Sunday
Nov232014

Spelt Sourdough Waffles w/ Maca Maple Glaze

Have you ever tried to make a healthy waffle recipe but you ended up feeling like you just ate an anvil after consuming them?  Well fret no more!  These waffles, graciously curated by our friends at Three Lily Farm, are nothing short of bliss!

Before you can get started on this recipe, you will need to begin creating your own sourdough starter!  Your sourdough will take anywhere from five days to a week to fully sour.  We used Sprouted Spelt flour as the flour base for our sourdough, but you can use any flour you desire!  Follow the instructions over at Three Lily Farm's page on How To Create Sourdough.

Spelt Sourdough Waffles

Recipe adapted from Three Lily Farm

  • 1 1/4 C freshly ground Buckwheat  
  • 1 C Sprouted Spelt Sourdough Starter
  • 3/4 C Spring Water
  • 1/4 C melted Ghee
  • 1 Egg, whisked
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Gelatinized Maca
  • 1 tsp Mesquite
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda

Preheat your waffle iron.

In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients.  In a separate bowl beat the egg then mix in the sourdough, ghee, and water.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients just until the dry ingredients are moistened.  Add flour if necessary to thicken, or water to thin.  Be mindful not to over mix.

Pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup of batter on the waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Top with Maca Maple Glaze & a dollop of Raw Yogurt!  We also went all out and dusted the top with a little Colostrum Powder!

Maca Maple Glaze

  • 1/4 C + 2 TBS Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 C Raw Butter (Unsalted)
  • 1 tsp Maca
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch Sea Salt 

Melt the butter in a dehydrator or on a stove-top on low heat.  Whisk all ingredients together and watch all your dreams come true before your very eyes!  This tastes like the most magical caramel sauce you've ever experienced.

Tuesday
Nov182014

Goji Smoothie

I have absolutely discovered the ultimate preparation of goji berries.  Take your goji berries and rehydrate them by letting them absorb raw cream!  It is truly the best ever!

Goji Cream

  • 3 TBS Goji Berries
  • 1/4 C Raw Cream

Place the goji berries in raw cream in a jar and let sit in the fridge for 24 hours.  Stir this mixture around ocassionaly to prevent clumping of the goji berries.  After the time has passed & the goji's are hydrated, this full amount is ready to be added to the Goji Smoothie!

Goji Smoothie

  • 1 C Raw Milk or Nut Milk
  • Goji Cream
  • 3/4 C Raspberries, frozen
  • 3/4 C Strawberries, frozen
  • 4 drops Vanilla Stevia
  • Pinch Sea Salt
  • 1 dropper Goji & Schisandra Tincture (optional)

Blend all ingredients together in a high-speed blender.  

Saturday
Nov082014

There Is No Spoon

One of our dearest friends, Nick Kowalski or "Life Rediscovered", has featured us on his website!  Go and check out our article - "There Is No Spoon" - here!

Thursday
Nov062014

Miso Dressing

We are all on a very personal journey towards health, happiness, and freedom.  Living a life fully engaged with our bodies gives us the ability to create balance.  Each of us are unique individuals discovering the areas within that are most in need of healing.  

For most of my life I have struggled with digestion.  I was a lactose intolerant child who grew up in Wisconsin.  If you google images of Wisconsin, photos of cows and cheese will surface.  Consuming these products for my entire childhood led me to intense stomach issues.  

As I grew older and tuned into my body I realized that I could put an end to this struggle.  I cut out cow products and started taking high quality probiotics every morning.  Fermented foods are also consumed daily.  

Healing my digestion has changed my life.  I have more energy, my skin looks healthier, and I feel younger.  Total body healing is possible!  It’s a choice and commitment, but always worth it.

The recipe below is great for digestion.  Enjoy!

Miso Dressing

  • 3 TB Miso (check out South River for some amazing soy-free variations)
  • 2 TB Olive or Hemp Oil
  • 2 TB Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 TB Spring Water
  • 1/2 Lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/2" fresh Ginger
  • Small handful of Cilantro

Blend on high until smooth.  This is not a sweet dressing.  Taste test before consuming and add some raw honey or one date if it is too tart!

Salad Ingredients

  • 3 cups of Mixed Greens
  • ½ Avocado
  • 1 Carrot, grated
  • 1 Cucumber, sliced
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper, sliced
  • 2-3 TBS Kimchi

Optional additions: hemp seeds, dulse, fancy salts, and love! 

Monday
Oct062014

Happiness + Mint Chocolate Affogato

We have the utmost blessing today of sharing an incredible post and video by the absolute superhero Cathryn of In Letter Too Large To See.  Cathryn is a videographer as well as a wizard in the kitchen.  We are constantly swooning over her Instagram posts of next level creations.  Enjoy this ridiculously amazing recipe!

There is beauty in the art of wholly living.  Stand up for what you believe in and embrace where you came from.  There is a joy to be found in the gathering around a communal table with loved ones, a nourishment to be had in the act of enjoying a home made meal rooted in tradition. Yes, there are tears, there are trials; and there is heartache and there is bruising. But, there is also chocolate and there is laughter; there is made-from-scratch bread right out of the oven and warm cups of tea. There are books, picnics, and rain falls.

Simply put, there are miracles; miracles found in the small, simple moments of life, the subtle breaths in-between.  We simply need to take the time to look for them.  Because, there is beauty all around us, and we should revel in it, play with it, and soak it in until our core is saturated with it.  And then, let it spill out uncontrollably until those around us get a good swig. Do this for you and do this for them, because you were given life, you were given purpose - you were given beauty. And that, my friend, is worth celebrating.

If you’d like, let’s start celebrating together.  Starting with ice cream. 

Mint Chocolate Chip Chaga Ice Cream 

  • 3 cups Vanilla Tigernut Milk*
  • I cup Cashews (soaked)
  • 2 TB Manuka Honey (adjust to preferred sweetness) 
  • 2 packets Four Sigma Chaga
  • 1/2 tsp. Green Stevia Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Spirulina 
  • 4 drops Peppermint Essential Oil 
  • Pinch Sea Salt 
  • Handful of Cacao Nibs 

Optional: 2 TB colostrum 

Optional: 1 TB Grass-Fed Gelatin dissolved in ¼ cup Boiling Water (used as a thickening agent and to help prevent ice crystals) 

*To make vanilla tigernut milk, blend 1 cup soaked tigernuts with three cups water and 1 tsp. vanilla powder.  Strain and it’s ready!

Reishi Coffee 

OR: 

Pour all ice cream ingredients except cacao nibs into high-speed blender and puree until smooth. Add cacao nibs and pulse.  Pour mixture into ice cream maker and follow manufactures’ directions.  Once done, store in freezer.  Scoop ice cream into cup.  Boil some water, or make coffee, and add one FSF reishi packet.  Pour hot liquid over ice cream and add a drizzle of honey or a touch of other toppings if desired.  Enjoy!  

If you do not have an ice cream maker, you can alternatively freeze blended ingredients right away in a shallow dish.  Stir every twenty minutes or so until ice cream is set.  

And most importantly, share with friends and family; celebrate life together

Products:

Four Sigma Foods - Instant Reishi & Chaga 

Mattole Valley Naturals - Colostrum 

Sun Potion - Prash