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.

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

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 !!!!

2 and 1/2 cups cooked potatoes and then chunked
2  Tbsp red wine vinegar
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

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)