Granola

Oil-free Granola

Finding a granola that doesn’t contain oil is nearly impossible. This is another food that can be perfectly delicious (and still crunchy) without added oil. Making your own homemade granola is very easy, and you don’t even need a food dehydrator. Ingredients ½ cup water 3 ounces dates, pitted and quartered (about 6 medjool or […]

Pumpkin Pie

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It’s time for some good ol’ pumpkin pie! Serve this at any holiday table, and people will ask for more. The filling is sweetened with dates and thickened with a bit of oat flour. The pecan-date crust is like a sweet, crumbly cookie. Grab a fork and dig in! Pecan-Date Pie Crust See below for […]

Zucchini Bread

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Traditional zucchini breads are rich and dense due to their refined oil and sugar, but these ingredients are not necessary, or health-promoting. This bread gets its moistness and heartiness from zucchini, apples, dates, and millet and oat flours. I have happy memories of my mom’s zucchini bread made from the squash in our garden. And […]

Non-Dairy Milks

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Why buy non-dairy milk from the store when you can easily and inexpensively make your own from nuts, seeds and grains? Below are four step-by-step recipes for making almond, pecan, oat and rice milks. Why non-dairy milk? Why would a person want to make their own non-dairy milk, you ask? Ah, there are many reasons. […]

Banana-Blueberry Bars

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My friend and fellow cooking instructor, Katie Mae, came up with these delicious Banana-Blueberry Bars. They are moist and hearty, and contain no salt, oil or refined sugar. They make an ideal breakfast, traveling, or dessert snack. This is a guest recipe by Katie Mae, whom I teach with at TrueNorth Health Center in Santa […]