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Monday, June 9, 2014

Photos of The Boxed Dinner ~Mother's Day Edition ~

I hosted the first week of June with my Bestie Rebecca ! It was allot of work but allot of fun!
I Love Adore doing things like this!!
 I try to host Tea monthly ...... with Different Themes 
:)
this event was hosted in my shop.


THE MENU FOR THIS EVENT :

Tea and Boxed "Dinner"& Gift Exchange @ JoAnna's "Mother's Day Edition “

Host's : JoAnna M. & Rebecca G.
MENU
everything is gluten free , nut and peanut free, dairy free, refined sugar free and More!
(except for the Cobbler that is gluten free though! ) Everything is GMO FREE, and Organic if possible and even from My Garden!

Boxed Dinner Contains :

Ham – Roasted Potato Duck Herb-ed Egg Kish
Arugula Pesto Salad topped with Idiazabal (sheep cheese)
Chard Wraps with an Asian Dipping Sauce
Van's BBQ Chips
Fruit Salad with a Lemon Basil Dressing
1 each of JoAnna's Awesome SunButter Cups!

The Tea Table
Coffee
Tea
Lemonade
Gingersnap Spice Cookies

Lemon Vanilla Cloud Cookies
Apple Carrot Orange Citrus Spice Cake


***more photos to come from my friend Rebecca , I custom made these beautiful headbands too I dont have a photo yet.......



My Bestie Rebecca made these custom coffee cozies




 We had a small gift exchange too it was fun!! :)
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My Garden (Sneak Peak) & HERB GARDEN 2014


Here is a little Sneak Peak of my Veggie and Herb Garden ♥
A.K.A. Dubbed as " Maleficent " Garden ( hehhe my herb garden i have been told looks a bit like Maleficence's garden, Squeeeeeee ! :D
I love #Organic
#Heirloom
#GMOFREE gardening , especially with my Kiddos !!
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I used most of it for my boxed dinner event so there is not that much left lol
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Thursday, May 15, 2014

JoAnna's Fabulous Vegan Focaccia Bread

JoAnna's Fabulous Vegan Focaccia Bread

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During the Winter Months its hard not to have duck eggs ( I am currently  now Since I now have ducks , I am freezing eggs for the winter (How to freeze Eggs here a-post-about-eggs and how to freeze them )I was really missing good bread this exceeded my expectations! :D
Seriously guys this is amazing , light and fluffy and pure amazing!!! You will not be dissapointed I normally serve this with my Gluten free, Allergen free VEGAN , Nut Free Petso!! always a HUGE hit! :) (recipe for Diffrent Pesto Variations coming soon)




First do :EGG RE-PLACER
 (For Egg Re-placer use 1 Heaping tablespoon of Flax seeds or Chia Seeds (that were previously ground up in your coffee grinder, add the ground flax meal into a glass measuring cup and add 2 1/2 TAB of VERY WARM water, let sit for 10 min give or take till it gums up - walla vegan eggs lol :)  or you can USE Energy-Foods Brand Egg Re placer.



Second
Proof your YEAST :
2/3 cup of (filtered water ) Warm about 110degrees. 1 tab of  Active Dry Yeast

2 Tab of Honey

3RD Mix Dry Ingredients in a Bowl
1/2 cup millet flour ( or u can use Teff)
1/4 Cup Sorghum Flour
1/4 cup Tapioca Flour
1/4 cup Arrowroot

5 tab of oatmeal flour
1 tsp of xanthum gum

1/2 tsp of sea salt
1 Tab of Honey or Stevia in the raw to add a bit more touch of sweetness (your preference) .
1 1/2 tsp of Cream of Tartar
1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of baking soda

1 tsp of Garlic Powder - more if u wish
1 tsp of Onion Powder- more if u wish
1 tab of dried chives

Using your Mixer of Choice  I have a Kitchen Aid , Combine wet ingredients into Mixer, slowly add in MIXED dry ingredients , Mix on medium speed for 3 min.


{{Mince Fresh Rosemary}}
also u can top with thinly sliced fresh tomato before baking :D

Grease a 8x8 with coconut or earth balance , Place parchment paper in the pan and then grease over the parchment. Sprinkle a bit of Oat grits (coarsely ground gluten free oats - optional)
 Add the Batter to the Prepared pan and spead evenly , Use a WET spatula to even the top 
(may have to dip the spatula in water a few times to achieve this.  Sprinkle with Fresh Rosemary and Sea Salt.
 Let rise in a Dry Warm place for 45 min.

Place in a 400 degree Oven, 6 min into baking time , drizzle a tab or so of organic extra virgin coconut oil or olive oil over the top of the bread, continue baking until golden brown and the toothpick comes out clean.
rough estimate is 34 to  45min baking time. but the toothpick test always works best me thinks :)
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JoAnna's Vegan French Banquettes (or French Bread)

JoAnna's Banquettes ( French Bread)



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*Oatmeal grits (or cornmeal grits) for Loaf pan. and top of loaf.

First do your Egg Re-placer:
4  1/2 Tablespoons of ground flax or chia seeds. Place in 1/2 cup of warm water, set aside to Gum up about 6 min.


