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Honey Peach Jam

July 13, 2019

Honey Peach Jam

Ingredients

3 lbs ripe peaches (about 10 large peaches)
1 cup white sugar
½ cup honey
1 lemon, zest & juiced
8 half pint glass canning jars

Directions

PREPARING GLASS CANNING JARS:

Using a large deep pot check that you jars fit to allow for about 1/2 inch water above.
Bring water to simmer, add your lids for 5 minutes. Remove lids and set aside to dry.
Now bring same water to boil.
Once boiling carefully add your 8 jars without lids, allow to boil for 5 minutes. Remove and set aside to dry.
Now your jars and lids are ready for canning.

REMOVING SKIN FROM PEACHES:

In a large pot bring water to boil.
On each of the peaches cut an X on the bottom. This will help the peeling process later.
Prepare a large bowl with water and ice to create an ice bath.
Once the water is boiled add your peaches. After about 1 minute remove peaches and place immediatey in ice bath.
Now you can remove the skin from each peach easily, starting at the bottom where you made the X cut.

Now that the skin is removed from the peaches, core all your peaches. Take 4 of your peaches and pulse in a food processor allowing some chunks to remain. With the other 6 peaches chop into small pieces.

In a large heavy bottom sauce pan, combine peaches, sugar, honey and lemon juice and let sit 15 minutes and up to 1 hour.

Bring the mixture to a full boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium and allow to simmer about 1 hour, until liquid has reduced significantly, is thick and jelly-like. As the jam begins to thicken you’ll want to stir more frequently to prevent burning.

While your jam is hot, carefully ladle jam into your prepared glass jars, leaving about 1/4-1/2 inch from the top. Place the cap and gently screw on the lids, leaving them a little loose.
***I filled 7 1/2 jars with this recipe

Return your large pot of water to boil once more. Once boiling, gently submerge your filled jars making sure there is about 1/2 inch water above and boil for 10 minutes. Remove from boiling water and set aside to cool. You will hear pops as your lids seal. Once cooled, tighten you lids.

NOTE:
To check that your lids have sealed properly, gently press down on the center of the lid. If it pops up and down, its not sealed. If that should happen, just store the jars in the fridge and use within 3 weeks.
Properly sealed jars can be stored in the cupboard for 12 months.

COCONUT CARROT WAFFLES

June 2, 2019

COCONUT CARROT WAFFLES

Ingredients

1 cup All purpose flour
¾ cup Spelt flour or buckwheat flour
1 ½ tbsp Baking powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
3 Eggs
2 cups Califia Farms coconut-almond milk
1 tbsp Honey
1 Banana, mashed
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 cups Carrots, shredded
cup Coconut shreds

Directions

In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder and cinnamon and set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together 3 eggs, coconut milk and honey until well blended.

Pour liquid ingredients into dry mixture. Gently fold with spatula until moist and no dry streaks are visible.

Add mashed banana and coconut oil. Continue to fold gently until incorporated.

Add shredded carrots and coconut, gently fold into batter until incorporated.

Set waffle iron setting to 3, once waffle iron is heated and ready for use add about 1/3 cup waffle batter to each square. If using a smaller waffle iron may need less batter. Cooks for 3-5 minutes depending on how crispy you want your waffle.

TOPPINGS:
peanut butter, maple syrup, butter, berries, bananas, walnuts, coconut shreds, etc.

STORAGE:
Store cooked waffles in sealed container or baggie in the fridge up to 3 days
Ideally, freeze waffles on cookie sheet for 2 hours than place in freezer bag for up to 3 months. Frozen waffles reheat better than refrigerated ones.

HERBED BAKED EGGS

February 23, 2019

HERBED BAKED EGGS

Ingredients

½ tsp garlic, minced
½ tsp fresh thyme, minced
½ tsp fresh rosemary, minced
2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
4 Eggs
2 tbsp Half and half
1 tbsp Butter
Salt
Pepper
2 Slices toasted bread

Directions

Preheat oven to broiler setting and place oven rack about 6 inches below the heat

In a small bowl combine garlic, thyme, rosemary, parsley and Parmesan cheese. Set aside

In 2 small bowls carefully crack 2 eggs in each bowl.

In 2 ramekin dishes add 1/2 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp half and half in each. Place ramekins on a cookie sheet and place under broil for few minutes until bubbly.

Quickly and carefully add 2 eggs to each hot ramekin. Sprinkle parm-herb topping evenly over eggs

Place back in oven under broiler for 6 minutes or until your desired doneness.

