Follow Me on Pinterest

September 30, 2012

Roasted Chestnuts with Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

A delicious quick meal, very healing for the pancreas and kidneys and a great way to kickstart the new autumn month of October!

2 sweet potatoes
1 cup roasted chestnuts
Coconut Oil
Honey (optional)

Peel potatoes and steam for about 15 minutes.
Toss with chestnuts, coconut oil, cinnamon and honey.

September 26, 2012

Raw cinnamon chocolate layer cake with lemon and vanilla frosting

Alternate both these recipes for the layer cake. The Cinnamon Layer cake can be split in two so you have three total layers, one chocolate and two cinnamon, to play with. 
Make double the frosting, one recipe can have vanilla and the other recipe can have the juice of one lemon (as below).
Lemon Frosting
1.5 cups raw cashews
2-4 TBSP honey, depending on sweetness desired
Juice of 1 large lemon
Vanilla Frosting
1.5 cups raw cashews
2-4 TBSP honey, depending on sweetness desired
1 TSP vanilla
Use Seasonal fruit for topping
1. Process cashews, till finely ground, add honey, and blend in lemon or vanilla to taste.
2. Layer alternating flavors between layers.
3. Top with fresh seasonal fruit and herbs for decoration.

September 23, 2012

Raw Creamy Lemon Butter Cupcakes

3 cups Medjool dates
2 cups nuts (almonds, pecans and/or walnuts)
1 TBSP cinnamon
1.5 cups raw cashews
Juice of 1 large lemon
2-4 TBSP honey, depending on sweetness desired
1 TSP vanilla
Seasonal fruit for topping

1. Process nuts and dates with cinnamon till mixture forms a ball.
2. Push dough into a cupcake tin (put a bit of water in the pan to make sure batter doesn't stick).
3. Process cashews till finely ground and blend in lemon, honey and vanilla to taste.
4. Put one large spoonful of cashew butter in each cupcake.
5. Top with seasonal fruit.

I used a mini cookie cutter to form teddy bears and hearts for a pretty garnish!

September 19, 2012

Raw Banoffee Tier Pie, Oh yes!!!

Too good to be true, really!!

1 cup almonds and walnuts (mixed)
1.5 cups Medjool dates, fresh and gooey
Dash cinnamon

1. Blend and place in three small pie pans (to make a tier cake)

1 cup semi-soaked cashews
2-3 bananas
2 TBSP coconut oil
1-2 TBSP raw Greek honey

1. Process in blender and pour into crusts.
2. Freeze for a few hours.
3. Before serving, remove from freezer, top with fresh bananas and walnuts.

All you banana lovers, THIS PIE IS AMAZING!!!

September 17, 2012

Fresh Gluten-Free Pasta Napoleon, vegan optional

1 package gluten-free pasta (I love soba noodles, but I used brown rice noodles here)
Large organic Tomatoes, diced
Fresh basil (homegrown is BEST!)
Olive oil
Pepper (Cayenne is best, but we used black)
Fresh hard organic goat cheese (optional)

1. Prepare pasta by boiling 5-8 minutes.
2. Top with fresh tomatoes, basil, olive oil, basil and oregano (cheese is optional)

I prefer to top with fresh almond cheese!!

September 14, 2012

This is why I buy Organic foods!!

Look at the little grasshopper that greeted me this afternoon as I was washing a fresh head of lettuce. A good sign no chemicals were used to keep this cutie away!

September 12, 2012

Cheesy Green grape salad, vegan optional

1/2 head organic cabbage, diced fine
2 organic carrots, shredded fine
2 handfuls fresh organic green grapes
1/3 cup organic goat or nut cheese
Handful of fresh organic parsley

Cold-pressed Olive oil
Honey (optional)
Lemon Juice

Makes two delicious salads!

September 09, 2012

Homemade Pumpkin Protein Bars

1/3 cup cashew butter
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 TSP coconut oil
3 TBSP raw Greek honey or Agave
1/4 cup raw hemp protein powder (add up to 1/3 cup protein powder)
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds (a little less than 1/4 cup)

1. Mix in a bowl.
2. Form into patties.
3. Refrigerate to set.

Stays fresh for 10 days in the fridge. Makes two protein bars.

September 07, 2012

Raw Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies

Come and Get em!! 
3 bananas
1 TBSP cinnamon
1 cup ground raw walnuts
1 cup ground raw cashews
1 TSP raw cacao or raw carob powder
2 TBSP raw cacao nibs
2 TBSP shredded coconut (optional)
2 TBSP raw Greek honey

1. Mix ingredients in a bowl.
2. Form into patties
3. Dust with raw cacao and a drizzle of honey.
4. Top with a walnut half or two almonds to form a heart.
5. Dehydrate for about 4 hours (if you don't have a dehydrator you can use your oven, just turn the heat all the way to the lowest setting, crack open the door and put the fan on).