Monthly Archives: November 2012
Pumpkin pie I created this irresistible pumpkin pie on the spur of the moment on Thanksgiving day, only because I was practicing my new almond flour pie crust and had one I just had to fill with something, along with way too much squash and sweet potatoes than we could eat! Other than baking the squash(s), & the crust, this is entirely no-bake, gluten-, grain-, dairy-, & refined sugar-free! FUN! And it turned out so great even my husband eats it (he actually doesn’t even eat pumpkin pie, but he’ll eat this!) ½ C dates, chopped ¼ C coconut nectar or honey ¼ C raw cashews 1 T cinnamon 1 T vanilla 1 T allspice 2 t ginger pinch of sea salt 1 C frozen banana, sliced 3 C pumpkin, winter squash, sweet potatoes, baked* 3+ T water * *used … Read More
Free Cooking demo this THURSDAY, 11/15, 10am at Honeyville Farms, Chandler, AZ This week I’ll be demonstrating an apple pie with gluten-free, grain-free pie crust, made with Honeyville Farms blanched almond flour. I am so excited to share this recipe, since it is a much healthier variation on the traditional crust made with refined, highly processed, high glycemic index flours. If there is a healthier option out there, why not take advantage of it? That’s what I was thinking when I came up with this recipe, which is an adapted version of many other almond flour crusts out there. I hope you will try it out on your own & share with lots! Simple almond flour Crust 2 Cups Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour ¼ C softened unsalted organic butter, or organic palm shortening ¼ t sea salt ½ t baking … Read More
The Green Monsta 1 avocado 1 banana (frozen) (small-medium) 12 dates approx. (room temp.) ½ C frozen spinach ½ C raw cashews ¼ C coconut nectar, honey, or maple syrup 1 T almond extract juice of half a lemon (2-3 T) 1 t cinnamon &/or allspice pinch salt Blend in Vitamix, Blendtec, food processor, or other high-powered blender until well blended. Pour into piecrust of choice. Shown here with Simple Almond flour crust. Simple almond flour Crust 2 Cups Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour ¼ C softened unsalted organic butter, or organic palm shortening ½ t sea salt ½ t baking soda 1 T vanilla extract 1 T water 2 T maple syrup, honey, or coconut nectar (OPTIONAL) In a medium bowl, combine almond flour & salt In a small bowl, combine butter & vanilla Stir wet ingredients into dry. Add … Read More
Hello cooking buddies!! I’ll be cooking up Pumpkin Snickerdoodles this Thursday, 11/8 at 10am, at Honeyville Farms, Chandler. These are super simple and perfect when you are entertaining or want a little something special for the holiday season. And they just happen to be: GLUTEN, GRAIN, REFINED SUGAR FREE low glycemic index higher in protein, fiber and vitamins and minerals lower in carbohydrate & calories than those conventionally made with wheat wheat flour. Come learn about the benefits of cooking with almond flour as an alternative to highly processed, toxically treated, & nutritionally devoid wheat flour! Enjoy a demo, taste, and a product discount. This is a FREE class, and will conclude by 11am. If you are free that morning, I hope you can join me. Honeyville Farms 33 South 56th Street- Ste 1 Chandler, AZ 85226 http://local.honeyvillegrain.com/chandler-retail-store.html 480-785-5210 Recipe: … Read More
It is amazing to me the beauty that abounds all around us. I started this garden just 6 weeks ago. This photo marks week 4, at which time I started using my friend Ken’s special sauce: organic homegrown compost & tea, which happens to be made entirely of bananas! It is amazing stuff! My plants are growing like weeds now. It is truly magical to experience & witness real life in nature- My own backyard! As soon as I start to harvest, I’ll be hosting a great big feast right here in my yard for some of my closest food lover friends. Stay tuned. More photos to come!