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March 30, 2013

Raw pumpkin superfood granola

1 cup pumpkin seed pulp ( from making pumpkin seed milk)
1/4 cup goji berries
2 TBSP raw cacao nibs
2 TBSP chia seeds
2 TBSP flax seeds
2 TBSP coconut shreds
2 TBSP raw honey, maple syrup or stevia

1. Mix in a bowl and dehydrate for 8 hours or so.
2. Enjoy with pumpkin seed milk ( or any nut milk) and fresh fruit or simply sprinkle on a fruit salad.

March 27, 2013

Pumpkin milk kefir

1 cup raw organic pumpkin seeds
4 cups filtered water
1 kefir packet ( I used body ecology)

1. Blend pumpkin seeds into a flour.
2. Blend with water and strain into a jar.
3. Add kefir packet and let air at too temperature for 24 hours.
4. Refrigerate for up to one week.

Great way to get your friendly bacteria in that beautiful belly of yours!!

March 24, 2013

Chocolate butter berry bars

Omg!! Yum!

Buckwheat or other healthy crackers
Almond butter, raw
One handful of strawberries
Sprinkle of raw cacao nibs

1. Dress your crackers and enjoy every bite!!

March 20, 2013

Apple cinnamon pancakes, gluten free

1 cup quinoa flour (oat or buckwheat flour works great too)
2 eggs
1 TBSP molasses
1/4 cup chopped dates
2 small red apples, diced and baked
1 TBSP cinnamon
Dash nutmeg and cloves

1. Cook apples with a splash of water till moist.
2. Mix together ingredients and spoon 1/2 cup scoops into a pan with coconut oil.
3. Cook 2 minutes each side on medium heat.

Serve with a bit of coconut oil or if you wish honey. These were delicious on their own! One of my favorite pancake recipes ever!!

March 18, 2013

Vegan Cauliflower soup

2 veggie bullion cubes, organic
4 cups filtered water
1/2 cup ground buckwheat
2 cups cauliflower
1 large onion

1. Bring to a boil for 15 minutes.
2. Reduce to simmer and add the following:

Handful of chopped parsley
2 TBSP coconut oil
1 TSP tamari
1 cup almond milk
Cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt

3. Simmer for 10 minutes and serve!!

March 13, 2013

Red lentil curry burgers

These are delicious and egg-free! I added a secret ingredient to hold the burgers together- banana!

1 cup red lentils, soaked 6-8 hours
1 banana
1/3 cup chickpea flour
2 TBSP golden flax seeds
1 TSP curry
1TSP turmeric
Dash of Himalayan sea salt

1. Place red lentils in a saucepan and add enough water to just cover lentils.
2. Bring to a boil for 3 minutes and reduce to medium. Cook for 15 minutes.
3. In the saucepan add remaining ingredients. Form into patties.
4. Melt 1 TSP coconut oil in a frying pan and fry patties on each side about 3 minutes.

We ate our burgers with greek olives and mustard.

March 09, 2013

Cherry cashew pancakes, gluten-free, vegan optional

1 cup buckwheat pancakes
1 egg (or 1 TBSP flax with 3 TBSP water)
3/4 water
1/4 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup raw cashews
1 TSP cinnamon
Dash of stevia

1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
2. Cook on stove with coconut oil about 3-4 minutes in each side, medium heat.
3. Top with fresh jam, almond butter or raw honey.

High in protein, fiber, and great for the kidneys and the blood. And tastes like dessert!

March 06, 2013

Raspberries and cream oatmeal


I understand that eating frozen foods means I am eating food which has lost its qi (life force), however I make an exception with organic frozen berries. This dish is delicious without a hint of sugar. I feel energized to begin my day.

1 cup steel cut oats (I used half a cup of steel cut oats and half a cup of ground quinoa)
2.5 cups almond milk or water
3/4 cup raspberries
1 TBPS cinnamon
Dash Himalayan salt

1. Bring all ingredients to a boil for 3 minutes. Lower heat and simmer for another 5 minutes.
2. Add coconut oil, raspberries or coconut flakes to your desire.

This recipe is a keeper!!

March 04, 2013

Strawberry banana stuffed pancakes


1 cup gluten free flour (I used quinoa)
2 eggs, organic
1/1 cup water or nut milk
1/2 purée
1 TBSP local raw honey (mine is thyme flavored)

2-3 local organic bananas
2 handfuls organic strawberries

Shredded coconut
Raw local honey or maple syrup

1. Mix in a bowl.
2. Fry with coconut oil on each side about two minutes over medium-high heat.
3. Top with purée and fresh cut banana, strawberries and coconut.

March 02, 2013

Dried apricots, nature's candy!

Dried apricots belong to the rose family (along with plums) and are rich in soluble fiber, which binds to fatty tissues and excretes fat from the body. They also contain non heme iron, cartenoids (antioxidants), potassium and vitamin A, which keeps our cells and immune system healthy and vibrant. One half cup provides 50% of our daily requirements of Vitamin A!

For those of you weary of the sugar content, dried fruits are actually great for the blood and eaten in small amounts strengthen the spleen. Just be careful to not go overboard, as with any food source.

Dried fruit loses some of its water soluble vitamins through the drying process however various other nutrients in dried fruit are greatly enhanced.