This is a fun, pink adaptation of a traditional Italian Amaretti. I adjusted it to my lower sweetness level with coconut nectar and stevia. You can dust with powdered sugar or ground coconut sugar for that extra added sweetness and traditional look.
Decoration suggestions: Chocolate chips, marshmallows, peanuts, rosemary sprigs, powdered sugar.... have fun!
It's Strawberry Season!!!!
Oh I just love fresh, sweet strawberries, don't you!? My mom used to marinate them in sugar and put them over sponge cake with fresh whipped cream. I think they are good all by themselves! But feel free to put them on pancakes, ice cream, cake, etc...
Strawberries have a strong sour undertone that is balanced by a little sweet. The honey, sugar, or maple with break them down into a lovely syrup. Please pick wisely the type of sugar you use. Cane sugar is a good preserver, but lowers the immune system and leaches minerals from our bones and teeth making us weak. There are plenty of other options for sweet. Do the one that works for you. I'm a honey girl!
16 oz. Fresh Strawberries
1-2 Tbs. Honey or: coconut sugar, date sugar, maple syrup, maple sugar, birch xylitol, date syrup....
Chocolate Mint Macaroon: White Mint Macaroon:
1 cup Blanched Almond Flour 1 cup Blanched Almond Flour
1 cup Shredded Unsweetened Coconut 1 cup Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
1/4 tsp. Sea Salt 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
1/2 tsp. Vanilla 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
3 drops Stevia 3 drops Stevia
1/2 cup Duch Process Cocoa Powder 4-5 tbs. Coconut Oil, melted
4-5 tbs. Coconut Oil, melted 2-3 tbs. Honey or Maple Syrup
2-3 tbs. Honey or Maple Syrup 1/2 tsp. Mint extract
1/2 tsp. Mint extract 1/4 cup Fresh Mint, chopped
1/4 cup Fresh Mint, chopped 1/2 cup GF Chocolate chips
1/2 cup GF Chocolate chips
1 cup Hemp Seeds
1 cup Pine Nuts
1 Tbs. Umeboshi vinegar
1/3 cup Lemon juice
1/2 cup Olive oil
4 drops of Stevia
1/2 sheet of Nori
2 tbs. Capers
1-2 Tbs. Fresh Jalapeños
1-2 Cloves Garlic
2 Tbs. Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 cup Water
Salt and Pepper to taste
It's summer! Had to think up a fun snack for some Vegan clients of mine. Their kids love peanut butter, but this could easily be any nut butter you prefer. I like to serve it on a hot day directly out of the freezer for added coolness, but texture is wonderful out of the fridge, too. Happy no-baking! Keep cool....
6-8 Madjool Dates, soaked 1 hour
3/4 cup Raw Almonds
1/2 cup Raw Walnuts
Optional: 3 Tbs. Raw Cocoa powder
1/2 cup Grape juice
1 tsp Agar agar or grass fed gelatin
1 can High fat Coconut cream (like 15% or higher)
1 cup Nut butter of choice
1/4 cup of sweetener of choice (I used honey but maple or date, etc would be fine)
4 drops of Stevia
1 tsp. Vanilla
pinch of Sea Salt
2 Tbs. Coconut oil, at liquid temp.
This is a great way to use up any extra raw crust when making tarts. They are a fun snack that you can make in a rainbow of flavors using dried fruit mixed with your choice of nuts and seeds. Adding things like cocoa powder or other nutritious powders to change the outcome. Have fun and make it just right for you!
Leftover Raw Tart Crust or start from scratch:
1 cup soft nut like walnuts, cashews, etc
1 cup hard nut like almonds
6-8 Dried fruit like Dates (Madjool is best) or any other you like
Vanilla or other extract
1 Tbs. cocoa powder or other nutritional powder you like
1 tsp. sweetener, to taste if needed (chocolate can be very bitter!)
This is such a refreshing spring or summer tart! Full of flavor with a zing of lemon and added locally grown fresh berries... When I was a little girl, for my birthday, I would usually be asked what kind of cake I wanted. Chocolate? or Vanilla? Strawberry or lemon was my choice! This tart brings both together magnificently. MMMMMMmmmmmmm! My clients like it so much, that I figured I better share so everyone can benefit. Happy Spring!
1 cup Walnuts
1 cup Almonds
6-8 Dates (Madjool are best)
1/2 cup Lemon Juice
6 Drops Stevia
1/4-1/2 cup butter or ghee
5 Large Pasture raised eggs
1/4-1/2 cup Wild Honey
This recipe is for my friend Tony. He is a Standard American Eater who just recently found out about the benefits of coconut oil. He was a coconut hater previously. This is a good reminder that the quality of the food makes a difference. The reason he disliked coconut so much was due to the sweetened, preserved, dried, shredded coconut from childhood. Nothing like fresh young coconut, or Organic cold pressed Extra virgin Coconut oil. He's noticed his skin is softer after months of taking 2 tbs/day. I've done it before, but I don't care for a mouth full of oil, so I was inspired by the peppermint in the garden to make a much more fun version. This is great for the holidays or just anytime. I keep it ready for action for company or after-dinner mint.
1 cup Organic Extra virgin coconut oil
1/3 cup Honey (or other liquid sweetener you prefer)
4-5 drops of Stevia
1 tsp. Peppermint extract
Optional: 2-3 Tbs. fresh Peppermint
1-2 cups of Organic fair trade dark chocolate chips
Small ice cream scoop or melon baller
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