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Organic Anzac Biscuits Recipe from Australia

Ingredients
125g organic butter
2 tbsp organic maple syrup (or Agave Syrup)
1 cup organic spelt flour
1 cup organic rolled oats
1 cup organic desiccated coconut
3/4 cup organic rapadura sugar (Venezuelan) {or other organic sugar}
2 tbsp water
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Options:
1/2 cup Organic Raw Macadamias, chopped
1/2 cup Organic Dried Cranberries
(Anzac biscuits with macadamias & cranberries pictured!)

Method
Preheat oven to 175 deg C. Grease or line two baking trays. Melt the butter and maple syrup together in a saucepan over a low heat. Mix together the flour, oats, coconut and rapadura sugar in a bowl. Stir the water and the bicarbonate of soda into the butter and syrup mixture and then add it to the dry mixture, stir thoroughly. Stir through macadamia nuts & cranberries if you are adding these. Once combined, spoon mixture into balls. Place them on the baking trays, spaced well apart. Bake at 175 deg C for about 15 minutes, or until golden. Cool on wire racks. Enjoy!
Makes about 10-15 biscuits.

Biscuits in Australia is cookies in the US.

Enjoy!

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Celebrating the Royal Wedding!! Royal Buttermilk Scones Recipe

 

http://zestblog.com/2011/04/29/royal-scones/

I woke up this morning and knew that scones were the only way to celebrate the Royal Wedding today! This recipe is a light all-purpose rendition. We have in the past added crystalized ginger to the dough with great success. You could add almost anything to make them your own! They also store quite well, unbaked, in the freezer. I decided to keep it simple this morning and served them with my favorite Huckleberry jam and strawberries.

Buttermilk Scones

Courtesy of The SONO Baking Company Cookbook

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

2 T sugar

1 T baking powder

1 t coarse salt

1/2 t baking soda

6 T chilled butter cut into small pieces

3/4 cup buttermilk

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  3. Work butter into the dry ingredients with your fingers until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add 1/2 cup of buttermilk and fold together then continue adding buttermilk 1 T at a time until the dough just comes together and there are no dry spots.
  4. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into two balls. Form each ball into a 7 inch disk, 3/4 inch to 1 inch thick. Using a scraper or a sharp knife cut each disk into 6 equal wedges. Place wedges on prepared baking sheet and chill for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 400°
  6. Bake on middle rack for 16-20 minutes, until golden brown. Rotate about 2/3 of the way through.
  7. Cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes.
  8. ENJOY!
Food in the News Heavy, Ideas

Video Link Love: Thou Shalt Not Eat Fatty Foods

http://www.christianchronicle.org/blog/2011/03/thou-shalt-not-eat-fatty-foods/    Click this  Link

This news story has saved me a lot of words. Just listen and see that we need to take our eating at church more healthy and seriously.

I am proud to say that I have noticed changes in the food offerings at the church I attend, Reseda Blvd Church of Christ, since my husband, J C and I presented a short lecture and talked about the need for us to make our Soul Food in a more healthy manner.

Remember…

The better we eat, the better we feel and the better we can serve the LORD and live out HIS purpose in our lives.
This video is sooooo on point!!!!
Ideas, Recipes

STRAWBERRY SPINACH and MANDARIN ORANGE SALAD

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Contributed by  my2bitsworth > 04/25 11:15:32

STRAWBERRY SPINACH & MANDARIN ORANGE SALAD
Ingredients
· 1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach
· 1 pint fresh strawberries, cleaned and sliced lengthwise 1/4-inch thick
· 1 can of drained mandarin oranges
· 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
· 3 tablespoons sugar or equivalent sugar substitute
· 3 tablespoons water
· 2 tablespoons white vinegar
· 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
· 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil

Instructions
1. Rinse spinach leaves and remove stems. Dry well then tear into bite-sized pieces; place spinach in a large bowl and add strawberries and drained mandarin oranges.

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2. In a small bowl, combine onion, sugar, water, vinegar, mustard, and oil. Whisk until well combined. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
If you want to make this salad ahead of time, prepare the spinach, strawberries, mandarin oranges, and dressing and keep chilled in separate containers until ready to toss and serve.

Optional: Garnish with Sesame Seeds