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My friend Alisa suggested I share my fruit smoothie recipe so here it is. Great as a meal or for a snack.

10 oz yogurt or kefir, plain or vanilla, (I do not use lowfat or skim, but this is personal preference)

1 Tbsp raw organic coconut oil (this makes it taste like a Pina Colada)

1 Tbsp flax seed oil

1 Whole raw high omega 3 egg (optional, but good for protein)

1-2 Cups fresh or frozen fruit (if fresh, add some ice to thicken smoothie)

1 Tbsp raw organic unheated honey

Dump all contents into a blender, mix and enjoy.

This recipe is adapted from The Maker’s Diet by Jordan Rubin, If you are interested in healthy, non processed, natural eating as I believe God intended, I would highly suggest the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon.(http://newtrendspublishing.com/SallyFallon/index.html)¬†Each page contains, in addition to a recipe, education and information about food and preparation and health. It is a fascinating read. Many of the ingredients are best found through local food co-ops and the Health Food grocery stores such as Whole Foods, Earth Fare and locally in Raleigh, Harmony Foods.

After my younger daughter’s long hospitalization and illness, I began a quest for ways to improve our family’s health. This lead me to these resources and include changes like not buying processed foods, shopping mainly the perimeter of the grocery store and not the aisles, grinding grain and making most of our bread at home, soaking grains and nuts and oatmeal before using and other techniques our ancestors used. I will share more of this in upcoming posts, email me or post a comment if there is something in particular you are interested in along these lines. Keep in mind that I am fairly new to this so you can learn along side me.

If you have other recipes or resources along these lines, please share here and I will post for the readers.

Thanks for reading and for your comments and suggestions.

Bundt cake pan and corn?

Bundt cake pan and corn?

I love this time of year when all of the produce is coming in and there are so many choices of fresh food to eat. My sweet sister brought me a mess (that is southern terminology for a lot) of corn yesterday. Well the thing about corn is, once you pick it, you have to be ready to do something with it, for me that meant cutting it off the cob to put away for the cold winter months. However, cutting is not my strong  point to begin with and on top of that I am dealing with a broken hand, so innovation was key to holding the corn still and getting it off the cob without another emergency room visit. So here is the trick I learned from a friend today, shuck your corn, then take the hard end of the cob and stick it in the hole of a bundt pan (you know, like a bundt cake, see photos) to hold it steady, with a sharp knife, cut the corn off the cob and it conveniently falls into the cake pan!

!corn

Second brilliant fresh produce moment came from one of my favorite blogs, 5dollardinners, and it was a recipe for Easy Peach Cobbler, click on the link following for recipe http://www.5dollardinners.com/2009/07/easy-peach-cobbler-guest-post.html

I had some peaches that needed to be used so this seemed like a great plan, but my hubby is not a peach fan, so I coupled them with strawberries and blueberries from the fridge, awesome! Look at the beautiful colors, before cooking! Yum.

Strawberries, Blueberries and Peaches

Strawberries, Blueberries and Peaches

Hope you enjoyed a sweeter and lighter post tonight, share your creative summer cooking ideas with me!

Lisa


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