Sunflower Oatmeal Cookies

A favorite recipe in our family! Simple and full of nutrients! Makes 12-15 cookies ½ cup pure maple syrup ½ cup tahini 1 ½ cup rolled oats 1/3 cup raw sunflower seeds 1/3 cup raisins In a mixing bowl stir together until creamy maple syrup and tahini. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Optional to add 1 tsp cinnamon and ½ tsp. vanilla. 2 options for baking: Dehydrator: Drop by spoonfuls on parchment paper or teflon sheets on top of the trays. Dehydrate overnight at 105 (about 10 hours). Store in refrigerator. Dehydrating does not remove the nutrition from these cookies. Bake in Oven: 350 degrees fro 15 minutes. Drop by spoonful on baking sheet....
Yummy Topping for Berries and Fresh Peaches

Yummy Topping for Berries and Fresh Peaches

The idea for this recipe just popped into my head.  Oh wow it is delicious.  It takes about 2 minutes to whip this up.  Drizzle it over your favorite fresh fruit.  We had fresh local peaches and blueberries and I added some chopped raw walnuts and then drizzled this on top!! 1/4 cup sour cream (Use Tofutti sour cream for a non dairy version) 1 Tablespoon real maple syrup – or more to taste 2-3 drops of real vanilla Combine these ingredients in a small bowl and stir well. Serve over fresh fruit.      ...

Blackberry Cobbler made with natural sweetness

I picked fresh blackberries at a local farm this week.   We enjoyed popping the ripe berries in our mouths as soon as I brought them home.  Ah!  So delicious.  I noticed the next day that the berries were very ripe and needed to be consumed. I reviewed several recipes and came up with the following made without sugar.   We rarely eat a dessert, especially one made with flour.  However we both love cobbler and it was time to enjoy this summer’s bounty of blackberries in a cobbler. Simple and Delicious Blackberry Cobbler Step 1: In a small sauce pan over medium heat combine the following and stir until butter is melted: ¼ cup butter (organic is recommended) ¼ cup honey 2 tsp. Cinnamon Step 2: Pour the above mixture into an 8 inch square or round cake pan. Spread an even layer of blackberries over the honey butter mixture. (Approximately 2 cups) Step 3: Stir together: 1 cup flour (Options:whole wheat pastry, spelt flour, whole wheat white) 2 tsp. Baking powder Step 4: In another bowl beat together the following: 1/3 cup maple syrup ¼ cup butter, melted 1 egg 1 tsp. Vanilla 2 tsp. Finely grated lemon peel Step 5: Stir the flour mixture into the liquid mixture. Beat long enough to mix well. Pour the batter over the blackberries Step 6: Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. You can substitute peaches for the...