It is wonderful to see that so many people make their health a priority.
Creating Organic is here to help you live a wellness lifestyle while you're living your busy one.
We encourage everyone to cook and eat well for themselves in addition to the catering and meal plan services we provide. For example, the Power Balls you tried yesterday are so simple to assemble and make for a great snack.
¼ cup peanut butter
2 ripe bananas
½ dark chocolate chips
1 cup of oats
3 tablespoons of honey
Additions: sprinkle of cinnamon
Substitutes: Switch peanut butter with any type of nut butter i.e. almond butter!
Switch the chocolate chips for dried cranberries or raisins!
Mash bananas, mix well with peanut butter, stir in honey, oats and lastly add the chocolate chips. Cool in the fridge for an hour and then roll into 1 tablespoon balls. Place in the fridge or the freezer and you’ve got yourself a tasty & healthy snack!
Quinoa Salad is a great source of protein and nutrients.
1/2 Cup of cooked quinoa is 111 Calories
Our secret is to sauté onion and garlic in the pot before you add 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for 15 - 20 min.
What you'll need:
1 garlic clove
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
pinch of salt
To make a quinoa salad: cut up, roast, bake, bbq or steam
salt/pepper/olive oil to taste
Feel free to add any type of vegetable you would like!
We steamed broccoli, mushrooms and zucchini but you can roast, bake or have your vegetables raw.
Quinoa Salad is great with sweet potato and avocado as well as chicken if your aren't a vegetarian.
You can also make a peanut sauce mixing peanut butter and soy sauce ! YUM!
This is the most simple to make, classic veg soup featuring the vegetables you may still have growing in your backyard due to this extended summer weather.
Basic Ingredients: onion, carrots, celery, garlic
Add: parsnip, mushroom, zucchini, sweet potatoes, squash or tomatoes (interchange at will!)
There is definitely room to add whatever fresh herbs you’ve got in the yard to add zest and flair.
Basic Directions: saute onions in olive oil and add garlic second. add celery or carrots next 4 - 5 of each. Cook with the lid on the pot for 5 - 10 min, stirring occasionally. Add your “specialty vegetables” and cook with the lid on for another 5 min. Add water just until the vegetables are covered. Add a bit of salt and pepper a bunch of parsley, dill, or whatever you’re growing and let the soup come to a boil. Let the soup simmer for at least 30 min and up to an 1hr. Use your food processor to puree the ingredients, while of course tasting it along the way.
It was inevitable. I had to wake and bake this morning. My dreams were full of sugary goodness.
It is the weekend, a perfect time to wake up in the mood for cinnamon buns.
Directly after the buns emerged from the oven, my boyfriend asked me how many were for him. "One," I said sticking to my usual answer. "One is for your sister, one is for your dad, these are for my family, and mine is inmahmoush", I continued to smile with my mouth full.
If you are ever in the mood for some warm cinnamon buns, here is a great recipe. The 30 minutes of work seem like seconds compared to the two minutes it takes to scarf them down.
I use organic and natural ingredients, all of which can be found in your local grocery store. (Highland Farms, Longos, Lablaws etc.)
2 cups of flour
3 tablespoons sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 tablespoons warm butter
3/4 cup milk
3 tsp cinnamon
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup sugar (brown or white)
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup icing sugar
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Cut in butter (works well with hands)
stir in milk until fluffy dough forms
In a separate bowl, mix butter, sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
Pre-heat the oven to 400 F.
Flour a smooth surface and roll the dough out into a rectangle.
If you would like to get fancy, cut the edges of the rectangle to make impressive rolls.
Once the dough is 1/4 inch think spread the filling from edge to edge.
Roll the rectangle lengthwise to make a long log.
Cut the log into individual rolls about two-three fingers wide.
Place each roll on a 9x9 inch square pan or a round cake tray with at least an inch separating them.
Bake for 20-25 min.
After cooling for 5-10 min drizzle icing over fresh cinnamon rolls.
Serve warm or microwave before eating.
For a different approach, roll the dough into multiple smaller logs for bite sized cinnamon rolls.
Made with simple, whole, foods found easily you can create this amazing little treats that can be enjoyed anytime of the day. Depending on your dietary requirements these can be made raw, gluten, dairy, refined sugar free. A simple outline to get you rollin' on your way to delicious Bliss Ball heaven is as follows:
1 cup Nuts
1/2 cup Oats
1 cup Dried Fruit (can go up to 1 1/2 if you'd like)
2 tbsp cacao powder (optional)
Dash of salt, vanilla (optional)
Process the nuts, oats and cacao in a food processor until you have a rough flour add remaining ingredients. If your mixture isn't forming together aka too crumbly, slowly add up to 1 tbsp of coconut oil or dates. Once it sticks together, press and roll into balls with your hands. Roll in optional toppings, like chia seeds, sesame seeds, shredded coconut, cacoa or carob powder.
Bliss balls Source Recipe This Rawsome Vegan Life
Cherry chocolate banana ice cream recipe (serves 2)
3 Bananas (frozen)
1c Cherries (frozen)
1/2 bar Dark Chocolate (frozen)
Let ingredients thaw 10-15 min. Break bananas into thirds and alternate banana, cherry, and pieces of dark chocolate into the machine. If using a blender, you may need to add some liquid to get things going. Delicious on its own or add toppings like sliced fruit, shredded coconut, coconut syrup, dried fruit the list goes on! www.yonanas.com
Physalis aka the Golden Berry are little orange-yellow perfectly round berries, about the size of a raspberry with smoother skin than a blueberry.
Sometimes you find them encased in their leaves which remind me of delicate paper lanterns. Otherwise the leaves will have been trimmed off, leaving the berries a little sticky, but nothing a quick rinse won't fix. An amazing bursting, juicy pop of flavour that's both tart and sweet. You might also find them dried at your local health store as they are considered a superfood! http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/health-benefits-of-golden-berries/. Native to South America, physalis contain vitamin A and two fatty acids that help your body oxidize fat and help insulin sensitivities. TRY THEM ON YOUR ICE CREAM AND YOU'LL NEVER BE THE SAME!
Homemade Pickles are so yummy to snack on, or add to potato or beans salads. And on top of yummy, they are really easy to make!
Bring to boil 1 1/4 c white vinegar, 3 1/2 c water, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp pickling salt. Remove from heat and cool completely.
Combine 4 cups cucumber spears Into a glass jar with 2 cloves garlic, 2 heads fresh dill (with seeds) 1 tbsp pickling spice and the cooled vinegar mix.
Put the lids on and stick em in the fridge for one week.
Snack on pickle lovers!
This lentil dip is delicious and easy to make ahead so you have something to conveniently munch on all week. Eat it with pita, crackers, with rice or naan.
In the picture below the lentil dip is served with pickles,
grilled mushrooms, and peppers, with a bean dip as well as a fresh hummus.