Preheat oven to 350 F
Mix butter, Swerve and egg in a medium sized bowl until creamy and well combined.
In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
Add to wet ingredients and mix until a stiff dough is formed.
Roll the dough into 1 1/2" balls.
Using a "cookie scooper" makes it really easy to get the right size. (If using cookie scooper, you will still need to roll the dough into tighter balls before coating with cinnamon and Swerve).
Combine the cinnamon and Swerve in a small bowl.
Roll the balls in the mixture until well coated.
Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and flatten slightly with a couple fingers.
Bake at 350 F for 12 minutes.
*DO NOT OVER BAKE! They should be JUST starting to crack on the edges.
Allow to cool slightly on a cookie sheet before moving to a cooling rack.
WHO SAYS you can't have yummy treats on a Keto Diet or Candida Detox??? These bite size treats are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without cheating on your detox!!! They are sugar-free, grain-free and full of protein and good fats.
For the cookies:
3/4 cup almond butter, smooth
1/2 cup Swerve, granulated
1 tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract
1 cup almond flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 pinch pink Himalayan sea salt
For the filling:
1/2 cup Lily's chocolate chips
1/4 cup smooth almond butter
1/2 tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 F and line a 24 cup mini muffin pan with liners or grease with coconut oil.
In a large bowl, beat together egg, almond butter, Swerve and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda and salt. Stir into the wet ingredients until fully combined. The dough will be thick and greasy. Press the dough into evenly-sized balls and place in the mini muffin cups. Then use the back of a 1/2 tsp measuring spoon to make a dent in the center.
Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until just set.
Make the "kiss":
While the cookies bake, melt the chocolate chips and almond butter in a double boiler until JUST melted and smooth. Stir in the vanilla once melted. Wait until the filling cools enough that it's the consistency of thick frosting. Then spoon the chocolate into a Ziploc bag and cut the corner off. Squeeze a small amount into each cookie to form a "kiss".
Cool in fridge until the chocolate firms up. Best served at room temperature
*NOTE: To make these Candida Detox friendly (sugar-free) you will simply skip the maple syrup.
Combine butter, maple syrup, egg, water and Swerve and blend until combined.
Slowly add all dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Do not over mix.
Chill in fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator and roll into (2inch diameter) balls. Place them 3 inches apart on the parchment lined baking sheet. Slightly flatten (don't smash) each cookie with your fingers. Bake for 9-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. They will seem under-cooked, but they will finish cooking slightly on the baking sheet.
Remove and set on your baking rack to finish cooling. Personally, I like these better once they are fully cooled. They get chewier :)
Thanks to Careen for another yummy, healthy treat!
Heat oil in large pot. Add onion and cook over medium high heat for a few minutes. Add the rest of the veggies and continue to saute' until they begin to soften. Add salt and broth. Continue to cook until veggies are soft. Add parsley at the end. Remove Bay Leaf. Carefully transfer to a blender (reserve some chunks if you like a chunkier chowder). You may need to do this in a few batches depending on the size of your blender. Add 2 heaping Tbsp coconut cream... add more if you like it creamier. Salt and pepper to taste.
Makes ~4 large (meal-size) bowls of soup.
Preheat oven to 450F.
Place asparagus, onion & smashed garlic in a large glass baking dish or cookie sheet. Drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 12 minutes, or until asparagus is soft, stirring once. Remove from oven and transfer asparagus, onions and garlic to a blender. Add broth and coconut milk, adding more coconut milk if you like it creamier. Blend until smooth. (You might have to do this part in batches depending on the size of your blender). If you have a Vitamix, blend on HIGH for 3-4 minutes until hot or transfer soup to a large pot to finish heating. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley.
Menu and recipes are at the bottom of this page.
We'd love to hear your feedback in the comments if you try any of them.
It is my honor to help you guys start new, healthy traditions and to assist those who are currently fasting from sugar or gluten or dairy, etc to still enjoy the Holidays! If God has lead you to make some lifestyle changes, then simply obey. You can trust Him. He who has called YOU is faithful & HE will do it! (1 Thes 5:24) It is worth it! YOU CAN stay healthy AND enjoy delicious meals over the holidays! Your joy is in the Lord more than it is in food or anything else ;)
Let me help you...
