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30 Day Challenge – Mini Miracles Are Everywhere

Posted by Mandy Randall on Feb 1, 2017

I’ve recently been challenged to stop & take notice off all the little miracles that are woven throughout my day. Day 1 – If I wasn’t home sick with my son, I would have missed the excitement and twinkle in his eyes as he lost his first...

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Cookie Dough Bites

Cookie Dough Bites

Posted by Mandy Randall on May 13, 2013

These awesome little balls of goodness are a fun take on an old classic! Place the following items in your food processor.   2/3 Cup of Cashews 1/3 Cup of Oats Blend until the consistency of flour.  Do not over blend. Add the following wet ingredients: 2 Tablespoons of Maple Syrup or Honey 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla or 1 Vanilla Bean Stir in: 1/4 Cup of Dark Chocolate Chips Roll the dough into bite sized balls.  Place the balls on parchment paper and store in the fridge.   Try to eat only one!    ...

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Read!

Read!

Posted by Mandy Randall on Mar 5, 2013

Here are some truly wonderful books that I would highly recommend!  Check back as I add more to the list!   The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss The Gift of Our Compulsions: A Revolutionary Approach to Self-Acceptance and Healing The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health The New Feminine Brain: Developing Your Intuitive Genius Women Who Run with the Wolves Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power Now, Discover Your...

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Butternut Squash Croquettes

Butternut Squash Croquettes

Posted by Mandy Randall on Jan 31, 2013

I made these lovely snacks at a recent Whole Foods Culinary Class in Cupertino, CA Ingredients: 1/2 a medium sized butternut squash, roasted until soft 1/3 cup garbanzo bean flour 1 clove minced garlic 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika pinch of cayenne splash of maple syrup or agave (optional) 1/4 cup chopped scallions 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1/4 cup feta cheese (optional) salt & pepper 1 cup panko bread crumbs, for rolling Yogurt Sauce: 1/2 cup plain yogurt juice and zest of one lime (or 1/2 lemon) splash of olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro salt & pepper Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Cut the butternut squash in half and roast the flesh down.  Once soft (about 25 mins), scoop out the soft flesh.  Use a potato masher or fork to mash the squash with the garbanzo flour, olive oil, garlic, cumin, paprika, maple syrup and salt and pepper to taste.  Stir in the scallions, feta and chopped cilantro.  Adjust seasoning as needed.  On a large plate, spread out the panko bread crumbs.  Spoon about a tablespoon amount of the mash and shape into balls as best you can.  Gently roll them in the panko to coat.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until golden brown....

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Paleo Double Layer Fudge

Paleo Double Layer Fudge

Posted by Mandy Randall on Jan 14, 2013

Via:  http://paleomg.com/double-layer-fudge/ Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins Ingredients 1 cup coconut oil 1 cup almond butter 1/2 cup raw honey 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 4-5 heaping tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract pinch of salt a handful of  dark chocolate chips extra sprinkle of unsweetened shredded coconut Instructions Add your coconut oil to a food processor. It doesn’t have to be melted so don’t you worry your little heart about melting it down! Then add your almond butter, unsweetened shredded coconut, vanilla extract, and honey and just a small pinch of salt. Mix all ingredients until fully combined. Pour half the ingredients into a bread pan and use a spoon to spread out evenly. It doesn’t matter what size bread pan you use. The smaller it is, the taller your fudge will be and vise versa. Place in freezer to harden. Then place food processor bowl back on the motor and add your cocoa powder. Add 1-2 tablespoons at a time, mixing as you go to make sure you don’t use too much. Once cocoa powder is incorporated in, add a pinch of salt, mix thoroughly, then pour your chocolate fudge on top of your now hardened light fudge. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and a bit of salt and place is freezer for 10-15 minutes. Cut into chunks. Eat the chunks. Store the leftover chunks in the...

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21 Suggestions for Success

21 Suggestions for Success

Posted by Mandy Randall on Jan 14, 2013

  By: H. Jackson Brown Jr. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery. Work at something you enjoy and that’s worthy of your time and talent. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. Be forgiving of yourself and others. Be generous. Have a grateful heart. Persistence, persistence, persistence. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated. Commit yourself to constant improvement. Commit yourself to quality. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect. Be loyal. Be honest. Be a self-starter. Be decisive even if it means you’ll sometimes be wrong. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did. Take good care of those you love. Don’t do anything that wouldn’t make your Mom...

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