Breakfast, RECIPES

Homemade Oil Free Granola, Sweetened with Maple Syrup

INGREDIENTS

4 cups old fashioned oats

1 cup nuts (combination of sliced almonds and halved pecans pictured here), you can certainly use your favorites

3 tsp cinnamon 

1 cup water

½ cup maple syrup

1 tbsp pure vanilla extract

*If you wish you can add in chocolate or coconut chips !

1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat whichever you have at home

2. Heat the water, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a saucepan and let simmer for a couple of minutes. 

3. In a large bowl mix the oats, nuts, and cinnamon.

4. Pour the heated wet ingredients evenly over the mixture. Mix well with a wooden spoon. 

5. Spread the granola mixture evenly over the lined baking tray, but don’t overcrowd the oats.

6. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes (Use a spatula), being careful not to burn the granola. Very important not to skip this step, so that your arts bake evenly.

7. Once the granola is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool down completely.

8. Once it’s fully cooled down, keep it in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. 



Delicious on smoothies or added to yogourts 🙂

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HEALTH

Purple Cauliflower

Flavours in a dish are really important however if everything in your plate is the same hue or colour it is not as appealing to the eye. Have fun and add colour to your dishes !

Here is a perfect example

Purple cauliflower has a mild, sweet, and nutty flavor. Delicious steamed, roasted or raw 🙂

You will also see below the vitamin C content, who would of imagined !!!

Nutrition Facts
For a Serving Size of 0.17 medium head cauliflower (85g)
Calories 20Calories from Fat 0(0%)
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Sodium 25mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g
Net carbs 2g
Sugar 2g
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 2g
Vitamins and minerals
Vitamin A 0μg0%
Vitamin C 54mg90%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.4mg5%
Fatty acids
Amino acids
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.

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JADE, WILLOW, SKYE & VALENTINA

VALENTINA

Simply want to introduce to you my precious Valentina, she is my daughter’s French Bulldog. She is simply delicious, I have the pleasure of looking after her for one week 🙂

She has a friendly, mild-mannered temperament, very smart and very funny.

Appetizers, Mains, RECIPES

Vegan Pepperoni

*Makes 2 x 6 inch logs

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups of vital wheat gluten
  • ⅓ cup tomato paste
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup coconut oil *Not melted
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon whole fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes 

Instructions

  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Once the mixture starts to come together, finish mixing by hand, kneading the dough for 3 minutes to make sure it’s well combined.

2. Add water to a large pot with a steamer basket and bring to a boil.

3. Divide the dough into two pieces then roll the dough pieces into two logs about 6 inches long.

4. Wrap each log up loosely in a piece of aluminum foil then twist the ends closed. Steam for 30 minutes.

5. Remove the logs from the steamer and allow to cool completely in the fridge. The logs will have puffed up in the foil and become tight.

6. Once cooled, remove the foil and they are ready to slice. 

I cut them in cubes and serve them as an appetizer, as a pizza topping, in a pasta sauce or in a sandwich !!!

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Breakfast, RECIPES

Almond Butter Overnight Oats

Servings: 4

Ingredients


1 cup of almond milk
1/2 cup unsweetened almond butter
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons of vanilla bean paste
2 cup of oats



Instructions


1. In a blender combine the milk, almond butter, maple syrup and vanilla. Blend until smooth.2. In a bowl mix the milk mixture to the oats.
3. Divide between verrines, ramekins or other. I added berries, almond slivers and white chocolate pearls as toppings ! 4. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.

Enjoy cold the next morning 🙂 !

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