1. Present your body as a living sacrifice; Do not be conformed to the world; Be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:1-2). Cleanse your mind daily with God's Word; Abide in The Truth; Focus on what you CAN have (food that heals & refreshes) instead of what keeps you sick.
2. Ask for a fresh filling of the Holy Spirit. SELF-CONTROL is a fruit of the Spirit. This is where your power to change comes from. Repent of old habits that have not served you, your family or God, receive his amazing grace, and press forward in HIS POWER. "He gives more grace... God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” - James 4:6
3. Remember: You are fasting & surrendering (Biblical; God's Power; breakthrough), NOT dieting (work of the flesh; fleeting; bondage).
Watch my 10min FASTING VIDEO for encouragement.
4. Be prepared with ideas, recipes & ingredients. YOU ARE AN AGENT OF HEAVENLY CHANGE! BE THE EXAMPLE & do it with JOY and without complaining! Make your holiday more about relationships than about the food.
5. Cast down your fears in the name of Jesus. You are NOT given a Spirit of fear, but one of power, love AND a sound mind (2 Tim 1:7). If what others are calling "food" is making YOU sick, at some point you have to quit sacrificing your health & your obedience to The Lord because of fear of what others will think, fear of failure, fear that you will not be able to have fun anymore, fear of letting someone down because you changed your recipe or tradition. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Be brave. Stay strong. Walk in grace. And seek continual discernment through this journey. YOU. ARE. A. GOD-PLEASER. NOT A PEOPLE-PLEASER.
6. Dust off the lie that REAL FOOD is gross or boring & that you can't have fun without alcohol. LIE! Name. of. Jesus! When I throw a party... WE HAVE FUN! WE STAY HEALTHY! WE INTRODUCE PEOPLE TO NEW IDEAS & HEALTHY DESSERTS! WE STAY SOBER! And WE WORSHIP THE LORD in Word & action. You can too! Pray & ask the Lord for healthy desires, healthy cravings, and new healthy traditions/ideas.
7. Ask yourself: Is it really worth it to stay sick & tired, to gain the holiday weight AGAIN or to throw in the towel on the progress you've made thus far for that 1 meal, 1 day, 1 night, 1 season....?
For me, I am so much more alive Spiritually, mentally & physically when I am rested & feeding my body (physically & Spiritually) what makes me thrive. I walk in a lot more energy, grace, kindness, awareness, clarity, joy, power & compassion when I'm not feeding my flesh. I hear more clearly from the Lord & have more peace. I am more patient with others. When I have compromised & don't feel well, I have a lot less to pour out & it is hard to live out God's calling on my life. I LOVE that I can prepare a FEAST for my friends & family that is 100% healthy, feeds their bodies (even though some don't appreciate it), feeds their soul & Spirit, with no hangover (by food or drink!) the next day or week! Although it was challenging at first, it is a way of life now. It is part of the Godly Legacy I will leave behind. It's never too late to change, friends. The facade of what America is calling "food" is one of the biggest lies we have believed. Eating real food is not "extreme." It's medicine. It's obedience. It's discipline. It's logical. It's a sacrifice.
We neither neglect our bodies nor obsess over them. Freedom in Christ is neither religion nor rebellion. If we keep Jesus the main thing, we will stay free in the process!!!
WITH GOD, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE - Mat 19:26
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We assumed you would either know or figure out how to cook a turkey ;) Be sure your brine/broth & ingredients are gluten-free (if necessary), & use real spices to flavor.
Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving to all of you!! We have MUCH to be grateful for!!
This is for you Candida Detoxers, Paleo people or Keto crazies ;) If you think about it... potatoes have little flavor & are LOADED with starch (aka: sugar). It's the produce, spices and mayo that make potato salad so good, not the potatoes! This is a YUMMY and MUCH HEALTHIER alternative! Bring it to your next picnic or potluck, but don't tell them it's really cauliflower... They'll never know ;) What they don't know (in this case) definitely WON'T hurt them... heehee
1 Large head of Cauliflower, broken into equal-size pieces
1/4+ cup Parsley, chopped
3 Green Onions, chopped
1/2 small Red Onion, diced
6 Radishes, thinly quartered and sliced
3-4 Celery stalks, chopped
1 cup HEALTHY MAYONNAISE
1 tsp Himalayan (pink) Sea Salt
1+ tsp dry dill
2-3 pinches dry red pepper
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1/4+ tsp Paprika
2 tsp Annie's Mustard (or any other mustard that is made with Apple Cider Vinegar)
Boil or steam cauliflower pieces until tender but not mushy.
