Cherry Apricot 🥧 Pie

Homemade Delicious

Filling:

7 apricots halved and pitted
6 Cups cherries, halved and pitted
1/4 Cup sugar
2 Tbs Xanthan Gum
1 Tbs lemon juice
Mix all ingredients and store at least one hour or overnight in airtight container in fridge

Crust:

1 Cup flour
1/2 Cup butter cut into 16 small blocks
Pinch of salt
1 Tbs sugar
Cut butter into flour until mixture resembles small peas (course crumbles). Stir in salt and sugar. Slowly add cold water 1Tbs at a time until mixture can form a dough ball. Slowly rolling ball around in bowl until all dough collects. Roll dough out into lightly floured surface and using a rolling pin flatten and roll until 1/8 inch thick and working quickly roll around a floured rolling pin and unroll onto pie plate. Bake in 375° oven for 10 minutes. Make another dough ball for pie topping. Fill prepared mixture into baked pie crust and cover with second crust. Bake all together for 45 minutes on middle rack. Remove from oven and brush top with eggwash, then place back in oven on top rack and bake additional 20 minutes or until color is where you like it.

Allow to cool at least 20 minutes (it’ll still be hot) and enjoy or cool until the next day (recommended)

Bon appetit

Megaciph

Spinach artichoke dip

Seriously delicious and creamy (vegans just substitute your favorite substitutes for the cheese) eat on crackers, sliced cucumbers or baguette

This has already been chopped, sautéed with garlic and olive oil and mixed with artichokes and cheeses using a hand mixer

Now spooned into baking dish

Topped with aged gouda and Manchego cheese

After baking at 375 for 30 minutes on upper middle rack

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound spinach cleaned & chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • Drizzle lemon juice
  • 1 14 Oz can artichoke hearts
  • 1 Cup shredded Manchego cheese
  • 1/2 Cup shredded aged gouda
  • 1 Lb goat cheese
  • Drizzle of your favorite mustard

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in non stick skillet on medium low heat
  2. Add minced garlic until aromatics hit your nose
  3. Add chopped spinach and continually stir gently until all spinach is softened and bitter smell has gone
  4. Drizzle lemon juice on spinach and transfer to strainer to allow excess liquid to drain off
  5. Drain and quarter artichoke hearts
  6. Place artichoke and spinach in large mixing bowl
  7. Add goat cheese and half of the shredded cheeses to bowl with teaspoon of your favorite mustard
  8. Mix with a hand mixer on high until well blended
  9. Place into baking dish and spread evenly
  10. Use remaining shredded cheese to top evenly
  11. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes

Enjoy warm with favorite fresh raw veggies, crackers or warm buttered bread

Bon Apetit

Megaciph

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Tropical berry crunch bowl

Soak Chia seeds in cranberry juice overnight. I filled an airtight container with about a half inch of Chia seeds and covered them with about an inch of Knudsen brand pure cranberry juice. This morning I spooned that Chia mixture into my bowl, topped it chopped fresh banana, chopped tropical fruit medley, local honey, raw almonds and pine nuts. Detox and feel full for hours with this satisfying, vegan breakfast bowl. Enjoy with your favorite morning beverage. Please buy organic whenever possible; it’s better for our planet and your body. 

Bon Apetit

PS I added a spoon or two of goat yogurt for the boys (not that I think this is necessary)

Hash Mountains

Now you may already know I’m a cannabis connoisseur but don’t let the title fool you, these are not (though they could be) THC infused recipes. Simply replace a portion of the ghee with your own special butter (wink wink) and enjoy for hours after the delicious taste has faded away. 

Ingredients: 

  • 4 Tbs ghee 
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tsp magic mushroom paleo powder
  • Two sweet potatoes (I used one white, one orange) grated 
  • 1 lb raw spinach
  • 4 eggs

Method: 

  • Heat 2 Tbs ghee in cast iron skillet on medium low heat
  • Add crushed garlic allow to sweat but not brown
  • Add grated potatoes and toss in 1 additional Tbs ghee, and the magic mushroom powder, allow to brown on one side (patience grasshopper) maybe turn the heat down if you feel like it’s burning. Before you flip them over they should be mostly cooked and nicely golden browned on the bottom. 
  • Flip once
  • Allow to brown again, remove from heat but remain in the pan while cooking spinach and eggs
  • I fried all four eggs in one non stick egg pan with 1 Tbs ghee
  • I tossed the spinach in that same pan and barely cooked mine before removing it and building my plate. I left the boys spinach in just 2 minutes longer than mine and then chopped it nice and small before building their plates 

    You see the pictures for yourself. It was a huge success, cleaned plates all around and sooooo filling 

    Until next time

    Megaciph 

    Vegan Breakfast Bowl


    Bottom to top: macerated raisins, tropical fruit mix, avocado & coconut milk puree, roasted butternut squash w shredded coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg and maple syrup, topped with toasted crushed walnuts and pine nuts

    This breakfast was super simple to make and so nourishing, it’ll keep us going for hours and hours. 

    Bon Apetit