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Holiday Gingerbread Granola

This seasonally spiced granola with the flavors of gingerbread, including molasses, ginger and cinnamon, is sure to be a hit this Christmas season. Ingredients 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (ideally gluten-free)1.5 cups raw pecans and walnuts halves3/4-1 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt1-1.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground ginger1/2 cup melted coconut oil (or olive oil)1/3 cup real maple syrup1/4 cup molasses1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)1/3 cup chopped dried cranberries1/3 cup chopped candied ginger Instructions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a half-sheet pan with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, nuts, salt, cinnamon and ground ginger. Stir to combine. Stir in the oil, maple syrup, molasses and vanilla. Turn the...

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Healthy Creamy Peppermint Patties

These patties will hopefully be a new Christmas tradition in your house.  They are delicious and festive and won’t last long in your house! Ingredients 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked (see note) 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 4 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons almond or cashew or oat milk 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil Directions Place cashews in a bowl and cover with water. Let soak overnight, or for at least 2-3 hours. Drain and rinse the cashews after soaking. Add the cashews, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, milk, and peppermint extract into a high-speed blender. Blend on the highest speed until completely smooth for 3 minutes Line a baking sheet with...

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Healthy Haystack No-Bake Cookies

Ingredients 2 cups coconut sugar OR 1c honey OR 1c maple syrup 1/2 cup almond milk 1/2 cup butter OR coconut oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups quick cooking oats 1 cup unsweetened shredded  coconut Instructions In a small pot on medium heat, stir together the sugar, milk, butter and salt. Keep stirring until mixture starts to boil.  Add cocoa powder and keep stirring for 4 minutes keeping mixture at a low boil.  Turn off the burner, add vanilla and keep the pot on the burner while adding oats and coconut all at once.  By keeping the pot on the warm burner keeps the mixture from cooling off too quickly while mixing...

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Dairy Free Hot Chocolate

This guilt-free hot chocolate is a little different than the traditional classic.  Adding either chaga root powder OR Maca powder OR Ashwagandha powder gives it an immune boosting punch.  You can also top it with a delicious coconut whipped cream since it ‘tis the season! Ingredients 1 cup almond or cashew or oat milk1 cup water2 Tbsp. cocoa powder1 tsp. Chaga OR Maca OR Ashwagandha powder (optional)1/4 tsp. ground cinnamonMaple syrup to taste (I used 1 1/2 Tbsp.) Whipped Cream Ingredients 1 can full fat milk (chilled)¼ cup icing or coconut sugar Directions for Hot Chocolate In a saucepan add almond/cashew/oat milk and water. Bring to a simmer. Add cocoa powder, chaga/Maca/Ashwaghanda powder (optional), ground cinnamon and maple syrup to...

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Red Potato-Green Bean Salad

This recipe is especially timely at this time of year with all of the fresh garden produce that is available. 4-6 servings  What You Will Need: 4 medium red potatoes, washed unpeeled, steamed or baked and cut into chunks 1 lb. fresh green beans, cleaned  cut into thirds and lightly steamed 2-4 Tbsp. olive oil or flaxseed oil 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar ¼ – ½ cup red onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, slivered 2 Tbsp. fresh basil and/or oregano, chopped Salt and pepper to taste Directions  Combine potatoes and beans with olive or flaxseed oil, vinegar, onion, garlic, basil, and/or oregano.  Salt and pepper to taste.  For a pleasant flavour, mix all the ingredients together except for the potatoes and chill. ...

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