Drain and pour cooked cauliflower into ice bath immediately to stop the cooking process. The ice will melt or mostly melt.
Drain again and set aside, removing any remaining ice cubes if necessary.
Prepare all fresh produce as directed above.
Combine Mayo with all spices and mustard.
Roughly chop cauliflower and pat dry before putting it into a large serving bowl.
Add all produce and mayo mixture. Mix well.
Adjust seasonings to taste.
Grain-free, dairy-free Strawberry Shortcake... can I get an AMEN??!!
NOTE: If you're a patient on a Candida Detox with me, be sure your plan includes berries. For many people, even berries are too much sugar in the very beginning of a Candida Detox. But not to worry, you are FASTING from sugar for a short time so that your body can heal. Eventually you will be able to have delicious fruits once again without getting sick. Yay!!!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep cupcake pans with cupcake paper. Makes ~24 small shortcakes.
Combine all dry ingredients in 1 bowl. Then mix all wet ingredients in electrix mixer or other bowl. Add the dry ingredient to the wet ones and mix well. Add 2 large spoonsful of batter to each cupcake paper. Bake for 15-20 minutes until light golden brown. Cook time will depend upon your over and how full you fill your cupcake holders.
Let cool slightly and serve with your fresh strawberries!!
Optional: Drizzle with raw honey or a sprinkle of Swerve or Truvia (if you must). With good organic strawberries I find it unnecessary ;)
There is zero "cheat" about this dessert!! Loaded with protein, good fat and fresh fruit to make a complete meal :) You can even enjoy these for breakfast.
BONUS: Top with my HAPPY HEALTHY WHIPPED CREAM !!
GLUTEN & DAIRY-FREE CLAM CHOWDER THAT IS ALSO CANDIDA-DETOX FRIENDLY …WHAT??! Yep. You're welcome ;)
THIS CHOWDER IS BOMB & I am so thanking the Lord for downloading this recipe into my head!!
2 large celery roots (replaces potatoes)
5 Tbsp Grass-fed butter or coconut oil
5 stalks celery
1 white onion
10 whole carrots (I prefer extra)
4, 6.5-oz cans clams (Trader Joe's)
3, 14-oz cans unsweetened coconut milk (can sub 1 for coconut cream)
1 Tbsp Celtic sea salt (or pink sea salt to taste)
2 tsp white pepper
3 drops Nature's Sunshine Wild Thyme essential oil (1 Tbsp dried thyme)
Dice your celery root, onion, celery, and carrots. I use a food processor. Next, add your diced veggies to a pan w butter to sautee on medium heat until the onions are translucent. Cook until the celery root and carrots are slighty soft if you don't have a full 4+ hours to cook in the crockpot. While your veggies are cooking, chop your clams if you bought whole clams. Then add all your cooked veggies, clams and all other ingredients to a large crock pot. Cook on low at least 4 hours, and serve!
Don’t forget to add a heaping spoonful of coconut oil to your bowl of soup for added daily nutrition/medicine.
NOTE: Potatoes are no bueno if you are or recently have been on a Candida Detox; Whether you're a patient or not, I highly recommend doing my free, quick, at-home Candida Spit Test to see if you might have an underlying Candida albicans (yeast) overgrowth problem you didn't know about. MOST people do/did at one point & this is very serious. IF SO, you really need to avoid grains, potatoes & sugar in any form UNTIL this is under control & make an appointment with me or another holistic Doctor to get this under control (PRAY & ask the LORD who can truly help you. There's LOTS of confusing info out there).
This was my personal battle, as well as at least 80% of the patients I have the honor of helping. It is at the root of ALL your other health problems if you have this. You must KNOW Candida overgrowth is WELL under control before adding potatoes back into your diet as they are very starchy and break down into sugar, and sugar feeds yeast/fungus. God made that rule, not me. sorry. It’s not worth the setback, and Lord knows most of us could use far less sugar/starch in our diet.
I sure do LOVE a good bowl of chunky clam chowder, but I never eat it at restaurants because it is loaded with dairy, gluten (my body feels AWFUL with gluten) & all kinds of other garbage.
