Monthly Archives: January 2013
BLUEBERRY COOKIE BITES 2 ½ C almond flour (@ HONEYVILLE FARMS BLANCHED) ¼ t sea salt ¼ t baking soda 1/2 T Honeyville Farms Chef Tess Bakeresse Wild women of the East spice (or cinnamon) ½ C organic unrefined coconut oil 3 T raw organic coconut nectar, raw honey, agave nectar* 1-2 T water (if dough appears too dry & crumbly)* 1 t Bakery Emulsion (optional)** 1/2 Cup freeze dried blueberries*** @ HONEYVILLE FARMS BRAND BLANCHED ALMOND FLOUR FOR BEST RESULTS *If sweeter taste is desired, omit water, & +1T extra sweetener of choice **Used Honeyville Farms Princess Cake&Cookie brand ***Used Honeyville Farms brand Preheat oven 350 degrees. Soften coconut oil if not already liquid form. Mix dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients, except water. Combine the two mixtures. Add blueberries. Add water once mixed well, and add additional if batter … Read More
CHOCOLATE CRAVING ALERT! HEALTHY HOT COCOA SAVES THE DAY & WARMS YOUR BONES! This is an amazing substitution for store-bought, highly processed, & chemical-laiden hot chocolate, which I indulge in on occasion since it’s been pretty cold for us here in AZ! (in other words, in the 50s) And the teeny amount of caffeine in the cocoa (1 Tbsp of raw cocoa= 8mg caffeine) is enough to give you a slight kick, so be careful drinking too close to bed. Other cocoa benefits include being high in magnesium and antioxidants! Also, since this is a sugar free treat, sweetened with stevia, your blood sugar will not be on roller coaster mode & your pancreas will be happy too! Ingredients 1 cup water* 1-teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract 2 teaspoons unsweetened natural/ unprocessed cocoa or raw cacao powder** 1/4-1/2 teaspoon liquid stevia, … Read More
LAURA COOKS at Honeyville Farms test kitchen, Chandler, AZ, THURSDAY 1/31/13, 10am. BLUEBERRY COOKIE BITES (GLUTEN FREE, GRAIN FREE, REFINED SUGAR FREE) This is a FREE class & all are welcome! This is one of Laura’s Loves- another gutless guiltless snack- by far one of the healthiest baked goods you could eat! We ALL need a special treat every so often! But compromising your health does not have to be part of the experience! Not only do the BLUEBERRY COOKIE BITES fit into a paleo-eating plan, but even a vegan diet too! Simple & fun to make in your own kitchen & a great baking project for little kids (and us bigger kids!). Come & learn about the many options & substitutions that are possible with this recipe to nourish your creativity in the kitchen! Enjoy samples, product discounts, and … Read More
“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt Hello Tomorrow! When we can understand & accept that our limitations & restrictions in life are a mindset, they’re just an illusion, we move from the victim role to that of an empowered one. HOW do YOU choose to feel today? How do you want to feel? Empowered or powerless? Choose to have a say in your future vs. accepting the victim role. The pen is in YOUR hand- no one else’s. YOU write the story of YOUR LIFE! DREAM BIG.
BANANA CREAM MILKSHAKE 1/4 C coconut milk 1/4 C cashews* 2 large Medjool dates, halved, pitted** 1/2 C frozen bananas 1/2 T almond extract 1/2 T vanilla extract 2 C ice 1/4 t+ liquid stevia pinch sea salt *best soaked for at least 8 hours, drained,rinsed **Best soaked at least 8 hours in 1/2 Cup water (blended in with dates) In high-speed blender, blend 1st three ingredients, adding water from soaked dates. (use ice cream setting) Add remaining ingredients. (use milkshake setting) Blend additionally if needed until desired consistency is reached. Garnish with mint leaves. ENJOY!!
