Tasty Trail Mix Snack

Tasty Trail Mix Snack. I love the taste of homemade roasted almond or cashew. Furthermore, the trail mix has a crunch and a lovely aroma. Of course, the tasty sweet and salty flavor from the snack. Unlike before, I was never too fond of dried fruits with mixed nuts. Whereas now, I love them. Also, homemade does make the dish taste a lot better.

Tasty Trail Mix Snack Recipe


raw almond 1 cup

raw cashew 1 cup

kosher salt 1 1/2 tsp

3 tsp hot water

1/2 cup raw walnut

1/2 cup pumpkin seed

1 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup sultana raisins

1/2 cup dark chocolate (non-dairy)


  1. Turn on the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Firstly, in a medium bowl, combine 1 tsp salt with a 3 tsp of water. As well as stirring the water, allow the water to dissolve. And then, pour the salt mixture with almond, cashew, pumpkin seed, and walnut. Mix.
  3. Secondly, take a the baking pan, brush oil on the pan. Moreover, spread the nuts on baking pan. Sprinkle salt.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Set aside. Let the nuts cool.
  6. In another bowl, add cranberries and raisins. (do not add dark chocolate until nuts are all cooled or it will cause the chocolates to melt.)
  7. Once cool, mix.
Tasty Trail Mix Snack
Tasty Trail Mix Snack
Tasty Trail Mix Snack

Items to Use

Nut: almond, cashew, walnut, pecan, peanut, macadamia nut, pistachio, hazelnuts

Seed: pumpkin seed, sunflower seed, hemp, flax, chia, sesame.

Dried Fruit: dried apricot, cherries, raisins, blueberry, mango, raisin, banana, goji berries, Inca berries, mulberries.

Savory mix-ins: chickpeas, soybean, lentil, popcorn, jerky

Sweet mix-ins: coconut flakes, cereal, chocolate chip, peanut butter cup

Seasonings: parmesan, Caesar.

Therefore, a homemade trail mix is fun. Last but not least, there are a variety of combinations from simple to complex. Then, something with a kick.

Do try this trail mix. If you enjoy homemade snacks, do try gluten-free newton snacks. I would love to try new recipes like Cranberry Vegan Gluten-free Snack Bar.

Baked Salmon Dijon

Baked salmon Dijon. When I was growing up, my mom always feeds me fish. Fish is a big part of our diet when I was growing up. When my children was a baby eating solid, the first protein I introduce to them was fish. They are easy to digest for the stomach and good for the heart.

Baked Salmon Dijon Recipe

Baked Salmon Dijon


1 – 2 lb salmon fillet

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp mustard

1/2 tsp sea salt

2 lemon slice (top of salmon)

2 tbsp lemon juice

1/2 tbsp dijon mustard

2 tbsp parsley

sprinkle pepper


  1. Firstly, preheat the oven 375 degrees F and place aluminum foil on the baking tray.
  2. Secondly, take a small bowl, add parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, and salt. Whisk.
  3. Use a brush to apply the sauce on the fish.
  4. Then, place slices of lemon on top of the fish.
  5. Next, bake for 12 minutes or until the salmon changes in color.
Baked Salmon Dijon
Baked Salmon Dijon

Benefit of Salmon

Salmon has many positive benefits for the body. Hence, salmon helps the body to lose weight. Also it helps to lower blood pressure. Thus fish is a good source of nutrients for the body.

Do try this baked salmon recipe. If you enjoy home cook meals, do try pork noodle stir fry. I would love to try more vegan dishes like a vegan tofu pad thai.

Granola Mix Healthy Snack

Granola Mix Healthy Snack. I tend to like the trail mix with just the nuts I am not too crazy about dried fruits. However, my husband loves the granola mixture of both nuts and dried fruits. On the other hand, granola mixes do contain nutrients that people do not tend to consume on a daily basis. Hence, any nutrient people tend to forget but are important. Therefore, it should have antioxidants, fiber, and good fats.

