Friday, February 25, 2011


Words really aren't necessary here.

1/4 cup ice-cream scoop of organic butter or coconut oil
3 to 4 squares unsweetened chocolate (your preference)
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon NOW brand or KAL brand stevia, (to taste) - (Equivalent to 1/2 cup sweetening power)
dash of cinnamon - optional

In a saucepan, melt butter/coconut oil and chocolate squares over very low heat. Remove from heat.
Add Stevia and cinnamon.

Almond Butter Filling
1 scoop Perfect Protein Vanilla protein powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raw almond butter
1 tablespoon pure vanilla (no sugar – check the label)
1/4 cup ice-cream scoop of organic butter or coconut oil (or a combination), well softened

Combine all the filling ingredients into a kind of very thick pudding, by mashing with a fork. This takes some mixing, and is easier if your almond butter and butter/coconut oil are at room temperature.
I use silicone muffin cups or a silpat mini muffin tin without any liner. If you do not have this, or cannot find one, use a regular or mini cupcake tin lined with regular or mini cupcake papers. This is what I have done pictured above.
Pour enough chocolate mixture to cover the very bottom of the cupcake papers.
Spoon (I use a tiny ice-cream scoop; you could use a large melon baller) a little of the almond butter filling on top of the chocolate coating.
Cover with the remaining chocolate mixture.
Chill to set.
Store in the refrigerator or the freezer.

Monday, February 21, 2011

"DORITO" Bread

This bread is the perfect accompaniment to Caesar Salad or any variety of your favorite chili. But honestly, you will find yourself wanting to munch on the bread alone. . .like the "bad ol' days" when you polished off a bag of Doritos in front of the TV.

2 cups almond flour
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
8 oz. organic (preferably raw) old cheddar cheese, grated
1 organic free range egg

1. Combine all dry ingredients (including grated cheddar) in a bowl.
2. In a smaller bowl, whisk egg; then combine it with the dry ingredients.
3. Knead the mixture with hands to ensure proper distribution of ingredients. The "dough" will form a ball.
4. Form the dough into a large circle about 2/3 inch thick.
5. Cut circle into 16 slices.
6. Place slices on parchment or silpat lined baking sheet.
7. Bake at 375 degrees for 9 - 10 minutes.
8. Open the oven door, turn off the oven, re-close the oven door, and leave the bread in the oven for another 7 - 10 minutes. (If you like a softer consistency, remove the bread when the initial 10 minutes has elapsed.)

Saturday, February 12, 2011


What to do for lunch? Take along this great meat alternative and terrific raw food recipe with some celery or an organic bell pepper.
A food processor makes very quick work of the preparation.

1 Cup Sunflower Seeds, Soaked 8-12 Hours
1 Cup Almonds Soaked 8-12 Hours
1⁄2 Cup Lemon Juice
1⁄4 Cup Minced Celery
2 Teaspoons of Kelp Powder
1⁄4 Cup Minced Red Onion
1⁄4 Cup Minced Parsley
2 Tablespoons Minced Fresh Dill
1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1 can (1 cup) chick peas
Process celery, onion, kelp powder, parsley, dill, and salt first.
Add drained nuts, seeds, chickpeas, lemon juice, and olive oil. Process until smooth.
Not Salmon Salad: Add 2 grated carrots to processing mix. (Core Plan only)