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Groats (steel cut oatmeal) an easy week long breakfast (wheat free/dairy free) January 26, 2013

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So I wanted to make oatmeal for the week. It’s been super cold and snowy and I wanted to try soaking it again (why to soak grains). The first time I soaked it was a fail. I used yogurt as the acid and that was unpleasant. This time I soaked the groats with apple cider vinegar and rinsed it real good after a 12 hr soak (I was originally going to soak it for 24 hrs but I really wanted some oatmeal!). As I was rinsing all that milky goodness down the drain I thought that is probably really good for skin…..

3 cups of groats
3 tsp apple cider vinegar
warm water to cover

2 cups Coconut Milk (from Trader Joe’s- thanks Jess! much better than the watery coconut “drink” from So Delicious…so NOT delicious)
2 tbs coarse ground almonds
pinch sea salt
2 tbs unrefined coconut oil

Add 1st three ingredients into a glass bowl. Place in a warm spot for 12+ hours (I placed mine in the oven with the light on since it is cooooold in the house). Once you are done soaking rinse in warm water until you can’t smell the vinegar anymore (about 3 times did the trick). Toss soaked grains into a pot on the stove with the coconut milk, ground almonds, and sea salt and cook until soft (it took about 30 mins). Stir in coconut oil.

Yuuuum! This was so good warm and coconuty…next time I will probably add some vanilla and cinnamon but this weeks topping is brought to you by mom’s homegrown frozen figs cooked down with some blackberries.


Grain free Crackers (fail?) January 24, 2013

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Easy Grain Free Crackers (Grain free/ Dairy free/ Sweetener free)

1 cup coarsely ground almonds
1/2 c flax seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup chick pea flour
1 egg
pinch sea salt
1 tbs zatar
2 tsp garlic powder

Preheat over 350 degrees. mix together. spread evenly on baking sheet. score. bake 7 mins. flip bake 3 more mins.

I didn’t think I got them thin enough so they weren’t very crispy. but they smelled great! and tasted ok. My husband said they looked a funny….but he ate them! and enjoyed them! with some wine and cheese. win! I guess…

also really good with tomato paste smeared on top with some pepper jack cheese yum!


Kumquaty Hummus January 20, 2013

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Based off of my favorite hummus from Whole Foods

Kumquaty Tapanade Hummus

1/2 cup dried chick peas soaked til soft (or 1 15 oz can)
1/4 cup green olives
1/4 cup artichoke hearts
1/4 cup red roasted peppers
1/4 cup roasted garlic olive oil*
2 tbs lemon juice
2 tbs green olive jar “juice”

Process chick peas, green olives artichoke hearts, re roasted bell pepper, olive juice, lemon juice til smooth. While food processor is running slowly add olive oil to emulsify.

* How to make roasted garlic olive oil: in a small sauce pan add a whole bulb of garlic (peeled) and 2 cups of olive oil. put on stove on very low for 1 hour.