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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Chocolate Brownies - Take 2 (DF)

    


My husband LOVES these brownies.  When not on the Daniel Fast, I have also made these with gluten free flour and they come out fine.  I have also added 1 Tbsp instant coffee for a little different flavor (when not on the Daniel Fast) !


Ingredients:
2 large ripe bananas, sliced
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
6 large medjool dates, sliced
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1 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions:
Place the bananas, milk, vanilla and dates in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl until well combined.  

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.  Batter will be thick.

Spread into an 8x8 pan and bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 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


Sunday, October 16, 2022

Pumpkin Spice Butter / Spread / Hummus - (DF, GF)

   

I intended to make pumpkin spice hummus....BUT.....since I am not a huge pumpkin or pumpkin pie fan, I really didn't like it for my hummus ......SO....my husband tried it on toast as "butter" or "spread" for his toast.  He REALLY liked it on toast !!!   He said it kinda tastes like pumpkin pie and he LOVES pumpkin pie.  SO....try it as hummus or butter on toast or a spread !!!




Ingredients:
1 can pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can pumpkin puree
2 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 to 4 Tbsp milk,  or more until desired consistency
4 large medjool date (I usually cut into pieces)

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until desired consistency.  Add more milk, if needed to thin.

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


Sweet Potato Butter / Spread - (DF, GF)

  

My husband loves this on his toast !  It has a nice sweet potato spice flavor to it !  It keeps in the fridge for a few weeks.




Ingredients:

1 large sweet potato, cooked (between 1 and 1/2 to 2 cups)
1 ripe banana, sliced (about 1/2 cup - can be a little more)
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 large medjool date (I usually cut into pieces)

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until desired consistency.  

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


Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Black Bean Hummus - (DF, GF)

  


I am on a hummus kick !  I have been eating an apple every day dipped in hummus, so I am having fun with different hummus flavors !!!

I really like this black bean hummus !!!  It is right up there with my other favorites: Sun Dried Tomato Hummus - Take 2 (DF, GF) and Chocolate Hummus - (DF, GF)




Ingredients:
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed) 
1 tsp minced jar garlic
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 Tbsp dried parsley
1 Tbsp dried cilantro flakes
1/2 tsp paprika (I actually use smoked paprika )
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
2 to 4 Tbsp water or liquid from beans,  or more until desired consistency (I actually use all the bean liquid)

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until desired consistency.  Add water or liquid from beans, if needed to thin.



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


Saturday, September 24, 2022

Peanut Butter Hummus - (DF, GF)

 


I am on a hummus kick !  I have been eating an apple every day dipped in hummus, so I am having fun with different hummus flavors !!!




Ingredients:

1 - 15 oz can kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
a little less than 1/2 cup peanut butter (no sugar)
4 large medjool dates 
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until desired consistency.  Add water or liquid from beans, if you want it thinner.

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

Friday, September 23, 2022

Dog Food - Beef Turkey Potato Casserole

 

Our dogs LOVE homemade food....they sit at the stove waiting to eat it !! 


I started including potatoes since they are a good source of potassium.

Dogs can eat Pinto Beans, Black Beans, Kidney Beans, Lentils and Garbanzo Beans.



Ingredients:
1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground turkey (or chicken)
1 can chicken or beef broth
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1 cup uncooked rice
1 cup dry lentils  (I use Goya Lentils )
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1 pkg frozen spinach, thawed
2 cups sliced raw potatoes (white or sweet)
1/2 cup parm cheese
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp ground turmeric
1 Tbsp ground ginger
water

Directions:
In a dutch oven or large pot, brown the ground meat on the stove over medium heat.

Next add the quinoa and lentils - make sure they are cooked.

Finally add in the rest of the ingredients and cook until spinach and potatoes are done.

Keep adding water as needed.


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

No Oil (Oil Free) Pasta or Pizza Sauce (DF, GF)

I decided to try making pasta and pizza sauce that had no oil or sugar and could be used for the Daniel Fast.

Both my husband and I LOVE this sauce and we use it for both pasta and pizza.  The only difference is that I do not include the red pepper when making the sauce to use on pasta. 

I used to have to add my own spices to store bought pasta sauce to taste like I wanted it to taste.  With this sauce, we do not need to add anything to make it suitable to our taste. 




Ingredients:
2 - 8 oz cans of tomato sauce
2 tsp dried oregano
1 Tbsp dried basil
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp minced jar garlic
1 to 2 medjool dates (depending on desired sweetness - I use 1) 
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper (I only use when making it for pizza)
1/2 tsp ground fennel (optional)

Directions:
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Chickpea Flour Scrambled "Eggs" (DF, GF)

I decided to try another way of making "scrambled eggs" besides using tofu.

Both my husband and I thought this was really good.  I even had some leftover for the next morning and it still tasted fine.  


Ingredients:
1 cup chickpea flour
4 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast Flakes  (I use Now Foods)
2 Tbsp  Ground Flaxseed
 1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp  SMOKED PAPRIKA
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1 and 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

Directions:
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl until well combined.  Then add the almond milk and stir until well combined.  

Pour the chickpea flour mixture into a non-stick pan over medium heat.   Cook for about 2 minutes until the edges begin to get firm.  Then start to stir, chop and "flip" the mixture until desired "scrambled egg" consistency.  I cooked it for about 4 to 5 minutes to reach the consistency I prefer .

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Baked Oatmeal with Apples - Take 3 (DF, GF)

This is REALLY good. When I warmed it up the next day I did add a little additional milk and added a little coconut on top.  My husband doesn't like coconut or I would have sprinkled 1 cup of coconut on top before baking.

I also added spinach to get some extra greens in for the day !  Neither of us tasted the flavor of the spinach in the oatmeal.
This is a very filling breakfast !!!  It will keep you from being hungry for hours !!!!

My husband likes this one better than the "take 2" baked oatmeal.  This is a little more "crunchy".   He also adds maple syrup to his bowl of oatmeal.

This recipe is adapted from this recipe 





Ingredients:
2 and 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
4 cups - mixture of apple chunks, sliced bananas, and chopped dates (4 cups total)
3/4 cup raisins
Tbsp Ground Flaxseed 
2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
10 oz package frozen spinach (thawed - optional)
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1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut  (optional)

Directions:
Mix all ingredients (except almond milk and coconut if using) in a large bowl.  Stir until well combined.  

Pour into a 9" x 13" baking dish. 

Pour unsweetened almond milk over the top.

If using, sprinkle the coconut on top of the oats.

Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus - Take 2 (DF, GF)


This is a combination of this recipe and this recipe .

This is REALLY REALLY flavorful and delicious !!!  GREAT on apples and carrots !  It is not too spicy.







Ingredients:
1 can pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
1 Tbsp minced jar garlic
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes
2 to 4 Tbsp water or liquid from beans,  or more until desired consistency (I actually use all the bean liquid)
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika (I actually use smoked paprika )
1/2 tsp salt (optional)

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until desired consistency.  Add water or liquid from beans, if needed to thin.



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