Gifts of Food Library
High Fiber and Nutrient Breakfast
1 ½ cup of carrots left over from juicing, 2 Tablespoons Flax Seeds, ½ cup of milk, Fresh fruit or berries can also be added. I love blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, or huckleberries.
Variety of Greens
This is something I do almost every year. I usually pick my apples from the tree and hopefully most of the time they are organic. Then I core them, cook them on the stove for about half an hour. Let them cool a bit and blend them up before I can it in jars or eat it fresh.
No Bake Cookies
I made these with the kids the other night and loved them
Blueberry Flax Cookies
heat in a double boiler or temperature controlled pan ¼ cup Coconut oil, ¼ cup peanut butter, and ¼ cup cocoa powder or carob powder.
After these are mixed together and warm add 1 teaspoon honey, or ¼ teaspoon stevia, or 1 teaspoon molasses.
Then mix in 1 cup of Oats, ½ cup of flax, ¼ cup mixed nuts, ¼ cup sunflower or sesame seeds.
The mixture will be runny, so spoon it out into a cookie sheet. Add fresh or frozen blueberries liberally to the top. Then place it in the freezer for a few minutes. Makes about 8 medium size cookies.
Healthy Chocolates Class
Main Dish Meals
Salsa and Chips
I have taken to blending many of my ingredients for this because it is faster. You can blend parts or all of the ingredients. I usually use two pitchers full to make this.
You can use any of your favorite chips. I love Lukes Organic chips with seeds in them.
In a large bowl dice and combine 4 cloves garlic, 1 medium onion, 1 large bunch cilantro, 4 Cups of Cabbage, 4 cups of Tomatoes, 2 Tablespoons fresh Lime juice, 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice. I also sometimes add red bell peppers to mine. If you like some heat in your you can add hot peppers.
This is really easy cup up 2 to 3 cups of your favorite veggies and put them in your steamer until tender. It will very depending on the kind of veggies. Check it once in a while and see if it is done. Mine usually takes about 30 minutes.
Steaming rice is also really easy
I soak my rice over night in filtered water. Then I rinse it and put it in the steamer with more water. Brown rice takes about 1 hour in my steamer and white about 30 minutes.
I love pasta!
Mung bean noodles are something I discovered a while ago. They cook really fast about 2 minutes or you can just poor boiling water over them. They add a huge amount of hearty to recipes, much more filling than regular noodles.
There are all kinds of pasta today so choices are multiple. You can get organic, non GMO, gluten free, or you can make your own.
There are sweet potato noodles that work really well with green beans. These are available at many Asian markets
Stir Fry something I eat lots of in the summer. It is fast and easy cut up 2 or 3 cups of your favorite veggies, add a bit of water, 1 to 2 teaspoons of Bragg’s liquid aminos, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, a pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon turmeric, 1 teaspoon basil.
A second Stir Fry
Canned Vegetable Soup
1 quart jar of canned vegetables, 1 can of coconut milk, add spices if you didn’t can them with your soup.
Summer Squash Soup
Summer Tomatoe Soup
4 cups of tomatoes ends cleaned and blended till smooth.
1 12.3oz package of Tofu blended with tomatoes
3 teaspoons basil dried
2 cloves garlic or 2 teaspoons powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 8 oz container of mushrooms minced
1 medium onion minced
1 clove or 1 teaspoon garlic
saute in frying pan with olive oil till onions are translucent
1 12.3 oz package of silken Tofu
1 cup water
blend till smooth heat with other ingredients at Medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes or until it is thoroughly warmed.
Specially for Diabetics
California Rolls or Sushi
cut in thin slices
1 to 3 carrots
½ small cabbage
2 red or orange bell peppers
½ onion, green onions, chives, garlic tops
Fresh basil, oregano, rosemary, or sage
3 cups whole grain rice cooked slightly sticky varieties work best but one can also had humus to help with stickiness or some tapioca flour in the rice
Place seaweed wrap on counter and layer with a measure of rice. Add veggies in your favorite combinations and roll. Then cut into bit size pieces and enjoy.
A small mat makes rolling these easier and can be purchased at many Asian markets
Cold Potato recipes
4 cups cooked potatoes
½ cup celery diced small
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon basil
1 6 oz can of Lindsey olives
½ medium onion
½ cup of vegenaise, ½ cup olive, coconut, or grape-seed oil
Baked Potato with humus
bake potatoes in the oven until soft
Add humus, onions, salad greens, cabbage, olives, garlic, basil, oregano, or beans of choice
Cold Rice Dishes
Rice and chi pudding
1 cup chi seeds soaked overnight in 1 cup nut, bean, or seed milk.
Can add vanilla, carob, cocoa, coconut, or fruit to it for flavoring
Foods that need to be eaten on a regular basis for Gut health
2 to 4 tablespoons of Applesauce a day with other food for apple pectin
See more about it in the Recipe Library
Tempeh fermented soy
Miso fermetned soy
Places to buy Starters
Purchase Cultured foods
Oregon Brine works http://oregonbrineworks.com/products/
Pickled Planet http://pickledplanet.com/fermented-foods-sauerkraut-and-pickles
Hamptons Brine https://shop.hamptonsbrine.com/main.sc
Make your own places to buy the starters and get instructions.
The Blond Butter Maker Beet Kvass https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjfsPnm8aTo
Lindsy Edmonds Kefir https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvOJsEKQlS8
Donna Schwenk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH7L_ZfVU3A
Cultured Vegetables https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=482-VvHwHt8
High fiber foods such as Berries with the seeds, Pomegranite, apples, stone fruit. High fiber greens chard, kale, cabbage, brussel sprouts, collards, and spinich. High fiber root vegetables beets, carots, raddish, turnip, Sunchokes, sweet potatoe, and yam.
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