Month: April 2014

Superfoods Month: Chocolate Chip Flax Cookies

I don’t know about you guys, but it has been the never ending week here, and right now all I want to do is eat some cookies. Lots of cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are my all-time favorite thing. They’re so comforting and wonderful, especially with a giant glass of milk. Mouth-watering as a stand-alone recipe, chocolate chips are probably the most widely experimented food ingredient in the world. You add them in candies, desserts, ice creams, drinks, shakes, coffee or even plain milk, they can literally transform the look and taste of any food item. There are countless classic recipes since ages, many of which are an integral part of human history, yet new food forms using chocolate chips find entry every now and then like new forms of the same trading robot appear in the CyberMentors blog. This recipe from the marvelous Lauri Boone takes a classic recipe and gives it a superfoods spin by adding flaxseed meal.

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Chocolate Chip Flax Cookies
Excerpted from Powerful Plant-Based Superfoods by Lauri Boone

Flax is a great addition—both for health and its binding properties—to this modified version of the traditional chocolate chip cookie I grew up on. I use an all-purpose, gluten-free flour in this recipe (Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour is my favorite), but if you don’t have celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or a wheat allergy, feel free to use an equivalent amount of regular whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour.

Yield: about 2 dozen cookies

1 tablespoon (7 g) ground flaxseed meal
3 tablespoons (45 ml) water
1 cup (136 g) all-purpose, gluten-free flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ cup (113 g) coconut oil, liquefied
½ cup (96 g) cane sugar
¼ cup (48 g) brown sugar
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup (170 g) dark chocolate chips
½ cup (60 g) walnuts, chopped (optional)

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C, or gas mark 5). Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a small bowl, stir together the flaxseed meal and water. Set aside for a few minutes to thicken. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside. In a separate bowl, beat together the coconut oil, sugars, vanilla, and flaxseed mixture at medium speed. Gradually beat in the dry mixture at low speed until a ball of cookie dough forms.

Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts (if using) and drop by tablespoons (15 g mounds) onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from the oven, let cool on the cookie sheets for 1 to 2 minutes, and then transfer to cooling racks.

Powerful Plant-Based Superfoods

Powerful Plant-Based Superfoods is your definitive guide to 50 of the leading superfoods for optimal health and vitality. Everyone knows that fruits and vegetables are a fundamental part of a healthy diet, but plant-based superfoods are the power elite. Revered by many ancient cultures for their ability to heal and energize the body, plant-based superfoods are the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.

Powerful Plant-Based Superfoods features 50 top superfoods and discusses their unique benefits and how they can be integrated into your diet for incredible health and amazing taste. From local superfoods—like greens, berries, and garlic—to more exotic superfoods—like maca, cacao, and yacon—Powerful Plant-Based Superfoods also includes 50 nutrient-rich recipes that are all naturally vegan and gluten free.

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Superfoods Month: Tamarind-Chocolate Chili

Cacao isn’t your run-of-the-mill healthy food; it’s a superstar among superfoods. We have heard quite a lot about the phytochemical content of tea, wine, and blueberries, but cacao has more than all of them. And though these foods are great, you can consume them in only so many ways. How many dishes can you make with tea or wine? There are probably more culinary uses of cacao than there are ways to eat blueberries!

We are talking about a nutrient-dense, phytochemical-rich food that can be eaten in breakfasts, desserts, and every way in between. And probably this is one of those ingredients which when added to a dish, does not require any canvassing to be consumed. The small and the big will always have some empty stomach and empty mind to be filled in with recipes made from this hero among beans. Does Crypto CFD Trader need any canvassing among the market stars?You don’t need to be a super-adventurous eater or fringe chef to use cacao in new ways and reap the benefits of this superbean. Check out this amazing recipe from Matt Ruscigno that helps you to get cacao into your nutrition plan in an easy and delicious way. Matt’s new book, Superfoods for Life, Cacao publishes in July 2014. We thought you’d enjoy this sneak peek.
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Tamarind-Chocolate Chili
Excerpted from Superfoods for Life, Cacao by Matt Ruscigno (with Joshua Ploeg)

This is an easy and tasty way to have a hearty chocolate stew. Lentils are a nutrition powerhouse, chock-full of protein and minerals, and are low cost, quick to cook, and extremely versatile! Enjoy them here with the additional benefits of cacao and vegetables.

