Spumoni Cookies

Posted by On August - 23 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I really love the flavor of spumoni ice cream, something I haven’t eaten in a very long time. So I decided to try my hand at making spumoni cookies.

Chocolate, almond and cherry flavor.

I started out by chopping some almonds that were soaked and dehydrated according to Nourishing Traditions, AND some dried cherries.

I then made one basic cookie dough recipe and divided that into 3 equal parts.

1-for chocolate flavor

2-almond flavor

3-cherry flavor

I then scopped out a little of each dough onto a baking sheet and placed the 3 mounds next to each other, then baked them.

These cookies were certainly edible, but not pronounced in flavor at all.

No spumoni feeling going on at all.

One thing that I think would have helped, at least with the cherry flavor, would have been to puree the cherries with water and then mix that into the cookie dough. The chopped dried cherries tasted too similar to raisins. Some cherry extract would have helped also I suppose.

As for the rest of the week………………

more homemade spinach tortillas—I’m going to try making a big batch of tortilla’s with beans, rice and cheese and freezing them for quick meals or snacks. I will post about that soon.

Lots of quinoa and brown rice, some beef and chicken mixed in to that.

AND more water kefir. I made some grape flavored water kefir this week with some homemade grape juice that I made last year. It sortof tastes like what I remember grape cough medicine tasting like, not that great, but again, edible.

Next I will be trying ginger water kefir. Can’t wait.

 

 

Lentil Soup – Tuesday Twister

Posted by On August - 23 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

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Here is a small recap of my past week for Tuesday Twister:

Lentil Soup with Soaked Lentils and Brown Rice using the directions from Wardeh’s eCourse.

Sourdough Waffles from Erin (guest post on www.gnowfglins.com)

Thanks Erin for a great and EASY recipe!

That’s all the pictures I have. I also made Erin’s recipe for Sourdough English Muffins–the first time I made them they turned out PERFECT. This time I didn’t quite have enough flour in them and they were much harder to cook through without burning the outsides. My bad!

I made homemade hamburgers with homemade buns, I made Wardeh’s Basic Soaked Muffins, Quinoa, and Rye Bread.

I will be posting the Rye Bread recipe soon, just have to make it more NT friendly. I tried it without doing that first, to see if I would like it, and if it would turn out okay. It is the ONLY rye bread I have made at home that has turned out really good, and I actually WANT to make it again.

That’s been my week, what about you?

 

 

Chocolate Cream Pie

Posted by On August - 23 - 20111 COMMENT

I just wanted to share with you what we had for dinner last night.

I am honestly trying to get back into the “posting” mode.

So here it is…………….

Chocolate Cream Pie

This is for the chocolate lover. It is very rich and creamy and delicious!

Made with (soaked) nuts, oats and coconut crust.

I also made another one with added peppermint extract. Divine!

My family loves this pie. This is one dessert I can’t eat because you have to cook the milk. So those of you who cannot tolerate that may want to try making this with almond milk or coconut milk instead. I am sure either of those would turn out great.

Carob Mousse

 

½ cup carob chips or naturally sweetened chocolate chips

1 tsp unflavored gelatin

½ cup raw milk, almond milk or coconut milk

¼ cup honey

2 tsp vanilla

Dash of sea salt

1 cup cold whipping cream (raw is best, not ultra-pasteurized)

 

Sprinkle gelatin over milk in small saucepan, let stand several minutes to soften. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture just begins to boil. Remove from heat, immediately stir in carob until melted. Stir in honey and vanilla and salt, blend until smooth. Pour into a medium bowl, cool to room temperature. Beat whipping cream until stiff; gently fold into carob mixture until combined. Refrigerate for several hours.

Nut Crust

 

½ cup regular oats

½ cup soaked and dried almonds or unsweetened coconut

½ cup soaked and dried pecans or unsweetened coconut

2 tbsp butter, melted

2 tbsp raw honey

 

Place oats into a blender or food processor and pulse until fine, pour into a bowl.  Grind almonds until slightly chunky, add to oats.  Now grind the pecans, be careful not to over process or you will get pecan butter.  Add this to the oats.

On a low temperature in a small sauce pan melt the butter and honey together.  Pour over oat mixture, stir until well blended.  Press into an 8 inch pie dish, or muffin cups.

Bake in pre-heated 350°F oven for 5-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely before adding filling.


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