New Recipe...Banana nut bread

This recipe tastes great, which is quite unexpected, because it is gluten, dairy and sugar free. 

3 large over-ripe bananas

1/2 C grapeseed oil (can sub organic coconut oil or raw butter)

1/2 C maple syrup

3 organic eggs

1 C. brown rice flour (sifted)

1 C. white rice flour (sifted)

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp xanthan gum

1 tsp. Himalayan or Celtic sea salt

3 packages of Stevia

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup walnuts or pecans

Optional...I added 1 cup organic diced strawberries

preheat oven to 325 degrees F

mix all wet ingredients preferably with a stand mixer

mix all dry ingredients and add slowly to  the wet

grease liberally 2 bread pans

bake for 1 hour... let cool and ENJOY!


Creamy dairy and sugar free pumpkin egg nog.

  1 frozen over-ripe banana

   3 heaping tablespoons pumpkin puree

   1/2 cup organic coconut or almond milk (or even rice milk)

   2 eggs

   1 - 2 packages of organic stevia (depending on how sweet you want it)

   1/4 tsp allspice

   1/4 - 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

   1/4 tsp. nutmeg

   1 tsp. vanilla

   Blend for about 2 minutes...yummy

   optional ... dash of salt, 1 tsp maca  (I use these options)

                    1/4 cup frozen coconut

   This recipe does not have a stevia after-taste

   If you can't stand the thought of eating raw egg, put all ingredients in a pan and heat to just before boiling while constantly stirring, cool, refrigerate and then enjoy. Remember, too much heat kills the enzymes that make food digestible.

Cooking from scratch can be both fun and therapeutic, but most importantly, it allows us to avoid all of the unhealthy chemicals in bought food. You can feel and taste the difference.


Rice Bread for a bread machine

 

This is a great tasting bread for a gluten free diet (or not). The disadvantage is that it uses ingredients not commonly found in your baking supplies. Nearly all ingredients can be found at the Amish store near Elkton, KY or at Krogers. The end product is usually not brown on top, but golden brown on the sides and bottom. I am using a Welbilt bread machine that has 10 basic settings. I use setting #1 for this recipe. The entire cycle takes 2 hrs 45 minutes. It is important to add ingredients in the listed order.   Makes a 1 pound loaf.

 

1 cup distilled water

1/3 cup rice milk

3 eggs

1 tsp apple cider or rice vinegar

4 TB organic coconut oil

2 tablespoons honey

1 tsp sea salt

1 & 1/2 cup white rice flour

2/3 cup brown rice flour

1 & 1/2 tsp xanthan or guar gum (can substitute 1 1/2 tbsp. psyllium husk powder)

2 tsp quick rise yeast

 

optional: 2 TB flax meal (after flour)

              I-2 tsps. chia seeds 

              Can be basted with egg whites

 

Basic white bread  for bread machine

note: gluten sensitivity is responsible for a lot of inflammation. Many health problems can be eliminated by going gluten free.

1 cup filtered or distilled water

2 TB organic coconut oil

2 TB honey or 1/8 tsp Stevia

1 & 1/2  tsp sea salt

3 cups organic white flour

2 & 1/4 tsp yeast

makes 1 & 1/2 pound loaf

Use basic cycle 2 (2 hrs. 50 minutes)

 

 Wheat bread for bread machine

1 cup filtered or distilled water

1 TB organic coconut oil

1/4 cup honey

1 tsp sea salt

1 & 1/2 cup organic whole wheat flour

1 & 1/2 cup organic white flour

1 TB yeast

makes 1 & 1/2 pound loaf

Use wheat cycle 4 (4 hrs 20-30 minutes)

 

 Recipes using Stevia  are the liquid Stevia Glycerite or organic "Better Stevia packets) available at Iherb.com

All natural Stevia is said to be 60 times sweeter by volume then sugar and is the only healthy sugar substitute. The liquid does have an aftertaste but is milder than dry Stevia and is similar to the kind of aftertaste you get from aspertame and other sugar substitutes. When used in baking, I have not been able to detect an aftertaste.

The reason Stevia is suggested to replace sugar is because of the many detrimental effects of sugar in the American diet. We consume far too much and it is certainly wise to limit or eliminate all sugar from our diet. I know how hard that is to do. Most of us are addicted to sugar. See this site for an article on just a few of the serious health issues steming from sugar.

