Purple Sweet Potato Brownies! Grain Free! Dairy Free!

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.

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 Recipes! Gluten Free Thanksgiving Ideas! Sweet Potato Pie! Fresh Cranberry Salsa! Sweet Potato Quinoa Cranberry Stuffing!

Sweet Potato Quinoa Cranberry Stuffing
Happily serves 4-6
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan Option

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 Chopped 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.

Fresh Cranberry Salsa
Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar free
Happily serves any holiday party!

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
1/4 tsp Cumin
2 TBSP Lime or lemon juice
Dash Himalayan Sea salt

Chop cranberries in the food processor and the rest by hand.
Mix together and enjoy!
You can add Tricolor Quinoa to spread the 💕 love

 

Raw Sweet Potato Pie
Happily serves 8
Raw, Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
Crust
1 Cup soaked dates
2 Cups Paleo Nut Flour or 2 Cups Favorite Nut
1/8 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt

To make the crust
Pulse nut flour and dates together until it becomes a lumpy ball and then press into the bottom of a pie dish and refrigerate.

Filling
5 Cups Cooked Fresh Sweet Potatoes (can sub Pumpkin)
1 Cup soaked dates
4 TBSP Room Temperature Coconut Cream (not coconut milk)
1/3 cup Maple syrup (can sub stevia and maple extract if watching sugars)
2 TBSP Pumpkin pie spice or All spice

To make the filling
Add cooked Sweet Potatoes to the food processor and blend until smooth.
Add the other ingredients and process until smooth.
Transfer the filling to your pie crust and let refrigerate for a few hours.

You can used canned sweet potatoes but fresh is much better tasting.

 

Avocado Sweet Potatoe Breakfast Salad

Avocado Sweet Potatoe Breakfast Salad
Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined sugar Free
Happily serves 2

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

Salad

1 Purple or orange sweet potato, cubed
1 Tbsp avocado oil
Himalayan Sea salt and pepper
4 cups mixed greens (not raw spinach or kale)
1 ripe avocado, chopped
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
1-2 TBSP Fresh chopped parsley
1 cup blueberries, Optional

Dressing
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp Avocado oil or Hemp seed oil
Himalayan sea salt and pepper

Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add oil, sweet potatoes, salt, and pepper. Coat well. Arrange in a single layer to ensure even cooking and place a lid on top to steam.
Cook for 3-4 minutes.
Uncover and turn the potatoes. Use medium-low heat. Cook about 10 minutes until golden brown and tender.

Prepare dressing. Add lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper to a mixing bowl and shaking or whisking to combine. Set aside.

To serve, divide greens and top with roasted sweet potatoes, blueberries, avocado, hemp seeds and parsley.
Top with Dressing or Serve on the side.

Urinary tract Info and Suggested Natural healing approach

Urinary tract Info:
Commonly also call bladder infections. There is a disturbance in the bacterial flora that protects the urinary track and anabiotic’s lead to reoccurring infections.

Doubling probiotics such as L. Acidophilus is highly recommended. At least 20 billion CFU’s. 50-100Billion CFU’s would be more beneficial and HIGHLY recommended.

Acidity levels are too high in the body when the pH is disrupted there is fermentation of vaginal glycogen to lactic acid. Alkalinity is Key, must add more Green into the diet. ORGANIC EATING is SO Very IMPORTANT!!!

Eliminating of dairy, yeast, and soy products are recommended to rebalance pH. Limiting grains, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol, and refined carbohydrates.
At least 64 oz water a day. Decaffeinated tea counts as water. Eliminate food allergens. Allergy Blood work is your best Road map to gut and immune support and healing.  Blood Tests are available and easy!

Recommended foods:
Use healthy cooking oil such as olive oil (don’t heat olive oil) or coconut oil.
Eat Less red meats and more lean meats such as fish, but no soy.
High fiber foods include beans root vegetables such as yams or sweet potatoes and psyllium husk.
Antioxidant rich foods including vegetables like bell peppers and squash.
**Fruit in the morning including cranberries, blueberries,and cherries. If you’re going to drink juice make sure that it is unsweetened. Please eat your fruit, better for you unless you are juicing. Best for digestion if fruit is first thing in the morning and by itself or for your first snack, eaten alone.**

Recommended Vitamins:
Probiotics and digestive enzymes ALWAYS!! Double if taking antibiotics!
Multi Vitamin
Vit D: 2000-4000 IU
Fish oils 1000mg and or Flax seed, 3x a day. Could go up to 6000mg
Super Greens
Amino Acids
Vit C: 1000mg a day
Grape seed oil 100-300mg
Magnesium 200-300mg 3x a day
Zinc: 30mg a day

Recommended Botanicals:
Cranberry
Aloe Vera: up to 32oz per day
Gotu Kola is great extract tea to help balance pH. 60-120mg
Uva Ursi ( upland cranberry or bearberry) is a powerful antiseptic herb.
Dried leaves or tea: 1.5-4.0 (1-2 tsp)
Goldenseal herb has antimicrobial agents. Dried root or tea: 1-2g

Other herbs that are recommended: green tea, cats claw, milk thistle, and reishi mushroom.

Chocolate Cooking Class info & Recipes

Cooking Class 2.12.2017
Chocolate Info

Cacao can fuel energy and mood. It is an excellent source of fiber good source of protein and iron. It is high in antioxidants and polyphenols. A half half a cup of raw organic cocoa powder has 110 cal, 2 g of fat 16 carbohydrates, 10 of which is dietary fiber. It contains 8 g of protein and will give you 10% of the iron you need for your daily requirements. It is considered a stimulant and should be eaten occasionally not every day.

