Category Archives: sweets

Raw Chia Blueberry Jam

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Oh boy, is this quick and delicious!

Perfect for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, yum.

Raw Chia Blueberry Jam: Recipe  adapted from Instructables

1/2 cup berries (This time I used blueberries), crushed.

1/4 cup Chia seeds

1/2 cup water

3 tablespoons raw agave nectar

3 tablespoons lemon juice

Healthy vegan Chocolate Oatmeal

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This is by far the best way to have oatmeal I’ve ever tried! I would like to add a few strawberries, or raspberries when they are in season, I bet those would make a great addition!

Healthy Vegan Chocolate Oatmeal: (Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie)

-1/2 cups Rolled Oats

-3/4 cup Almond milk (make yours homemade with ida-the-vita)

-2 tablespoons raw Cacao powder (cocoa will work too)

-1 tablespoon Honey

-One banana

In a small sauce pan, mash the banana in the almond milk, and add all the other ingredients. Cook for 5 minutes on medium high heat, stirring with a fork often when it starts to bubble! Enjoy!

Chocolate, and whole grains… What a great way to start the day!

Cranberry Sauce without Gelatin

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It’s easy to make your own cranberry sauce but many recipes call for Gelatin, an easy way for vegetarians to replace this pesky ingredient is to let it boil a little longer and add a slight big more sugar.

Cranberry Sauce:

-One bag fresh cranberries

-juice of one orange

-Zest of one lemon

-One cup sugar 

Add all ingredients to a sauce pan, and simmer on medium heat for 30 minutes, or untill it had thickened. If you encounter a problem and after 40 minutes the sauce is nowhere near thick enough, slowly add a teaspoon of cornstarch.

Have a great thanksgiving!

Homemade: Peanut Butter and Sunflower seed butter

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Today I made myself a wonderful Jar-full-of Peanut butter sweetened with Agave Nectar! Yum. I also made some magical Sunflower seed butter, sweetened with Honey.

Peanut Butter

-1 cup dry roasted Peanuts

-2 tablespoons Canola oil

-1 tablespoon Agave nectar

Mix all in a food processor, until the peanuts turn creamy and no longer grainy.

Sunflower Seed Butter

-1 cup sunflower seeds

-2 tablespoons Canola oil

-1  1/2 tablespoon Honey

Mix all in a food processor, the butter should turn a creamy light gray.

You may adapt this recipe to any nuts.  Almonds and Cashews are also known for their great butters!

Enjoy!