This wonderful granola recipe is thanks to my Mom. Every once in a while she sets out on a mission to make something for me I usually can't have (it is difficult to find gluten AND nut free granola). My mom looked at a bunch of recipes online, and combined them into the granola pictured above, which was delicious! Thanks Mom!!!
-6 cups rolled oats
-1 cup ground flax
-2 cup nuts and/or seeds (pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pine nuts)
-1-2 tsp. cinnamon
-1 cup sweetener (honey and/or maple syrup and/or brown sugar)
-1 cup oil
-1/2 cup boiling water
-1-2 tsp. vanilla
-Mix dry ingredients in a roasting pan.
-Combine sweetener(s) and oil in a separate bowl. Add boiling water to dissolve. Then, add vanilla.
-Pour wet over dry ingredients, mix well.
-Bake at 300 degrees for 60-70 minutes. Stir approximately every 15 minutes, minimum, until golden brown. Temperature can be reduced to 250 degrees at the end of cooking process (if it starts to burn).
You can add any kind of dried fruit you'd like at the end.
A friend made me this beautiful salad during a visit. It contained mozzarella, feta, avocado, raspberries, steamed beets, lettuce, cucumbers, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Yummy!
EVERY TIME, I cook fish and then by the time I remember that I write this blog, I've already thrown away the package and forgotten what kind of fish I bought. I think this was fresh Tilapia. I coated it in a bit of brown rice flour, and fried it in my ceramic frying pan with avocado oil.
One of the veggies is kale, which came from my garden! I massaged washed and ripped up pieces of the kale with balsamic vinegar and a little bit of maple syrup
The other veggie is organic zucchini. I love this veggie peeler (pictured below), especially because it will create strips of vegetables which are attractive and easy to cook. I peeled the zucchini and sauteed it with a little bit of garlic.