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Raw Carob Pudding

By |January 1st, 2014|

raw carob pudding

I was inspired to make this for my friend Edward; he eats 100% raw food and loves carob. The first try I made was good but not as good as I knew it could be so this second try is delicious.  

Ingredients: 

1 cup Pears, chopped
1/4 cup Avocado
1/4 cup Raw Carob powder, sifted
1 Tbsp Walnuts, chopped  

Directions: 

  1. Blend pears till smooth on the highest setting (liquefy)
  2. Add avocado to blender and blend.
  3. Add in carob powder and blend. It maybe a little challenging to do this so simply mix in well if it will not blend. We do not want to add water.
  4. Pour into a bowl and sprinkle top with walnuts.

Fruit Compote

By |December 5th, 2013|

fruit compote

This is delicious and so easy to make.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups mixed dried fruit (prunes, apricots, pears, sultana raisins)
Juice of 1 small lemon
1/2 cup whole raw almonds
Water

Directions:

  1. Cover dried fruit with water and lemon juice.
  2. Soak dried fruit 12 – 24 hours.
  3. In a separate bowl, cover almonds with water.
  4. Soak almonds overnight.
  5. Drain water off almonds.
  6. Mix almonds in with dried fruit mixture.
  7. Serve with Pudding – pour on top of fruit and almonds.
  8. Leave to cool a little and serve warm or cold.

Pear Hazelnut Crumble

By |September 5th, 2013|

This is a very healthy dessert filled with healthy pears, coconut oil, oats and the hazelnuts which go so well with the pears making it extra yummy.

In the fall I picked so many pears from a friends tree that I had to get creative and this is one very yummy result.

Base

Ingredients:
5 cups pears

Directions:
1.    Core and slice pears.
2.    Place pears in a baking dish.

Crumble Topping

Ingredients:

3/4 cup brown rice flour
2 1/2 cups oatmeal flakes*
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup coconut sugar or sucanat
1/2 tsp Stevia in 1/3 water
1/2 cup hazel nuts, chopped

Directions:

1.    Mix oil, sugar, salt and stevia/water together in a bowl.
2.    Add brown rice flour to wet mixture.
3.    Mix in well.
4.    Add oatmeal and mix in well.
5.    Mix thoroughly with fingers.
6.    Sprinkle on top of fruit.
7.    Sprinkle the chopped hazel nuts on top.
8.    Pat down firmly.
9.    Bake at 350º F. oven for approximately 40 minutes.

* Not all people who need to be gluten free have a problem with oats. For those that do there is an oatmeal that is considered gluten free.

P.S.   Pears are Powerfoods.  Read all about pears here:   Pears:  ‘Gift of the Gods”

P.S.S.  Make sure the stevia is the non bitter kind.  Stevia

More delicious crumble recipes:

strawberry crumble                                Strawberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumble

Deluxe Mango Crumble

Strawberry Crumble

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Strawberry Crumble

By |July 22nd, 2013|

This delicious crumble recipe is sugar-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free.  I make this from the strawberries I grow, which are of course organic. It is important to use organic strawberries as they are one of the Dirty Dozen.

Base Recipe

Ingredients:

2 cups strawberries (fresh is best but frozen works)
2 cups apples
½ tsp liquid stevia
1/3 cup water

Directions:

1.    Core and slice apples.
2.    Simmer apples with water in a covered pot.
3.    Place apples in a baking dish.
4.    Mix in strawberries
5.    Sweeten to taste with stevia.

Crumble Topping

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups rice flour
1 cup oats
½ tsp. salt
1/3 cup coconut oil
¼ cup rice syrup
½ tsp Stevia in 2 Tbsp water

Directions:

1.    Mix dry ingredients together
2.    Mix oil and rice syrup and add to dry ingredients.
3.    Mix thoroughly with fingers.
4.    Sprinkle on top of fruit and pat down.
5.    Bake at 350º F. oven for approximately 40 minutes.

In the mood for crumble?  Try these other delicious fruit crumbles:

                                Deluxe Mango Crumble

Blueberry Crumble

Deluxe Mango Crumble

Strawberry Crumble

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Pear Upside Down Cake – Vegan Gluten Free

By |October 12th, 2012|

Gluten free, dairy & egg free

Pears grow in Edmonton! They are small but they are tasty and juicy.  A friend lets me pick bags full of pears from his big tree. Thus, I get to make this very yummy gluten free cake made with healthy ingredients.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup vegetable oil or coconut oil
1/2 cup rice syrup
1 tsp molasses

Mix together the next 4 ingredients for a gluten free flour mix:

1 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup potato flour
1/2 cup flax meal
1/4 cup white rice flour

Then add:

5 Tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
2/3 cup water

For bottom of cake:

2 cups sliced pears for bottom
1 tsp arrowroot
3 tsp fresh ginger grated

Directions:

1.    Preheat oven to 350º F.
2.    Oil 8” X 8”cake pan.
3.    Slice 2 cups of pears.
4.    Arrange pears into bottom of cake pan.
5.    Sprinkle pears with arrowroot.
6.    Sprinkle ginger over the pears.
7.    Mix oil, rice syrup, and molasses.
8.    Add 1 cup of gluten free flour, mix in well.
9.    Add 1/3 cup water, mix in well.
10.  Add 1 cup of gluten free flour, mix in well.
11.   Add 1/3 cup water, mix in well.
12.   Add 1/4 cup of gluten free flour.
13.    Mix in well and quickly.
14.    Immediately pour batter into cake pan on top of the pear mixture.
15.    Spread the batter evenly over the pears.
16.    Bake at 350º F. oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
17.    Leave cake in pan for 5 minutes on a cooling rack; it is too light and fragile to turn over. Once it cools a bit it will become firmer and easier to turn over.
18.    Gently turn cake over onto a cooling rack. (loosen the edges of the cake with a knife first.) It is important to get it out of the pan as the pears on the bottom will make a soggy cake if you do not.

