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ROASTED Mushroom Wrap

Experiments make the best meals! So says my kids tummies. Every now and then, I get ideas in my head on what would different ingredients taste like together. Off to the kitchen I go to recreate the vision I saw in my head.
With sharing my recipes, my goal is to make things that appear difficult simple. Because Life is simple, the body is simple, it is us who make things difficult.
I hope to help with making living an abundant and clean life through simplicity all while having vegan/vegetarian food pleasant to the tongue.
Please try this recipe. This will definitely be the go to tortilla to add just about everything in it. From breakfast wraps to dinner ensembles.
NOTE: Roasted Okra and Greens Recipe will pair well with this wrap.


INGREDIENTS:
1 cup Roasted Mushrooms
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Basil
1/4 tsp Ground Sage
2 cups Quinoa Flour + 1/2 cup flour of choice for rolling
Sesame seed oil, Grapeseed oil, or Avocado oil (for heating the tortillas)
DIRECTIONS:
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2.  Place uncooked Bella Mushrooms on a baking sheet
3.  Bake about 15-20 minutes
4.  After mushrooms are roasted, bring water to a boil
5.  Place water, mushrooms, and seasonings in a blender
6.  Blend until mushroom becomes a thick paste or approx. 2 minutes
7.  Pour mushroom mush in a mixing bowl and add Quinoa Flour
8.  Stir or blend until it looks like dough
9.  Take medium size balls and rolls them
10. Sprinkle flour on a flat surface & your rolling pin
11. Place mushroom ball on it and begin to roll the ball into a round shape
12. Heat a skillet with oil of your choice
13. Place tortilla round in skillet once hot and cook approx. 20 sec on each side or until the tortillas starts to turn brown and form air bubbles.
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Pear & Wild Rice

For months I’ve been experimenting with various alkaline foods from the Dr. Sebi approved list of ingredients and concocted this new side dish that can be eaten by itself but I truly think that this would be great as a stuffing during the “holiday” season for vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters alike.

Give it a try and tell me your thoughts.

Recipe:
1 cup cooked wild rice
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 pear sliced
1/4 bell pepper diced
5 mushrooms sliced
3 tbls chopped cilantro
2 key limes-juice

Seasonings:
1/2 tbls Sea salt
1/4 tsp ground sage
1/4 tsp basil

DIRECTIONS:

Cook wild rice as directed or in a rice cooker. (one part rice, four parts water)

Cook Quinoa as directed

Chop and slice all vegetables and fruit.

In a skillet, add grapeseed or Avocado oil and add bell pepper and mushroom.

Add Wild rice and quinoa  and stir approximately 1 minute.

Add spices, chopped cilantro, and key lime juice. Stir continuously until pear start to sweat.

ENJOY!

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Chickpea Pancakes

Chickpea pancakes with Quinoa flour.

Some people may think that chickpeas are not that great but have you tried them in pancake batter?  This dish is good for vegetarians who live an alkaline lifestyle or if you have a wheat or gluten intolerance. This savory pancake is filled with protein and fiber and ingredients follow the Dr. Sebi list of ingredients.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup garbanzo bean flour

1 cup Quinoa flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp baking powder (not Dr. Sebi approved)

1/2 tsp sea salt

3/4 cup coconut milk

3/4 cup hot water

2-4 Tbls avocado or grapeseed oil

Simple syrup on top:

1 cup blueberries

1 cup strawberries

1 key lime-juice

1/4 cup pure agave nectar.

 

DIRECTIONS:

Sift dry ingredients in a bowl. Make a well.

Add Coconut milk/cream to well and stir.

Add extremely hot water to thick batter. Stir

Heat Skillet on Med to Med-high heat

Add a little oil to coat skillet.

Add 1/2 cup batter or as much as you’d like

(depending on how light or dark you like your pancakes determines the length of cooking time each side)

Simple syrup:

Add all ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer on Low approximately 5-10 minutes.