Granola Mix Healthy Snack Recipe

Trail Mix Healthy Snack


  • 2 cups rolled oats (gluten-free)
  • 2 cups chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashew, sunflower seed,)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup coconut shred
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup honey (or maple syrup, if vegan)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla


  1. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. And with a baking pan, place parchment paper.
  2. Secondly, with a large bowl add gluten-free oats, nuts, and cinnamon. Mix.
  3. Next, with another bowl, add in the liquid ingredients coconut oil. Then, honey in the mixture. After mixing, add in vanilla.
  4. Finally, pour the liquid mixture all over the dry ingredients in the big bowl. Take a spatula to fold everything together. With a spatula, press the mixture onto the pan.
  5. Bake 25 – 30 minutes. (The mixture should be crunchy and golden brown.)
  6. After 30 minutes, remove the oven. Let it cool.
Trail Mix Healthy Snack
Trail Mix Healthy Snack

What should a Healthy Granola Mix have

  • less than 2,300 mg sodium per day
  • best to avoid chocolate or yogurt raisins to avoid the sugar
  • Be careful of the seasoning and the sweetness does add extra calories
  • One serving in a bag to prevent overeating
  • healthier to have homemade trail mix

Save Money on Granola Mix

How to save money on granola mix. How to approach this by making very own dried fruits with either a dehydrator or use its own oven. Thus, many options do include having fun with various dried fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, pineapples, coconut, papaya, etc. Also, do buy nuts that which have not been roasted and in bulk.

Do try this granola nut mix healthy snack. If you enjoy homemade products, do try breakfast cookies. I would love to try more gluten-free baked goods it can be challenging but fun once you become successful in a dish frittata.

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Rice noodle pork stir fry

Rice noodle pork stir fry. A healthy noodle dish with a combination of vegetables. This dish is a gluten-free dish made with rice noodles. With a good portion of vegetables and protein. A quick and simple dish can use whatever ingredients in the fridge. Stir fry can be made rather quickly, especially when you are short on time.

Rice Noodle Pork Stir Fry Recipe


2 – 3 lb pork tenderloin

1 pack rice noodle

1 – 2 broccoli

3 tbsp. sesame oil

2 slice of ginger

3 garlic cloves

4 tbsp. gluten-free soya sauce

2 – 3 tbsp. brown sugar


1. In a bowl, scoop in 1 tbsp. sesame oil, 1 – 2 tbsp. gluten-free soya sauce, 1 – 2 tbsp brown sugar. Mix. Slice ginger and place in the bowl. Put in the pork tenderloin. Coat the meat with sauce to marinate the meat. Allow this to sit for 10 – 30 minutes.

2. With a medium-size pot, fill with water. Boil the water. Once the water bubbles add in the rice noodle. Let it cook for 5 – 7 minutes.

Note: if the noodle is overcooked during the cooking process, the noodle will easily break apart.

3. Once cooked. Strain the noodle. Run it under the tap. Keep the noodle in the strainer.

4. Turn on the stove, add oil in the pan and cook the protein. After the protein is fully cooked, set aside.

5. Lightly cook the broccoli, don’t overcook.

6. With a small bowl, add in 2 tbsp sesame oil, 3 tbsp soya sauce, and 2 tbsp of brown sugar. Stir to combine.

7. Take a pan, saute garlic. Place the noodles in. Gently use a spatula to stir. Pour in the sauce. Move the noodles to coat it. Put in the rest of the ingredients. The dish should be ready in 10 minutes of cooking time.

8. For more flavor, add in more sauce.

9. Turn off the stove.

10. Enjoy!

Rice noodle pork stir fry
Rice noodle pork stir fry
Rice noodle pork stir fry
Rice noodle pork stir fry

Cooking Asian Dishes

Asian dishes require you to stir fry in high heat but medium heat is fine. Another thing, after turning on the stove let the pan warm up. Then, add oil and then start cooking the stir fry. Asian dishes uses garlic and ginger.

