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Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them."
-Franz Kafka, Writer

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I received a request for this recipe from a visitor to the website. These make great garnish for salads. You can use almost any nut or seed that you wish. The calories will be nearly the same. This works especially well with pumpkin seeds, for instance.

Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is a great choice for all types of cooking. It adds a rich, sweet, caramelized flavor to recipes like my Maple Herb Ribeye Steak recipe.

Used carefully it can help reduce the amount of fat and calories in a recipe while enhancing other flavors of the dish. It also helps In sauces, as it helps distribute ingredients throughout the mouth similar to the way fat does.

1 tablespoon maple syrup = 52 calories, <1g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 0g protein, 13g carbohydrates, 2mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol


 

Candied Pecans



Servings = 4 | Serving size =2 tablespoons

Cooking Time = 15 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

This recipe keeps well for a few weeks in a tightly sealed container.

1/2 cup pecan pieces
1/16 tsp salt
2 tsp maple syrup

Place a sheet of wax paper on the kitchen counter.

Place the pecans in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes. Watch the nuts closely and as they begin to brown reduce the heat to medium.

Add the salt. Cook for about one minute more until the pecans are browned.

Add the maple syrup and let it bubble for about ten seconds shaking the pan vigorously to coat the pecans well.

Remove the pan form the heat and stir the pecans. Turn them out of the pan onto the wax paper to cool. Separate them from each other just after placing on the wax paper so that they won't stick together.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 2 tablespoons

Servings = 4

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 95 Calories from Fat 82
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 10g 4%
    Saturated Fat 1g 10%
    Monounsaturated Fat 6g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 36mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
    Sugars 1g  
Protein 1g  
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
Vitamin K 0 mcg Potassium 57 mg
Magnesium 17 mg