Sprouting 101 + Karen's French Vanilla Rawnola

Hi Everyone! Karmen here :) You may have seen my video on sprouting on the Karen's Holistic Health Facebook page, however, I wanted to get some sprouting tips down in writing for those of you that prefer the written word over audio! I'll also share the recipe for the rawnola I was sprouting ingredients for during that video.

SPROUTING

Sprouting is the process in which seeds germinate and put out shoots. Now you might be saying, "Karmen, why in the world would I want to do this to my food? Doesn't that mean it's gone bad?" In reality, sprouting has immense nutrition benefits! We'll talk about those benefits below, but let's get to the basics here.

  • First, take your nut, seed, grain, or bean of choice and rinse them well.
  • Put your rinsed item in a glass jar and cover with water about 2 inches above the top of the food item, then soak for the designated time. (Time varies from one nut or seed to the next, for example, soak almonds for 8 hours and sunflower seeds for 1 to 2 hours)
  • Rinse...
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Raw Protein Rich Seed Cookies!

I took a favorite raw cookie recipe from our cafe and tweaked it to have no grain, this is it!

My son-in-law Dax and our sweet Julia (newlyweds) stopped by just after I made these YUMMY raw cookies!  Dax, a wonderful chef, exclaimed, “I love these cookies!”  As they had no name…..I just named them after him! Love you Dax! (we do have the most amazing children-in-laws ever....)

ENJOY These Protein Rich Gluten & Grain Free Cookies!


Dax Loves These Seed Cookies

4 cup Sunflower Seeds

2 cups Pumpkin Seeds

Process/pulse into meal in a food processor

Put into bowl and add:

½ cup chia seed

½ cup flax seed meal (grind flax seeds in a blender for 10 seconds)

½ cup hemp seed

2-3 tea. Karen’s Perfect Baking Spice (pg.30 Living in Rawality)

 

Process in a blender:

4 tea vanilla extract

2 tea almond extract

1 cup (plus a little) soaked raisins (drained)

½ cup honey

½ cup liquified coconut oil

 

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PIZZA PIZZA RECIPES! Cauliflower Crust, Beetza Sauce, and Tomato Pizza Sauce!

Who doesn't LOVE fresh homemade pizza?  The following recipes are gluten free, dairy free, grain free, and DELICIOUS! ENJOY! (your tastebuds sure will!)

For MANY more pizza recipes we used in our cafes (ZuZu's Cafe), to try our delicious sprouted wheat pizza crust recipe, or our famous ZuZu's gluten free crust recipes, order your copy of Karen's (ZuZu) Cookbook: Living in Rawality: A Recipe book for the living and the dead! (living and dead food that is!) 

BLEND AND BAKE CAULIFLOWER PIZZA CRUST

Combine in a blender the following:

5-6 cups cubed cauliflower, 2 teaspoons Karen’s Pizza seasoning (pg.28 Living in Rawality), 1/4 of an onion, 3 TB non-fortified Nutritional Yeast, 6 eggs or egg replacer, 3 TB coconut oil, 1/3 cup flax seed meal, 1 cup almond flour. BLEND and spread evenly onto 2 cookie or pizza sheets.  It may seem runny, BUT it bakes up perfectly! Bake at 345 degrees for 15 minutes.  Top with toppings...

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