Almonds-Chia Granola

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Ingredients
2 cups rolled oats
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup slithered almonds
1 tbsp molasses
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp spice
Water

  • Instructions:
    Mix all the dry ingredients together. Drizzled molasses and honey over the oats mixture and mix well. Add water, 1/2 tbsp at a time and mix until everything is paste. Transfer to a greased baking tray and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Use a spatula to turn and break up the granola. Bake for another 5 minutes.
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Mango Chow

It’s summer and mangoes are plentiful.

There are a million recipes that can be made using these tasty fruits, which by the way, are one of my favourites.

I tasted this recipe a few years ago and last year a few friends from Trinidad gave me a recipe.

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Mango Chow

Ingredients:
2 semi-ripe mangoes
1 clove garlic, grated
cayenne pepper to taste
Salt to taste
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 tbsp shadow beni or cilantro, finely chopped

Instructions
Peel and dice mangoes and put into a bowl. Add garlic, pepper, shadow beni and lime juice and mix well. Add salt to taste.

Gluten Free Samosas

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I love samosas. But alas, I could not find any gluten free ones near me. So I had to make some. Unfortunately I don’t know how to fold them, but that will come with time and practice.

Ingredients:

Dough:
2 cups Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup Tapioca Flour
1 tsp xantham gum
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup rice flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup water

Filling:
1 teaspoon salt
5 medium peeled potatoes
1 cup green peas
1/2 tsp clove powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp turmeric
3 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil

Method:

Dough:
Sift Bob’s red mill flour, tapioca flour, xantham gum and salt together. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to flour and mix. Slowly add water, a little at a time while mixing, until it forms a dough like texture.  Cover dough and set aside in a warm place for 30 minutes.

Filling:
Peel and cook potatoes in salted water until tender. Mash. In a frying pan add oil, peas and spices. Let cook for 2 minutes while stirring. Add mashed potatoes and cook for 3 minutes.

Remove from heat and let cool.

How I Assembling my Samosas:
Roll dough into 2 inch balls. Use a rolling pin to roll a ball into a 1/4 inch circle. Add filling and fold in half. Repeat until all of the dough is gone.  Fry samosas Until they are lightly brown (or as crispy as you like them) Or bake in oven.

Sautéed pumpkin and cabbage

Today we ate sautéed pumpkin and cabbage as part of lunch. I was so happy because I picked the cabbage and chive from my own, organic container garden!

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Ingredients:
– 1 lb pumpkin cubed
– 1 small cabbage, shredded
– 1 stalk chive
– salt to taste
– oil to sauté

Method:
Coat a frying pan with oil and add cabbage, pumpkin, chive and salt. Cover and cook on very low heat until pumpkin is cooked.

Served with pasta and butter bean stew.

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30 Day Health Challenge DAY 4 RECIPES

Day 4:

This is the start of Task 2 which is to drink 8 glasses of water.

Breakfast:

Pumpkin fritters and fruit salad

Pumpkin  Fritters Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup cooked, drained and mashed pumpkin

1 cup alpurpose gluten free flour

1 tbsp flaxseed powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

a pinch of ground spice

1 – 2 tbsp sugar

oil fro frying

 

Method:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. If batter is too soft, add a bit more flour.

heat a frying pand and lightly coat it with oil. Spoon small amounts of mixture in the on and fry until the edges become born. Turn and cook until golden brown.

* if batter is sticking, you need to add more flour.

Lunch:

Macaroni Pie

Kidney bean burgers (made same way as lentil burgers except replacing lentils with kidney beans)

toss salad

Supper:

Split pea burger

apple chutney

toss salad