Thursday, January 28, 2010

Chewy Granola Bars

I found this recipe - a HEALTHY one that can be modified to fit individual tastes.

Modification ideas:honey instead of oil, chocolate covered raisins, drizzle chocolate or peanut butter on when you take it out of oven, use a variety of dried fruits, use different flavors of granola or oatmeal instead of the seeds. Just remember always keep the wet to dry ratio that same when you modify a recipe!

4 egg whites OR 2 whole eggs
1/4 cup sugar
4 TSP vegetable oil
1 TSP ground cinnamon
3/4 TSP vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups plain low fat granola
1 cup raisins
3 TBSP toasted wheat germ
3 TBSP raw sunflower seeds
4 TSP sesame seeds

flatten mixture into a greased 9x13 baking dish
bake 300 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until edges appear golden brown
cool inverted on a wire rack
once cool, cut and store in airtight container

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sustainable Farms

Check out Farmers Markets, Co-Ops and even Whole Foods for products from Sustainable farms.

One company that runs sustainable farms is Green Giant. Look at their website for recipes and information about their "green" gardening.

Community Supported Agriculture in San Diego ...check out The San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project.