I want veggies for deesert!


Ok, No my kids dont actually ask for veggies for dessert… but they do get them 🙂

In this brownie recipe there is all these yummy veggies/ grains:

I promise that you cannot taste it!

Healthy fuggy topped brownies:

1/3 cup veggies puree mix

(one squash and 2-3 carrots chopped and steamed or boiled in a small amount of water then puree)

2oz baking chocolate

3/4 cup plus 1 tbsp sugar

1-2 tbsp of coco powder

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract (for a recipe like this go for the real stuff it will taste way better)

1/3 cup brown rice flour

1/3 cup chick pea flour

1/8 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp salt

1/2 -3/4 cup chopped walnuts (also you could add raisins if that’s your thing)

In a sauce pan melt chocolate with veggies.

add in your sugar and coco and let stand for a few minutes

In a seperate bowl beat eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy, add your chocolate/veggie mix in.

In another bowl mix all your flours, baking powder san salt. add  the chocolate mixture and blend until smooth.

Pour into greased baking dish (8×8) and bake at 350 for about20 minutes. place of rack to cool.

Now to make the fuggy topping… its simply my black bean fudge recipe:

1 can of beans

1/4 cup plus 2 TBS of butter

3/4 cup of cocoa

2 tsp of vanilla

1-4 tbsp of honey

about 1/4 chocolate chips

add everything to a food processor. then place on slightly cooled brownies.

cool overnight or for a few hours. then cut into and enjoy guilt free!

Hard to believe that this….. turned into this!

spicy BBQ Meat balls in slow cooker


This made a huge batch~!  you can pre make a lot of meat balls and freeze them.

BBQ sauce:

1 large can of tomatoes

1/4-1/2 cup brown sugar

2 cloves garlic minced

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 tbsp of hot sauce

1 tsp of mustard

salt and pepper to season

Comine all (squish tomatoes to make smaller) ingredeints to slow cooker

cook for 4 hours on high

Meat balls:

2, 1 lb packages of lean beef

1, 1lb package of venison

1/2 cup of oats

1 tbsp chili flakes

1/4 onoin finely chopped

4 cloved of garlic finley minced

1 egg

1 tbsp of dijon mustard

1 tsp gf soy sauce

salt and pepper to season

combine all ingredients

form into balls and bake at 425 for 15 min then 350 untill compleatly cooked (depends on the size you made your meat balls)

add to your slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours.

granola bars topped with nut butter


Love those granola bars fresh from the bakery? …. unfortunately so do I and they are not gluten free 😦

So I have come up with a winning healthy recipe to replace those. Make large batches, freeze them and take them out when needed. The best thing about these bars was they kept me full for a long time. In my very busy life that it is so important that I have enough energy to keep up.

3 cups gf oats, pulsed in food processor

1 1/2 cups quinoa flakes

1 cup ground almond

1/2 cups water

1/2 cup sunflower oil

1/2 cup of honey

about 3/4 cup of nut butter (I used almond) melted a little in the microwave

combine dry in ingredients in a bowl.

 

combine wet ingredients. then add to the dry ingredients. place in a greased baking dish, press down. bake at 300 for about 30 minutes. take out of oven, while hot add the nut butter. cool a little, cut and place on a rack to cool completely.

Home made gluten free granola :)


If you can even find gluten free granola it will cost you an outragous amount. A very LARGE freezer bag cost be about 6$.

You need:

3 cups quick oats

1 1/2  cup of quinoa flakes

1 cups sliced almonds

1 cups raisins

1/2 cup sunflower oil

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup honey

1 tbsp vanilla

start by combining all of your dry ingredients.

in another bowl combine all wet ingredients.

add your wet to dry. Place on a baking sheet and bake on 225 for 15 min then stir bake another 15 making sure it doesnt burn.

Freeze extra 🙂

Oatmeal fruit bars


Just a note that these are super sweet, you can choose to add 2/3 cup of brown sugar but if you don’t want it to sweet you can omit it or add 1/4 cup of honey.

1 cup of rice flour

1 cup GF oats

1/4 tsp sugar

1/4 tsp xanthan gum

1/2 cup butter

just enough jam to hold it together

combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add butter and cut into the flour mixture. Add jam.

place in baking dish and press down.

bake at 350 for 30 min

cool

cut into bars and enjoy 🙂