This is a big hit here, and is my go-to recipe for a filling snack without a lot of carbs. This recipe is from my Menu Mailer. These need to stay refrigerated or frozen, but they do great on the go or in a lunch box with an ice pack or in winter. Kids like the mini cups best as they don’t melt before they can eat it all. I did both mini and regular sized cups and kept the layers fairly thin. A regular muffin cup-size makes a great size for an adult’s afternoon snack. These are only slightly sweet, if your family likes sweet things you’ll need to increase the honey or stevia or combine the two.
Finally, the recipe so many folks have been asking for. Coconut milk yogurt with all real food ingredients! The CTF Facebook page has been excitedly waiting for this one while seeing my multiple posts and pictures on the progress of the recipe.
This recipe is from the Menu Mailer, Volume 4 Week 29. Please consider supporting our blog by making a purchase of a Menu Mailer subscription or buying some of the issues of the Back to Basics Menu Mailer series. Mailers contain the recipes, shopping list and prep schedule for 6 meals and one dessert every week. We add extras such as this coconut milk yogurt as we develop the recipes. The Mailer runs as low as $1 a week. You can receive a free Menu Mailer that was published in January, 2011 if you sign up for our mailing list.
The slightly tan color comes from using rapadura as the sweetener to feed the beneficial bacteria. If you need a white yogurt, use honey.
From the Menu Mailer
4 salmon fillets
½ cup coconut oil, melted
5 cloves garlic, pressed
2½ tbs grated ginger
2 Tbs lime juice
2 Tbs sesame oil
2 Tbs rice vinegar
2 Tbs raw honey
1 cup tamari, soy sauce or coconut aminos (soy sauce substitute recipe is in the Often Used Recipes eBook)
½ tsp pepper
Place salmon fillets in a glass baking dish. In a small bowl, whisk remaining ingredients until combined. Pour over salmon and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 2-3 hours. Grill over hot coals 5-7 minutes per side, bake for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees or pan-fry 3-5 minutes per side, until the fish flakes when tested with a fork.
Last year on the forum, we started a Baby Steps section to help people new to traditional foods. Each month, I will be posting those baby steps to the blog in case you’re wanting to start your own Traditional Foods journey.
For March, our theme is to begin reducing sugar intake now that we’ve upped the vitamin and mineral content of the meals.
This past Spring, I joined Herb Mentor and stayed with them for a few months, learning all I could about the use of herbs. One of the tips I picked up is that you can soak an herb in vinegar and use that in your cooking.
I’m always looking for ways to get medicinal herbs into me in ways that don’t resemble forms of torture. I know some of you laugh, but some of herbs I use are especially difficult to get down and I’m the type that can swallow anything. I am totally not picky when it comes to the taste or texture of what I have to swallow, a skill I learned while I was so ill and going through chelation. I found that some of the less palatable root herbs, like dandelion and burdock root, are easily done in vinegar without it becoming a mind-bending flavor.
So I began using the burdock and dandelion vinegars in all sorts of dishes, including uncooked things like my quick honey mustard dip (recipe below). So far, no one has noticed any change in flavors or made any comments. I now soak all of my apple cider vinegar in burdock or dandelion prior to use.
This recipe is one of the desserts that gets the most positive comments from Menu Mailer users. While it does not contain a lot of veggie, it has a nice amount considering the total volume of the recipe. The squash and peanut butter combine to provide the structure for the blondie so this recipe does not have any flour.
It is moist and flavorful blondie, but very few people can place that the flavor is squash puree. The peanut butter covers the flavor beautifully and the texture is perfect. I’ve had a lot of moms thank me for this recipe, especially those whose children refuse squash. After trying this with multiple nut butters, we like it with Sunnut butter best. [Read more…] about Strategies for Hidden Veggies II- Peanut Butter Blondies