NOTE: Option 2 is a great way to get your daily coconut oil in!!
When adding coconut oil to any recipe, you add anti-bacterial (antibiotic), anti-viral, anti-fungal & overall anti-microbial, medicinal & fat-burning nutrition to your creation :) With the extra peppermint essential oil, also a powerful antibiotic/antiviral/anti-microbial, you now have a powerful medicinal drink that tastes AMAZING and won't harm your "good bacteria" (probiotics)!! AND the peppermint will sure open up your sinuses!!
SICK?? Doctor's orders.... drink healthy hot cocoa :) How fun is that?!
OPTION 1: Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and heat to desired temperature, adding the collagen powder at the end once the heat is turned off.
OPTION 2 (healthiest): Instead of heating this mixture on the stovetop you can step up the nutritional content by blending all ingredients in a high-powered blender, on high speed, the coconut oil/butter and collagen powder to make it a frothy/creamy "chocolate latte"! Blend on high until it heats to desired temperature.
Enjoy a healthy, medicinal dose of caprylic acid (anti-fungal/anti-viral/anti-bacterial; thyroid fuel; fat-burning; brain nourishing) goodness from coconut oil and the good, saturated, nourishing, digestible fats from the grass-fed butter. If you add the collagen powder, technically this "drink" is a "meal" balanced with fantastic fats and proteins... and ZERO sugar crash! This makes for a healthy addition to any breakfast, and could be considered a healthy, small mid-day meal. There is a lot of medicinal value and nourishment in this brain-nourishing, fat-burning treat!!
*Feel free to use Stevia, xylitol or monkfruit to taste, if on Candida Detox, or raw honey if you're not.
You're welcome! ;)
COOKED APPLESAUCE: Combine apples (not necessary to peel if cooking), cinnamon & Swerve in a high-powered blender and blend until you get your desired consistency, adding water as needed. Pour into a sauce pan. Bring to slow boil and reduce to simmer 10 minutes.
RAW APPLESAUCE: Combine 6 apples (peeled, cored & diced), 2 Tbsp lemon juice & 2 tsp Cinnamon to high-powered blender. Blend to desired consistency, adding minimal raw honey or Swerve only if necessary ;)
Applesauce makes a great snack, side or "compote" topping for my Pork Tenderloin.
Feel free to use raw honey or agave to sweeten if you are not on a Candida Detox. However, I challenge you to practice eating things naturally sweet without adding extra sweeteners when possible ;)
*For easy thawing, freeze flat in Ziploc bag.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine all spices in a small bowl. Evenly coat roast with oil. Rub roast evenly with spice mixture. Let sit for 15 minutes. Heat a spoonful of coconut or avocado oil in large pan. Place roast in pan (if it doesn't sizzle immediately, the oil is not hot enough). Brown for a few minutes on each side (this will seal in moisture and give it a nice color). Place in roasting pan or glass dish.
Combine honey and fresh garlic in a small bowl. With a basting brush, coat browned roast evenly on all sides. (If you are on a Candida Detox, this step can be omitted.)
Roast your tenderloin in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until thermometer reaches 165 degrees F. Remove from oven and cover loosely with foil for 10 minutes. Place on cutting board and slice into 1/2 inch slices.
15 Minute Cranberry Sauce
Homemade Applesauce - NOT good for Candida Detox ; Please wait until you're cleared to eat apples :)
*This recipe is GREAT without sauce too!
Add Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes and Crispy Brussels Sprouts to make a yummy and complete meal that is sure to be a hit!!!
In a small mixing bowl, soak quinoa for 10 minutes to get the bitterness out then rinse until water runs clear. Drain in a fine mesh sieve.
Combine water and quinoa in a medium sauce pan. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 12 minutes or until the quinoa is tender and water is absorbed.
Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, combine pumpkin puree, spices, vanilla, coconut oil and Himalayan pink salt. Add to cooked quinoa. Add coconut milk to desired texture depending on how moist you like it. Add Swerve to taste. Place in a baking dish.
Combine pecans, cinnamon, melted butter and swerve to taste. Put on top of quinoa mixture.
350 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes or until nuts are golden and sizzling but not burned.
Serve with HEALTHY WHIPPED CREAM and enjoy this warm, cozy breakfast treat! This recipe makes a fairly large batch but it freezes & reheats really well!!!
