Posts Tagged: peaches

Edible Inspiration: Week 6

Friday, FRIDAY!

I hope all of you have enjoyed rain showers and yummy goods this week.  Here’s what’s been up with me!

1)  Mushibooms or mushis as we call them around our house, nary make it a week without being implemented into a meal.

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2)  Layers and layers of fresh peaches!

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3)  I always soak raw nuts before eating them to neutralize the enzyme inhibitors within and make them easier to digest!

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4)  The Mr. made a scrumptious, gluten-free peach cobbler.  We’ll be enjoying the remains this weekend with homemade ice-cream.  EEEEeee!

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5)  Very pumped about our new tea kettle!

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6)  Kitty reflections and late night movie watching over dinner.  Can you guess the film?

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I hope you all have a rainy  and calm weekend!  And remember…bite responsibly!  Post your pics at #edibleinspiration

Healthy Regards,

RAM

Edible Inspiration: Week 5

Good morning people of the world,

1)  We plucked peaches directly from the tree; what a charming and ever-humbling experience.

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2)  Crisp green apples, mother-in-law truly treated us!

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3) This big guy also enjoyed the fruit of the trees.  [I think it is a Green June Beetle.]

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4)These drooping, bundled wisteria blooms in my grandmother’s–mama (mawmaw)–backyard were resplendent and wafted the most irresistible fragrance.  The wisteria that line the fence and lattice-like archway in her yard have been there for years and hold a very special place in my grandmother’s heart.  I hope to transplant a part for myself very soon!

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5)Okra pieces ready to be baked.  I just can’t get enough!

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I anticipate a fun, productive and challenging weekend ahead, can’t wait!  Excited to see your images under the hashtag #edibleinspiration .  And remember…bite responsibly!

Lurv,

RAM

Kitchen Letters #4: Brunch Brings a Choco Nana Oatmeal “Shuffle” Bake

Dear World,

I am full of thoughts lately, always really, b u t e v e n m o r e l a t e l y ! !  In Austin, brunch is kind of a big deal, as if there weren’t enough social events occurring on a regular basis, brunch is thrown into the mix to add more fringe to already tethered t-shirt that is traffic in Austin.  My thought, STAY HOME!  Too often today we tie ourselves to the social obligations and financial obligations of going out and about on the town nary appreciating what we have in our home, whatever ‘home’ means to you.  In an effort to be both practical but not distress the abstract, I want to bring the conversation back to basics.  That’s why, I decided there’s nothing better than a little sassy  shuffle at home to go with your homemade noms–I’m still polishing my running man, it’s a mess…chachahca!  Although I’m normally more of a savory tooth when it comes to any food item before dinner, I couldn’t resist the idea of an oatmeal bake nuzzled in a gooey chocolate sauce.  May I introduce the Choco Nana Oatmeal “Shuffle” Bake…all rights reserved.  :p

So, let’s say a blissful brunch “bottoms-up” to this delicious treat, and be grateful for the leftovers.

Here’s my long awaited second video.  If you’ve forgotten the first video, you could turn your first at home brunch-bunch gathering into an all day culinary affair and make some homemade gluten-free pasta.  Delightful.

Videos are also streaming on the Connect a Bite YouTube channel, subscribe and never miss one!

 

 

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 Choco Nana Oatmeal “Shuffle” Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (gluten-free, Bob’s Red Mill is what I use)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 very ripe banana (peeled)
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 3/4 vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup walnut & pecan mixture (I like to break them up a little)
  • 3 tbsp chocolate chips (I used these Enjoy Life)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup (heaping) peaches (cut into slices)

Ingredients (toppings)

  • 1 ripe banana (peeled)
  • 1/3 cup walnut & pecan mixture (broken into pieces)
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao
  • 1 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Alteration to video:  added 1 to 2 tbsp water to make the sauce more fluid
  • 2 tbsp coconut flakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. Have a 8 or 9” baking dish ready (or whatever deep dish you have handy)
  3. Plop and pour water, almond milk, coconut oil, banana, coconut sugar, maple syrup, ground flax seed, vanilla extract, and salt into blender container and blend until mixed, but some minor chunks remaind.
  4. Now, mix oats, chocolate chips, cinnamon and nut mixture (I use my hands)
  5. Now, in the baking dish, line the bottom with peach slices in rows (in a spiral if using a round dish).  Then sprinkle the blueberries on top.
  6. Over the fruit, distribute dry oats mixture evenly
  7. Pour the liquid mixture over oats evenly
  8. Place dish in the oven & bake for 40 minutes or until the dish is no longer runny and golden brown on the top
  9. While the oats bake, prepare coconut flake/nut mixture and chocolate drizzle
  10. In dry skillet, spread coconut flakes out with nuts over low to medium heat and toast until flakes are golden brown (careful not to burn)
  11. In a small sauce pan or skillet, combine coconut oil, maple syrup and raw cacao (from ‘toppings’ list) and stir with spoon until well mixed and chocolate has melted.  Additionally, I amended what I did in the video and added a couple tbsp of water
  12. After taking out the bake, scoop out a portion onto a plate or bowl
  13. Top with coconut flake, nut mixture, then chocolate drizzle, then cut chunks of banana on top
  14. Apprécier avec le thé ou le café ! 😀

 

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I hope this is just as delightful for all of you as it was for us.  Let me know what you think and if you made any alterations.  I end up tweaking this recipe each time I make it.  Also, I want to say a ‘web’ thanks to my love for putting so much thought and care into this video and my first–if you’re interested, Film Fringe, is his podcast with a close friend and also avid film lover!  We make a great production team, and I’m thankful he honored me with his talents. Love.

Alright all of you, be well and remember…bite responsibly!

Healthy and tasty regards,

RAM

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What My Eyes See

Good Day Everyone,

As is often the case in my life, visuals help to balance my life out and there are no exceptions in regards to my relationship with food.  What follows are some images and gifs in the food sphere that I find especially engaging.

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giant-peaches-postcardI’ll leave this as the final image, as I love peaches and it’s been a summer of peaches for me!  Share some of your favorite food related images with me!

Remember…bite responsibly!

Healthy Regards,

RAM