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Vegan Cheez Bits!

September 30th, 2013 020

A quarter cup of Earth Balance soy free ‘butter’, one cup of Daiya ‘cheese’ (any flavor will do), one cup of spelt flour, half a teaspoon of turmeric, half a teaspoon of sea salt and two tablespoons plus one teaspoon of cold water.

THIS is what you need to make our version of vegan cheez-bits.

I have to say that I have never tried the original, but these are pretty darn tasty and I bet they will disappear from the lunchbox.

Place the Earth Balance into your food processor with your Daiya cheese and process until combined.

Add in the dry ingredients and process again.

Add in the water and mix for another five seconds.

Put the mixture into a bowl and get your hands in there. Squish is all about and form into a disc. Place it in the fridge for thirty minutes and then you’re ready to roll…literally. Roll the dough out fairly thin and slice into strips and then squares with a pastry cutter. Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven for fifteen minutes. Turn the oven off and leave then in there to crisp up for another thirty minutes while the oven cools off.

Store in an air tight container (or in the freezer) and enjoy!

YUM!

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Kale & Cauliflower Salad

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I think we may have stumbled onto something here.   🙂

I’ve never big a super big fan of raw cauliflower, but I can’t stop eating this one! It so good for you and very simple to throw together.

Finely chop one head of cauliflower and one bunch of kale. Toss into a bowl and set aside.

Place half a cup of cilantro, a quarter cup of flaxseed oil and one or two cloves of garlic into your food processor and process until well combined.

Pour the ‘dressing’ over your cruciferous veggies and mix well. Sprinkle a few pomegranate seeds over the top, maybe a few pistachios and try to share!

Happy, HEALTHY New Year!

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Cranberry Carob Balls

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Yum.

Really, yum!

So simple and so nutritious.
Here’s a great snack you can pop in your mouth and feel good about eating. Great way to get some healthy fats and fiber into your body and by using carob you are eliminating caffeine!

Toss a quarter cup of raw carob powder, a quarter cup of flax seeds, half a cup unsweetened shredded coconut, half a cup of pitted, soaked dates, a heaping tablespoon of maca powder (optional!) and a quarter cup of *slightly dehydrated cranberries into your food processor and process until it’s all combined.

Remove the blade and roll the mixture into bites size pieces and store them in the fridge.

This recipe made twelve balls and can easily be doubled.

They’re delicious – try them!   🙂

*For the cranberries…I placed a half a cup of fresh cranberries into a dish and placed them in the oven on the lowest temp (170) for about an hour. They were perfect. Can easily be done in your dehydrator.

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Apple Spelt Cookies

September 15th, 2013 031

I love Sundays.

I love them even more now that I have back to school snacks to bake!

So fun.

These were going to be muffins, but we baked them as cookies.  Super moist!

We’ll store them in the freezer and pack a couple each day this week for lunch.  They’ll be perfect for snack time!

What you’ll need…

  • 1.5c of spelt flour
  • 1/2c of cooked quinoa
  • 1tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1tsp of vanilla powder (or liquid)
  • 1tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2tsp of turmeric
  • 1tsp of baking soda
  • 1tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2c ‘Native Forest’ coconut oil
  • 1/2c of coconut sugar (maybe a little less)
  • 1/2c of homemade almond milk
  • 1 grated apple (medium size)

Mix all of the above goodness together…I use my hands.  🙂

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Use a soup spoon and scoop the mixture onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for twelve minutes.

We made eighteen cookies with this recipe.

These cookies are super yummy and not overly sweet… just the way we like it.

Happy, healthy eating y’all!

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Blackberry Chia Jam

July 28th, 2013 033

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It really doesn’t get much simpler than this.

🙂

You only need two ingredients and a teeny, tiny bit of patience and you have jam!

Raw jam.

No added sugar or pectin and no heat!  Just berries and chia.

First, place a cup of berries (any kind will work) into your vitamix or blender and whiz away until it’s a liquid.

Pour your berry juice into a small bowl and then stir in two tablespoons of chia seeds.

Let it stand for a few minutes and then give it another stir.

It’ll take about fifteen minutes or so for the chia seeds to work their magic…so worth the wait.

Pair this goodness with a bit of Dastony’s organic, raw, stone ground coconut butter… YUM!

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