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Carrot & Walnut Muffins

Ingredients:
2 eggs
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup honey
1 ½ cup finely chopped carrot
¾ cup toasted and finely chopped walnuts
1 ½ cups whole wheat white flour
2 ¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg

Directions:
1. whisk eggs, oil and honey until smooth (the original recipe calls for sugar, but I subbed it out for honey – also I used safflower oil instead of vegetable oil)
2. stir in chopped carrots and ½ cup walnuts to egg mixture
3. mix dry ingredients and then add to wet ingredients, mix well – this will be a slightly stiff dough
4. spoon mixture into muffin cups (either oiled well or with paper cups inserted), top each muffin with a pinch of remaining nuts
5. bake for ~25 mins at 400 degrees F – then serve with warm jam or butter or just eat ‘em

**adapted from: Totally Muffins Cookbook – page 24-25

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Spinach & Leek Pizza Rolls

ingredients:
1 pizza dough, divided into 4 equal pieces (balls)
10oz fresh spinach, chopped
8oz ricotta cheese
8oz mozzarella
4oz parmesan
~8-10 tbsp white sauce or spaghetti sauce
2 med/large leeks, sliced
Olive oil
Favorite seasonings (we used pizza seasonings)
1 small egg white, whisked with 1 tbsp water

what I did:
1. roll each pizza ball into individual ~9” pizzas, set aside

2. mix ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan and seasonings, set aside
3. sauté leeks in olive oil, ~3 mins, add in half of spinach with a dash of salt and a dash of pepper, continue sautéing for ~3mins, add remaining spinach with more dashes of satl/pepper and finish sautéing ~3 more mins, set aside
4. place ¼ of the ricotta mixture in the center of each 9” pizza

5. top ricotta mixture with ~2tbsp of white sauce or spaghetti sauce, then top with ¼ of spinach mixture from pan

6. roll up (like rolling a burrito) and seal WELL… seal both the seam and the ends, keep it all inside, brush the outter layer with the egg white and top with some parmesan if you’d like
  

7. bake @425 for ~20-25mins

THIS is the reason you want to SEAL WELL!  I am not a great sealer, as you can tell!  😛

**adapted from Great American Home Baking – Main Dish – card 27

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