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    Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. Jim Davis

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    As the days grow short, some faces grow long. But not mine. Every autumn, when the wind turns cold and darkness comes early, I am suddenly happy. It's time to start making soup again. Leslie Newman

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    Dyspepsia is the remorse of a guilty stomach. A. Kerr

    When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste. Laiko Bahrs

    After eating chocolate you feel godlike, as though you can conquer enemies, lead armies, entice lovers. Emily Luchetti

    Soup is liquid comfort. Author Unknown

    Anyhow, the hole in the doughnut is at least digestible. H.L. Mencken

    The breakfast slimes, angel food cake, doughnuts and coffee, white bread and gravy cannot build an enduring nation. Martin H. Fischer

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    Researchers have discovered that chocolate produced some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana. The researchers also discovered other similarities between the two, but can't remember what they are. Author Unknown

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    Chocolate is like medicine - but as with medicine, the key is the proper dose. Don't overdo it. Edward "Grandpa" Jones

    Stored away in some brain cell is the image of a long-departed aunt you haven't thought of in 30 years. Stored away in another cell is the image of a pink pony stitched on your first set of baby pajamas. All it takes to get that aunt mounted on the back of that pony is to eat a hunk of meatloaf immediately before going to bed. Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

    Eat little, sleep sound. Iranian Proverb

    One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright

    A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat. Old New York Proverb

    No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut. Channing Pollock

    All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! Charles Schulz

    Happiness is life served up with a scoop of acceptance, a topping of tolerance and sprinkles of hope, although chocolate sprinkles also work. Robert Brault

    This is every cook's opinion -no savory dish without an onion, but lest your kissing should be spoiledyour onions must be fully boiled.Jonathan Swift

    Chemicals, n: Noxious substances from which modern foods are made. Author Unknown

    There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves. Thomas Wolfe

    The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor. Chinese Proverb

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October 4, 2012

Essentially Healthy Lemon Bars

I’m so happy to share this recipe post by my friend Amy Estes!

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She says, “Last month I hosted an essential oils party and wanted to serve something I used essential oils in. I quickly found this recipe that fit my needs well. The recipe below calls for lemon juice so I attempted to COMPLETELY replace the lemon juice for lemon essential oil.

I waited until after the filling was cooled to add the essential oil. I can’t tell you how many drops I used because I just added and tasted. I might start with 6 drops. Another option would be to use part lemon juice and part essential oil. In that case only 1-2 drops essential oil would be sufficient.”

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Essentially Healthy Lemon Bars

Filling:
  • 6 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice (about 7 lemons) (optional)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
Crust:
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 whole eggs
Directions For Filling
  1. Whisk eggs, honey, and lemon juice (optional) together in a small sauce pan.
  2. Heat on medium and add coconut oil. Stir until the coconut oil has melted.
  3. Continue stirring until the mixture thickens and bubbles (mine did not get very thick).
  4. Remove from heat and place in a bowl in the refrigerator to cool and thicken further (this is where you could add the lemon essential oil, after the filling has cooled).
Directions For Crust
  1. Place nuts in a food processor/blender until finely chopped, don’t puree.  They should be in tiny pieces but not as fine as almond flour.
  2. Mix the nuts with the remaining ingredients until they are well combined.
  3. Spread over the bottom of a greased 8 x 12 pan.
  4. Heat oven to 400F and bake for 15-20 minutes. The crust will be done when you can insert a toothpick in the middle and it comes out clean.
  5. Cool crust completely before layering the filling over the top. Return to the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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Amy says, “I was pleasantly surprised at how well my dessert turned out and was also something my diabetic daughter could enjoy in moderation.”

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Amy lives in Oklahoma with her husband of 12 years. Has 6 & 4 year old girls, one of whom is a type 1 diabetic. She loves Jesus, reading, watching movies, homeschooling, and learning to manage her family’s home and health naturally.

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9 Comments

  1. Yum! Sounds delicious! Thanks for linking up to Healthy 2Day Wednesday, and come back next week to see if you were featured.
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  2. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  3. momstheword says:

    I just love your commitment to health! You are so full of wisdom about stuff! I’ll bet your family and friends come to you as a great resource. I know *I* would!

    The bars look yummy! Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

  4. Would love to see the nutritional values on this dessert to work it into my husbands diabetic meal plan.
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  5. Margaux says:

    Yumm anything with lemon is definitely a weakness of mine! Glad to know there is a healthier alternative. Thanks for linking to Snacktime Saturday.
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  6. What lovely lemon bars. They sound delicious, and much healthier than many traditional recipes!

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