Desserts, RECIPES

No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

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1 cup oat flour
1 cup ground cashews (grind cashews by pulsing them in a high-speed blender until fine)
4 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp  vanilla extract
1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
1/2 cup maple syrup
3 tbsp of cacao nibs

In a large mixing bowl mix together oat flour and ground cashews

Then  add coconut oil, vanilla extract,  Himalayan salt and maple, combine these into a dough, add cacao nibs and mix together

Form into 12  balls then flatten and shape into cookies.

Put them in the refrigerator to set for two hours and then enjoy !

Keep in the fridge if any leftover……..

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RECIPES

Purple Flesh Potatoes Please

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Purple potatoes add a unique flair to your dish due to its beautiful hue. They can be a side or they can be added to a salad !

I roasted mine at 350 for approx half hour

  1. Cut potatoes in half
  2. Then cup 5 to 7 garlic cloves in slivers
  3. Drizzle with olive oil
  4. Once cooked through add your favorite herbs, I in this case added smoked chili flakes and shallots
  5. Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Nutritional value

  •  fiber
  •  protein
  •  vitamin C
  •  potassium
  •  vitamin B
  •  phosphorus
  •  copper
  •  manganese
  •  thiamine
  •  niacin
  •  magnesium

 

Enjoy !

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Mains, 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)
Energy423 kJ (101 kcal)
21.34 g
Dietary fiber1.8 g
0.34 g
3.99 g
VitaminsQuantity%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

MineralsQuantity%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 !

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RECIPES

Two ingredients only !

 

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Make your own !  TEETH WHITENING that is !

I kid you not, Baking Soda and Coconut Oil, 2 ingredients that we all have at home.

You are assured of no additives and will not pay the exorbitant amounts certain brands  retail for.

Simply mix one teaspoon of each ingredient in a tiny bowl.  Mix it well, that is until there are no lumps and until you no longer hear a grainy sound.

1st step, floss and brush as you would regularly do, then use your toothbrush to do same but with your mix, use it entirely. Rinse well.

You will notice a difference after the very first time !

I Repeat every month but you can certainly do it once a week if you wish or on a need basis.

 

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