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Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Crumble

Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Crumble

Healthy & easy gluten-free vegan apple crumble

Ingredients:

 Apple Mixture

  • 4 large apples or 6 medium sized (any) apples _ (good source of fiber + vit C.  Phytonutrients in apples can help regulate blood sugar)
  • 1/2 (half) lemon juiced_ (vit C)
  • 1 or 2 ripe bananas _ (very good source of vit B, good source of potassium + vit C)
  • 3 dates, pitted and soaked in one cup of water overnight. Keep the water dates have been soaked in to blend with bananas_(1 date has 15 IU of Vit A + 15 mg Ca)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon _ (helps with blood sugar management)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger (optional)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts,pre-soak overnight. Change water twice and dispose of water before using_(1/2 cup = 9 g protein + 4 g fiber + 65 mg Ca +  source of omega 3 ALA)
  • Pinch of salt

Topping/ Crumble

  • 1 1/2 cup gluten-free oats _ (helps lower/ manage overall cholesterol levels)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour (if you don’t have, replace with oats or shredded coconuts)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (you can increase or decrease quantity pending your desired levels of sweetness)
  • 1/4 cup white sesame seeds (optional) (good source of calcium)
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (optional) (7 g of protein + excellent source of Vit E)
  • Pinch of salt

Preparation of apple mix/ filling:

Step 1:  In a deep bowl, peel, remove core and slice apples thinly. Add squeezed lemon juice over apples.

Step 2: It is now a good time to preheat your oven at 350C

Step 3: Blend banana(s) , dates and the date water together.  Add banana date blend over apples.

Step 4: Drain walnuts, chop them and add them to the apple mixture.

Step 3: Add dry spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and pinch of salt) to apple mixture.  Mix all ingredient with a wooden spoon and make sure spices are on all apples.

Step 4: Pour mixture in  oven ready cookware.

 

Preparation of crumble:

Step 1: Melt coconut oil on low heat.

Step 2: In a clean bowl, combine dry ingredients together (oats, coconut flour, cinnamon, salt, sesame and sunflower seeds).

Step 3: Add melted coconut oil/ room temperature olive oil and maple syrup over dry ingredients and mix. You will notice some clumps start to form. That’s what you want.

Step 4: Pour crumble mixture over apple mixture.

Step 5: Bake for 30 minutes on 350C. When ready, the crumbles will get a nice golden colour.

Step 6: Serve warm with some dairy-free ice cream.

***You can also have this apple crumble RAW if you are a raw foodist. Follow the sames steps minus the oven preheating and baking :)

 

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Zucchini Tomato Basil Pasta

Zucchini Tomato Basil Pasta

Zucchini Tomato Basil Pasta _ Featured on LunchBreakLIVE 

Zucchini Tomato Basil Pasta

Zucchini Tomato Basil Pasta 

Ingredients:

 Pasta

  • 1-2 zucchinis = (good source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, niacin)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan/Sea salt (helps regulating the water content throughout your body

    Tomato Basil Sauce
  • 2-3 large tomatoes (high in lycopene, great for prostate health)
  • 1.3 cup diced zucchini
  • 1 cup firmly packed fresh basil = (digestive aids + helps w/ circulation
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil = ( believed to help lower LDL + B vitamins, zinc and other minerals)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (source of complete protein)
  • 1 tablespoon ground chia seeds (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons presoaked sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 pitted presoaked dates
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • Pinch of sea salt, black pepper and turmeric
  • A sprinkle of Himalayan/Sea salt

         Topping

  • Pitted Kalamata olives (or any)
  • A couple of fresh basil leaves
  • 6-12 cherry tomatoes (optional)
  • Fresh rosemary (optional)
  • A sprinkle of Himalayan/Sea salt

Preparation:

Step 1: Use a julienne peeler or spiralizer to turn zucchini into noodle-like strips.

Step 2: Put all the zucchini noodles in a bowl and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir it well to mix the salt evenly. Allow the noodles to sit for about half an hour so that water can be drained.

Step 3: To make tomato basil sauce combine and blend all ingredients under the tomato basil section. Blend until you get the consistency you want. I like my sauce a bit chunky.

Step 4: Add tomato basil sauce to zucchini pasta. Top 0ff with cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives, fresh basil and rosemary

You can have this meal raw or slightly cooked.  Bon appétit :)

Want some raw chocolate dessert?

Raw basil pesto zucchini noodles as seen on "Nancy's Kitchen" , episode 5

RAW BASIL PESTO PASTA ZOODLES

RAW BASIL PESTO PASTA ZOODLES, HIGH-FIBER, GLUTEN-FREE

RAW BASIL PESTO PASTA ZOODLES

Featured on Episode 4 of Nancy’s Kitchen: Raw Pasta Series 

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 zucchinis = (high Fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, niacin)
  • 6-12 cherry tomatoes (lycopene = powerful)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan/Sea salt (helps regulating the water content throughout your body

    Pesto
  • 1 cup firmly packed fresh basil* = (digestive aids + helps w/ circulation, aromatic + carminative)
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil = ( believed to help lower LDL + B vitamins, zinc and other minerals)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice = (cleanser, purifier, rejuvenator, and detoxifier especially for the liver)
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts = excellent source of vitamin E; contain about 9.33 mg per 100 g
  • 4 cloves peeled garlic = (antiviral, antibacterial, increased cell activity, support the immune system by enhancing the
  • function of our immune cells and organs, including the thymus and liver)
  • A sprinkle of Himalayan/Sea salt

*Studies show basil contains orientin and vincenin, two water-soluble flavonoids that protect cell structure as well as chromosomes from radiation and free-radical damage. As such, basil provides important anti-cancer benefits.[Murray et Al, 2005]

Preparation:

Step 1: Use a julienne peeler or spiralizer to turn zucchini into noodle-like strips.

Step 2: Put all the zucchini noodles in a bowl and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir it well to mix the salt evenly. Allow the noodles to sit for about half an hour so that water can be drained.

To make the pesto:

Combine the basil, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, pine nuts, garlic and salt in the blender. Blend until it’s completely smooth. Add to zucchini pasta and garnish with basil and enjoy!

Click here for a vegasmic quick & easy raw dessert

Mushroom Pâté

Mushroom Pâté

Featured on Nancy’s Kitchen Episode 3: Wine and Cheese series 

How to make raw mushroom pâté

Mushroom Pâté (Raw)

Ingredients: 

  • 2 large Portobello mushroom caps (vit C, D, B, zinc, iron, selenium, mg and so much more…)
  • ½ cup pre-soaked walnuts (Vit E, omega 3)
  • 1 garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tamari sauce
  • Fresh milled black pepper

Instructions:

Step 1: Remove stems and wipe mushroom caps
Step 2: Slice mushrooms and marinate in oil and tamari for 20 min.
Step 3: Place walnuts, garlic and marinated mushrooms in food processor and pulse
Step 4: Ready to serve and voila.

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