Sunday, December 18, 2011

Whole Wheat Ginger Snaps

1 cup coconut oil*
1 cup raw sugar
2 Tbsp ground flax seed**
6 Tbsp water**
1 cup molasses
4 cups whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp ground ginger
1.5 tsp ground nutmeg
1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
1.5 tsp ground cloves
1.5 tsp allspice

Combine oil and sugar until smooth. Stir in ground flax, water, and molasses.  Combine remaining ingredients separately.  Stir dry ingredients in until just incorporated.  Roll into small balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheets.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

Substitutions (not recommended!):
*You can use butter in place of coconut oil
**You can use 2 eggs in place of the water and ground flax seed

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Green Tomato Bread

3 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups grated green tomatoes
1-2 cups sugar*
1 cup coconut oil*
3 Tbsp ground flax*
9 Tbsp water*
3 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground clove
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder

Combine tomatoes, flax, water, sugar, oil, vanilla, cinnamon and clove.  Mix well.  Combine the rest of the dry ingredients.  Fold dry ingredients into the tomato mixture.   

*You can substitute vegetable oil for the coconut oil if you haven't any.  Although, I highly recommend phasing out vegetable oil for coconut oil for all cooking. 
I use the flax and water in place of eggs.  You can use three eggs as a substitute.
The original recipe called for 2 cups of sugar.  I used 1 cup and it was delicious.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Honey syrup

This is a great cough syrup.  Although, I use it as a daily health boost.

Mix together 1/4-1/2 cup honey, fresh juice from half a lemon, 1/4 cup warm water and 2-3 chopped garlic cloves. More or less water can be added to make it more or less thick. Store in the refrigerator. Take a spoonful as often as desired.

Ginger Lemon Tea

Amongst other things, ginger is a great natural anti-inflammatory.  And with the spices, plenty of antioxidants are present.  I drink this every day. 

Peel and chop in small pieces a 1/2 inch chunk of ginger.  Place the following into a small pot:

Ginger pieces
Juice from half a lemon
3-5 whole cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2-1 tsp cinnamon
2-2.5 cups water

Bring to a boil, then turn down to lowest setting.  Simmer for at least 10 minutes.  Strain into tea cup and add raw honey to taste.  Save the rest for the next day.

Friday, December 2, 2011


Chop up half a cabbage head.  Toss with 1-2 Tbsp mayo (I use either homemade or organic mayo from Trader Joe's), juice from half a lemon, salt, pepper, and a handful of chopped cilantro.