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Blueberry Pancakes – Original Recipe by Sweet Life

Original recipe created for Salud de Paloma by Vianney Rodriguez, author and founder of the Sweet Life cooking and recipe blog. Vianney  is a proud Tejana who feels lucky to have the best of both worlds, happily raised in Texas by Mexican parents. Her blog name Sweet Life refers to living a Sweet Life enriched with the spice of two diverse worlds enveloped with the memories of growing up in a Mexican household. Read more about Sweet Life.

Healthy Blueberry Pancake Recipe

Healthy Blueberry Pancake Recipe by Sweet Life

Photo by Vianney Rodriguez (2013) – www.sweetlifebake.com

Who said extra virgin olive oil was only for savory recipes? It can also be used to make the sweet things in life, whether it’s dessert or breakfast pancakes. To make these pancakes even healthier, you can top it with the berries of your choice. We recommend blueberries!

Blueberries have a diverse range of micronutrients, including some of the essential dietary minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber. Raw blueberries are also high in antioxidants, which may reduce risks of disease such as inflammation and cancer, and help improve brain health and nervous system function. Plus, they’re delicious!

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Avocado Hummus – Original Recipe by Sweet Life

Original recipe created for Salud de Paloma by Vianney Rodriguez, author and founder of the Sweet Life cooking and recipe blog. Vianney  is a proud Tejana who feels lucky to have the best of both worlds, happily raised in Texas by Mexican parents. Her blog name Sweet Life refers to living a Sweet Life enriched with the spice of two diverse worlds enveloped with the memories of growing up in a Mexican household. Read more about Sweet Life.

Avocado Hummus – A Variation on Traditional Guacamole

Salud de Paloma Avocado Hummus by Sweet Life

Photo by Vianney Rodriguez (2013) – www.sweetlifebake.com

The avocado – or “aguacate” in Spanish – is a tree native to Central Mexico, classified in the flowering plant family Lauraceae along with cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. Avocado is most commonly used in the Mexican appetizer “guacamole,” but in this recipe, Vianney creatively combines avocado and chickpeas (also known as a “garbanzos” and popularly used in Mexico) to make a flavorful and unique hummus!

Avocados are an excellent source of monounsaturated healthy fats, fiber, and vitamin B, vitamin E, and vitamin K. Garbanzos provide non-meat protein, fiber, manganese, and iron. So whip up this tasty hummus and enjoy the creamy and good-for-you dip!

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Roasted Vegetable Tacos – Sweet Life

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Photo by Vianney Rodriguez

Reposted from Sweet Life cooking and recipe blog. Vianney Rodriguez is a proud Tejana who feels lucky to have the best of both worlds, happily raised in Texas by Mexican parents. Her blog name Sweet Life refers to living a Sweet Life enriched with the spice of two diverse worlds enveloped with the memories of growing up in a Mexican household. Read more about Sweet Life.

These vegetable tacos were the last tasty bites that emerged from my oven. I had an array of vegetables that desperately needed to be used. Tossed with a little olive oil, season and roast. Stuff into a warm tortilla with a sprinkle of cilantro and your set.

Ingredients

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