Marzipan In a Jar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warm coconut oil in a saucepan

Mix in enough almond meal to create a paste

While warm, add in some dashes of cinnamon, nutmeg and spread into a jar

Scoop into breakfast with berries or enjoy with drizzled chocolate, among many delicious opportunities that may arise over coffee and tea

 

AM Oaties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serve them with fruit and goji yogurt sauce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try them topped with toasted coconut or buckwheat kernels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try out with vanilla and molasses sauce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make them purple with fresh berries from the forest.

Hot Date Bars

Ok, not hot like a candle, but spicy warmth to share. Check out the video here. 

 

 

What you need:

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

 

 

 

 

Then go ahead:

Mix all together, prepare to get your (clean) hands in there

Plop on a piece of wax paper and squish out to desired depth

Cut into snack pieces, wrap with wax paper or your favourite reusable snack cloth. Viola! Tastes great in ice cream, smoothies, oats, and on their own.

Chow happy!

 

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.

 

Stuff with:

Brunost (brown cheese) and cucumbers

Brown deli mustard and salmon, dill sprinkles

 

 

Chiaseed Jam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soak some spoonfuls of chiaseeds in water

Blend in a cup or so of rinsed, frozen berries

Store what’s not used in a sealed jar for about 5 days

 

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

These are great alternative to 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-me-up

Ok, these are really great anytime! While persimmons are an autumnal fruit, the dried version works any time of year. We found these incredible morsels at the San Luis Obispo farmer’s market from Mt. Olive Organic Farm Just dried persimmon and not a dab of refined or added sugar to be found.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chop up some persimmons and stir into a mixture of gluten-free flours

Mix together about 1C each of buckwheat and oat flours

Tbsp of baking powder

Hefty shakes of cinnamon, and a few gentle shakes of nutmeg if you’re nice

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. Also great with a dab of yoghurt.

Chow happy!

 

Chow happy idea: Add to a bowl of GF oats

Cocos Kakao Spread

Palm-oil free chocolate spread…mmmmm…..desert that’s good for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cocos Kakao Spread

Melt coconut oil in saucepan

Add non-alkalized chocolate powder

Unsalted almond butter

Raw honey

 

Mix all these 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 glass 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.