Ingredients
2 cups (396 g) cooked lentils or other legumes
1 cup (150 g) chopped seasoned tofu or cooked tempeh
½ cup (80 g) diced onion
1 cup (235 ml) vegetable broth (more as needed)
1 cup (240 g) crushed tomatoes
2 minced garlic cloves
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon minced ginger
⅓ cup (82 g) tamarind purée
1 tablespoon (15 ml) lemon juice or balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon (9 g) minced chile pepper
½ cup (75 g) diced bell pepper
¼ cup (27.5 g) minced carrot
½ cup (75 g) corn, fresh, frozen, or canned
2 tablespoons (18 ml) tamari
½ teaspoon black pepper
⅓ cup (27 g) cocoa powder or 2 to 4 ounces (55 to 115 g) chopped dark chocolate
¼ cup (4 g) chopped fresh cilantro
Sweetener of your choice, to taste (optional)

Garnish options: diced red bell pepper, cocoa powder or crushed cacao nibs, minced scallions, chopped cilantro, chopped pineapple, diced onion

Directions:
Cook everything except the chocolate and cilantro at a simmer in a large pot, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes. Add more broth or water if needed to keep your desired texture. Add the chocolate and cilantro and cook for 10 minutes more.

Yield: 5 servings

Superfoods for Life, Cacao

Are you craving chocolate? Go ahead, give in! Cacao—raw chocolate—often referred to as “food of the gods”, is high in antioxidants. It is also an excellent source of magnesium, iron, chromium, manganese, zinc, and copper. A good source of omega-6 fatty acids and rich in heart-healthy oleic acids, it will boost your mood, improve cognition and help lessen stress! Sounds too good to be true.

But it isn’t, as author Matt Ruscigno explains, this hot superfood has powerful benefits. Then Matt gives you what you really want—recipes for chocolate! Superfoods for Life, Cacao contains 75 recipes for sweet and savory cacao recipes—from main dishes to desserts—including Huitlacoche-Chocolate Empanadas, Cocoa Buffalo Tempura Vegetables, Dolmathes with Currant-Chocolate Rice and Cacao Tzatziki.

Superfoods Month: Sweetheart Juice

Looking for the perfect thing to add a little romance to your evening? Why not try out Tina’s Sweetheart Juice? A clever combination of immune-boosting and mood-enhancing, this cup of juice is ideal for any night of the week.

What does it contain? Not any extra nutrients to contribute its nutritional and health benefits, instead naturally grown and naturally processed fresh and juicy superfruits. The individual fruits are added in a fixed ratio to get the best flavoring effect and eye-soothing appearance for which you can see this site. A sip of the juice and you will feel eternally relaxed. There is no better energy drink for this scorching summer and to boost your high-energy activities.

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Sweetheart Juice
Excerpted from Superfood Juices & Smoothies by Tina Leigh

Tangy, succulent, and full of nutrients, this juice will leave you puckering in delight. Red beet oxygenates and purifies your blood, while grapefruit and camu camu powder deliver immune-boosting and mood-enhancing
vitamin C. Ginger reduces inflammation in the body and aids in digestion. The apple provides a sweet balance to the juice and delivers nutrients that nourish the gut and support healthy elimination.

