Sunday, August 21, 2011



The perfect stack for my kids...
Yet another good grab and go breakfast for Jeremy.
5 cups oats
1 cup brown rice crispy cereal
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
1 cup sliced or slivered almonds (optional)
1 cup Sucanat
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup honey or agave
1 teaspoon vanilla

Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix together until combined. Press into a pan greased with coconut oil. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes . Be sure to remove from pan when still a little warm.

Ruth's additions: This is pretty versatile, play with it and enjoy! :)

Banana Oat Muffins

Whole wheat, Oat, banana bread!

My family loved these, they didnt last long...
Jeremy has asked me to make more
for a good grab-n-go breakfast


  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (I used heaping 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs (I used 3 egg whites form my mother-in-law's chickens, but can use egg replacer too)
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour (I did half oat flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, beat oil and honey together. Add eggs, and mix well. Stir in bananas and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt. Add baking soda to hot water, stir to mix, and then add to batter. Blend in chopped nuts. Spread batter into a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan. (We did muffin tins)
  3. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes (if doing muffins its 12-15 min). Cool on wire rack for 1/2 hour before slicing
Ruth's additions: This is PERFECT, with the adjustment that I have noted, this is a SUPER healthy, SUPER yummy, grab and go breakfast for busy husbands, or kids! It is a super snack. I am thinking about trying to add some shredded zucchini or carrots to it! :) We will see.... ENJOY!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Waffles worth the calories... but there are hardly any! :)


I ADORE THIS.... Karver and Kason wouldnt stop eating.. and Jeremy has yet to try it!

2-3 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup Oat flour (I just blended a heaping cup of oats in a blender)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (the non-aluminum kind of course;)
1 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 cup Sucanat

Mix the above ingredients together then add:

1 cups rice milk
1 teaspoons vanilla ( I love vanilla so I always add more)
2 Tablespoons coconut or olive oil
water to desired consistency (usually about 1-2 cups... but really just eye ball it)

Add wet ingredients and stir add just enough water for the consistency you like. These make good pancakes, and FAB waffles.

We ate ours with a YUMMY raspberry spread!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Zucchini Casserole

Zucchini Casserole

This was SUPER good! Jeremy said "wow this has a lot of flavor"
I said "good flavor?"
He said "Yup! :)"

1 1/2 cups +1/2 cup rice milk
1 rounded Tablespoon veggie bullion
3 heaping Tablespoons whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 Tablespoons Nama Shoyu
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (the healthy kind;) (optional)
1/4 cup nutritional yeast

4 cups grated zucchini
6 cups COOKED brown rice
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup grated carrots
1 can sliced mushrooms, drained (we didnt use these)

1/2 cup sunflower seed sour cream
1/2 cup Vegenaise
1/2 Tablespoon fresh Lemon juice

5-6 slices of whole wheat bread
3-4 Tablespoons coconut oil

In a medium sauce pan, on medium heat stir together the 1 1/2 cups of the rice milk, the bullion, and garlic. While mixture is heating up, place flour and the other 1/2 cup rice milk in a small bowl or cup and whisk together. Then slowly pour into the sauce pan whisking to prevent lumps. Stir until it thickens a bit then add the nutritional yeast, Shoyu and Worcestershire sauce, stir and remove from heat.

In a large casserole pan place all vegetables and the COOKED brown rice.

Mix the sunflower seed sour cream, Vegenaise, and Lemon juice together. Add to the warmed rice milk mixture. Pour the final mixture onto the casserole mix to be sure everything is well coated.

Melt coconut oil and break bread into small pieces and coat with the coconut oil. Place the oil coated bread crumbs on top of the casserole. Or you can just not worry about the oil and just put the dry bread crumbs on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until bread is browned on top and casserole is bubbly.

Prep time: (time you will spend in kitchen cooking ;) 20 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes

Ruth's additions : We really liked this, we halved it and it was still a little much for our little family! It is really tasty, we are going to try a bit more rice next time!! YUM!!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Healthy, Yummy Bread!

Super Great Whole Wheat Bread W/ Sunflower Seeds

Jeremy and I have both decided its our favorite


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup gluten
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, raw
  • 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  1. Mix together all ingredients except for the flour . Add 1 1/2 cups of the flour and let stand for 30 minutes till bubbly. Then add in the remaining flour till the dough is ready to rise. The dough should not be sticky and springs back when touched. Let rise for 1 1/2 - 2 hours or double in size in a greased bowl covered with plastic wrap. Form dough into a loaf and place in your loaf pan. Let rise another 30-45 minutes till double. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Butter the top when done and let cool.
Ruths Additions: I do mine in a bread maker (1 1/2 loaf size, with light crust), I want to try it in the oven as soon as I get another loaf pan. Also, I have tried cutting the oil in half by substituting pure non sweetened applesauce, that worked GREAT! I tried to do no oil, full applesauce, but my wheat flour was a little old, so it didnt turn out great. I will try that again and let you know how that goes! :) ENJOY!!!