Remove eggs from oven and allow to set for 60 minutes. Eggs will continue to cook some. Serve with toasted bread

JAM DOT COOKIES

February 22, 2019

JAM DOT COOKIES

Ingredients

1 cup Almond flour
½ cup Oats
¼ cup coconut flour
5 tbsp coconut oil, melted
¼ cup Coconut sugar
2 tbsp Maple syrup
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Vanilla extract
Raspberry jam

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 and prepare baking sheet with parchment paper

Put all ingredients in a large bowl, mix well.
If dough seems dry, add a little more oil as needed for dough to stick together

Form dough into thick patties and using your thumb gently press an indent in the center

Bake 15 minutes, remove from oven and add 1 tsp of jam in the middle. Bake for another 4 minutes

Let cool completely to allow cookie to crisp up. I think these cookies are best left out to maintain crispness

EGG NEST

February 18, 2019

EGG NEST

Ingredients

Coconut oil or EVOO to coat muffin tin
4 medium yukon gold potatoes, peeled & grated
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded & divided
salt & pepper
12 large eggs
2 tbsp chives, chopped
1 tbsp fresh Italian parsley, chopped

Directions

PREPARATION:

Set oven temp to 425 degrees

Place grated potato in a cheesecloth or clean kitchen towel. Gently squeeze out the excess liquid

In a medium bowl, mix potatoes, melted butter, 1/4 cup of grated cheese, salt and pepper to desired taste

Form potato mixture into prepared muffin tin by gently pressing with your fingers a thin layer along the bottom and up the side of the muffin cup

Bake until potato is lightly golden, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven, decrease oven temp to 350 degrees

In each muffin tin gently crack 1 egg and sprinkle the tops of each egg with chives, parsley and remaining cheese

Bake until eggs are done to liking, about 13-15 minutes

TOPPINGS:
Top eggs with sour cream, avocado or salsa

MAKE AHEAD:
The day before, prepare the potato portion of the recipe by following steps 1-5 (skipping the egg part)
Once cooled. Remove potato nest from muffin tin and store in airtight container in refrigerator (potatoes will keep their shape)
When ready to prepare, place potato nest back into prepared muffin tin and continue steps 6-7

MATCHA ENERGY BITES

February 4, 2019

MATCHA ENERGY BITES

Ingredients

2 cups oats
2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup honey
¼ cup chia seeds
1 tbsp flaxseed, ground
1 tsp Matcha powder
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp vanilla
½ cup dark chocolate chips

Directions

PREPARATION

In a food processor, pulse oats and coconut to course grounds

Add peanut butter, honey , chia seeds, flaxseed, matcha, salt, vanilla, and chocolate chips into food processor with oat mixture. Pulse until chocolate chips are tiny & dispersed and mixture is well mixed

Roll mixture into small balls and place on cookie sheet. Once balls are rolled, place cookie sheet in freezer and freeze until solid. Store in zip lock baggie or airtight container in freezer or refrigerator

OMLETTE WAFFLE

February 4, 2019

OMLETTE WAFFLE

Ingredients

6 eggs
1 tbsp half and half
¼ cup shredded cheese (provolone or cheddar)
1 ½ cups frozen hash brown
1 tbsp chives, chopped, extra for topping
½ tbsp olive oil
¼ cup medium onion, diced
¼ cup bell pepper, diced
½ tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper, to taste
cooking spray
OPTIONAL: sour cream, avocado, chives

Directions

PREPARATION

In a small skillet add ½ tbsp olive oil. Add diced onion, bell pepper, and garlic powder. cook 5-8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside

Whisk 6 eggs. To eggs add half and half, chives, cheese and onion/pepper mix

Slightly thaw frozen hash browns 1-2 minute in microwave, stirring halfway. Add hash browns to egg mixture, mix well, add salt and pepper as needed

Heat up waffle iron on low. Once heated coat with cooking spray

Using 1/3 cup measuring cup, pour egg mixture into each waffle square. Cook 3-4 minutes or longer if you want a crispier waffle

Serve hot. Top with avocado, sour cream and chives

VARIATIONS:
1. Goat cheese, sun dried tomatoes and basil
2. Cheddar, cooked broccoli , and diced Field Roast sausage
3. Add in cooked spinach, mushrooms, asparagus or any veggies you have on hand!
4. Toppings: salsa, avocado, pesto, sour cream….possibilities are endless!

DAIRY-FREE
Recipe works great without milk and using a dairy-free alternative. Same goes for the cheese, feel free to swap in vegan cheese instead

CRUNCHY CINNAMON GRANOLA

February 3, 2019

CRUNCHY CINNAMON GRANOLA

Ingredients

Mix the following ingredients in a large bowl:
2 cups oats
½ cup raw buckwheat groats
½ cup walnuts, chopped
½ cup unsweetened coconut shreds
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup dried cranberries
1 tbsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
Put the following ingredients in the blender:
¼ cup dried dates
¼ cup maple syrup
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp warm water

Directions

PREPARATIONS

1. Mix the blender ingredients in the blender until mostly smooth (some of the dried dates may not fully blend and that’s okay)

2. Pour the liquid mixture over the oat mixture, mix well

3. On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, spread out granola in an even layer

4. Bake in a 300 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until edges start to get golden

5. Allow granola to completely cool before breaking it into clusters

NOTES

STORAGE: Store the granola in an airtight container for 1 to 2 weeks, or in a sealed freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. If freezing, allow granola to sit out at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

GLUTEN-FREE: Make sure to use certified gluten-free oats, buckwheat groats are gluten-free.

NUT-FREE: use seeds like sunflower or pepitas instead of nuts. Also, swap in sunflower butter instead of peanut butter.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:
1. On Top of a smoothie for a little crunch
2. Over yogurt
3. As cereal with milk or dairy-free milk
4. Grab it by the handfuls to enjoy as a snack or preworkout fuel