RECIPES

No Baking Required Date Squares

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Only 4 ingredients ! perfect for lunches, snacks, breakfast and not sweetened with sugar

CRUST

1.5 cups raw almonds
1.5 cups oats, if you have an intolerance to gluten use GF oats
10 pitted dates roughly chopped
1/4 cup melted coconut oil

DATE FILLING

25 pitted dates roughly chopped
1/2 cup of water

Line an 8 x 8 square pan with parchment paper (my trick is to put the pan above the paper,  trace with a pencil all around and then cut with scissors 🙂

In a food processor , process the almonds and oats until fine, add the dates and process again. Add the melted coconut oil and process until sticky. Set aside 3/4 of a cup of the mixture for later (for top layer). Take remaining of the mixture and press firmly and evenly into your pan.

For the filling use the food processor as well and process the dates and water until a paste forms. Spread the date mixture onto the crust and spread with a flat spatula.

Sprinkle the 3/4 of the mixture previously set aside and press down with your fingers. Let set in the fridge for 1 hour minimum. Cut into squares and ENJOY !

Cristina for Peas and Peace

 

 

RECIPES

Wild Rice

Here is a comfort food full of nutrients !

 

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Don’t be intimidated by wild rice,  approach it in the same way as with other types of rice. 1 cup of rice for 2 cups of water (I add to the water 1 teaspoon of powder bouillon), Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer and let it absorb all the water, simple !. You  can then top it with any of your favorite grilled or sautéed vegetables. I then drizzled a little of my Tahini Sauce (1 tbsp of Tahini, 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice, half a tbsp of olive oil and a pinch of cayenne) you can tweak it to your liking depending on if you prefer it more lemony, and if you want it a little more liquid just add water.

The only difference with wild rice is that it has not been stripped of its vitamins and minerals

 
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 423 kJ (101 kcal)
21.34 g
Dietary fiber 1.8 g
0.34 g
3.99 g
Vitamins Quantity%DV
Vitamin A equiv.

64 μg
Thiamine (B1)
5%

0.052 mg

Riboflavin (B2)
7%

0.087 mg

Niacin (B3)
9%

1.287 mg

Vitamin B6
10%

0.135 mg

Folate (B9)
7%

26 μg

Vitamin C
0%

0 mg

Vitamin E
2%

0.24 mg

Minerals Quantity%DV
Calcium
0%

3 mg

Copper
6%

0.121 mg

Iron
5%

0.6 mg

Magnesium
9%

32 mg

Manganese
13%

0.282 mg

Phosphorus
12%

82 mg

Potassium
2%

101 mg

Sodium
0%

3 mg

Zinc
14%

1.34 mg

  • Source: USDA

I often get asked where I get my protein, vitamins and minerals. Here is a perfect example

Enjoy !

Cristina for Peas and Peace