To freeze: Place in ziplock freezer bag & press flat. Place in fridge overnight to thaw.
To reheat: Place in baking dish, add nut mixture, loosely cover with foil and bake at 325 degrees for about 10 - 15 minutes.
This recipe was adapted from http://www.worthcooking.net
1/2 cup coconut butter
2 Tbsp organic virgin coconut oil
4 Tbsp raw honey (or liquid Stevia to taste if on Candida Detox)
1/4 tsp PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
1 bag Lilly's Dark Chocolate Chips
1/3 cup organic coconut oil
1-1/2 Tbsp raw honey
1/4-1/2 tsp PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
Line a mini muffin tin with 12 liners and set aside.
FOR THE WHITE LAYER
In a medium bowl, combine coconut butter, coconut oil, honey, and peppermint essential oil. Stir until smooth. Put a small amount in each muffin liner and press into the bottom so they are even. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes to harden.
FOR THE CHOCOLATE LAYER
Combine the chocolate chips, coconut oil, and honey in a pan over medium heat until smooth. You just want to warm it enough that there are no lumps, but don’t boil it or heat it too long. Turn off the heat and add the PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL.
Take the muffin tin out of the freezer and spoon the chocolate mixture on top of the white layer. Place back in the freezer for 30 minutes or until completely hard. Store in a bag or covered dish in the fridge or freezer.
These are great to have on hand for a quick, healthy chocolate (magnesium) fix that won't spike your blood sugar ;)
*Recipe adapted from goldenbarrel.com.
SURVEY SAYS: 5 STARS!!!!! You should definitely ditch the marshmallow yams & try this!!!
4 large sweet potatoes, peeled, cubed & boiled til soft
1/4 cup grass-fed butter (Kerrygold), melted
2 large organic eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp Himalayan (pink) sea salt
Swerve/xylitol, to taste (if you like it sweeter)
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/4 cup grass-fed butter (Kerrygold), melted
1 tsp cinnamon
Pre-heat Oven to 375 degrees.
Place all filling ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Place in casserole or glass baking dish.
Combine all topping ingredients. Place on top of potato mixture. Bake for 20 minutes.
Topping should be golden brown.
Steam or boil your cauliflower until soft. Add your cooked cauliflower and butter to a food processor or blender & puree until you get the consistency of mashed or smashed potatoes. Add sea salt to taste, as you puree your "taters". Serve hot.
Feel free to add garlic for garlic "mashed potatoes". There is no need to add (non-dairy) milk, but unsweetened almond milk works best if you need some extra moisture. Coconut oil (in place of butter) is optional, but you can kind of taste the "coconut" flavor ;)
Enjoy the MANY benefits of this starch-free, liver-loving, cruciferous veggie mash!!
Seriously you guys!!! THERE IS NO EXCUSE why you cannot have a HEALTHY HOLIDAY from this point forward without compromising flavor!! This recipe is AHHHHHmazing!!!!!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM CAREEN'S KITCHEN!
NOTE: If you have Candida overgrowth and you are a under my care, make sure I have cleared you to add dates before adding those to this recipe.
Preheat oven to 350.
Add butter and coconut oil to a skillet and heat over medium heat.
Add onion, celery, apple and herbs and saute over medium heat until onions are translucent. Remove from heat and add all other ingredients, except eggs, to your mixture. Once everything is mixed well, add whisked eggs, mix thoroughly and transfer to your baking dish. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes – 1 hour or until the top is browned. Easy!
NOTE: Add dates only if you are Candida-free. If you are a under my care, make sure I have cleared you to add dates so that you do not go backwards on your health. If you have a cast iron skillet or Le Creuset dish that can go from stove-top to oven, you can saute, mix and bake everything in this 1 dish.
Anyone else the clean-up crew for the left-over cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving?? meeee toooo!! ...num num!
However, I don’t like what’s IN most cranberry sauce. High fructose corn syrup, WAY too much sugar, food dyes, preservatives, additives...
Even the ORGANIC stuff from Costco has 22 grams of sugar per 2 Tbsp! So, I’ve made my own the last few years. It's safe for those of you on a Candida Detox or with blood sugar issues. Please note, there is still some natural sugar in the cranberries themselves, so it is wise to only have cranberry sauce if you are at least 1 month into your Candida Detox. This also makes a killer topping for my Raw Vegan Cheesecake!
