For the Brownies
1/3 cup raw coconut flour (organic if possible)
1/3 cup organic, extra virgin coconut oil
1/3 cup unsweetened cacao or cocoa
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup honey
For the peanut butter
1/3 cup of 1 ingredient peanut butter (or almond butter or quality peanut butter)
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup organic, dairy free, but free chocolate chunks
1/4 cup organic peanut butter chips (make sure there are any crazy chemicals or sugars in them)
-In a standing mixer, mix all the brownie ingredients together.
-Preheat the oven to 350
-Pour the brownie mixture in cupcake liners, I use silicon ones that can be re washed and re used.
-Cook for 20 minutes in the oven. Make sure you use a knife or tooth pick to check to be sure it comes out clean.
-In a sauce pan, mix the honey & peanut butter until it is smooth. Add in vanilla if you would like.
-Using a spoon, put the peanut butter on top of the cooked brownies and too with a few chocolate chips or peanut butter chips! You could even add nuts in here!
My husband and I are big fans of artichokes! With my spinach and artichoke pasta being such a big hit, I thought I would come up with something else to make with artichokes.
Spinach & artichokes are just a match made in heaven in my book! So with this recipe you can either use quinoa or rice.
3-4 garlic cloves chopped
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 can of artichoke hearts (get organic in a glass can if possible)
1 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa (or rice)
1/2 cup organic cheddar cheese (it won't be yellow! I get the kind that is from whole foods without dyes)
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp parsley
1-2 cups of spinach (mine was from my CSA that I froze)
First melt the coconut oil in the pan and begin to sautée the garlic. Once the garlic begins to be fragrant- add in the artichokes and sautée a few more minutes.
Add in the spinach & spices and stir in well. Next thing to do is add your cooked quinoa (the reason mine is cooked already is because I meal prep at the beginning of the week).
Mix everything together well and add the cheese.
Serve as a side to a meal or as an entire meal itself! It's yummy! My husband LOVED it! He even went and got chips to eat with the meal!
Bor Mushroom is an amazing recipe! It is very versitile so you can add ingredients or subsititue them.
Here is the recipe! This is a great recipe to eat because it is rich is selenium because of all the amazing mushrooms!
1 pound of mushrooms (sliced)
1/4 Cup of coconut oil
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp hot hungarian paprika (or cayenne pepper)
1/4 small onion chopped
5 cloves of fermented garlic (fresh garlic is fine as well)
1/4 cup of wine (it's great with white wine, but I used red)
1/4 cup of broth (I used lamb but vegetable broth is great if you are trying to make it vegetarian)
1 tbsp parsley
In a skillet, combine mushrooms, thyme, and coconut oil
Once it starts looking like the picture above, add in the onions & garlic
Cook this down for about 5 minutes- the onions will become translucent.
Add in the wine here, and stir well.
Next you add your broth. The only broth I had canned & not frozen was lamb broth. It made for a mighty fine bor mushroom!
Now let it simmer for a few minutes.
Add the parsley. You can use fresh parsley, but I used the parsley that I dried from my garden last year.
Next add your paprika and any other spices you enjoy.
Let it cook down until there is still sauce but not a ton of sauce. It will look like this!
You can serve this with langos, toasted bread, over rice or quinoa, over noodles, or over mashed potatoes!
This can easily be a paleo meal! Or even a vegetarian or vegan meal as well. I prefer to add full fat organic sour cream to it but I add sour cream to almost everything!
Tonight we enjoyed our Bor Mushroom dinner in front of the television for a movie night! I drank some freshly sun-brewed green tea with a like squeezed in!
I am a lover of breakfast! I wish that there as 2 breakfasts in each day haha!
This morning I decided to try something a little different since I have been trying to build muscle!
I came up with a coconut chia oatmeal! Adding coconut (a superfood) to our diet everyday is something I do my best to do for my husband and I.
Here is the recipe! I couldn't eat all of this myself, I ate about half of it.
1 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Instant Oats (I buy gluten-free kind from the Amish)
1 Tbsp Organic Chia Seeds
1 Tsp Cinnamon Extract (you can buy this here)
1/4 Cup of Chopped Coconut (I buy unsweetened)
1 Tbsp Raw Honey
2 Tbsp Unrefined Coconut Oil
- Bring the water to a boil
- Add the oats and stir really well
- Add in the Chia Seeds, Extract, and Coconut and stir well
- Now that the oatmeal is probably thick, add in the honey & coconut oil.
One of my favorite meals that fills you up and has a spicy kick! Not only will it clear up your sinuses but when you eat spicy foods it revs up your metabolism!
2 cups chopped cabbage
1/4 chopped onion
4 cloves of garlic chopped
1 large broccoli ( the tops )
3 mushrooms sliced
1 small bell pepper chopped
3 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp butter
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp ginger
1 tbsp paprika - I use hot hungarian. You can make this with 1tsp cayenne pepper and 2 tsp of paprika (it doesn't taste the same but will give you a kick)
- in a large skillet, combine garlic, peppers, onions and coconut oil on med-high
- sautée until onions are translucent
- add broccoli & mushrooms
- sautée 2-3 minutes
- add cabbage
- mix well
- add spices & mix it around
- add about 1/2 cup of water and quickly cover with a lid
- let it cook about 2-4 minutes
- open and stir well.
- let cook until the water evaporated
Serve with a good dollup of sour cream :) enjoy!
Who am I?
My name is Jes! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about! I am the owner of an organic, chemical free skin care product line, called HBC Organics.