Author: Yoto Studio

Hot Date Bars

GRAB Dates, smush em up after taking out the pit

Flax seed, ground or grind-up the seeds in a blender or coffee grinder

Ginger and cinnamon powder to taste (about 1-2tsp each)

Heaping spoonful of cold pressed coconut oil

Get your (clean) hands in there to mix it all together

Press between two sheets of wax paper to desired depth

Slice bite size pieces, separate with wax paper

Add to ice cream, smoothies, oats, and on their own.

Chow happy!

Spicy warmth to share. Check out the video here. 

 

Lefse by Candlelight

The first try at making lefse turned out ok, though some things maybe are better left for purchasing at the market. The best result might have been the smell and experimenting with different ingredients to roll up in the lefse.

 

 

 

 

 

I really had no idea what I was doing, but made the dough, rolled it out as thin as I could, then cooked in the pan until golden and warm.

Roll the Lefse With:
Brunost (brown cheese) and cucumbers
Brown deli mustard and salmon, dill sprinkles

Topping tryout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The best part of making pizza at home? Making it however you want!

Spread out the dough

Top with whatever tasty toppings you’ve got

Kidney beans and spring greens turned out totally delightful along with a mix of tomatoes and other delightfully common assortments

The sauce was made out of tomato paste and fresh herbs like basil, rosemary, thyme, and black pepper

Belly Soothing Baked Goods

Variation on bread or crackers-to put honey on, dip in soups, have with coffee, or settle an upset stomach. Plain and versatile!

Belly Soothing Baked Goods

Mix together

Rice flour (about 2C)

Oats (the quick or long cooking kind, as long as the grain is flat, gluten-free to keep the recipe celiac friendly)

Add a dash of sea salt

Make a bowl shape in the bowl

Whisk together three eggs, then mix into the flour with enough water to make the dough wet and spreadable

Tin foil or parchment line a baking tray, spread out olive or coconut oil to grease.

 

Bake for about 40min at 400C, less for chewy, more for crisp results.

Chow happy!

 

Persimmon Perk-Up

While persimmons are an autumnal fruit, these are great anytime! These incredible morsels of Persimmon from the San Luis Obispo farmer’s market are from Mt. Olive Organic Farm. Making the sweet in this recipe straight from dried persimmon & not a dab of refined or added sugar to be found.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHOP dried  persimmons
STIR into a mixture of gluten-free flours
MIX  1C each, Buckwheat & Oat flours, 1Tbsp baking powder
SHAKE in cinnamon & nutmeg if you like
MIX together with enough warm water to form a paste/doughlike consisency
PLOP onto a parchment lined baking tray, oiled with coconut oil
BAKE at 200C for about 10min or until cooked the way you like
SERVE with Matcha latter, earl grey, or coffee.
CIAO HAPPY!

Chow happy idea: Add to a bowl of GF oats

Cocos Kakao Spread

Palm-oil free chocolate spread.

Cocos Kakao Spread

Melt coconut oil in saucepan

Add non-alkalized chocolate powder

Unsalted almond butter

Raw honey

MIX together, adding the honey to the desired sweetness. More cocoa and almond butter for spreadable thickness or less for more syrupy consistency.

SPREAD on toast, ice cream, fruit, etc.

STORE in a jar in the fridge for as long as it lasts…which likely won’t be long!

Chow happy!

Nettle tincture

Simple stinging nettle to feel better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stinging nettle is often considered a weed, something that grows in abundance in the countryside. Something you don’t want to touch, but if you can get your hands on the dried stuff-make yourself a nice tea.

A heaping spoonful will make a regular cup, but for a more serious dose of the healthy stuff, dump a bunch of leaves into a big bowl and pour boiling water over the top. Let sit overnight and store the tincture in the fridge or on a cool pantry shelf for a day or so.

You can apply the tincture directly to stiff or sore joints by warming a cloth in this on the stove. To take internally, drinking warm is recommended. Alleviate hay fever and other common under-the-weather feelings. Stinging nettle supports healthy liver juncture, which helps to regulate hormones-making this tincture useful for addressing several mild ailments and malaise, and making your body feel more in balance.

 

 

 

 

Better beet salad

An autumnal blend of simple delish.

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Better beet salad

Wash and chopp beet greens

Slice red onion and carrots

Steam with water

 

Top with cooked Mung Beans

Sliced sun-dried tomatoes and olives

Lovely drizzle cold-pressed olive oil

Viola! Chow happy!
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To cook California Grown Organic Mung Beans (1 Lb)

wash the beans

soak overnight or two in water until beans begin to sprout

rinse the beans

cook beans until they are soft

While mung beans beans are full of protein, this dish tastes excellent with white fish or venison meat

 

Potet sopp suppe

pototoBOIL diced up potatoes

PREHEAT OVEN TO 220C

SLICE UP carrots, leek, celery stalks

DRAIN potatoes & spread on oiled, foil lined baking tray

SPICE IT UP WITH
Black pepper
Paprika
Tumberic
Drizzle of olive oil
ROAST veggies 20-45minutes at 220C
SAUTEE mushrooms on the skillet with some ginger spice

PUREE most of the roasted veggies
+add water until you achieve the thickness you like
+add chunks of goat cheese or other white cheese and bring pot to boil, stirring often

GARNISH with the mushrooms & veggies
Viola! Chow happy!
soup dinner
cosy autumn dinner and a movie