Garden Wisdom Blog — Sweets and Treats

Goji Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

category: Recipes Sweets and Treats

Try making the  tasty treat 1 cup instant oats 1/2 cup amarantus/popping 1/2 cup expanded buckwheat 1/2 cup goji berries 3 chopped dates a handfull of coconut flakes about 1/2 a cup a handfull of chocolate chips about 1/2 cup 2 overripe bananas Mix ingredients together, press into 2-3 ” diameter bools on a sheet and bake the cookies in 150C for 10-15 mins. (non-vegan option use egg whites, powdered milk and honey to replace the over ripe bananas) or try this one: 1/2 cup vegan butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flax...

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Rhubarb Apple Fruit Leather Recipe

category: Recipes Sweets and Treats

Rhubarb Apple Fruit Leather Recipe

You might think of blueberries, bananas, peaches, and apples as natural pairings in fruit leather, but rhubarb? Oh yes. This rhubarb-apple fruit leather tastes just like rhubarb apple crumble, but without all of those pesky ingredients. This recipe gets right down to the fruit, which is what you’re really looking for in fruit leather, right? While rhubarb fruit leather might sound overpowering, the mildness of the apples is a great complement to the tangy, fresh rhubarb. Ingredients 360 mL (1 ½ cups) rhubarb 720 mL (3 cups) sliced apples 120 mL (½ cup) honey Chop the rhubarb and the apples,...

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Strawberries Diable Recipe

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Strawberries Diable Recipe

This is an incentive recipe – be sure to include strawberries in your garden this year. This recipe makes waiting for the gems of early summer worthwhile. Prepare a couple of hours before serving as the strawberries need to soak up the honey. 124 mL (½ cup) honey (acacia or sweet clover) Juice of 1 lemon 760 g (4 cups) fresh strawberries, hulled, cleaned, dried, cut in halves 60 mL (¼ cup) heavy cream 10 mL (2 tsp) Pernod (or other licorice-based liqueur) Fresh ground black pepper In a microwave, or stove top, dissolve honey and mix well with lemon...

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Carrot Muesli Bars for Kids

category: Recipes Sweets and Treats

Our favorite afternoon snack is this  Carrot Muesli Bars recipe below. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups Rolled Oats 1 cup assorted dried fruit (apples, raisins, dates are my favourite) 2/3 cup shredded coconut 1/4 cup crushed assorted nuts 1/3 cup maple syrup 1 organic carrot, shredded 3 Tbs. honey 2 Tbs. sunflower seeds, crushed 1 Tbs. ground flaxseed 1 Tbs. oil 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. salt Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place foil on baking sheet. In a large mixing bowl, add [dry ingredients] the oats, fruit, nuts, coconut, carrots, seeds, flax, cinnamon and salt. Toss well. Add the...

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Christmas Gingerbread Cake Recipe

category: Recipes Sweets and Treats

Tis the season for spicy smells to waft from the kitchen. This Christmas Gingerbread Cake recipe is our veggie-full version of traditional English gingerbread. Serve it as dessert served with whipped cream, or sneak it into December lunches as a sweet treat. ½ cup ground flax 1 cup (250 mL) shredded carrots ½ cup (125 mL) shredded beets ½ cup (125 mL) molasses 2/3 cup (165 mL) coconut sugar 1 heaping tablespoon cinnamon 1 ½ heaping tablespoons ginger 1 cup (250 mL) all purpose or whole wheat flour, according to taste 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/3 cup (80 mL) olive oil...

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