Homemade Granola

What you will need: 2 cups old fashioned oats 3/4 cup raisins or other dry fruit 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup hulled pumpkin seeds (pepitas) 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar 2 Tbsp coconut oil or unsalted butter 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp allspice Instructions: Prepare 8-inch by 12-inch rimmed baking […]

Energy Balls

What you will need: 1/4 cup honey 1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter or soy butter 1/4 cup flax seed or wheat germ ñ optional 1/2 cup raisins or coconut flakes 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup sliced almonds or walnuts or pecans ñ optional 1 cup old fashion oats Instructions: Mix all ingredients Let […]

Tortilla Banana Wrap

What you will need: 1 whole wheat tortilla 2 Tbsp peanut butter or almond butter 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds ñ optional 1 firm banana peeled Instructions: Lay tortilla on a cutting mat or platter Spread nut butter on tortilla Sprinkle with sesame seeds Place banana in center of tortilla Roll them up Servings: 1 […]

Homemade Wheat Bread

Test to make sure the yeast is active.

Add honey to mixing bowl, followed by salt peanut oil.

Now add bread flour.

Whisk in eggs.

Add oats, bulgur wheat and sunflower seeds to bowl.

Add 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour.

Sprinkle white and wheat flour on work surface in equal portions.

Homemade Applesauce

Cut apples into quarters (about 2-inch chunks).

Squeeze lemon juice over mixture.

Fill saucepan with water and bring to a boil.

Add apple slices. Cover saucepan almost all the way (leaving lid cracked open about 1 inch).

Simmer the apples until they are the consistency you like (between 10 and 20 minutes).

Season with cinnamon and nutmeg, if desired.

Salsa Verde

Place all ingredients in a blender of food processor and pulse until mixed thoroughly.

Salsa Chicken

Put chicken in pan with canola oil. Add salsa with about 8 tbsp water. Put frozen brown rice around edge of pan. Put a can of refried beans around the other side of the pan. Cook and reduce (do not cover).

Granola

Mix together. Spread evenly on to a sprayed sheet pan.

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Stir every 7 minutes.

Turn oven off. Mix in 1 cup of dried fruit. Place back in warm over for about 1 hour to dry.

Can be stored in bags or an airtight container. Makes a great breakfast or snack.

Carrot Cake

A classic carrot cake recipe, great for a snack or add a cream cheese frosting for a rich dessert.

Berry Compote

An easy, healthy alternative to syrup and dessert toppings.