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Coconut Bars

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Posted: April 1, 2010

Speaking of coconut…wowsers these are fabulous! I used the same ingredients that are in the coconut cream pie larabars and they turned out pretty good. The portions aren’t exact so you might need to play around with it to get the bar consistency. Yum yum, go coconuts! Mandy’s Version of Coconut Cream Pie Bars 1 1/2 C Almonds, unsoaked1/2 C Cashews, unsoaked1 C shredded coconut6 pitted dates3-4 Tbsp coconut oil Process nuts in food processor then add remaining ingredients until it all sticks together. Pat into an 8×8 pyrex pan and refrigerate to firm up bars. Enjoy!

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Coconut Oil

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Posted: March 30, 2010

Many of the recipes on this blog call for coconut oil. It has been a running joke that I am half-coconut. I absolutely LOVE it in all forms…shredded, flakes, milk, young coconuts, mature coconuts, coconut oil, coconut water…you name it, if it comes from a coconut I’ll eat it 🙂We buy coconut oil in bulk from http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/They have a great website with lots of good information so check it out!

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Garlic Burgers with Pepper Cheese and Guacamole

Garlic Burgers with Pepper Cheese and Guacamole

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Posted: March 29, 2010

De-li-cious!!! I am a big fan of Denny’s garlic burgers but this made them extra special! Garlic Burgers garlic and beef (haha…it really is that easy!) We normally use 3-4 cloves and mix in with 1 pound grass feed beef and then grill to your liking with sea salt and black pepper. Guacamole You can get fancy with this, but we were going for a fast and easy supper. I used 1 and half avocados, fresh lime juice and garlic salt to taste. Black Pepper Cheeze 1 C cashews (soaked mine for a few hours)Juice of 1 lemon (~2 Tbsp)2 […]

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Lemon Pudding Coconut Cupcakes

Lemon Pudding Coconut Cupcakes

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Posted: March 21, 2010

These take a little bit of time, but are sooooo worth it! What a great alternative to take to a birthday party! Lemon Pudding 1/3 C cashews1 1/2 bananas1/4 C lemon juice (1-2 lemons)1 Tbsp agave syrup Cupcakes 2 1/2 C pecans1/2 C shredded coconutpinch of sea salt5 pitted dates3 Tbsp alcohol free vanilla extract**** Topping 1/2 C shaved coconut ****I missed the “alcohol free” on the vanilla extract and mine apparently had alcohol in it and whew! it was a bit alcohol-ly tasting, so I would either use a whole vanilla bean or decrease the amount if you don’t […]

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SOURCES-Grass Fed Beef & Free Range Chickens

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Posted: March 20, 2010

The beef guy is Richard Potter and his number is 417-435-2250. Website is www.organiccattle.com and his email is rapotter@prodigy.net. Free Range Chickens come from Justin and Elizabeth Lingle. Their home number is 479-846-2334.

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Taco Salad with Nacho Cheese

Taco Salad with Nacho Cheese

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Posted: March 20, 2010

Threw together a last minute salad for dinner… I sauteed ground beef* and onion with “taco seasoning” (chili powder, garlic, s&p, cayenne), andthen placed it on some mixed greens with avocado. You could add more veggies if you have time. Topped it off with Nacho “Cheese” Nacho Cheeze 1 C macadamia nuts (I used cashews b/c I had them on hand)Juice of 1 lemon, about 2 Tbsp.1/2 Tbsp. Braggs Liquid Aminos1/2 Tbsp. tumeric1 tsp cayenne1/2 C water Process nuts, lemon juice, braggs, tumeric and cayenne and slowly add just enough water for desired consistency. *Grass fed, grass finished beef (see […]

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Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

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Posted: March 14, 2010

Chocolate Mousse….wow! yum yum! 4 pitted medjool dates, soaked 1/4 C honey or maple syrup 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 C mashed avocado (1 1/2 avocado) 1/4 C plus 2 Tbsp cocoa powder 1/4 C water Add all ingredients to vita-mix and viola! We added some fresh strawberries and then I decided to get creative and layer the mousse with Vanilla Creme Sauce (see recipe below) Vanilla Creme Sauce 1 C soaked raw cashews 1/4 C plus 2 Tbsp water 2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean Place all ingredients in blender and […]

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Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa)

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Posted: March 8, 2010

Quinoa is not a grain, but is actually the seed of the Chenopodium or Goosefoot plant. The quinoa seed is high in protein, calcium and iron, and contains an almost perfect balance of all eight essential amino acids. What a wonderful food! I have a couple of recipes that I use, but this one is my favorite, and I like it hot or cold. 1/2 C red onion, chopped2 tsp fresh garlic, minced1 Tbsp coconut oil1-2 carrots, grated1 C quinoa, rinsed and drained2 C water1/4 tsp sea salt Rinse grain under cold water to remove coating. Melt coconut oil in […]

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What is a Vita-Mix??

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Posted: February 23, 2010

The world’s coolest blender…I even hesitate when I say the word blender because it is so much more. I have had a vita-mix for more than 7 years and I use it everyday, multiple times a day. It is absolutely incredible! It is especially handy now that I am making Jude’s baby food. Every time I turn it on he starts flapping his arms 🙂 You can check out their website at www.vitamix.comWe have brochures at the office and if you decide you want to get one, you can use the code 06-004000 and get free shipping ($25 value).

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Vanilla Almond Mylk

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Posted: February 21, 2010

This makes a great alternative to Dairy or Soy Milk and it tastes sooooo good!! 1 C almonds1 vanilla bean4 pitted dates5 C water Place all ingredients into vita mix and blend! Can strain through a nut milk bag if you prefer less texture. Will store in fridge for up to 4 days *taken from Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen by Ani Phyo

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