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Natural Organic gluten free Sesame & pumpkin seeds snack delicacy


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This recipe is even easier than the last one I just posted.
No nuts to crack open.
In my twenty plus years in macrobiotic I was taught that sesame seeds give more calcium to the body than milk considering that milk gives but takes a lot away in the process, & pumpkin cleans out the liver.
This might give you the extra incentive to try out these recipes considering it’s a perfect alternative to the ready made junk we all use today.

Enjoy it! Let me know, I’d very much appreciate the feedback:)

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Ingredients.
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1. 2 Tbsp. Organic whole sesame seeds (you can use the regular white one too)
2. 1 Tbsp. Organic rice syrup (honey or any other sweetener)
3. 1 Tbsp. fresh organic ginger juice (that’s optional. I don’t always have the patience to grate & squeeze out the juice but I like the sharp edge it gives to it)

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Method.
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Roast the seeds on small fire on high for 30/50 seconds stirring it all the time as it can easily burn.
Add the syrup stirring all along for about 15/25 seconds depending on how crunchy you want it to be.
Put on plate let it cool, place in paper cupcake holders & serve!
Enjoy it with a hot cup of tea coffee or herbal beverage ­čÖé

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Ingredients.
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1. 2 Tbsp. Organic whole pumpkin seeds (you can use the regular too)
2. 1 Tbsp. Organic rice syrup (honey or any other sweetener)
3. 1 Tbsp. fresh organic ginger juice (optional)

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Method.
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Roast the seeds on small fire on high for 40/50 seconds stirring it all the time as it can easily burn.
Add the syrup stirring all along for about 15/25 seconds depending on how crunchy you want it to be.
Put on plate let it cool, place in paper cupcake holders & serve!
Enjoy it ­čÖé

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Easy Natural Organic gluten free Nutella snacks recipe


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Well, it’s been a long time since the last recipe post!
If you are familiar with my natural recipes category, I enjoy most the easiest & fastest. This one is no exception.
It might take up to five minutes it is eaten raw with no electrical appliance needed.
Its taste is a reminder of the Nutella spread but crunchier & fresher.
Enjoy it & let me know!

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Ingredients.
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1. 2 Tsp. Organic Carob powder (if not particular use regular cacao)
2. 2 Tsp. Organic Rice syrup (you can use honey glucose syrup or any other sweetener)
3. 1/2 to 1 Tsp. olive oil (or any other to your liking)
4. 5 to 7 organic nuts (nuts, depending on preferences, organic is optional)

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Method.
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Mix the first three ingredients until smooth.
Add nuts crushing them while mixing with your spoon.
Put them in paper cupcake holders & serve.
Optional. You can put in refrigerator for an hour but
I have not had enough time to experience it ­čśë

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100% natural waffle recipe with cooked sweet apples


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I made today waffles so that I could take photos to post the recipe to all of you.
My machine is quite old so I had a bit of a sticky problem but with a good one it’s quick & easy, the recipe is all natural & the more you practice the faster it gets.

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Ingredients
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1. 2 1/2 cups 75% organic Spelt flour (or regular) 3 cup if you want it more consistent
2. 1/4 to 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (or anything you have at home) less would feel lighter
3. 1/2 cup rice syrup (or sugar if that’s what you use)
4. 1 pinch of salt
5. 1 egg (organic if possible)
6. 1 to 2 tsp. baking powder
7. 1/2 to 3/4 cup Spelt milk (water or regular milk) depending on the amount of flour you’ve chosen

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Method
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Mix it in a small bowl by hand, spray the machine with oil then turn it on to preheat, pour the batter gently, close the lid & wait till the light goes green then, carefully ease it out & put on a plate.
I used sweet cooked apples to accompany it & poured rice syrup on the waffles but you must be familiar with all the other options out there as icing sugar, ice cream, strawberries & whipped cream… as usual I encourage you to create some of your own ideas it gives it a personal touch.
Here’s the very simple cooked sweet apples recipe.

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Ingredients
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1. 3 apples
2. 1 Tbsp. rice syrup
3. 1 tsp. oil
4. cinnamon

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Method
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Boiled in a pan, then cook on a low fire for about 20 mn. serve warm with waffle.
Enjoy it!

