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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!!      

New Adventures as a Food Broker

Hello Friends, Family, & Foodie Fan’s I am so sorry I have been MIA…… I am proud to say I have been absent for a great reason. I spent my summer & the past few months teaching cooking classes to children through a company called Kitchen Kid. I had the opportunity to work with other Culinary Coaches and really inspire young chefs to expand their palates. It has been such an amazing experience and I was proud to be apart of it.  The Summer was filled with Delicious Adventures with Taste of TV, Critics Choice, Ultimate Eats, & Restaurant Camp! If you live in the Los Angeles area I highly recommend this camp for your little kids. I will definitley be sending my son once he is old enough (6 years old). Once the School year began I started teaching a few enrichment classes within different private schools in the LA area.  All in all It was such a rewarding experience to let kids know where food comes from and take them to local farmers markets and …

Curry & Kelp (Shrimp Coconut Curry with Kelp Noodles)

I have been hearing a lot about the health benefits of Kelp Noodles and I really wanted to try them out. Aside from being gluten-free, wheat-free and raw, kelp noodles are a type of seaweed that are jammed packed with nutrients. Now I LOVE Thai curry oh so much so I decided curry and kelp would be a perfect match! Here is my creation and I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did. INGREDIENTS: 3 Tbs Ghee 2 Onions Chopped 3 Cloves Garlic 2 Tbs Tomato Paste 2 Tbs Curry Powder (I use Penzeys Spices) 1 Cinnamon Stick 2 Dried Chiles 1/2 Cup chopped carrots 1 cup chopped broccoli Salt & Pepper to Taste 2 Cans of Coconut Milk 2 Cups Chicken Stalk 1 lb shrimp 1/4 cup Cilantro 1 Lemon Juiced DIRECTIONS: Heat Ghee in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook slowly until the onions are very soft, about 15 minutes. Add tomato paste, curry powder, cinnamon stick, and chiles and stir. Season with salt …

Homemade Almond Milk

Now I normally purchase Organic Pacific Almond Milk at Whole Foods but a couple of weeks ago I found myself at Ralphs grabbing some last-minute items and I knew I was out of almond milk so I grabbed some through it in the cart and went on my way. When I got home and glanced at the ingredients and I WAS APPALLED!!!!! What in the world was in my almond milk? So I went on-line ordered my Nut -Milk-Bag, placed 1 cup of almonds in a bowl of water in the refrigerator and waited for my amazon Prime delivery. As soon as the bag arrived I drained the almonds, put them in my vitamix added 3 cups of fresh cold water, a pinch of sea salt and chopped vanilla bean and press blend! After that you drain the milk through your Nut-Milk Bag and TA-DA you have almond milk with only 3 ingredients. It was way to easy! The following week I made cashew milk and used it to make peaches n cream sorbet in my vitamix. …

Avocado Chicken Parmesan (made with Almond Flour)

Ingredients: 2 Chicken Breast Fillets, halved lengthwise 1/2 Cup Almond Flour 2 Tablespoons Fresh Almond Milk 2 Eggs 1 1/2 Cups Dried Breadcrumbs (I bought gluten free Mary’s crumbs from whole foods) 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil 1/2 Cup Organic Tomato Pasta Sauce 2 Avocado, Sliced 1/2 Cup Grated Mozzarella Cheese or any Cheese alternative Salad Green, to serve 1. Place chicken breast in a clear plastic bag(alternatively between 2 sheets plastic wrap), using a rolling pin or meat mallet pound until 0.5cm thick. 2. Place flour and breadcrumbs on two separate plate and lightly whisk milk and egg together in a shallow bowl. 3. Coat 1 piece of chicken breast in flour(shaking off excess), dip in egg mixture then coat in breadcrumbs using your fingertips pressing on to secure. 4. Place on prepared baking tray lay with foil or baking paper, repeat the same process with the remaining chicken breast with flour, egg and etc. 5. Lightly spray or brush the prepared chicken with oil, bake for 8 minutes(turning after 4 minutes to have evenly …

Paleo gra pow over cauliflower rice

Ingredients: 1/2 pound of organic free range chicken, minced or cut into bite sized pieces One to two packages of Thai holy basil 7 small Thai chili peppers, minced 1 tablespoon minced garlic 3 tablespoons fish sauce 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 cup sliced red and green bell pepper 1 head of cauliflower   Directions: 1. Mince garlic and chili pepper 2. Clean and pick basil leaves from their stem. 3. Fry the garlic and chili pepper in oil over high heat. 4. When garlic starts to turn brown, drop the chicken in, stirring constantly. Keep stirring until all the juice from the meat evaporates. 5. Add bell peppers, fish sauce and basil. 6. Mix quickly and well, remove from the fire. 7. Serve hot with cauliflower rice and fish sauce with chopped peppers in it.   *For cauliflower rice process fresh cauliflower until it is the size of rice, either using the plain steel blade or the shredder blade. Alternatively, you can shred it with a hand-held grater. Place in saute pan and cook …

Coconut Cilantro Chicken

Well it was one of those nights at my house……. I did not go to the grocery store and all I have in my refrigerator is organic chicken. I looked in my pantry and saw that I had some curry, thai spices, & coconut milk so I created this Coconut Cilantro Chicken dish and it was Amazze-balls!!!! Everyone should try this recipe for sure. 2 Organic Free Range Chicken Breast (Cubed) 1 Cup Coconut Milk 1 Teaspoon Coconut Oil 1/4 Teaspoon Red Curry Paste 1/4 Cup Diced Onion 2 Garlic Cloves (minced) 1/4 Teaspoon Salt 1/2 Teaspoon Hot Curry Powder (I use Penzey Spices) 1/4 Cup Diced Cilantro 1 Teaspoon Chili Garlic Sauce Add coconut oil to pan on medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes. Once onions are translucent add coconut milk, red curry paste, salt, hot curry powder, and chopped cilantro and simmer for 5 minutes. Then add chicken and cover, let simmer for 12 minutes until chicken is cooked. Place over brown rice or cauliflower rice and top with …