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BBQ Beef

BBQ Beef 

Gluten Free

Happily serves 16

coconut oil

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 

1 Boneless beef chuck roast (about 4 pounds)

3 TBSP Coconut oil, divided

2 Yellow Onions, chopped

1 Cup Ketchup

1 Cup Beef (Bone) broth 

2/3 Cup Chili Sauce

1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar

1/4 Cup Coconut Brown Sugar or Monk Fruit

3 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce

2 TBSP Mustard

2 TBSP Molasses

2 TBSP Lemon Juice

1 tsp Sea salt

1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1/8 tsp Pepper

Optional: 1 TBSP Liquid Smoke 

 

Chop onions.

In a Dutch oven, brown roast on all sides in 1 TBSP Coconut oil. 

In a large saucepan, saute onions in 2 TBSP coconut oil until tender. 

Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil. 

Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Pour over roast. 

Cover and bake at 325° for 2 hours.

Turn the roast and bake for 2 more hours or until meat is very tender. 

Remove roast; shred with a fork and return to sauce.

Cooking class Recipes. Gluten Free Goodness!!!

Gluten Free Cooking Class details!

We had a great time learning how to keep our favorite flavors and enhance them with better quality ingredients.  I absolutely love educating clients on how food is supposed to taste!  I love how surprised they get when it “tastes good”! Here’s what we learned this month…

 

 

Fresh Cranberry Salsa

Vegan, Gluten Free,  Refined Sugar free

Happily serves 18-24

Avocado oil coconut oil

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 

12 oz package fresh cranberries

1/4 Cup green onion

1/4 Cup cilantro

1 Jalapeño pepper

1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar or monk fruit

1/4 tsp Cumin

2 TBSP Lime or lemon juice 

Dash Sea salt

Chop the cranberries in the food processor and the rest by hand.

Mix together and enjoy!

 

 

Raw Pumpkin Pie

Vegan, Gluten Free

Happily serves 8

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 

food processor Himalayan

Crust

1 cup soaked dates 

1 cup pecans 

I cup walnuts

1/8 teaspoon of Himalayan salt

To make the crust

Add the nuts to the food processor and blend until they are like a rough flower then add the dates and salt.  

Pulse together until it becomes a lumpy ball and then press into the bottom of a pie dish and refrigerate. 

Filling

4 Cups Fresh Pumpkin

1 Cup soaked dates

4 TBSP Softened coconut oil or coconut cream 

1/3 cup Maple syrup (can sub coconut nectar)

2 TBSP Pumpkin pie spice 

To make the filling

Add pumpkin to the food processor until smooth. 

Add the other ingredients and process until smooth.  

Blend on the highest setting until It is smooth like the cooked version of pumpkin pie.

Transfer the filling to your pie crust and let refrigerate for a few hours. 

You can used canned pumpkin, but fresh pumpkin is much better tasting. 

 

 

Sweet Potato Quinoa Cranberry Stuffing

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan Option

Happily serves 4-6

Avocado oil coconut oil

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 

1 Cup Tricolor sprouted quinoa

2 Purple Sweet potatoes

1 TBSP Avocado Oil 

1/2 Red onion

1/2 Yellow onion 

1 Garlic clove

2 tsp Cumin

3 TBSP Chopped parsley

1 1/2 Cup Bone broth (or veggie broth if you are Vegan)

Himalayan Sea Salt & White Pepper to taste

1/2 Cup cranberries

Optional: 1/4 Cup pecans

Preheat oven to 375  

Cut or press garlic and let sit 5 minutes.

Rinse Quinoa.  Heat bone broth, add quinoa and simmer for about 15 minutes until liquid is absorbed.  Do not over cook.  

Remove from heat and let cool.

Bake/roast sweet potatoes, onions and garlic for about 15-20 minutes or until soft.

Chop Cranberries.

Combine sweet potatoes and onions with avocado oil.

Stir in cumin, cranberries, parsley, salt and pepper.  

You can bake it together for 10 mins or eat cold.

