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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Baked Oatmeal with Peaches (DF, GF)


This is a very filling breakfast !!!  It will keep you from being hungry for hours !!!!

Adapted from this recipe.


Ingredients:
2 Tbsp ground cinnamon 
1 tsp ground nutmeg 
1 Tbsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground coriander 
1 tsp ground cloves 
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 to 1 cup chopped almonds
1 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed 
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2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup water or unsweetened almond milk
2 cups date syrup
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4 cups of fresh peaches 

Directions:
Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl.    

Mix the wet ingredients (EXCEPT peaches) in another bowl. 

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until the dry ingredients are moistened.  Mix in peaches and stir until combined.

Pour into casserole dish bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.

My favorite food processor is the  KitchenAid  7-Cup Food Processor

For blenders, I use both the  Vitamix Blender and Ninja Master Prep Professional Blender

I praise your greatness, my God the King;  I will praise you forever and ever.
Psalm 145:1 (NCV)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Minestrone Soup (DF)



Ingredients:
1 can tomatoes (I used the liquid) 
2 cups cubed potatoes
1 can chickpeas  (garbanzo beans) (I used the liquid)
1 can cannellini beans  (I used the liquid)
1 can green beans (I used the liquid)
1 onion, chopped
1 Tbsp minced jar garlic
2 to 3 carrots, sliced (I used a can of carrots with the liquid)
3 stalks celery, sliced
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic salt
4 cups shredded cabbage
1 - 8 oz can of tomato sauce
2 Tbsp dried parsley
2 tsp dried basil
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 cups water or veggie broth
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2 cups uncooked whole wheat or brown rice pasta

Directions:
Put everything (EXCEPT pasta) in a crockpot and cook on low for 10-12 hours.  Add the pasta when there are about 30 minutes left to cook.  



Teach me to do what you want, because you are my God.  Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
Psalm 143:10 (NCV)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries (DF, GF)


I think this is DELICIOUS !!!!  I LOVE the combination of blueberries and bananas !!!  The walnuts give it a nice crunch !!!  
This is a very filling breakfast !!!  It will keep you from being hungry for hours !!!!

The batter will be a little on the "soupy" side, but it will firm up when baking.  It came out the perfect consistency - I did not need to add any additional milk when eating it the next day - it was moist but not "runny".

Adapted from this recipe.


Ingredients:
10 large dates
1 cup unsweetened applesauce 
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2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed 
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2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups unsweetened almond milk 
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1 pint of fresh blueberries
1 large banana, sliced

Directions:
Blend the dates and applesauce in a blender or food processor until smooth.

Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl.    

Mix the wet ingredients (INCLUDING blended dates) in another bowl. 

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until the dry ingredients are moistened.  Mix in blueberries and banana and stir until combined.

Pour into casserole dish bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.

My favorite food processor is the  KitchenAid  7-Cup Food Processor

For blenders, I use both the  Vitamix Blender and Ninja Master Prep Professional Blender

Every word of God is true.  He guards those who come to him for safety.
Proverbs 30:5 (NCV)


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Potato Salad (DF, GF)


This is REALLY good.  I LOVE the crunch of the celery and red pepper.  The dates in the 
vegan mayo give a slight sweetness to the salad - which I LOVE !!!!

Ingredients:
2 and 1/2 cups cooked potatoes and then chunked
2  Tbsp red wine vinegar
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1 small onion, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 small red pepper, chopped
1 Tbsp dried parsley flakes
1 tsp celery salt
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp dill weed
1 tsp turmeric
2 Tbsp prepared mustard
1 tsp celery seed
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 to 1 and 1/2 cups vegan mayo
1 tsp dry mustard
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paprika

Directions:
Toss cooked cubed potatoes in a bowl with the vinegar and let sit while preparing the other ingredients.

Add remaining ingredients to potatoes and vinegar and stir to combine.  Sprinkle paprika on top.


Tell me in the morning about your love, because I trust you.  Show me what I should do, because my prayers go up to you. 
Psalm 143:8  (NCV)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Baked Oatmeal with Sweet Potato (DF, GF)




This is DELICIOUS. My dad LOVES it (he actually eats it cold !!)  This can be eaten as oatmeal for breakfast or as a sweet potato casserole for lunch or dinner.

Adapted from this recipe.


Ingredients:
2 cups  Quaker old fashioned oats
cup chopped walnuts
2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut  (I use Bob's Red Mill)
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1 cup date syrup 
1 medium to large very ripe banana, mashed 
1 cup unsweetened almond milk  
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened orange juice
1 and 3/4 cups cooked and mashed sweet potato
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 

Directions:
Mix the wet ingredients in one bowl. 

Mix the dry ingredients in another bowl.    

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened.  

Pour into casserole dish bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.

O Lord, keep me out of the hands of the wicked.  Protect me from those who are violent, for they are plotting against me.
Psalm 140:4  (NLT)


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Curry Rice with Chickpeas (DF, GF)




I thought this had a REALLY good flavor - a slight heat from the curry powder.



Ingredients:
1 cup dry brown rice
1 can chickpeas beans, with liquid  
1 Tbsp curry powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
2 Tbsp dried cilantro flakes
1 and 3/4 cups water
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16-oz package of frozen broccoli, cooked

Directions:
Place all ingredients (EXCEPT broccoli) in a rice cooker and cook until done.

