Mountain Rose Herbs

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mega Morning Oatmeal

I came up with this recipe to hide more nut based protein in my 6 year olds oatmeal. She has sensory issues due to her autism. She loves the flavor of nuts, but not there texture. On a plant based diet it can be challenging to get certain foods in her. Here is our new oatmeal recipe.

Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (Not the quick kind), or your favorite
Hemp Milk (unsweetened)
Almond Meal or Almond flour (you may grind your own from fresh raw almonds)
Use the same liquid to oat measurements as you usually do. Cook until almost at desired doneness and add fresh or unsulphured/unsweetened dried fruit. Add a little natural sweetener to your liking. We love maples syrup or agave nectar in our oatmeal. ENJOY !

Tropical (GF) French Toast Two Ways

We love french toast and now that we have found a wonderful everyday gf bread we are celebrating by eating it often. These two recipes are my concoction using our favorite coconut oil and unsweetened coconut milk.
Version 1- GF and Vegan
Mix 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk, 1 ts of vanilla, and 1-2 heaping tbls of nutritional yeast with a wire whisk. Heat pan/griddle with unrefined virgin coconut oil. Dip bread and place in griddle and cook until golden brown.
Version 2 - GF and Vegetarian
Follow above instructions, but substitute 1 egg free ranged (local) egg and continue as above.
Top with your favorite natural organic syrup or fruit topping. ENJOY !!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easy Cheesey Vegan GF Roasted Cauliflower

Wash one head of organic cauliflower. Break into florettes. Place in a bowl. Drizzle olive oil, with a dash of kosher or sea salt(optional), then sprinkle with nutrional yeast. Place on a baking sheet or stone in a 375 degree oven until golden brown. Enjoy !!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Uber Good Vegan GF Blueberry Crumble Bars

I veganized and GF'ed these from a local newspaper recipe. Enjoy, they are delcious.
For the filling:
3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 cup raw or brown cane juice sugar
2 tbl orange juice
1 tbl cornstarch

For the crust and topping:
2 cups of rolled oats
3/4 flour ( 1/2 c sorghum flour + 1/4 c almond meal flour)
3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/4 ts baking soda
4 oz vegan margerine melted

Directions: preheat oven to 350
1. In a medium pan stir all filling ingredients for 15 minutes on medium heat stirring often.
2. Meanwhile, mix oats, flours, sugar, and baking soda , add margerine and blend.
3. In a 9x9 bar/baking pan coated w/spray press 75% of the mixture firmly on the bottom.
4. Spoon berry filling in an even layer; sprinkle remainder of the of crumb mixture on top.
5. Bake 30-35 minutes and cool before cutting.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

GF/DF and Sugar Free Pancakes

1 cup buckwheat flour
1 cup unsweetened apple juice
2 tsp of aluminum free baking powder
2 tbls of oil
1 egg or 1 mashed ripe banana
cinnamon to taste (optional)
I also add chopped nut, seeds, and fresh blueberries to these.

Mix ingredients, cook on medium high, and enjoy !

GF/DF Applesauce cookies w/chocolate chips

This recipe is adapted from the original in the book, "Wow! This is Sugar Free", by Mary Yoder

1 cup of earth balance (to replace butter)
2 eggs
1/2 cup of agave nectar
2 cups unsweetened apple sauce
4 cups oat bran
2 cups buckwheat flour (or whole grain flour)
2 tsp cinnamon
2 1/2 ts. baking soda
1 cup df chocolate chips (or dried fruit)
Beat wet ingredients. Add rest until just combined. Bake @ 375 for 18-20 minutes.