Next "Proof Your Yeast"
1 cup or Warm water (Filtered) ,(110 degrees a bout's)
2 Tab of Honey , then add 2 tsp of Active Dry Yeast .
Set Aside for 8 min or until it doubles in size and Proofs :)


1 1/2 Cups + 7 Tab  of Sorghum Flour
1/2 Cup Millet Flour
1 Cup Tapioca Flour ( or Arrowroot Starch I found the bread MORE fluffier using Arrowroot) ;)

1 tbsp of xanthum gum
1 1/2 tsp of sea salt
1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
1 1/2 tsp of garlic powder (more if u wish, OPTIONAL)
1 1/2 tsp of Onion power (Optional) - more if u wish.
1 Tab of Italian Seasoning

2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
1 tsp of Raw apple cider vinegar
1 cup of Water (filtered)
Melted Earth balance or Coconut oil .
Minced Fresh Rosemary
Sea Salt

Grease your French or Banquette Pan I have this one.
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so grease this with oil of choice take your "grits of choice" see above.
do not line your pan with foil , there are holes in the pan for a reason ;)

Mix your dry Ingredients in a bowl, set aside.
In your Mixer, add WET ingredients , then  add dry ingredients, Mix on Medium speed for about 4 min.

Carefully scoop out dough I use a big Ice Cream Scoop and Scoop onto the pans .
Coat the Top of the Loaves with Melted earth balance or coconut oil , sprinkle with freshly minced rosemary and sprinkle with sea salt and a few more grits.

let rise in a dry WARM place for 30 min (until it doubles in size)
Bake for about 26-30 min In a 400 degree oven , or until toothpick inserted comes out clean!!

ENJOY!!! :D


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gardeing and Tea Parties and friends April 23rd 2014

Taken last year :)
Back From manuring more beds and I got more plants and seeds planted! Country Aire Natural Foods Market
had there ORGANIC STARTERS 75% off last sat !!! I got Chinese Cabbage and Cauliflower and Broccoli and some leeks!! and those were the ones i did not have seeds for !! God is good! so i got a set (of 6 organic plants for 95cents for each group of 6!!
So I got all those Planted , Planted Organic Rainbow Chard seeds and Organic Spinach!!! I am so excited this seriously has been the biggest garden i have had in a long time due to health !!!:D
I still have so much more to do but it is all coming along so well and the BEETS AND DILL I planted from seed are up!

Well *sigh* I must try to clean and I have more to do , I am having some friends over tonight for tea and a movie . I have no camera ppl , I am so devastated!!! not to be able to take pics of the kids , gardening, food and such not! *sigh*

Hope you all are staying well and healthy!! TA TA! TALK TO U SOON! :)
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

JoAnna 's Gluten Free VEGAN Chocolate Chip Cookies these are amazing!

So I finally did it 3 times the charm!! :D hahah
GOT the Vegan choc chip cookies just right!! :) and yes of course they are absolutely delicious! AND THEY CAME OUT PERFECT AND PERFECTLY FORMED !


So enjoy and bake away my friends ! If making these things VEGAN MAKE SURE YOUR INGREDIENTS ARE VEGAN. IF MAKING THESE DUE TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE DAIRY AND GLUTEN AND EGG FREE AND NUT FREE MAKE SURE YOUR INGREDIENTS ARE !


JoAnna's Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies  ( with Optional dried fruit added.(PHOTO COMING SOON!!)  STILL DONT HAVE A CAMERA
First take 2 table spoons of ground Flax seeds meal, ( to make this add whole flax seeds to a coffee grinder or blender and grind/blend)
and add 4 tab of warm water let set for at least 5 min till it gums up.

1 Cup Earth balance or Coconut Oil
3/4 Cup of Zevia in the raw ( or Xylitol or coconut sugar)
1/2Cup Maple Syrup
(or if u are NOT vegan but making these because they are egg free, then u can do 1/2 cup honey , 1/2 cup maple syrup)
1 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powered
1 tsp of baking soda
2 tsp of Vanilla extract
1 Cup Sorghum Flour
3/4 Cup of Teff Flour
1/2 cup Tapioca starch ( or arrowroot)
1/2 tsp of Guar Gum ( or xanthum gum)
1 Cup of Rasins - optional or chopped up dates or any other dried fruit i wish
1 cup of Vegan Chocolate Chips  ( I USE Enjoy Life)

Preheat Oven to 375 Degrees F.

Cream the butter substitue and sweeteners in your mixer , add the gummed flax, till incoporated , then slowly add in the DRY mixture, then spatula in the chocolate chips. You want the dough when you take the mixer attachment out to not drip off the attachment .

Place on cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone slipmate.
Bake for 10 min or until the cookies are golden brown and the toothpick comes out clean.






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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

JoAnna's Gluten Free Challah Bread ( Non Braided)

HAPPY EASTER!!!
 Easter is upon us and no meal would be complete without gluten free, delicious challah bread!! ( nut and peanut and chicken egg free & more) !
I hope to try a "Braided Version" But not sure with my incredibly busy week If I will be able to do that, I actually just got done teaching a great gal how to bake gluten free, and make my AMAZING Nut free, Dairy Free VEGAN Pesto!
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Challah Bread

Gluten free, nut free, chicken egg free, buckwheat free and more!

1 cup of sweet brown rice flour
½ cup of millet
½ cup of Oat Flour ( gluten free, I just make my own by taking Bob's Red Mill Gluten free Oats , put in your blender or coffee grinder and WALLA FLOUR!

1 tab ½ of Dry yeast (PROOF)
1 ½ cups of WARM WATER
1 TAB OF HONEY for the water ^^
1 and ½ cups of Tapioca Flour
¼ cups of Arrowroot
1 TSP OF Xanthum Gum
1 tsp of salt
4 Tablespoons of  Honey
1 tst of Vanilla extract
3duck eggs + I yolk or 4 chicken eggs with 1 Yolk.

It will look like cake batter once beaten all together for 3 min.

Place in "Bunt Cake Pan" or whatever Shape u want it and let rise in a dry warm spot for 45min. (cover with oiled saran wrap   )

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bake for 45 min , in a pre-heated oven.
Finished when tooth pick comes out clean and if the top seems to be getting too dark , cover lightly with foil near the end of the bake. :)

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2009-2014 JoAnna L McGarvie