Pumpkin Seed Dip

Pumpkin Seed Dip 

Vegan, GF, Paleo
Happily serves 6-8

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

5 ounces Raw pumpkin seeds
2 TBSP Avocado oil
1/2 cup finely chopped shallots

1 large jalapeno, finely chopped

3 garlic cloves, chopped (let sit 5 min)
1/4 Cup Parsley

1/4 Cup Cilantro

Juice of a lime

1 TBSP Extra-virgin Olive oil or Avocado oil

1/4 tsp finely grated orange zest

2 TBSP Maple syrup or 1/4 tsp maple extract and stevia
Blend seeds in a food processor.
Cook shallots & garlic in the avocado oil.
*Add Sea salt and pepper, let cool.*
Add parsley, cilantro, lime juice, maple syrup, orange zest (and water if needed)
Add shallot mix when cooled, mix thoroughly
Sea salt to taste.

Variation: Can also be used a spread in a lettuce wrap.

Lemon Sautéed Spinach & Quinoa

Lemon Sautéed Spinach & Quinoa 
Vegan, Vegetarian
Happily serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 bag spinach
¼ Cup pumpkin seeds
1 Cup tri color Quinoa, cooked
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 chopped yellow onion
1 TBSP of Avocado oil
1 lemon, juiced
Salt and pepper to taste

Pre-heat cast iron pan over medium heat.
Saute chopped garlic and onion, remove and keep aside.
Add a portion of the baby spinach to the pan, stir frequently continuing to add spinach until entire bag is added.
Steam spinach until soft bright green (only takes about a minute.)
Remove from heat! Drain off water!
Stir in Quinoa, oil, spinach, garlic, onion, and pumpkin seeds
Sea Salt and pepper to taste .
Squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice over spinach before serving.

Ideas for Alternative Protein Sources

Alternative Protein Sources

Antioxidant Rich foods: EAT FROM THE RAINBOW!
RED: Lycopene
YELLOW/ORANGE: Beta Carotene & Beta Crytoxanthin
BLUE/PURPLE: Anthocyanins
GREEN: Chlorophyll

GREEN FOOD BASICS:
Green foods have a high content of chlorophyll due to porphyrin rings.
* Chlorophyll and heme units of red blood cells are virtually identical except the center molecule
* Chlorophyll-magnesium
* Heme-Iron
* Heme units are the building blocks for red blood cells
* Therefore, all green foods help the body to create new blood.

How can I combat muscle fatigue?
More GREEN foods create energy in the body! How do plants grow?
They need sun, water, rest, minerals and vitamins, and time.

Spirulina
Can help increase endurance and stamina
Rich source of carotenoids and other valuable phyco-chemicals
May reduce cravings and appetite
Can help promote healthy cholesterol levels and cardiovascular function
Spirulina has been widely regarded as nature`s most complete nutrient source. Organic Spirulina is a rich, whole-food source of vegetarian protein, chlorophyll, essential amino acids, antioxidants, and vitamins. It contains an abundant amount of phycocyanin, a unique, blue-green pigment that may support healthy immune function.

Chlorella
Rich In Chlorophyll
Chlorella contains up to 7% natural chlorophyll, the highest percentage of any known plant on earth. Plant chlorophyll is one of nature’s most powerful cleansing agents.
Rich In Protein
Chlorella contains about 60% protein that is high quality and easy to assimilate, as compared to rice, about 7% protein.
Protein is essential to support the body’s tissues, metabolism and to build the immune system.
Rich In Nucleic Acids
Chlorella is ultra-rich in nucleic acids, key RNA and DNA factors that help protect every cell and raise energy levels.
Rich In Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF)
This famous key factor can help speed your body’s rejuvenation and restoration naturally.
Rich in Vitamins, Minerals, Enzymes, Antioxidants
Chlorella is packed full of naturally occurring nutrients, including the powerful antioxidant, lipoic acid. It is an excellent source of iron and vitamin B12, often deficient in older people. Chlorella has more B12 than liver!

*How can I combat muscle fatigue?
More GREEN foods create energy in the body! How do plants grow?
They need sun, water, rest, minerals and vitamins, and time.
IRON:
There are two types of iron —
Heme: found in animal foods
Non-heme: Comes from plants.
Heme iron (the kind from animals) is better absorbed than non-heme iron.
Darker meat is better, more oxygen to the muscles leave the brown color, not fat content. Usually leg/rump cuts are best.

