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Homemade Applesauce

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Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

Makes Approx.: 4 cups
Servings: Varies
Serving Size: Varies

Ingredients:
6 organic sweet apples
2 tsp. organic cinnamon (may add more if desired).
2 Tbs. freshly squeezed organic lemon juice

Prep:
Prepare apples, core, leave skins on, and cut into 1/2 inch pieces in size.

Making It:
Put apples into a large pot and add about 1/3 way full with filtered water, but not covering the apples.  Cover and bring to boil, cook for 10 minutes. (The skins should be shiny…this is the pectin from the apples.) When done, mash the apples with a potato masher and add the lemon juice and the cinnamon. Put 1/2 of the apples at a time in a food processor and process about 15-20 seconds, this makes it a chunky applesauce, but easier to eat. Store in a covered glass container.

Caution: Peel the apples for those who cannot chew the peeling (babies, children and elders without teeth) before cooking, to prevent choking.

ENJOY!
MARIE


Banana Ice Cream

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Banana Ice Cream

Banana Ice Cream

For the sweetest results, be sure to
freeze bananas when they are at their ripest!

Servings:  Makes 4 1/2 cups
Serving Size: Varies
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
5 ripe organic bananas, peeled, sliced, and frozen.
1/4 to 1/2 cup unsweetened organic coconut milk.
(or you can use almond, cashew, or rice milk.)
1 tsp. alcohol-free vanilla

Prep ahead:
Freeze bananas as least 24 hours in advance.

Making It:
1.  In food processor, combine the frozen bananas,
vanilla, and 1/4 cup of the milk. Cover and process
until smooth, add as much of the remaining milk
as needed.
2.  Serve immediately as a  soft-serve ice cream or
freeze for at least 4 hours for a scoopable ice cream.
Store in the freezer up to 3 weeks.

This recipe has been altered from “Forks Over Knives”
Magazine (Fall 2018) version, but it tastes just as yummy!

Most Delicious, Enjoy!

Marie


Brain Healthy Dark Chocolate Candies

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Brain Healthy Dark Chocolate Candies

Ingredients:
4 oz. Unsweetened dark chocolate bar (I found
Trader Joe’s Montezuma Brand)
4 oz. Organic unrefined coconut oil
3 Tbs. Organic raw honey
1 tsp. non-alcoholic vanilla

Making It:
1. Line a 9X12 inch baking sheet with parchment paper,
(optional may use candy molds) set aside.
2. Place all ingredients in a small glass or stainless
saucepan and heat until all ingredients are melted
together.
3. Pour the melted chocolate into the prepared pan
or candy molds. Put pan in the refrigerator and
let harden overnight. Next morning break into 1-2
inch squares or pop out of the molds. Store in
glass covered container in the fridge.

Enjoy all you chocolate lovers,
Marie


Raw, Non-Dairy Strawberry Cheesecake

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Raw, Non-Dairy Strawberry Cheesecake

Raw, Non-Dairy Strawberry Cheesecake

Serving Size: Approx. 12-16 slices
Servings:
1 slice
Prep Time:
2.5 hours + Freezer time

Hallelujah to Hallelujah Acres for this recipe!

Ingredients – Crust
1 cup walnuts
1 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup dates, pitted (soaked 1 hour)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut (optional)

Ingredients – Filling
3  1/2 cups cashews
2 cups fresh, organic strawberries*
3/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
3/4 cup raw coconut butter
3/4 cup unfiltered raw honey
1 Tsp pure vanilla extract (I use alcohol-free)
1/2 Tsp Redmond Sea Salt 

* You may substitute blueberries, raspberries or mangos.

Prep Ahead
Soak the cashews for 2 hours, then drain.

All of this can be done a day before you plan to serve.

Making It – Crust
Place all the crust ingredients except coconut in food processor with “S” blade and process until crumbly. Sprinkle coconut onto the base of a spring form pan, pie plate or 8 x 8 square Pyrex (coconut keeps the dough from sticking). Press mix evenly into pan to form a crust.

Making It – Filling
A food processor won’t work as well as a powerful blender. Here’s what helped me:

Place all the filling ingredients in a bowl. Then scoop out 1 cup at a time into the blender until smooth.  Pour into another large bowl. Continue this process until all the filling ingredients have been blended, smooth and creamy. Mix the blended bowl of filling and pour into prepared crust, tapping to remove bubbles and make sure pie plate is filled evenly. 

Cover and place in freezer until firm, usually about 12 hours. Return any uneaten slices to the freezer until next serving.

Notes to “Make It” Easier
It might help to pull the cheesecake out of the freezer about 8-10 hours and cut through the slices, recover and place back in freezer until ready to serve.
Then take out the desired slices to serve and allow to sit for 20 minutes or so. It will be more like a cheesecake consistency, mildly firm.

Enjoy!
Marie


Fudge Brownies

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Fudge Brownies

Fudge Brownies

Serving Size: approx. 1 inch squares 
Servings:
16 squares
Prep Time:
15-20  minutes

Double the recipe if needed

Ingredients:
1/2 cup organic coconut oil
1 cup  organic coconut sugar
2 Tbs. ground flax seed
4 Tbs. distilled or filtered water
2   1-ounce squares unsweetened Baker’s Chocolate, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (Bob’s Red Mill)
organic carob chips, to taste (optional)
1/2 cup organic walnuts, chopped (optional)

Prep Ahead:
Mix the ground flax seed and distilled or filtered water. Let sit for 15 minutes. 

Making It:
1.  Melt coconut oil and Baker’s Chocolate. remove from heat. Stir in  coconut sugar. Blend in flax seed mixture. Then add vanilla extract. Stir in flour, nuts, and carob chips. Mix well.

2.  Spread in a parchment paper-lined 8″x8″x2″ pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. DO NOT over bake. Cool on wire rack. Cut into 16 squares. Store in closed container in refrigerator.

*Wait one day before eating, if you can, they will taste better after sitting in the fridge overnight.

Enjoy!
Marie


Power Balls

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Power Balls

Power Balls

Makes: 24-30 Balls 
Servings:
Varies
Prep Time:
1-1 1/2 hours

Double the recipe if needed.
Use organic ingredients if possible.

Ingredients:
1  cup unsweetened coconut, divided (optional)
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raw pecan nuts, chopped
1/2 cup raw almond butter
1/2 cup raw tahini
1 cup organic dates, pitted, soaked
1 tsp vanilla extract (I use non-alcohol vanilla)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2- 3/4 cup carob powder
1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1/2 cup organic raisins
1 squirt liquid Stevia
1 cup raw almonds, ground very fine

Prep Ahead:
Soak dates for 30 minutes. If grinding the almonds in a blender, you can also grind it with the coconut.

Making It:
1. In large bowl, add the sunflower seeds, chopped pecans, carob powder, cinnamon, raisins, chocolate chips and coconut, if using.

2.  In food processor, add the soaked, drained  dates, tahini, almond butter, vanilla, stevia. Puree until mixture is well distributed. Add to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix with hands until mixed well.

3.  Shape 1 tsp of mixture into 1/2″ balls. Roll in ground almond and coconut (optional) to cover. Place in Tupperware container with waxed paper in between each layer.

Enjoy!
Marie