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Strawberry Rhubarb Breakfast Tart ~*Recipe ReDux*~

22 Jun

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This month’s Recipe ReDux theme is all about pie: Tucked in a crust, nothing says love from the oven like pie. Give a healthy makeover to your favorite savory or sweet pie recipe.

I consider tarts to be in the pie category, so Strawberry Rhubarb Breakfast Tart it is.

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This tart is inspired by two recipes in Sarah Britton’s cookbook, My New Roots. I used her recipe for oat crust that she pairs with a pecan cranberry pie in the book. The crust is made using  gluten free rolled oats, coconut oil, maple syrup, salt, and nutmeg.

The filling for my tart was inspired by the cookbook’s fig and buckwheat breakfast tart. I haven’t seen figs around the markets here yet, so I went for berries instead. To make the filling, fold a touch of vanilla extract and maple syrup into some 2% plain Greek yogurt. A few large spoonfuls of homemade rhubarb compote and a pint of greenmarket strawberries give the tart a real spring zing.  Continue reading

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote…featured on Lean Green Healthy Machine

28 May

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It’s strawberry rhubarb season! I’ve been eating my homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Compote with a cozy bowl of oatmeal, swirled into a creamy avocado-based smoothie, and spread on toast with some nut butter. A fruity sweet treat that is the epitome of spring.

To learn more about rhubarb’s health benefits and to get the recipe for my Strawberry Rhubarb Compote, head over to the blog Lean Green Healthy Machine. Lean Green Healthy Machine has some great tips for healthy eating, fitness, and living green. Alexandra is the chief nutrition editor for the website, and she is also a fellow nutrition  grad student with me.

Here is a blurb about the website:

Lean Green Healthy Machine strives to promote healthy, wholesome, and sustainable living to its readers, with a special focus on those living in the greater New York City area. We aim to empower the journey to wellness through frequent posts which center thematically on healthy nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle habits.”

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Smoothie with a Strawberry Rhubarb Swirl

(+ the jigsaw puzzle that I have been working on!)