATCH BOLOGNESE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3077 (Serves 12)   Ingredients: 4 tbsp olive oil 6 smoked bacon rashers, chopped 4 onions, finely chopped 3 carrots, finely chopped 4 celery sticks, finely chopped 8 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tbsp dried mixed herbs 2 bay leaves 500g mushrooms, sliced 1½ kg lean minced beef (or use half[…]

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CHICKEN SWEETCORN & NOODLE SOUP

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3066 (Serves 8)   Ingredients: 2 large carrots, chopped 2 large leeks, trimmed and finely sliced 2 corn on the cobs, corn kernels cut off 200g vermicelli noodles small bunch parsley, finely chopped For the stock 2 onions, quartered 1 leek, cut into chunks 2 carrots, thickly sliced 2 bay[…]

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COURGETTE POTATO AND CHEDDAR SOUP

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3054 (Serves 8)   Ingredients: 500g potatoes, unpeeled and roughly chopped 2 vegetable stock cubes 1kg courgettes, roughly chopped bunch spring onion, sliced – save 1 for serving, if eating straight away 100g extra-mature cheddar or vegetarian alternative, grated, plus a little extra to serve good grating fresh nutmeg, plus[…]

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BABY NEEDS CHECKLIST FOR THE FIRST YEAR

It’s surprising how  little we can actually get along with during baby’s first year, especially when you breastfeed, but here is a comprehensive checklist anyway. It is handy to have a guide on what else to get before baby is born, or what to get a friend for a stork[…]

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CIDER MUSTARD & HERB CHICKEN

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3040 (Serves 4)   Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 750g skinless and boneless chicken thighs, cut into large chunks 2 onions, thickly sliced 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced 400ml medium-dry cider 175g half-fat crème fraiche 2 tbs wholegrain mustard a small pack of parsley, chopped a few thyme sprigs (leaves[…]

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LEMONY TUNA & ASPARAGUS SALAD BOX

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3035 (Serves 2)   Ingredients: 2 large eggs 200g asparagus (woody ends snapped off, spears halved) 160g can tuna in spring water 1 small red onion, very fnely chopped 125g canned cannellini beans, drained finely grated rind and juice of ½ lemon 1 tbs fresh chopped dill 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil  […]

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CHILLI-LIME CHICKEN

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3028 (Serves 6)   Ingredients: marinade and dressing: fnely grated rind and juice of 3 limes 3 tbs fsh sauce 3 tbs light soft brown sugar 2 red chillies, thinly sliced 1 tbs extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves of garlic, crushed a handful of coriander stems, fnely chopped 1 tsp turmeric[…]

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CAULIFLOWER AND APPLE SOUP

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3016 (Serves 10)   Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 50g tub margarine 200g onion, thinly sliced 700g cauliflower, very thinly sliced 2 apples, cored, peeled and diced 2 vegetable stock cubes 750ml milk 750ml water salt and freshly ground black pepper 8 tbs single cream, apple matchsticks and a few sprigs of thyme to[…]

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PUFFED SALMON AND SPINACH FISH PIE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3010  (Serves 6) Ingredients: For the topping: 1kg potatoes, cut into large chunks 2 large eggs, separated 400g frozen whole-leaf spinach (frozen weight), defrosted and squeezed dry 85g reduced-fat mature cheddar whole nutmeg, for grating For the filling: 500g fish – a mix of white and salmon is good (I[…]

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BHAJI FRITTATA

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3002 (Serves 4)   Ingredients: 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 onions, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 2 tsp mild curry powder 450g potatoes, coarsely grated and any excess liquid squeezed out 6 medium eggs, beaten 100g frozen peas small pack coriander, roughly chopped mango chutney and natural yogurt[…]

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CAJUN CHICKEN AND PINEAPPLE BURGER

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2990 (Serves 4)   Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts 2 tbs cajun spice mix (to make: 1 tbs paprika, 1 tsp dried onion flakes, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 2 tsp dried thyme) olive oil 4 canned pineapple rings in sugar free syrup 50g feta, crumbled 2 tbs yoghurt (or trim mayonnaise or buttermilk) 4[…]

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PARMESAN-ROASTED ACORN SQUASH