Brownies…indulging never tasted so good! Black beans, avocado, coconut brown sugar…🤩😍

Jodi’s Secret Ingredient Black Bean Brownies
Grain free, Dairy free, Gluten Free
Happily serves 12-15

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Egg Replacer
2 Cups Cooked Black beans
One Avocado
2 TBSP Coconut Oil
1 TBSP Vanilla extract
1/2 Cup Coconut Brown Sugar
2/3 Cup Raw Cacao
1/4 tsp Baking soda
1/4 tsp Baking powder
Dash of Cinnamon
5-8 Drops of Chocolate stevia

Preheat oven to 350°.
Grease an 8 x 8″ baking stone or mini muffin pan (w/spray coconut oil)
Mix egg replacer, black beans, avocado, coconut oil, vanilla and sugar in the food processor until smooth.
Add Cacao, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and chocolate stevia and mix again until smooth.

Batter needs to be stick to be fudgy if you want it thinner add a tablespoon or so of coconut milk or TBSP of coconut oil.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool completely.

Tips:
The food processor is best.
Brownies are best cold.
Can be stored in the fridge for 3 days or frozen for 2 weeks
Also tastes good raw, no need to bake if you are in a hurry.

Veggie Pasta!! Zucchini Brussel Sprout Salad w/Kidney Beans

Spiralized Zucchini Brussel Sprout Salad
Gluten Free, Vegan, Low Carb
Happily Serves 2 ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Cup Kidney beans
1 Cup Brussel Sprouts
2 Cups Zucchini and/or Yellow Squash
1-2 Garlic Cloves
1 Green Onion
2 TBSP Avocado Oil
1 tsp Minced Onion
Himalayan Sea Salt
1-2 tsp Turkey Spices

Cut Garlic and let sit 5 minutes
Quarter Brussel Sprouts, wash good. Spray with Coconut oil and toss with salt. Air fry about 5 minutes, check after a few minutes and shake bucket.
Spiralize Zucchini. You can steam it or air fry about 2-3 minutes to keep crunchy texture, if you can handle raw veggies.
Soak and rinse beans, if using canned beans, wash and drain well.
Combine all ingredients and mix well.

This contains lots of fiber, so half this recipe is a great serving size.

Jodi’s Fudgy Black Bean Brownies! Dairy free! Grain/Gluten Free!

Jodi’s Fudgy Black Bean Brownies
Grain/Gluten free, Dairy free, Vegan
Happily serves 12-15

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Egg Replacer (or 1 egg)
2 Cups Cooked Black beans
One Avocado (or 1/2-3/4 Cup coconut oil)
1 TBSP Vanilla extract
1/2 Cup Coconut sugar
2/3 Cup Raw Cacao or Carob
1/4 tsp Baking soda
1/4 tsp Baking powder
Optional: 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°.
Grease an 8 x 8″ baking stone or mini muffin pan (spray coconut oil)
Mix flax egg, black beans, avocado or oil, vanilla and sugar in the food processor until smooth.
Add the Cacao, baking soda, baking powder and mix again until smooth.

Batter needs to be stick to be fudgy if you want it thinner add a tablespoon or so of coconut milk or tsp coconut oil.
Fold in the chocolate chips spread in the pan and bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool completely.

Tips:
The food processor is best, blends and hides the consistency of the beans.
Brownies are best cold.
Can be stored in the fridge or frozen.
Also tastes good raw, no need to bake if you are in a hurry.

Chocolate Class! How to make chocolate healthy!

Chocolate….we all love it, might as well figure out how to make it healthy so we can enjoy it without Guilt! Just a few things we sampled and made today! Most of these products I got from Sprouts and Natural Grocers.

Purple Sweet Potato Brownies
Grain Free, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy free
Happily serves 12

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 Purple Sweet Potatoes
14 Medjool Dates
1 1/2 Paleo Nut Flour
4 TBSP Raw CACAO Powder
3 TBSP Maple Butter
1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt

Soak Date about 1-4 hours. Remove seeds.
Peel Sweet Potatoes. Slice/cut and steam for about 15 mins or until soft.
The smaller the pieces, the faster it will cook, the less nutrients you’ll lose.

Add Sweet Potatoes and Dates to food processor, blend until a creamy smooth texture.
Mix all other ingredients in a bowl, then add cream mixture. Stir well.
Bake for 20-30 mins on 350 until the toothpick comes out dry.

