Chewy Sweet Potato Cookies

Posted on January 09, 2015 by Erika Davies | 0 Comments

     Sweet potatos are rich in vitamin A as beta-carotene and vitamin C- the two antioxidants work together in the body to eliminate free radicals.  They also work as anti-inflammatories, and can reduce the risk of developing cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.  These beauties are the perfect accompaniment to any plant-based meal.  We enjoyed them as dessert after a hearty vegetable miso-soup with zucchini noodles, quinoa nori rolls, and shaved radish and cucumber salad. 

     This recipe can be prepared using regular orange sweet potatoes, yams, Korean yams, or exciting purple sweet potatoes like the ones pictured in our version!  They're SUPER easy to make and you can even omit the coconut and agave nectar if preferred.

Ingredients:

2 Sweet Potatoes, scrubbed clean and sliced 1/2 inch thick

2 T Agave Nectar

3 T raw, unsweetened Coconut Flakes

To make:  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the sweet potato slices out in a single layer.  Bake for 25-30 mins until the centers are soft and chewy. Remove from heat.  Drizzle with agave nectar, sprinkle with coconut flakes and serve warm with tea or hot lemon water.

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Handmade DIY Whole Food All Natural Body Scrubs

Posted on January 06, 2015 by Not Your Sugar Mamas | 0 Comments

INVIGORATING PEPPERMINT MOCHA BODY SCRUB:
1 C Coconut Palm Sugar
1/2 C Coffee Grounds
3 T Raw Cacao
1/2 tsp. Peppermint Essential Oil
1/2 C Almond Oil
WARMING CINNAMON CLOVE BODY SCRUB:
1 C Coconut Palm Sugar
1 T Ground Cinnamon
1/2 T Ground Cloves
1/2 C Almond O

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Soul-Food Plant-Medicine!!!

Posted on January 06, 2015 by Not Your Sugar Mamas | 0 Comments

Ingredients:
2 C Strawberries, fresh or frozen
3/4 C Honey
6 Star Anise
1/2 C Water
and 1 C Apple Cider Vinegar (reserved)

To Make: Combine all ingredients except apple cider vinegar in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.  Once a simmer is reached, lower heat and continue to simmer for an additional 10 mins.  Remove from heat and let cool.  Pour mixture into a quart-sized glass jar and add 1 C of cider vinegar.  Shake and let sit at room temperature for 2 days.  To use, simply strain the mixture and enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

Juice of 2 Lemons (rinds reserved for later use)
1 large knob of Ginger, sliced thinly
3/4 C Honey
1 C Apple Cider Vinegar
To make: No simmering necessary for these next two recipes!  Simply mix all ingredients in a quart-sized glass jar.  Let sit at room temperature for two days, strain and enjoy.
Ingredients:
4 small Apples, cored and puled in a food processor
1 C Cranberries, fresh or frozen
3/4 C Honey
1 C Honey
To make: Again, no simmering necessary!  Mix all ingredients in a quart-sized glass jar.  Let sit at room temperature for two days, strain and enjoy.

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