Cocoa beans are the fermented seeds of the cacao tree. The fruit of the cocoa tree is a pod full of sweet pulp enfolding a cluster of about 20-40 cacao seeds. Cocoa refers to the low-fat constituent of the finely ground cacao beans. These ground beans, known as cocoa liquor or cocoa mass, also contains cocoa butter which is a non-dairy, naturally occurring fat. Cocoa butter is a mixture of monounsaturated fats like oleic acid and saturated fats, namely stearic acid and palmitic acid. About 50-60% of cocoa liquor consists of cocoa butter.

Cacao bark, butter and flowers have also been valued since ancient times for treating various diseases like skin ailments, bowel malfunction and wounds. Cocoa has anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant qualities. Health benefits include relief from high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, constipation, diabetes, bronchial asthma, cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome and various neurodegenerative diseases. It helps to improve cardiovascular health and brain health. It also helps in treating copper deficiency.

Commercially available chocolates and cocoa-products may not be rich in the original beneficial flavonols since their properties get destroyed by over-processing and heat. In order to obtain the benefits of cocoa, it is important to consume the correct source of cocoa. Milk/dairy blocks the absorption of the antioxidants in chocolate, so be sure to check the labels!

Antioxidant Capacity: Studies have shown it is evident that cocoa exhibits higher antioxidant activity than against green and black tea, and red wine. Antioxidants helps to neutralize the oxygen-based free radicals that are present in the body. Cacao is abundant in phenolic phytochemicals and possesses a high amount of flavonoids as well.

Of course, everything in moderation!

 

 

Jodi’s Sweet Potato Brownies
Grain Free, Paleo, GF, Dairy free
Happily serves 12

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 medium Sweet Potatoes
14 Medjool Dates
1 1/2 Cups Quinoa or Almond Flour
4 TBSP Raw CACAO Powder
3 TBSP maple Syrup (Grade B) or Coconut netar
Pinch of sea salt

Peel Sweet Potatoes. Slice/cut and steam for about 20 mins until soft.
The smaller the pieces, the faster it will cook.

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.
Place on Parchment paper lined baking dish and bake for 20-30 mins on 350 until the toothpick comes out dry.
Allow to cool 10 mins for the brownies to gel together, very important step!!

Tip: If you don’t use raw cacao powder, you cause conventional cocoa powder but you will need to double the quantity.

 

 

Chocolate Nut Butter Cookies
GF, Refined Sugar Free
Happily serves 12

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Cup Chocolate Peanut or Sunflower butter
3/4 Cup Coconut sugar
1 egg

Combine all ingredients. Bake on 350 for 7-8 mins.
If you are not using an already flavored nut butter, you can use a regular nut butter and ad 1/4 cup raw cacao
Chocolate Iced Coffee Protein Shake
Dairy Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free
Happily serves 1

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 TBSP Raw Cacao powder
2 TBSP Collagen Powder
2 oz Coconut milk
2 oz Cold brew (optional)
4-6 oz Chai Tea or water
Dash of cinnamon
Stevia Powder if desired sweeter
Ice

Blend all ingredients in bullet/blender, transfer to shaker bottle.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Cranberry Stuffing

quinoa stuffing

Sweet Potato Quinoa Cranberry Stuffing

Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian 

Happily serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 cup Tricolor sprouted quinoa, rinsed

2 diced Sweet potatoes

1/2 red onion

1 crushed garlic clove (cut and let sit 5 mins)

1 TBSP Coconut oil

2 tsp Cumin

3 TBSP Chopped parsley

1.5 C Bone broth

Sea Salt & White Pepper to taste

Optional: 1/2 C cranberries

Optional: 1/4 C pecans

Preheat oven to 375 

Rinse Quinoa.  Heat 1 1/2 cup bone broth, add quinoa and simmer for about 15 minutes until water is absorbed.  Do not over cook.  Remove from heat and let cool.

On a baking stone, Add sweet potatoes, onions and garlic. Drizzle with Coconut oil and roast for 15-20 minutes, until soft.

Combine sweet potatoes and onions with cooked quinoa. Stir in cumin, cranberries, pecans, parsley, salt and pepper.

More Stuffing Recipes

Black Bean Burrito – Indian Style Recipe

black bean burrito

Indian Style Black Bean Wrap

Vegan, Vegetarian, GF

Happily serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
1 yellow onion
4 cloves garlic
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
1 Cup sweet potatoes or quinoa (or half cup of each)
1 Cup green bell pepper
1 Cup Red bell pepper
1 tsp garam masala
1 TBSp +1/2 cup vegetable or bone broth
2 cups black beans drained and rinsed
Sea Salt and black pepper to taste
Romaine lettuce

Chop onions and garlic. Let sit for 5-10 minutes
Prepare other vegetables.
Salute onion, garlic, ginger, and peppers in broth over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add garam masala and sweet potatoes and mix well.
Add 1/2 cup broth and cook covered on low heat for about 10 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
Add beans, Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Lettuce wrap all veggies and Enjoy!

Black Bean Burrito

Jodi’s Sweet Potato Brownies

Jodi’s Sweet Potato Brownies

Grain Free, Paleo, GF, Dairy free
Happily serves 12

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 medium Sweet Potatoes
14 Medjool Dates
1 1/2 Cups Quinoa or Almond Flour
4 TBSP Raw CACAO Powder
3 TBSP maple Syrup (Grade B) or Coconut netar or coconut palm syrup
Pinch of sea salt

Peel Sweet Potatoes. Slice/cut and steam for about 20 mins until soft.
The smaller the pieces, the faster it will cook.

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.
Place on Parchment paper lined baking dish and bake for 20-30 mins on 350 until the toothpick comes out dry.
Allow to cool 10 mins for the brownies to gel together, very important step!!

Tip: If you don’t use raw cacao powder, you cause conventional cocoa powder but you will need to double the quantity.