Saturday, November 26, 2011

~ Gluten Free Pot Pie ~

For a while now I have been looking for healthier alternatives for my family. Wheat is so overused and is an allergen for most people. My son has an intolerance to wheat and contributes to feeling tired, bloated and headaches. Wheat can prevent us from absorbing essential nutrients.
The only form of wheat I want my family to have is in the form of green grass. When you sprout wheat berries you can grow a beautiful grass which is packed full of chlorophyll which many healing properties.

I found this recipe from one of my favorites sites called , " The Spunky Coconut". This recipe has a pastry made with coconut flour, almond meal and tapioca flour. Click this link to get her famous pie crust recipe :

Every ingredient is whole and organic which is wheat and dairy free.

There are a couple of cups of free range chicken added to this recipe. It is optional if you don't eat meat you can either just have the veggies or add some some sprouted green lentils.

The sauce is delicious and made with almond milk and all sorts of spices. Click here to get the sauce recipe :

I am so tempted to just make the filling and eat it is as is without the crust because I do find it heavy. I am not used to pastry I mostly eat veggies. As a general rule keeping meat and grains separate is healthier and easier to digest, but this is a treat once in a while. Also for those who eat this way this is a very good substitute for wheat and shortening. The pastry has coconut oil instead of shortening which is so much healthier for you.

I was in awe at how beautiful it looked before I put the top layer and admired it. I am so thankful this is possible to make something traditional without the wheat.

Here is the crust it is a little more work than using regular pastry because it is gluten free and it breaks up. It requires patience and lots of love.

Here is a picture after it was just out of the oven and I cut my fist piece quickly because it smelled so good. The crust is a little sweet because it has apple sauce and ground chia in it which gives it that special touch.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

~ Raw Greens and Avocado Soup ~

Alkaline and Green!!

This soup is very good and will alkaline your system...

1 cup of dandelion greens
1 cups of Romain
1 handful of basil
1 garlic clove
1 spring onion
dash of sea salt
dash of cayenne
juice of half a lemon
1 avocado
1 zucchini
2 salts of celery
garnish with celery leaves and cubed avocado

Saturday, September 3, 2011

~ Raw Parmesan Cheese ~

I discovered a nice replacement for Parmesan cheese which tastes delicious.

2 Cups of ground walnuts
1 cup nutritional yeast
1/4 ts sea salt
1 tsp onion powder

This is raw pasta which is so delicious zucchini noodles and this raw parm could be used than regular dairy.
This picture is created by the awesome site Pinterest !


Thursday, July 28, 2011

~ Italian Flower ~

I really enjoyed this meal nice and light and refreshing. These chic peas are cooked. I used to sprout my beans, but now I cook them because of my digestion issues. Everything else in this recipe is just veggies and a secret vegan cheese to make these chic peas hold together.

I put the chic peas on a bed of Boston lettuce leaves to make them look like a flower. I can't believe how much they look just like flower petals.

I feel cleaner inside after eating this meal and satisfied and those are two great qualities which make you want to make it again.

I am happy my family enjoys it too. Another meal idea to replace all the typical foods that just make you feel tired and bloated.

Monday, July 18, 2011

~ Deepak Choprah ~

Ego is another term for the soul of a person and non ego is another way of saying our spirit....

Saturday, July 9, 2011

~ Super Food Trail Mix ~

I received my parcel in the mail the other day of a number of favorite things and a couple of new items. Yacon is one of the new things I have tired.
Yacon is a fruit from Peru which has been dried. it is very sweet, but is very low glycemic and suitable for those who suffer with diabetics or sugar intolerance. I meant to get the powder to add to my chocolate pie recipe, but got the slices by mistake. I made up a trail mix which is so good I found it hard to put down.

I also ordered some hemp protein powder to start adding to my fruit smoothies to make them more of a complete meal in the morning.

It was exciting to get all sorts of things like chia seeds, cacao nibs, cacao powder, maca powder, goji berries and Yacon slices...

So here is a close up of my little bowl of mix that I have been snacking on. I mixed some raw cashews, raw pumpkin seeds, yacon slices, goji berries, cacao nibs and some chia seeds..

I can't believe how the nuts and fruit make the cacao nibs taste just like chocolate. on their oun they are bitter, but mixed like this it tastes great !!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

~ Vegan Pizza ~

This has been my vegan recipe I have had for years. It is a cooked pizza, but it is wheat free and dairy free with lots of raw toppings.....

~ Drink Coconut Water ~

Sunday, June 26, 2011

~ Blueberries and Cream ~

My favorite part of the dessert was the blueberries. These blueberries were picked a couple of months ago and we had frozen a bunch to try to make them last. I am surprised there are still some left. They are usually ALL gone within a couple of weeks. My son won't eat them due to my brothers insight on the fact that blueberries can have maggots in them. That ruined it for him. They used to be his favorite food on the planet. I hope he grows out of that silly thinking. As I picked blueberries the last couple of years I have not found one maggot....LOL !!

Here is a picture of my first try at making raw whip cream. I found it way too sweet for my liking and bitter. The recipe called for walnuts, almond milk, agave and vanilla.

Here is a better recipe
1 cup soaked cashews
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
Dash of sea salt
**Process until thick and fluffy **

Saturday, June 25, 2011

~ Dandelion Green Juice ~

I have finally found a juice I love and can tolerate. It is ironic because dandelion is excellent for detoxing the liver. I have tired many greens which makes me feel ill either bloated, nauseous or restless. I remember just a few months back i could not tolerate lemon in my juice and now my body accepts it. I am very thankful because it will help clean my body of unwanted toxins and help alkaline my body.

At first I was doing my regular cucumber, celery juice and began adding lemon about a month ago and now I can have it and it makes me feel so clean inside with no pains or acid reflex. I was concerned I would never be able to tolerate juice, but I have been lately. there have been days I can literally not feel my head and when I drink this juice i wake up my whole head and it makes me have more energy and stronger on my feet.

Now my juice consists of dandelion, cucumber, lemon, celery and apple...

I use this handy cutter to get my apple slices quickly apple will oxidize , but when added to the lemon it slows down the oxidation of the juice. I don't feel so rushed drinking my juice now with the lemon added.

The cucumbers lately have been so healthy and feel of water. They are so hydrating and feel so refreshing to drink or eat.

Here is the final product wish my camera took clearer pictures of the juice pure liquid energy that feels so wonderful in my body.

Give it a try and see how your body tolerates this juice. It is surprisingly delicious !!

Cheers !! :)