Crazy for pumpkin?

Lately I’ve been craving pumpkin!!! Anyone else need a slice of pumpkin pie fix?

Being on a mostly raw lifestyle I came up with this yummy smoothie recipe today!!!

Pumpkin Nut Smoothie

Pumpkin Nut Smoothie

1 C Almond milk (homemade, do not strain)
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 C canned pumpkin
Sweetener (optional) you could use 3 dates or 1 T Honey or Maple syrup.

Instructions:

To make almond milk

Soak about 14 natural raw almonds for about an hour.

Dump the ‘soak’ water and add 1 cup fresh water.

Blend for about a minute. Do not strain.

For smoothie

Add the nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and sweetener of choice.

Blend, serve chilled

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Chunks-O-Protein (Almond Oat Balls)

Get ready, set, go!

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Chunks-O-Protein (Almond Oat Balls)

Ingredients:

1 C (Gluten Free) Rolled Oats

2/3 C Unsweetened Coconut Flakes

1/3 C Ground Flax

1/2 C Chocolate Chips (use raw cacao chips for raw version)

Pinch of Sea Salt

1/3 C Maple Syrup (or honey)

1 tsp Vanilla

1/2 C Almond Butter

Directions:

Mix first 5 ingredients in large bowl.

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Add ‘wet’ ingredients and mix well.

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Roll into 24 equal sized balls.

Refrigerated for one hour.

Enjoy!

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Yummy-licious! Homemade Raw Pesto

Homemade Raw Pesto

Yummy-licious!

Simple and tasty!  We use this pesto on Ezekiel Wraps to make quesadillas and on Ezekiel english muffins with tomato, mozzarella, and avocado!

Ingredients:

Garlic, Basil, Olive Oil, and I added some homemade chili powder!

Fresh Garlic

Fresh Garlic

Fresh Basil

Fresh Basil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Be brave and add a dash of chili powder!

Be brave and add a dash of chili powder!

Directions: Toss into food chopper/processor, pour into container, and mix well!

Viola!

Viola!

Preserving Green Onion

Savor the flavor!

I went to a friends garden and had so many green onions!  I hate to waste so I had to come up with something to do with them!

I washed, dried, chopped in my Ninja with a little extra virgin olive oil.  Then poured into ice trays!

Uses, just add a ‘cube’ to any stir fry or soup for yummy flavor!

Rinse & Dry onion

Rinse & Dry onion

Toss in food chopper with a little EVO.

Toss in food chopper with a little EVO.

Pour into ice tray & freeze!

Pour into ice tray & freeze!

Vegetarian Curry Soup

We took a trip to a Farmers market this morning to get our weekly veggies.  On our way out, there was a woman selling food.  I tried her soup and it was pretty tasty!  Yup, you guessed it!  It was so good I had to whip up a soup of my own for dinner!  I hope you like it as much as I did!

Vegetarian Curry Soup (GF/V/DF)

Vegetarian Curry Soup

Vegetarian Curry Soup

Ingredients:

3 Cloves Garlic

1 tsp. olive or sesame oil

6 Cups Water

4 Small Red Potatoes (Quartered with peel)

4 Carrots (Sliced or Julienned)

1 Celery Stalk (Chopped)

6-8 Fresh Green Beans (Cut into small pieces)

1 – 4 inch piece of parsnip (Thinly Sliced)

1 T Muchi Curry Powder

1 Large Handful of Baby Kale

1/3 Cup Coconut Milk (optional-not shown in photo)

Directions:

1. Mince garlic then brown in pan with 1 tsp oil.

2. Add water, potato, carrots, parsnip, green beans, and celery.

3. Bring to a quick boil, then reduce to simmer.

4. Add curry powder and simmer for 45 minutes.

5. Turn stove off and toss in the baby kale.  Mix so kale will lightly wilt from heat.

6. Add coconut milk and enjoy!

Let me know what you think!

Breakfast for two

I’ve put several miles on the ‘ol Vitamix lately!  Grateful to own one and my body has been thankful I’m putting it to good use!

I’ve been on this spinach craze lately.  I joined a 30 day green smoothie challenge and have my own “raw” group that I share info with almost daily .  Since I had already been increasing raw food in my diet, I decided to go along with the green!  I’ve made some very tasty smoothies and one lately that wasn’t so tasty. I won’t bother to share that one, yeah, it was THAT bad!

This was what we had for breakfast a couple of days ago!

Breakfast for two

Breakfast for two

Well, not quite like that, of course.  Tossed it in the Vitamix first!

Viola!

Viola!

Got my spinach ‘fix’ and a healthy breakfast!

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Easy Paleo Pancakes

I promised the kids I’d make pancakes for breakfast!  These were so easy to make!

I only used 5 ingredients but you could use as little as 3 if you like!

Paleo Pancakes

Ingredients:

3 Eggs

1 Banana

2 T Coconut Flour

1 T Cinnamon (optional)

1/2 tsp vanilla

Step 1:

Start by mixing banana and egg first, then add other ingredients.
Continue mixing until well blended. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Step 2:

Lightly “grease” pan.
(Coconut oil or butter if you choose)
Pour 3 small circle onto hot pan.
Cook for 3-4 minutes (or until topside looks mostly cooked)
Flip over for 1 minute.

Step 3:

Put on a plate.
Top with whatever inspires you!

(Idea: Try blending strawberries or blueberries!)

Enjoy!

*For a different variation, try adding 2T Cocoa Powder for chocolaty pancakes!*

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