Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Granola Bars So Good They Pass as a Dessert

My wife makes the best granola bars imaginable.  To me they are like eating a dessert dish.  I am not a huge dessert guy, but these delicious granola bars are so good that I usually eat too many.  What is great is that while making the bars themselves is wonderful, you also get the added benefit of making your own granola, which you can use as a cereal or yogurt topping.  People who stopped by the store yesterday were able to sample these granola bars, and they were a big hit!  You will have to break out a few of your food storage items, and maybe even hit the grocery store, but it will be worth it.

We wanted to share these great recipes with you so you can enjoy them too:

Mix Dry Ingredients in separate bowl:

3 cups rolled oats

1 cup shredded coconut

1 cup almonds, chopped

1 cup pecans, chopped

1 cup cashew pieces, chopped

½ cup sesame seeds

½ cup sunflower seeds

¼ cup chia seeds

½ cup toasted wheat germ

 Melt over low heat:

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/3 cup butter (or coconut oil)

½ cup brown sugar

Remove above mixture from heat then add:

1 tsp. vanilla
Then pour over dry ingredient mixture, mix, then spread small amount to cover a 15x10x1 inch baking pan.  Bake in oven at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes, stirring once.

 Stir in freeze dried or dehydrated fruit

1 cup freeze dried strawberries

 Cool.  Store in air tight container in a cool place or refrigerator or use in Chewy Strawberry Granola Bar Recipe


Add to sauce pan:

½ cup packed brown sugar

½ cup butter

1/3 cup honey
In a sauce pan combine brown sugar, butter and honey.  Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

Mix together:

5 cups granola

½ cup whole wheat flour

½ cup freeze dried strawberries

Pour brown sugar mixture over granola, mix and press into buttered 11x7x1.5 inch pan.  Cool and cut into bars.

Monday, August 9, 2010

WonderMill Electric Grain Mill

Quietest and Fastest Home Use Electric Grain Mill on the Market

The WonderMill Electric Grain Mill can become an important part of your quest for healthy living.  This mill will allow you to effortlessly grind your own wheat, rice, beans, corn, barley, oats, spelt, quinoa and other grains from coarse down to pastry fine.  This mill will even grind the world's smallest grain, teff, down to a wonderful fine flour, and can also handle beans up to the size of garbanzo beans.  You are only able to grind dry, non-oily grains and beans in this mill since oily and most seeds and grains can clog the unit.  (For oily and moist grains and seeds you will need a hand grinder with stainless steel parts.)

The WonderMill Electric Grain Mill features a powerful 1250 watt motor.  The mircronizing grinders provide a smooth, even texture to your flours.  This mill is very efficient and the flour is dispensed into a removable cannister.  The unit is well designed and will help you keep your kitchen clean!

While all electric mills are somewhat loud, this unit is the quietest mill on the market.  The mill is also covered by a life-time warranty.  Please see the video review below on the WonderMill Electric Grain Mill so you can see for yourself what a wonderful mill this truly is:

Instructions on How to Use the WonderMill Electric Grain Mill

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Olive Oil of Superior Quality
Bragg Olive Oil
Bragg Organic Extra Virgin First Cold Pressed
Many individuals know Bragg by their wonderful Liquid Aminos, while others recognize Bragg as the bottler of the highest quality of olive oil out on the market.  Bragg Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is as good as it gets because it is certified organic, is extra virgin in quality and is first cold pressed.  Bragg Olive Oil comes from organically grown Kalamata olives.  This olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats and antioxidants.
Olive Oil Sealed in a Can for Maximum Shelf Life
Supremo Italiano
Supremo Italiano Extra Virgin First Cold Pressed Olive Oil
Supremo Italiano is the grower and distributor of a high quality Extra Virgin, First Cold Pressed Olive Oil.  The oil is packaged in an air tight square can, which also protects against light.  These cans last at least 18 months, but in many cases the oil can be good for 5 or more years sealed in this manner.
Try either of these oils  in this delicious Balsamic Dressing Recipe:
1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
1/2 teaspoon Real Salt
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder (Optional)
Stir together the mustard and vinegar.  Add this mixture into a jar of olive oil.  Sprinkle in the salt (and garlic powder) and stir well.  Keep unused portion refrigerated.