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

Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza

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MIX
Equal parts rice and oat flours
hefty pinches of corn starch and baking powder
herbs and seasonings
ADD
enough water to make a paste
SPREAD
batter onto greased parchment paper on a  baking tray.
+tip, a wet spoon helps with sticky batter
BAKE
crust at 220C for 8-12min
SLATHER ON
sauce of your choice
(hummus, marinara, pesto)
TOP
with your fave meat and vege
BAKE
220C for 12-15min
depending on how many toppings & how crispy you like your crust
Ingredients used in crust here: rosemary, ginger and curry powder for crust
Toppings used here: green pesto, cured salmon, green olives, tomatoes, figs, shallot, fennel, snøfrisk (which is similar to creamy goat cheese)
Toppings used in past, tiki masala sauce (instead of pesto or tomato sauce) potatoes, kidney beans, greens, eggs, artichoke hearts, you can pretty much put whatever you want on these and its always great!
Chow happy!
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Savory Zucchini Slices

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ready for the oven

MIX TOGETHER

2C gluten-free flour mix

1C oat flour

about a Tsp of baking soda

pinch of sea or pink himalayan salt

generous sprinkling of rosemary (fresh or dried) to taste

handful of slivered almonds

ADD IN

2C of grated zucchini

2 beaten eggs

COAT PAN with olive oil

BAKE at 425F for 32minutes

REMOVE from oven, let stand for a few minutes

SLICE and chow happy 🙂

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side of hummus for an extra savory snack

Chill Out Spud Salad

Potato SaladPotato, boil and dice up

Cucumber, chop up real cute

Tomato, sliced nice

Dill, the not-so-secret, secret to chilling-out

Olives, make it salty with the salt

Lemon, keep this fresh!

Mix together and store overnight for extra taste, or east right away if your tummy growls.

Chow Happy!

 

Summer Snack

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Rev up:

(GF)Toast with dijon mustard with feta crumbles

Side of apple with cinnamon (for munching crunch and sweet)

Mixed, rinsed greens with your sweet toppings…like raisins!

 

 

 

 

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Toast with avocado and tomato with feta crumbles

Side of potato (for soft and calm)

Mixed, rinsed greens with your salty toppings…like olives!