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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

Spring White Bean and Asparagus Stew

By |June 27th, 2011|

This White Bean and Asparagus Stew contains three powerfoods: asparagus, seaweed, and stevia.

Perfect Oatmeal Porridge

By |June 2nd, 2011|

Oatmeal porridge has been a traditional breakfast food for hundreds of years. On a winter day  it is so warming to have a steaming bowl of porridge with raisins.  In the summer I do not cook them just soak; see my recipe below.

I like the old fashioned oats as they have a fuller flavour and are healthier.  You can eat this as a raw meal or make it into regular porridge.  As they take longer to cook I often soak them over night but you do not have to.

oatmeal - gluten free

Oatmeal & Sultanas

Ingredients:
1/3 cup old fashioned oats (rolled oats can be used)
1 cup water
2 Tablespoons sultanas
Pinch of salt […]

How to Cook Quinoa

By |November 2nd, 2010|

Quinoa comes from South America with it's origins from the Inca civilization making it a truly ancient grain. Quinoa has a high protein content, higher then other grains. Quinoa has between 16.2% - 20% protein, while rice has 7.5%, millet 9.9%, and wheat 14%. The protein quality is unusually high, making quinoa a complete protein. It's essential amino acid balance is similar to milk! It truly is one of the powerfoods.

Green means Lean E-book

By |September 24th, 2010|

7 Health Principles to Simplify & Balance Your Life! 'Eating Green, Clean and Lean' cuts through the confusion, by starting you in the right direction with clear, simple health PRINCIPLES.

Diana reveals some of her difficult health story….

By |September 13th, 2010|

Eating Green, Clean and Lean E-book will focus on the 7 principles of health. Principle #1 - Eat Real Whole Food Diana’s health decline began early in life as she was often fed junk food as a child. She only recognized that fact after many years of suffering mysterious health challenges through most of her adult life.

SASKATOON CRUMBLE

By |August 17th, 2010|

As you will know by reading my article The Best Berry, Saskatoons are my favorite and I am happy to eat them just as they are.  For fun I do enjoy a crumble or pie so here is the yummy crumble recipe.

SASKATOON BERRY BASE […]

Do You Want to Help the Environment?

By |August 9th, 2010|

 Author Martha Volz

UN researchers reveal:

One quick solution to lower our effect on the environment. 

butterfly
 
Do you know the United Nations calculated the combined climate change emissions of animals bred for their meat and found it  was more than cars, planes and all other forms of transport put together? […]

Greens Are Good for Us

By |July 20th, 2010|

The very simplest place to start with getting greens into our diet is to eat one big salad each day and make sure it is filled with mostly greens.  

Greens are full of vitamins A, K, D, and E which are fat soluble. To absorb these vitamins make sure to add a teaspoon of dietary fat, such as butter, olive or coconut oil, nuts, cheese or salad dressing. This will make sure your body absorbs all of the vitamins in the greens. Vitamin K helps calcium and phosphorus bind onto the bone protein matrix.

  Greens
 MIXED SUMMER GREEN SALAD Greens 

Ingredients:
1 handful, spinach
1 handful, arugula
½ head, red leaf lettuce
½  head, green leafy lettuce
1 medium bunch of parsley
3 Celery pieces, chopped
1 medium cucumber, sliced in rounds
¼ cup pine nuts

Directions:
1. Mix greens together in a bowl.
2. Top with celery, cucumber and pine nuts.
3. Serve with Mint salad dressing.

TIP:  If you are planning on this lasting for the next day, do not mix the cucumber in.  Put it in a bowl on the side and add to each serving of salad.  A mix of the basic ingredients without the cucumber will last 3 days in the fridge.

LEMON-MINT SALAD DRESSING
This is a refreshing tasty dressing with a little mint flavour.

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Chili Con Vegie

By |July 7th, 2010|

This is my very tasty version of Chili which is always enjoyed whenever I serve it. It is vegan and gluten free too.