Another very good pear recipe: Pear Hazelnut Crumble

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Apple Cake with Cinnamon – Gluten Free – Vegan

By |October 1st, 2012|

Practice Makes Perfect!

It took me FIVE TIMES to get this recipe just right!

All my happy taste testers liked it right away but I knew it could be even better…and the following recipe is.

This is a deeply satisfying cake filled with healthy ingredients. Apples being one of them!

Apple Cake – Vegan Gluten Free (dairy & egg free)

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh apples + 1/2 cup sliced apples for top
1/2 cup vegetable oil or coconut oil
1/2 cup rice syrup
1 tsp stevia
4 Tbsp chick pea or soy flour
1 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup Potato flour
1/2 cup arrowroot starch
5 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
2/3 cup water or 1/2 cup if you like a drier cake.
3 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375º F.

2. Oil and lightly flour 8” X 8”cake pan.

3. Chop 2 cups of apples into one inch pieces.

4. Sprinkle apples with 2 tsp of cinnamon.

5. Slice 1/2 cup apples into slices to decorate the top of the cake.

6. Blend vegetable oil, rice syrup, and water in blender.

7. Mix flours, baking powder and sea salt in a separate bowl.

8. Add chopped apples to dry flour mixture.

9. Pour liquid mixture into dry ingredients.

10. Mix quickly.

11. Immediately pour batter into cake pan.

12. Decorate top of cake with apples.

13. Sprinkle 1 tsp cinnamon on top of apples.

14. Bake at 375º F. oven for 35 To 40 minutes.

To top this cake off ice it with Coconut Butter Icing

Millet Pudding, Sugarless, Gluten Free

By |May 20th, 2012|

This millet pudding is simple, very nourishing and is gluten free and vegan too.

Ingredients:

2 cup cooked millet (see how to cook millet)
2/3 cup sultanas
2 cup Almond Milk
1/3 cup Pecans or Almonds, left whole
1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
2 Tbsp. Coconut oil
2/3 tsp. light liquid Stevia
2 tsp. Cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
Dash of cardamom
Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Mix all above ingredients except for the pecans or almonds.
  2. Pat in baking dish.
  3. Place pecans or almonds on top of mixture.
  4. Bake at 350 for 50 min – 1 hour

To read all the health benefits of this alkaline, gluten free grain, click here: Millet. Best to use Organic Hulled Millet.

More Millet Recipes:

Millet Porridge – Vegan & Gluten Free

How to Cook Perfect Millet 

Millet and Buckwheat with Sunflower Seeds

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Deluxe Quinoa Pudding (vegan & gluten free)

By |April 7th, 2012|

An extra special quinoa pudding made from my favorite grain that as we now know is really a seed.

Delicious Vegan Banana Pudding

By |February 28th, 2012|

Delicious Vegan Banana Pudding This vegan banana pudding with no added sugar is a very quick, easy to make dessert and it is so yummy.

Gingerbread Cake – Gluten free

By |December 3rd, 2011|

This cake is delicious! The heat of the ginger balances off the sweeter elements so it doesn’t feel heavy.

This was only recently perfected with some experimentation.

I must give special thanks to Randy for helping me ‘test’ the final cake creation. 

He readily agreed….well actually begged to be part of the ‘testing process,’ and even bravely suggested we try seconds and thirds ‘just be be sure.’ He then creatively suggested that it would be ‘wise’ to repeat the whole process the next day on slightly old cake.

Ingredients:   

3/4 cup vegetable or coconut oil 
1/2 cup rice syrup
1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
1/4 cup water
1/4 – 1/3 cup fresh ginger, grated (note this is lots of ginger, you can just put 1 or 2 Tbsp)
1 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup potato flour
1/2 cup flax meal
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. stevia (clear liquid Sunny Dew is best)
1/2 tsp. salt

Directions:

1.    Combine vegetable oil, rice syrup, molasses, flax meal and ginger in a bowl.
2.    Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a separate bowl.
3.    Stir half of the flour mixture into the wet mixture.
4.    Mix well.
5.    Add water.
6.    When mixed well, stir in the remaining dry ingredients.
7.    Pour into an oiled, floured 8 inch square pan.
8.    Bake at 400º F. for 35 to 45 minutes.
9.    Serve with Sugar-free Apple sauce.

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Apple – Raspberry Jam

By |August 25th, 2011|

HOmemade raspberry jam
Ingredients:

3 cups apples
1 cup Raspberries
1/2 tsp liquid stevia
2 Tbsp sucanat or coconut sugar

Directions:

  1. Core and chop apples into small pieces.
  2. Place apples into stainless steel or enamel saucepan with raspberries, sucanat and stevia.
  3. Simmer till apples are soft then mash with potato masher.
  4. Bring to a full boil over high heat.
  5. Boil hard for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  6. Ladle into sterilized jars and put lids on immediately.
  7. Set aside and do not move for at least 12 hours till they have sealed then store them in a cupboard.

Note: As this jam does not have a lot of sugar in it; it will not last as long. A few months in the cupboard then refrigerate.

19 Different Sugars but Which Are Healthy

By |June 10th, 2011|

Not all sugars are equal. Some are very good for you in small quantities, others are less healthy. Which sugars do you consider real foods?