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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)

 

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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.

 

 

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Walnut flour and carrot chocolate chip cookies (vegan/grain free)

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Carrots are great for digestion so I eat them or drink them with just about with every meal. They promote the growth of the good bacteria in the body (prebiotics). All coconut products promote healthy bacterial flora as well. Walnuts are a strong anti inflammatory because they are loaded with omega 3 fatty acids. So these don’t have to be desert-you can eat them for breakfast or snacks! These cookies are even better the next day! Yum!

Walnut carrot chocolate chip cookies(vegan/grain free)

1/4 cup carrot and apple juicer pulp

1 cup fresh shelled and ground walnuts( leave some chunks when you grind them if you like chunky cookies)

1/2 mashed banana

1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

2 tablespoons ground sunflower seeds

3/4 teaspoon molasses

1 tablespoon tapioca flour

1/4 cup chocolate chips

4 tablespoons coconut oil

1 tablespoon maple syrup

15 drops vanilla stevia ( or to taste)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda


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Pineapple teriyaki salmon and the trick to making carob actually taste like chocolate.

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This is the last post of what I ate Wednesday 3/27. For dinner tonight I made baked salmon with Earth and vine pineapple teriyaki sauce with grilled veggies. The sauce does have some wheat in it because it has soy but I think I could easily make this gluten free with wheat free tamari, pineapple and apricot puree, sake,garlic and a little honey. I made some carob walnut brownies (vegan) that actually taste like chocolate! I can finally have something to replace those chocolate cravings!  I have never been able to tolerate much chocolate. When I was a kid I always got really bad acne when I ate chocolate. And now it still doesn’t agree with me but that still doesn’t stop me from eating it of course. Its like a true addiction! You’re addicted to the things that are the worst for you! Considering chocolate has 4 types of stimulants in it-yes that’s right 4! It seems crazy that people purposely give their kids chocolate. You might as well poor them a cup of coffee or a double espresso. My kids especially my son has an amazing amount of energy so I avoid giving him chocolate at all costs. The trick to getting carob to taste like chocolate is to add ground roasted/burnt lentils. Some people use espresso for that bitter taste but even decaf has a little bit of caffeine in it so I prefer the lentils. I use a coffee grinder to grind all of my flours.

Walnut mockolate brownies

3/4 cup carob powder

4 tablespoons brown rice flour

3 tablespoons ground walnut flour ( leave some chunks)

3 tablespoons coconut flour (grind shredded coconut )

2 tablespoons almond flour (grind blanched almonds)

1 tablespoon tapioca flour

1/3 cup of olive or grapeseed oil

1/2 cup of honey

1 tablespoon of ground chia seeds

1/3 cup and 2 tablespoons of water

1 1/2 tablespoons of ground roasted cooked lentils( roast in oven until slightly burnt)

1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

10 drops of vanilla stevia

mockolate frosting (vegan):

blend in blender or food processor:

1 avocado

4 tablespoons of carob powder

3 1/2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoons ground roasted lentils( you might want to taste as you go because too much it will start tasting like coffee)

1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil

10 drops of vanilla stevia

1 tablespoon coconut flour

1/4 teaspoon of sea salt

2-3 tablespoons of tapioca flour ( or to desired thickness)