Sunday, 08 April 2018 21:07

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal

I LOVE Chocolate!  So, when I can add it to my breakfast, that is a huge bonus.  Eating a balanced breakfast is key to starting your day off right to balance your blood sugar and your hormones.
This chocolate cherry oatmeal will fill you up with the sweet taste of chocolate and cherries you will think you are having dessert.
Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal
1 cup steel cut oats
2 cups water
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
4 egg whites
2 tbsp raw cacao or cocoa powder
Toppings:  Frozen cherries, unsweetened shredded coconut, hemp seeds, chia seeds, raw cacao nibs
Cook the steel cut oats in the water and almond milk.  When cooked (about 20 minutes)  stir in the egg whites and cook another few minutes with the lid on, on low heat.  Mix in the cacao, and portion into individual containers.  Top with hemp seeds, chia seeds, raw cacao nibs or coconut.  
These individual servings can then be re-warmed the next day.
Top the above with frozen cherries on the hot oatmeal, when ready to serve.
Published in Breakfast
Sunday, 07 May 2017 23:44

Granola with Bee Pollen

2 ½ cups large flake oats
½ cup buckwheat, not roasted (should be green)
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup shredded coconut, un-sulphurized
2 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp sea salt
2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
2 tbsp unpasteurized honey
2-4 tbsp bee pollen, to your flavor preference
1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
2. Combine all ingredients, except bee pollen, in large bowl, using your hands to incorporate the coconut oil.
2. Spread in thin layer on cookie sheet.
3. Cook for 15 minutes, then toss.
4. Cook for an additional 15 minutes, taking care to not burn.
5. Once removed from oven, allow to cool slightly before adding bee pollen as high heat will denature it. Store in an airtight container.
Published in Breakfast
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 17:51

Hempseed & Chia Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just last week my daughter had some friends over to celebrate her birthday.  As we were enjoying dinner, all of her friends were telling me their favourite foods that I make and what I can make for them the next time they visit.  This chocolate chip cookie is Emma's favourite, and got a resounding yes from the rest of the crowd.
I wanted to  attempt  a new oatmeal chocolate chip recipe and incorporate two nutrient dense foods I love, chia and hemp seeds.
Talk about a powerhouse cookie! Some might even say, GOOD FOR YOU! Good luck trying to keep them out of these cookies.  
Hempseed & Chia Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/3 cup of spelt flour
1 1/2 cup of rolled oats
3/4 cup of coconut
1/3 cup chia seeds (whole)
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/2 cup of chocolate chips

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 cup of coconut oil

3/4 cup of raw cane sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. 
In another bowl, cream the coconut oil and sugar together, then add the egg and vanilla.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture.

Scoop out batter onto a greased baking sheet or use parchment or stoneware.
Press down with a fork.
  You can wet the spoon between pressing so the batter doesn't stick.
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
I found that under cooking left the cookies crumbly. I also froze half of the batch and they turned out great! ENJOY!!!
Published in Desserts & Treats