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Mm!
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Easiest cheapest 100% natural organic cr├¬pe/pancake recipe


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And… voila!
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I know there are a load of you who know how to do cr├¬pes (French-thinner-pancakes) courtesy of Wikipedia…

A cr├¬pe or crepe (Listeni/kre╔¬p/[1] or /kr╔Ťp/ French: [k╩ü╔Ťp] ( listen), Quebec French: [k╩üa╔¬╠»p] ( listen)) is a type of very thin pancake, usually made from wheat flour (cr├¬pes de Froment) or buckwheat flour (galettes). The word is of French origin, deriving from the Latin crispa, meaning “curled”. While cr├¬pes are often associated with Brittany, a region in the northwest of France, their consumption is widespread in France, Belgium, Quebec and many parts of Europe and North Africa. Cr├¬pes are served with a variety of fillings, from the most simple with only sugar to flamb├ęed cr├¬pes Suzette or elaborate savoury galettes.

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But as it’s a simplified recipe I have adjusted to my dietary needs as, no-sugar-eggs-dairy… I thought this one might be of some help to those who follow the same organic wholesome food plan but for those who don’t, just switch back to sugar, plain flour or any oil you have ­čÖé
You can’t get anything easier or faster & it’s a load of fun to do with your kids or grand-kids so… here you go!

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Ingredients (for about ten small ones)
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1. 2 1/2 cups 75% whole Spelt flour (or just plain)
2. 2 1/4 cups water
3. 1 to 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil (or anything on hand)
4. 1 tsp. organic baking powder (optional)

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The swiveling…
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Method
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Mix well the two first ingredients & add baking powder just before putting it in pan, mix very well too.
Heat frying pan (I have an old small one but it’s the only one I know how to work with for my pancakes)
put a heaped teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil (but you can use any available) put your (small) flame
on high first then switch to between-high & low after about 4 minutes, pour a small ladle of batter slowly
(once the oil is hot you should hear it sizzling as it touches the pan) while swiveling the pan to even it
out then wait about a minute (you’ll get the feel of how long with the time) flip it over with a fork or
as a chef would do with a swift hand-motion then once it’s ready slide it on a plate.

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I chose this time to serve it as a snack with rice syrup spread on it, rolled it & poured a little on too,
but I have served it in many different ways in the past as with minced seitan (vegetarian meat) as a filling
& creamed mushrooms as the topping or with a creamy wok as a filling… but all you have to do is use your creativity & improvise anything you desire as ice cream on the side with whipping creme & chocolate syrup on top of the pancake…

I hope the photos will make the instructions easier but mainly, have a load of fun & Bon app├ętit!

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Second side…
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no-electrical-appliances quick & easy vegan chocolate cake


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Moist & delicious!
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This is a recipe I found by a vegan/vegetarian blogger (I have searched long for her link to put in here with no success as I follow a lot of bloggers)
Her recipe included ingredients which I do not use as… sugar/rice syrup for me, oil/olive or sesame for me, coconut milk/soy or spelt for me, so I just translated it into my “language”.
I love easy recipes which do not include electrical appliances & ingredients all houses have so I do not need to go out running to find them & this one fitted my criteria.
I was taking time off the blog but this is the exception… I find it important to share a quick-cheap-&-easy recipe that could help others.

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Chocolate oozing out…
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Ingredients
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1. 3 1/2 cups wholewheat flour
2. 1 1/2 cup pure cocoa (you can use carob powder instead but it’s not as strong a flavor or coffee if you want to change it to a coffee flavored cake)
3. 2 cups rice syrup (sugar for some)
4. 2 tsp. baking powder
5. 400 ml = 13.53 fl. ounces soy milk (spelt or coconut for some)
6. 1 cup oil (olive,sesame any of your choice)
7. 1/4 cup of rum
8. 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar (optional)
9. 2 tbsp. shredded coconut to sprinkle on top (optional)
10. A few pieces of unsweetened chocolate to put in the muffins (optional)

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Method
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1. Put the dry ingredients in a bowl, mix then add the liquid ingredients (I did not have apple cider vinegar so I did not use it)
2. You can be creative & make muffins out of it as I did, with pieces of chocolate tucked in the middle if you want it fancy, a flat or high cake with or without shredded coconut on top or anything else that tickles your imagination ­čÖé
It’s as simple as that!
3. Put in a preheated oven on 170 degrees Celsius = 338 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 mn (muffins)
& about 30 mn for the cake as it has more dough.

