Apples And Ginger

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


Grain free pancakes

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Sometimes my kids request pancakes without veggies in them:) I tend to go overboard with my veggie obsession and squeeze veggies into everything I possibly can. So these are my compromise pancakes that they get to have. They are high in protein and grain and dairy free so they don’t have a blood sugar crash an hour after eating them! They do have 1 egg in them so they are not vegan but let me know if you try these with an egg substitute and how they turn out.

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Grain free pancakes

1/2 cup finely ground cashews

1/2 cup finely ground sunflower seeds

1/2 cup tapioca flour

1 free range egg

2 tablespoons ground shredded coconut

1/4 cup coconut milk

1/4 cup oil (coconut,olive,grapeseed)

1/4 cup water

1 tablespoon maple syrup

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

large pinch of sea salt (or about 1/4 teaspoon)

1 teaspoon baking soda


*Grind the nut and seed flours and combine all ingredients together and mix well.

* Cook over medium heat in an greased pan for about 5 minutes on each side or until medium brown.

* Makes about 20 smaller medium sized pancakes


This recipe can also be seen at  and 2014/  with several other delicious gluten free recipes.





Avocado mayonnaise recipe and 11 ways to fight insomnia


I know alot of people who have trouble sleeping including myself on occasion . It seems to be a very common problem in our society. Sleeping pills and even herbs are just a quick fix to another underlying problem. After doing some research and past experiences I found 11 ways to beat insomnia:


1. Exercise daily

2. No caffeine!-it over stresses the adrenal glands and disrupts your daily hormonal cycle( even if taken only in the am).

3. Reduce carbohydrate intake. To many carbs disrupt your seratonin and melatonin levels in your body.

4. Increase dietary magnesium (foods not supplements) including dark leafy greens, sea weeds ,blue green algaes, chia seeds, and figs.

5. Drink warm goats milk with honey before bed to help relax.

6. Avoid all stimulants during the day including chocolate which contains several types.

7. Avoid spicy foods

8. Stay hydrated with water during the day

9. Don’t eat a heavy meal within 4 hours of going to bed

10. Increase iron rich foods and herbs (vegetarian) including black beans, sea weeds, spirulina, and nettles.

11. Acupuncture

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I use this mayonnaise recipe instead of regular mayo because it is so much healthier for you. Avocados are loaded with vitamins including vitamin K, vitamin,C, folate, vitamin B6/B5, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin E. It tastes good in a tuna sandwich with some dill weed, or chopped dill pickles. You can use as tarter sauce with dill weed and sweet relish added too.

Avocado mayonnaise


1 large avocado

1 tablespoon chopped onion

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon coconut milk

1/4 teaspoon sea salt







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Cold buster thai soup

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This soup is my new favorite soup. Every time I am on the verge of a cold or sinus infection I make some of this soup and I feel great. It is heavy on the ginger so it has a nice spice to it.

2 cup low sodium chicken broth

2 cups water

1/2 cup shrimp

1/2 onion chopped

2-3 large mushrooms sliced

2 large carrots chopped

1 cup chopped cauliflower

1/2 Tbs coriander

1 Tbs fresh grated ginger

juice of 1 lime

1 handful of fresh chopped basil

1/2-1 Tbs honey or maple syrup

1/4 cup coconut milk (optional)

1/4 cup chopped celery (optional)

Sea salt to taste

Makes 4 small servings or 2 large

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Raw breakfast cereal (vegan/grain-free)

I’m not much of a cereal person. We don’t eat a lot of grains especially wheat and don’t think grains are that good for you because of the gluten and anti-nutrients that prevent vitamin/mineral absorption. Although I do think oats have some good calming and nourishing qualities that are beneficial especially for promoting yin (the fluid portion of our body) in the middle of winter or dry weather. Seeds also contain some anti nutrients and are easiest to digest after they have been soaked. I haven’t tried this with soaked seeds yet but maybe I will try it-I really like the crunch though so we will see!

This is one of the raw breakfast cereals I make for my kids:

1 large apple shredded(large shreds)

1 large or 2 medium carrots shredded(large shreds)

1 handful of pumpkin seeds

1 handful of sunflower seeds

1 small handful of golden raisins

1 tbs chia seeds

1 handful of shredded coconut

1 tbs of sesame seeds (optional)

1/2 -1 cup coconut milk or almond/coconut milk

vanilla stevia to taste

1 tsp of cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger powder (optional)

This is for 2 servings