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    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. Ciao happy! Spicy warmth to share. Check out the video here.Β   

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    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

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    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

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    Beet Cake

    2 medium beets 2 cups plain unsweetened milk 1 Tbsp cream of tartar 1.5 cups sugar of choice (Yoto digs coconut sugar) 1/2 cup melted coconut oil 1 Tbsp vanilla extract 1.5 cups oat flour 3/4 cup almond flour (ground up fresh or from a bag) 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder Pinch of salt (always love sea salt) FROSTING 1 cup plain soymilk 1/3 cup coconut milk (may use lite coconut milk) 1 1/4 cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/3 cup cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup water until smooth 2 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut (optional) 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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!

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    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…