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Homemade Real Food Chocolate Icing

real food chocolate icing

Homemade Real Food Chocolate Icing

  • 3 cups powder sugar, to make this I put a mixture of  organic coconut sugar and organic raw cane sugar in a blender until I had 3 cups of powder sugar 😉
  • 3/4 cup organic cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1 stick of grass fed butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup water or (raw) milk

Fold the powder sugar and cocoa powder together.  In a mixing bowl beat butter and vanilla together until creamy.  Add in 1 cup sugar and cocoa and on tablespoon of water and mix thoroughly, continue doing that until all ingredients are well blended.  You may add more or omit some water to get the consistency you like.

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Whole Wheat Banana Bread

 

    Whole Wheat Banana Bread

  • 3  bananas
  • 1 3/4 c  whole wheat flour (I milled hard white)
  • 3/4 c  raw cane sugar
  • 1/4 c  raw honey
  • 1  egg, beaten
  • 5 1/4 TBS  real butter
  • 1 tsp  organic vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp  baking soda
  • Pinch of salt

First, stir honey and sugar together in small bowl and sit aside.

In a bowl, mash the peeled bananas. Melt butter, then add to bananas and mix well. Add sugar and honey mixture, beaten egg and vanilla to mixture then stir well. Add the salt and baking soda, stir. Add flour, stir. Pour batter into a buttered bread pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.


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Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies w/ Whole Wheat and Oatmeal

  • 2  1/4 c of flour (soft white, milled on pastry setting)
  • 1 c oats (old fashioned)
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t sea salt
  • 1 c softened butter
  • 1  1/2 c sugar (raw caneevaporated cane juice etc)
  • 1/4 c raw honey
  • 2 lg eggs (free-range)
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 12 oz chocolate chips (I used enjoy life)
  • 1 c coconut, shredded

Preheat oven to 350. Mix sugar and honey in a bowl and sit aside. Put flour, oats, baking soda and salt into a food processor or blender and blend about 30 secs. In your mixing bowl beat butter until creamed or until lighter in color. Add your sugar and honey mixture, eggs and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Mix in flour mixture and then finally add in the coconut and chocolate chips.

Shape cookie dough into 1″ balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake 10-11 min. Let cookies cool slightly before moving them from the cookie sheet to a cooling rack.


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Vanilla-Cinnamon Pancake Syrup

Do you sometimes wish you had other flavors to put on your pancakes besides maple? Do you try to eat healthy but find the maple syrup prices CRAZY?  Or (like me) did your kids scarf down your maple syrup and you are left with dry pancakes getting cold on your plate? Well, worry no more, here is a simple easy pancake syrup recipe to solve your problems 😉

     Vanilla-Cinnamon Pancake Syrup

  • 1 c honey (I use raw, unfiltered)
  • 1/4 sugar (I used organic evaporated cane juice on this but whatever sugar you have will work)
  • 1/2 – 1 t vanilla extract (to your liking)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 t cinnamon (to your liking)

Combine all ingredients and heat on low heat until all ingredients are well combined and mixture is thoroughly heated.  Serve on your pancakes, waffles or sausage.  Store in fridge for 2 weeks.  Reheat to serve again.


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Honey Sugar Scrub

Honey Sugar Scrub

  • 2 c sugar (I use raw cane)
  • 20-30 drops essential oil (don’t use photosensitive oil if going in the sun after using)
  • 1.5-2 T vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 t  Vitamin E Oil
  • 1/2 c honey
  • 1/2 c extra virgin olive oil (I use organic)

Combine all ingredients, store in a lidded container in bathroom, or better yet right in the shower where you can reach lol.

 

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Lavender Vanilla Body Scrub

Sometimes you just want that scrubbed clean, soothing feeling of a good ‘ole body scrub.  Well have no fear, I will tell you how to make your own.

     Lavender Vanilla Body Scrub

  • 1 c sugar (I used Raw Cane Sugar)
  • 1/2 c coconut oil
  • 1/2 t pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 t Vitamin E oil
  • 15 drops Lavender essential oil

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Stores for 2+ months right on your countertop.  Mmmm Mmmm smelling it now is making me want to go jump in the tub!

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After using my mixture, I decided I really wanted to change the consistency.  I added 3T of baking soda, and am liking it much better :


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Broccoli Slaw

     Broccoli Slaw

  • 4-5 c shredded broccoli, red cabbage and carrots (or bag of organic already shredded)
  • 3/4 c mayonnaise (add more or less for desired liquid ratio)
  • 1/4 c honey (I use raw local honey)
  • 2 T sugar (I use Turbinado raw cane sugar, but you can use honey granules, succanat, etc)
  • 2 T white vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and stir, to reduce graininess of sugar, allow to sit in fridge for 30 min prior to serving.