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2984 (Serves 4)   Ingredients: 1 (1kg) acorn squash, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into 1,5cm thick slices 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese 8 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme 2 tbs olive oil 1⁄2 tsp kosher salt, or to taste 1⁄4 tsp black pepper, or to taste   Method: Preheat oven[…]

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GARLIC KALE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2977 (Serves 4)   Ingredients: 2 tbs olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 bunch kale, stemmed and leaves torn (10 cups packed) 1⁄2 tsp salt   Method: Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook garlic, stirring, just until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add kale and salt and cook, stirring[…]

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BRAISED RED CABBAGE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2969   Ingredients: 2 tbs tub margarine 1 small head red cabbage, cored and thinly sliced 1⁄2 tsp salt 1⁄4 tsp black pepper 1⁄3 cup water 1⁄4 cup red wine 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar 2 tbs sugar 1 pinch caraway seeds   Method: Melt margarine in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook[…]

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BUTTER-ROASTED CAULIFLOWER

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2963 (Serves 4) Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into 2-inch florets (5 cups) 2 tbs tub margarine, melted 1⁄4 tsp salt 1⁄4 tsp black pepper   Method: Preheat oven to 200°C. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray, or line it with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Spread cauliflower onto prepared baking sheet.[…]

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TURNIP FRIES

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2956 (Serves 8)   Ingredients: 1,3kg turnips, peeled and cut into 8mm x  8cm sticks (use smaller turnips 8cm in diametre, larger ones get fibrous inside) 2 tbs vegetable oil 2⁄3 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 1⁄2 tsp garlic salt 2 tsp paprika 2 tsp onion powder   Method: Preheat oven to[…]

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SHAVED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACON AND ALMONDS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2947 (Serves 8)   Ingredients: 6 slices bacon, chopped 2 chopped tbs minced garlic 1,5 kg Brussels sprouts, trimmed and thinly sliced 3⁄4 tsp salt 1⁄2 tsp black pepper 2 tbs red wine vinegar 1⁄3 cup sliced almonds, raw or toasted   Method: Fry bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium[…]

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APPLE-MOZZARELLA QUESADILLAS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2936 (Serves 8)   Ingredients: 2 tbs olive oil 8 wholewheat flour tortillas 2 tbs dijon mustard 2 green onions, thinly sliced (1⁄3 cup) 1 large red apple, cored, quartered, and thinly sliced crosswise (2 cups) 3 cups shredded reduced fat mozzarella cheese   Method: Preheat an outdoor grill to high heat (220°C or higher)[…]

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CRANBERRY-APPLE-PECAN QUINOA SALAD

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2931 (Serves 6)   Ingredients: 11⁄2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup uncooked quinoa (6 ounces) 1 large granny smith apple, unpeeled, cored, and coarsely chopped (2 cups) 3 tbs olive oil 1 1⁄2 tbs dijon mustard 1 tsp pure maple syrup, or more to taste 1⁄4 tsp salt 1⁄2 teaspoon black[…]

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TANGY APPLE CHICKEN LOAF

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2921 (Serves 8)   Ingredients: 60ml tub margarine 2 stalks celery, finely chopped (1 cup) 1 medium onion, fi nely chopped (1 cup) 1 carrot, grated (1 1⁄4 cups) 1 tsp salt 1 large golden delicious apple, peeled, cored, and finely chopped (1 1⁄2 cups) 800g chicken mince 1 egg 2⁄3 cup unsweetened applesauce[…]

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APPLE-STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2918 (Serves 4)   Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts, malleted to a 1 cm thickness 1⁄2 tsp salt 1⁄2 tsp black pepper 1⁄2 cup golden delicious apple, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped 3 tbs crumbed reduced fat feta cheese 1 tbs oat bran 1 tbs tub margarine 1⁄2 cup dry white wine 1⁄2 cup[…]

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BLUEBERRY LEMON BREAKFAST QUINOA

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2913 (Serves 4)   Ingredients: 2 cups non-fat milk 1⁄8 teaspoon salt 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained 3 tbs pure maple syrup 1⁄2 tsp finely grated lemon zest 1 cup blueberries or cranberries 1 tbs oat bran   Method: Heat milk with salt in a saucepan over medium heat until[…]

