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Flaxie Maxie Bars. This low-glycemic version of my Flax Max Bars was created by one of my clients who’s been experimenting with her Fat, Fiber & Protein snacks to maintain her blood sugar (. . . to balance her hormones), for some time.

Flaxie Maxie Bars

Thanks EI! INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups almonds (soaked and toasted in the oven is ideal) 1/2 cup walnuts 1/2 cup cacao butter, coconut oil or a mixture of the two (note: cacao butter will stay harder longer out of the fridge) 1/2 cup crunchy almond butter 1/2 cup goji berries 1/4 cup shredded coconut 1/4 cup fresh ground flax a little vanilla extract a couple pinches of salt handful of cacao nibs 6 drops liquid stevia (add the stevia, mix and taste to bring it to your liking) PREPARATION: 1. Pulse nuts, ground flaxseeds, coconut, nut butter and salt in a food processor until coarsely ground. 2.

Gently melt the butter and/or oil by placing the glass jar into warm water to soften enough to scoop or pour and measure. 3. Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Preserved in Olive Oil. I’ve been pushing off fall since I flipped the calendar to September, hanging on to summer as long as I possibly be can, but there’s a point where there’s no denying that it’s here.

Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Preserved in Olive Oil

In Minnesota, September is perfection. Herbed Garlic and Parmesan Croutons recipe. Homemade Pita Chips Recipe : Patrick and Gina Neely. Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe. Salsa for Freezing or Canning. This hasn’t been an easy year for farmers in our area as they’ve struggled with the heat and drought.

Salsa for Freezing or Canning

But one vegetable that thrives in hot sunny weather is the tomato, and right now they are at their peak. If you love fresh tomato-based sauces, this is the time to head to the farmers’ market to stock up! There is not a better time to make large quantities of tomato sauces or salsas. Canning is often the preferred method to store sauces for use later, but freezing is also an option which many prefer—especially those who have large freezer space. Homemade hot sauce with a tip for making it FANTASTIC. Yes You Can Can! After spending a glorious summer outdoors cultivating a thriving garden, many gardeners are wondering what to do with the remainder of their bounty.

Yes You Can Can!

Here & Now’s resident chef Kathy Gunst says “can it!” And look no further. Check below for some of Kathy’s favorite end of summer recipes and her tips on canning. More: End-of-the-Season Roasted Tomato Sauce (PDF) Kathy’s take: Roasting at a high temperature gives tomatoes a rich, slightly smoky flavor, and onions and garlic become sweet as they caramelize. Toss the sauce with pasta, serve it over grilled chicken or fish, or in any dish that calls for regular tomato sauce. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a large roasting pan, gently toss together the tomatoes, onions, whole and chopped garlic, herbs, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Video: How to Roast Peppers. Ingredient Substitution. Perfect Popcorn. 1 Heat the oil in a 3-quart thick-bottomed saucepan on medium high heat.

Perfect Popcorn

If you are using coconut oil, allow all of the solid oil to melt. 2 Put 3 or 4 popcorn kernels into the oil. 3 When the kernels pop, add the rest of the 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels in an even layer. Cover, remove from heat and count 30 seconds. How To Roast Perfect Pumpkin Seeds – Easy, Crunchy, Addictive! The first time I roasted pumpkin seeds, I burned the crap out of them.

How To Roast Perfect Pumpkin Seeds – Easy, Crunchy, Addictive!

It was heart-breaking, especially since I wasn’t convinced it was even worth the effort in the first place. All that seed cleaning and pumpkin de-stringing – I didn’t even get to enjoy the fruits of my labour. Hrmph. Here is the part that no one told me about: The inner seeds cook much faster than the outer shell. I kept peeking in the oven and everything looked fine on the outside. Canned Tomato Salsa Recipe. 1 Prepare for canning.

Canned Tomato Salsa Recipe

Place steamer rack in the bottom of a large (16-qt) stock pot or canning pot. Place new or clean mason jars on the rack. Fill the jars with water and fill the pot with just enough water to come to the top of the jars. Heat water to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes. How to Make Pickled Beans (also called Pickled Dill Beans or Dilly Beans) How to Make Pickled Beans (also called Pickled Dill Beans or Dilly Beans) - Easily!

How to Make Pickled Beans (also called Pickled Dill Beans or Dilly Beans)

With Step-by-step Photos, Recipe, Directions, Ingredients and Costs This month's notes: April 2014: Spring is just around the corner. Strawberries are here in Florida, Texas and California, next in late March and April for much of the South, then in May for most of the country and June in cooler northern areas. What’s In My Freezer? 9 Holiday Gifts You Can Make In Your Kitchen.

Blog. Making the Most of Garlic.