Getting enough iron?
Use Cast iron cookware…Easy!
Good sources of iron are:
Legumes: lentils, soybeans, tofu, tempeh, lima beans
Grains: quinoa, black/brown rice, oatmeal
Nuts and seeds: pumpkin, squash, pine, pistacio, sunflower, cashews, unhulled sesame
Vegetables: swiss chard, collard greens, basil, broccoli, romaine lettuce, green beans
blackstrap molasses, prune juice, cacao, chocolate, cinnamon, turmeric

B12 Sources: Most fish, calf’s liver, eggs
B6 Sources: Spinach and kale (don’t eat raw), bell peppers, garlic, broccoli, collard greens, Brussel sprouts, crimini musahrooms, celery
ORAC= Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity
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Sugar Cookies

Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free
Happily Serves 24

All Ingredients Organic

COOKIES
1/2 cup softened vegan butter (or butter if not vegan)
2/3 cup cane sugar or coconut sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 Tbsp chickpea brine (aquafaba – the liquid left behind in a can of cooked chickpeas) or flax egg
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 2/3 cups gluten free flour blend
2/3 cup almond flour
1/3 cup arrowroot
1 Tbsp unsweetened almond or nut milk

FROSTING (optional)
1/2 cup vegan butter, softened
1.5 – 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 Tbsp unsweetened almond or nut milk
Preheat oven to 375 and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Add softened vegan butter (not melted or cold) to a mixing bowl and beat/whisk until creamy and smooth.
Add sugar and mix on medium speed until fluffy
Then add chickpea brine (or other egg substitute) and vanilla and mix again.
Add baking powder and sea salt and blend well
Then add GF flour blend, almond flour, and arrowroot and mix on low until the ingredients are combined.
Add almond milk and stir.

The dough should be thick, moldable and a little difficult to mix at this point. If too soft, continue adding a mixture of GF flour blend, almond flour, and arrowroot until a thick, moldable dough is formed. If too thick, thin with a bit more almond milk.

Transfer dough to the refrigerator and chill for 15 minutes. Once chilled, use a spoonful of about 1.5 Tbsp of dough and roll into balls – the dough will still be soft so be gentle. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets and press down gently with the back or your spoon to smash slightly.
Or you may roll out the dough on a well-floured surface until about 1/4-inch thick and use cookie cutters (dipped in GF flour) before pressing into the dough. Use a floured spatula to gently scoop onto baking sheets.

Bake cookies for about 10-12 minutes or until the cookies appear fluffy.
Let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to cool completely.

To make frosting, add softened vegan butter to a mixing bowl and whisk/beat until soft.
Sift in powdered sugar in small amounts and mix, add the vanilla and whisk.
Continue adding powdered sugar until you have spreadable frosting.

Once cooled, store leftover cookies covered at room temperature for 3-4 days, or in the freezer up to 1 month.

Notes
If you’d like to cut back on sugar, sub 1/3 cup of the sugar with about 1/4 tsp stevia. This will make the cookies softer, so you may need to add more GF flour or arrowroot to help thicken the dough.

The chickpea brine substitutes an egg in this recipe. In its place, you can also try subbing 1/4 cup pumpkin puree, 1 egg replacer, or 1 small chicken egg if not vegan.

You can make the cookie dough and refrigerate up to 2-3 days before baking.
Simply let the dough rest at room temperature for 30 minutes before scooping and baking. It should be soft and moldable.

Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of 24 cookies without frosting.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie without frosting
Calories: 122 Fat: 5.6 g Saturated fat: 2.6 g Carbohydrates: 17 g Sugar: 5.8 g Sodium: 48 g Fiber: 0.8 g Protein: 1.3 g

Pumpkin Cornbread

pumpkin cornbread

PUMPKIN CORNBREAD

Vegan, GF, Dairy Free

Happily Serves 8

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

¾ cup almond or coconut milk, room temperature

¼ cup Coconut vinegar

1 cup cornmeal

1 cup GF All purpose flour (can sub quinoa flour)

½ teaspoon Himalayan Sea salt

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ cup softened coconut oil

cup brown sugar, packed (can sub coconut sugar)

1 can pumpkin puree or 2 cups fresh pumpkin

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and prepare a 9 in cast iron skillet (or square pan) with cooking spray.