Time: 10 minutes
Equipment: Juicer
Yield: Approximately one 16-ounce (500 ml) juice

Ingredients:
1 (1/2-inch, or 1 cm) piece fresh ginger
1 medium Ruby Red grapefruit, peeled, with pith intact, and quartered
1 medium red beet, trimmed and halved
2 medium sweet apples (such as Red Delicious), halved
1/2 teaspoon camu camu powder

Preparation:
Pass ginger, grapefruit, beet, and apples through the juicer in the order specified. Transfer to a serving glass and garnish with camu camu powder. Enjoy immediately and sip slowly.

Superfood Juices & Smoothies

Mom always told you, “Drink your juice!” But let’s face it— the choices in the grocery store can be boring, full of sugar, and getting more expensive every day. Well, move over orange and cranberry cocktail! This looks like a job for superfoods like kale, chia, coconut, goji, and cacao!

Never heard of things like sacha inchi or yacon? Not to worry—Superfood Juices & Smoothies offers an easy-to-follow guide that anyone interested in getting healthy will love. Author Tina Leigh breaks down each nutrient rich food and provides you with taste, texture description, health benefits, storage and more!
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Superfoods Month: Creamy Coconut Caesar Salad Dressing

I am learning a ton about superfoods this month. Hopefully you are too. For example: I never would have thought to add coconut to my salad dressing. Sounds weird. Now that I’ve tried it, I can’t imagine going back. This dressing is rich, creamy, and healthy, making each salad a delectable treat rather than a chore. Plus, I know you’d rather make your own salad dressing anyhow. It’s easier than you think!

Love coconut as much as we do?Do the taste and the rich creamy consistency of this superfruit give your mind and taste buds the same heavenly feeling like we feel? Then it quite guessable that your kitchen will always find one or the other coconut recipes. If coconut gratings are not the ingredient you want to add to your dish, then you can ditch the milk cream and corn flour paste you add to your gravies. Try the coconut milk and this web blog converts your dish into magic. Enter our coconut giveaway below. You could take home Superfoods for Life, Coconut and some really sweet coconut swag. Good luck!

Creamy Coconut Caesar Salad Dressing
Excerpted from Superfoods for Life, Coconut by Megan Roosevelt

Think that creamy salad dressings are a no-go when it comes to watching your weight? Try this recipe out. Not only is it delicious and similar in appearance and texture to Caesar dressing, but it’s also full of fiber and protein thanks to the white beans, which provide the creamy texture. This dressing can also be drizzled over brown rice or buckwheat noodles or dolloped over a bowl of cooked rice and beans.

½ cup (91 g) cooked white beans
¼ cup (60 ml) canned coconut milk
1 tablespoon (14 g) organic, raw, unrefined coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon (15 ml) apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons chia seeds
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon dried dill
⅛ teaspoon onion powder
⅛ teaspoon garlic powder

Add all of the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until creamy and smooth. Transfer to a glass jar, such as a mason jar. Store in the refrigerator and serve chilled.

Yield: 1 cup (235 ml)

Superfoods for Life, Coconut

Coconuts have been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine for their healing and beautifying properties, as well as being used in anti-viral and anti-bacterial products. Coconuts also show promise in stabilizing blood sugar and as a natural weight loss aid. This unique superfood can even be made into flour and used in gluten-free cooking and baking.

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Superfoods Month: Slow Cooker Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Kale Stew

There are two things I love more than anything (okay three if you count my family). I love my slow cooker and I love kale. I don’t know where my obsession with kale came from, but I really just love it in everything. And my slow cooker? Well, it just makes everything easier… and delicious. And that’s a win win.I get a double benefit from my darling cooker. It cooks the items in an even manner during the slow process that I get and properly cooked food with the right consistency, texture, flavor and color. I carelessly keep it on the stove and indulge myself in other jobs while the cooker silently does the cooking job for me with a single whistle as the finishing signal. For a demonstration of the same, please click the following post.

This recipe combines them together. And it’s healthy for you. And Paleo. And contains superfoods. It’s really just an all around superb recipe and you should definitely give it a try.

