fast friendly paleo chocolate delight

fast friendly paleo chocolate delight

To no longer live exclusively for myself, but for God, also means that I now live for my neighbor, loving him as myself. + Elder Aemilianos of Simonopetra   My kids often want a sweet during Great Lent.  But I also try to keep sugar to a minimum. Did you know that sugar is actually a toxin to the body,and  robs you of minerals (1 molecule of sugar takes over 50 molecules of magnesium to digest!).  But most relevant to us about sugar, with...

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chocolate almond banana pudding

chocolate almond banana pudding

In case you haven’t noticed, we like pudding! Only three ingredients, it is a raw, vegan and lenten pudding plus a good protein pick me up.  This is a go to lenten snack in our house and the girls love it.  Amazing as it sounds, there is no added sugar, but you will not miss it.  I promise!  The riper the banana the sweeter the flavor – so let your bananas sit on the counter till the peel is really yellow. No mushy bananas for this...

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lenten chocolate pudding

lenten chocolate pudding

I know, the picture looks like it could be the beginning of a salad of sorts, but nope.  It’s dessert. You just have to try this to believe how good it is.  By now almost everyone has made the chocolate tofu mousse, but if you are like our family and cutting down on such a high soy intake during the Fast, then that dessert is out. This is a a paleo lenten chocolate pudding recipe and the base is bananas and avocado.  Years ago I read that...

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simplest snack – ever

simplest snack – ever

Looking for a healthy easy snack for the Fast, or just any time?  If you have an avocado, a little salt and pepper and just a squeeze of lemon, you have the world’s easiest snack, complete with it’s own bowl. Halve and put the avocado, squeeze half a lemon atop of it, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Spoon it right out of the peel.  It is delicious, a good source of fiber, vitamin B, C and E.  They are also a source of good fat...

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Lenten sesame truffles

Lenten sesame truffles

Everyone likes a snack, and these nutty truffles are a delicious treat to keep on hand during Lent and really any time of the year.  These sesame butter truffles are low in sugar, taste great and also a nice project for the kids. Over the years we have really tried to cut down our sugar.  When I began studying holistic nutrition and learning about just how depleting sugar is to our bodies I felt compelled as a mom to put that into action in my...

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rise and brine

rise and brine

“God loves fermentation just as dearly as he loves vegetation” -Ralph Waldo Emerson My family loves pickles and brined pickles is what draws most people into the wild world of fermentation.  They taste delicious, use only a few simple ingredients and are otherwise so low tech that your grandmother can make them!  😉  And really, for me, that’s kind of the point. We usually don’t prepare our pickle ferments until July, but...

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