May 15, 2013

Honey Thumbprint cookies

2/3 cup honey 
1/3 cup warm coconut oil 
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup rolled oats
scant 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
zest of one lemon
your favorite jam or preserves 

Preheat the oven to 350F Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl pour the warm, melted coconut oil over the honey and whisk in the vanilla extract. In another medium bowl combine the flour, oats,sea salt, baking soda, and lemon zest. Add the flour mixture to the honey and stir until just combined. 
Roll the dough into balls, Use a finger or the back of a very tiny spoon to make a well in the top of each ball of dough. Fill each "well" to the top with jam. 
Bake for seven to ten minutes or until the bottom and edges of the cookies are just golden. 

Mar 23, 2013

Blueberry scones

Blueberry scones; 
Makes 8 

2 cups of flour 
2 tablespoons of baking powder 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
6 tablespoon of coconut oil 
1/3 cup of coconut sugar
1 cup of blueberries 
1 flax egg (1 tablespoon of ground flax mixed with 3 tablespoons of water, let it rest 3-5 minutes)
1/2 cup of milk mixed with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar 

1. preheat your oven to 400F. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl and stir in the coconut oil (not melted). Rub the coconut oil into the flour until the mixture is like fine bread crumbs. Stir in the sugar and blueberries. 
2. Beat together the flax egg and the milk and pour into the large bowl. Mix to a soft dough. Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and knead gently. 
3. Shape and gently pat the dough into a 7 inch circle. With a sharp knife to cut into eight even wedges. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 20-22 minutes. 
Add some sea salt on them or sugar if desired (I added some ''fleur de sel'' and it was delicious!)

Mar 18, 2013

Kombucha berry & oat smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cups of berries 
  • 2/3 cup of kombucha 
  • 1/3 cup of almond milk 
  • 3 tbsp of almond yogurt 
  • 1 tbsp of almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons of oats 
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or agave  
  • throw everything in your blender. If it seems a little thick, just add in a bit more milk. 

Mar 7, 2013

black bean brownie

I tried a black bean brownie recipe, I found it on My Little Celebration. (click on the link to get her recipe). I had to share it because It is totally delicious!

Mar 1, 2013

Bran, Flax & Raisin muffin

2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1 1/4 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups oat bran
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup flaxseed egg substitute (blend 1/2 cup ground flaxseeds and 1 1/2 cups water on high speed in blender until thick and frothy, set for 1 hour in fridge, will make a little more than 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 cups raisins

1/2 cup of walnuts (or more raisins)

Preheat your oven at 350F
When you flaxseed egg is ready add the maple syrup, milk & olive oil. 
In another bowl, mix the bran, raisins, walnuts, baking soda, baking powder, flour, cinnamon & salt. 
Then add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir (not to much you want fluffy muffins don't you?) 
Place the mixture in you muffin pan, if you are using paper ones add some coconut oil or some vegan butter to make sure they will not stick.