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Microwave Pumpkin Pudding

Microwave Pumpkin Pudding

2 cups canned pumpkin puree (unsweetened)

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons grated or minced fresh


1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

juice and grated rind of 1 lemon

1/2 cup quick-cooking oatmeal

1/2 cup liquid egg substitute

Combine the pumpkin, sugar, gingerroot, cinnamon, lemon juice and lemon rind in a large microwave dish. Cook on high 4 minutes, stirring once or twice. Stir in the oatmeal and egg substitute and let the mixture sit for 5 minutes. Cover loosely, return to the microwave and cook 3 minutes, turning the dish once or twice. Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled, dusted with a little cinnamon if you wish.

4 servings

Banana Rice Pudding

2-4 ripe bananas, sliced

2 cups cooked brown rice, barley or oat groats

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon dessert spice blend or cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a microwaveable dish and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, or until the bananas are soft and the grains are heated through. Stir and serve.

4-6 servings

Mango Sorbet

1 large ripe (very sweet) mango, skin and seed removed

1 cup water

1 tablespoon minced candied ginger (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.Taste;

if it is not sweet enough, add sugar or sweetener.

Pour into the bowl of an ice cream freezer and freeze according to your machine’s instructions. Or pour into a small metal bowl and place in your freezer; stir every 20 minutes or so until the mixture is soft-frozen.

4 servings

July 31st, 2013
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About the Author: Gabe Mirkin, MD

Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology. The Dr. Mirkin Show, his call-in show on fitness and health, was syndicated in more than 120 cities. Read More
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