Monday, February 25, 2008

Lacto-Fermented Veggie Mania!

Cara and I spent the afternoon lacto-fermenting a bunch of veggies the other day. We aren't sure how they will turn out, so we will have to get back to you with the recipes of the ones that are good. We tried everything from carrots, to fennel. It was a fun day. -Priscilla
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Monday, February 18, 2008

Cara's Favorite Pancakes

My friend Sasha, who hates pancakes, LOVES this pancake recipe. You can pull out your waffle maker and make waffles the same time you are making the pancakes. I save the leftovers in the fridge and we use it instead of bread for sandwiches. I also freeze leftovers and pop one or so in the toaster oven whenever I want one.

The night before, place 3 cups of rolled oats (I get them from the bulk bin at Whole Foods) and 3 cups of plain kefir, soured raw milk, yogurt, or buttermilk in a blender. Blend on high until the oats are broken down. Leave the blender on the counter overnight.

The next morning add,
3-4 T melted coconut oil or butter
2-3 T raw honey or maple syrup
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. of baking soda
Pinch of Celtic sea salt
1 T baking powder

Blend briefly in the blender. Make pancakes. Top with raw butter and real maple syrup.

Why soak the oats? All oats and grains contain phytic acid which binds with vital nutrients and carries them out of the body before they can get absorbed. Yikes! To neutralize the phytic acid, grains must be soaked. Soaking properly involves, time, warmth, and an acid (yogurt, lemon juice, etc). These pancakes will be much more nutritious than other pancakes that have not been soaked.

Cara's Sprouted Spelt Muffins

I simply used the recipe that is on the back of the sprouted spelt flour. You can buy sprouted flour at Here is the recipe:

2 cups sprouted spelt flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
3/4 cup yogurt
2 eggs
3/4 cup maple syrup
4 Tbsp. melted butter
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine all ingredients. Bake 15 minutes - I use my stoneware muffin pan from Pampered Chef.


Saturday, February 16, 2008

Granola (yummy cereal alternative)

(Taken from "Living, Loving, and Cooking with my Daughter")

8 C Rolled oats
1/4 C Butter, melted
3/4 C melted coconut oil
1 ½ C whole yogurt or soured raw milk
2 C water
1/2 C raw honey or real maple syrup
1 t sea salt
1 t ground cinnamon
1 C coconut sprinkles or freeze dried fine coconut
2 C chopped crispy nuts
1 C raisins
4 T Ground flax seeds

Mix oats, yogurt and water together in a large bowl.
Pat down, cover with a plate and let sit covered on
kitchen counter for 24 hours. Preheat oven to 200°F.
Into the oats, mix butter, coconut oil, real maple
syrup, salt, shredded coconut, cinnamon and flax
meal. Spread thin on cookie sheets and bake for 4
hours or until dry and crisp. (alternately, put in food
dehydrator). Drizzle with honey, crispy nuts and/ or
raisins. Store in airtight container.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentines Cookies

Happy Valentines day everyone!! 2008

1 C GF All Purpose Flour (Red Mills)
½ C Quinoa Flour
1 t Xanthan Gum
1 t Baking Soda
¼ t Sea Salt
½ C Unsweetened Coco Powder
¼ C Butter
½ t GF Vanilla Extract
1 C Real Maples Syrup
½ C Coconut Flakes
1 Egg

Preheat Oven to 350ºF. Make sure butter is at room
temperature and blend wet ingredients together. In a
separate bowl stir dry ingredients together. Add wet
to dry and incorporate without over mixing. Using a
table spoon, place cookie dough onto a parchment
paper lined cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes on
middle rack. Check after 7 minutes to make sure they
are not burning. The smaller the cookie the faster it
will bake.
(Makes about 12 to fourteen cookies)
Jetta helped me make them into heart shapes and we put semisweet organic chocolate chips on top for a special treat.

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

2008 Class Schedule

Group Classes and private consulting available with Jessica Earle
Location: 2054 Quaker Way #12, Annapolis, Md 21401 (Windgate community off of Bestgate Rd.)

Upcoming Classes include:

Restoring Our Children's Health Class

Do you have a child suffering from food allergies, asthma, ADD, chronic ear infections, lactose intolerance or any other digestive ailments? With over 80% of our immune system based in our guts - come and discover how vital the digestive system is in maintaining and establishing health for you and your child. This class will share the principles of the Body Ecology Diet as well as the value of establishing a vital inner ecosystem for your child to achieve his or her greatest potential. During this class, I will demonstrate how to make young coconut kefir--a food that is critical in jump starting the process. I will also have some of the valuable fermented foods available for sale.

Class Date: Sunday March 2nd, 2:30-4:30 pm
Cost: $40
Contact: (443) 822-4667

Location: 2054 Quaker Way #12, Annapolis, Md 21401 (Windgate community off of Bestgate)

Preparing Our Bodies For Pregnancy Class

Are you thinking about conceiving a child and want to prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy? Have you been trying to conceive and are having some difficulty? With 80 % of our immune system in our guts~it is critical that we prepare our bodies for pregnancy through the foods that we eat. This class is open to anyone that desires to learn how to create a balanced and thriving inner ecosystem. Our bodies are microcosms of the earth and it is really important at this time to nourish our bodies in ways that provide our next generation with the optimal potential. Come and learn how your pregnancy can be a beautiful opportunity to cleanse~creating greater health for your body and for your children's lives. This class will use many of the principles of the Body Ecology Diet~a diet that has been found to prevent and reverse symptoms of autism in children. I will also be including the principles of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Class Date: Sunday March 2nd, 5:30-7:30 pm
Cost: $40
Contact: (443) 822-4667

Location: 2054 Quaker Way #12, Annapolis, Md 21401 (Windgate community off of Bestgate)

Healing Your Inner Ecosystem (Restore Balance To Your Inner Ecosystem Through The Healing Powers Of Fermented Foods)

Are you desiring to feel more balanced, have less cravings while
freeing up more energy for life? If so, come and discover the vast
world of fermented foods and why eating these vital foods on a
daily basis can add incredible value to your life!
In this class you will have the opportunity to sample several
different fermented foods and learn how they help to set up a
beautiful network of intelligence in your body creating a vital link
between your gut and your brain. Come and sample a variety of
easy to prepare, alive, life enhancing foods - that will change your

Class Date: Sunday March 9th, 2:30-4:30 pm
Cost: $45
Contact: (443) 822-4667,

Location: 2054 Quaker Way #12, Annapolis, Md 21401 (Windgate community off of Bestgate)
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-Advanced Fermentation (TBA)

-Healing from Candida (TBA)

-Healing your Autistic Child (TBA)

-Healing from allergies (TBA)

***Classes are $40

Contact # 443-822-4667

**Check back for updates to the schedule

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Jessica Earle

Jessica Earle is Certified Body Ecologist and has studied and applied the wisdom of traditional foods for the last decade. She is
passionate about fermented foods and their role in healing the
digestive tract. Much of her work involves helping women prepare their bodies for child birth as well assisting mothers once their babies have arrived to nurture and support their children's immune systems through eating nutrient dense, alive foods. Jessica is available for private consultations.