Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I really hope you guys have a super fun and tasty holiday! I have 3 recipes (2 new) for you and they are just in time for the holidays! First up is the Pumpkin Pie. This is the same recipe as the pumpkin pie bars but I just put them in a pie dish for thanksgiving... And please remember these are TREATS that should be consumed on special occasions only, and not on an everyday basis. :)

Pumpkin Pie
preheat oven 350 degrees 
1 1/2 cups walnuts
1/2 tsp of baking soda
teeny tiny pinch of salt
1 Tbs. of grass fed organic butter (coconut oil might work if you don't do any grass fed butter)

Process it all together in a food processor until ground. Press into pie pan and bake for 15 minutes.

5 pitted dates
1 Cup of organic pumpkin puree
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 Tbs coconut oil
1/4 cup organic shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Process dates first until they are really tiny and then just add all the rest and blend together. Place on top of the crust and spread it out. Place in the fridge until cool and firm. I place halved pecans on top as well (optional)

Chocolate Pie
Preheat oven 350 degrees
2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup walnuts
pinch of salt 
2 Tbs of either grass fed butter or coconut oil
Process all together and press into a pie pan. Bake for about 15 minutes, but keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn.

1 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate chips (found at earth fare and whole foods)
1 can coconut milk (please use full fat Thai Kitchen brand others won't set up right)

Place the cup of chocolate chips in a medium size bowl. Heat up coconut milk in a small sauce pan over medium heat until it would be hot enough to melt the chocolate. Keep stirring and don't burn it. Once milk is hot pour it over the chips. Mix till it's all well blended, pour into crust and refrigerate over night. 

Yummy Breakfast bread

This one is inspired by The Civilized Caveman himself! He posted this awesome recipe for Banana bread this morning and I really wanted to try it but didn't have all the ingredients, so I tweaked it using what I had and this is what popped out. I really love it, and my girls keep begging me for more. But I'm TOTALLY gonna try his recipe when I have all the ingredients, because they ALWAYS rock!! Be sure to check him out! 

2 bananas
1 cup of organic pumpkin puree 
1/2 cup of almond butter
4 tbs of grass fed butter (or coconut oil)
1/2 cup of coconut flour
1 1/2 Tbs of pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp of vanilla
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
pinch of salt

preheat oven to 350 degrees
Proces the bananas, puree, butter, and nut butter until smooth.
Add flour, spice, vanilla, baking soda, powder and salt, mix till incorporated.
Pour batter in a bowl and mix in nuts and coconut by hand. 
Grease glass bread baking dish with coconut oil and pour in batter. 
Cook for 55-60 minutes. Check with toothpick. Let it cool and eat. We couldn't wait for it to cool completely though. :P

Who's ready to EAT!!!????!?!?!

Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!! :)

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