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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

GRANDMA'S Have to BRAGG!! This Thanksgiving was extra Special this year, for we had a new little person here with us to Celebrate Thanksgiving! Our youngest son, Mark and his wife Michelle were her with us and brought our new little man for us all to enjoy! His name is Ocean and he makes you smile as big as the Ocean.... We loved having you with us this year and can hardly wait to see you the next time!!
Never knew how much fun it was going to be to be Grandparents!!
I hope that you each had a great Thanksgiving!! We are all so blessed! I was able to try a few RAW food pies that we enjoyed.... And it was "Guilt Free". One was my Pomegranate Pie and the other was a Butternut Squash pie.... I got my inspiration from the greatest Raw food Creator of all times!! Amie Sue. You will enjoy her blog as much as I do... The more Raw food we put into our diets, the more better nutrition we have to feed our bodies. We will be way healthier for it.. And we truly wont miss the old way of cooking... It's amazingly great tasting!! No bland stuff here. Here is the picture of what I did... for Thanksgiving... It doesn't look like Amie Sue's, and I didn't have all the engredients, but it turned out great...
You may want to start adding more RAW FOODS into your diet... it's fun and very exciting for me... You don't eat as much for a lot of the foods are very filling. A great way to get into shape... I won't post my recipe, but hope you will head over to Amie Sues Website and get excited as I have over all the possibilities!! Have a blessed Holiday Season and enjoy making it a Healthy Season!! Hugs, Carol Janonne
It's been a LONG TIME since I have posted here...but have decided to start in again... We are in Elfrida, Arizona for the winter at our "Little Pecan Farm". It's been amazingly warm here around 70F during the day. Have had frost and the leaves are finally starting to fall from the Pecan trees. There's a good wind here today, so the leaves are flying away with some of the nuts and the trees are showing little nuts on the branches. We will be ready to harvest soon! We had our Son, Mark and his wife Michelle here for the Thanksgiving holiday. Along with them this time was our new Grand Baby- Ocean... What a joy it was to get to know him and catch a glimpse of his personality.... I thought I would post some of the pictures of some of the meals that we had... All Vegan and some Raw... I felt better after this Holiday, then I have in many years. The difference in the Healthy meals really does make a difference after the holiday is over. The first one is of a Breakfast Banana Split... Pretty easy to do and fun...
Here is the recipe for the Breakfast Banana Splits: Make up your traditional Whole oat recipe; Place the desired amount of water in a pan, that you are going to use... ie. 1,2,4, 6 or more people. Put the water on to boil.... Add Sea Salt according to taste.... Here is the chart for the amounts of people you want to serve and the amounts:
Place the water on to boil... Then add the Oatmeal and take off the burner and cover with a lid.. Wait for 5-10 minutes until the water is absorbed into the oats. Add Chopped Dates to this... As well as Organic Maple Syrup according to taste.. (The oatmeal should be firm enough to scoop out onto your bowl and hold it's form.) Assembling the Banana Split: 1/Cut a Banana in half length wise and place into your Banana Split bowl. Scoop 3 scoops of oatmeal on top of the Bananas 2/Place sliced Strawberries, Blueberries, or fruit of choice around on top of the Oatmeal. Put varied nuts on the top. ie, Almonds, Sunflower seeds, Coconut, Pecans.... and Carob chips or the crumble (recipe below). 3/(I make my own crumble that I sprinkled on the top): I have this on hand for other recipes too. It's great to put on your cereal or when put in the fridge after patting it down into a baking dish and scored; can be a neat healthy candy.) Put 3 cups coconut (organic- non sweetened) in your food processor; 1TB Roasted Carob 1TB Cero- Grain Coffee substitute 1TB Maple Syrup of Honey (Optional-pecans or walnuts or Almonds 1/2 cup) Process until crumbly Sprinkle this over the top of the oatmeal 4/Put a dollip of Cashew cream on top... Cashew Cream Recipe: It's nice to soak your nuts because they are easier to digest; But I have made this cashew cream without soaking them.. 2 cups Cashews 2 Cups water 1tsp organic Vanilla (A Vanilla Bean, opened and scraped is the best) Blend the above for about 5 minutes. Then pour in a saucepan and cook until thickened... Stir continually, for it can burn very easy. Dollip it on the top or put it in an icing decorator device and go fancy.... This is a great recipe to do with the kids for they love adding all of the items together to make their own Breakfast Banana Splits. I like to put the Banana Split bowls out on a table, then put all the ingredients out in little bowls.. It makes it easy to go from one item to the next and complete your finished project. Use your imagination... Nothing is wrong... Your creation will be the best!! Have fun, Carol Janonne I also have a picture of the Banana Splits that I made in October.... I actually had the Banana Split bowls to put them into.