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Refrigerator Oatmeal

Posted by on Oct 24, 2010 in Breakfast, Cold Cereals, Most Popular Posts, Photo Slide Show, Recipes | 2 comments

Refrigerator Oatmeal

Yet another version of oatmeal we like for variation, moreso in the warmer months…. 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup milk of choice 1/2 TBSP chia seeds (optional) 1/8 tsp cinnamon 1/2 TBSP ground flax seeds berries extra milk for serving Before bed, mix together oats, milk, chia seeds, and cinnamon. Cover and place in refrigerator over night (I use a glass pyrex bowl w/ lid). In the morning, sprinkle ground flax, berries, and milk over the top. Serves 1. ________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ Adapted from...

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Ice Pops !

Posted by on Jul 11, 2010 in Most Popular Posts, Recipes, Sweets | 3 comments

Ice Pops !

My goal here was to come up with a variety of delicious, wholesome, frozen treats that the kids would love. (I did it!) =) Of course, you can puree just about anything & freeze it into a popsicle, so go with what you’re in the mood for & experiment. Or, use the following simple recipes as a basis to get started & go from there. I went back & forth a bit, tweaking, to get just the right ratio of flavor and sweetness, but I suggest you start with small batches so you can test & adjust the flavors to your own personal preference. Liquid stevia works extremely well in...

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Almond Milk

Posted by on May 27, 2010 in Condiments, etc..., Most Popular Posts, Non-Dairy Milks, Recipes | 8 comments

Almond Milk

1 & 1/2 cups raw almonds, soaked 8 – 12 hours 6 cups cold water 4 & 1/2 medjool dates (more or less) 3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract Put everything in vitamix, turn on, immediately turn dial to 10, flip to high speed & blend for 2 minutes. Done! ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ I use (& highly recommend) raw, unpasteurized almonds from www.livingnutz.com. ~ Soaking – Soak your almonds in room temperature water in a covered glass jar or bowl, on the counter. The water will become brown & sludgy...

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Sprouted Corn Tortilla Chips

Posted by on May 9, 2010 in Most Popular Posts, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Snacks and Light Meals | 4 comments

Sprouted Corn Tortilla Chips

Food For Life Sprouted Corn Tortillas, defrosted oil of choice (I like coconut oil for this, but olive oil works too) sea salt Preheat oven to 375. Cut round tortillas into desired chip size & shape. Place cut tortillas in large bowl, and toss with oil to coat (I use 2 packages of tortillas, and maybe 3 TBSP of oil – give or take). Spread chips on 2 baking sheets in single layer, and sprinkle with salt. Bake for approx 12 mins or until they look good to you. Depending on how many chips you’re making, you may have to do a second round....

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32 Favorite Tools/Gadgets

Posted by on Apr 20, 2010 in Kitchen Tips, Most Popular Posts | 4 comments

32 Favorite Tools/Gadgets

_______________________________________________________________________________________ WATER CARAFES I use these containers to store [back up] water from our reverse osmosis filter. For those of you who already have an RO filter in your home, you know that the tank holds 2 gallons of water at a time. That means, if you decided to fill up a giant 2 gallon pot with water, for the following several hours, water would just dribble out of the spout until the water reserve was built back up (It takes time for the unit to do this). Sometimes, we do go through water faster than other times, like if...

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1-Minute Ice Cream (w/ demo vid)

Posted by on Apr 19, 2010 in Most Popular Posts, Recipes, Sweets | 1 comment

1-Minute Ice Cream (w/ demo vid)

For four servings: 4 large bananas, sliced & frozen 1/2 cup milk of choice Cut bananas into rounds and place in single layer on a wax (or parchment) paper covered cookie sheet. Put cookie sheet in freezer for several hours or overnight. Vitamix blender method: Place frozen bananas in blender, add milk, and blend on high, using the tamper to continually push banana chunks into the blade area. Within 1 minute, you’ll have creamy ice cream. Blender will be loud as it’s doing it’s thing, but this is normal. Food processor method: Make sure work bowl is fitted with steel S...

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Almond Butter

Posted by on Apr 4, 2010 in Most Popular Posts, Nut Butters, Recipes | 26 comments

Almond Butter

3 cups of almonds vitamix blender Pour almonds into vitamix, turn machine on, quickly turn dial to 10 and flip to high-speed. Use the tamper to continually push the almonds into the blade area as it’s running. Blend until you’ve got butter. (Takes roughly 2 to 3 mins – Will first turn powdery, then creamy.) If necessary, see demonstration video posted below…. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: This is the way we like it, but you can add anything you want, such as sea salt, honey, maple syrup, cinnamon,...

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