Tag Archives: Coconut Oil

Keep Cool with Organic Fruit Smoothies

Cranberry Pomegranate Smoothie

Cranberry Pomegranate Smoothie with Goji Berry Powder is delicious, nutritious, gluten-free, vegetarian, organic and quick to make.

 

In the garden early this morning, I was already feeling the heat, I decided to make a cooling organic vegan cranberry pomegranate smoothie for breakfast to make sure that I had protein: cashews, chia and hemp seeds; some Vitamin C: pomegranate and lucuma powder for energy for a long distance afternoon swim. Yum! Continue reading

Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Brownie

07 Hazelnut Brownies with Chocolate Chips is Gluten-Free

Smiling at the memory of teaching my hands on farm to table cooking class at Esalen Institute and showing how to make these delicious, absolutely scrumptious Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Brownies, which happen to be gluten free. You can make these brownies with a variety of nut flours like hazelnut and almond flours. Teff flour, coconut flour and brown rice flour work well, too. And sometimes, I use fair trade organic cocoa and other times fair trade organic cacao powder. Always fair trade organic dark chocolate chips. Grass raised organic butter or virgin coconut oil and maple syrup adds richness and sweetness. Here at home, my edible calendula flowers are in bloom and grateful to Tracey Eller for taking this photo and styling it with as Kate Kilday of Woodland Essence taught me long ago that calendula flowers are like eating sunshine. Thanks Kate! You are right.

Happy Sunny Summer Day!

Organic Catering for A Bachelorette Party

Falafel Patties are great for lunch or dinner served with a salad

I love being a Personal Chef and cooking up a feast for my clients to celebrate special occasions. We created the menu together based on organic farm to table seasonal ingredients. Everything was gluten free and vegan except the Double Layer Chocolate Cake with Maple Buttercream Frosting. You can see the menu below.

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Waffles

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Teff Gluten Free Delicious Waffles

Serves: Makes 2 large 4 square waffles; serves 2-4

Teff is a super food. Paired with cocoa and dark chocolate, these waffles are loaded with iron, calcium, and magnesium just to mention a few benefits. I like to add a little maca and lucuma to enhance my super powers. Don’t have them on hand? No worries. Substitute teff flour! Note: These are totally fun to eat with your hands.

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Cannabis Sweet Potato Fries with Hemp Seed and Kelp Flakes

Cannabis Sweet Potato Fries With Hemp Seeds And Kelp Flakes

Leslie Cerier’s Cannabis Sweet Potato Fries with Hemp Seeds & Kelp Flakes

Leslie Cerier’s sweet potato fries are a healthy way to be a little decadent. Sweet potatoes are loaded with beta-carotene and other vitamins and minerals; hemp seeds, a complete protein, are rich in omega-3s, fatty acids, fiber, minerals, and vitamins; and kelp has Vitamin C, calcium, iron, manganese, and magnesium. These are three of Leslie’s favorite foods, and crisp-frying Continue reading