Allow to cool 10 mins for the brownies to gel together. (Important step!!)

Jodi’s Fudgy Black Bean Brownies
Grain free, Dairy free, Gluten Free, Vegan
Happily serves 12-15

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Egg Replacer (or 1 egg)
2 Cups Cooked Black beans
One Avocado (or 1/2-3/4 Cup coconut oil)
1 TBSP Vanilla extract
1/2 Cup Coconut sugar
2/3 Cup Raw Cacao or Carob
1/4 tsp Baking soda
1/4 tsp Baking powder
Optional: 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°.
Grease an 8 x 8″ baking stone or mini muffin pan (spray coconut oil)
Mix flax egg, black beans, avocado or oil, vanilla and sugar in the food processor until smooth.
Add the Cacao, baking soda, baking powder and mix again until smooth.

Batter needs to be stick to be fudgy if you want it thinner add a tablespoon or so of coconut milk or tsp coconut oil.
Fold in the chocolate chips spread in the pan and bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool completely.

Tips:
The food processor is best, blends and hides the consistency of the beans.
Brownies are best cold.  Can be stored in the fridge or frozen.
Also tastes good raw, no need to bake if you are in a hurry.

Cooking Class on Air Fryer

Such a fun Class! So simple, so easy, so Fast!  You really can make good food, that is healthy, that tastes better than you ever imagined!  I hold classes so you can taste and see how simple meal prep ideas can be.  You can cook.  You can reach your health goals without boring food.  Food is supposed to be enjoyed so let me teach you how to not be afraid of the kitchen!

Fried Zucchini spirals.  Slice them different and you have chips!

Spring rolls…keep it veggies or add meat.

Fried Bananas with Maple butter…endulgence dessert!

Honey Maple Carrot chips…with and without sugar.  Keep your carbs low by substituting carrots or root veggies for potatoes or startches.

Air frying is like convection oven cooking.  It blows the air around and evenly cooks your food.  The shorter the cook time, the least amount of nutrients lost.

Frying with oil destroys properties and turns to trans fats.  Use healthy  high heat oils such as Coconut oil and Avocado oil.

Costco has many Organic foods, the maple sausage with a pork free casing was a major hit!

Look under my recipe tab for individual recipes and click on the amazon link if you want to get an air fryer and get started cooking light and healthy!

 


Baked Mediterranean Chickpeas. Snack on them or top them on sliced sweet potatoes

Baked Mediterranean Chickpeas
Vegan, Gluten Free
Happily serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 Cups chickpeas (rinsed and drained if you are using canned)
1/2 TBSp Avocado oil
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Coriander
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
Sea salt to taste
2-4 TBSP Lemon juice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Spray Avocado or Coconut Oil on Large baking stone.
Toss chickpeas with avocado oil and spices and place on the baking sheet.
Bake about 20 minutes.
Serve immediately, leftovers don’t keep well.

1/2 Cup per serving is a perfect portion size.

 

Holiday Desserts! Eat clean, reduces sugars, enjoy!

Holiday Desserts!  We had such a fun time creating new recipes and adapting old recipes to better quality ingredients.  Reducing the sugar “coma” feeling is huge during the holidays.  Remember it’s an indulgence, not an everyday treat.  When you can learn to appreciate dessert or good food, you know there be more and you don’t need to be the “starving child” and scarf down what’s in front of you.  Learning how to have a healthy relationship is part of what I teach in “cooking class”.  You shouldn’t be alarmed because it’s not always “cooking”, we learn preparation methods, tips on saving time and energy.  Come to the next class-step out of your comfort zone and see how good you feel after realizing “cooking” isn’t so bad!

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo
Happily serves 8
ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

Crust
1/2 Cup soaked dates
2 TBSP Coconut Oil
1 Cup Ground Nut Flour
1/8 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt

Soak Dates 1-4 hours. Remove seeds, discard water.
Add the nuts to the food processor and blend until they are like a rough flower then add the dates, coconut oil and sea salt.
Pulse together until it becomes a lumpy ball and then press into the bottom of a pie dish and refrigerate.

