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Pumpkin Souffle With Just Four Ingredients? YES PLEASE!

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Oh Mariko, you spoil us!

If you want to knock it out of the park in the kitchen this fall, you gotta get with the season!

That means, of course, the season of pumpkin spice!

If you've been hankering for some of that orange deliciousness, look no further — especially if you can only really handle four ingredients at a time, because Mariko is here to teach us a super simple recipe that will wow ANY family or guest!

Peep that bizz (above)!!

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Greek Yogurt Pancakes Time!

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Pancakes are delicious and addictive!!!! Here is a quick, healthy and easy version that you can enjoy for breakfast every day! You can double the recipe and freeze the leftovers (if you don’t eat them all) then they are ready for the toaster when you want them! Experiment with your favorite flavors of Greek yogurt for an extra tasty kick!

6 ounces Greek Yogurt
1 egg
½ cup flour (I use a gluten-free variety)
1 teaspoon baking soda

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Spoon batter onto greased griddle; heated to medium-high heat. Cook for 1-2 minutes until they begin to bubble, and flip! They are ready when golden brown on each side. Serve with your favorite fruit and syrup – and voila!

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Celebrate Filipino Independence Day With Filipino Coconut Macaroons!

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mariko amekodommo gives four ingredient recipe for filipino coconut macaroons

Happy Filipino Independence Day!!! This weekend, I will be checking out the Los Angeles Filipino parade to support my community, while tasting all the delicious and unique food! I love anything with coconut, and Filipino desserts feature it in almost every recipe! If you can’t make it to your local festivities, try this recipe for the classic Filipino dessert at home. Traditionally, the recipe asks for fresh shredded coconut (sold in the freezer section at most Asian grocery stores) but you can substitute the dried variety instead.

1 ½ cups sweetened shredded coconut
½ cup sweetened condensed milk
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg white, at room temperature

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl, add egg white and use whisk or electric mixer until whites form medium - firm peaks. Fold in remaining ingredients, and mix gently until combined. Drop mixture by tablespoon onto parchment lined baking sheet, or lined mini-muffin tins. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown, cool on wire racks and enjoy!

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Summer Pesto Baked Salmon Recipe — Just Four Ingredients!

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Salmon is perfect for a Fit Lifestyle! It has high levels of Omega-3, which is essential for healthy brain, heart, eyes - even skin and hair! I always have packages of frozen salmon in my freezer (no need to thaw before baking) so I can make a quick, delicious and healthy meal in minutes! Buy wild caught fish whenever possible, it has more vitamins and minerals than the farmed versions.

4 salmon steaks (4-6 ounces each)
½ cup pesto (link to the pesto recipe)
½ cup grated Parmesan or Pecorino cheese
1 lemon (zest and juice)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and put salmon in an oven safe baking dish. Combine pesto, cheese, lemon juice and zest together, then spread over the top of salmon. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until done. Serve with your favorite steamed veggies or salad for a light and healthy summer meal!

Tip: When baking salmon, estimate 10 minutes per inch of thickness: measure at the thickest point, and the Salmon should flake when done!

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Summer Fresh Pesto Recipe In Just FOUR Ingredients!

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Every Saturday morning, I hit my local farmers and stock up on fresh produce for the week. My favorite purchase is always the huge bunches of Basil – and have started adding it to everything; soup, scrambled eggs, champagne - even my floral arrangements have sprigs of basil because the smell is incredible!

Basil has tons of health benefits: it reduces inflammation, relieves allergies and boosts our immune system! Here is a quick pesto recipe that tastes so fresh and delicious with everything, you’ll never buy the preservative filled type in a jar again!

4 cups fresh basil
1 cup Pignoli (pine nuts)
1 cup Pecorino Romano Cheese
¾ cup olive oil

Add all ingredients to a food processor (or blender) and pulse until combined and smooth. Serve over your favorite pasta (I love the gluten-free brown rice noodles) or as a marinade for your favorite meat– and enjoy!

Love salmon? Check out my 4 Ingredient recipe tomorrow for Pesto Baked Salmon using your fresh pesto!

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Four Ingredient Oatmeal Banana Bars!

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HOLD UP!

Before we get to the recipe for the delishballz Oatmeal Banana Bars, we wanted to ask if YOU had any favorite dishes you'd like to see Mariko turn in into a simple 4 ingredient version! If so, challenge Mariko on Twitter, or email us at Questions@FitPerez.com!

Onto the recipe! Here we go:

I am so addicted to Dates right now! They are sweet, rich and a great source of Iron to boost energy. This is a convenient way to enjoy the benefits of your breakfast oatmeal – to go! Experiment by adding different types of chopped nuts, dried fruits and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom. Makes 9 bars.

2 large extra ripe bananas, mashed.
2 cups rolled oats
¼ cup dates (pitted and chopped)
¼ cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together, pour into greased 9×9 baking dish and flatten. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven, cut into squares and let cool in baking dish.

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Try An Island Ceviche Salad With Just FOUR Ingredients!

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Before we get to the recipe for a delishballz Island Ceviche Salad, we wanted to ask if YOU had any favorite dishes you'd like to see Mariko turn in into a simple 4 ingredient version! If so, challenge Mariko on Twitter, or email us at Questions@FitPerez.com!

Onto the recipe! Here we go:

I could eat this salad every day (Oh, wait … I have!) It is a healthy, light and refreshing meal with tons of flavor! Keep a bag of frozen cooked shrimp on hand for a quick healthy dinner in minutes: Just put the frozen shrimp in a colander, and rinse with cool water until thawed. Spice things up by adding chopped onion, cilantro and jalapeno. Rawr!

1 lb shrimp, cooked, peeled and deveined
1 cucumber, seeded and diced
1 mango, peeled and diced
Juice of 1 lime

Mix all ingredients together, and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and chili powder, and serve with tortilla chips on a bed of lettuce. For a sexy presentation, serve in a cocktail or martini glass! Enjoy!

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