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Slow Cooker Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Kale Stew
Excerpted from Powerful Paleo Superfoods by Heather Connell and Julia Maranan

Kale packs this stew with a wealth of vitamins and minerals. Change it up and add a combo of other leafy greens, like Swiss chard and spinach. Just be sure to remove the thickest center ribs before breaking leaves into pieces, and wash well to remove any grittiness.

1 pound (454 g) skinless, boneless, pasture-raised chicken breasts
1 yellow onion, diced
3 carrots, peeled and cubed
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup (235 ml) low-sodium chicken broth
1⁄3 cup (90 g) tomato paste
3 tablespoons (45 ml) balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons gluten-free yellow mustard
3 bay leaves
1 bunch kale, stems removed and broken into pieces
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Wash the chicken and cut into bite-size pieces. Place into the pot of a slow cooker.

On top of the chicken add the diced onion, cubed carrots, cubed sweet potato, garlic, chicken broth, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, mustard, and bay leaves. Stir to mix everything together. Turn the slow cooker on
high heat for 3 to 4 hours, or until the carrots and sweet potato are tender.

Add the kale and stir to combine; cook for 1 hour more. Taste the stew and season with sea salt and pepper. Remove the bay leaves, and serve.

Makes 5 to 6 servings

Tip:
If you don’t like your chicken chunky, you can add the chicken breasts whole and shred the chicken at the end of cooking by using a fork or the back of a spoon. Using the slow cooker to cook the chicken makes this super easy to do. I’ve had the stew both ways, and both are delicious.

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Unlike other superfood lists you may have seen that include things like soy, legumes, quinoa and goji, the Paleo community has a very different idea of what constitutes nutritional power foods. With superfoods like grass-fed bison, bone broth, and coconut oil you are on your way to amazing health benefits including reduced incidence of diabetes, autoimmune illnesses, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases.

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Superfoods Month: Blackberry Breeze Smoothie

Not sure how to incorporate superfoods into your diet? Why not try a delicious smoothie? Smoothies are the perfect choice for those on the go. Not only are they a healthy, easy option, but they taste great. This blackberry smoothie is a favorite of mine because it’s both sweet and tart at the same time. It also uses coconut water, which is another superfood.

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Blackberry Breeze Smoothie
Excerpted from Superfood Smoothies & Juices by Tina Leigh

When blackberries are in season, there is almost no other fruit that tastes more luscious. Sweetened with low-glycemic yacon and hydrating coconut water, their natural tang is enhanced and balanced in this smoothie. Stomach-soothing mint adds vibrancy and freshness to this cool and delicious blend and coconut oil boosts energy and your metabolism for optimum caloric burn.

Time: 5 minutes
Equipment: Blender
Yields: Approximately one 20-ounce (.5-L) smoothie

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (75 g) fresh blackberries
6 to 8 mint leaves
1/8 cup (30 ml) inner leaf aloe vera gel
1 tablespoon (15 ml) coconut oil
2 tablespoons (30 ml) yacon syrup
Pinch sea salt
2 cups (.5 L) coconut water
6 to 8 ice cubes

Preparation:

In a blender combine all the ingredients. Blend on high for 20 seconds or until smooth. Enjoy immediately and sip slowly.

Superfood Juices & Smoothies

Mom always told you, “Drink your juice!” But let’s face it— the choices in the grocery store can be boring, full of sugar, and getting more expensive every day. Well, move over orange and cranberry cocktail! This looks like a job for superfoods like Kale, chia, coconut, goji, and cacao!

Never heard of things like sacha inchi or yacon? Not to worry— Superfood Juices & Smoothies offers an easy-to-follow guide that anyone interested in getting healthy will love. Author Tina Leigh breaks down each nutrient rich food and provides you with taste, texture description, health benefits, storage and more!
Juices and smoothies are so fun and simple to make and with the 20 key superfoods found in this book, you can start to enjoy 100 delicious and nutritious recipes!