The Golden Years

All you have to do to find the benefits of Golden paste, is Google or Bing it!

It’s good for you, and your pets.

http://turmericlife.com.au/start-here/

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This recipe may be used for humans as well as animals.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (125 mls/60gms) turmeric powder
  • 1 cup water (250 mls) PLUS 1 cup water in reserve, if needed
  • 1/3 cup (70 mls) Raw/Cold Pressed/Unrefined Coconut/Flaxseed-Linseed Oil, Virgin/Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2-3 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

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Please be sure to get some freshly ground black pepper. I used what I had, but I will get some for the next batch.

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Combine 1 cup of water with 1/2 cup turmeric in a saucepan over medium heat.

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With a whisk, mix the turmeric into the water, to create your paste.

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Have that extra cup of water handy, because in my experience, the paste thickens and clumps up very fast! I used 1 & 1/2 cups of water for my paste.

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Cook the paste for a few minutes, whisking, till thick and smooth.

Measure your coconut oil, or other oil: 1/3 cup.

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Remove the saucepan from the heat. Add the oil and whisk till smooth.

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Add your freshly ground black pepper to the paste and whisk it it.

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Your Golden Paste is done and ready to eat. This recipe made 2 cups of paste.

Be sure to store what you can’t use within 2 weeks, in the freezer. One great way to do this is put 1 tsp into rubber candy molds and freeze, then pop out and store in a baggie till needed.

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I put about 2 tsp in hot milk to make Golden Milk. You should give this a try! Add a dash of cinnamon or cocao powder to your paste, to taste.

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I love this stuff, I even prefer it to coffee in the morning!

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My version of Chef Billy Parisi’s Apple Cake

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Apple Cake Recipe with Oatmeal Streusel

This looked so fabulous to me this morning, so I decided I would give it a try. As I began to gather the ingredients, I realized this was going to be a typical Deana baking fiasco.

I love to cook, I just don’t like to shop. When I want to make something, and I am missing a few ingredients, I scour my cupboards and frig for substitutions that will suffice. Sometimes (most times) I add extra things that I like. Once in a while it works, and today was no exception. Billy‘s recipe calls for sour cream, of which I had none, so I pulled out my last lemon cream pie yogurt. Have you seen the prices on Honey Crisp Apples?  Highway robbery! 2 Gala’s and 1 Granny Smith would have to do. I didn’t have Almond meal for the streusel, but I did have Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods Flax seed meal, and thought the nutty favor would be perfect.

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I had planned on making a batch of granola today, but I didn’t have enough oats for that so the whole oats, shredded coconut and pecan halves all went into the streusel instead.

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I always have self-rising flour in stock, so I used that in place of the all purpose four and baking powder. I left the salt out too, since I had bought salted butter to make rice krispies treats. The batter came out so rich and creamy!

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I greased the cast iron dutch oven with coconut oil, and spooned the thick batter into the pot. I had the streusel ready, and crumbled it over the top, completely covering the batter.

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I baked it at 350 for 30 minutes before I checked the batter, and it was not done. i put 10 more minutes on the timer and checked it again, still not done, but after another 10 minutes, I took it out and let it rest on the stove. For that final 20 minutes, I  put my flat cast iron skillet under the dutch over,  because I was worried that the bottom would over cook.

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It turned out perfect, I was a little surprised, actually. The topping was perfectly toasted and crunchy & delicious. The bread of the cake was so moist and soft and perfectly cooked. the bottom was not burned! Yeah 🙂 It turned out so good! The one thing I didn’t make was the caramel drizzle and I didn’t have ice cream, but it was still delicious, and there’s lots left and the weekend’s not over yet 😉

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Please visit Billy’s website for the complete recipe: http://www.billyparisi.com/apple-cake-recipe-oatmeal-streusel/

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This cake is definitely Holiday Gift-Worthy. Make up the caramel sauce, and put it n a pretty little jar with a ribbon and the recipe on a card. Viola! Merry Christmas ❤

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Bear With Me, Honey

Honey, I’ve got an idea!!

How adorable it would be to fill these sweet bear bottles with jelly beans, M & M’s, or your favorite candies for a Baby Shower!! You don’t have to be a bee keeper to Phind a Phabuous use for these abearable bottles!

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They’ll think you’re an Angel when you give them homemade soaps full of love!

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Zucchini Pizza Bites

I’m notorious for making what I want, with whatever I have. If I’m missing an ingredient in a recipe, I’m more apt to improvise, than run to the store to get what I’m missing.

Many of you, (known or unbeknownst) have eaten my “Clean out your refrigerator” concoctions and lived to tell the tale! My “Clean out your refrigerator” Cookies were a massive hit, but when asked for the recipe, all they got from me was a blank look…..

I’ve got to start writing it down, or, better yet, take pictures of what I’m doing.

Anyway, I shared one of Country Living Magazine’s Facebook posts on my wall, https://www.facebook.com/dinanana/posts/10207085009706748?pnref=story

the “Best Zucchini Pizza Bites Recipe”  https://www.facebook.com/CountryLiving/

http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a43638/mini-zucchini-pizzas-recipe/

I didn’t have Marinara sauce, or Mozzarella cheese, so I went spelunking through the cupboards and found one small can of tomato sauce, garlic powder and sweet basil, and cheddar.

I did, however, have the most delicious garden-fresh zucchini from Mandujano Brother’s Produce.  https://www.facebook.com/Mandujano-Brothers-Produce-110654835624738/

After having nothing more than a peanut butter sandwich all day, this really hit the spot!

The man of the house is out getting Shelby’s hooves trimmed, so I’ll probably need to make more because I ate most of these already! He may want something a bit more “robust” as well, we’ll see what else is in the refrigerator 😉

YUMMY

 

Blackberry Macadamia Cake

Author: Worth Every Chew

Ingredients: 1 3⁄4 Cup crushed Macadamia Nuts

1⁄4 cup cornstarch, 1⁄2 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1-2 tablespoons cinnamon, 1 cup fresh blackberries, 1⁄4 cup coconut oil, 3 Tablespoons maple syrup, 1 Whole Egg (1 Chia Egg for vegan option), 2 pinches of LOVE

Instructions: Preheat oven to 375*F/190*C/Gas Mark 5

Mix crushed nuts, arrowroot powder, sea slat, baking powder and cinnamon together in one bowl. Mix Coconut Oil, Egg and Maple Syrup in another bowl, Then mix contents of both bowls together. Now, gently fold in the blackberries. Line a round cake pan with parchment paper and press mixture onto paper in the pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cake is set. Allow to cool before slicing. Enjoy with someone you LOVE

Notes: If you would rather use brazil nuts I think they will work just as well as macadamia nuts. Lately, macadamia nuts have been scarce at Whole Foods so brazil nuts would be my second choice.

Source: Blackberry Macadamia Cake

Inside Out Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

Nut butter and chocolate,  what’s not to love ?!? I predict that your kiddos will fall in love with these little bites of Heaven! Not only are these healthy, refined sugar free, diary free, keto and vegan they are a lot of fun to make too. If you are nut free, you can substitute sunflower…

Source: Inside Out Chocolate Nut Butter Cups