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Creamy No Bake Pumpkin Pie

Laura Wydeveld

Creamy No Bake Pumpkin Pie
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INGREDIENTS:

Crust

2 cups pitted dates

2 cups raw nuts (half pecans, half almonds)

¼ tsp nutmeg

¼ tsp clove

1 tsp cinnamon

Pumpkin Filling

1 can organic pumpkin

2 TBS tapioca

¼ cup chia seeds

½ tsp nutmeg

½ tsp clove

1 tsp cinnamon

A pinch of sea salt

1 can of regular organic coconut milk

½ tsp vanilla extract

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PREPARATION:

1. Make pie crust-place dates, nuts and spices into food processor and blend until sticky, press into pie plate

2. Take all filling ingredients and place into blender

3. Blend for a minute, scrap down and blend again

4. Pour ingredient’s over pie crust

5. Place in refrigerator until chilled through






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Cauliflower Garbanzo Italienne

Hippocrates Health Center

Cauliflower Garbanzo Italienne

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INGREDIENTS: 

2 Cups Chopped Cauliflower

¾ Cup Cooked Garbanzo Beans

½ Cup Diced Red Bell Pepper

1/3 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley

Dressing

¼ Cup Cooked Garbanzo Beans

1 Clove Garlic

½ Tablespoon Frontier Pizza Seasoning

¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

¼ Cup Water

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice          

½ Teaspoon Brags Liquid Aminos

1/8 Teaspoon Liquid Stevia Extract

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PREPARATION:

1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cauliflower, garbanzos, red bell pepper, onion and parsley

2. In a blender, combine the remaining ingredients.  Blend until smooth and creamy.

3. Combine the dressing and salad mixture.  Marinate at least 1 hour. Season to Taste

 






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Caramelized Veggie Lentil Salad

Caramelized Veggie Lentil Salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Better Homes and Gardens

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Ingredients:

1/2 pounds organic fennel bulbs, stalks removed, cored, quartered and thinly sliced

1 pound organic carrots, peeled and chopped

3 Tablespoons organic unsalted butter, melted

4 cups organic chicken broth

2 cups organic dried French green lentils, washed and rinsed

6 cloves of organic garlic, minced

2 bay leaves

½ cup organic extra-virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons Dijon styled mustard

1 tablespoon organic balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon raw organic honey

2 cups loosely packed organic Italian parsley leaves, finely chopped

2 large shallots, finely chopped

6 large sage leaves

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Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a shallow baking pan toss fennel and carrots with butter and season generously with salt and pepper.  Roast for 30 minutes stirring occasionally.

2. In a 4 quart pot, combine chicken broth, lentils, garlic and bay leaves.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat.  Simmer uncovered 20 to 25 minutes ( until tender).

3. Drain, discard bay leaves and stir in ½ teaspoon salt.

4. In a large bowl whisk together olive oil, mustard, balsamic vinegar and honey.  Add lentils, parsley, shallots and sage; stir in vegetables, top with additional parsley.  Refrigerate.  Serve cold or at room temperature.

 






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Natural Pain Relief

By Donna Wormser

Natural Pain ReliefLet me share a few natural painkillers that really work for you…..Yes, at my age and life style pain is part of living but I would like to share for JOINT PAIN season your food with turmeric.  This powerful spice is on par with over the counter and prescription painkillers!!!  Turmeric’s active ingredient, curcumin, soaks into damaged joint tissues, where it shuts down the pain and inflammation triggering COX-2 enzyme says Robin Miller, M.D.  There are many other great benefits of Turmeric that you can find on the internet.

TIGHT MUSCLES, take MSM.  This is another non-prescription item that truly works….Taking up to 3,000 mg of the natural sulfur compound methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) daily revs blood flow to muscles and calms inflammation, easing muscle soreness by up to 82 percent according to doctors at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.  It is great for sore race horses and is also great for humans!!!

HEADACHY? Sip peppermint tea.  Barometric flux can trigger headaches, but studies at the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago show that inhaling the scent of peppermint can ease pain in 10 minutes.  Credit its menthol, which blocks pain signals from scalp nerves.  For a sweet way to get the benefits, sip iced peppermint tea, which also soothes stress.  To make a pitcher, pour 2 cups of boiling water over 4 peppermint tea bags or several fresh sprigs and steep 6 minutes.  Stir in 1/4 cup of honey, the juice of a lemon and 2 cups of cold water.  Pour over ice and enjoy..

STIFF KNEES, rub on sesame oil twice daily .  British Researchers say the plant extract is rich in compounds that lower the production of pain causing inflammatory proteins called cytokines and speed healing of damaged tissues.  Since there is relatively little muscle and fat covering the knees, sesame oil can easily soak into inflamed tissues, soothing pain in just one week!!!!!!!!!!!!

 






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Raw Broccoli & Cauliflower Couscous

Raw Broccoli & Cauliflower Couscous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debbie Waddell

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INGREDIENTS

1/4 head cauliflower

1/2 head broccoli

3 tbsp. dill

Zest of 1 large lemon

2 tbsp. lemon juice

Herbamare to taste (I highly recommend purchasing this, it is 17 different herbs and spices with some sea salt)

1 tbsp. nutritional yeast

Pulse all ingredients in a food processor, to the point where the mixture looks like couscous. Set aside.


Green Goddess Salad Dressing

3/4 cup cashews, soaked for 30 minutes

1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro (can use parsley also or Dill)

1 – 2 small cloves garlic

1 tbsp. lemon juice

1 tbsp Braggs apple cider vinegar

1 tsp nori or dulse flakes

Small amounts of water to blend to the consistency of a salad dressing or you can make it thicker to use as a dip for raw vegetables.

Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth.

Combine the broccoli/cauliflower mixture with the dressing.

 

 






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