Thursday, January 19, 2017

Varoma Steamed Meatballs and Cauliflower Rice

roasted market carrots serve as "fries".

This simple meal hightlights the ways Thermomix simplifies and enhances meals.  Tonight, I wanted to use up the cauliflower, collards and grass-fed ground meat we got at the market on Saturday. 
Cauliflower rice: add florets to TM bowl. Chop 5 seconds, Speed 5, reverse blade. Dress simply with EVOO, lemon and pink salt

Chop mix and steam all with TM.  Use up what's leftover from cauliflower rice without waste

Quickly blanch collard greens to make wraps


Thermomixing


Rain, rain and more rain!  Flooding rains stir up a lot of emotion, memories and some post flood trauma.  This morning I felt a sense of calm and gratitude as we are dry, cozy and together.  Still, I needed some meditation in motion with Thermomix and yoga.  Just 20 minutes playing with my Thermomix is exactly what I needed.  This is what I turned out: a batch of coconut butter, homemade raw almond butter with the remnants of the coconut butter just made, coconut oil and cinnamon.  Leaving a few scoops of the almond butter, I then made a batch of raw brownies.  And then to not waste anything left behind, I added a few splashes of coconut milk to incorporate the yummy mixture leftover in the bowl.  I savethis flavored milk to add my afternoon matcha latte. 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Teatime Today: Happy New Year!

Outside enjoying this assortment with Grams and Pops on New Year's Day

Chanukah Latkes


Fresh out of the oven and topped with apple sauce

This year, I wanted a simple no-fret latke recipe to take along with us to a Chanukah party. I did some searching around and found a good one to try from The Healthy Maven.

Hello, baked latkes! So much easier than frying up in a pan!

No egg or gluten in these latkes.  The flax egg and the oats worked out.

What you need:
1 flax egg: 3 Tbl warm water mixed with 1 Tbl ground flax
3 medium russet potatoes 
1 medium onion
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup oat flour made in Thermomix
1 Tbl melted coconut oil
1 tsp pink salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

What to do:
 Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Line baking tray with baking paper and rub with a little coconut oil

Make flax egg and set aside

Grind oat flour in Thermomix, set aside in bowl

Chop potatoes in Thermomix, 5 seconds/speed 5. Press out excess liquid in Thermomix basket using silicone spatula.  Set aside in large bowl.

Chop onion in Thermomix, 4 seconds/speed 5. Add to potatoes

Add into the potato/onion mixture all the ingredients

Grab 1/4 cup of the mixture and form a ball

Place on baking sheet and flatten slightly

Place in the oven for 15 minutes, Then flip the latkes and bake for another 15 minutes


 


Papi thinks latkes look like crab cakes

Tonight we celebrated with Brisket



Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Teatime Today







Today we enjoyed fresh market strawberries and dark chocolate orange dreidels we made with silcone mold.  The chocolates had some issues popping out intact.  That's ok, things don't have to turn out perfectly. 

Apricot Gelt

Start with 3 cups of dark chocolate Enjoylife chips.
Swirl in 3/4 coconut milk, mandarin rind, cinnamon and pink salt
creamy chocolate mixture
flatten unsulphered dried apricots with mug
coating apricot in mixture (we added some almond butter after using this mixture to make chocolate dreidels right before
Gelt!
Maple Landmark blocks for tonight's present. Thank you, guys!

Outside in shorts playing in the dirt after playing dreidel and eating gelt
Playing dreidel with homemade gelt tonight along with the blocks
original recipe found in December Natural Awakenings

This Year's Hannukah Cookies

Making Cookies for school party



Little Brother blended his frosting: sunbutter, blacksrap molasses and coconut oil, blue Maggies Natural sprinkles for topping