Baked these 2 recipes to say thank you to a group of volunteers who worked in our community gardens yesterday. High accolades all around. Thanks @terrywalterscooks for your (Asian) Pear Cake and Banana Date Cake recipes!
#sharingiscaring #cleaneating #plantbased #healthygardeners #asianpears
My morning started this way.
How about yours?
#sunrise #focus #intentions
Seriously...if you have just a tiny bit of space consider planting 2 Asian Pear trees. What an abundance of fruit and the flavors are delicious.
Kudos to @belgianbaskets for the absolutely gorgeous woven willow basket. Still one of our favs!
And as a side note, in the photo with the basket/pear close up, notice the pear on the far right. See the tiny dark marks? What's your guess as to what caused them?
Now on to ways to use these pears: pear crumble, pear preserves, juices, pearsauce, sliced and frozen for later dishes, gluten free asian pear hand pies...any suggestions?
#urbangardening #asianpears #dwarffruittrees #harvesting #endofsummer #barbetsinthegarden #barbetsofinstagram
Prettiest thing I've seen today. Sunflowers growing up through the branches of our Asian pear trees.
How do you know when it's time to pick? Take the pear in your hand and lift it to a horizontal position. If it's ripe, it will release from the branch. If not, gently place it back to it's original position and try another one.
#asianpears #sunflowers #latesummerdays #urbangardening #dwarffruittrees #fruitorchard
The finished product!
Luckily I made a double batch which filled 3 baking forms. Once completely cooled I'll slice up 2 of them and freeze them as slices to be enjoyed another day. The third one? Well, we will be enjoying that one now! 💛
#sharingiscaring #bakeryaromas #yum #teatime
Gluten free gets a bad rap at times, I feel. For us, it means we have broadened our scope of gf grains ie buckwheat, sweet sorghum, millet, teff, amaranth, etc. There is a load of goodness in this banana bread even though it is gluten free.
By the way, that's a little date sugar sprinkled on top as I used a light hand adding the maple syrup in the batter.
This could be made completely vegan substituting coconut oil for butter and omitting the eggs. Dates could also be used in place of the maple syrup.
Being creative in the kitchen can be fun!
#almondflour #sweetsorghum #buckwheat #coconutflakes #thompsonraisins #grassfedbutter #organiceggs #organicbananas #plantbasedmilk #organicvanilla # #puremaplesyrup #organicceyloncinnamon
Pops of color.
#eveningtime #pollinatorflowers #urbangardening
Roasting sweet peppers, onion, garlic, zucchini, and San Marzano tomatoes with fresh rosemary and oregano and EVOO for dinner tonight.
It's simple and not particularly spectacular to look at. No food photographer set up this shot. Just me. When your family is on a food journey to heal from disease it's the food that takes on a starring role. It has to when even nutritient-loaded foods that are usually wonderful for you cause your body to turn on itself.
We have eaten so many different ways to aid healing. And we do our utmost to keep that goal in sight as we put one foot in front of the other...and enjoy this dinner of roasted veggies with plant-based protein this evening, because it was grown with love, prepared with love and shared with love. #healingfoods
#cleaneats #guthealth #aip #vegetarian #histamines #dairyfree #glutenfree #nutfree #autoimmune #mold #toxicity #summerbounty #urbangardening #wildcaught #grassfed #parasites #heavymetals
Dinner meal prep at midday. My schedule this afternoon/evening won't allow for time to make dinner so I'm making it now.
I did this often when the kids were in school. Trying to wrangle after school activities+homework seldom got a meal on the table before 7 p.m. and then it was rush rush rush 🥴
My solution? Prepare ahead of time!
I didn't work outside our home so it worked for me at the time.
What are your tricks/tips for stress-reduced meal times?
P.s....this savory layer bake is
- sliced gold potatoes
- chopped leaks form the @boonecountycommunitygardens - rainbow chard from our own garden - vegan pesto
- @Charlie trotter's smoked salmon
- @miyokoscreamery mozz
- cherry tomatoes
- sea salt and black pepper
- olive oil
#organicfood #wholefoods #locallygrown #communitygardens #eatingforhealth #mealprep #mealtime