I’m including below photos of the cakes & of the unsweetened 100% natural chocolate if you want to make your own research to purchase it.

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Enjoy it preferably accompanied by your loved ones around a log fire ­čśë
Now, it’s my imagination running…

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Where’s my cup of tea?
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See the melted chocolate?
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Unsweetened chocolate
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Montecao easy no-electrical appliance-needed recipe


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I posted a while back a Monte carlo recipe this time it’s a Montecao which I wanted to share with you as the ingredients are more basic, fewer & easily found in every home.
It is a throw-in-one-bowl recipe & mix by hand… can’t get easier:)
I’ll give you the regular sugar version for those who use it.
And for those who prefer a less oily & crunchier recipe I will include an adaptation I created which became very popular here!

Enjoy & let me know!

Ingredients
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1. 5 cups 80% organic Spelt flour (It’s the healthiest, light & off-white in color but you can use regular flour)
2. 1 cup extra virgin olive oil (there’s no olive taste after cooking or baking)
3. 1 cup rice syrup

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Method
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1. Put all ingredients in bowl mix then shape
2. Sprinkle cinnamon powder on top
3. Slide in preheated oven on 150 degrees Celsius = 302 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-15 mn.

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Ingredients for regular sugar recipe
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1. 500 gr. = 88.1 oz. 80% organic Spelt flour
2. 25 cl. Olive oil
3. 200 gr.= 7 oz. Sugar

The method is the same.

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Ingredients for raisin biscuit (adapted from above)
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1. 4 cups 80% organic Spelt flour
2. 1 cup Oatmeal
3. 1/2 cup Olive oil
4. 1/2 cup hot water
5. 1 cup Rice syrup (you can change to sugar)
6. 1 handful of organic raisins
7. 1 tsp. Speculoos spices mix (or cinnamon if you can’t buy it in your area) Wikipedia Specifies “Spices used in speculoos are cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cardamom and white pepper”

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Method
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1. Same as above
2. 20-25 mn. on preheated oven same temperature as above

Natural creamy toothpaste fast & easy recipe


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Since I started to make two years ago my own clean & organic toothpaste I look on the regular one as soap which might seem weird to some but I imagine it is a matter of habit & this has become mine.
I’ve wanted to give you the recipe for quite a while but I had a lot left and no photos from the last batch.

It seems providence decided otherwise when the jar broke ­čśë so here goes the recipe…

Ingredients
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1. 6 Tbsp. (heaped) organic Arrowroot or rice flour (cheaper)
2. 5 tsp. Baking soda
3. 4 tsp. (flat) organic virgin Coconut oil or Shea butter if that’s what you have at home, it’s cheaper too (I quote Wikipedia “In some African countries such as Benin, Shea butter is used for cooking oil”)
4. 1/2 to 1 tsp. peppermint oil (I like it strongly flavored so I put 42 drops)
5. 6 Tbsp. Glycerin

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Method
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1. Put all the ingredients in a small bowl, mix until smooth
2. Put in a clean glass or plastic container & label it with date (in my experience it never got bad)

Let me know if you try it I would love to know about it!

