Minestrone Soup and Whole Wheat Bread

  Minestrone Soup 10 cups water vegetable bouillon 6 large carrots scrubbed clean and diced (setting ½ cup aside) 3 stalks of celery diced 1 medium onion diced 2 or 3 cups fresh or frozen green beans 1 cup frozen peas or corn 2 cups *kidney beans (soaked overnight in water, in the fridge) slow cook on low without lid until soft.  This will take many hours. 4 cups **sorghum grain or other grain (soaked overnight in water, in the fridge) slow cook on low without lid until soft. (or quinoa, brown rice) 8 roma tomatoes diced and lightly sautéed with garlic (or canned tomatoes) Steam vegetables on low until tender. Blend some of the water, ½ cup raw carrot and the vegetable bouillon until smooth and pour in pan with the rest of the water.  Add the veggies, kidney beans, slow cooked grain and sautéed tomatoes.  Season with sea salt and fresh ground black pepper. *Planning ahead with soaking and slow cooking the beans and grain will be worth your time.  You can soak and cook large amounts at a time and freeze what you don’t use for later.  To reheat just pour them in large strainer or colander and run hot water over them until warm. This process allows the nutrients to remain and keeps the PH alkalized. Whole Wheat Bread   7-8 cups whole wheat flour (I prefer white wheat and kamut) ¼ cup ground flax seed 1 Tbls sea salt 2 ½ cups water 1 cup natural yeast starter or ½ cup warm water adding 2 ½ Tbls. active dry yeast and ½ tsp honey (dissolve yeast in...

My Favorite Cobbler

One of my favorite desserts is fruit cobbler.  There is something so delicious about crust over fresh fruit with a delicious syrup drizzled over the top.  The first fall I experienced the year I was eating 100% raw I realized I really needed a healthy cobbler option. At a social gathering in the neighborhood one of my dear friends brought a raw fruit cobbler dish with fresh mangoes! I had 3 servings! And I wanted more! Of course I asked for the recipe and the first thing I did when I got home was create a recipe of my own.  It took a few tries to get the recipe just right, the way I imagined it.  Since then I have shared it with thousands of friends. I think you will enjoy it as much as I have. Raw Fruit Cobbler 1 cup raw walnuts or pecans 1 cup raw almonds 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/4 tsp sea salt 6 whole dates 1 Tbls chia seeds or hemp ground (optional) 1/8th cup honey or pure maple syrup (optional) In blender or food processor blend nuts and coconut to a powder. Add whole dates and blend until well combined, do not over blend as it will get sticky and hard to work with. Add honey or maple syrup if you desire and stir to combine. Syrup: 6 whole dates or 1/4 cup chopped dates, 1 Tbls. coconut oil, 1 Tbls pure maple syrup or honey (optional) 1/2 tsp vanilla powder, 3 cups water.  Blend until smooth and store in a mason jar in the fridge. *You can also use fresh...