4 cups fresh cranberries
2 cups water
4-6 drops Nature's Sunshine Organic Orange essential oil or 2+ Tbsp orange zest
1+ cup Swerve (sweeten to taste)
If using orange zest, grate & set aside.
NOTE: If using Orange essential oil, be sure it is organic & safe to ingest. NEVER orally ingest a brand you pick up from a health food store without knowing it is 100% pure & safe for ingestion. All essential oils are NOT created equal. You are safe to use the Nature's Sunshine Organic Orange essential oil I've named above in your cooking/recipes.
Place cranberries, water & Swerve in a medium saucepan. Over medium to high heat, cook until the cranberries burst, then lower heat to simmer 15 more minutes. If using orange zest, stir it in while your cranberries simmer. If using the orange essential oil, add it after you turn the heat off. Add a little extra Swerve if you like your cranberry sauce sweeter. I add a large spoonful of RAW honey at the end (but I am not on a Candida Detox anymore). Some cranberries are quite juicy, so if your finished mixture is pretty runny, drain off some of the liquid.
Blend with a (hand or high-powered) blender if you like your cranberry sauce completely smooth! Chill and serve. I like to make it the night before so it’s really cold & “jellied” for serving the next day.
Why wait until Thanksgiving to make this?! It makes a great dessert, dessert topping or side dish all year round :)
NOTE: If you are not on a strict Candida Detox, you could use RAW honey in place of Swerve (or half Swerve, half honey).
*Stevia does NOT do well in this recipe, as it has somewhat of a bitter taste & cranberries are naturally tart/bitter, as well. No bueno ;)
Serves 4-6 depending upon serving size.
PLEASE DON'T BE INTIMIDATED by this recipe. It looks long, but is quite easy. There are 2 crust options plus a few things that need explanation. I've also listed some options for toppings to get you thinking... get creative & let us know if you come up with another topping or alternative we can share! Eat it for breakfast!!! It's 100% healthy- loaded with protein, good fats, fiber & more :)
CRUST (cooked) - safe for Candida Detox:
1 3/4 cup almond flour
¼ cup coconut flour
¼ tsp sea salt (pink)
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1 Tbsp raw coconut oil
1 egg (large)
3 Tbsp cold cubed butter
Hot water (if needed)
Preheat Oven to 350F. Grease a pie pan with coconut oil and set aside.
Start your teapot in case you need warm water. Mix together the almond flour, buckwheat flour, coconut flour, ground flax seeds and salt in a large mixing bowl. Next, add your Tablespoon of coconut oil and mix. Beat the egg and cube your cold butter and add them to the dough one at a time. Knead your dough. If the dough is too crumbly, add 1 Tablespoon at a time of warm water until you get the proper consistency to start rolling your dough. I used 3 Tablespoons of warm water.
Form your dough into a ball, sprinkle some (almond or buckwheat) flour on a large piece of parchment paper and roll the dough out. You can also just knead the dough and press it directly into your pie pan. Bake at 350 until golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool, then add your filling!
CRUST (raw) -if you've been cleared to eat dates:
2 cups raw nuts (100% pecans or half pecan/half walnut is great)
2 cups dates (pitted)
1 pinch sea salt (pink)
Grease your pie pan with coconut oil. This prevents the crust from sticking.
Add the nuts, dates & salt into a food processor and blend until well processed "dough". Roll your ball of dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper with a rolling pin until your crust is flattened to the size of your pie pan. Place your pie pan upside down on your crust (top parchment paper removed) and then quickly flip your pie pan over, holding the crust into the pan. Press & form the dough into your pie pan. Don't bake it (it's RAW crust). You're ready to add your filling!
RAW "CREAM CHEESE" FILLING:
3 cups raw cashews, soaked 4+ hours
3/4 cup virgin coconut oil
3 Tbsp vanilla extract (alcohol-free)
Sweetener: 4-6 droppers liquid vanilla stevia (to taste) or Monkfruit (to taste) - neither will feed yeast; use RAW honey (to taste) if you're not on a Candida Detox
1+ cup fresh pressed lemon juice
1/2 cup purified water
1 tsp NATURE'S SUNSHINE Psyllium Hulls Combination Powder
Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until you have a whipped cream cheese consistency. If using stevia, start with only 2 droppers full of liquid vanilla stevia and only 1/4 cup of water. You can always add more sweetener or water, as needed. Pour the filling over your crust and refrigerate (or freeze) at least 3 hours. Your pie will keep 1 week max in the fridge and slightly longer in the freezer. DO NOT bake/cook this pie. Refrigeration or freezing sets it and then it's ready to eat!
