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RAD December – Holiday Spice Cheesecake

This cheesecake recipe is both lower in fat and calories than its delicious cousin. While these are not the prettiest treats (ok, they are actually very ugly) they are quite tasty and since they are portioned out into small muffin cups, you don’t have to feel guilty about having one. It is important that you use parchment cups! Since there is no crust, the cheesecake will stick to regular cake cups.

Ingredients:
16 oz. Neufch√Ętel cheese (softened)
1 egg
2/3c. Light agave nectar
1 tbs. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tbs. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line a muffin tin with parchment cups (it is very important to use parchment)
Beat softened cheese with a mixer until fluffy.
Add agave and egg and mix until combined
Mix in vanilla and spices

Spoon batter into muffin cups and bake for about 20 min. (Until golden)

Allow to chill overnight.

RAD December – Potato Corn Chowder

The winter months make me crave comfort food. Unfortunately, comfort food usually comes with a high calorie price tag. This recipe however, gives you all the creamy goodness of chowder with a small fraction of the fat.

Ingredients:
2 c. Chicken stock
4 c. Water
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cheddar cheese soup
1 c. Milk
3 medium russet potatoes (diced)
3 celery stalks (diced)
4 large carrots (diced)
1 c. Frozen corn
1 c. Frozen peas
2 tbs. corn starch

Bring potatoes, celery, carrots, chicken stock and water to a boil.
Cook until potatoes are fork tender.
Add soups, milk, corn, and peas and bring to a simmer.
Simmer about 30 minutes (stirring frequently).
Make a slurry with the cornstarch and a little water.
Stir into the simmering soup.
Add salt and pepper to taste.