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Gluten Free Pumpkin Donuts!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Donuts!

2 cups gluten free oat flour

1/2 cup sorghum flour

2 cups pumpkin

1/3 cup coconut sugar

1 egg (I used a flax egg replacement)

1/2 cup applesauce unsweetened

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup milk (I used almond milk)

1 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp cloves

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix wet in another bowl. Add wet to dry and mix until combined. Spoon batter into greased donut pans and bake for 10 minutes. I got 12 out of my batch. They should last a couple weeks and you can even freeze them for longer storage. Enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of “My Whole Food Life

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Shepherd’s Pie – Gluten Free

Shepherd's Pie - Gluten Free

Shepherd’s Pie – Gluten Free

Meat and potatoes. We can’t think of a better gluten-free combination. Shepherd’s pie is hearty, easy to make a ton of for a large family or dinner party (the leftovers make a great lunch) and, barring vegetarians, universally pleasing. If lactose is your Kryptonite, sub out the milk for chicken stock and the butter for olive oil.

 Shepherd’s pie is hearty, easy to make a ton of for a large family or dinner party (the leftovers make a great lunch) and, barring vegetarians, universally-pleasing. If lactose is your Kryptonite, sub out the milk for chicken stock and the butter for olive oil.

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 large onion, peeled and diced

1 large carrot, peeled and diced

1 pound ground beef

1 cup beef or chicken broth

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley

1 cup fresh or frozen peas

2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks (I like to use Sweet Potatoes for even more health benefits)

6 tablespoons unsalted butter (or olive oil)

1/2 cup milk

salt to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, then add the onion, carrot and ground beef. Cook until beef is browned, 8 to 10 minutes.

Drain the fat and add the broth, tomato paste and thyme. Simmer for about 10 minutes until the juice thickens, then add the peas. Cook for 2 more minutes.

Pour the mixture into a 11 x 9 baking dish and set aside.

Meanwhile, bring the potatoes to a boil in salted water. Cook about 20 minutes, or until tender, and drain.

Mash the potatoes with the butter, milk and salt until smooth.

Spread mashed potatoes in an even layer over the meat mixture making sure to reach edges completely.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until top is golden. Let sit for 10-15 minutes before serving.

 Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour

Recipe courtesy of: “Food Republic

FOOD BABE’S CHIA SEED FRUIT SALAD

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 30 mins

Total time: 40 mins

Author: Food Babe

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

⅓ cup chia seeds

2 cups nut milk of your choice

4 cups of diced fruit of your choice (for this recipe I used pears and strawberries)

¼ cup currants or raisins or goji berries

zest of one orange

juice of one orange

1 tbsp vanilla

¼ tsp cinnamon

½ cup shredded coconut

mint leaves for decoration

 Instructions:

Add 1 cup diced fruit and a sprinkle of currents to 4 different bowls

Combine nut milk, chia seeds, orange juice, zest, vanilla and cinnamon in a small pitcher and stir

Pour ½ cup mixture on top of fruit in bowls

Top fruit bowls with shredded coconut

Refrigerate fruit bowls for at least 30 mins (or chill overnight)

Top each bowl with a mint leaf before serving

Chia seeds grow 10 times their weight in size when combined with liquid, helping the body stay hydrated and full. The word “chia” comes from the Aztec word that means “oily” — the oils found in this small little round seed is the secret to its health benefits. Having the most content of omega 3 fatty acids of any plant food, they fight inflammation in the body, reducing the chance for heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and depression.

Chia Seed Tips: Remember to store chia seeds in an airtight container. My favorite brand of Chia Seeds is from Nutiva because they 100% organic and I love their support for GMO-labeling… you can get a 12 ounce bag for much cheaper directly from their website (and they have a 10 dollar off coupon if you like them on Facebook! That’s like a free bag of chia seeds!)

Courtesy of “Food Babe” http://foodbabe.com/

Healthy Fudgsicles

Ingredients:

3C unsweetened coconut or almond milk
6T raw cacao powder
Lo Han Guo to taste
OR
3T unpasteurized, raw honey
OR
3T Lucuma Powder
1t pure vanilla extract
1/4t guar gum – optional, used in commercial frozen confections to make bars more “biteable”

Healthy Fudgsicles

Healthy Fudgsicles

Recipe: http://user-0IJpk9k.publ.com/Organic-Eats-e-Magazine-July-2013

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Welcome to “Nature’s Organic Life” Blog!

This is my very first blog and I was inspired to create it because I know so many people who are struggling with health issues, spiritual issues, and just everyday life issues that I prayed that I could find a way to help people.

The name of this blog comes from various things in life that mean a lot to me. “Nature” – God created our world and all life and nature within it. He provided us with a clean world and clean and healthy things to eat and to nurture our bodies. Mankind has strayed far from these “Organic“, natural and healthy foods.  It is of vital importance that we find our way back to these healthy, organic foods and lifestyles to help us live to the fullest, and help us to eradicate many forms of disease and illness.  We also need to learn to live “green”, and leave the smallest footprint possible in order to restore health to our planet.  “Life” –  the sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individual.  With this in mind, “Nature’s Organic Life” was born.

I am blessed to live in beautiful Colorado. The awe inspiring Rocky Mountains, and the beautiful wide open plains. For me, the most beautiful state in the nation!

My hope is that this little blog will offer some inspiration, ideas, information and assistance to help you in some small way.  I pray that you will find good health solutions, great ideas, recipes, inspiration, gardening tips, and a  closer walk with God in these humble pages. Together we can learn, live and nurture our lives to the fullest! I look forward to your ideas, knowledge, inspirations and participation in this blog and this great community.

Healthy ideas for body, mind and spirit for the best of your life for the rest of your life!  God bless!

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