 


 

Pumpkin bars  (my favorite)

Ingredients:

4 eggs

1 cup organic coconut oil (can substitute with raw butter)

1 cup honey

1 cup organic brown sugar or 1/4 tsp of liquid stevia or 4-5 packets (can use another 3/4 cup of honey)

          (If you want, use organic stevia packets for part of the sugar.. 1 packet roughly equals 1/4 C. sugar)

2 cups of fresh cooked and mashed pumpkin (or 15-16 0z. can)

2 cups all-purpose organic flour

2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ginger

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease with organic coconut oil a 9x13 glass pan.

Mix oil, honey, eggs, sugar and pumpkin. Add dry ingredients and mix together. Stir into pumpkin mixture. bake 25 minutes. Cool and cut into bars and serve or frost with cream cheese frosting.

 

Cream cheese frosting

1/2 cup butter

8 oz cream cheese

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp pure vanilla

Warm the butter and cream cheese in a pan, not in the microwave. Use a mixer and mix thoroughly, add vanilla and mix thoroughly again. Add and mix the sugar slowly.

Be sure to be thorough and evenly mix the frosting and spread with a spatula. YUM!

 

   

Sweet Potato Chips  (healthy snack from Dr. Asa Andrews)
 
2 sweet potatoes
4 TBS purified water
1 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
Pinch of Cayenne (optional)

Wash and slice sweet potatoes/yams into thin slices (1/8 inches). Blend all other ingredients. Dip slices in spice mixture. Place on plastic sheets or wax parchment paper and place in dehydrator and process at 105 degrees until dry and brittle. In lieu of a dehydrator,the food may be placed on a lightly oiled tray and dried in an oven for several hours at a low temperature.

Other organic vegetables may be substituted: cucumber, tomato, eggplant, zucchini,parsnip etc. Serve with dips, if desired. Experiment with spice mixtures for new flavors. For fun, make a fruit snack using the same method.

Crunchy nutritious between meal snacks you will enjoy!

 

Baked french cut potatoes

I have a thin cut french fry potato slicer that makes thin cut fries . Grease large pan and set oven for 450 degrees. Cut fries and place them in a plastic bag. Add sea salt and grapeseed oil or some other healthy high temperature oil. (read oil info first on this website    http://www.truthaboutabs.com/unhealthy-vs-healthy-cooking-oils.html ) I am going to try melting organic coconut oil and pouring that in the bag with sea salt, because I know it is a really healthy, high temperature oil. You can add onion salt, paprika or other spices to the bag...shake it up and dump onto greased

pan. bake about 20 minutes.  

 

 My morning power smoothy (tastes like a spicy chocolate shake)

 I use ripe bananas, peeled and frozen in chunks (a good way to use up over-ripe bananas)  Place in blender and blend till smooth.

2-3 chunks of frozen banana

2/3 c. organic coconut or almond milk

1 c. organic spinach or kale

chunk of unsweetened frozen coconut

1 or 2 raw organic eggs

a handful of walnuts or pecans

1 package of organic stevia (roughly equivalent to 1/4 c. sugar)

2 heaping tablespoons unsweetened plain yogurt (or not, if dairy sensitive)

1/4 tsp. organic cinamon

a pinch of cayene pepper

1 or 2 tsps. dark cocoa

3-4 pieces of ice

(This smoothy looks like a muddy chocolate shake, due to the greens in it, but it tastes great)

You might do like I do sometimes...trying other stuff, like mushrooms, bean sprouts, red grapes, raw seseme, raw sunflower, chia or raw pumpkin seeds etc.. Keep in mind, that this recipe is very light in calories, but adding more fruit or anything sweet may cause you to lose that benefit. Blueberries or raspberries are best fruit to add, besides bananas.  It is very healthy (promotes healthy bacteria in the gut) and will help you with satisfying hunger, without adding weight and it will aid in regularity.

 

Homemade & tasty probiotics
In 2005, an investigation by the Environmental Working Group (EWG)1 revealed the presence of 287 different toxins in the cord blood of 10 babies. Most babies born today also have compromised gut flora, setting the stage for a number of potentially serious health problems, including a heightened risk for allergies and vaccine damage. A woman can provide her child with the best possible head-start by cleaning out her own toxic burden and optimizing her own gut health before getting pregnant. It's important to realize that the healing process can take some time though. It's not an overnight fix.

 

You have heard about the health benefits of probiotics, but they are very expensive. The following is a recipe for cucumber kimchi, which is a more powerful, natural and very tasty, probiotic that you can eat with any meal as a side dish and is not nearly as expensive. Health problems, such as diverticulitis, began showing up with the advent of processed foods, so avoid processed foods, particularly sweets. Eat plenty of fiber.  

