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.


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Raw Pesto/tomato and spirulina green seed crackers


I have seen crackers like these that were very over priced at health food stores and I have always wanted to try making them for myself. Turns out they are super easy to make and really delicious! You can do any flavor combinations you want! If you add oregano and more sun dried tomatoes to my pesto crackers you will have pizza flavored crackers. Great for kids snacks or snacks on the run! You can put avocado or hummus on top or any dip that sounds tasty. These would be awesome crumbled up on salads too!

Pesto seed crackers

1 cup flax seeds

1 cup sesame seeds

1/2 cup black sesame seeds

1 cup sunflower seeds

1 cup ground flax seeds

large handful fresh basil

1/2 cup water

juice of 1 lemon

1 garlic clove

1/4 cup ground pumpkin seeds

about 6-8 chopped sun dried tomatoes

1 tablespoon olive oil

pinch of sea salt


* For the pesto sauce blend: basil. lemon juice, ground pumpkin seeds, water, garlic, salt and oil together until smooth.

* Mix the pesto sauce with all of the seeds and form into crackers on parchment paper and dehydrate overnight.( If too dry add a touch more water to the mix or if too wet just add some more ground flax.)

* Makes about 12 medium-large sized crackers


Spirulina green crackers

1 cup flax seeds

1 cup ground flax seeds

1 cup sesame seeds

1/2 cup black sesame seeds

1 cup sunflower seeds

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 cup coconut milk or water

2 tablespoons hemp protein powder (not sure if this is raw)

1 tablespoon spirulina powder

1/2-1 tablespoon garlic powder

pinch of sea salt

* Mix all ingredients together and press into crackers on parchment paper and dehydrate over night.

* Makes about 10-12 medium – large crackers


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Hawaiian bliss anti-inflammatory smoothie for smoothie Tuesday!


I have decided to start doing a smoothie recipe every Tuesday. So today I wanted something light and energizing so I can drink it and go for a good run without being weighed down. Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain which helps digest protein and is a great anti-inflammatory.  Flax oil is high is omega 3 fats that are proven to have strong anti-inflammatory properties. And of course turmeric is one of the worlds best anti-inflammatories.  This smoothie is loaded with vitamin C and hydrating fruits and veggies perfect for summer!

Hawaiian bliss anti-inflammatory smoothie

1 peach

1/2 cucumber

2 stalks celery

1 large handful of green grapes

3 carrots

3 large slices of pineapple

1/2 orange

1 handful cilantro

1 tablespoon flax oil

1 tablespoon hemp powder

1 tablespoon maca powder

1/2 tablespoon turmeric

* Top with chopped fruit and cacoa nibs! Enjoy!



What I ate Wednesday and a grain free walnut flax bread recipe

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For breakfast I ate a piece of my walnut flax bread with jam. I have been working on making a sandwich bread that I can use instead of buying it from the store. This bread is fairly dense and is good for a snack or with dinner but a little dense to use for a sandwich. It is a great source of fiber and loaded with anti inflammatory omega-3 fats.

Walnut flax bread (grain free/vegan)

2/3 cup ground walnuts (soaked or freshly shelled)

1/2 cup coconut flour (freshly ground)

1/4 cup ground flax seeds mixed with 1/4 cup warm water (let sit for a few minutes to thicken)

1/4 cup ground raw buckwheat (a gluten free seed-not a grain)

3 tablespoons tapioca flour

1/4 cup coconut milk

2 teaspoons vinegar

pinch of sea salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

Mix ingredients together and bake in a greased pan at 300 for about 45 minutes (or until the knife comes out clean after you test it)





For lunch I made some black bean garden chili. I love making chili because you can slip  in a ton of veggies and the kids don’t really notice. I threw in shredded carrots, shredded beets, butternut squash, cilantro, red bell peppers, onions and tomatoes (technically a fruit along with bell peppers).  I usually put a half of a chopped avocado on top but I was out so I just put a little coconut milk and fresh veggies. I had the lunch leftovers for dinner as well. For desert I made some really tasty raw carob raisin bars that I didn’t get a picture of because we ate them so fast and it was dark out so the lighting would have been no good. I will post those tomorrow.