Oct 172016
 

carrot-cakeSo many of you have requested this recipe because it tastes so delicious!!!

You’ve said, “I’ve got soooo many carrots, what can I do with them?”  You’ve watched the video on my Facebook Page and some of you even came over wanting to taste it!!  What fun! Well, you can make a yummy cake in 5 minutes.

What you need…..

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Dec 012015
 

5 of my Favourite Treats to make at Christmas

Move over butter, white flour and white sugar…..these still sweet and deliciously satisfying

treats have a place on your counter this Christmas.

image001Last year at Move Your Body Studio, I offered

up these tasty treats after classes and they were gobbled up with requests for seconds!

You can bet that I will be making them again and pleasing my participants!

I also love putting them in pretty jars and handing them out as gifts.

Not only are these goodies super yummy but they freeze really well so you can

make a lot at once and then have some time to chill during the holidays.

Enjoy as you put some bliss in your balls this Christmas

and make treats that are on your “nice” not “naughty” list.

I’d love to hear what treats you are making during the holidays.

Chocolate Almond and Sesame Bliss Balls   

No Bake Cocoa Candy Cane Balls

Raw Raspberry Cream Filled Chocolate Treats

Toffee Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Raw Chocolate Rum Balls

plank drinking smoothieTanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades.  She has coached and trained many clients over the decades. She is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com. Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending.  You can get your PDF copy here

Nov 172014
 

Mexican Chicken Soup (from Martha Stewart)

 Years ago one of my girlfriends made this for me and I loved it.  My kids love dipping whole organic nacho chips into the soup and scooping it up!  Enjoy this wonderfully warming soup.

Mexican Chicken soup

4 chicken, bone-in, skin on                         salt and pepper

3 tbsp olive oil                                                  2 cups onions (2)

1 cup celery, chopped                                   2 cups carrots, chopped

4 garlic cloves, chopped                              10 cups chicken broth

1 (28 oz) can chopped tomatoes                1-2 jalapeno peppers, chopped

1 tsp cumin                                                        1 tsp coriander seeds

6 (6”) tortillas

Serve with:

Sliced avocado, sour cream, grated cheddar and broken nacho chips. Serves 6-8 and freezes well.

  1.  Preheat oven 350 degrees. Cook chicken (cover with salt and pepper) for 30 minutes or until done. Let cool. Shred meat off bones and throw away bones and skin (or make a chicken stock).
  2. Heat oil. Add onions, celery, carrots and cook over med heat for 10 minutes,
  3. Add garlic, cook for 30 seconds.
  4. Add chicken stock, whole can of tomatoes, jalapenos, cumin and coriander.
  5. Cut tortillas in ½’ strips and add to soup.
  6. Simmer for 20 minutes, add chicken and season to taste.
  7. Serve hot topped with sliced avocado, cheese, sour cream and broken nacho chips!

 

Inspired Source:

http://www.marthastewart.com/872962/mexican-chicken-tortilla-soup

 

Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades.  She is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com. Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending.  You can get your PDF copy here

Jun 162014
 

Raw Carrot Crackers

One of my clients brought me some of his homemade crackers and I was hooked!! They are delicious!! The next time he was making them, I tagged along so that I could make them for myself. These crackers are super easy to make and store well in a sealed glass container. Enjoy sprinkled over salads or with a dip such as hummus.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of carrots cut in chunks
  • ½ cups onion chopped in chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1/8th cup olive oil
  • 1/8th cup tamari
  • 1 tsp each – curry, turmeric, cumin
  • 3/4cups soaked walnuts
  • ½ cup soaked cashews
  • ½ cup soaked almonds
  • ½ cup soaked sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds and ½ cup sunflower seeds

raw carrot crakers steps (1)

Figure 1 Process all the veggies until smooth – may have to do a couple of batches

Process all ingredients except ½ cup pumpkin seeds and ½ cup sunflower seeds. Depending on the size of your food processor you may have to process two lots and then mix by hand.  I process the carrots, onion, garlic, and celery, oil and tamari first, place in a bowl and then process the other ingredients except pumpkin and ½ cup sunflower seeds.

ingredients for carrot crackers in food processor with nuts

Figure 2 Add the soaked nuts

sunfloer and pumpkin seeds on top in food processor last step

Figure 3 Add the seeds last and only mix for a short time to keep them chunky – adds a great texture

Mix everything together and then add the pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Place about half the mixture on one dehydrating tray with the liner and the other half on another lined tray (you may use three trays). Thickness should be about ½” in a square and then cut into squares.  This helps it to dry faster and also to have lovely square crackers.

carrot mixture ready to spread

Figure 4 Mixture ready to be spread on dehydrator trays

crackers in dehydrator ready for dehydrating

Figure 5 Crackers are on the top and at the same time I am dehydrating the soaked nuts and seeds that we add to our smoothies or the next round of crackers

carrot crackers on tray complete

Figure 6 Finished product!!! When applying the mixture to the dehydrator trays with the liners, spread the mixture out into a square about ½” thick and then cut into squares before drying

Dehydrate for 8-10 hours and then flip to screened tray and dehydrate for another 3-5 hours.  Make sure they are dried out completely. Crackers may be stored in an air tight container for up to a month. If you need to crisp up put back in dehydrator.

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What do you make in your dehydrator?  I’d love to hear how you enjoyed the crackers.

Enjoy the goodness of your food,

Tanya

Why eat Raw Foods?

Food that is heated to temperatures greater than 108 ○F, lose their enzymes in the process.  Enzyme depleted food can be very hard to digest and unfortunately gives very little energy to the body. Continued consumption of cooked and processed foods leaves our bodies drained of energy and vitality.

Live enzymes are essential to digestion. Enzymes are needed to break down the food we eat into a usable form for the body. Eating live raw foods leaves us feeling energetic and vibrant!

Raw foods are better quality; therefore you eat less to satisfy your nutritional needs. The heat of cooking depletes vitamins, damages proteins and fats, and destroys enzymes which benefit digestion. As your percentage of raw foods increases you feel satisfied and have more energy on smaller meals because raw food has the best balance of water, nutrients, and fiber to meet your body’s needs.  This in turn will lower the amount of money you spend on food, vitamins, pots and pans, appliances, doctor bills, drugs, and health insurance.

Eating a diet of raw foods can reverse or stop the advance of many chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancer. Remember, cooking creates free radicals, which are the major cause of cancer. When you lower the number of free radicals your cells are bombarded with, you lower your risk of cancer.

A raw food diet can protect you from acute diseases such as colds, flu, measles, etc. Raw foods maintain a healthy body and a healthy body will not become diseased.