Stir together nut milk and vinegar. Let sit for 10 minutes while you prep the rest of the ingredients.

Whisk together your dry ingredients: cornmeal, whole wheat pastry flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda and set aside.

Whisk together coconut oil and granulated sugar until well combined.

Whisk in pumpkin puree.

Stir in almond milk/vinegar mixture.

Now stir in your dry ingredients.

Mix until just combined.

Don’t over mix, or you’ll end up with tough bread!

Bake for about 25-35 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Remove from the oven, let cool slightly and then serve immediately 

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Easiest Pumpkin Soup

Easiest Pumpkin Soup

Vegan, GF, Dairy free

Happily Serves 4 

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 

1/2 medium onion, finely chopped 

2 TBSP Avocado oil

1 Large can pure pumpkin or fresh pumpkin

4 Cups bone broth (or vegetable broth if a Vegan)

1/2 cup Coconut Milk or 3/4 cup soaked cashews

2 tsp Pumpkin pie spice

3/4 tsp Sea salt

1 garlic clove

Black pepper

Optional: Add Curry powder and Coconut milk to desired texture

Heat Avocado oil over medium-high heat. 

Add the onion and cook, stirring, 3 minutes

Cream cashews in food processor.

Stir in the pure pumpkin, bone (or chicken) broth, milk or cashews, pumpkin pie spice, and sea salt.  

Cook, stir occasionally for 3 minutes or until soup simmers.

Soup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.  

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Pumpkin Fudge

pumpkin fudge

Pumpkin Fudge 

Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free

Happily serves 8-10

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 

1/3 Cup Pumpkin puree

1/2 Cup Coconut butter

2 TBSP Almond butter

2 TBSP   Maple syrup or Blackstrap molasses

2 tsp Pumpkin pie spice

Pinch Sea salt  

Heat ingredients in a pan for 5 min place in a 4×4 pan and freeze for 1-2 hours.

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Raw Pumpkin Pie Recipe

raw pumpkin pie

Raw Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Happily serves 8

Raw ,Vegan, Paleo, GF (Gluten Free

All organic ingredients

Crust

1 cup soaked dates 

1 cup pecans 

I cup walnuts (can use sub cashews or almonds) 

Optional: 1/4 cup figs 

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

1 baking pumpkin (about4-6cups) 

1 cup dates

4 TBSP softened coconut oil or coconut cream 

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

1-4 TBSP Pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves)

To make the filling

Add pumpkin to the food processor until smooth. Add the other ingredients and process until smooth.  At this point you can transfer the filling to a high-powered blender and blend on the highest setting until It is smooth like the cooked version of pumpkin pie, or if you have a high-powered food processor you may blend it until smooth. Transfer the filling to your piecrust and let refrigerate for a few hours. 

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

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Pumpkin Pie Fudge

pumpkin pie fudge

Pumpkin Pie Fudge

Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo

Happily serves 8-10

All Organic Ingredients:

2 Cups  pitted and soaked Dates

½ C Nut Butter

1 ½ C Almond Flour

1/2 C Pumpkin (fresh or canned)

6 TBSP Coconut flour

2 tsp Pumpkin pie spice or Allspice

Sea Salt to taste

Combine dates and nut butter in food processor until it forms a paste. Add pumpkin, coconut flour,  almond flour, All spice and a dash of sea salt until completely combined. Press into an 8×8 Glass pan.

Optional to top with some coarse sea salt. 

Freeze for one hour before serving.

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Thai Veggie Quinoa Bowl

quinoa bowl

THAI VEGGIE QUINOA BOWLS 

Gluten Free, Vegan

Happily serves 2

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 

1/2 cup Steamed broccoli, finely diced

1/2 cup Tricolor sprouted quinoa, rinsed and cooked

1/2 small red onion, diced

1/4 cup grated carrots

Handful of chopped cilantro

1/4 cup chopped green onions

2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds or sliced almonds

Dressing:

1 lime, zest and juice 

1 tablespoon Coco Aminos

1 tablespoon Sesame oil (or sub avocado oil)

1 tablespoon Coconut vinegar

2 crushed garlic cloves 

ginger, minced to taste

Combine cooked quinoa, streamed broccoli, red onion, carrots, cilantro, green onions and almonds and/or pumpkin seeds together.

In a small bowl combine dressing ingredients and pour dressing over quinoa mixture.

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