￼￼MINT-COCO MILKSHAKE￼ ￼1/2 C coconut milk￼ ￼1/2 C cashews*￼ ￼3 large Medjool dates, chopped, pits removed**￼ ￼2 T raw cacao nibs ￼1/4 C mint leaves, packed ￼1 T peppermint extract ￼1/2 t flaxseed meal ￼1 C ice ￼1/2 C frozen spinach ￼1/2 T+ liquid stevia ￼pinch sea salt ￼*best soaked for at least 8 hours, drained, rinsed ￼**Best soaked at least 8 hours in 1/2 Cup water (blended ￼in with dates) ￼￼In high-speed blender, blend 1st four ingredients, adding water from soaked dates. (use ￼ice cream setting) Add remaining ingredients. (use milkshake setting) Blend additionally ￼if needed until desired consistency is reached. ￼Garnish with mint leaves. ￼ENJOY!!
“The world is only a mirror. You will only see in the world what you’re prepared to see in yourself—nothing more and nothing less.” — Robert Holden I LIVE BY THIS PRNICIPLE. HOW PERFECT! LIKE A FREE EDUCATION EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY! IF YOU FIND YOURSELF UNHAPPY ABOUT THE EVENTS, YOUR JOB, OR RELATIONSHIPS IN YOUR LIFE, THAKE A MOMENT TO PONDER THE ABOVE QUOTE. IT CAN BE A BIT OF A BRAIN DRAIN AT FIRST, BUT TRUST IT, IT WORKS! THIS HAS HELPED ME GAIN AWARENESS OF BLOCKS IN MY LIFE THAT WERE PREVENTING ME FROM MOVING FORWARD AND ACCOMPLISHING MY GOALS. WITH AWARENESS, THERE BRINGS CHANGE. FROM EVERYTHING FROM TOTALING MY CAR, SEVERELY BURNING MY HAND, UNUSUAL HEALTH ISSUES, MEANNESS, etc.- IT ALL STARTS WITHIN. THE PROBLEM STARTS WITH YOU (the … Read More
“If YOU are irritated by every rub, how will YOU ever be polished?”-Rumi GET OUT & PLAY! You’re perfect exactly as YOU are. REPEAT REPEAT REPEAT You’re perfect exactly as YOU are. If you find yourself focusing on those things that are “wrong” with you or don’t match up to the media-moderated standards of beauty, REPEAT THE ABOVE AGAIN & AGAIN, EVERY STEP until you change your mind. Now, what’s right with you & what do you LOVE in your life & what are you grateful for today? Movement, Play, & Gratitude are just 3 of the simple ways to improve your self-image, mood, & even your health. If you question that, I DARE YOU, prove it wrong. Try it our for at least 30 days, and if you don’t experience positive results in those areas of your … Read More
HOW DO YOU SEE YOUR LONG ROAD AHEAD: IS IT AN OPEN ROAD OR ONE LITTERED WITH OBSTACLES & ROADBLOCKS? WHEN WE ARE TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT, OR CHANGE OUR LIVES IN WAYS THAT SEEM TOO LARGE TO FATHOM, THE TRANSFORMATION PROCESS MAY APPEAR AS ONE LONG, WINDY ROAD AHEAD. CAN YOU SEE YOUR GOAL AT THE END OF THE ROAD? CAN YOU ACCEPT YOUR SMALL GOALS & ACHIEVEMENTS ALONG THE WAY? The road may seem long sometimes, but if you can FIND Beauty & Joy FEEL Love & Gratitude BE of service to yourself & others with every step of the way, it will be a much happier life well lived! THE LONG ROAD MAY BE LONG, BUT IT IS AN OPEN ROAD IF YOU SEE IT AS SO.
FREE CLASS HONEYVILLE FARMS test kitchen THURS, 1/24, 10am!!!! Prepare yourself for the upcoming Super bowl party snackfest with a gutless guiltless snack to indulge in & impress your friends with! I’ll be baking GLUTEN FREE BAKED ‘PITA’ CHIPS with a hummus dip. Who doesn’t love some hummus with chips? Of course you do! But if you’re like me, follow a gluten free, low sugar diet, you have no interest in compromising your health & consuming overly processed & refined foods. Now it gets really exciting here! I’ll demo just one of the many options in my tool box to substitute traditional pita or tortilla chips. I’ll also prepare a simple hummus recipe to enjoy with our chips. Bring your friends! Enjoy samples, product discounts, & LAURA MADDEN LIFESTYLE healthy tips Q & A time. BAKED ‘PITA’ CHIPS 1 package Honeyville Farms Dannel’s gluten-free pizza … Read More
“I release into the universe my trust that my journey in life and all who walk my path with me are there by divine design. Therefore, I trust that along this path, others will always be there for me, even when I cannot see them waiting for me. And I open myself to be of service to those who may provide me the gift of empowerment.” -Caroline Myss Prayer for the day. New year, new practices. You will only master whatever you do on a consistent basis. Practice acceptance, become a master at acceptance Practice Fear, become masterfully fearful. etc, etc.
