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All Natural Apple Crumble

The beginning of Daylight Savings Time in the US means more light and warmer weather around much of the country.  With a little extra time, better productivity, and more light after work all to enjoy (after everyone’s adjusted to losing that hour) and there are also some fresh seasonal offerings that mark the coming spring.

Whether you know it better as an Apple Crisp or as an Apple Crumble, this delicious dessert will bring a smile to any gathering.  While fall is traditionally harvest time for Apples, crumble is the perfect recipe to be enjoyed any time of year.  The recipe comes courtesy of the Passages Malibu Pinterest profile.

Apple Crumble


  • Apple Filling Ingredients:
  • 1 Medium Fuji or Gala Apple
  • 2 Tbsp Almond Milk
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Crumble Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup or 1 packet stevia
  • 1 tbsp Earth Balance Buttery Spread with Olive Oil or Coconut Oil


  1. Chop apple into small pieces and combine with almond milk, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Microwave for 4-5 minutes until apple becomes soft. 
  2. In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, maple syrup, and earth balance. Microwave for 1 minute and stir
  3. Place cooked apples in bowl and top with crumble mixture.
  4. Optional: Top with 1 cup of 0% Vanilla Greek Yogurt as a light and healthy ice cream replacement
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Super Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

When the Broncos and the Seahawks face off on Super Bowl Sunday, everyone knows that delectable snacks are just as important as the big game (and some pretty amazing commercials).  If you’re planning a Super Bowl party and want to keep things healthy, we’d like to offer you these delicious, clean food alternatives to the usual junk that all too often finds its way onto coffee tables across the country.  Special thanks to the Passages Malibu Pinterest page for these tasty treats!

Pizza Bites, Zucchini Style


  • 1 Medium Zucchini
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Marinara Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Part Skim Mozzarella
  • Fresh Veggies, Lean Meats for topping (optional)


  1. Cut zucchini about 1/4 inch thick. Spray both sides of zucchini slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Broil or grill the zucchini for about 2 minutes on each side.
  3. Top each slice with sauce, cheese and optional toppings if desired. Broil for an additional minute or two. Be careful not to burn cheese.


Guacamole Toast with Shrimp


  • A dozen shrimps
  • 2 Avocados
  • 1 White onion
  • Coriander
  • Sesame seeds
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Lemon
  • 4 Slices of Black Bread (or any kind of bread you like!)


  1. Start by shelling shrimp. Cut them into small pieces and put them in a bowl. Add a tablespoon of olive oil, a tablespoon of lemon juice, sesame seeds, chopped coriander and a little salt and pepper. Let marinate for 30 minutes in a cool place.
  2. Peel the avocados, chop the onion and put everything in the bowl of your food processor. Add two pinches of cumin, two pinches of paprika, a pinch of cayenne pepper, some coriander leaves and remaining lemon juice and mix until the mixture is just blended.
  3. Cut the black bread into small thin strips, then add a title avocado puree and a few piece of shrimp.
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Two new recipes from the Passages Malibu Pinterest

We’re thrilled to share two new clean food recipes that came from the recently revamped Passages Malibu Pinterest page.  We’ve got 13 pin boards up with lots of fun topics to sort through (like these two tasty recipes!).

Happy pinnning and bon appetit!


Clean Eating Slow Cooker Southwestern 2 Bean Chicken

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• 4 raw, boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 8 oz. each)
• 1 (15 oz.) can pinto beans (rinsed and drained) or 1 1/3 cup home cooked beans
• 1 (15 oz.) can black beans (rinsed and drained) or 1 1/3 cup home cooked beans
• 1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes in juice, low sodium is best
• 1 lb. frozen and thawed organic corn (organic to avoid GMO corn)
• 1 (12 oz.) jar of your favorite salsa, no sugar added

Follow this link to visit The Gracious Pantry for directions on how to put this delicious meal together.





Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust 

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• Nonstick Spray

• 2 1/2 cups cauliflower, grated (about 1/2 a large head)

• 1 large egg, lightly beaten

• 1 1/4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (or vegan cheese substitute)

• 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

• Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

• 1/2 cup tomato sauce (aim for sugar-free!)

• 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half

• 2 cloves garlic, sliced

• 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

• Fresh basil leaves, optional



Step 1: Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, and preheat oven to 425ºF.

Step 2: Grate the cauliflower using a box grater or food processor until you have two cups of cauliflower crumbles. Place in a large bowl and microwave for seven to eight minutes, or until soft. Remove from the microwave and let cool. (Alternate: Place cauliflower crumbles into a sauce pan, add 1 tbsp water, cover and allow to cook on medium heat for 5-6 minutes, or until soft)

Step 3: Mix in the egg, one cup mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper. Once combined, pat into a 10-inch round on the prepared pizza pan. Spray lightly with nonstick spray and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden.

Step 4: Top the pizza with sauce, 1/4 cup mozzarella, grape tomatoes, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Bake in the oven until melted and bubbly, another 20 minutes. Top with basil before serving.

Bon appetit!