Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Morning Grain Bowl: Sweet Potato Oatmeal

This is so delicious no need to eat it just in the morning! Great anytime of day or night! But for simplicity sake I'm just putting it under the Morning Grain Bowl category!  

Ingredients and Method:

1 cup of quick oats:  put into a large bowl and cover with boiling water!  Add as many raisins as you like. A dash of salt and cinnamon as well. Cover and let sit for about 20-30 minutes till water is absorbed.

For today's grain bowl :  Blend 1/2 cup mashed leftover sweet potatoes plus 2 dates, 1/2 cup organic mango peach juice and 1 tbsp. maple syrup! Mix this into the oat mixture along with 1 diced fresh or frozen banana.. Pour into an ovenproof dish. See my photo below for what I used. You can either line with parchment paper or grease lightly with coconut oil.

Put into oven at 375F for about 45 minutes! I used a toaster oven as mine is large enough for the typical size round cake pan (9" I believe).

While still warm scoop into a bowl. Top with more fresh sliced bananas and sprinkle with hemp seeds!  A drizzle of maple syrup and you're ready to enjoy the best ever bowl of baked oatmeal! so good!

You can let it cool and eat as slices later as it sets up when chilled.  Or reheat back to it's original out of the oven pudding texture! I like it both ways!

How Not To Die Cookbook

There are currently 60 holds on 14 copies for this cookbook through Edmonton Public Library! I finally got my turn today! Hooray!! I always like to try before I buy! If it's worth it I'll buy it! So far it seems like it will be! The Umami sauce recipe alone looks like a winner!! 🥕🥕🥕🥕

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Trail Mix Banana Muffins

A simple muffin - no overt oils but packed with raisins, almonds and peanuts (roughly chopped) for a nice flavor boost!  It's a good idea to always have bananas ripening on the counter - make a batch or two of muffins and freeze the rest for smoothies or more muffins in the future!  

I don't measure too heavily when making anything. Below is basic plan to follow. It's your typical muffin ratio.

1/2 cup organic spelt flour
1/4 cup organic quick oats
1/4 cup unbleached organic white flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup mixed raisins, almonds, peanuts (roughly chopped)

2-3 ripe bananas (depends on size) -  mashed well
1/4 - 1/2 cup plant milk
2 tablespoons applesauce OR juice (orange or whatever)

Stir dry ingredients together in large bowl. Make a small well. Pour in your wet ingredients using folding strokes just until mixed. Don't overmix or they'll be tough. Divide evenly between six - eight muffin cups depending on size you want. I topped my muffins with extra chopped raisin, almond, peanuts.  Worked out nicely. Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes! Cool. Store overnight in a paper bag - best way to store fresh muffins! p.s. these taste good without the nuts and raisins too if you like a plain banana muffin!  💖

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the kitchen! 5 year olds love to help prepare food and my grandson Enzo is no exception. He had fun making this super simple noodle soup (3 ingredients - carrots, noodles and veggie broth)! He enjoyed eating it too!  Cooking doesn't need to be complicated or require a lot of ingredients to be healthy and inexpensive!  💖

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Organic Oats Great Value

Just wanted to showcase a very good brand of organic quick oats - Great Value! Easily available at your local Walmart. The price in Canada is $3.97. The oats are made in Canada - so basically you are supporting Canadian farmers by purchasing these!  The quality is 10/10 imo!!

I hope my peace monkey made you smile!  😆   Smiling is very healthy!  😍

Raw Vegan Lunch

Most delicious crackers ever! Once you have tasted these anything else just tastes blah! They are crunchy, healthy, gluten free, raw vegan that blows any other cracker out of the water! Made with love by @justtheplantsmaam who happens to be my daughter!  She has made a lot of beautiful raw vegan creations!  They definitely have a lot of artistic appeal and they are very flavorful. Here is a photo of the salad rolls she made recently! So pretty!! For cracker recipe:

These crackers are made with beets, carrots, onions, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and spices. She also made the raw walnut/pecan taco flavored "croutons", the cashew cream and the guacamole. Amazing flavor on all counts! Enjoyed all these delights for lunch yesterday! I'm very lucky! So delicious!! 💖

Monday, December 25, 2017

Easy 1-2-3 Maple Mustard Dressing

Easy as 1-2-3!  

3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar
1 tablespoon horseradish dijion mustard
garlic powder to taste
onion powder to taste

Stir together or put in magic bullet mini blender.