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Raw Lavender Lemon Tea Cookies

Raw Lavender Lemon Tea Cookies

Makes 2 dozen

1. To make the cashew flour: Process cashews 1/2 cup at a time in high-speed blender. Sift and re-blend the chunks until you have a silky flour. Don’t over blend or you will get cashew butter. 1 cup of raw cashews makes aproximately 1 1/2 cups of flour.

2. Mix together cashew flour, almond flour, 1 tablespoon of the lavender, lemon juice, zest, vanilla, coconut oil and agave.

3. Roll into balls and set aside.

4. Powder the coconut in a high-speed blender or coffee grinder. Mix together with remaining 1 tablespoon lavender and roll the balls in this mixture.

5. Chill to set.

*I used almond flour that I made from almonds with the skins removed for this recipe. It is not necessary for the taste but is prettier in the picture!

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G-RAW-NOLA My Way !


I just made granola with new ingredients and would like to share this recipe with you as it came out so delicious !

INGREDIENTS: ( I use all organic ingredients )

DRY:   Oats – Sea salt – cinnamon –  Ground Flax seedChopped Almond and PecansSesame seeds – Chopped figs – Chopped sweet prunes.

WET:   Honey – Agave – Maple syrup – Molasses – Vanilla.

I don’t give you the amounts as I don’t measure. I simply know how much I want to make and taste as I go along.

In a food processor or Mixer chop the Almonds, Pecans, Sesame seeds, Flax seeds to desired size.

In a Large bowl mix Oats with all dry ingredients;  Sea salt, cinnamon, Flax seed, Almonds, Pecans, Prunes, Figs and Sesame seeds.

Mix well with a large spoon till well blended.

In a glass or clay bowl add the Honey, Vanilla, Molasses, Agave and Maple syrup and warm 1/2 minute in microwave oven. Mix well with a spoon and pour over the Oats mixture.

Continue mixing for 2-3 minutes as the sticky mix has to incorporate with all the Oats.

Place in dehydrator for 8 to 12 hours – depending on your taste of crunchiness.

Keep in sealed tight container and enjoy with your favorite milk.

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“FARMAGEDDON” The Unseen War on American Farmers

Farmageddon – Movie Trailer from Kristin Canty on Vimeo.

Why is local food pricey and hard to find?” You deserve an answer, and this hard hitting video delivers.”

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The Organic Industry Structure

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What Does Organic Food Really Mean ?

 

Many people ask what does organic really mean?

Organic means that fruits, nuts, seeds or other ingredients are grown without the use of any pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, sewage sludge, or ionizing radiation. For meat, poultry, or eggs to be considered organic, the animals must not have been fed antibiotics or growth hormones.

The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) defines organic as follows:

Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled “organic,” a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified, too.

People sometimes mistakenly think that organic dried fruits or nuts cannot be considered organic if they contain anything other than just the dried fruit or nut. However, this assumption is false. Dried fruit or nuts that are processed in an organic certified facility using other organic ingredients are still considered organic. For example, our organic strawberries contain in addition to the organically grown and certified strawberries, organic cane sugar and organic canola oil. Since all of these added items are grown organically, the strawberries are still considered organic.

Occasionally people confuse a product being called organic as the same as being all natural. All natural products may not contain any additives or preservatives, but it does not mean that they are organic. They can be all natural, but contain products that are not grown or produced organically.

There is often a question as to why organic food tends to be more expensive than non-organic food? Organic foods are processed in a different and more regulated way than non-organic foods. This causes the production cost to be a little higher. Also, organic farmers do not receive federal subsidies like conventional farmers. Therefore, the higher cost of organic products represents a more true cost of growing. Organically grown products are much more labor intensive since there are no chemicals used to aid in growing and prevent insects from ruining crops. The organic methods of growing require much more management than conventional farming. Most organic products are grown in much smaller areas than conventional products. This smaller amount of land produces less overall organic products in comparison to standard products. Thus, the smaller supply of organic products also contributes to the higher price.

Becoming certified organic is not an easy task. Our facility had to pass many different types of inspections. Strict and accurate monitoring of all of the organic products is essential in maintaining our certification. We must keep current records of all received and shipped organic merchandise. Current records of the organic farmers must be kept as well.

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RAW: Maple Cinnamon Pecan Cookies

Maple Cinnamon Pecan Cookies

  • 2 cups cashews, soaked at least 6 hours and drained
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup*
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup coconut, dried and unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

1. Place all ingredients except chopped pecans in the food processor.
2. Process until smooth.
3. Stir in the chopped pecans, by hand.
4. Place by teaspoon full onto a non-stick dehydrator sheet. Dehydrate at 140 for the first 1/2 hour (don’t worry, the food temperature will never get above 116), reduce heat to 115 and dehydrate for 6 hours.
5. Remove from sheet onto screens. Continue to dehydrate for another 4-6 hours.
6. Top with Maple Cinnamon Glaze

Maple Cinnamon Glaze

1. Stir all ingredients together.
2. Let cool until the mixture just starts to thicken.
3. Spoon on top of cookies and let cool

Makes 2 1/2 dozen

*Maple Syrup is not raw but used frequently in raw food recipes.

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