Sunday, January 1, 2012

Why and How of Healthy Food

Breakfast of the New Year.  I often get asked just how do you incorporate healthy eating?  I say lots of Vegetables.  We add Veges, to every meal.  We eat veges in each food we can.  Always incorporating vegetables in sauces helps to hide the unpleasant taste of any that you might not want to eat plain.  I also use juicing veges to add more to our diet.  I don't serve any cooked juice, only freshly juiced using my champion juicer.  This juicer can handle the bulk that carrots, and beets can bring and also make peanut and almond butter.
    This morning for breakfast, I made a Vegetable Frittata with any vegetables we have.  It included
 two purple potatoes, zucchini squash, red peppers, dried tomatoes, dried summer squash, pesto ( I make this in summer and freeze in small batches to add for many different dishes....basil is very effective digestive help) and bacon bits for flavoring. This was organically grown bacon, and only in a very small amount.  If you would prefer you can also use some turkey bacon.
   We also enjoyed some of my Triple Chocolate Scones.  I use raw Cacao Powder and Cacao Nibs.  Along with coconut oil, yogurt, hazelnuts, raw organic sugar or Organic Agave Nectar.  I also include chunks of chocolate truffles!  These Triple Chocolate Scones are rich but loaded with antioxidants.  Very quick to make and taste delicious.  Your family won't know you are eating health food :)

    Triple Chocolate Scones

This is a large batch

4 cups of Freshly Ground Whole Wheat Soft White Wheat Flour
3/4 cup of Raw Cacao Powder (check Amazon for powder and nibs)
1 cup of Sugar...please look for organic raw...only dehydrated sugar cane crystals.
2 tablespoons of baking powder (once again only rumford, which is aluminum-free)
1/2 tsp. of Pink Himalayan Salt
and 3/4 cup of Coconut or Palm Oil not liquid and butter is a great alternative!

Grind this all up in the food processor making sure your flour is covered with the oil....

In processor bowl,
3 raised Organic Eggs (if possible)
1 cup of yogurt or sour cream
mix up and add with a very large fork to your dry ingredients...mix with a fluffy type movement, add the chunks of chocolate or chocolate chips, hazelnuts and scoop out onto ungreased cookie sheets for 17 mins.  I change the trays halfway...and at times need to cook a little extra maybe another two mins.
Let cool on racks and enjoy.

Vegetable Frittata

I used any vegetables I had on hand.  Small amounts cooked in a Stainless Steel skillet with butter.  Add as many as you can and make sure you have plenty of color.  Color is so important to our bodies, both for the health benefits and for our eyes :) cook these till slightly cooked.
I used a lot of farm fresh eggs, we have a large family so it took 18 eggs, and I added a 1/4 cup of cream to the eggs and whipped them up and added to the empty skillet.  I cook the eggs until the begin to hold up, and then add the vege mixture back into the eggs.  Top with Parmesan cheese, and then bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 mins.  I take this out with large potholders...and keep the handle COVERED at all times.  I know by personal experience that the temptation to take that handle in your hand as you are dishing this out is very great! :( and it is burning hot :(  So I keep this handle away from my family and away from me by keeping it covered all the time.  And don't let some other member of your family come and take away that cloth for some other reason!  It will still burn you for a LONG time after you have removed it from the oven.
      I cut our fritatta and serve with sour cream and some fresh salsa, with lots of removes heavy metals from our bodies)

I pray you are all blessed in our New Year and that you bring Glory and Honor to our God !
Love, Karen




Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Yummy, Karen :) :) Isn't real food the best tasting food? So true :) :) I eat vegetables at every meal, too. It really helps with good digesting and health :) :) Happy New Year to you and your family, too :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

p.s. Thanks for the tasty recipe :)

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Kasey said...

Those look like some wonderful recipes. I am a super-fan of scones of all kinds!