Fresh Berry: Add fresh or defrosted berries to a blender, chopping or pureeing to whatever consistency you like. Add liquid stevia or Swerve to add sweetness (if necessary).
Chocolate drizzle: Lightly melt together equal parts raw coconut oil & raw cacao powder over LOW heat, plus (sweetener of your choice): liquid vanilla stevia or Swerve or Monkfruit, to taste. Add almond butter if you want "chocolate-peanut butter" topping ;) Drizzle to your liking.
Try my 15 Minute Cranberry Sauce
Great for Thanksgiving & Christmas!
Pumpkin/Thanksgiving: Blend together 3/4 cup organic pumpkin puree (canned or fresh), 3/4 cup organic coconut milk (or cream to make thicker), 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 2 drops Nature's Sunshine Cinnamon essential oil, 1 tsp organic vanilla extract (alcohol-free) & 2 Tbsp Swerve. Drizzle & serve for Thanksgiving dinner!
*You MUST only use a brand of essential oils you are certain is 100% pure & safe to ingest; Both of these can be purchased through my online store & meet that criteria.
NOTE: This "cheesecake" needs to stay refrigerated or frozen. Keep your toppings separate and add to each slice when you serve it.
Now you can eat cheesecake ANY TIME OF DAY & stay healthy with ZERO guilt or compromise!!!! ...You're welcome :)
This is a tried and true recipe shared with us from my sweet sister-in-Christ, Amanda. She's created and mastered some FANTASTIC Candida-Detox recipes having gone through this journey herself. And she's generously shared this gem to help us all have a happier, healthier holiday!!
Preheat Oven to 350F
Take out two pieces of parchment paper to roll the dough with. Pull out a pie pan and butter the bottom and sides.
Make sure your teapot is on for the warm water. Add all dry ingredients to a medium-sized mixing bowl (or electric mixer) and mix thoroughly. Add the coconut oil and mix again. Beat your eggs and then add them to the mixture. Next, cube your cold butter and add it to the dough. Knead the dough with your hands. If the dough is too crumbly, add a Tablespoon or more of warm water from the teapot until you get the dough to a consistency to star rolling. I used ~3 Tablespoons of warm water. Roll your dough into a ball, place on the parchment paper, and start rolling the dough out with a rolling pin. You can alternatively just knead the dough and then pack it into the pie pan instead of rolling it flat before placing it in the pan.
Once the dough is in your pan, poke it with a fork on the bottom and around the sides. Set aside and prepare your filling.
MAKE THE FILLING:
2 cups cooked, blended organic sugar pumpkin (Or 15 oz. can Organic Pumpkin Puree)
3 x-large eggs
1 can UNSWEETENED coconut milk
¾ cup Swerve or Monkfruit sweetener
1 full dropper liquid vanilla stevia extract (use more Swerve or Monkfruit if you dislike stevia)
¼ tsp Himalayan (pink) sea salt
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground clove
¼ tsp ground ginger
1 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie spice
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
Add all ingredients to a mixer and mix well. Pour the filling into the pie pan with the crust and place in the preheated oven. Cook 60 minutes or until slightly browned and set. Remove your pie from the oven and cool in fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight. Top with my Happy Healthy Whipped Cream & surprise your family & friends with how delicious "healthy" can be!!
Enjoy knowing you are feeding your body (the temple of the Holy Spirit) AND your Spirit!!
This is 100% safe for a Candida Detox & totally legal for breakfast...woohoo!!!
1 - 15oz can organic pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond butter
1/4 cup grass-fed butter (Kerry Gold), softened
1 tsp vanilla (alcohol-free)
1/2 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup Swerve or xylitol
1 Tbsp. Pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp Himalayan (pink) sea salt
OPTIONAL: Add nuts or Lily's Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all wet ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and whisk together until well combined. Combine all dry ingredients in a small mixing bowl and add to the wet mixture. Whisk until well combined.
