When my children were young, I used to make German pancakes for them on Christmas morning. Of course, these are traditionally made with white flour. I was elated when I figured out how to make them with an alternative flour! I typically serve them with raspberries that I have simmered on the stove top with a little maple syrup. [Read more…] about Healthy German Pancakes
Some of you might know that my son married the love of his life last month in one of the most beautiful ceremonies I have ever seen. One of the parts of the ceremony I loved the most was when his wife said, “we are not meant to be together, we choose to be together. Over the last 11 years we have chosen each other again and again and again. This is not destiny or serendipity, this is conscious choice that we will continue to make for the rest of our lives.”
WOW! What wisdom from one so young..
As the weather is changing, it’s nice to have something warm in your hands to drink. Wouldn’t it be great if that something warm to drink was also not harming your gut bacteria, bones, and adrenal/hormone balance? This is what coffee does. That’s why I love chai. Not the sugar and caffeine laced chai from Starbucks, but chai you make at home in bulk that can last you all season. I make up large glass canisters of different chai recipes and rotate them to suit my mood during the fall, winter and spring. Now I add Pique Tea crystals to my mixture and get even better digestive health and anti-oxidant value from my cup of tea. Try these and let me know what you think!
Quick and Easy Chia Pudding
Prep time: 10 minutes
- 1 cup coconut milk (or coconut cream)
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch of sea salt
- Cinnamon, shredded coconut, or fruit (optional)
- Place coconut milk in a mason jar and add chia seeds, salt, cinnamon and vanilla. Shake vigorously. Place in the fridge.
- Chill until pudding consistency. Add toppings as desired.
Quick and Easy Almond Butter Coconut balls
Prep time: 15 Min
- 1 cup almond butter (or use sunflower seed butter if there’s a nut allergy)
- 2 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Unsweetened coconut shreds
- Honey or stevia to taste
- Pinch of sea salt
- Mix all ingredients in mixing bowl and stir with spoon until well blended. You can add cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, or other spices if you want a different taste.
- Roll into walnut size balls.
- Roll into coconut shreds to coat.
- Place on a plate and chill. ENJOY!
Shakshouka (shakshoka, chakchouka, shak-shouka, shak shouka) is a dish I was served whilst traveling in Africa. Our lovely hostess served it out on the veranda where we ate in the company of ostriches, buffalo, flamingoes, zebras, and giraffes who were quietly grazing and roaming the expansive land that surrounded her conservancy home in Kenya. [Read more…] about Paleo Brunch – African Shakshouka