All posts filed under: Farm to table lifestyle

Brown Rice, Almond Horchata

My son asked me for some Horchata so I decided to make some that would feed his little body and not pump it full of sugar. Here is the recipe! 3 dates 2 tablespoons raw honey 1/2 tsp sea salt 1 cup brown rice 1 cup almonds 1/2 cup coconut cream 1 tsp cinnamon 1 cinnamon stick 1 vanilla bean 1)  Soak brown rice, almonds, cinnamon stick, & Vanilla bean in a bowl of water overnight 2)  Drain, remove cinnamon stick, & vanilla bean, then place all ingredients in blender with 4 cups fresh cold water, add 3 dates, 2 tablespoon of raw honey and the inside of the vanilla bean. 3)  Blend, blend, blend, then pour into a nut-bag, squeeze bag over a large bowl until milk is full strained. Then  add  cinnamon, stir and  Ta-Da healthy Horchata. If you like add coconut cream to make it extra creamy!!      

Chicken Pot Pie with puff pastry

For chicken pie: 4 6-ounce boneless, skinless organic free-range chicken breasts 1 tablespoon of clarified butter 1 bunch of scallions 6 ounces button mushrooms 1  tablespoon gluten free all purpose flour, plus extra for dusting 2 teaspoons English mustard 1  tablespoon organic heavy cream 1-1/4 cups organic chicken broth A few sprigs of fresh thyme 1/3 of a nutmeg for grating 1 large sheet of puff-pastry of your choice 1 egg  chicken pie: Put the chicken breasts on a plastic board and slice into 1/2 inch strips. Put a tablespoon of olive and a tablespoon of butter into the hot large, wide pan. Add the chicken and cook for 3 minutes.  Slice the scallions and wash the mushrooms then slice together in a food processor. Add to the pan with 1 heaping tablespoon of flour and stir. Add 2 tablespoons of mustard, a tablespoon of heavy cream and 1-1/4 cups chicken broth. Stir well. Pick the thyme leaves and stir into the pan with a few fine gratings of nutmeg and a pinch of salt …