“Everyone is given one gift, a reason for being, and it’s our obligation to do something with it.” -Melissa Rosenberg My interpretation: Whatever we think, we can be. Whatever we can be, we must be! Our gifts, talents, uniqueness are meant to be expressed, shared, & broadcast for the world to see.
YOU LOOK GREAT! YES IT’S TRUE. NOW GO LOOK YOURSELF IN THE EYES & SAY IT OUT LOUD! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! When YOU feel good, YOU think you look good. When YOU look good, YOU feel good. When YOU believe in YOURSELF, YOU LOOK EVEN BETTER! When YOU LOVE YOURSELF FULLY, YOU LOOK YOUR BEST! LOVE & BELIEVE in yourself NOW!
Trust yourself, your instincts, you’re inner magic pill! It is the only way. “An authentic life does not require anyone else’s approval for your creative choices.” ~ Alan Cohen
IF YOU find yourself questioning your path, or your goals: ASK, who’s tune am I dancing to? Working with a coach, or a trainer to hold your hand is always going to benefit YOU in more ways than you may realize. Trained professionals help gain clarity of your mission & goals, identify limiting beliefs & internal roadblocks, & form a plan to reach those goals that fits YOU. YOU are guaranteed to end up better than YOU were before- no matter what- with CLARITY, CONFIDENCE, COURAGE to move forth.
Assignment of the day: Take just 3 min. CREATE your ideal life: WHO are you? WHERE are you? WHAT do you do? WHAT do people say about you? HOW will you be remembered? HOW do you feel when you look in the mirror?
“Travelers it is late. Spare no effort of your wings. LIVE. LIFE is brief.” -RUMI Where could YOU be holding back? Missing out on life’s miracles by not fully showing up for ourselves leaves us with a feeling of victimhood, jealousy, and lack. It’s simply a choice… SHOW UP FOR YOURSELF= LIVING LIFE ON PURPOSE= TRUE SUCCESS
FREE CLASS at HONEYVILLE FARMS test kitchen this THURSDAY, 1/10/13, 10am!!!! This is a FREE class, including demo, tasting, discussion, and product discounts. Please feel free to drop in any time, as this is a casual setting, and will last approximately 1 hour. The mini hash brown quiche is a great gluten-free alternative to the traditionally prepared quiche. It can also be made dairy free by simply eliminating the mozzarella for substituting! Each hearty, muffin-sized quiche is protein packed and a great brunch or lunch option, and very packable for days on the run. These look quite impressive for something so simple, which make them a great option to also offer guests, who will never guess it was thrown together in just a few simple steps! 2 Cups hash browns*: *2 T EVOO, butter, or coconut oil. *1/4 t … Read More
SCOTTSDALE HEALTH MAGAZINE 1/13
GLUTEN FREE FLAT BREAD PIZZA CRUST!!!! CLASS @ HONEYVILLE FARMS 1/3/12, 10am!!!! This is something very close to my heart! My family actually owns a pizzeria, but since going gluten free, I have only been able to indulge in the smell! Until I discovered Honeyville Farms’ Almond flour, started playing around, and came up with something best described as a rustic flat bread crust. This is crispy and does the trick! If you are gluten free, concerned with your blood sugar, or interested in losing weight (why not, it’s a New Year!), I highly suggest you come in for a taste & learn how you can do this on your own- you will be shocked at just how simple it is!!! 3 eggs 1/2 T EVOO 1 T Italian Seasoning (or blend dried oregano, parsley, garlic & thyme) 3 C … Read More