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Apricot Bars!

2014-03-31 10.15.03

Aaaapricot Bars!

I may have stumble upon a new favorite.

We used to buy apricot logs from the grocery store on occasion, but it was definitely a love/hate relationship.

They were so tasty but the list of ingredients weren’t on my list of favorite things to put into my five year old’s body.

These ones…four ingredients. That’s it.

Into your food processor…

1/2c brazil nuts (process first)
1c of dried, organic apricots
1c of unsweetened shredded coconut
2tbsp of coconut oil

Process the nuts first until they resemble crumbs. Add in the rest and process until well combined.

Press the mixture into a parchment lined loaf pan and into the freezer they go.

Now, you can probably get away with no coconut oil, but I was too excited I had to share. They are SO good!

Store in the freezer – or the fridge. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Coconut Tart (Raw)

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Raw. Vegan. Gluten Free. Oh, and it is delicious!

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For the base…

1c of oats
1/2c of unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2c of soaked, pitted dates
1/2c ground flax seeds
1/4c of coconut oil
1tbsp of agave

Toss all of the above into your food processor for a minute or two and then press the mixture evenly onto the bottom of a round tart pan…about eight or nine inches.

Place the base into the freezer while you make the the next layer.

For the top…

1.5c of unsweetened shredded coconut
1c of soaked pitted dates
1/2c of coconut oil
1/2c of raw cacao powder
1/4c of coconut flour
a pinch of vanilla

Process all of this in your food processor until smooth and then evenly press this mixture down on top of your base.

Place it back into the freezer for about an hour and voila!

You should get about 16 – 18 pieces with this recipe.

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Parsnip & Cashew Sushi

2014-01-16 10.01.31

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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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Zucchini Roll Ups

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Zucchini Roll Ups!

YUM!

Using a carrot or potato peeler, peel the zucchini lengthwise.

You should get about twelve thin strips from one medium sized zucchini.

Make the pesto of your choice.

Lay a zucchini strip down and spread a generous amount of pesto over it leaving about half an inch at the end. Roll the zucchini up, toward the end with no pesto and voila!

Make one, eat one.  🙂

Today we made a kale & pistachio pesto…

Ingredients for the pesto:

  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • 1/2c of raw pistachios
  • 1/4c of olive or hemp oil
  • 1 or 2 cloves of garlic
  • a pinch of Himalayan salt

Place all of the ingredients into a food processor and process until well combined, resembling a paste.

Yummy afternoon snack or early evening appy!

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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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