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Hey, You Want a Biscotti?

15 Nov

If you think you don’t like biscotti, you probably do.  This recipe offers melt-in-your-mouth, crunchy, and nutty cookies.

Dip them in coffee.

Or dunk them in red wine 😛

They are addictive!

Adapted for Flat Belly Diet dieters.

Almond Biscotti


1 ¼ c whole wheat flour                           ¼ granulated sugar

1 tsp baking powder                                   3 tbsp dark brown sugar

¼ tsp salt                                                       1 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg                                                                  ½ tsp almond extract

¼ c canola oil                                               1 ½ c ground almonds

¼ c water


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Whisk the egg, oil, water, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and almond extract in a small bowl.  Stir in the almonds.
  4. Pour wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Shape into a 1” thick loaf on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake until golden brown and firm, for 30 to 45 minutes.
  7. Let cool for 10 minutes and slice into 1” thick pieces.
  8. Arrange cut side up on the baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes longer.
  9. Transfer to a rack to cool fully.

What Do Salsa Dancers Eat?

17 Mar

Our Team's Potluck

Team’s Potluck Theme – Healthy.  Great food!

Lately, I haven not been blogging regularly  – our rehearsal schedule is jam-packed.  We are 2 weeks away from debuting our new routine, this is what we are calling the “crunch phase” 🙂

Great Rehearsal!

 Great rehearsal last night! 

Knowing that on Saturday night a 4-hour rehearsal will be followed by the 3-hour costume fitting the girls decided to have a potluck to keep our energy levels up.

On the menu:

  • Quinoa Salad with Kale;
  • Buckwheat with Mushrooms;
  • Chickpeas with Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Feta;
  • Almond Biscotti and Fruits.

I have my favourite biscotti recipe but it’s somewhat time consuming.  Since I was pressed for time yesterday I decided to try a new recipe which promised 45 min (including prep and cooking time).

Almond Biscotti

Almond Biscotti (Yields 16)

Adapted from Healthy Heart Miracle Diet cookbook.

Ingredients :

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 raw organic sugar
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2  cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds (raw)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.  Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar in a large bowl until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and almonds in a food processor and pulse until the almonds are chopped.  Fold into the eggs to make a stiff batter.
  4. Spoon the batter onto  the baking sheet making 2 logs, leaving about 3 inches between.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Remove from the oven and reduce the temperature to 325F.
  5. Use 2 spatulas to slide the logs to a cutting board.  Cut into diagonal slices (1-inch wide).  Place the slices, cut side down, on the baking sheet and return to the oven.  Bake until golden, 10 to 12 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack.



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