2 cups Gluten Free Flour ( I use King Arthur measure for measure)
1 tsp Xanthan Gum (skip this if you use King Arthur measure for measure flour because it already has it)
1 cup Cocoa 100% cacoa
1 cup Sweetener (I used Splenda)
1 cup Brown Sugar (or 1 Tbl molasses and 1 cup sugar which makes brown sugar if you don't have any)
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Baking Soda
¾ cup Butter (melted)
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 cup Chocolate Chips (Soy Free)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. mix ingredients in order. Pour batter into a greased 9x9 pan with parchment paper in the bottom of the pan. Bake for 45 min or until a toothpick comes out clean.
**Hubby couldn't wait to try the brownies until after I took a photo of them.. lol
3 cups Gluten Free flour
(I used King Arthur measure for measure flour)
2 cups Warm Water
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp Yeast (or 2 - 1.5 oz. packs)
2 Tbl Honey
¼ cup Olive Oil
2 Tbl Corn Meal ( for coating the pan)
Place the dry ingredients (except the yeast and sugar or honey, if you're using it) into a large mixing bowl; the bowl of your stand mixer is perfect. Mix until thoroughly blended.
Place the sugar or honey (if you're using it), warm water, olive oil, yeast, and about 1 cup of the dry mixture into a small bowl. Stir to combine; a few lumps are OK. Set aside for 30 minutes or so, until the mixture is bubbly and smells yeasty.
Add this mixture to the dry ingredients, and beat on medium-high speed for 4 minutes. The mixture will be thick and sticky, you must use a stand mixer or electric hand mixer to make this dough
Cover the bowl, and let the dough rest for 30 minutes or so.
Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Drizzle olive oil onto the center of a baking sheet or 8x11 pan then coat pan with Corn Meal. Scrape the dough from the bowl onto the pan.
Using your wet fingers, start at the center of the dough and work outwards, pressing it into the pan speading the dough evenly.
Let the dough rest, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
Bake the crust for 8 to 10 minutes, just until it's set; the surface will look opaque, rather than shiny.
Remove from the oven and top with whatever you like. Return to the oven to finish baking, about 10 to 15 minutes depending on the toppings you've chosen.
Remove from the oven, and serve warm.
preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Mix ingredients in order
½ cup Oil
1 cup Zucchini
½ cup Brown Sugar (or brown sugar substitute)
¼ cup Sugar (splenda or other sweetener)
2 cup Gluten Free Flour ( I use king arthur measure for measure flour)
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
½ tsp Allspice
1 tsp Salt
½ tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Baking Soda
½ cup Coaco 100% cacoa
½ cup Gluten free Soy free Chocolate Chips
Leaving the chocolate chips until last. Gently fold chocolate chips into batter before putting in a greased loaf pan.
Bake for 45 - 55 minutes.
(Forgot to take a picture.. it was an earlier this week Kitchen experiment that went really good... )
Wash your hands first but if you can't then sanitize. However, with nearly every store and online retailer are out of sanitizer. Not to worry, we can make our own!
2 tbsp Isopropyl alcohol (70-90%) OR high proof vodka like Everclear
2 tbsp Aloe gel OR Glycerin
10-20 drops Essential Oils
In a mixing bowl, add isopropyl alcohol (or Everclear), aloe gel (or glycerin), and 10-20 drops of essential oils. Mix with a spoon and funnel the mixture into your spray bottle. Shake and spray!
Isopropyl alcohol OR Everclear is the disinfectant
Aloe gel OR glycerin is the moisturizer (alcohol is very drying to the skin!)
*If you do not have aloe gel or glycerin, using isopropyl alcohol/vodka and essential oils is fine. Follow up with lotion as alcohol will dry out your skin*
Thieves oil is my favorite for cleaning and disinfecting. Thieves is a blend of cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, lemon and rosemary. There are stories and legends about this blend of oils that date back to the Bubonic Plague.
If you do not have thieves oil, use any oils you have on hand! Some individual and combinations below:
Lavender - blends well with rosemary and tea tree
Rosemary - blends well with lavender, frankincense and lemon
Lemon - blends well with grapefruit and rosemary
Tea Tree - blends well with lavender
Grapefruit - beautiful on its own or blends well with lavender, rosemary, frankincense
Frankincense - blends well with lavender, rosemary, grapefruit and lemon
***COVID-19 Disclaimer: This hand sanitizer is NOT a substitute for proper hand washing. This home remedy does contain commonly-accepted natural antiviral ingredients AND it has never been tested in a lab to determine it’s efficacy against viruses such as COVID-19. Please continue to wash your hands multiple times per day for a minimum of 30 seconds.
(Information provided by http://rebeccasnow.com/)
Here is a great recipe for natural inflammation relief for the joints, lungs, bowels etc. Been reading studies and reports about the Corona Virus (Covid-19) and anti-inflammatory OTC (over the counter) medicines, so wanted to provide something that could be a benefit-- again USING FOOD AS MEDICINE!
Makes 1 serving (about 12 ounces)
∎ 1⁄2 cup blackberries or black raspberries (or 1 tablespoon black raspberry nutritional powder)
∎ 1⁄2 cup citrus or tropical fruit (e.g., tangerine, orange, mandarin, papaya, mango, guava, apricot, nectarine, etc.)
∎ 1 large collard green leaf
∎ 1⁄2-inch knob ginger root, fresh
∎ 1 leaves kale, large
∎ 1⁄2 cup pomegranate seeds (or 2 ounces pomegranate juice)
∎ 1-inch knob turmeric root, fresh (or 1⁄2 teaspoon ground turmeric)
∎ Water, for taste and texture
Directions 1. Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender. Pulse blender a few times, then blend until desired consistency is reached
Now a warning- seeds are not for those with Crohns disease or other similar GI ailments. Please be aware of what is being advised out there and ingest what is safe for you. There are a lot of "snake oil" salesmen out there right now-- research and be sure before you use anything out of the norm.