Blueberry Seed and Oatmeal Granola Bars (gluten, nut and sweetener free)

These amazing little bars are virtually fool proof! They freeze well and hold together great! Best of all, you control the ingredients that you are putting into your kids. That is a good feeling, knowing that your kids' are not having to filter through a bunch of ingredients that may not be adding to their … Continue reading Blueberry Seed and Oatmeal Granola Bars (gluten, nut and sweetener free)

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Plantain Chips

Plantains are a favorite in our house! They are so versatile! You can use ripe plantains to make muffins.  Chickpea flour Banana/Plantain Muffins with Ginger. Plantain, Blueberry Muffins with Teff and Buckwheat Flour Use this LINK for an excellent video all about plantains, by The Paleo Mom.  She details the properties of plantains, everything from flavor, … Continue reading Plantain Chips

Fermented Carrots

This video shows it all...a very simple process that is easy to do with the kiddos. RECIPE for Fermented Carrots 2 pounds of raw, peeled carrots sliced into coins or sticks 1 large head of garlic, peeled 4 whole clean cabbage leaves 8 Tbsp real salt  Peel the garlic and separate into cloves. Divide the … Continue reading Fermented Carrots

Garden carrot top smoothie

This was a banner year for my carrot crop! The longest carrot I have ever grown was a whopping 3 inches long. This year, I had one that came close to 5 inches!! This is very exciting for the kids. Especially since the last Curious George episode they watched was all about George planting carrots … Continue reading Garden carrot top smoothie

Toasted pumpkin seed cinnamon butter

My family eats a lot more seeds than nuts. I created this recipe one morning when I found a surplus of pumpkin seeds in the pantry. I was surprised how easy and yummy it was! Enjoy! 3 cups raw pumpkin seeds 1-2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp salt (we use Real Salt) 1 tsp coconut oil … Continue reading Toasted pumpkin seed cinnamon butter

Paleo Granola with Seeds and Nuts

This recipe was adapted from granola recipes from The Paleo Mom and Paleo Parents. Both have delicious recipes for granola. Mine was easy and came out perfect on the first try. 2 cups raw pecans 2 cups shredded coconut 1 cup raw walnuts 1 cup raw hazelnuts 1 cup raw sunflower seeds 1 cup raw … Continue reading Paleo Granola with Seeds and Nuts

Apple Chips

       Two of my favorite kitchen tools are my Oxo mandoline and my Nesco food dehydrator.  You can make homemade fruit leather, jerky, banana chips, plantain chips, zucchini or squash chips and many other yummy, long lasting treats. You can use any type of firm organic apple you prefer. I have been using organic red … Continue reading Apple Chips