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Apple Spaghetti!

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An apple a day…  You know the saying!  The other day I was using my new zucchini spiral machine when I got this idea to run an apple thru it.  If you don’t have a spiral machine you can use a simple apple peeler or cheese grater for a similar effect.

 

In the end I had these amazing apple noodles!

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This recipe is just too easy not to share!

Apple Spaghetti

2-3 Granny Smith Apples
2 Tbsp raisins – (easy to make yourself)
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1 squeeze lemon juice

Don’t worry about being to precise on measurements.  With only four ingredients, so make it taste the way you like.  Want some extra spice?  Add a little more cinnamon.

Spiral or shred the apples.  You can peel most of the skin to make it easier.  Leave a little for color.  Mix in raisins and lemon juice then sprinkle cinnamon over the top.

That’s it!  Enjoy!!

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(Got grapes?  Put them out in the sun or in your dehydrator at 105 degrees until they turn into raisins!!  Yum yum!)

And just a reminder!!  Always shop Organic when possible.  Why?  Because you don’t want to eat pesticides!  Why?  Because it’s poison!

NO GMO!!!

Street Fruit

Today I went looking for fruit.  One of the best things about living in Southern California is the street fruit.  I’ve been watching a lot of Dual Survivor and it got me thinking.  I could use basic survival skills to save money on some of my favorite fruits!!!

Here were the rules we followed:

1. Stay out of the neighbors fenced in yards:  We only pick fruit from trees on public property or hanging over fences or walls.

2. If it looks like someone’s personal garden… leave it be as well:  If you stand and stare at it long enough someone might come out and offer you some.

3. Don’t eat things you can’t identify:  You don’t want to poison yourself…

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In a mile in a half radius from my house, we were able to collect the following:

Figs.

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Pomegranate

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Avocados.

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Lemons.  +Meyer Lemons

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We also managed to find Kumquats, Loquats which I put into a fruit salad with Pomegranates.

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We also found some Pomelo grapefruits, and limes…

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It took us a few hours to collect two bags of fruit, saving us close to $25 at least!  Freshest thing you can eat!!!  8 7 6 5 4     10

Tips for next time:

1. Bring a fruit picker. And more bags!!

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Happy hunting!

 

 

Coconut Lime Mini Custards- Raw Vegan

Coconut Lime Mini Custards
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So it’s been a while since I’ve posted any recipes.  I’m going to do my best to keep up and post a few recipes a week.  This one has got me really excited!  Not only is it super easy, delicious, and inexpensive…  It’s pretty eco-chic as well!  **Note the lime peel bowls**  These babies are made with only five ingredients:

 

Ingredients:

2 avocados

5 limes

5 dates

1 coconut

1 inch vanilla bean

Directions:

Step One: Coconut Cream

*BE CAREFUL* Use a meat cleaver (KitchenAid 6″ Stainless Steel Cleaver with Sheath – Black)
and break open on top.  Strike top of coconut to create an opening. (I make a square)  Pour coconut water in a glass Mason Jar for later use.  Next use the meat cleaver to break coconut in half.  Once again… BE CAREFUL!  Scoop out the meat and run through your Champion Commercial Juicer G5-PG-710 – WHITE MODEL along with one date.  If you do not have a Champion Juicer, use your food processor and blend the coconut and date until smooth.  This process will take 5-8 minutes, so keep processing until completely smooth.  Then stir in vanilla until evenly mixed.  Pour into a candy mold and put in freezer for one hour.

Step Two: Lime Custard

Take avocados and slice them in half and remove the seed.  Slice dates and remove the pits.  Slice limes and juice.  Place all of these ingredients into a food processor, I use Cuisinart DLC-2ABC Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor, Brushed Chrome and blend until smooth.  Scoop into piping bag and fill lime shells with custard.

Once you have your lime bowls filled, take the coconut creams out of the freezer.  Top each dessert with a heart shaped,  or whatever shape you choose, coconut cream.  Let thaw for 5-10 minutes for best experience.

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Hope you enjoy!

 

**Remember to always use organic!!!  Say no to GMO!

 

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Raw Hummus

May Madness!! 31 Raw Recipes In 31 Days!!!  Recipe 5! This one is a staple in my diet!!  Not only is it super easy… each serving is packed with as much protein as you need.

Raw Hummus

Hummus

Hummus
Prep:
Soak 1 cup raw chickpeas overnight

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil*
1/4 cup parsley
1 clove garlic
1 lemon-juiced
1 tsp Pink Himalayan salt
1 tsp pepper

Put all ingredients into a food processor and process until desired consistency.

*cold pressed

Slice sweet potato and other veggies to dip!