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Raw Date Squares!

Date Bars

OMGoodness, I simply must give these away to the neighbors before they are devoured.

Yep, they’re that good.

For the crust & topping…

1c of unsweetened, shredded coconut
1/2c (plus 1/4c for after processing) of GF oats
1/2c of pecans or walnuts
1/4c of soaked, pitted dates
1/4c of coconut oil

Process all of the above in your food processor, except for the extra quarter cup of oats…once everything is well combined, transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the remaining oats.

Take half of that mixture and press it into a parchment lined loaf pan.

For the date filling…

1c of soaked dates
1 heaping tablespoon of coconut oil

Strain the soaked dates to remove all of the excess liquid…no need to squeeze them though.

Place them into your food processor with the coconut oil and process until smooth.

Spread over the top of your crust and then cover with the remaining coconut/oat mixture.

Press firmly so that it all comes together and place in the fridge for at least four hours.

Absolutely delish!

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Banana Pistachio Cardamom Ice Cream!

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No words.

Seriously delicious.

All you need for two…

  • 2 large bananas
  • 6tbsp of homemade almond milk
  • 1tbsp of agave or the sweetener of your choice
  • 1tbsp of raw pistachios
  • a pinch of ground cardamom

Slice your bananas and place them into the freezer for at least four hours…today we left ours for eight.

Once they are frozen, place them into the food processor with the remainder of the ingredients and process until smooth.

Serve right away or store in the freezer.

Top with a few pistachios and enjoy!

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Parsnip & Cashew Sushi

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Oh, these are so good!

I know it looks quite similar to the previous post, but it doesn’t taste anything like it.   🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1/2c of chopped parsnip
  • 1/4c of raw cashews
  • ½ sheet of (raw)   nori
  • 1 cucumber
  • ½ an avocado

Remove the skin from your cucumber.

Using a vegetable peeler, slice your cucumber into ‘ribbons’ lengthwise. Set aside.

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Place the parsnip, cashews and nori into your food processor and process until well combined, kind of resembling rice.  🙂

Spread about a tablespoon of the parsnip mixture down the middle of the cucumber ribbon, leaving a bit of room at each end. Roll up like a sushi roll, top it with a piece of avocado and enjoy!

Super simple and super nutritious!

Happy, healthy eating y’all!

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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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Creamy Mushroom & Wild Rice Casserole

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I don’t know that I can wait until dinner.   Yep, it’s that good.

🙂

We’re calling it a casserole because it’s super easy to make this one ahead and pop into the oven for dinner. We made the wild rice yesterday… a big pot of it to use throughout the week. For this recipe you’ll need two cups of cooked wild rice. This recipe will give you about four servings, but it can easily be doubled.

For the creamy mushroom sauce…

  • 12-15 mushrooms
  • 2-4 cloves of garlic
  • 1c of homemade almond cream
  • 1/4c of red star nutritional yeast
  • a generous pinch of himalayan salt
  • a dash of pepper

Chop up your mushrooms and garlic and place them into a pot. Drizzle a little bit of olive oil over them and let them sizzle on medium heat for about ten minutes. Turn down the heat just a bit and add in your almond cream and nutritional yeast, followed by the two cups of cooked wild rice. Give it all a good stir and toss in your S&P. Add a little bit of fresh thyme or basil just before serving. You can either serve it right out of the pot or you can place it in a baking dish to heat up later.

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