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Nourishing Foods/Recipes

Truly Delicious (GF) Chocolate Cake
.....you'll be glad you tried this one!!

1 1/2 cup turbinado sugar
1 1/2 cup GF multi purpose flour (I use a blend)
1 cup cocoa
2 Tbsp. cake enhancer (optional, I don't use)
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. xanthum gum
2/3 cup coconut oil
4 large eggs
1 1/3 cup water
2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350*.  Lightly grease two 8" or 9" pans, I use a 9X13.  In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa, enhancer, baking powder, salt and xanthum gum.  Place the oil, eggs, water and vanilla into your mixer bowl, and beat well.  Blend the dry ingredients 1 cup at a time, beating for 1 minute and scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl after each addition.  Once all the dry ingredients have been added, beat at medium-high speed for 2 minutes, to make a smooth batter~this is KEY.  Pour the batter into prepared pans.  Bake the cakes for 30-33 minutes, about 3-4 minutes past the point where a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Remove from oven, let them cool in pan for 10 min.  Turn out....(I leave in 9X13 pan and top with Coconut Cream Icing. 
 


November 6th

 

A Little Foot Stomping.........

 

I have gotten a little more involved in the running/workout/training community as I've started running a little.  One thing I've noticed, many people who are spending an abundance of time, energy and money to become fit, toned, noticed or healthy are missing an important piece of the WHOLENESS puzzle.  This missing piece is REAL FOOD.  I have heard reference that real food is too expensive.  Yet, they spend $100's on shoes, workout apparel, gym memberships, personal training, diet drinks and foods, videos, shakes, meal plans, eating out, supplements, procedures, spa visits and numerous others.  I truly think there is not a thing inherently wrong with any of these.  Maybe it comes to the factor of deciding what is really important to you.  If you are looking to restore or improve your health, shed pounds, be fit and reach goals, REAL FOOD has to be part of the puzzle.  Eating clean will do more for you than a new pair of running shoes!  You will notice by next spring how much less sick you were than last year if you start now! There will be benefits above your normal workout high!   Why would someone spend so much effort, time and money on the "look" of the outside and be sickly, weak or ailing on the inside.  Why restore the car's body when you are going to fill the tank with sand? 

 

 

 


 

When you make a choice to start eating whole, real foods, here are some suggetstions:

 

Shop the perimeter of the grocery store. 

 

Buy through food co-operatives. 

 

Gather recipes and start cooking 3 meals at home each week. 

 

Begin educating yourself on real food and real health. (Numerous blogs and websites)

 

Don't be afraid of healthy fats. Nuts, butter, avocados, coconut oil!!

 

Don't completely throw out a food group, avoid extremes. (Processed foods are not a food group, THROW THEM OUT!)

 

Control your portion sizes. 

 

Understand Baby Steps!!  Don't expect to do it all at once, just start!

 

 

 

Tip to Remember:

 

Work towards eating only unprocessed foods that started out ALIVE!

 





Come learn with me...........

August 30th, 2012

Nourishing your Baby?  I wish I'd have known about and understood whole foods when mine were babies!!!  

August 8th, 2012

This is my first post about nourishing foods.  We started our nourishing food journey in 2005.  My daddy was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  He passed away in 2007.  He has a scary family history, almost 100%, related to terminal cancer.  This was an eye-opener for me.  I started looking for ways to battle the inevitable.  Nourishing whole foods was the overwhelming answer.  We got rid of processed cereals, boxed items, candy and packaged desserts, and chips.  I started making my own bread, granolas, and cooking most meals at home.  We love desserts, so sugar was the last attempted deathblow.  Now, we eat better than we did, but have far to go.   This is my struggle, how to juggle all there is with farm chores, farm business, family, homeschool, living for Christ in fullness, mother, wife, daughter, friend and do laundry, mow the yard, etc............you know the list!!  We don't get it right each day, but we're getting it better day by day.  I think there is value in progress!  



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