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Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Clean Eating, Recipes | 0 comments

Almond Milk Recipe

This recipe is by far my favorite one. Almond Milk Ingredients: 1 cup Organic, raw almonds (soaked overnight) 3 cups Filtered water Nut bag (http://www.vt-fiddle.com/rawfood/nut_milk_bags_sprouting_bags.php) Funnel Optional: Organic Medjool dates (2-3, pitted and soaked) Vanilla bean or 1-2 splashes of organic Vanilla Extract (Avoid imitation vanilla- yuck) I use my Vitamix, but I actually tried making it with a blender and it worked too. Directions: Add (1) cup almonds and (3) cups water.If you use the dates or vanilla- add that too Blend for 1-2 minutes. *I actually make a double batch every time. Pour into nut bag and strain over bowl. Before I bought my nut bag, I used cheese cloth, but truly, it isn’t as good that way- too much pulp. Invest in nut bags and you can use them over and over. Gently squeeze the bag to extract the milk I usually then pour the strained almond milk back into my vitamix pitcher and then use a silicone funnel and pour it into glass pitcher You...

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Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Clean Eating, Recipes | 0 comments

Gluten Free Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

Love pizza but want a gluten-free option that actually taste good? Well, after scouring several recipes, I combined a few of them together and made a delicious pizza… with Cauliflower. It got approval from the 6 year old!   Ingredients: Crust Organic Cauliflower – about 1 large head (2 small heads) 1 Organic Egg- slightly beaten 3/4 cup Organic Mozzarella Cheese- shredded (Organic Valley) 2 tablespoons of Organic Parmesan Cheese- shredded (Organic Valley) 1 Teaspoon Pizza Seasoning or 1 teaspoon organic Oregano pinch of Himalayan Sea Salt Pizza: Pizza Sauce (I love Eden’s Organic Pizza Sauce) http://www.vitacost.com/eden-foods-pizza-pasta-sauce-old-italian-14-oz-each-pack-of-2 Mozzarella Cheese (1/4 cup) Any toppings: I used Applegate’s pepperoni & organic red pepper slices Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking sheet with Parchment Paper (http://www.amazon.com/If-You-Care-Certified-Parchment/dp/B001T6JTMY). I don’t have a food-processor, but probably need to suck it up and buy one. For this recipe, I used my vitamix to pulse up the cauliflower. Pulse the Cauliflower in food processor, until it is rice-like Fill large pot with about an inch of...

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Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Clean Eating, Recipes | 1 comment

Organic Grain-Free Granola Bar Recipe

As I limit the number of additives in my food, I have actually expanded my go-to meals and snacks. My homemade granola recipes have evolved… I first started making granola with Organic Steel-cut oats, then I switched to Bob’s Organic Gluten-Free Oats (which just means it is not processed on machines that also process gluten) and recently, I switched to grain-free granola and found this AMAZING recipe for grain-free granola bars! Once you start making these, you won’t want to buy those store bought ones ever again! And before you stop reading, I promise- these are EASY to make and so tasty! Plus, once you buy the (quality) ingredients, you will have them on hand to make these granola bars again and again. And, you can use the ingredients separately in other recipes. Even if you you do not have any gluten-sensitives, it is nice to have a grain-free option that is not only easy to make, but actually is delicious. Grain-Free Granola Bar Recipe via Joyful Abode: Ingredients:...

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Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Clean Eating, Recipes | 1 comment

Healthy Pulled Pork Recipe With Homemade Dry Rub, BBQ Sauce and No Mayo Coleslaw Recipes

Until recently, I was not a huge meat eater, but am finding I want to mix up the foods I eat. And who doesn’t love pulled pork?! I found some organic, pork shoulder (bone-in) for $3.99/lb at Whole Foods. I got a small slab and brought it home to cook in my crock pot. My previous recipes have always had me cooking it in BBQ sauce or chicken stock. I wanted to making it with a dry rub this time. I also wanted to make my own BBQ sauce… So, I found recipes for homemade dry rub, BBQ sauce and some no mayo (non-dairy) coleslaw. Yum. First, the Dry Rub Recipe via Whole Lifestyle Nutrition: Ingredients: 1 tbsp unrefined sea salt (I use Himalayan Pink salt) 1 tbsp chili powder 1 tbsp onion powder 1 tbsp onion flakes 1 tbsp garlic powder 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1/4 cup organic cane sugar, coconut sugar or rapunzel sugar (I used organic coconut sugar) 1/4 cup paprika Instructions...

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Posted by on Jun 15, 2013 in Clean Eating, Recipes | 0 comments

Kid-Friendly Smoothie

Looking for a healthy drink that taste good AND something your kids will drink? I made this the other day and it was all of those things! Ingredients: 1 cup Almond Milk 1-2 frozen (organic) bananas 1 Tablespoon Organic (Raw) Cacao Powder Small handful of ice Blend and enjoy! Optional add-ins: Blueberries or Raspberries Chia Seeds *You can use milk, and the bananas don’t have to be frozen, but that will help make it more shake-like consistency. Stay tuned for a future post on the different types of milks, as well as a homemade Almond Milk recipe. Why are those ingredients healthy? Almond Milk: does not come from an animal lactose free low in calories contains vitamins and nutrients, such as potassium, Vitamin E, Omega 3’s, calcium, vitamin D, Riboflavin (Vit B2) iron, magnesium, copper, selenium, zinc, antioxidants does not need to be refrigerated Bananas: Click this link to read this article about benefits of bananas. But, something to keep in mind, bananas are higher in sugar than say,...

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Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Clean Eating, Recipes | 2 comments

Homemade Syrup Recipes: Cacao and Vanilla

Looking at the label of my Hershey’s syrup (I even had the Hershey’s Light Chocolate Syrup) I wasn’t thrilled with the ingredients. So, I decided to make my own. This one is really easy to make and no artificial flavors or synthetic additives. Homemade Chocolate Syrup: *1 cup organic sugar *1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Organic Cacao Powder) 1 cup water dash of salt 1 teaspoon vanilla In a small saucepan, add sugar, cacao, and salt. Whisk together gently. Add water. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Cool. *My changes were reducing the added sugar amounts. Also note: organic cane sugar is still sugar and isn’t more “nutritious” but it is produced without synthetic pesticides and herbicides, which reduces your exposure to synthetic ingredients. I actually plan to have a whole post on sugar, but for the sake of recipe, I will mention that sucanat is considered to be less processed than cane sugar...

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