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If you enjoy Asian dishes, do try Pad Thai dish.

Delightful Berry muffin

Delightful Berry muffin. This delicious blueberry muffin has antioxidant properties. Blueberries help to protect the body from free radicals. Anything that causes harm to the cells. Not only does this help with antioxidant damage. Berries are good for the brain. These lovely fruits are delicious and fantastic for the body. Great to snack on regularly either fresh fruit or dried ones.

Delightful Berry muffin Recipe


1/2 cup olive oil or coconut oil

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs (room temperature)

1 tsp vanilla extract

zest from 1 lemon

1 3/4 cup gluten-free flour

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp gluten-free baking powder

1/2 cup non-dairy milk

1/2 cup frozen blueberry


1. Preheat the oven 350 degrees.

In a bowl, combine oil and brown sugar.

2. Then, add in one egg mix together. Once combined, add the other egg. Whisk together.

3. Next, put in the vanilla and lemon extract. Mix together with a medium to large size bowl, add dry ingredients. The dry ingredients are sugar, gluten-free flour, salt, and baking powder. Combine them well.

4. So combine the dry ingredients with wet ingredients.

5. Finally, add in the non-dairy milk.

6. Do fold in the berries. Bake 20 minutes – 30 minutes. Check after 20 minutes with a toothpick test.

Note: put in the toothpick. If there is still dough stuck on the toothpick, allow it to bake longer. Or, if it is done. Remove from the oven.

7. Allow the muffin to cool.

Delightful Berry muffin
Delightful Berry muffin
Delightful Berry muffin
Delightful Berry muffin

How to Improve Blueberry Muffin

To improve blueberry muffin, there are many ways to elevate the flavor. Making the batter, do add sea salt for a sweet and savory flavor. Make the muffin a lovely golden color by applying some butter on top. When baking with frozen blueberries rinse in cold water. Dry the blueberries with a towel. This stops the muffin from turning blue -color.

Do try Delightful Berry muffin. If you enjoy baked goods, do try sweet bread with chocolate chip.

I would love to try making gluten-free croissants.

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Quick Veggie Dish

Quick Veggie Dish. Some days I just don’t know what to make for lunch or dinner. I look at my fridge for maybe some inspiration. Maybe something will call out to me. How about a vegetarian night. Nothing like a beautiful dish of colorful vegetables to get the kids to eat more vegetables.

Quick Veggie Dish Recipe


3 red peppers

1 large onion

1 – 2 lb sausage

1/2 inch ginger

1 tbsp. olive oil

1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp parsley

salt and pepper


1. Turn on the stove, add oil. Then, add sausage.

2. Sear all the sides of the sausage. It does not need to be fully cooked.

3. Place the sausage in the crockpot.

4. In the pan, cook onion and pepper.

5. lightly season the vegetables.

6. Toss the rest of the vegetables in the crockpot.

7. Sprinkle seasoning. Cook for 2 – 4 hours on low.

8. Enjoy!

Quick Veggie Dish
Quick Veggie Dish
Quick Veggie Dish
Quick Veggie Dish

One-Pot Vegetable Dish

This vegetable dish is not expensive and is healthy. One-pot vegetable stir fry. Good for busy nights and hectic ones. And what this helps with is to use up the vegetables in the refrigerator. Throw in whatever is in there. This prevents waste.

Combination of stir fry

There are many fun stir fry combinations to have:

  • broccoli, red pepper, mushroom and onions
  • slice carrot, snap pea, red pepper, and onion
  • ginger tofu with bok choi
  • bok choi, baby corn, and broccoli
  • shitake mushroom with bok choi
  • bell pepper, zucchini, and broccoli

Do try these stir fry combinations. Or try these quick vegetable dish.

If you enjoy vegetarian dishes, do try this leek soup. Next time, I would love to try new soup recipes.

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