Shameful that this has taken me so long to put up! Sorry folks but it's here now!
As you might be noticing I like free form recipes so this follows the theme- at least I'm consistant.
1-2 kg of organic chicken bones- any bones are fine really but weight may vary
1 onion at least
lots of garlic
as many herbs as you fancy
consider tumeric- great for gut health and inflammation generally
2 or more carrots
2 or more sticks of celery
1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar (this helps break down nutrients in the bone)
water to cover
I throw it all in the slow cooker but you could theoretically do it in a pressure cooker or on the stove.
24 hours is best but sometimes I'm in a hurry and 12hrs is all I've got!
Any time you need stock for soup use this. Great for gravy and even chicken noodle soup or just a cup of goodness. Yum!
These work pretty well for cakes and biscuits. I haven't done bread but I don't think they would work out as a dough. Maybe a batter type cakey bread...have a go with some slices and cakes.
one cup of almond meal
1/2 cup of arrowroot
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup of tapioca starch
2 cups almond flour
1.5 cups of tapioca starch
2/3 cup of coconut flour
Which ever you chose just mix it all together well with a whisk or mechanical thing of choice and use as you would plain flour.
For self raising add 2tsp of baking powder (NOT baking soda- it's different)
This is more of an idea than a recipe as it changes everytime I make it according to the size of the bananas, how chocolately I want it, if i have berries etc. So feel free to play around with it!
NB The picture is terrible but it tasted soooooo....good! It was a little softer than normal as I fluffed about taking a photo.
serves 6 (cause there's 6 in my family)
VARIATION 2- this is more a totally different idea but straight frozen mango blended up makes a magnificent nice-cream. You can add a dollop or 2 of kefir or yoghurt for a creamier texture.
Lots of topping variations- berries, nuts, seeds cacao nbs...go wild!
chuck the lot (not the toppings) in to a food processor and blend. You may need to hold it down if it starts jumping around. Getting the frozen fruit started can be tricky.
I don't suggest a stick whizz. I burnt one out doing this. They don't seem to have the strength to do it.
1 cup of good coconut oil
1/2 cup of raw cacao
honey or maple syrup to taste (start with 1/4 of a cup an work up from there)
3tbls of nut butter (peanut butter is yummy but almond/cashew etc will be yum too)
a pinch of Himalayan salt
chopped/crushed nuts, goji berries, cranberries etc etc to sprinkle over the top
Put all the ingredients except the extra nuts and dried fruit into the food processor or use a stick whizz. Whizz until well combined.
Pour into a lined baking tray- the larger you use the thinner the chocolate. Sprinkle nuts etc over the top. Pop into the freezer for about 15-20min.
Cut in to chunks and devour. Store in the freezer as the coconut oil will melt very quickly.
Heat the milk without boiling and add all of the ingredients except the honey. Continue to heat without boiling and whisk the whole lot up! A stick whizz is great for getting the froth going.
Add sweetener to taste and strain into your favourite mug, pull up a chair with a good view and drift away....
My favourite thing to do is potter about in the kitchen! Me and a million others haha! There's about a billion blogs out there on food so all I want to achieve here is a collection of usable recipes for my clients that are healthy and easy!