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Go Nuts with this Recipe!

I go nuts over walnuts.  That’s probably why temptation got the best of me while shopping @Costco before Christmas when I spotted this Kentucky bourbon cake.  I discovered that the topping was what I loved — a mixture of nuts, chocolate, and sugar.

So I decided to tweak my temptation in a healthy way by using this original recipe to substitute one for the other.

Sauté walnuts in a 1/2 – 1 T. coconut oil (amount of oil depends on amount of walnuts).

While sautéing, sprinkle the following: cocoa powder, stevia, and cinnamon (and any other  spice that’s appealing to you!).

Remove from heat after coated and rest on paper towels until cooled. Store in airtight container.

It’s not just about deleting something from your daily intake; it’s about substituting something healthier!

Unless you’re allergic to walnuts, find ways to incorporate them into your diet.  They contain fiber, protein, minerals, vitamins, and Omega-3 fats (the healthy kind!). Use on salads, greek yogurt, or eat a few as a snack.

If you’d like clean recipes, visit and order my gluten and dairy free cookbook to get you started (Recipes Unveiled by Shirene Gentry).

Remember:  Simple.  Easy.  Clean. In 2017!

This is Hope Unveiled!



Eat Clean in 2017!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to a New Year! A New Year means resolutions and change for many.  And you can guess what the number 1 resolution is:  weight loss.

For me, it’s not just that I’ve overeaten…I have pretty much binged on sugar. So now the clean eating begins….

When I say, “clean eating,” do you feel defeated?  Don’t!  It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1.  Protein
  2.  Veggies
  3.  Healthy fats

As long as you have these items on hand, along with some kitchen basics (e.g. reduced sodium broth), you can eat clean EASILY.

Here’s how simple this original recipe was….

Leftover zucchini, red bell peppers, sweet onions, green beans, chicken meatballs, and chicken broth.  Add cracked pepper or other spices if desired.

In summary, sauté any and all veggies you have on hand.  Add broth and protein.  You’re done!  It really is THAT easy.

Soup with protein and vegetables fills you up and gives you all of what you need to eat clean.

This is Hope Unveiled.