Saturday, June 28, 2014

Coconut Flour Zucchini Bread

1 1/4 cup shredded zucchini (squeeze the water out)
1/2 cup coconut flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp. cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
5 egg whites
1 tbsp raw honey
1 ripe mashed banana
1 tbsp. coconut oil

Preheat you oven to 350. Grease a 5x9 loaf pan with coconut oil.
In a bowl, Mix all the dry ingredients. In another bowl mix using a fork, the mashed banana, zucchini, egg whites, coconut oil, and honey.

Pour dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. It will look lumpy which is fine. Pour batter into the greased pan and bake for about 45 min.
Let it cool and cut.
Note: If you want a higher loaf, make sure to double the recipe. It tasted so good and its only 45 calorie a piece.
Enjoy xoxo-Rosene

Friday, June 20, 2014

Gluten-Free Pineapple Bars

 its around 5 pm, Tea time? yes! I didn't have anything to snack on with my tea, so I decided to make something based on what I have in the pantry. Found oats flour, gluten free flour and frozen pineapple. This is what I came up with. These bars taste so good.

Supper quick and supper easy, you gotta try it.

1 cup gluten free flour (I used Bobs Mill)
1/3 cup gluten free oat flour
480 gram thawed frozen pineapple (you can use fresh or canned)
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp xanthan gum
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp raw organic honey

Preheat over to 350 F. Spray pan with coconut oil spray.
In a blender or food processor, blend all the above ingredients.
pour in the sprayed pan, back for 20-25 minutes.
cool and enjoy! supper easy and quick. Did I mention its very good?
Rosene :)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana cupcakes (Paleo)

Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana cupcakes (Paleo)

4 bananas
½ cup coconut flour
½ cup coconut oil
1 tsp baking soda
1tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
5 egg whites

The mixer + 1 tsp unsweetened coco powder +1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 350. In a cupcake pan, put your liners and spray them with coconut oil spray.
Mix all the above ingredients (except for the swirl) in a blender or food processor.
Take about ¼ of the mixer and put in in a separate bowl. Add to it the coco powder and the cinnamon
Pour the cupcake batter into the prepared pan and spread it out evenly. Then pour the swirl batter directly on top and use a tooth pick or a knife to swirl the chocolate throughout the cupcakes.
Bake for 20-25 min, cool and enjoy J

Xoxo Rosene

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Growing Alfalfa Sprouts

So one weekend i decided to go to my favorite vegan place, and try the collard wrap. I noticed I was chowing on weird green strings. I then found out that these wormy and earthy tasting things are called alfalfa sprout.
At first I didn't like how they tasted and I hated the texture. But just like anything new i try, I hate at first then I end up addicted to it. I stared to buy it from whole foods or the health store and it was quite pricey. So I decided to grow them. 
I was shocked by how easy it is to grow alfalfa! all you need is:
A jar
Organic alfalfa seeds
Filtered water
Screen or woven material (i used gauze)
Rubber band

I added two table spoons of the seeds in the jar and covered it with water. placed the gauze and rubber band of top. I left the seeds soak for 12 hours (or over night) in a dark place like the pantry.

After the seeds have soaked for 12 hours drain the water by simply turning the jar over and allowing the water to drain through the gauze. make sure that all the water is out.
Make sure to rinse the seeds everyday, twice a day. make sure to train all the water
They do not need to be in direct sun, it can be stored on the kitchen counter while growing.
This process takes 4-5 days. just remember keep on rinsing and draining the water (first picture is day 3, second picture is day 4)

Once the alfalfa is about 1-2 inch long, give it a good rinse, remove the screen/ gauze, rinse again to get rid of any seeds

lay the alfalfa on a paper towel to dry completely and they are ready to use on salads or wraps!
Alfalfa sprout is high in protein and full of vitamins 
Happy growing
xoxo Rosene