Friday, November 24, 2017

DIY Quick & Easy Almond Milk

This recipe has been "borrowed" from Chef AJ.

DIY Quick & Easy Almond Milk
Yields: 3 cups
dairy-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 tbsp. oil-free Almond Butter
  • 1 pitted Date
  • Optional 1 tsp. Vanilla (great for cereal, not so great for cooking)
Directions:
  1. Place all ingredients into a high speed blender
  2. Start low, then up to high quickly
  3. Blend for about 1 minute
  4. Store in refrigerator for up to a week
  5. Shake before using

AJ Thoughts: Only need 1 cup?  Blend 1 cup of Water with 1 tsp. of Almond Butter.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Hoff's Chickpea Dressing

Hoff's Chickpea Dressing
Yields: 4 cups
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:
  • 1 15oz. can Chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Braggs
  • 1/2 cup Honey Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup

Directions:
  1. Using a high speed blender, blend all ingredients until smooth
  2. Keep in the fridge up to 1-2 weeks






Friday, November 10, 2017

Doc:The Connection

https://theconnection.tv/The Connection is a documentary that dives into the mind, body, medicine connection. It explores the health benefits that meditation has been documented to have over chronic illness.

The film includes an internationally recognized lineup of scientists, including Dr. Herbert Benson; researchers, including Dr. Dean Ornish; writers, including Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn; and renowned medical doctors, including Dr. Andrew Weil.

The film also features compelling true stories of recovery such as ProfessorGeorge Jelinek, a Professor of Emergency Medicine who has recovered from multiple sclerosis, and Dr. Ian Gawler who recovered from an aggressive bone cancer.

The Connection is a film that proves we have more influence on our health outcomes than we ever thought possible.

Check out the trailer!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Apple Sauce (IP)

Apple Sauce (IP)
Servings: 5
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:
  • 4-5 organic Apples (McIntosh, Jonathan, Gala, Fuji, Cortland, etc.)
  • 2-3 organic Golden Delicious Apples (Gala, Fuji can also be used)
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon

Directions:
  1. Core & stem Apples, cut into chunks (I cheat with an Apple slicer)
  2. Place Apples & Water in the IP
  3. Lock lid in place and make sure pressure release valve is closed
  4. Press "Manual" button
  5. Decrease cooking time to 8 minutes
  6. Natural Release for 3 minutes; then Quick Release
  7. Add Cinnamon
  8. Use an immersion blender to reach desired consistency
  9. Store in the fridge
 
Hoff Thoughts: I'm calling for organic Apples with this one, because the wax used on conventional Apples is too heavy/hard to remove and you're going to be eating the skins (lots of nutrients).  Nevertheless, be sure to soak your Apples in a salt or vinegar bath before using in order to clean.  The Golden Delicious will make up for the lack of Sugar.  You want medium to large Apples for this recipe.