Tag Archives: health food

Dehydrated pinto beans

We cooked loads of pinto beans this weekend. It took two shifts in the pressure cooker. Once the beans were cooked we added onions, garlic, cumin, green chiles and salt and cooked them more in the crock pot. Then we blended them with the immersion blender, and reduced the beans mix to a thick glop that we could spread it on the teflex sheets in the dehydrator. We dehydrated it over night and then put the dehydrated beans in the food processor to powder it. Ready for Paria Canyon trip in a few weeks! And it makes quick meals easy…so much more delicious to make it from scratch than get it from a can.

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Smoothie popsicles

Took at break from the great spring backyard roundup today to make homemade smoothie popsicles. I got the molds a few years ago at a discount store. I used a blender full of several bananas, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries ( picked last summer), along with young coconut and pineapple juice pulp. I used hot water poured over the frozen fruit as the liquid to blend. Filled these up and there was enough for one more smoothie for right now. To get them out of the molds when they are frozen, I just run the mold under hot water for a sec and it slides out.

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JUICES…& strawberry, young coconut, and cashew shake

We did a juice fast yesterday and then had this for breakfast today. The strawberries were getting too ripe I guess and were on clearance for 99 cents a box at the health food store. Plus the water and meat of the young coconut, and cashew nut pulp left over from making cashew milk. We put it all through the champion juicer the the blank screen on so it just pulverized it all. We mixed it with the coconut water, and…OMG, delicious!

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I didn’t get a pic of all the juices, but here are some. SO pretty!

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Lots of beets, carrots, celery, kale, garlic, ginger, and fresh tumeric in there. I find that juices are really good for me. Wish I had the picture of the pineapple coconut juice!

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