Sweet ‘n Hot Blueberry – Corn Salsa Recipe

Looking for something different to do with fresh corn?

This fresh corn salsa recipe will hit the spot with a few blueberries tossed in to add a refreshing touch! Gluten-free and vegetarian makes it a great treat for all!

Sweet ‘n Hot Corn Salsa Recipe

Corn Salsa Recipe

1 Tbs. olive oil
2 cups fresh corn kernels
1 garlic clove – pressed
2 small tomatillos, husks removed, rinsed, and finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
2 fresh jalapeno or serrano chile peppers, seeded and finely chopped
¼ cup fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons honey
1 tsp lime zest
2 Tbs lime juice
salt
1 cup fresh blueberries

  1. Heat the oil over medium heat. Add the corn and the garlic. Cook and stir for 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the tomatillos and jalapeno peppers. Cook and stir about 3 minutes more.
  3. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Stir in the cilantro, honey, lime peel, juice, and salt.
  4. Gently toss in blueberries.

Tomatillo are a Mexican fruit that look like green tomatoes but are not in the tomato family. They are usually available in conventional grocery stores.

If you cannot find them, feel free to substitute green tomatoes if they are not available.

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    Healthy Strawberry Bread Recipe: Whole Wheat

    This easy strawberry bread recipe is made with whole wheat flour.

    It can be baked as muffins, as a loaf type bread or as I did it here in a sheet or bar pan.Healthy Strawberry Bread Recipe

    No one will crinkle their nose up at this healthy strawberry bread!

    Fresh Strawberry Bread Recipe

    1 ½ cup buttermilk
    1 cup brown sugar
    ¼ cup + 2 Tbs grapeseed oil
    3 tsp. Vanilla
    3 eggs
    ¼ tsp salt
    3 cup whole wheat flour
    1 ½ tsp baking soda
    1 ½ tsp cinnamon
    2 cup (or more if you want) sliced strawberries
    ¾ cup granola and ¾ cup granola

    1. Heat oven to 350°F.
    2. Stir together buttermilk, salt, brown sugar, oil, vanilla and egg until smooth.
    3. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon in another bowl.
    4. Then combine the two until just until moistened – mixed but not over-mixed.
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    6. Gently fold in half of the berries and ¾ cup granola.
    7. Line baking sheet pan with parchment paper and pour in batter. Spread evenly.
    8. Sprinkle with remaining berries and the other ¾  up granola.
    9. Bake 28 to 33 minutes (in a sheet pan) or until top springs back when touched in the center.

    easy-strawberry-breadThis is a really quick throw-together recipe!

    Make it in any sized pan you want with any type of fresh berries you would like.

    It is a healthy alternative to the sticky-white-flour breakfast cake that everyone will LOVE!

    <– This version of the same recipe was made with a (12 oz package) frozen mixed berries.

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      Healthy Whole Wheat Cinnamon Bun Recipe

      This cinnamon bun recipe makeover was submitted to me by Noxy Commanda Stevens saying: Any suggestions on making a healthy version of this recipe? Looks so scrumptious!

      It took me almost a year to do the makeover but did recently and they ARE YUMMY!

      Why Is This Cinnamon Bun Recipe Healthy?

      • It is made with 100% whole wheat flour. You could buy whole wheat pastry flour for a bit more tender result but I just used regular whole wheat flour and sifted it well using a fine strainer. Whole wheat has fiber and more nutrients than white flour. This does not mean this is health food but everyone (including diabetics) benefit from more fiber.
      • The butter was totally replaced by coconut oil. Coconut oil is a good replacement for butter. It has that rich mouth feel that butter has and in this case you cannot tell the difference.  Coconut oil boosts your immune system and is good for blood sugar control which is another reason for this to be a better cinnamon bun recipe for diabetics. It also has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels and increase the good cholesterol in the blood.

      Healthy Whole Wheat 30 Minute Cinnamon Buns

      These healthy whole wheat cinnamon buns taste as good as the ‘bad for you cinnamon buns’! I ate the whole batch myself over the course of 4 days.

      cinnamon bun recipe

      (Preheat oven to 375 degrees)
      Dough:
      1 ½ cups plus 1 Tbs. whole wheat flour – sifted
      1 ½ tsp brown sugar
      1 tsp baking powder
      1/4 tsp salt
      3/4 cup buttermilk
      1 Tbs. melted coconut oil for brushing
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      Filling:
      2 Tbs coconut oil – melted
      1/4 cup brown sugar
      1 tsp cinnamon
      ½ tsp nutmeg
      ¼ cup walnuts and/or raisins

      Vanilla Icing:
      1/2 cup powdered sugar
      1 Tbs. milk
      ½ tsp vanilla extract

        Make The Dough

      1. Sift 1 ½ cups plus 1 Tbs. whole wheat flour and put into a bowl.
      2. Add brown sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Stir in the buttermilk until a dough ball forms.
      3. Turn out onto parchment paper with a light flour floured surface. Knead gently for a minute.
      4. Roll the dough into an a rectangle about 1/4” inch thick and even up the sides. (Extra flour may be needed.)
      5. Brush the surface with melted coconut oil.
      6. Make The Filling

      7. Combine 2 Tbs coconut oil with the brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon.
      8. Smear the mixture over the dough.
      9. Sprinkle with nuts and raisins.
      10. Roll into a tight log and pinch ends shut a bit then brush with coconut oil.
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        Bake Your Buns

      12. Now you can either cut them into 12 and put into a muffin pan lined with paper then bake for 20 minutes or till done OR you can bake it as a log which takes a bit longer in the oven then slice after baking. (Actually, I like this way better.)
      13. When done, cool slightly and cut into 12 cinnamon buns.
      14. Ice Your Buns

      15. To make the icing mix the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in a small bowl until smooth.
      16. Drizzle on finished buns.

      I demonstrated this cinnamon bun recipe in front of a live audience at a recent cooking class and everyone LOVED them and expressed their surprise.

      They are definitely fun, fast and healthy cinnamon buns.

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