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Last of Easy-Party-recipe series (Part 4) Quick-cheap-Simple & easy treats & ideas


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Who isn’t familiar with the good old bowl of pop corn but as easy as it may seem, I have burnt quite a few batches until I got it right and the first thing to think about is the pot that’ll make it happen.
It has to be air-tight so the corn can pop. Mine is so old, the handle has gone there’s even a small hole there instead but I cannot throw it because it has become my pop-corn-pot!
You need to cover generously the bottom layer with oil (I use olive & as usual nobody notices) and pour generously a bottom layer of organic corn grains (the video I posted in my blog has terrified me of anything GMO) but not too much or it’ll overflow!
I put it on maximum temperature, wait till I hear it popping furiously until it gets less then bring it down to a 5-6 which is a Medium flame (for gas) then wait some more for the noise to quieten down until it’s just a few pops and turn it off completely, shake the pot to hear if all grains have popped & it doesn’t rattle then, take off the lid so the steam doesn’t get a chance to soak the pop corn, pour in a steel bowl and add salt immediately or it won’t stick when cold.
You can choose to make a caramelized flavor but that’s more work so I hardly do it, but paprika powder or pili-pili is a good choice too.

Here’s another idea…

Boiled Spirelli salad with chunks of tuna, boiled organic green beans and pickled cucumber for those who like that seasoned with olive oil salt and black pepper.
We added an avocado-tomato-cucumber-pickled cucumber and grated carrots salad but I didn’t think it was relevant for the blog it was just something extra for the party.
All the other plates on the table have been posted previously in the natural-recipe category so, this is the last of my Easy-Party-recipe series. I hope you enjoyed it!

Thanks for all the feedback, likes and comments, it’s genuinely appreciated ­čÖé

Easy Party recipe (Part 3) Delicious 100% natural pizza!


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Pizza served!
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I use the yeast dough recipe that I posted for my chocolate roll which is totally delicious, it’s a sweet bread dough that has many possibilities , again… you can use the link for that recipe;
https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/?s=yeast+dough

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This recipe is not one of my easiest ( I had to let the dough rise. That’s all ;)) but itÔÇÖs nourishing, a good 100% natural pizza (if that’s what you choose) for recess, parties, birthdays or work. All in all, IÔÇÖd say itÔÇÖs
a recipe worth doing every once in a while.
I use the bread machine on dough program, to mix it and let it rise. ItÔÇÖs quicker, but you can do it
the ÔÇŁ longer ÔÇťWay the only difference with the machine is, that it requires dried yeast.

Enjoy the experience!

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Ingredients
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1. 325 ml = 10.9 u.s oz Water
2. 3 Eggs
3. 800 gr. = 1.764 lb Wholemeal, 80 % or white Spelt flour ( or any other )
4. 4 tbsp. sesame, extra virgin olive oil ( any other is good too )
5. 4 tbsp. rice malt ( honey or any other natural sweetener, or 3 tbsp sugar )
6. 2 tsp. salt
7. 2 1/4 tsp. dried yeast ( or fresh but then you have to prepare it with a few grain of sugar and lukewarm water )

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Method
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Let it mix and rise (it takes about 1 1/2 hrs.) then roll out on baking paper.
Spread organic tomato puree on top with black pepper, oregano, pili-pili if you like it sharp,paprika powder & shredded cheese or tofu cheese. A bit of salt if the tomatoes are not salted. The spreadings are all optional. You can choose anything from organic veg. (mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, organic corn…) to cheese & slide the dough with the baking paper on oven tray.

Put in oven at 150 Degrees Celsius = 302 Degrees Fahrenheit, check after twenty minutes (I always prefer to be safe than sorry)
Let 10 more mn. if necessary.

Enjoy doing it, it’s really fun! Let me know your results!

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Easy Party recipe (Part 2) Multi-purpose EASIEST 100% natural dough recipe!


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Do you remember when I posted quite a while back this brilliant dough recipe where it can be used for practically anything? From chocolate, raisins, poppy-seeds, lemon, coffee, carrot, almond or English fruit cake… anything your heart desires! All needed is to stamp it with your own creativity ­čÖé
It is sugar-egg-coloring-additive-free & as usual with extra virgin olive oil & 80% wholemeal spelt flour but you can change it to un-natural if you prefer.
I had then posted my dried fruit version in a cake & muffins possibility, now I’m introducing to you the photos of the marble, chocolate & raisins ones but as I’d baked it the same day & didn’t have time to let it cool down and be refrigerated, they crumbled a bit so, my apologies for that!

For the flavors I put a little in, eg. cocoa & give it for someone to taste & add more if necessary.

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