Category Archives: Recipes

National Macaroni Day: July 7, 2021

Macaroni is a hollow, short, tubular pasta. Pasta is unleavened* wheat dough.

*Made without yeast.

Recipes, Videos and Pasta Information

Share The Pasta – National Pasta Association

Macaroni Recipes – AllRecipes.com

7 Best Pasta Makers of 2021 – Good Housekeeping

75 Ways To Cook Elbow Macaroni – Tastes of Home


Irene Pastore is a native New Yorker, health and fitness blogger, and personal trainer. She has 25 years experience teaching exercise in New York City. To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.

National Strawberry Shortcake Day June 14, 2021

STRAWBERRY RECIPE LINKS

AllRecipes.com

FoodNetwork.com

Florida Strawberry Growers Association

CaliforniaStrawberries.com

CountryLiving.com16 Fun Facts All Strawberry Lovers Should Know


Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 25 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.

Quick and Easy Banana Pancake Recipe

TWO INGREDIENT BANANA PANCAKE RECIPE

Ingredients
1 medium to large ripe banana
2 large eggs

Instructions
Mash banana until it has a pudding consistency without large lumps .

Whip or whisk the eggs until combined.
Add eggs to the bananas and stir until completely combined. This produces a liquid-like batter

To prevent sticking, add oil to skillet on medium heat.
Drop 2 tablespoons of batter into the skillet. It should start to sizzle. If not, turn up the heat slightly.

Fry in skillet until golden. Use oil to prevent sticking. Cook time: about 1 minute.

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS
Blueberries
Maple Syrup
Cinnamon & Coconut
Ice Cream
Yogurt

KITCHEN UTENSILS
Fork or Whisk
Tablespoon
Skillet
Oil: Coconut, Olive or your favorite oil


Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  For her complete bio, visit the About Page.  

 

Breakfast Cereal Recipe: No Grains, No Dairy

GRAIN & DAIRY FREE BREAKFAST CEREAL RECIPEPECANS BANANAS BLUEBERRY BREAKFAST CEREAL

This cereal is high in fiber and very filling. You can use any nuts you like.  The nuts, in this recipe are soft, but still crunchy. The recipe makes 3 cups of cereal. Experiment with the ratios to suit your taste.

Ingredient

1 Cup Raw Broken Cashews, Raw Broken Pecans, Raw Slivered or Cut Almonds
1 Cup Unsweetened Shredded or Flaked Coconut or use both
1 Cup Dates cut into small pieces or Seedless Raisins or combination of both
Non Dairy Milk: Almond, Hemp, Oat, or Soy

Optional: Add sugar, xylitol or stevia to taste. Add salt to taste.

Optional:  Add fresh fruit such as bananas, or berries.

Combine all ingredients. Store in air tight container in refrigerator. Use as needed.

Buying Tip: Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods sells packaged broken nuts.

Kitchen Utensils
Tupperware Storage Container
Tablespoon


Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City..  For her complete bio, visit the About Page. 

One Pot Vegan Lentil Dinner Recipe

ONE POT VEGAN LENTIL DINNER RECIPE

INGREDIENTS
1 package (12 oz) ground beef substitute*
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 Tbsp. finely chopped garlic
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
32 oz. vegetable broth
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
1 cup dried green lentils
1 large bay leaf
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper

*Lightlife.com sells vegan plant protein that substitutes for meat.

DIRECTIONS
Pour oil into Dutch oven. Add garlic and sauté until lightly browned. Crumble the beef substitute over the garlic. Cook and stir over medium heat until browned (2-3 minutes).
Add cumin and thyme leaves. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium, cover and continue cooking for 15-18 mins. or until lentils and vegetables are soft.
Serve with artisan bread.

Note: cooking time is shorter if you prepare the lentils and vegetables in advance.

KITCHEN UTENSILS
Dutch Oven
Measuring spoons and cups


Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City..  For her complete bio, visit the About Page.