I recommend all ingredients be organic where possible or buy from a local farmers market, asking the seller if he sprays chemicals on his produce. To be sure, clean and soak all veggies in water with some white vinegar added. This will remove chemical residues but is not a substitute for real organic produce. If the produce is waxed, you can scrub brush it with dish detergent and warm water, then rinse with clean, filtered water.

Cucumber kimche

10-15 average size cucumbers...cut these up in bite-size chunks in  a large glass bowl, add a tablespoon of sea salt, stir to coat the cucumbers with the salt. cover and let set overnight.

 Add three stalks of green onions and a small to medium yellow onion cut up in a similar fashion.

 Add 2-3 tablespoons of Korean red pepper flakes (you will probably have to go to a oriental food store or on line to get this) and a tsp. of organic sugar. Add a tsp. of minced raw garlic.  Mix thoroughly.

 Place in refer overnight. The next day pack tightly in jars, seal them up and place back in the fridge. This makes a great side dish with lunch or dinner. It is ready to use, but should be consumed within a week because it loses it's crispness over time.  Enjoy!

 

More easy Probiotics...sauerkraut (much more potent than pills...up to 50 times more)

Get some organic cabbage, finely shred it and place in a bowl (not metal) or crock with a tablespoon of sea salt. stir to thoroughly coat the cabbage with salt. Use a potato masher and mash until juice is pressed out of it.  Let stand over night with a plate, saucer or anything non-metal as a lid. Place some kind of weight on the lid to keep some pressure on the cabbage. Taste to see if it suits you. If it needs to be more tangy, let it stay out another day or two.  Place in jars and press down with a fork until juice comes to the top. Fill to within 1/2 inch from the top. Put a clean lid on it and leave loose. Refrigerate and "Voila", you have home made sauerkraut. You can add a little bit of caraway seed before you ferment, to each jar for a German style kraut. Another method, if you want to avoid the salt) is to use organic celery juice instead of salt to ferment the cabbage.

 

See the link for anti-cancer soup  

 http://www.diseaseproof.com/archives/recipes-dr-fuhrmans-famous-anticancer-soup.html

 Home made tooth paste...no aspartame, no sodium laural sulfate (an industrial cleaner, often used in car washes), no fluoride, see link..

http://www.naturalnews.com/030123_fluoride_babies.html

Nearly all tooth pastes contain the above harmful ingredients. People, get it in your heads! Industry does not care about your health! They are interested in one thing and one thing only...selling their product.  This recipe contains only healthy ingredients and actually cleans, whitens and prevents cavities, gum disease and is very resistent to tartar build-up. It is not original with me. It was used for decades before commercial products came on the market.

 

Use a small colored glass jar (I used a brown vitamin jar; peroxide ingredient is light sensitive)

fill jar to about 2/3 full of baking soda

add 1 packet of stevia or a tsp. of xylitol

pour peroxide slowly into jar, stirring and mixing as you pour, until a pasty consistency*

add 1-3 drops of organic peppermint oil

Do not tighten lid...allow for expansion.

 

*Drug store peroxide is OK, as long as you don't swallow it, because it may contain other ingredients not considered palatable. I prefer to use food grade peroxide which is available on line pretty reasonably.  It is typically 30%, so it must be diluted to 3%.  You also need to be careful handling 30% peroxide. At that concentration, it must be refrigerated and it will burn skin on contact. It is the same product, when diluted and has many uses, including a great wash for fruit and vegetables.


 Corn Cakes recipe...(See the Mexican option at bottom)

goes well with any meal, but I like them with soup or stew, especially.  All ingredients must be organic.

1 cup of organic corn meal

1/2 cup quinoa cooked separately

3 tablespoons coconut oil (warm to melt)

1 cup coconut or almond milk

2 eggs (beaten, of course)

a pinch of sea salt

2 tsp. baking powder (aluminum free)

mix well and pour in pancake style puddles in coconut oil greased, very hot skillet. brown and serve with raw butter.  YUM!

optional:  flavor with grated onion to taste.  Try adding some organic corn, onion, green pepper, sharp cheddar cheese and a small amount of jalapeno pepper for Mexican style corn cakes. Fry till somewhat crispy.


Yum, Yum!

Note: You can buy freeze dried organic corn at http://iherb.com or at http://naturalnews.com 

Make your own rose petal products. Rose essential oil is very expensive, but a wonderful substance. You can make many companion products using rose petals from your own roses.  Click here.


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