Archive | September, 2013

Zucchini or Carrot cake

27 Sep

Zucchini or Carrot cake

  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. spelt
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. rapadura
  • 3/4 c. butter, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 c. buttermilk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 c. zucchini or 2 c. carrot, shredded and smushed dry
  • 1 8-oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 c. shredded coconut
  • 1 c. pecans or walnuts, chopped

Line cake pan(s) (9 1/2 x 13 or 3 9-inch round) with parchment paper; lightly grease and flour paper.

Stir together the flours, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.  Beat together eggs, sugars, butter, buttermilk, and vanilla.  Add flour, a little at a time, while beating at low speed.  Fold in zucchini/carrot, pineapple, coconut, and nuts.

Bake 350 degrees for 25 to 30 min.  Top with buttermilk glaze, chocolate ganache, and/or cream cheese frosting.

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Cauliflower rice

26 Sep

Cauliflower rice

  • 1 head of cauliflower, soaked in vinegar water ~10 min.; chopped
  • 1 onion
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 2 Tbs. coconut oil
  • 2-4 Tbs. parsley seasoning mix (see recipe below)

Pulse cauliflower in the food processor in ~3 c. batches until it is the size of couscous.  Saute onion in butter and coconut oil ~5 min., then add processed cauliflower and seasoning mix.  Cook over medium heat ~10 to 15 min. with lid on.

Parsley seasoning mix:

  • 1/4 c. dried parsley
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme (2 tsp. fresh)

Soaked pressure cooker oatmeal

26 Sep

Soaked pressure cooker oatmeal

  • 1/4 c. steel-cut oats
  • 1/2 tsp. ground flax seed or chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. spelt flour
  • 1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
  • 135 ml. water

Combine oats, seeds, flour, vinegar, and water in a 2-cup pyrex bowl. Add 1.5 c. water to the pressure cooker. Add bottom steamer plate and place oat pyrex bowls on top. Can stack more steamer plates and bowls. Cover and let sit overnight. In the morning, cook oats on high pressure for 10 minutes and let naturally release.

Favorite add-ins and combos: almonds, carob chips, coconut milk, shredded coconut, kefir milk, sunflower seeds, walnuts, maple syrup, sorghum. Apple cinnamon raisin, banana sesame seed sorghum, blueberry cinnamon pear, blueberry raisin, blueberry walnut carob chips, peach raisin, peach banana walnut, pear sauce walnut, strawberry banana, strawberry carob chips, strawberry coconut, strawberry raspberry, blueberry coconut walnut maple syrup.