Grainless Granola

This recipe creates a marvelous granola from a medley of seeds and nuts.

Nut-Seed Granola - Mason Jar

It works well as a cereal, snack, on top of yogurt parfait or a garnish on a dessert.

Grainless Granola
My take on a recipe from the Elimination Diet by
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups raw pumpkin seeds
  2. 2 cups raw sunflower seeds
  3. 3 tablespoons hemp seeds
  4. 1 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
  5. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  6. ½ to 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  7. ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  8. ¼ cup pure maple syrup or Wax Orchards Fruit Sweet
  9. ¼ cup melted coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  2. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Place the pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and coconut in a food processor fitted with the “s” blade.
  4. Process until you have a chunky, coarse meal.
  5. Pour into a medium mixing bowl and add the hemp seeds, cinnamon, ginger, and salt; stir together.
  6. Add the maple syrup or Wax Orchards Fruit Sweet and coconut oil; stir together well.
  7. Spread the mixture out onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 35 minutes, turning the granola over about halfway through baking.
  8. Remove from the oven. Let cool completely to crisp up.
  9. I store in a mason jar.
Adapted from The Elimination Diet
Adapted from The Elimination Diet
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Here is an idea to use the granola as a dessert topper. Choose a couple of fruits, unsweetened coconut flake and drizzle with a good balsamic vinegar.

strawberry-kiwi granola dessert

 Eating healthy doesn’t need to be boring.  Let’s make choices to fuel our body so we can be the best us we can be.  Let’s treat our bodies with the respect they deserve for they are heavenly made.

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Soy Reduction

A soy reduction is easy to make and works well anytime you want to add another layer of flavor – drizzle on grilled fish, cooked veggies or place a thin layer in the bottom of a salad bowl.  Because wheat is something in our family, we need to be careful of – I use tamari sauce.  Want to know the difference between soy sauce and tamari sauce? – Read Here

Soy Reduction - Fish

Soy Reduction
A sauce that can be used over fish, chicken, cooked veggies or in a salad
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup light soy sauce or tamari sauce
  2. 1/2 teaspoon each minced garlic and ginger
  3. 2 teaspoons sugar
  4. 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  5. 1/4 tsp of sesame seed oil
  6. salt and pepper
  7. Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/soy-ginger-reduction-recipe.html?oc=linkback
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients in a small saucepan, heat and reduce until syrupy; drizzle through a strainer
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Soy Reduction - Pan
Combine all ingredients into a small saucepan

Soy Reduction - finished
After reduction – place through a small mesh colander.  This will catch all the small pieces of ginger and garlic.

What other items could you use this on?  Rice, ?

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Chia Almond Butter Fruit Dip

This is a yummy fruit dip to make and makes eating an apple seem not so ordinary.  You’ll want to let the yogurt mixture sit for an hour or two to let the chia soften.

Chia AB Fruit Dip

Chia Almond Butter Fruit Dip
Serves 2
Almond Butter and Apples go so well together and this dip gives some fluff to the almond butter.
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Ingredients
  1. 4 Tbsp Greek Plain Yogurt (I use Fage 2%)
  2. 1 Tbsp All Natural Almond Butter (I used Justin's Classic)
  3. 7 drops of Coconut Stevia (maple syrup or honey could also be used)
  4. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  5. 1 Tbsp chia
  6. 1 Tbsp raw sunflower seeds
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients except sunflower seeds in a bowl until smooth (you can do this with a spoon) Then add in sunflower seeds and stir.
  2. Place in refrigerator for 2 hours before serving with a sliced apple.
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Here are a few other recipes using apples:

Apple Cake - finished

Upside Down Apple Cake

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Stuffed Apples

Here are some useful tools to have when working with apples.

Apple Peeler and Corer

Paring Knife

What is your favorite way to eat apples?

 

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