Apples And Ginger

Gluten free,dairy free, and sugar free nourishing whole foods to heal and flourish.


Raw apple cinnamon seed granola

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I am always looking for breakfast options that don’t include eggs,wheat, or dairy for my kids and I. It can be difficult to find things that meet this criteria and that every one likes. I use to love cereals as a child and have not eaten much cereal since I went gluten free about 12 years ago. So I am going on a cereal kick and going to try to come up with a few different types of cereals that are grain free for us to have on hand. Also I love to have some crunchies to throw on my salads as well.

Apple cinnamon seed granola (raw/vegan)

1 cup coconut shreds

1 cup raw buckwheat groats

1 cup sesame seeds (I used black and white)

1 cup sunflower or pumpkin seeds

1 cup flax seeds

1/2 cup ground flax seeds

1/2 cup water

1-2 tablespoons of raw honey (or stevia)

1 apple chopped and peeled

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

optional: 1/2 cup raisins or other dried fruits

pinch of sea salt

* Mix ingredients and press onto parchment paper ( about 1/2″ thick)

* Dehydrate for about 24 hours or until crunchy

* Makes about 6-8 servings (2 days worth for 3 of us)

This recipe is also seen here  and here and here  with many other gluten free recipes.



What I ate wednesday and a few new recipes

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For breakfast today I had some steel cut oats cooked with raisins, cranberries, turmeric , and cinnamon and topped it off with some ground flax seeds, coconut milk and a few drops of stevia. Steel cut oats don’t seem to react the same in my body as any other type of oats such as water retention,bloating, acne etc. I forgot to take a picture of it because I was busy with the hustle and bustle of getting my son to school on time ( clean clothes, combed hair etc). I spent all day playing around with several recipe ideas I had that I forgot to eat lunch. Or I guess you could say I had one of my apple cinnamon muffins and some dehydrated apple chips for lunch today. I am really trying to use less sweeteners in my recipes and sweeten foods with apples, orange juice and stevia. My body’s digestive flora is really off since I had to take antibiotics last summer (daughter had whooping cough) so I need to up my probiotics and fermented foods like sauerkraut and kefir and decrease my sugary food intake.

Apple cinnamon muffins (vegan/grain free)

1 peeled apple

1/4 cup fresh orange juice

1/4 cup freshly ground coconut flour

1/4 cup ground sunflower seeds

2 tablespoons tapioca flour

1/4 cup ground raw buckwheat groats (a seed not a grain)

1 tablespoon melted coconut oil

1 packet stevia

1-2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

pinch of sea salt

Puree the apple and orange juice together. Combine all ingredients together and pour into muffin papers or in greased baking tin. Fill to the top, these will expand slightly so don’t over fill. cook at 300 for about 30-40 minutes or until slightly firm but bouncy. some optional add-ins could be chopped walnuts , a few table spoons of shredded apples, or dried fruit. This makes 6 small or 4 regular sized muffins so you may want to double or triple the recipe.

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For dinner I had cooked some pollock fish( with olive oil, lime juice, coriander, cumin, and garlic) and baked some fries with skins in the oven. I also made a cilantro citrus smoothie instead of a salad tonight.

Cilantro citrus green smoothie

Large handful cilantro

handful of red cabbage

1/2 orange peeled

juice of 1/2 lime

1 apple

handful of green grapes

1/2 avocado

pinch of turmeric

handful fresh blueberries

1″ chunk fresh ginger

2 cups water