Spoon into muffin papers to about 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out smooth. Enjoy for breakfast or dessert, with a hefty butter or coconut oil smear!
These are 100% safe for a Candida Detox!!!
A healthy twist on egg salad ;) DON'T knock it until you try it... you can thank us once you're lickin the bowl!! ;) Load the fridge and have lunch all week!
6 hard boiled eggs
3 Tbsp HEALTHY MAYONNAISE (or to desired creaminess)
1-2 tsp Annie's organic dijon mustard
Himalayan (pink) sea salt, to taste
4+ Tbsp RAW SAUERKRAUT, chopped
Chop hard boiled eggs into the texture you want. Mix in all ingredients. Season to taste with pink sea salt and paprika or any other spices of your liking.
Enjoy with celery sticks, Simple Mills almond flour crackers or Mary's Gone Crackers!
NOTE: If you are a patient on a Candida Detox, be sure to check cracker ingredients to be sure they are safe for YOUR custom plan.
This Mayo recipe is Candida Detox friendly!!! Life is way too boring without Mayo :) Feel free to add herbs and spices to make a spicy mayo or herbed mayo... it's too easy!
Hand immersion Blender/Stick blender
Wide mouth mason jar
3/4 cup avocado oil (2/3 cup if using large egg)
1 X-Large egg
1 Tbsp RAW apple cider vinegar
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp ground mustard seed powder
Himalayan (pink) sea salt, to taste
Optional: If you want to thicken your mayo, ADD 1/4 tsp. NATURE'S SUNSHINE Psyllium Hull Combo
Combine all ingredients in a glass mason jar that has a mouth wide enough for your stick blender/hand immersion blender to fit into. Blend until light and fluffy! You will make AND store your mayo in this jar ;) EASY!!
Try this with our KRAUT & EGG SALAD!
Note: This will keep 1 -2 weeks in the refrigerator. Swim at your own risk thereafter ;)
1 bag Lily's dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup (raw) unsweetened cashew or almond butter
Splash of alcohol-free vanilla extract
3+ droppers liquid stevia, to taste
Melt all ingredients, except nuts, on the stove over low-medium heat, just until everything melts together smoothly. Be careful not to overcook and destroy nutritional content. When barely melted, stir in trail mix until well coated. Spoon your mixture into small bite-sized baking cups. Stir occasionally as the chocolate tends to settle on the bottom. Refrigerate or freeze until hardened.
NOTE: Because of the coconut oil, these do melt quickly. Store in refrigerator (or freezer) until ready to serve. Use less coconut oil if you want the chocolate mix less "runny" and your treats to freeze harder.
Makes approx. 100 pieces but they do FREEZE WELL!!! ;)
These are loaded with fat AND protein and will not give you a sugar crash. This is a whole food dessert. Keep the fridge (or freezer) stocked with these for quick, healthy snacks or a 911 breakfast or pre-workout snack (they're loaded with nutrition, protein & good fat!)
They are ideal for kids, diabetics, Candida patients, and ANYONE who desires to maintain a fun, healthy life that includes CHOCOLATE!!! Who said healthy people don't have FUN??!!
NOTE: Lily's Dark Chocolate Chips DO have a trace of milk in them (these are a no-no for those who have significant asthma or eczema or who have a significant dairy allergy).
Melt all ingredients on the stove over low-medium heat, just until everything melts together smoothly. Be careful not to overcook and destroy nutritional content. Then add your mixture to mini silicone cupcake molds or mini cupcake molds with paper cupcake liners if you want bite-sized treats. Large cupcake molds will yield a larger "peanut butter cup" (2-4 bites). You can also pour into a foil-lined square baking pan. Freeze or refrigerate until firm. Lift firm chocolate out of pan and cut like fudge. Store in the fridge (or freezer) and enjoy with zero guilt!!!
These are loaded with fat AND protein and will not give you a sugar crash. This is a whole food dessert. They are ideal for kids, diabetics, Candida patients, and ANYONE who desires to maintain a fun, healthy life that includes CHOCOLATE!!! If you notice any bloating or digestive distress using xylitol, try them again using stevia. Xylitol makes some people bloat-y ;)
NOTE: Lily's Dark Chocolate Chips DO have a trace of milk in them (these are a no-no for those who have asthma, eczema or who have a known/significant dairy allergy)