 

Chickpea Pancakes

Chayote Rice Fry

As I’ve mentioned before, lately, I’ve been on a transitional alkaline lifestyle path. Choosing to eat for an electric body is a choice that I’m taking. Every time I’m on set, people always ask me how do I have so much energy, all the time and all day.

Well, my secret is eating foods that have a high ph level. Drinking smoothies, having fresh squeezed lime water and overall balance of raw and cooked foods.  When I rise with the sun, I soak up Vitamin D with the light from It as well

I wont bore you to death but this meal literally took under 20 minutes to make and it’s my GO TO meal when I don’t have a lot of time.

INGREDIENTS:

1 chayote
1/2 onion
1/2 green pepper
6 Mushrooms
2 1/2 cups organic Kale
3 Tbls Grapeseed oil
1 1/2 cup cooked Wild rice/ Quinoa
1 tsp Sea salt
1/8 tsp Cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp ground sage

DIRECTIONS:

Add grapeseed oil, chayote, onions and pepper
Add grapeseed oil, chayote, onions and pepper. Sautee approximately 2-3 minutes
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Add Mushrooms. Stir.
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Add Kale. Cook approximately 1-2 minutes
Add diced tomatoes
Add diced tomatoes and seasonings
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Stir tomatoes and cook approximately 1 minute. Then add either Quinoa or Wild Rice.

Electric Fries

There’s a movement going on with food. From non-gmo to organic to alkaline foods highly sought after. Lately, I’ve taken part in the vegan and vegetarian movement since July or August of 2015. Experimenting with more alkaline foods has given me a sense of confidence in being healthy not just for myself but so that I am able to lead my kids effectively in having a healthy and optimal life.

Creating meals and snacks similar to the starchy foods we’ve been eating is making the challenge fun, exciting and difficult. So I tried making some Garbanzo bean fries. Although, they were a hit, I’m a perfectionist when it comes to food. So I altered the order of when the salt should be added because I felt the flavor should be in the flour mixture.

In my first try, I added the salt to taste after frying the Garbanzo bean fries, however, I found that adding sea salt, and Onion Powder during the boiling point, made the flavors more salivating. Below is my recipe to simple, yet easy electric fries.

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups boiling water
2 cups chickpea flour
1 Tbls sea salt
1/4 tsp Onion Powder
3 cups grape seed oil
1 Tbls Sweet Basil (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
Boil water
Add Sea Salt, Onion powder. Stir.
Add chickpea flour in water
Cook. Stir. Until well mixed approximately 2 minutes on Med-Med/High heat

Pour batter in glass dish approximately 2-3 hours. Chill
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Remove from dish and slice like potato fries.
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Heat oil and fry until golden on each side

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FASHION FRIDAY’S with Tierra Benton

EARTH takes her crown. Her first thoughts are unknown to man but she knows the goals and challenges that’s set before her, yet she strides with confidence that her ground is fertile, strong, and resilient. All hope is never defeated by the feet that walks against her because the gold chain that holds the many keys to success are swarmed around her bones, embracing the lock that holds everything together in one click.

The metal cuffs that holds her wrists are guards of protection from the many hands that want to dig into her mind. As she protects her frame of minds, she allows them to walk amongst her beings as she will soon guide them to the strength that’s bestowed within her womb. No feathers on earth can shield her from how great and powerful she is, only used to shield the distractions so that they too can focus on the greatness of her existence.

Just think! How powerful you could be if you succumb to your spiritual inner being within the womb of the earth, you too will become the Queen you were seeded to be. Remember, not every seed will survive. Some will fall before they are planted and some will rise, like the plant when the morning sun calls it to awaken, to be fuel for the bees that go back to their home to feed their colony.

Be the earthly warrior you were meant to be. Never be afraid to challenge yourself and others to be the flower they were meant to bloom into because the warrior never quit, he just keeps going with no regrets.

Photographer: Jonne Johnson

Model: Tierra Benton

Designer/Stylist: LADASKA MECHELLE

Jewelry: Raje’ Luna