Triple Batch Overnight Quinoa

Oats disagree with my arthritic knee, so I’ve adapted Epicure’s Overnight Oatmeal

Make this portable recipe tonight for an easy, on-the-go morning. Will keep up to 5 days in the fridge (or sooner depending on the expiry date of your dairy).

As a perfectly balanced GFRR Meal:  Top with 1 Tbsp Nut Butter or 2 Tbsp almonds and 1 Cup mixed berries

1 1/2 Cup plain Greek yogurt – here’s the DIY recipe I make

1 Cup 2% Cottage cheese

1 Cup cooked quinoa

1.5 Tbsp chia or flax seed

1 Tbsp Epicure’s Sweet Dip mix.  My fav’s are Summer Berry (https://danakayal NULL.epicure, Coconut Lime (https://danakayal NULL.epicure, or Chocolate Truffle Sweet Dip Mix (https://danakayal NULL.epicure

OPTIONAL:  3 Berry Boosters


Mix all ingredients in a bowl, cover, and leave overnight.  Serve with Tutti Fruiti or Cocoa Crunch


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Toasted Coconut Macaroon Bars

Toasted Coconut.  Can there be anything better?  These WERE going to be Almond Joy bars, although they all got eaten before I got the chocolate on them, lol

  • One can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2.5 cup unsweetened coconut
  • dark chocolate (Belgian ideally).  chips, chunks, or whatever you have on hand.
  • nuts – Almonds for Almond Joy bars

Toast your coconut in a 350° oven for about 10 minutes, then mix into your milk until the coconut is fully coated.

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Press a small spoonful of your coconut mix into the bottom of your perfect petites (https://danakayal NULL.epicure pan, add nuts

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Layer more coconut mixture and press down.

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Bake for about 12 minutes at 350.

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Once bars are cool dip in melted dark chocolate.  All mine disappeared right away!

Want to enjoy as a cookie instead?  Check out this recipe (http://www NULL.momontimeout!


Kid’s Fav Good Food Real Results Meal

This is my kids favorite Good Food Real Results weekday dinner!

Cut your 1lb pork loin into thin slices (1/4-1/2 inch) and pound until
tenderized and half the thickness.


Coat them with your fav Epicure salts and Peppers.  I used Chili Garlic and Tuxedo.

Quickly flash fry a couple mins on each side – they’ll cook quickly because they’re so thin,
you’re really just browning and cooking to your desired doneness.


For sides we enjoyed: Steamed Broccoli (PERFECT in 2 mins in the steamer)

Mac & Cheese – quick and easy with no icky food colorings & better tasting too! Pikliz – spicy Haitian pickled veg.


Mom’s Famous Chocolate Cake

My daughter has been home sick today and asked for cake as comfort food. This is a first. She wanted boxed cake and frosting, because she’s too sick to make cake. No way I’m bringing chemical cake into this house when real cake is SUPER easy!

cake 1

This is my mom’s famous chocolate cake recipe from my childhood, with a few tweaks of my own. I haven’t make this in at least 10 years, I had forgotten all about it until Comfort Food Chocolate cake was requested. When Alexa started baking I tucked this recipe away due to the boiling water and her being infamous for spilling things. She’s 14 now so I tucked it away for way too long

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar – I used a raw unbleached cane sugar. The granules are larger so that does affect how the cake bakes
¾ cup Epicure’s Cocoa
2 tsp Epicure’s Baking Powder
1.5 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp salt – I used sea salt in a form meant to be ground up – like what you find on salted caramels
¼ tsp Cayenne powder – you won’t taste the heat, it just cranks up the chocolate flavor

1 cup milk
½ cup Avocado or other healthy oil
2 free range organic eggs
2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

Mix first ingredients in your stand mixer, add milk, oil, eggs and vanilla and mix on medium until well combine –I turned it on and walked away to get my baking pans & put a few things away. Slowly add your cup of water and turn the mixer on it’s lowest setting until no longer sloshy, then turn up and beat on high for 1 min to aerate.

cake 2

Cake will be MUCH thinner than you’re used to. That’s OK, pour it into your 2 prepared 8-9” pans. I poured mine into 2 Steamers. When not cooking a meal in the microwave they make awesome baking pans!

cake 3

Bake at 350 for ~30 mins, until toothpick comes out clean. Remove and cool in baking pan on wire rack until barely warm, then turn out and cook completely. When using the heavier sugar you get an almost ‘crisp’ crust on the cake that is a complete dream on the soft moist cake below.

This cake is so moist and rich it doesn’t need a full frosting and that worked great since I only had ~1 cup of icing sugar. I mixed 2 Tbsp butter, 1 tsp clear vanilla, 1 tbsp coffee cream and my icing sugar and beat a few mins. I added more coffee cream until it was the consistency I wanted and then I beat it on high for a couple mins to make it almost fluffy & drizzly at the same time. It’s like magic.

cake 4

Soft Serve “Ice Cream”

Only 2 ingredient Good Food Real Result Soft serve chocolate banana ice cream! Freeze your bananas in chunks, add to your food processor with 1 tsp of Chocolate Truffle Dip Mix per banana. It will at first look like oatmeal. Keep blending. You’ll soon have a glorious concoction. It re-freezes well too!Two ingred soft serve