Combine rice with cooked broccoli.


I really like the Rival 6-Cup Rice Cooker.   It makes cooking rice SOOO easy.  I just put all the ingredients in the cooker .  So my rice dish is complete with spices and veggies when the rice is cooked.  The 6 cup isn't a big rice cooker, but it is plenty for 2 people.  


O Lord, rescue me from evil people.  Protect me from those who are violent,
Psalm 140:1 (NLT)

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Baked Oatmeal with Apples (DF, GF)


This is REALLY good. When I warmed it up the next day I did add a little additional milk.  It is a thicker baked oatmeal.  I LOVE the crunch from the walnuts and the sweetness from the raisins.

This is a very filling breakfast !!!  It will keep you from being hungry for hours !!!!



Ingredients:
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut  (I use Bob's Red Mill)
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3/4 cup date syrup 
1 medium to large very ripe banana, mashed or sliced
1 flax egg (1 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed mixed with 3 Tbsp water)
2 cups unsweetened almond milk 
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 
1 and 1/2 cups chopped apples 

Directions:
Mix the wet ingredients in one bowl. 

Mix the dry ingredients in another bowl.    

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened.  

Pour into casserole dish bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.

Estimated Nutritional Value per serving based on 8 servings:  Calories 369, Total Fat 17.2g, Cholesterol 0mg,  Sodium 130mg, Carbs 52.4g, Fiber 6.5g, Sugars 35.1g, Protein 7.6g


They may say, "Come and join us.  Let's hide and kill someone !  Just for fun, let's ambush the innocent!
Proverbs 1:11  (NLT)


Friday, March 25, 2016

Baked Corn Chips (GF)


Homemade corn chips are easy to make and healthier than the fried store bought corn chips.


Ingredients:
Corn tortillas
garlic salt

Directions:
Cut tortillas into quarters.  Sprinkle with garlic salt and Nutritional Yeast Flakes .
 
Place on cookie sheet lined with Regular Parchment Paper .  Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp.



My child, if sinners entice you, turn your back on them!
Proverbs 1:10 (NLT)


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Peanut Butter Mousse (DF, GF)


I was licking the spatula from making the wet ingredients for some muffins (Daniel Fast Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins - Take 2 - yet to come) and thought it was SOOOOOOOOOOO good that I needed to make it into a mousse !!!

It is GREAT to satisfy a sweet tooth !!!   Eat it as a snack or for dessert. I couldn't stop eating it !!!


Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 
8 large dates (I use medjool dates)
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 medium to large very ripe bananas (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup peanut butter (no sugar added)
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2 Tbsp Chia Seeds (I use Bob's Red Mill)

Directions:
Place all ingredients (EXCEPT chia seeds) in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Then add the chia seeds and pulse just until the chia seeds are slightly ground into smaller pieces.

Place into a glass jar with tight fitting lid.

Then refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
  

My favorite food processor is the  KitchenAid  7-Cup Food Processor
For blenders, I use both the  Vitamix Blender and Ninja Master Prep Professional Blender

Estimated Nutritional Value per serving based on 6 servings:  Calories 203,  Total Fat 11.2g, Cholesterol 0mg,  Sodium 107mg, Carbs 23.9g, Fiber 3.5g, Sugars 15.9g, Protein 6.2g


What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honor around your neck.
Proverbs 1:9 (NLT)


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Daniel Fast Sweet Potato Pineapple Raisin Muffins (DF, GF)



The pineapple, raisins and sweet potato provide sweetness and moisture to these muffins.  The blend of spices also give the muffins a nice flavor.

This recipe is adapted from this recipe.   One of my co-workers liked this muffin better because she liked having more pineapple and the raisins in the muffin.  I personally liked  this muffin  better because I liked it better with less pineapple !!!!

This is a thick batter.

As with all Daniel Fast muffins, since you can not use leavening agents (baking powder or baking soda),  they do not rise like "regular" muffins - resulting in a denser muffin.




Ingredients:
1 cup Quaker old fashioned oats
1 cup Oat Flour   (I use Bob's Red Mill)
3/4 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut  (I use Bob's Red Mill) 
3/4 cup pecans, chopped
3/4 cup raisins
1 and 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
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1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup pineapple tidbits
1 cup mashed sweet potato
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 medium to large very ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)

Directions:
Mix the applesauce, pineapple, sweet potato, vanilla and bananas in one bowl.

Mix the dry ingredients in another bowl.    

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened.  

Pour into muffin pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  

My favorite food processor is the  KitchenAid  7-Cup Food Processor

For blenders, I use both the  Vitamix Blender and Ninja Master Prep Professional Blender

I like using the silicone bakeware for my muffins.  The muffins  come out so easily and I don't need to grease the pan.  My favorites are:   Casabella Silicone Standard Muffin Pan,Casabella Silicone Large Muffin Pan, Casabella Jumbo Muffin Cups.


Estimated Nutritional Value per muffin based on 12 muffins:  Calories 223, Total Fat 10.3g, Cholesterol 0mg,  Sodium70 mg, Carbs 31g, Fiber 4.4g, Sugars 11.3g, Protein 3.9g



My child, listen when your father corrects you.  Don't neglect your mother's instruction.
Proverbs 1:8 (NLT)