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WHOLE-WHEAT PANCAKES

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2903 (Serves 4 / 12 Pancakes)   Ingredients: 1 cup whole-wheat flour 2⁄3 cup all-purpose flour 1⁄3 cup wheat germ 2 tbs oat bran 2 tbs packed brown sugar 1 1⁄2 tsp baking powder 1⁄2 tsp baking soda 1⁄2 tsp salt 2 tbs cold margarine, cut in small pieces 2 1⁄2 cups[…]

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SHRIMP AND JALAPENO NACHOS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2900 (Serves 10)   Ingredients: 1⁄2 cup sour cream 1⁄2 avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped 1⁄2 lemon, juiced 1kg extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 tbs vegetable oil 1⁄2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 50 large tortilla or wholewheat toasted wraps cut in triangles[…]

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MEDITERRANEAN BAKED SALMON

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2892 (Serves 2)   Ingredients: 350g salmon fillets 1 tbs pesto 2 tbs sundried tomatoes 1/4 red onion, minced 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese about 10 pitted kalamata olives, chopped   Directions: Preheat oven to 180’C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the salmon on the parchment paper and rub the[…]

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CHERRY BREAD PUDDING

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2882 Serves 4–6   Ingredients: 500 g morello cherries, pitted (frozen cherries are nicer than the ones sold in jars) 2 tbs natreen liquid sweetener or stevia plus 2 tbs caster sugar 6 slices day-old bread of your choice, each 1 cm thick, crusts trimmed 100 g tub margarine 45 g flaked almonds, lightly toasted[…]

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SEA BASS BAKED IN PAPER

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2875 Serves 4   Ingredients: 50 g tub margarine 1 onion, diced 2 long green chillies, diced juice of 1 lemon 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped 4 bay leaves salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 x 125 g sea bass fillets, or other firm-fleshed white fish, such as barramundi, rock cod or[…]

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HARICOT BEAN SALAD

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2860 Serves 4   Ingredients: 150 g (¾ cup) dried haricot beans 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 vine-ripened tomato, chopped 15 g finely chopped flat-leaf parsley 1 red onion, diced 2 long green chillies, thinly sliced 2 tbsp olive oil sea salt and freshly ground black pepper handful of[…]

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ESSENTIAL NATURAL SKINCARE FOR YOUR AGE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2849 TWENTIES: In your 20s, your skin cell turnover is naturally high, giving you a radiant complexion and youthful glow. Collagen and elastin production is still going strong, so you are more easily able to heal and bounce back from damage caused by excessive alcohol, partying, stress and sunbaking. But[…]

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HERB-CRUSTED SALMON

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2845 (Serves 2) Ingredients: 2 x 180 g salmon fillets, bones removed and skin on 2 tbs each roughly chopped dill, parsley and coriander 2 tbs olive oil salt and ground pepper 1 tbsp tamari (see notes) Juice of 1 lemon   Method: Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced). Line a baking[…]

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BREAKFAST PROTEIN BALLS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2837 (Serves 12)   Ingredients: 1 cup rolled oats ½ cup ground flaxseed ¼ cup chia seeds ¼ cup raw nuts of your choice ½ cup dried cranberries or goji berries (or a mixture of both) 2–3 fresh dates, pitted and chopped ½ cup almond butter 2 tbsp virgin organic coconut oil, melted 1 tsp[…]

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BIRCHER MUESLI

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2830 (Serves 2) . Ingredients: 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup water or milk for soaking (half and half is good) 1 tbs shredded coconut ¼ cup mixed sunflower and pumpkin seeds ½ cup slivered almonds ¼ cup goji berries or dried cranberries 1 green apple, grated handful of strawberries or[…]

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SUPER EASY GRANOLA CUPS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2824   Ingredients: homemade or store-bought granola peanut butter plain or vanilla yoghurt fruits for topping   Method: Use 1/4 cup peanut butter for every 1 cup granola. Using your fingers, press the granola mixture into greased muffin tins, shaping them to make little bowls. Chill for at least one[…]

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APPLE CRISP MUG CAKE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2805 (Serves 2)   Ingredients: Apple Filling: 1 granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and diced 2 tbs white sugar or non-nutrative sweetener 1/4 tsp cinnamon Oatmeal Crisp: 2 tbs quick cook oats 2 tbswhole-wheat flour 1 tbs dark brown sugar 1 tbs melted margarine 􀀁􀀁dash of ground cinnamon dash of ground[…]

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