Ingredients:

1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 mushrooms, sliced, optional
1 – 3 cloves garlic
1 tsp. cumin
1/2  tsp. coriander
1 tsp. oregano
1/4 – 1 tsp cayenne pepper*
1 tsp paprika
3 carrots, thinly sliced
3 cups cooked kidney beans and water (cook according to recipe: http://www.realfoodforlife.com/cooking-beans/)
2 – 4 tsp. Braggs
1 green pepper, sliced or 1 cup chopped kale
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 cup corn, frozen works

Directions:

  1. Sauté onion, mushrooms, garlic till golden on medium heat.
  2. Add cumin, coriander and oregano and saute for a minute.
  3. Add carrots, cooked kidney beans with 1 cup of the bean water, soya sauce and green pepper.
  4. Cook till vegetables are tender.
  5. Add tomatoes, cayenne pepper, and paprika.
  6. Cook on medium heat until thick like consistency of gravy, adding more water if necessary.
  7. Add corn and cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Serve with a grain of your choice. I usually serve with brown rice or millet.

* Cayenne is easier on the digestive system then chili and there is lots of literature saying it is very good for one’s health. But you could use Chili powder or fresh chopped chilies. I actually make this without any pepper as that is my preference but when I put the recipe together I new that the people I was making it for would have been very disappointed had there been no heat in the Chili! Use as much as you like.

To learn more about the benefits and how to avoid the gas experience of beans go to: Beans, Beans and more Beans

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Copyright © Diana Herrington  www.RealFoodforLife.com

Cooking Beans and Lentils

By |July 2nd, 2010|

I am quite fastidious about the way beans are cooked as I do not like experiencing the common thing we all associate beans with…GAS!  So here is what I do:

Cooking Beans & Lentils

Ingredients:

Dried beans or lentils
Water

Directions:

  1.  Wash beans in cold water and soak overnight in three times the volume of water.
2.  Next day, pour off the water.
3.  Place beans in a pot and cover with water 1 inch above the level of the beans.
4.  Bring to a boil.
5.  Let simmer with lid ajar.
6.  Skim off the foam.
7.  Add more water if necessary. Beans should always be covered with water while cooking.
8.  Cooking time will vary according to the type, size and age of the bean.
9.  Most beans will need approximately 2 hours cooking time. Lentils will take between 30 minutes to one hour.
10.  Beans or lentils should be soft; this is when they are cooked.  This is the stage that you can salt and add other seasonings.  Do not add salt while cooking as above.

Learn 7 Ways To Avoid Gas from Beans

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Here are some very tasty vegan bean and lentil recipes:

Chili con Vege

Adzuki Vegetable Bean Stew

White Bean and Asparagus Stew

Butter Bean Dip

White Bean Vegetable Stew

Lentil Stew

Red Lentil Soup

Copyright © Diana Herrington www.RealFoodforLife.com

The Health Tribe Forum Interviews the Experts

By |May 4th, 2010|

Inspiring & Insightful Interviews

Here are some amazing stories from Health Tribe Forum experts.   

All complete interviews are now available for download.

mike mahler

 

Mike Mahler Fitness and Health Trainer

Mike is highly regarded by top fitness trainers and athletes in the world.

Listen to what Mike has to say about the Health Tribe Forum and good nutrition. 

Mike's talks about his struggle to get his life on track, why he is vegan even though he didn’t want to be a "90 lb. stick", his real food regime to eat 'perfect meals’ every time and the Four Pillars of Strength that you must implement to succeed in all your goals.

$15.00      $9.00

Ann Bond

 

Annie Bond "Queen of Green" Author of 4 housekeeping books.

Hear how Annie became an world authority and published some of the most recoginzied information on keeping your home and and your life green.

Annie shares her complete inspiring story, plus why so many poeple are sensitive today, plus many useful tips on keeping your home clean.

$15.00      $9.00

 

Mimi Kirk

 

Mimi Kirk Voted "Sexiest Vegetarian over 50" (she is 72)

Enjoy Mimi explaining what it means to her to be voted 'sexiest vegetarian''

In the complete interview Mimi shares her complete amazing story.  she then  reveals her strtegy on a  daily basis to keep healthy and youthful.  She describes what is in HER fridge right now, gives some favorite recipes,  and even gives tips on how to get good nights sleep.

$15.00      $9.00

 

robert cheeke

 

Robert Cheeke World’s most recognized "Vegan Body Builder"

Listen to how Robert Cheeke changed his life.

Robert then gives clear instructions of how to change YOUR life in the next 5 minutes , plus simple principles of getting started into fitness and bodybuilding and the necessary diet to support such a change

$15.00      $9.00

 

Victoria

 

Victoria Boutenko Mother of the Raw Food Family. "Queen of Raw"

Listen to Victoria's amazing start in raw foods and how she invented the 'Green Smoothie.

Victoria explains the KEY […]