Filling
4 Cups Fresh Pumpkin (or 2 Cans Pumpkin purée)
8 oz Vegan Cream Cheese
1/3 cup Maple syrup (can sub coconut nectar) OR 1/4 tsp maple extract & 1/4 tsp stevia or Lohan Sweetener
2 TBSP Pumpkin pie spice

To make the filling
Add pumpkin and other ingredients and process until smooth.
Blend on the highest setting until It is smooth like the cooked version of pumpkin pie.
Transfer the filling to your pie crust and let refrigerate for a few hours.

 

Quinoa Brittle
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free
Happily Serves 10

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

3/4 Cup Tricolor uncooked quinoa
3/4 cup Pecans and/or macadamia nuts
2 TBSP Coconut sugar
1/2 tsp Pumpkin pie or Allspice
2 TBSP Coconut oil
1/4 cup Blackstrap molasses
Dash of cinnamon
Pinch of Himalayan Sea salt
Stevia if you desire it sweeter

Preheat oven to 325.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. (Cover all edges)

Combine quinoa, macadamia nuts/pecans, coconut sugar, salt, and cinnamon/spices in a bowl and set aside.

Over low to medium heat, add the coconut oil and black strap molasses (and optional Stevia). Stir until there is no visible separation. Pour over the dry ingredients, combine and coat evenly, spread on a parchment lined baking sheet with a metal spoon.

Try to get it as even as possible or the edges will burn in the center won’t crisp up.

Bake for 15 minutes and turn the pan around to ensure even baking and Browning. Back 5 to 10 minutes more and watch carefully so it does not burn. The edges will get crisp and caramelized, and the color will be uniformly deep golden brown in color.

Let it cool completely before breaking it into serving pieces.
You can store leftovers in a sealed container at room temperature for a week, or in the freezer for up to one month.

Canadian Butter Tarts
Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Dairy Free option
Happily Serves 24
ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

Crust
1 Cup Soaked Dates
1 Cup Ground Nut Flour
1/8 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt

Soak Dates for 1-4 hours. Remove seeds.
Combine Dates, Nut Flour and Sea Salt in the Food Processor and blend well. Press into mini muffin tin and refrigerate.

Filling
1⁄4 Cup soft butter, or vegan butter
1⁄4 Cup packed Coconut brown sugar
1/8 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt
1⁄2 Cup maple syrup or 1/4 tsp maple extract and 1/4 tsp Powder Stevia
1 egg, lightly beaten or 1 flax/chia egg replacement
1⁄2 tsp Vanilla

Mix all ingredients together.
Add a bit of chopped marischino cherries in mini muffin tin on the crust and fill the tart with the filling.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.

Optional to top with crushed pecans.

Egg substitute:
1 TBSP Ground flax or Ground Chia seed added to 3 TBSP water.
Mix and let sit/jell together about 5 minutes.

Kids home from school? Try this healthy Chocolate pancakes to keep them full of natural energy

Coconut flour cacao pancakes
GF, Dairy free
Happily serves 12 pancakes

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
1⁄3 Cup Coconut flour
5 eggs
½ Nut milk of choice
¼ Cup full fat coconut milk
¼ Cup coconut sugar or stevia
3 TBSP Raw Cacao powder
¾ tsp vanilla extract
Dash of Sea salt
Coconut oil spray for each pancake

In a deep bowl, whisk all ingredients except ghee/coconut ghee/coconut oil, until well combined. Batter should be very thick but pourable. Not watery.
Let batter sit for 5 minutes to let the coconut flour absorb the liquid, stirring once more at the end.
Pour about 1⁄3 cup of batter into a frying pan pre-heated with coconut oil. 
If necessary, tilt pan and shake lightly for even distribution of batter. (Batter does not necessarily need to spread throughout the pan).
Fry for a couple of minutes, occasionally covering with a lid, till liquid has almost firmed up
Tip: Covering the pan with a lid occasionally will help keep moisture and enhance even cooking.
Flip with a spatula, and fry the other side for a couple more minutes, then remove from pan.
Repeat for rest of batter, greasing pan between batches as needed, and occasionally stirring the batter left in your bowl for even consistency.